TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Ron DeSantis added another promise to his 2024 presidential campaign on Monday by pledging to protect Americans from globalist governance.
DeSantis teed off on social engineering driven by corporate leaders and vowed to combat the globalist agenda pushed by elites at the World Economic Forum.
“I am not going to have this country governed by a bunch of jetsetters going to Davos and hanging out at the World Economic Forum,” the governor told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade in a radio interview.
Ron DeSantis reacts to Blackrock CEO Larry Fink's statement about forcing progressive change:— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) June 5, 2023
"Who the heck do these people think they are?"
"I am not gonna have this country governed by a bunch of jetsetters going to Davos and hanging out at the World Economic Forum." pic.twitter.com/EHp2fg5Vfk
“FORCE BEHAVIORS” OR TAKE A PAY CUT
Kilmeade asked DeSantis to respond to a clip of Blackrock CEO Larry Fink discussing the pressure his company puts on employees to implement certain policies involving race and gender representation.
“What we’re doing internally is: ‘If you don’t achieve these levels of impact, your compensation could be impacted,’” Fink said in the clip. “You have to force behaviors and if you don’t force behaviors – whether it’s genders or race or just any way you want to say ‘the composition of your team’ you’re going to be impacted.”
DeSantis argued that Fink’s policies are expensive and unconducive to national security interests, but asserted that the elites’ obsession with social engineering is the bigger issue.
“Who the heck do these people think they are, that they govern our society? Nobody voted for him,” he said. “Our mantra in Florida is: ‘No economic or social transformation without representation.’ These are policies that could not win at the ballot box and so they’re trying to do through corporate America what they can’t do in the electoral process.”
BYE, BYE BLACKROCK
In December, the state cut ties with Blackrock due the organization’s publicly stated goals.
“BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is on a campaign to change the world,” Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said at the time. “To meet this end, the asset management company has leaned heavily into Environmental, Social, and Governance standards – known as ESG – to help police who should, and who should not gain access to capital.”
Patronis shares the governor’s view that the corporate elites aim to use private business to circumvent the ballot box and engineer cultural as well as fiscal change.
“I think it’s undemocratic of major asset managers to use their power to influence societal outcomes,” he added. “If Larry, or his friends on Wall Street, want to change the world – run for office.”