The global elites are busy planning to fundamentally transform the world economy including every industry and all societies, but what could go wrong with Mastercard in charge?
Former White House Chief of Staff to Barack Obama and Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, once said, “never let a crisis go to waste.” The World Economic Forum is doubling down on that advice, planning to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to “build a new social contract that honors the dignity of every human being.”
According to the WEF, “The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making.”
First note to self: They don’t really explain what that actually means, what’s the traditional context? Individuals making decisions of their own free will?
Moving on, they continue to bemoan the “inconsistencies, inadequacies, and contradictions of multiple systems,” and then declare that “leaders find themselves at a historic crossroads.”
Second note to self: What human endeavor is free from inconsistencies, inadequacies, and contradictions? As James Madison famously said, “If men were angels…”
Thankfully, the Forum “now offers it’s experience in building purpose-driven communities in service of the extraordinary challenge and opportunity the world faces.”
Third note to self: What precisely is a “purpose-driven community”? Who’s purpose, exactly?
Not surprisingly, the Great Reset has a wide variety of proponents and even corporate sponsors. The Hill reports that “Internationally, the Great Reset has already been backed by influential leaders, activists, academics and institutions.”
Your local pizza place and liquor store probably aren’t on the list though. These aren’t the kind of sponsors you find on a placemat at the diner.
No, the official corporate sponsors, euphemistically referred to as “partners,” are all global, multinational companies like Mastercard and Microsoft, Morgan Stanley and Merck to name a few from the “M” tab alone. There are other Big Tech companies including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Salesforce; more big Banks like Bank of America and Citi; and of course what group could be complete without Goldman Sachs?
Getting back to the “purpose-driven communities,” the WEF’s microsite about the Great Reset doesn’t explicitly say who’s purpose we’re rebuilding these communities for, but it’s probably safe to assume the globalist, corporate sponsors will be in charge, not you, me, and our little old neighborhoods.
After all, such provincial thinking is so pre-coronavirus.
Now, according to the WEF, we’re entering “a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons.”
Is that grand enough for you?
While the WEF didn’t ask me personally, I can answer a couple of these questions pretty easily. Global relations should be peaceful backed by strength and national interest. The direction of national economies should be up, it’s called growth. The nature of business models should be to generate profit and increase stakeholder value, you know, what business is for. Finally, the management of the global commons should be based on the will of the people.
Something tells me, however, the WEF doesn’t have anything nearly so quaint in mind.
In a press release on June 3, Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum itself wrote, “To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”
And that’s not all: Schwab claims that left unaddressed, crises like the climate and other unnamed social crises, “together with COVID-19, will deepen and leave the world even less sustainable, less equal, and more fragile. Incremental measures and ad hoc fixes will not suffice to prevent this scenario. We must build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems.”
That sounds pretty bold considering not a single person in the entire world has actually voted on these new foundations. Neither has any politician bothered to campaign on the program, nor has one of the sponsors run a single advertisement, who knew a company like Equifax had such goals?
But not to worry: Schwab assures us that the “one silver lining of the pandemic is that it has shown how quickly we can make radical changes to our lifestyles.” At the same time, we still “require stronger and more effective governments.”
What will these stronger and more effective governments do?
Schwab lists three key goals. First, “steer the market towards fairer outcomes.” Second, ensure “investments advance shared goals, such as equality and sustainability.” Third, “harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support public good.”
This reminds me of another famous economist after the First Industrial Revolution, one who also longed for a Great Reset of his own.
In 1875, Karl Marx wrote “between capitalist and communist society there lies the period of revolutionary transformation of the one into the other.” Even Marx, however, was sharp enough to be wary of business and other elite interests. “Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries unite!”
Today, it seems the ruling classes themselves are going to lead the revolution, surely for the benefit of us proles.
According to John Kerry, the soon-to-be most powerful man in the world, President-elect Joe Biden, is on board. At a panel discussion hosted by the WMF in November, Kerry implied the Biden Administration would support the Great Reset and that it “will happen with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine.”
Panel host, Borge Brende, asked pointblank whether the World Economic Forum and other Great Reset supporters are “expecting too much too soon from the new president, or is he going to deliver first day on this [sic] topics?” Kerry responded emphatically, “The answer to your question is, no, you’re not expecting too much. And yes, it [the Great Reset] will happen.”
Is it just me or was there not a single mention of this Great Reset on the campaign trail?
The election wasn’t even seven weeks ago, and yet I can’t recall Biden’s Big Reset speech. I remember no mention in the media of how he was colluding with corporate sponsors to “build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems.”
Do you? In fact, quite the opposite occurred. When Trump painted Biden as extreme on economic and social matters, frequently calling him a “socialist,” Politifact dutifully chimed in, rating the accusation as false.
“His platform on healthcare, energy, aligns with moderate Democrats,” they assured us. Trust them, they even found an expert to say so. Professor Ted Henken, an expert on Cuba at New York’s Baruch College said, “Joe Biden’s long record in Congress shows him to be exactly what he claims, a moderate Democrat.”
But is there anything moderate about this statement, repeated from above?
“To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”
Yes, Joe Biden, the great moderate is going to reset capitalism, transform every industry, and revamp every aspect of our societies.
That’s big news isn’t it? Especially when companies like Mastercard, champion of legal loan sharking is involved? After all, if you can’t trust them, who can you trust?
I wonder when the mainstream media will get around to covering it. Do they still think we get a vote or is that no longer required after coronavirus?