Forbes magazine has published its 15th annual most powerful list of women, and is it ever a doozy. That much-ballyhooed glass ceiling that was not shattered in 2016 by Hillary Clinton is being chipped away by the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, and General Motors CEO Mary Barra. Why let men fill the despot, loser, and criminal categories when so many women are waiting in the wings?
This year’s winners come from the fields of business, politics, science, and philanthropy. More than a dozen world leaders and one monarch are on the 2018 list. And here’s a shocker for you – most of the women chosen are leftists.
May, Merkel, and More
Without question, British Prime Minister Teresa May and Merkel wield a fair amount of power. However, how are they handling their influence and authority?
It could be said that Merkel is the woman leading the charge in the destruction of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland and perhaps even Europe. By opening its doors to millions of immigrants, Germany is now rife with crime. Let us not forget the rape and terror visited upon women in Cologne under Merkel’s watch. Yessirree, she’s doing a bang-up job advancing the cause of her sex.
On Merkel’s heels comes May. Considered one of the most unpopular people – male or female – to ever occupy 10 Downing Street, May could be packing her bags and heading for well-deserved ignominy in the very foreseeable future. Liberty Nation Managing Editor Mark Angelides, a British national who lives in the U.K., offers the following regarding May:
“She negotiated a Brexit deal with the European Union, that essentially means the U.K. can never leave without E.U. permission. Also, we have to pay €39b for the privilege. And oh, now the E.U. can set British tax rates. Do I hear a not-so-faint echo of ‘no taxation without representation’?”
At Forbes’ number three is Lagarde, who as head of the IMF was convicted for her role in a €400m (£355m) money scam. Despite the guilty verdict, Lagarde skated – zero jail time – and somehow managed to stay in power.
But wait, there’s more: At number four, Forbes gave a shout out to the illustrious Chief Executive of General Motors, Mary Barra. Recently, Barra’s excellent stewardship of the automaker called for pink slips to be delivered to approximately 14,000 GM employees. It’s rare to find bipartisanship on almost any issue in the Swamp these days, but Barra’s managed to unite the Democrats and Republicans, who issued the following statement about her early Christmas present to a broad swath of the GM workforce:
“Closing a productive plant when GM has accepted significant public assistance and has reported healthy third-quarter profits of $2.5 billion is an example of extremely poor corporate citizenship.”
Posting at number six is Melinda Gates, who proves that money still means power. As co-chair of the world’s largest private charitable foundation, Gates wields a veritable fortune. Along with George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, the Gates Foundation paid big bucks to support The Center for Investigative Reporting. The publication runs a column called “The Hate Report” that exalts Antifa but attacks outlets like InfoWars. The CIR has called the Alex Jones entity “the gateway drug for white supremacists.”
So where do conservative women fall on the Forbes list? The president’s daughter Ivanka came in at number 26 and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley went from number 76 in 2017 to obscurity in 2018. Forbes’ methodology in selecting candidates for most powerful women is based on influence, money, media presence, and impact. So it seems the takeaway from Forbes is that progressive women are out to change the world, and it just may be they are excelling in this area.
If only it were for the better.