An elite-led ‘Great Reset' post-Covid ? No, what we need first is to get rid of the globalist approach that got us into this mess
Norman Lewis is a writer, speaker and consultant on innovation and technology, was most recently a Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he set up and led their crowdsourced innovation service. Follow him on Twitter @Norm_Lewis
The WEF's vision for the future isn't a conspiracy, but a disingenuous, dishonest manifesto from an unelected ruling class. The virus has vindicated the national state and the need for ordinary people to be part of the solutions.
This week, the "Great Reset" has been trending on social media. For those not obsessed with such forums, the "Great Reset' is the title of a manifesto for worldwide social change in the post-Covid world, written by Klaus Schwab, the founder and director of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The "Great Reset" is an important manifesto. It articulates a vision of how the global elite see the future, and in particular, how they are seizing the opportunity presented by the Covid-19 pandemic - a world that will, apparently, "never" return to normal - to remake society in their image. It's an idea that's been seized on by ‘progressive' politicians and leaders everywhere, from Canada's Justin Trudeau to Britain's Prince Charles.
On the surface, this might appear reasonable. After all, the challenges of the post-Covid world are certainly going to be huge. The economic fallout of the global lockdown, never mind the social consequences of mass unemployment and global poverty, will be unprecedented in world history.
However, the "Great Reset" is sophistry and dishonesty on an unprecedented level.Who is responsible, it may be asked, for creating yesterday's problematic ‘normal' to which we will supposedly never return?
Of course, these difficulties have nothing to do with the billionaires, political leaders, captains of industry and top regulators who swan around Davos each year, pontificating over oysters and champagne about the world's problems, from which they benefit most.
And the idea of a ‘reset' is at best disingenuous.This implies that the global economy and society was basically functioning OK before Covid-19. That it simply requires a reboot, like switching a computer off and on again.
This glosses over the reality, which is this: that the world economy and global society were in a sickly state before Covid-19, and now, being even more dependent on unprecedented state bailouts, which will take generations to repay, are in a still more parlous state. ‘Reset' seriously underestimates the scale of the economic wreckage we face, the overhaul required, and the real barriers to the future.
The "Great Reset" vision from the WEF, presented as eight projections for 2030, reveals how disconnected these people are from reality.
Its tone is that of the hectoring schoolmaster who knows what's best for the children, and tolerates no dissent. This is not a dialogue but a lecture we need to accept without question. Here they are:
1. ‘You'll own nothing and be happy'
We'll rent everything we'll need, and it will be delivered by drone. Does this mean we won't even own our ability to sell our labour? If we're renting this and everything else, who are we renting it from? Presumably from those who own everything, who doubtless will be much happier than we will be.And drone deliveries by 2030? It will take longer than that to get regulatory permission agreed, given how risk averse both industry and governments have become.
2. The US won't be the only world's leading power
A handful of countries will dominate. This is a nice way of avoiding the obvious point that in a bipolar or multipolar world - the USA vs China vs the EU vs Russia - global decision-making is going to be even more elusive and tricky, not less. In the post-Covid world,autarkical tendencies, not cooperation, pose a threat to any notions of harmonious global governance, let alone coordination.
[Ron: I disagree. Communities that are autarkic are able to cooperate with other autarkic communities on a basis of mutual freedom and independance.].
That's a point I'll return to below.
3. We won't die waiting for an organ donor
Transplants will be a thing of the past. New organs will be printed instead. This is a lovely notion and would be very welcome. But there's the pesky problem of a health system that can hardly cope with seasonal flu and has had to be protected from treating ill people by shutting down the entire economy. Solving this in 10 years will require the printing of more money (which we haven't got), never mind organs.
[Ron: Actually the scientific technologies for greatly improved health outcomes including cloning body parts is already known and has been repressed by the demonic globalist control cabal. Those technologies will become available after President Trump' election is confirmed.].
4. We'll eat less meat
Meat will become an occasional treat, not a staple, and we'll eat less of it because it's good for the environment and our health. This is like the ‘choice' offered by state telecommunications monopolies: you can have any phone you like as long as it's black. Goodbye, freedom of choice.
