by Justin Haskins| – Published June 22, 2020
Earlier in June, the World Economic Forum (WEF), a highly influential nonprofit organization based in Europe, announced its plan to push for a “Great Reset” of global capitalism.
Among the many world leaders who have already backed the plan are Prince Charles from the United Kingdom; Antonio Guterres, the U.N. secretary-general; Bernard Looney, CEO of BP; Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard; Bradford Smith, president of Microsoft; and Gina Gopinath, the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.
The stated purpose of the “Great Reset” is to use the coronavirus pandemic as a justification to completely overhaul the entire global economy, including the U.S. economy, to make a more “equitable” world and to fight climate change, which has on numerous occasions been identified as the world’s next great “crisis” by advocates of the plan.
In an article published on the World Economic Forum’s website, WEF founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab said, “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.”
At WEF’s June event, the organization announced the Great Reset will be the subject of its much larger January 2021 event in Davos, Switzerland, where world leaders gather every year to help develop and coordinate left-wing policy goals.
Importantly, the January 2021 Davos meeting is being billed as a “twin summit” by the World Economic Forum, because in addition to public and private meetings between the world’s most powerful business, government, and nonprofit leaders, the event will also feature collaborative meetings and planning sessions with a vast network of youth activists in the Global Shapers Community, a Switzerland-based nonprofit that has more than 7,000 members located in 400 cities around the world.
In the 2018–19 Global Shapers annual report, four key “partners” are listed, including the far-left Climate Reality Project (CRP), which has worked with the Global Shapers Community to “participate in global climate trainings.”
None other than former U.S. Vice President Al Gore co-founded the Climate Reality Project, and he still serves as the organization’s chairman.
In the 2019 annual report for Gore’s Climate Reality Project, CRP reported, “we train these inspiring individuals [in the Global Shapers Community] to connect climate issues with key fights like hunger and social justice.”
The Climate Reality Project’s annual report further states, “We also help Shapers hone their communications and organizing skills to mobilize their communities for climate action and win.
“Through these trainings – held at Shaper events around the world – we’re helping young leaders gain the skills to turn passion into real results,” the report continues. “Many Shapers then train as Climate Reality Leaders to deepen their understanding of the crisis and build their advocacy and organizing skills even further.”
“Climate Reality Leaders” are climate activists trained by Gore’s Climate Reality Project to engage in local, regional, and national activism. Among other things, the Climate Reality Leaders work to “shift their towns to 100 percent renewable electricity,” as well as “fight pipeline developments in frontline communities” and “organize climate strikes bringing hundreds of thousands into the streets.”
According to Gore’s organization, the Climate Reality Project has trained at least 1,350 Global Shapers over the past three years.
The Climate Reality Project’s close relationship with the Global Shapers Community proves that Gore is deeply connected to the “Great Reset” and will be closely involved with its rollout in 2021.
Additionally, in a recent interview with NBC’s Today television show, Gore evoked the “Great Reset” directly and called for radical economic changes to the world economy to fight climate change.
“So, I think this is a time for a ‘Great Reset,’” Gore said during the interview, after describing the alleged economic benefits of renewable energy sources and electric cars. “We’ve got to fix a lot of these problems that have been allowed to fester for way too long. And the climate crisis is an opportunity to create tens of millions of new jobs, clean up the air, and reduce the death rate from pandemics, by the way, because the air pollution from burning fossil fuels heightens the death rates from coronavirus.
“So, this is a time for a reset to fix a bunch of challenges, first among them the climate crisis,” Gore added.
PHOTO: 1 May 2018; Al Gore, Generation Investment Management, on Centre stage during day one of Collision 2018 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Photo by Seb Daly/Collision via Sportsfile. Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Justin Haskins is editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com. Haskins is a widely published writer and political commentator, the senior editor and founder of The Henry Dearborn Institute for Liberty, and the editorial director and research fellow at The Heartland Institute, a national free-market think tank. Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins.