Neil Cavuto Interview

GLENN: Neil?

CAVUTO: How are you?

GLENN: If you wrote an e-mail to me and you said, Glenn, I want to credit you for my success and then I saw you on Stephen Colbert's show and you said, Stephen, I just have to credit you for my success, should I release the e-mail with you saying that to me?

CAVUTO: I would never say it in an e-mail to you. I would tell you it in the hopes that you weren't recording the conversation and then telling Colbert the same thing.



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GLENN: How are you, Neil?

CAVUTO: Good, how are you, my friend?

GLENN: I'm very good. Thank you for having me on the program last night.

CAVUTO: You were great.

GLENN: I know, it's a cross I bear.

CAVUTO: Do you have a book out, by the way?

GLENN: I've heard that.

CAVUTO: Yes, yes.

GLENN: Actually, you know, Neil was very nice yesterday. He brought me onto the Fox Business and, you know, he wanted to talk butt and so we talked about my butt quite a bit and it was disturbing, Neil, it was.

CAVUTO: Well, our crew got into it. But it was very fun having you on. You are a very honest, regular guy. A lot of people -- you know they were surprised at that? After you came on, they were actually surprised.

GLENN: Who was surprised?

CAVUTO: Everybody. They said he seems like a really nice guy, nothing at all like you are on the air.

GLENN: They go over to Fox and they think I'm a three-headed monster? I mean, what is that?

CAVUTO: It was very enjoyable. Thanks for coming.

GLENN: I don't think this is going well. It's really not going well.

Neil, I wanted to bring you on because yesterday I was bumped for about five minutes and I patiently waited. But I was bumped because something going on with the economy and Countrywide with Banc of America, you and I disagree, I think, with what's coming down the pike on this economy and I wanted to get your opinion on it. I'd like you to talk me down from the suicide tree. As I'm looking at the Drudge Report today you have a report coming out now that says American Express had a huge spike in December of people not paying their bills, mainly in California and Florida. You have Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, possibly another writedown. Merrill Lynch is talking about, what is it, $29 billion total in their possible writedown. You've got Bernanke coming out and saying that he is going to have a significant rate cut. How does anyone deny that what we're facing here is huge?

CAVUTO: Well, my view and I've said this on the show and all, I believe this is the year we do head into a recession and I think that things at the very least are going to slow down markedly and we're seeing evidence of that. But I also hasten to add that what we're watching is something that is cyclical. In other words, not to dismiss going into recession but we haven't had one now in, what, more than six years and we're due. We're due. The last recession was fairly shallow. The recession before that was fairly shallow, nothing like what we experienced in the late Seventies. So there is a difference between the type of the recession I'm talking about and the environment I'm talking about.

I'm also well aware of the fact that overall going into this slowdown we had some pretty good numbers. 5% unemployment is what used to be considered low unemployment, yet when it was reported by the New York Times you would think it was 50% unemployment.

GLENN: I know.

CAVUTO: Fact of the matter is it's not that bad. So we're going into this slowdown from very, very high levels.

GLENN: But Neil, here's -- and help me understand this.

CAVUTO: Sure.

GLENN: Because I really want to be wrong on this. But I try to make it, look, this is what you do for a living; it's not what I do for a living. So I look at the economy as my house, all right? If my house was about to be graded down for a credit rating which means I'm going to have a harder time getting money, which the other story in financial news today is that the United States in the next ten years may lose its good credit rating because we look like we're bad credit now, and we are, if I can't get good credit, if I borrowed far more money than I could ever, ever pay back, no matter what kind of job I can get, I can't pay it back, the job that I do have, what keeps money strangely rolling into my house is the fact that I spend money, once I realize I can't spend money, then I can no longer make money, then I can no longer pay my bill and the whole thing falls apart. How does this not fall apart? Our GDP, 70% of it is not what it was in the 1970s. We're not making the cars, we're not making steel, we're not doing these things. We're spending money.

CAVUTO: Well, all of that is correct. Everything you just said is correct. And this is the year for the election. It's housing. It's the state of housing because a lot of people's sense of worth, financial strength, is in the worth of that home. And if that home is declined in value and people see that their neighbors are having a difficult time selling similar homes, then they will feel the psychological effect. There is no denying that. More than the stock market, more than you getting a 401k that looks good or a mutual fund statement that looks good or bad, it's this notion of the value of your home that most hits people. And you are right, a lot of people are getting a sense that things are not looking good for their house.

