The Great Reset, Part 1: Introduction
These are the plans they have for you
In November of 2016, shortly after the election of President Donald Trump, the World Economic Forum published an article describing eight predictions for the year 2030. 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 the United States will no longer be a superpower, that meat will be replaced in our diet with bugs, that over a billion refugees will be integrated into Western nations, and that Western values will be diminished in a global society.
In October of 2020, Time Magazine published a special issue called The Great Reset that included essays from leading globalist activists about how to rebuild world society in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Chief among these was WEF founder Klaus Schwab himself who wrote a piece titled “A Better Economy Is Possible. But We Need to Reimagine Capitalism to Do It.”
In the years since these articles were published, corporate media has done their best to silence any criticism of this global agenda by calling it a conspiracy theory. However, this conspiracy theory is clearly true. Wealthy and powerful men and women have a plan for the next phase of civilization, one that runs contrary to natural law and the Western tradition of freedom and liberty, and they are implementing it before our eyes. No matter what caused the Covid-19 pandemic, globalists like Klaus Schwab saw it as an opportunity to start from scratch, to build back better.
Activists like Klaus Schwab, George Soros, Bill Gates, Blackrock CEO Larry Fink, and world leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Arden, and Boris Johnson, do not see themselves as evil villains. They look at the problems in the world and figure that we would all be much better off if we were prevented from making bad choices. They believe that it would be best for all if important decisions were made by experts or technocrats rather than individual citizens.
In 2008, university professors Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler published a book called Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness. Their thesis was that people are bad at making their own decisions, but our society unfortunately gives them the right to do so. In order to increase happiness and prosperity, then, the authors suggest a system they call libertarian paternalism or choice architecture. Since they cannot force us to make the correct choice - at least not yet - they propose to structure society in such a way as to nudge us toward the correct choice. For example, studies showed how schoolchildren in the cafeteria often pick the first snack they see, if given a choice, so the authors suggest putting healthy options up front, nudging children to choose apples rather than Cheetos. In their view, we are all children who require boundaries and paternal care.
Lest you think that this was all just academic theorizing, recall that President Obama put Cass Sunstein in his cabinet, while Richard Thaler served a similar role for UK Prime Minster David Cameron.
If the thesis of men such as Sunstein and Thaler is correct, that is, that people left to themselves will choose poorly, therefore we need an activist government to push us in the correct direction, then what does that mean for democracy? If man is not the rational creature that Adam Smith says, then how can we be trusted to make political decisions either? In Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties, author Christopher Caldwell wrote, “Democracy is the system in which the voice of the people is sovereign and beyond appeal. Nudge puts conditions on that sovereignty.” No matter what novel terms they use to describe it - libertarian paternalism, choice architecture, or anything else - this philosophy is still authoritarian and totalitarian at its core, which makes it decidedly un-American.
Nevertheless, the Great Reset is coming. It is already here. Go back and listen to my last podcast where I describe the growth of the deep state; how our Congress delegated their lawmaking authority to unaccountable bureaucrats. The Great Reset takes the administrative state to the next level, unifying government and business into an all-powerful technocratic regime. Klaus Schwab describes what he calls stakeholder capitalism, which changes the motivation of business from profit to a nebulous concept of the public good, defined, of course, by globalist activists like Herr Schwab himself.
We see this today with the concept of ESG - Environmental Social Governance. Massive investment firms like Blackrock are using ESG scores to grade businesses according to their compliance with social justice activism rather than the old way of evaluating them according to their potential profitability. Once ESG is firmly in place in the corporate world, expect to see it translated to individuals. Your credit score, which today evaluates how likely you are to pay your debts, will soon tell potential lenders and employers how well you toe the line with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are on the verge of a social credit system not unlike that already in Communist China.
The Great Reset is more than just a reorganization of our economy. It is a complete remodeling of our very way of life. It is the culmination of a century of work by Cultural Marxists to tear down Western Civilization and rebuild something new in its place. The Great Reset is being carried out through several endeavors, and over the next few weeks I will write about each of these in turn:
Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Critical Gender Theory
Social/Emotional Learning (SEL)
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT)
Nearly all of these things are outgrowths of Cultural Marxism, also known as Critical Theory, which has been percolating in our universities for decades but has now finally burst into the mainstream. All of them are designed to dismantle two thousand years of Western Civilization and prepare the way for Herr Schwab’s utopia.
The powerful interests that seek to reshape our society have been planning this for a long time, far longer than most of us would like to admit. Fighting back will require education, dedication, and unity on the part of all of us, especially our elected officials. The network of activists, businesses, governments, and NGOs that are working toward the Great Reset is bigger than our legislature, bigger even than our federal government. Nevertheless, we must fight, because the alternative is a totalitarian future straight out of George Orwell or Aldous Huxley.
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