Kerry, Hookers Meet at Davos
Once again, the global elites and, er, others have gathered at the World Economic Forum to solve the world’s problems.
There’s nothing like a good, high-priced prostitute to soothe the stress of a full-blown polycrisis, we always say.
That’s what our betters, those global elites, claim they’re tackling this week at the World Economic Forum in tony Davos, Switzerland: a polycrisis — which is a fancy way of saying a bouillabaisse of troubles including war, climate change, gender inequality, the high cost of living, and political instability that comingle to threaten a reversal of all the hard-fought economic and developmental gains of the globalists and the Great Resetters. (Hey, they wouldn’t be elitists if they weren’t inventing important new words.)
So, yes, the word of the week is “polycrisis,” and high-priced hookers are in order. After all, saving the world is hard work, stressful work, demanding work. And those engaged in saving us from our liberties and our way of life and our decent standard of living deserve a little something, y'know, for the effort. As America’s best daily, the UK’s Daily Mail, reports: “Demand for sex work skyrockets each year at the meeting of world leaders and business tycoons who jet in from all around the world to rub shoulders with each other. Escorts are booked into the same hotels as high-powered bosses and their employees during the five-day summit, which started on January 16.”
If you think we’re poking fun at the booboisie there in Davos, well, you’re right. We are. But how can we not when climate czars like John Kerry use the occasion to express themselves with such delusions of
grandeur adequacy? Take this utterance, for example, from the man who would’ve been president were it not for Ohio: “It’s pretty extraordinary,” he said, “that we, a select group of human beings … are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet.”
Kerry and his ilk are a select group of human beings all right. For this constantly pretentious references to his supposedly honorable record in Vietnam, The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto would always mockingly reference Kerry as “the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts Democrat who by the way served in Vietnam.” This same Kerry now deserves credit for so concisely articulating the sort of self-congratulatory tone-deafness that the rest of us can only dream of.
In defense of the decadence at Davos, the lefties at Axios disdainfully write, “Quips about taking private planes to a ski resort to lament climate change have become an annual tradition.”
They’re right, of course. These hypocrites do this every year. So why on earth can’t we make fun of them every year?
Unfortunately, they’re on to us. So much so that the Davosians even held a panel discussion to figure out how best to put us in our place. “Fighting back against the ‘right wing’ and the ‘disinformation’ it spreads is a critical step for restoring trust in nongovernment organizations (NGOs) that are working with governments and other organizations on projects aimed at ‘improving the state of the world,’” according to participants on the panel.
If we’re taking flak, it means we’re over the target. As for “restoring trust,” well, good luck w'that — especially when your would-be trust-restorers are actually speech-suppressors. How else to explain New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger calling “disinformation” the “most existential” problem the world is facing today? His problem, and the problem of the Left generally, isn’t disinformation; it’s free expression.
Remember: These are the same folks who want to run our lives from the moment we roll out of bed until the moment we drag our weary bones back into the rack. These are the Chosen Ones who tell us: You can’t just hop in your car and hit the road. You can’t grill a savory steak when there are perfectly good bugs to be eaten. And you can’t complain when a dude walks into the girls’ locker room at the local Y while your teenage daughter is taking a shower. Indeed, you aren’t even allowed so much as a spit-take when someone tells you, in all seriousness, that men can get pregnant.
Yet these folks can deploy roughly 1,000 private jets, emit a week’s worth of emissions from the equivalent of around 350,000 cars, and cavort with $2,500-a-night
hookers prostitutes sex workers.
Is this a great world or what?
Here, we’re reminded of what Ronald Reagan once said about his particular profession, about the noble endeavor that Bismarck once dubbed the art of the possible. “It has been said,” said the Gipper, “that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
How right he was. And never more so than in Davos.
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