GLENN: Well, wait, wait. But at the same time, I mean, I know you saw the article that came out or the story that came out a couple of days ago that our credit is going through the roof again. There was a huge boom of people going out and buying on credit, people that cannot afford it. Nobody is stopping the cycle.

CAVUTO: But the way it reads that credit is that that credit's not being paid back. So you get reports that Visa and MasterCard and some of these others have had a big spike in usage. That's assuming that people are not either paying that back or they are just paying the minimum and there are indications from the credit card companies that that is simply not the case.

Now, I am not dismissing the problems that are acute in some of these once hot real estate areas where not so incidentally we're having some of these credit card problems as well, but it is not, it is not as bad as it's been reported. Having said all of that, Glenn, what I do see is a slowdown. What I do see is a recession. What I do see is a bear market but these are cyclical things in nature that can be made worse by increasing taxes and overregulating or made shallow by keeping taxes low and easing up on the regulation. That's our choice. It's slow, there's no denying it. We can compound the problem by adding insult to injury and overregulating this and taxing this or we can step back, let things sort of take their course, let outside individual buyers decide as Banc of America did with Countrywide that, look, it has gotten low enough and cheap enough that we're interested in buying it, albeit for selfish interests, and then let the market play through that. The government interfering, politicians interfering, politicians and bureaucrats regulating and taxing isn't the prescription for this. So I think what will happen is a classic case where the cure ends up being worse than the disease.

GLENN: Well, that's what it always is. I mean, that's why I've been beating the drum on "The Forgotten Man" for Amity Shlaes for I don't know how long, since that book came out. Read history, man. We're about to repeat it because of our stupid politicians.

All right, let me ask you two questions. First one is on the Fed. A dramatic cut, wouldn't that just encourage people to go out and borrow more money again? Doesn't that just pour more fuel onto the fire? Doesn't that drive the dollar down even further?

CAVUTO: Well, I take the opposite view on that, Glenn. Here's why. A dramatic cut by the Federal Reserve is the Fed's way of saying, hey, guys, we're in deep doo doo and we're worried about it, and I think these days, as with all the other prior cuts we've seen from the Federal Reserve, we've seen no responding retail pickup after these cuts. In other words, people are looking at these as a sign that maybe things really are slowing down and they really kind of wait not only for the price of things to go down at stores but at homes as well. And they also wait for the cost for borrowing to get those homes to go down. So they see another 1/2 point cut or whatever it will be, they are going to wait it out, assuming that not only will the value and the price of these homes on the market go down but why should I rush it because it looks like a federal reserve is cutting interest rates. So we'll hold off until it looks like they're done. People are very smart, and they have a history of doing things this way. So I'm not in the camp that people willy-nilly are spending like drunken sailors when rates get low. The danger is by the lower rates you give the banks and the credit agencies that kind of got themselves into a pickle with this, you essentially, you know, give them more nicotine for the nicotine fix they are trying to get off of. But that's okay.

GLENN: I get a lot of mail from people who yell at me who say, A, we're not headed for a recession because I've been saying it for a while. And then the other is stop telling people to stop spending money and paying off their debt; that doesn't help the economy and, you know, I mean, I've got a minuscule audience. I'm not going to affect the United States economy if my listeners went out there and stopped spending money.

CAVUTO: Well, you are the reason. We would not be facing this situation if you would just shut up.

GLENN: I know that. What I'm saying -- I mean, what I want to ask from you is isn't that --

CAVUTO: When you got out of that hospital, the first thing you said is sell everything. I think that's inappropriate.

GLENN: Sell. Let me ask, let me ask you, Neil Cavuto, isn't the best advice for individuals to get out of debt -- I mean not your house but I mean, get out of debt, get this crippling credit card, spend within your means and if you -- for me, I mean, the latest kick I'm on, if you want to go out and buy something, buy dry goods. Go buy some things that are going to be hit by inflation if the dollar starts to fall. Go out and buy some shoes for next year for your kids that you know you're going to need. In case nothing happens, well, then nothing happens. If something does happen, you just bought that coat on sale this year for next year and your dollar is still -- you're buying more of that coat today than you will in a year from now.

