What is the Great Reset?

Snipers hold their position on the roof of a hotel during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in the Swiss Alps resort of Davos, Switzerland January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Is the Great Reset a myth? Is it a Right wing fantasy? A global climate conspiracy?

According to the World Economic Forum website, the Great Reset is an initiative to build a fairer, more sustainable world, through international cooperation. An attempt to reassert the authority of governments over capitalism, to close remaining tax loopholes, and to ensure fairer outcomes for everyone. There’s just one problem. If the WEF Great Reset initiative succeeds, civilisation could end.

Great Reset or grating global conspiracy theory? Either way, don’t dismiss genuine anxiety

Parnell Palme McGuinness
November 21, 2020 — 12.00am

I have a clear-eyed view of the world, you have a bias, and they have a conspiracy theory. This is the way the declension usually seems to work. Our anxieties are real and the anxieties of others increasingly bizarre.

Earlier this month, Senator Pauline Hanson moved a motion to reject the World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset”. The senator asked Parliament to “note that adopting the policies would devastate the economic wellbeing and individual freedoms of Australians” and that the Australian government should boycott all World Economic Forum events in protest over The Great Reset agenda.

The Great Reset imagines a radically different economic system. In the words, and word order, of the global management consultants McKinsey, the agenda will be climate change, sustainability, social justice and the pandemic. A frequently cited phrase from a WEF 2030 prediction is that “you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy”. To some this means communalism; others hear communism. Whether you see this as a shining vision or a dystopian dispossession depends largely on your social and ideological vantage point.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/national/great-reset-or-grating-global-conspiracy-theory-either-way-don-t-dismiss-genuine-anxiety-20201120-p56gee.html

I’ve got to say I’m not a fan of someone telling me I no longer own my stuff. But lets go to the source – how does the architect of the Great Reset describe his own initiative?

Now is the time for a ‘great reset’ 

03 Jun 2020
Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

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.

There are many reasons to pursue a Great Reset, but the most urgent is COVID-19. Having already led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, the pandemic represents one of the worst public-health crises in recent history. And, with casualties still mounting in many parts of the world, it is far from over.

This will have serious long-term consequences for economic growth, public debt, employment, and human wellbeing. According to the Financial Times, global government debt has already reached its highest level in peacetime. Moreover, unemployment is skyrocketing in many countries: in the US, for example, one in four workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March, with new weekly claims far above historic highs. The International Monetary Fund expects the world economy to shrink by 3% this year – a downgrade of 6.3 percentage points in just four months.

All of this will exacerbate the climate and social crises that were already underway. Some countries have already used the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and enforcement. And frustrations over social ills like rising inequality – US billionaires’ combined wealth has increased during the crisis – are intensifying.

Left unaddressed, these crises, together with COVID-19, will deepen and leave the world even less sustainable, less equal, and more fragile. Incremental measures and ad hoc fixes will not suffice to prevent this scenario. We must build entirely new foundations for our economic and social systems.

The level of cooperation and ambition this implies is unprecedented. But it is not some impossible dream. In fact, one silver lining of the pandemic is that it has shown how quickly we can make radical changes to our lifestyles. Almost instantly, the crisis forced businesses and individuals to abandon practices long claimed to be essential, from frequent air travel to working in an office.

Likewise, populations have overwhelmingly shown a willingness to make sacrifices for the sake of health-care and other essential workers and vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. And many companies have stepped up to support their workers, customers, and local communities, in a shift toward the kind of stakeholder capitalism to which they had previously paid lip service.

Clearly, the will to build a better society does exist. We must use it to secure the Great Reset that we so badly need. That will require stronger and more effective governments, though this does not imply an ideological push for bigger ones. And it will demand private-sector engagement every step of the way.

The Great Reset agenda would have three main components. The first would steer the market toward fairer outcomes. To this end, governments should improve coordination (for example, in tax, regulatory, and fiscal policy), upgrade trade arrangements, and create the conditions for a “stakeholder economy.” At a time of diminishing tax bases and soaring public debt, governments have a powerful incentive to pursue such action.

