Alpine Lunatics in the Metaverse!

Or, Monsters in Gucci, or Welcome to the WEF’s Global Collaboration Village

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There is a real Swiss town called Davos. In this real Swiss town, a lot of lunatics with more money than they know what to do with gather once a year, protected from the rabble at the gate by an army of security guards.

There, they wax eloquent about what they’re going to do to make the rabble’s lives better in the coming year—even though the rabble don’t deserve it. In fact, the worry is growing that, given the chance, the ungrateful wretches might tear their benefactors’ arms and legs limb-from-limb.

I mean, what could the elite have ever done to deserve that?

The WEF’s exclusive gathering has been going on for a long time—over 50 years—and each year attendees moan about how everything is getting worse but not to fear, they have the solutions! If only they had more money! Really, this time it’s true, all that’s stopping them is a bigger pot of gold in their Swiss and offshore bank accounts.

You might be forgiven for calling these jetsetters lunatics, seeing as how they live in a totally make-believe world in their own minds. Well, that world is about to get even more delusional.

Welcome to the WEF’s Global Collaboration Village.

You think the elite are having a blast running around Davos? Just wait until they start meeting in their magnificent virtual village, powered up by an exciting new collaboration with Microsoft.

People are saying the fact that so many government officials skipped Davos this year means it’s becoming irrelevant. Not so according to the powerful CEOs in attendance. Richard Edelman, CEO of PR firm Edelman, told a crowd of clones—I mean other business leaders—that “companies are standing into the void left by government. And there’s a real distrust of government because of the pandemic. People don’t believe experts, they don’t believe government officials, and therefore, we have a void.

Mega-companies filling that void? A company newsletter is more trusted than mainstream media,” says Edelman.

Seriously? Which companies is he talking about? Maybe Nestle the biggest food company in the world and also one of the most hated, thanks to a long history of “child labor, unethical promotion, manipulating uneducated mothers, pollution, price fixing and mislabeling.

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