The Dark Secrets of Switzerland
Unveiling Power, Manipulation, and a Threat to Democracy on Swiss territory, Alongside Hoping for the Untapped Potential for Change
Switzerland is undeniably a country of exceptional natural beauty and a desirable place to live. Its picturesque landscapes, serene lakes, and majestic mountains offer a breathtaking backdrop for residents and visitors alike. The high standard of living, efficient infrastructure, and well-preserved environment contribute to a quality of life that is often cherished by those who call Switzerland home.
However, it is important to acknowledge that Switzerland, like any other country, is not without its challenges and controversial aspects. As the host to several institutions and organizations, Switzerland has found itself at the center of debates surrounding certain practices and policies.
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One such organization is, of course, the World Economic Forum (WEF), an NGO led by Klaus Schwab, headquartered in Cologny, a suburb of Geneva. The WEF, despite lacking an elected leadership, holds considerable influence as it convenes an annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland. During this event, which typically takes place in the latter part of January, around 2000 to 3000 influential individuals, including oligarchs and aspiring elites, come together to discuss global issues. Some of these discussions occur behind closed doors, away from public scrutiny.
Critics argue that the WEF, comprising wealthy individuals who enjoy tax exemptions, claims to shape the future of humanity without being accountable to the general population. Their focus appears to be more on benefiting themselves and the elite, rather than addressing the needs of ordinary people.
Their extravagant travel to Switzerland on private jets leaves a significant carbon footprint, which directly contradicts their professed commitment to combating climate change and imposes a sense of hypocrisy on their global agenda.
In 2022, due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the influential gathering took place in May instead of its customary time frame. (I did attend this gathering.) Despite the change, the event remained in Davos, with the usual extensive security provided by the police and secret services. However, the attendance of luminaries and world leaders was noticeably reduced, hinting at a potential shift towards “deglobalization” or a changing global landscape.
Switzerland is also home to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an imposing round tower that bears a resemblance to the mythical “Tower of Babel,” which is associated with rebellion against God. The striking similarity between these two structures raises intriguing questions about their connection.
Situated in Basel, near the German border, the BIS was established in 1930 with the stated purpose of managing Germany's post-World War I debt repayments to the victors. However, evidence suggests that the BIS was actually involved in facilitating and financing World War II rather than fulfilling its stated objective. It acted as a conduit for money from the US Federal Reserve (FED) to support Germany, including the funding of Hitler's war efforts, particularly against the Soviet Union.
The initial Chairman and President of the BIS from 1930 to 1933 was Gates McGarrah. The official mandate of the BIS at that time was to handle German reparations and interallied debts, as well as to establish new mechanisms for international banking.
It is noteworthy that prior to his appointment at the BIS, Gates McGarrah assumed the position of American director of the General Council of the Reichsbank on August 30, 1924. The Reichsbank served as Germany's central bank, in operation from 1876 until 1945. McGarrah held this dual role, simultaneously working as the Chairman and President of the BIS, until his retirement in 1933.
During World War II, the United States found itself involved in complex dynamics where it supported contradictory interests. In a puzzling twist, the US provided funding to Adolf Hitler's Germany to fight against the Soviet Union, despite the Soviet Union being an official US ally against Germany. This financial support was channeled through the Bank for International Settlements in Basel.