CAVUTO: It's not that bad but I think anytime you try to get your own balance sheets in order, whether you are a corporation or just, you know, a mom or dad, it's always wise. But I think it's important to point out here that Americans are not in as financially bad shape as they have been painted to be. When we get these indications or these figures that say we don't say very much or anything, those figures leave out, you know, 401k and mutual fund investments. They leave out bonuses that not everybody but some people get. I'm not saying that that negates this whole savings issue but it proves that things are not as bad as we've been told they are. Now, having said all of that, obviously the spending, you know, fury over the last ten years or so is spending down and that's only natural. But I don't believe that the best advice here is to hunker down and just, you know, sit in a room and not buy anything. I think that you buy vital goods. And what survives in times like these and the reason that --

GLENN: Vital goods.

CAVUTO: Drug stocks do well because, I don't know whether you're depressed and people need drugs. And food. Because if you are depressed, you eat. So I think that those are staples that do well.

GLENN: Neil, I don't know if you have time to hang on. I've got to take a network break here. Do you have to him to hang on? I just want to ask you politically. Do you have time or not?

CAVUTO: Absolutely

GLENN: We'll be back with Neil in just a second.

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CAVUTO: Yes.

GLENN: Okay, I'm going to put you on the spot. I don't even know if you'll answer these questions. Do you answer political questions honestly?

CAVUTO: I'm very --

GLENN: All right, here's the question. Candidate that would be worst for the economy that has a chance of winning and the candidate that would be the best for the economy that has a chance of winning.

CAVUTO: Well, I hate to be coy with you but any candidate supporting raising taxes in these environment, I don't care where they are in the polls, is not a good strategy, not a good policy.

GLENN: They are all saying, on the left every single one is saying that.

CAVUTO: All right. So I'll leave it at that. Now, anyone, anyone, Glenn, not only keeping the tax cuts in place but entertaining cutting them some more because they know that it will create more revenues and promise at the same time to do what should be done every time you cut taxes, cut spending as well will be --

GLENN: But see Rudy Giuliani, did you see Giuliani's tax cut?

CAVUTO: Absolutely.

GLENN: He says the biggest tax cut ever in the United States.

CAVUTO: If he gets his way, that one would be. But the one thing, and I had him on talking about this is he's got to accompany with that, if he does, this plan to cut the spending as well.

GLENN: And what did he say on the spending? Do you believe him? Did you look him in the eye?

CAVUTO: Well, I do. I believe him but as Ronald Reagan proved and as this President proved, you know, a President proposes and congress disposes. I don't care whether it's a friendly party or not a friendly one. They can't control themselves. It's like me in a bakeshop. You know, you tell me one eclair and I leave with the entire cannoli.

GLENN: All right, leave the gun, take the cannoli. Neil Cavuto from the Fox Business Channel. We'll talk again, my friend.

Tapping the brakes on transgenderism in 2023

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2022 was the year of the emperor’s new clothes—where we were supposed to pretend that someone like Lia Thomas is a woman, legitimately beating actual women in swimming competitions. This carpet-bombing of common sense won’t be letting up anytime soon. Just before the New Year, the World Boxing Council announced that it’s going to create a separate category for transgender boxers. The WBC president said:

we are doing this because of safety and inclusion. We have been the leaders in rules for women’s boxing—so the dangers of a man fighting a woman will never happen because of what we are going to put in place.

After all the insanity you’ve been told to accept about transgender athletes in recent years, his statement is remarkable. He’s admitting what common sense people have been saying all along—that trans athletes identifying as women still carry natural physical advantages (from the fact that they’re actually male), and that those natural advantages could endanger biological women.

Trans athletes identifying as women still carry natural physical advantages.

The WBC president went on to say:

In boxing, a man fighting a woman must never be accepted regardless of gender change. There should be no gray area around this, and we want to go into it with transparency and the correct decisions. Woman to man or man to woman transgender change will never be allowed to fight a different gender by birth.

Maybe the WBC is on to something here. Maybe the only way to solve the stupidity of letting biological males play female sports is to create a separate transgender category in every sport. That would make competition fair again. However, the trans agenda will never accept this because it doesn’t validate their transition—in fact, it admits that these are not authentically female athletes.