5. A billion people will be displaced by climate change
In 10 years, we're going to have to do a better job at welcoming and integrating refugees. Do they mean we should be as welcoming as the EU, with its "Fortress Europe" approach? Or successive American governments' benevolent border wall with Mexico? Perhaps they're referring to the Prince of Wales opening up Buckingham Palace to refugees?
[Ron: Climate change is a globalist scam. The climate is always changing. The globalists have deliberately created scarcity, poverty, want and wars to force mass migrations. If demonic globalists stopped exploiting Third World and other nations using fraud and warfare their populations would prefer to remain in their homelands and develop their own communities.].
6. Polluters will have to pay to emit CO2
The introduction of a global price on carbon with the aim of making fossil fuels history is the holy grail being held out here. Given the parlous state of all state coffers as a result of Covid-19, and the crisis of innovation, this idea is perhaps the most fanciful of all.
7. You could be preparing to go to Mars
Scientists will have worked out how to keep us healthy in space, which will herald the start of a journey to find alien life. It might be a good idea to start by trying to keep us healthy on earth, especially dealing with all the post-Covid deaths, not from the virus, but from postponed treatments and operations. This is sheer fantasy.
8. Western values will have been tested to breaking point
The checks and balances that underpin our democracies must not be forgotten. By this, they are surely not referring to the attempt to overthrow the Brexit vote or Trump's election in 2016 by an elite who didn't like these outcomes?They're not suggesting that global unelected bodies such as the United Nations or the World Health Organization should take precedence over national democracies, even over decisions as important as climate change? Do they want checks and balances on national governments, which should accede to the ‘truths' of unelected experts and technocrats, rather than relying on their own citizens to make decisions? Perish the thought.
This "Great Reset" is not that great after all. Nor is it offering anything new or, indeed, realisable. Instead, it's a rehashing of a globalist project that seeks to use the Covid crisis to prioritise the concerns and fantasies of the elite, aiming to cement their positions of wealth and power and usher in a new era of top-down diktat.
The key point of unreality in all this is that the pandemic has repudiated the globalist assumptions underpinning this new utopia (or, rather, dystopia). Covid has vindicated the validity of the national state. Only nation states have had the authority to impose lockdowns and then provide - or, in some countries, try to provide - emergency financial aid to compensate businesses and families for the impact of the lockdown.
Contrary to the views of the WEF, everything has not changed as a result of Covid. The changes that have happened have merely accelerated and crystallised earlier tendencies. The true state of affairs is clearer - namely, that the world is still in a state (both literally and figuratively), and that precaution and risk aversion and a sense of vulnerability still dominate the elite's cultural zeitgeist.
Albert Einstein once quipped that "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it".The ‘build back better' notion at the heart of the "Great Reset" - indeed, all government visions today - is a doomed project for this reason.
It is attempting to sidestep the most important lesson of the pandemic: that the future is much more dependent on the public's willingness to embrace disruptive change than on any concrete transformation programme.
We are part of the solution, not the object of elite largesse. We want to own the agenda, both now and in the future. Anything less will not make us happy, even as we order our groceries online, let alone print out a new heart or two.
[Ron: We are and must be, part of the solution. A critical mass of humans on this planet are saying "No" to the demonic globalists and their dystopian solurions. The globalist controllers created the COVID-19 scamdemic and were using it in an attempt to RESET the planet's socio-political and economic systems and to completely control and enslave the inhabitants of the US and this planet. BUT that plot has been thwarted because sufficient conscious human dissent has occurred via the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of President Trump. Trump's Administration and his supporters have taken control of the US and the Federal Reserve System (the Fed) and are currently eliminating the hidden demonic globalist controllers and their Rothschilds, Vatican, CIA, Pentagon and Deep State enablers and minions.
The Talmudic plan to use COVID-19 to initiate the globalists' "Great Reset" that is designed to eliminate human freedom globally has been thwarted BUT a genuine monetary reset will be implemented to replace usurious global Central banking.
The demonic globalists have been allowed to push their scamdemic, riots and various anti-Trump Coup attempts including their fraudulent US presidential election machinations. Why? In order to expose to USans and humanity generally, the nature and extent of Talmudic global control and the sordid truth of this attempted COVID-19 globalist Coup. That coup was aimed at controlling the US and through it, the rest of the world. The scamdemic and Antifa cum BLM rioting has been monitored and limited in order to expose the perpetrators and their accomplices and useful idiot followers. The result is that a critical mass of USans and humans globallyhave WOKEN UP to the demonic Talmudic reality underlying the scamdemic and the current globalist control of life in our world.