Moreover, governments should implement long-overdue reforms that promote more equitable outcomes. Depending on the country, these may include changes to wealth taxes, the withdrawal of fossil-fuel subsidies, and new rules governing intellectual property, trade, and competition.

The second component of a Great Reset agenda would ensure that investments advance shared goals, such as equality and sustainability. Here, the large-scale spending programs that many governments are implementing represent a major opportunity for progress. The European Commission, for one, has unveiled plans for a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery fund. The US, China, and Japan also have ambitious economic-stimulus plans.

Rather than using these funds, as well as investments from private entities and pension funds, to fill cracks in the old system, we should use them to create a new one that is more resilient, equitable, and sustainable in the long run. This means, for example, building “green” urban infrastructure and creating incentives for industries to improve their track record on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics.

The third and final priority of a Great Reset agenda is to harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good, especially by addressing health and social challenges. During the COVID-19 crisis, companies, universities, and others have joined forces to develop diagnostics, therapeutics, and possible vaccines; establish testing centers; create mechanisms for tracing infections; and deliver telemedicine. Imagine what could be possible if similar concerted efforts were made in every sector.

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting every facet of people’s lives in every corner of the world. But tragedy need not be its only legacy. On the contrary, the pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world to create a healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous future.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.Written by

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Read more: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/now-is-the-time-for-a-great-reset/

Just in case the adults don’t get onboard with the Great Reset, the World Economic Forum has teamed up with Sesame Street, to reach out to the kids (h/t James Delingpole).

Although the Great Reset mentions sustainability and Covid-19, I suspect these concepts were loosely bolted on to the core idea to win broader support. The main focus of the Great Reset appears to be global political and economic unity, along with some concerning ideas about private property, and an especial emphasis on harmonising global taxation and fiscal homogeneity.

Why do I think Schwab’s Great Reset could lead to the downfall of civilisation?

The reason is if it works at all, Schwab’s Great Reset would put all our eggs in one basket.

Nations rise and fall all the time. Once great powers like Spain, Czarist Russia, the British Empire and Ottoman Turkey are now a shadow of their former glory. China, which a hundred years ago under the decrepit Qing dynasty was the plaything of greater powers, now challenges the USA for global supremacy.

Anatolia and Arabia for a thousand years preserved and built on the knowledge of ancient Rome and Greece, while much of the West tore itself apart in an orgy of cruelty and murderous barbarism. Constantinople (Istanbul), Aleppo in Syria, and Babylon Baghdad in Iraq were great centres of learning during periods of enlightened rule in the first millennium and early second millennium.

I think the pattern is pretty clear.

The point is, overall progress has continued despite the rise and fall of nations, and the incompetence and short sighted greed of politicians, because for more than two thousand years there has always been a safe haven, somewhere in the world for people of learning to flee the violence and barbarism of failed states and tyrants.

If the world’s nations embrace the Great Reset all this could change. If nations commit to marching in lockstep, there will no longer be an independent safe refuge, because all nations will make the same mistakes at the same time. The next fall could be global. A global fall which affects every nation simultaneously could take down everything.

Klaus Schwab, the architect of the Great Reset, was born in Germany in 1938.

Correction (EW): The House of Wisdom was in Baghdad, not Babylon.

272 thoughts on “What is the Great Reset?

    • Actually, no. Reading the “New Manifesto” – it specifically says that there will still be private property.

      What it is, is fascism. There will still be private “owners,” but they will do what they are told to do by their “betters” in the central planning bureau.

      Considering that all of the Davos attending elites strongly support Hamas, Hezbollah, etc., it won’t be fascism as practiced by Benito, either – it will be that practiced by Adolf.

      • Communism did not deny the existence of private property. What it DID, was impose Government control on all forms of Production, Distribution and Exchange.

        That is why the difference between Facism, Nazism, Communism and Socialism was more a matter of tokens and slogans than reality. It makes no practical difference whether you have Title to your farm or business, if you have no control over what you do with it.
        What you produce, how you produce it and how much you can charge for it are determined by bureaucrats with no skin in the game. Object, and you and your family end up against the wall or in the Gulag.