There is some rare, good news on this front. In late December, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted to uphold a Florida school-board policy that requires transgender students to use the bathroom of their biological sex. Of course, the Left won’t accept this, so this case will probably go to the Supreme Court sooner than later. You’re supposed to always believe the science, except when it comes to your own body parts.

You’re supposed to always believe the science, except when it comes to your own body parts.

And by the way, if the Left truly cared about unbiased science as it pertains to transgenderism, they’d listen to their favorite European country, Sweden. Sweden’s national board of health recently updated its guidelines on treating children with gender dysphoria. Unlike the Biden administration and the U.S. medical establishment right now, Sweden’s new emphasis is caution:

the scientific data is INSUFFICIENT to assess the effects of puberty-inhibiting and gender-sensitive hormone therapy of children and young people.

The Swedish guidelines also mention the prevalence of de-transition cases as another reason for tapping the brakes on sex-change surgeries for children.

Common sense apparently does still exist, even in places like Sweden. If only America would listen.

Glenn wants to dive deep into different philosophical topics this year. As CRT and woke curricula are demonizing the "western tradition," it is vitally important that we preserve the tradition that gave birth our nation and gives context to the culture we live in today. Here are the top 11 books to give you a crash course in the western philosophic tradition. If you don't have the time to read them, you can find an overview to each of the books below!

1. Plato's Republic

The first titan of Greek philosophy, Plato articulated the set of questions that would drive the future western philosophical tradition. The pre-eminent question among Greek philosophers was "what is the thing that explains everything." In philosophical lingo, this question is framed as "what is the logos or the good." Plato argued that reality could be explained in terms of the "forms." For example, when you see multiple examples of a "courageous" act, then, Plato would argue, there is such a thing as "courage." The form of "the good" is the form that gives meaning to all of reality. Humans use their rational minds to contemplate what is good and then align their desires to "the good" in order to pursue it.

2. Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

The second titan of Greek philosophy was none other than Aristotle, who was a student of Plato. Aristotle deviated from his teacher's claims about "forms" and instead argued that every single thing has a purpose, a telos. For example, the telos of a chair is to provide a place for someone to sit. In the same way that a chair's purpose is to provide a place for someone to sit, Aristotle argues that the telos of human beings is to pursue happiness.

In the first page of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle claims that every action is done for the sake of pursuing happiness, although, all too often, our actions are misplaced. We often pursue things we believe will make us happy when, in reality, they are fleeting, momentary pleasures that result in despair, heartbreak, or pain. Rather than conforming the world around us to fit our momentary desires, Aristotle argues that we achieve happiness by understanding the nature of the world around us and how we fit into it by actively cultivating virtues in order to make our soul "fit to be happy." Work and action, therefore, are not mere moral "to-do lists," but rather bring us fulfillment.

3. Augustine's City of God

If Plato is the first titan of ancient philosophy, then Augustine is the first titan of medieval philosophy. Medieval philosophy begins with the re-discovery of ancient philosophical texts that had been lost throughout the Roman Empire. As Christianity had taken root and spread across the western world, medieval philosophy integrated these newly-discovered texts into Christian theology. Augustine is the pre-eminent medieval Neo-platonic philosopher, incorporating Plato's philosophy into Christian theology.

Augustine claimed that God himself is the ultimate "form" or "the good" from which all of reality derives its meaning and existence. A thing is "good" insofar as it coalesces with the way God intended it to be. When a thing stays away from God's intention, it is "not good." From this, we get the Augustinian definition of "evil" as a "privation" or "absence of goodness," which ultimately corresponds to God's nature and character.

4. Aquinas' Summa Theologica

Just as Augustine incorporated Plato's philosophy into Christian theology, the second medieval titan, Thomas Aquinas, incorporated Aristotelian philosophy into Christian theology. Building from Aristotle, Aquinas argues that Christ is our happiness, the longing of every human heart and the object of every human action. Though we may think we are pursuing happiness outside of Christ, our this pursuit is misplaced and will result in fleeting pleasure and pain. True happiness and fulfillment, Aquinas argues, is found in Christ himself and the pursuit of his nature.

**Note: Aquinas' Summa is one of the largest works ever written and contains arguments about many different subjects--there are concise versions that will save you a lot of time!

