ESG and the Great Reset
Corporate oppression might be worse than state tyranny
In November of 2016, just days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, the World Economic Forum published a list of predictions for the year 2033. In their tweet promoting the article, they said “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.” The article goes on to suggest that we will also be tracked 24/7 for our own good, that America will have receded on the world stage, that meat will be a rare treat, that over a billion refugees will be integrated into western nations, and that western values will be diminished in a global society.
The WEF is at the forefront of several globalist organizations working to transform society. In 2020, Time Magazine published a cover story about what they called “The Great Reset,” a reordering of society in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. This story compiled ideas from various globalist activists about what they want the world to look like in the coming decades. Chief among these was the founder of the World Economic Forum himself, Klaus Schwab, who wrote about how we need to “re-imagine capitalism” to create a “better economy”. The rest of the articles concerned climate change and racial justice. The overriding theme was that of building back better.
Does that phrase sound familiar? It has been around for at least twenty years. You might have seen it in press releases from the Prince of Wales or of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “Build Back Better” was Joe Biden’s campaign slogan, and the name of his massive spending bill that failed to pass the US Senate a few weeks ago. President Clinton used the phrase as early as 2005. This plan to remake the world has been in the works far longer than you think.
Klaus Schwab is the public face of thousands of political leaders, corporate executives, and activists who seek to use their influence to remake society. They envision a world where technology is pervasive, where notions of privacy and autonomy are considered old fashioned, a world where the great masses of the people are satisfied to live in rented pods, carried to their destination by self-driving cars, eating whatever byproduct of insects and soybeans that is cheapest to mass produce. They see a world where republican democracy gives way to technocracy, or rule by experts. Mr. Schwab calls this process the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse is part of this process, transforming society from something that happens in the real world to something that exists in a virtual space.
Despite what CNN told you, none of this is a crazy conspiracy theory. The WEF and their friends in Davos have been remarkably open about their plans. They do not believe anyone can actually stop them at this point.
A major component of the Great Reset is to reorient the world away from the worldview that has dominated the past two thousand years. Western Civilization was built upon the twin pillars of Christianity and Greek empiricism, which enabled our ancestors to create some of the greatest works of art and literature in history, as well as inventions like the printing press, the telephone, the internet, and the space station.
The authors of the Great Reset believe it is time for Western Civilization to end. They believe that white Europeans must be punished for the sins of colonialism and slavery; for Christians to diminish in the face of more vibrant religions, and for western culture to be erased in favor of diversity. To this end, part of the Great Reset involves rebuilding society in such a way that is explicitly opposed to western tradition. Ideas such as private property, the nuclear family, and individual freedoms are being declared racist and verboten.
The United States of America is more resistant to the Great Reset than other nations. Our Bill of Rights has long protected our ability to speak freely, to practice our religions, to bear arms in defense of our families and our property, and to generally live our lives without permission from the government. This is a problem for the Marxist globalists who seek to remake our society from scratch. If they cannot simply implement the Great Reset by executive order (and they are trying!) why not use private industry to do it for them?
That is where ESG comes in. ESG stands for “Environmental, Social, and Governance,” and is a rubric that is being implemented to score businesses and organizations for their adherence to the globalist doctrines. This is not just window dressing, like when new cars get awards from JD Power & Associates. ESG scores are being used by trillion-dollar financial firms to decide who gets investment money and who does not. They are being used by banks to determine who gets capital and who does not. And soon, they will be applied to individuals as well.
The Communist Party of China has spent years building a social credit system. Whereas our credit system looks at your financial situation to decide if you are a good candidate for a mortgage or a credit card, the CCP looks at every aspect of an individual to determine his worthiness to take part in society. Someone who jaywalks might find themselves unable to buy bus tickets the next day.
ESG is the CCP social credit system writ large. Once this system is in place, your ability to travel, to buy groceries, and to post online will be determined by a score that measures your commitment to the new Marxist religion. Did you disparage BLM? Did you say there are only two sexes? Do you associate with dangerous people like Michelle Malkin or Donald Trump? Have you fallen behind on your mandated vaccine schedule?
I’m afraid your card has been declined.
The social credit system will be the culmination of all the private information that has been collected and collated over the past few decades. Your credit score will be combined with your social media profiles, and then added to the same app they are using to track your vaccine status. Your entire life will be reduced to a single QR code.
The standard by which we will be judged in this social credit system is not based upon the traditional Western ideals of freedom, liberty, and the dignity of the individual, but is instead a new secular religion based on wokeness, on social justice, on equity. The guiding principles of this religion are those of Critical Theory, and its demonic offspring Critical Race Theory, which demands that we tear down every structure of society to build a new inclusive utopia.
And the best part? All this is accomplished entirely without the government.
That is what makes ESG so insidious. It has long been a truism that the Republican Party believes businesses have the right to operate as they please. President Reagan warned us about the specter of government interfering ever more in the affairs of private businesses, and we have taken that warning to heart. We rightly worry about bureaucrats in Washington DC or in Boise who think they know better how to run a business than the owners or workers.
But that warning has become a dogma, and too many Republicans hide behind it to avoid making the hard choices that are now necessary to protect the American people. For example, hiding behind Reaganisms to avoid banning transgender hormone therapy for children is indefensible.
Here in Idaho, our Republican leadership refuses to do anything about employer vaccine mandates. They appeal to the same Reagan-era slogans to avoid having to take a stand against their corporate donors. This attitude will doom us all in the era of ESG. If our leaders look the other way while the private sector creates a CCP-style social credit system, then what hope do we have to live as free Americans?
When Ronald Reagan was president, private firms did not have nearly the reach and power they do today. IBM, GE, and AT&T were not monitoring our every move, building profiles to sell to advertisers, and recording our every waking moment. Today, you can lose your entire business at the whim of a faceless moderator at YouTube or Facebook. Banks and payment processors can blacklist you because of your political positions. Massive investment firms such as Blackrock and Vanguard have promised to use their voting power to oust CEOs who do not toe the line on diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Republicans have to wake up and realize that it is not 1985 anymore. The Reagan-era doctrine of keeping government out of private business must now give way to a new conservatism that protects the rights of individuals and families no matter who is doing the oppressing.
ESG is real and it is already here. America’s largest financial institutions have already integrated ESG scores into their business plans, placing devotion to the new global religion even above profitability. Did you ever wonder why so many big corporations knelt at the altar of BLM in 2020?
Conservatives have been caught flat footed and are struggling to catch up to the Marxist globalists. We are on the defensive, while they enact a plan they have been building for decades. Covid-19 was a convenient excuse to implement authoritarian controls, so they took it. President Trump was an impediment to their plans, so they destroyed him. ESG is the point of the spear for this long-planned Great Reset. Any Republican who thinks they can compromise on this issue is just a useful idiot. The usual GOP strategy of meeting the left halfway will only result in the complete erosion of our God-given liberties.
ESG is no trifling matter, rather it is the method that our elites are using to close the book on freedom forever. President Reagan warned us that each generation must fight its own battle to protect our liberties. If we drop the ball, we face a thousand years of darkness. His generation stepped up to fight global Communism. Stopping ESG and the Great Reset is the battle of our time, and it is one we absolutely must win.