Have you heard of the “Great Reset”? Until very recently, I myself have only been vaguely aware of the term. But it’s time that we all start paying serious attention.
The term itself appears to be the brainchild of the World Economic Forum and its impresario Klaus Schwab. The WEF is the organization the puts on those conferences in Davos, Switzerland, attended annually by thousands of private jets and their cargo. Up until now, you have probably thought that the cargo hauled to the WEF conferences was just a bunch of self-important stuffed shirts. You were not wrong about that.
But stuffed shirts can do quite a bit of damage if handed the coercive powers of governments. The term “Great Reset” also stands for a program. As the word “Great” implies, these WEF guys do not think small. The basic idea is to enlist every government and all big corporations to work to eliminate the freedom-based economic order (often mis-named “capitalism”) that prevails today throughout the successful portion of the world. But, you ask, why? Hasn’t that order brought prosperity and abundance to millions? Yes, but per the WEF, we are all required to feel great guilt and shame at our economic success, because we have not also simultaneously achieved perfect fairness, justice and equality among all people, let alone that the world is beset by “crises” including the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change. “Crises” like these can only be addressed by massive and pervasive government control.
So what is the solution? To date the details are rather vague, but the basic idea is that the little people must be coerced into going along with all the dreams and fantasies of progressives and leftists. As summarized by Justin Haskins in The Hill:
The Plan involves dramatically increasing the power of government through expansive new social programs like the Green New Deal and using vast regulatory schemes and government programs to coerce corporations into supporting left-wing causes.
It appears that while you and I were not watching, Herr Schwab himself kicked off the program back in June with an essay he titled “Now is the time for a ‘great reset.’” Excerpt (with my emphasis):
COVID-19 lockdowns may be gradually easing, but anxiety about the world’s social and economic prospects is only intensifying. There is good reason to worry: a sharp economic downturn has already begun, and we could be facing the worst depression since the 1930s. But, while this outcome is likely, it is not unavoidable.
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.
Note the explicit use of fear to bully the world into the correct policy agenda. Wait, the “sharp economic downturn” that Schwab was hoping for back in June seems to be going away? Doesn’t matter. We’ll find something else to scare the little people. How about climate change?
Schwab followed up his essay with a big virtual meeting at the end of June. Among the attendees:
Joining Schwab at the WEF event was Prince Charles, one of the primary proponents of the Great Reset; Gina Gopinath, the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund; António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations; and CEOs and presidents of major international corporations, such as Microsoft and BP.
Then in September the WEF held a “fully virtual Sustainable Development Impact Summit” in the context of the UN General Assembly. And apparently, they’re getting ready to roll out more of the details some time in early 2021 when the big annual WEF confab takes place (although mercifully, they seem to have postponed the thing for now for at least a couple of months beyond the usual January).
As you read this, you are probably reacting, this is just another one of those multi-national, UN-backed schemes designed to hobble the U.S. economy and fleece it for a few hundreds of billions of dollars. Surely, the U.S. will never go along with this.
If you think that, you must be forgetting that the U.S. is in the process of replacing semi-competent leadership with the likes of Joe Biden and John Kerry. It seems that the WEF held a panel discussion on November 17 on the subject of “The Great Reset: Building Future Resilience to Global Risks.” There is a video of the panel discussion at the link. One of the panelists was John Kerry — Biden’s new “Climate Czar.” (To give you an idea of where this is going, other panelists included Ursula von der Leyen (Chair of the European Commission) and Stephanie Kelton, the “Modern Monetary Theory” guru who thinks that governments can just print and spend infinite amounts of free money.). You can be forgiven for not taking the time to watch a video of an excruciating panel like this one, but Haskins at the Hill did it for you, and just today published some excerpts of Kerry’s remarks. Get ready:
When asked by panel host Borge Brende 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, “The answer to your question is, no, you’re not expecting too much.”
“And yes, it [the Great Reset] will happen,” Kerry continued. “And I think it will happen with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine. In effect, the citizens of the United States have just done a Great Reset. . . . Kerry later argued that the Great Reset is necessary to slow the “climate crisis” and that “I know Joe Biden believes … it’s not enough just to rejoin Paris [the Paris Climate Accords] for the United States. It’s not enough for us to just do the minimum of what Paris requires.” Kerry also said that because of the Great Reset movement, he believes “we’re at the dawn of an extremely exciting time” and that “the greatest opportunity we have” to address social and economic problems is “dealing with the climate crisis.”
The level of incompetence that we are bringing into positions of power in this country is almost beyond human comprehension.
And if you want to be even more frightened, take a look at the list of corporate “Partners” in the effort who have had their names published on the WEF Great Reset website. There are several hundred of them. Every big company you can think of is on there. Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Chevron, BP, etc., etc., etc. Probably, they each paid a few hundred grand for associating their names with this important project. Lord help us.