5. Francis Bacon's Novem Organum

If medieval philosophy is defined by the incorporation of ancient philosophy into orthodox Christian theology, then the Enlightenment is defined as the rejection of both. English philosopher Francis Bacon kicked off the Enlightenment with a total rejection of the Aristotelian view of reality. The title of his book, the Novum Organum, or "the new order," is a deliberate tease of Aristotle's Organon, or "the order of things." Bacon's "new order" purports that, contrary to Aristotle, there is no inherent "nature" or "purpose" in reality. Rather, reality is something that we can conquer by means of knowledge and force, dissecting nature to its fundamental parts and reconstructing it into what we want. Bacon is considered the father of the scientific method, creating a testable means through which we can understand, break down and re-construct nature.

6. Descartes' Discourse on Method

Descartes is best known for his famous assertion, cogito ergo sum, or "I think, therefore, I am." In Discourse on Method, Descartes embarks on a rigorous endeavor to doubt anything that can be doubted. He postulates that all of reality can be doubted; however, the one thing that cannot be doubted, he concludes, is that there must be someonewho is doubting. Though we may think that we are in the matrix, we are thinking, therefore, we must exist.

Descartes's rigorous skepticism introduced a brand-new burden of truth. In order for something to be true, it must be beyond all reasonable doubt. Many continue to use Descartes' skepticism as a way to challenge religious belief. According to these modern-day skeptics, unless you can prove that God exists beyond any reasonable doubt, there is no way to actually know whether he exists. The severing of knowledge and faith is often attributed to Descartes.

7. David Hume's Treatise on Human Nature

Scottish philosopher David Hume took aim at both Plato and Aristotle. One of his most famous and consequential claims about human nature is, "reason is and always ought to be slave of the passions." This took direct aim at Plato's view of human nature. Plato argued that our reason or "rationality" should always rule our passions so that we will desire what is good. Hume flips this on its head, claiming that our reason is helplessly enslaved to our passions and will inevitably justify what we will already want. From this, Hume introduced a new articulation of moral relativism, claiming that humans are not able to choose between what is good and what is evil, but rather will choose what they want over what they don't.

8. Kant's Contemplation on the Metaphysics of Morals

Hume's moral relativism sparked panic within German philosopher Immanuel Kant. If we will inevitably do what we desire, how can we ever choose to do something good and moral for its own sake? We must, according to Kant, separate morality completely from the passions if it's to be saved. Kant, therefore, argues that duty is the highest good that man can aspire to. We do the right thing, not because we want to--on the contrary, we do the "right thing" because it's our duty to do so, especially when we don't want to. This breaks away from the Aristotelian notion that our happiness is inextricably intertwined with the pursuit of "the good."

9. Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil

Nietzsche wasn't convinced by either Hume or Kant's efforts to retain some semblance of civility or relativistic moral standard. According to Nietzsche, if there is no such thing as transcendent morality, then "moral maxims" are reduced to meaningless words purported by the people in power. Morality, therefore, becomes a game of persuasion at best, coercion and force at worst. People are reduced to winners and losers, opressors and victims, and whoever comes out on top gets to impose their desired view of the world on the losers. Therefore, the goal of the individual is to cultivate the "will to power," to become the powerful "ubermensch" or "superhuman," or else you will be reduced to a victim susceptible to other people's coercion and oppression.

10. C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man

After the Enlightenment ends in a grand, destructive finale with Nietzsche, Christian philosophers in the 20th century attempt to pick up the pieces and resurrect the ancient and medieval philosophies that had been cast to the side. In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis famously laments that mankind has become "men without chests." This is a direct reference to Plato's view of human nature--there is nothing linking our mind to our heart. Intellectually, we have dissected all of reality into its individual bits, stripping it of its holistic beauty, while also succumbing to our whims and passions with no notion of a transcendent moral law. Lewis calls for the re-marriage of our minds and our hearts, so that we will not only pursue what is good, but moreover, we will desire to do so.

11. Alasdair McIntyre's After Virtue

The latter part of the 20th century saw the resurgence of Aristotelian ethics after being largely dismissed over the past 400 years during the Enlightenment. Scottish Catholic philosopher Alasdair McIntyre was and continues to be one of the foremost leaders of this movement. In his magnum opus, After Virtue, McIntyre takes aim at the entire Enlightenment project itself and shows how it ultimately fails by its own standards. If reality is a mere power dynamic, as Nietzsche argues, and if morality is an act of persuasion and passion, as Hume purports, then we have no reason to take their views seriously. If all of reality is relative, then the statement "reality is relative" is itself relative. It becomes victim of the self-refutation of its own standards. Transcendent morality, he argues, must exist, because there must be some standard by which we judge reality and can say with determination, "this is good" and "this is evil."

