Paul Tuns:

At the World Economic Forum’s Davos summit on Jan. 18, Argentina’s president, Javier Milei, condemned the global elite who are promoting population control and its concomitant “bloody abortion agenda” because human beings “damage the planet.”

The WEF meets annually at Davos, Switzerland, bringing together world leaders, cabinet ministers, top business executives, and the heads of non-governmental organizations to discuss world issues. The WEF has come under criticism for the promotion of its 85-year-old founder Klaus Schwab’s “Great Reset,” which would replace shareholder capitalism with stakeholder capitalism which would empower central planners at the global and national level.

The recently elected libertarian president of Argentina, Milei, said “another conflict presented by socialists is that of humans against nature, claiming that we human beings damage the planet which should be protected at all cost even going as far as advocating for population control mechanism or the bloody abortion agenda.”

Milei condemned abortion saying, “we all have the same rights, rights granted by the Creator.”

Milei explained, “Unfortunately, these harmful ideas have taken a stronghold in our society” as “Neo-Marxists have managed to co-opt the common sense of the Western world, and this they have achieved by appropriating the media, culture, universities, and also international organizations.” He said these socialists “have an enormous influence on the political and economic decisions of the countries that make up the multilateral organizations.”

Milei said, “Fortunately, there are more and more of us who are daring to make our voices heard because we are seeing that if we don’t truly and decisively fight against these ideas, the only possible fate for us is to have increasing levels of state regulations, socialism, poverty, and less freedom and therefore having worse standards of living,”

Milei, an economist, offered a general critique of central planning and promoted capitalism as the only politico-economic system that leads to prosperity for all.

He said Marxists have turned away from class struggle to other identity-based conflicts “which are just as harmful to life as a community and to economic growth.”

Milei explained how this conflict has turned its attention to sex and gender identity. “The first of these new battles was the ridiculous and unnatural fight between man and women.” He said that libertarianism is the answer to the equality of sexes, describing libertarianism as “a creed that all humans are created equal, that we all have the same unalienable right granted by the Creator, including life, freedom, and ownership (property).”

Austin Ruse, president of the Center for Family and Human Rights responded to Milei’s speech: “It is a sight to behold, the new Argentine president, laying into the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum, blasting both abortion and feminism.”

Pete Baklinski, communication director for Campaign Life Coalition, said, “I’m sure the rich and famous that attended the WEF this year, a leftist organization that often makes dystopian and nefarious plans for how nations should be run, how humans should live, and what their values should be, were totally unprepared for these hard-hitting remarks.” Baklinski joked that Milei is unlikely to be invited back next year.

Milei said radical feminism invites “greater state intervention” to guarantee certain outcomes bases on sex, which hinders economic progress. He criticized domestic bureaucrats and international organizations “devoted to promoting this agenda.”

In December, immediately after being sworn in as president, Milei eliminated or merged half of the government ministries, including the Ministry of Women, Gender, and Diversity. In November, Milei was elected with 55.7 per cent. During the campaign, he promised to revisit the 2020 legalization of abortion.