President Trump has wrested control of the US from its Talmudic rulers by moving the Fed into the US Treasury and placing it under his control. He is also eliminating the fraudulent US debt ostensibly owed to the Fed by enormously increasing US "borrowing" from the Fed for stimulus payments and capital works etc while having the Fed acquire huge quantities of bonds relating to such debt thus causing the 'fake' Fed debts to be held by the 'fake' Fed system prior to its demise. Fake Fed debt token currency will never be repaid.
At the same time Trump has renogiated trade treaties and is eliminating counter productive regulations that inhibit domestic US productivity and production. This will increase US industrial efficiency and employment. He is also using his Defence Production Act powers to ensure that the US gets the type of production that it really needs while ensuring the nation gets real value for the currency (debt tokens) being issued by the Fed.
To reinvigorate US manufacturing and infrastructure creation he has established and funded Opportunity Zones in previously disadvantaged areas. The plan is to reindustrialise the US and ameliorate the impact of USans having to go "cold turkey" by having to pay the rest of the world the real value of their goods and services provided to the US instead of conjuring fake currency out of thin air to exchange for them.
Trump's Executive Orders (EOs) providing payroll tax relief for USans earning up to about US$104,000 and relief regarding outstanding education loans is also beginning to change social awareness as regards the negative effects of Talmudic usury and income taxation. Trump's EO requiring a moratorium on evictions for non payment of rent also uses the scamdemic to change social perceptions on satisfying housing needs. Direct Federal relief payments for workers who lose employment because of the Scamdemic, in lieu of provision of bailouts for banks and major corporations, ostensibly to assist them to create jobs, completely reverses previous policies that enriched wealthy banksters, corporatists and politicians while impoverishing workers. These are some of the ways in which the Trump Administration is using the crisis caused by the COVID-19 scandemic to initiate policies reversing many of the core negative US socio-economic conditions created by the demonic globalist controllers to enslave USans and the rest of the world. These initiatives also reverse the uses to which the cabal and its Deep State operatives sought to put the COVID-19 Scamdemic. The Trump administration will release a solution to the scamdemic which will demonstrate to the US and everyone the criminal intentions and false narratives of its CIA and Deep State perpetrators glibly published by governments and the fake, phony and false MSM.
Once the US Treasury resumes its Constitutional responsibility for issuing usury free US money and currency there will be no need for INCOME TAXATION. This will include elimination of onerous and unfair Social Security imposts. Moreover, Trump's EO removing payroll taxes on USans earning less than US$104, 000 will become permanent after his win in the US Presidential election i sconfirmed. Subsequently ALL income taxes will be abolished because they are cosmically illegal and there will be no need for them because the US government will cease repaying loan moneys or interest thereon to the global bankster cabal for its fake fiat token currency falsely called money.
These changes will transform the US politically, socially, economically and ethically for the better and enable a genuine GREAT RESET of US spiritual, political, social, cultural and economic life, spearheaded by governance changes enabled by returning control of money and currency emission, banking, economic and taxation policies, to genuine national control.
The elimination of the Fed and incorporation of its functions into the US Treasury will collapse the Rothchilds' Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and their global Central Banking system. That will free the rest of the world from Talmudic control by globalist banksters. Then the example being provided by the US in relation to globalisation, usury-free monetary and currency emission and income taxation will be noted and emulated by other nations and will gradually be imitated by the rest of the world.
In addition to actively deconstructing the banksters' control of the global monetary system, the Trump administration is defunding and beginning the elimination of their demonic globalist control mechanisms like the UN, the WHO, the WTO, the IMF, World Bank, Bank of international Settlements (BIS) and NATO; and various Talmudic trade treaties and arrangements. Ultimately the UN itself will be replaced by proper divine governance.
The monetary reset process commenced on 1 June 2020 but may not be completed until after the coming planetary Magnetic Reversal STAND STILL, and stasis period. The Reset will transform social and economic life on this planet. Problems associated with commercial banking and usury as we know them will be gone. Sovereign National Treasuries will issue all local money and currency. The elimination of usury will eliminate income taxation and pave the way for global prosperity and abundance].
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