The Biden Admin EXPANDED abortion access because they DON'T believe in the Constitution

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This month has already produced an extreme example of why we need a functional and more conservative Congress in order for America to have a chance at moving forward—because the Left does not believe in the Constitution.

Sure, if you confronted a Democrat in Congress, they would probably claim some sort of allegiance to the Constitution—but as a practical matter, they do not believe in it.

Instead, the Left has put all of their eggs in the basket of the executive branch. Why? Because it has the furthest reach through all the various departments, and it can move the fastest—in short, because it’s the most dictatorial. It only takes a department head to write a new memo, or even better, the President to sign a new executive order to carry the force of law.

The Left has put all of their eggs in the basket of the executive branch.

Do you recall any of the Left’s favorite Supreme Court decisions over the years—something like gay marriage for example—and how Republicans immediately tried to subvert it, using the executive branch to try to nullify the decision? Yeah, that never happened. But that is exactly what Democrats have done in recent weeks to expand abortion access.

Democrats only consider the Supreme Court legitimate when they approve of the decisions. When the miraculous overturning of Roe v. Wade happened last summer, President Biden called it “a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the Supreme Court.”

Democrats only consider the Supreme Court legitimate when they approve of the decisions.

Recently the FDA approved local pharmacies to issue abortion pills. For the first 20 years after these pills were developed, they were not treated like typical prescription drugs. They had to be dispensed in-person by a doctor. That in-person requirement is now gone.

Keep in mind that the Left’s go-to line is that abortion is always about the health and safety of women, yet a 2021 peer-reviewed study found that chemical abortions have a complication rate four times greater than surgical abortions. Between 2002 and 2015, the rate of abortion-related ER visits following use of the abortion pills increased by 507 percent.

Chemical abortions have a complication rate four times greater than surgical abortions.

And now the Biden administration is making these less-safe abortions much more accessible. Thanks to the FDA’s rule change, Walgreens and CVS have already agreed to dispense abortion pills in states where abortion is legal—effectively turning these stores into new abortion clinics.

As for states that have abortion bans, "Team Biden" announced a new way around those too. Three weeks ago, the Justice Department issued a legal opinion that the U.S. Postal Service is allowed to deliver abortion pills anywhere, even in places where abortion is illegal. What’s their rationale? That the sender cannot know for sure whether the recipient will use the pills illegally or not. So it’s totally okay.

The U.S. Postal Service is allowed to deliver abortion pills anywhere, even in places where abortion is illegal.

Georgetown Law professor Lawrence Gostin told the Washington Post that this Justice Department opinion is “a major expansion of abortion access in the United States.”

So, to recap—the Biden administration has used the FDA, the Justice Department, and the Post Office, which all fall under the executive branch, to provide an end-run around the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson decision.

Expanding abortion was easy—simple policy tweaks and declarations that carry the force of law without an ounce of input from actual lawmakers in Congress—all because it comes from the grotesque, bloated, apparently pro-death executive branch.

Glenn is one of the most outspoken critics of the World Economic Forum and their vision to use crises to reconstruct the world order known as The Great Reset. The recent WEF summit in Davos confirms what Glenn has long warned about: globalist elites seek to upend our democracy, freedoms, and way of life to achieve their utopian climate goals. Here are 15 quotes from the 2023 Davos Summit, revealing their true intentions in their own words:

1. Saving the planet

When you hear the word, "Davos," the first thought that should pop into your mind is an elite group getting together to save the world from imminent climate disaster... at least they think of themselves that way. According to John Kerry:

I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about saving the planet.

2. Private jets

What most people think when they hear the word "Davos" is a group of global elites flying in on private jets to talk about climate change... and yes, John Kerry does own a private jet, no matter how many times he denies it:

I fly commercial [...] Exclusively.

3. Global Collaboration Village

You always hear some weird, dystopian projects coming out of WEF, like "The Global Collaboration Village," a new metaverse community aimed at strengthening "global cooperation." It sounds like the next installment of Brave New World. According to Klaus Schwab, Founder and President of the WEF:

The Global Collaboration Village is the pioneering effort to use the metaverse for public good, to create global cooperation and to strengthen global cooperation in the metaverse or using metaverse technologies. For me, it's a dream coming true because the village allows the Forum to create a more larger and open platform where everybody can participate.

4. Climate revolution

However, the core theme throughout WEF summits is the immediate need for a climate revolution and how businesses are selfishly blocking the revolution because they want to make an extra buck. Here's how John Kerry summed up the sentiment:

How do we get there? The lesson I have learned in the last years [...] is money, money, money, money, money, money, money.

5. Do or die

This often turns into alarmist language, like having to choose between wealth and our planet's survival... Joyeeta Gupta, Professor of Environment and Development in the Global South at University of Amsterdam, said it eloquently:

If we do the minimum at this pivotable moment in our history, then we and our children – even if we are rich – will live in the danger zone. But if we – business people, governments, citizens, cities – take action today, then we and our children will have a future worth looking forward to.

6. Colossal risks

Potsdam Institute's director Johan Rockström, used similar language, claiming we are "taking colossal risks with the future of civilization":

We are taking colossal risks with the future of civilization on Earth, we are degrading the life support systems that we all depend on, we are actually pushing the entire Earth system to a point of destabilization, pushing Earth outside of the state that has supported civilization since we left the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

7. Rain bombs

"Colossal risks" like... rain bombs? We didn't make that up. Ask Al Gore:

That’s what’s boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs.

Courtesy of the World Economic Forum

8. Survival comes down to this

How do we secure our survival? According to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, we have to "end our addiction to fossil fuels." This entails wiping out our entire energy industry, displacing millions of workers, and relying on global governments to usher in a new green industry. In his words:

So, we need to act together to close the emissions gap, and that means to phase out progressively coal and supercharge the renewable revolution, to end the addiction to fossil fuels, and to stop our self-defeating war on nature.

9. Complete transformation

It isn't hyperbolic to argue that the globalist climate goals will completely transform the world economy. Even EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen admitted:

The net-zero transformation is already causing huge industrial, economic and geopolitical shifts – by far the quickest and the most pronounced in our lifetime. It is changing the nature of work and the shape of our industry.

10. Scientific necessity

Of course, to bring about this "net-zero" transformation, we will have to override small, "political expediencies" like democracy to do what is "scientifically necessary." According to Zurich Insurance Group’s head of sustainability risk John Scott:

We’re living in a world right now where what’s scientifically necessary, and what is politically expedient don’t match.

11. Illegal hate speech

Doing away with "political expediencies" would also require the censorship of dissent, which would likely manifest in hate-speech laws. When asked by Brian Stelter how the discussion of disinformation relates to everything else happening today in Davos, European Commission VP Věra Jourová shared this prediction:

Illegal hate speech, which you will have soon also in the U.S. I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law.

12. Climate first

We will also have to forego national interests on the international stage. America won't be able to advocate for policies and interests that benefit Americans. Instead, we will sacrifice national interests for the sake of global climate interests. French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said:

The key question is not China First, US First, Europe First. The key question for all of us is Climate First.

13. The role of war

We can also expect globalist leaders to use crises, like the war in Ukraine, to expedite the "net-zero transformation." Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz said:

Ultimately, our goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2045 has been given an additional boost by Putin’s war. Now we have even more cause to move away from fossil fuels.

14. Blame game

Globalist leaders will continue to blame ALL of the crises in our society on climate change to justify the "net-zero transition," from the energy shortage to "mistrust, selfishness [and] xenophobia." Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez said:

Our present struggle is not only against Putin or the energy shortage. It is also against fear, mistrust, selfishness, xenophobia, and environmental disaster. And its outcome will define life in the West and beyond for decades to come.

15. Sacrifice for the greater good

While we sacrifice our national interests for the sake of the "greater global good," we can expect our foreign enemies, like China, to benefit. Suisse Chairman Axel Lehmann said:

The growth forecasts now for China is 4.5%. I would not personally be surprised when that would be topped.

Conclusion

Glenn has been clear about the distinction between wanting to transition to green practices on your own accord and being forced into that transition by globalist, unelected elites. Leaders at Davos will continue to use alarmist language to justify their crackdown on democracy and freedom to bring about their leftist utopia. We have to cut through the alarmist language and in order to protect our freedoms.