Biden’s NEC Director Brian Deese Says High Gas Prices Are ‘About the Future of the Liberal World Order’

In an interview on Thursday, Brian Deese, Joe Biden’s Director of National Economic Council (NEC), defended the administration’s ruinous energy policies, saying they are about “the future of the liberal world order.”

Biden on Thursday said during a press conference at the NATO summit in Spain that Americans will have to put up with high gas prices for “as long as it takes” to defeat Russian President Vladimir Putin.

CNN reporter Victor Blackwell noted that military analysts and the Director of National Intelligence have predicted that the war in Ukraine could last for years.

“I think everybody understands why this is happening but is it sustainable? What do you say to those families who say, listen, we can’t afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years,” Blackwell asked Deese.

“What we heard from the president today was about the stakes,” Deese replied. “This is about the future of the liberal world order and we have to stand firm. But at the same time what I’d say to that family, to Americans across the country is, you have a present administration that is going to do everything in its power to blunt those price increases and bring those prices down.”

Deese’s résumé is steeped in far-left politics, which goes a long way toward explaining our inflationary woes.

Early in his career, he worked as a senior policy analyst for economic policy at the Center for American Progress, under Gene Sperling. Both wound up working in the Obama administration, where Sperling famously threatened legendary reporter Bob Woodward over his reporting on the 2013 sequester.

Deese served in the Obama NEC, and was eventually named the deputy director. There, he worked on Obama’s auto bailouts, and earned a reputation as a “super progressive in dealing with the carmarkers,” according to Charles Gasparino in the New York Post.

Deese went on to become deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, and served briefly as the acting director in summer 2014.

Following the departure of John Podesta, he was promoted to the position of Senior Advisor to the President, where he played an influential role in negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement in December 2015.

Following his stints in the Obama regime, Deese joined BlackRock Inc. (from 2017 to 2020) as the global head of sustainable investing, where he advanced the left-wing extortion racket known as ESG, or Environmental Social Governance.

From his perch at the $10 trillion asset-management company, Deese spent three years “imploring money managers to screen out companies that didn’t meet strict environmental standards set by progressive influencers,” Gasparino reported.

Under ESG guidelines, for example, oil companies are implored to cut back on drilling and invest in windmills — with the threat that BlackRock might divest or seek management change.

Because of BlackRock’s size, these edicts were copied by other investment firms.

As we all know, corporate America chose to adopt ESG standards rather than face the wrath of woke investors.

Author, and cultural critic James Lindsay recently explained on Twitter that ESG exists for three reasons:

As a sword to implement divide-and-conquer and box out competition
As a shield, to look morally virtuous while doing it
To install arbitrary power, DEI, ESG, and other political officers and to enforce compliance with its arbitrary standards

“The point of ESG is to give people like Larry Fink, Klaus Schwab, and other related cronies virtually infinite power over everything and everyone,” he wrote. “It’s arbitrary power that they can change at a whim, for any reason. It’s a scam, a bubble, and an extortion racket by a cartel.”

The World Economic Forum (WEC) cited Deese in March of 2020 when it released its “Framework to Help Business Identify ESG Factors for Long-Term Resilience.”

In a white paper entitled “Embracing the New Age of Materiality, Harnessing the Pace of Change in ESG,” Deese was quoted as saying: “We cannot wait for corporate reporting to become perfect. We need to become more forward-looking now and push for better corporate reporting at the same time.”

Deese was appointed director of Biden’s NEC in January of 2021 and did not need to be confirmed by the Senate because it is not a cabinet-level position.

He has since been “leading the charge to implement these woke corporate edicts in national fiscal and energy policy,” Gasparino reported.

Biden’s needless spending, massive new regulations, and the hurdles his White House have imposed on domestic oil production, combined with Fed money printing, created the inflationary mess, of course.

These aren’t solely Deese’s doing, but he is said to have had a heavy hand in each.

Now, with Yellen being sidelined, his hand is growing stronger, which is why you see him on TV so much these days.

Yet for all his TV talk about looking to fix inflation, his remedies remain more of the same: A heavy emphasis on green boondoggles, and less drilling that has resulted in higher gas prices and inflation that we all will have to just suck up and live with as the economy works through a necessary “transition.”

As he said out loud on Thursday, this is all about “the liberal world order and we have to stand firm.”

 

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: UNITED STATES - MAY 31: Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese speaks at the White House press briefing on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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