        • Visitors to Germany in the 30s struggled to understand what the difference was between the nazis and the soviets, read a very good book recently “Travelers in the 3rd Reich”, compilation of letters and such from foreigners, tons of small but interesting nuggets a of info.

          • The only measure that matters is the line from free to totalitarian.
            To paraphrase Tolstoy, all free countries are happy the same way. All totalitarian places are miserable in their own way.

        • The best way to understand the relationship between Fascism, Nazism, Communism and Socialism. Fascism was Italian Marxism, Nazism was German Marxism, Communism was Russian Marxism, and Socialism is watered down Marxism for the squeamish bourgeois of Western Europe. BTW, in the US Marxism is called Progressivism.

          The end point of all of the national variations Marxism is tyranny, poverty, war, and death.

          • Walter- Thank you that is the most cogent explanation of the ism’s I have ever read. Genius in its brevity and all encompassing explanation of the variations and the end result.

        • PeterW says:
          That is why the difference between Fascism, Nazism, Communism and Socialism was more a matter of tokens and slogans than reality.

          Exactly. They’re all just different extents of basic central control/totalitarianism.

      • Very efficient, of course. And we would get some staggering advances in weapons technology.

        However, we would also lose large sectors of the population who were deemed undesirable….

      • Of course there will still be private property. You don’t expect Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, the Castros, etc., etc. to do away with everything they own merely to have clothing, food and shelter assigned to them, do you? The latter is for the little people.

        Oh, and make sure you don’t do anything that might “violate” the terms of your agreement with the powers that be, or you will be canceled.

        • You miss the point, Paul. They will be the ones telling the bureaucrats what to tell the little people.

          The big question is going to be whether the (communist) climate change econuts or the (fascist) corporatists come out on top. Either way its thee and me that are going to be at the bottom.

      • The “New Manifesto” says that? Do you really trust printed lies more than spoken ones? You will own nothing, and we will define ‘happiness’ for you. Just get yourself comfortably numb.

    • If you do not own anything, then the government can take everything away at any time for any perceived or wanton reason. You live at their whim and no more. In addition, your neighbors can just as well take anything they want, it’s not yours.

      And, as you do not own your own body now, they can do what ever they want to it.

      Communalism, communism, whatever, it’s SLAVERY.

        • I’m not a slave and I don’t intend on ever becoming one.

          In the US, our constitution says the people control the government. Under the Great Reset, the govrrnment controls the people!

          It’s as simple as that and they should name it the Sneaky Takeover or something similar. I worry how many of us will be fooled or tricked by their “free stuff “.

          The description that Klaus fellow wrote of the proposed Great Reset is packed with half truths and unsubstantiated claims. His vision of the world is fanciful at best and totally facistic at worse. Ronald Reagan described it accurately when he said the government”s biggest lie is, “Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help!” That epitomizes the Great Reset.

          The central bankers behind the Great Reset know that if Trump wins the election, their dreams of dominating humanity they’ve been working on for over 100 years will go up in smoke, likely to never return. We’re going to see some startling examples of their desperation until their treasonous behavior lands them behind bars.

          • Well, if the people control the government, the people have told Trump to do one.
            He appears to believe otherwise.

          • They ALWAYS come back.
            Well before his death. Thomas Jefferson pointed out that the revolution of 76 was already overthrown. Those they had tried to throw out were already, to a large extent, back in control. But, hey, everyone know Jefferson was one of those crazy conspiracy nuts. I wonder what he used in lieu of tin foil?

          • The overarching thought that came to me was “We know what’s good for you better than you do.”.
            The problem of course is what they are advocating has never worked in the past, but THIS time they’ll get it right. “Trust us”.

          • I hate to burst your bubble, Rocky, but if you are forced to work for the benefit of others, you are a slave. The three components of slavery are: 1) one person works 2) another person benefits 3) because of force/coercion/violence.

            If the government removes some of your property (earned with your labor) and gives it to someone else – as happens in America with things like “Social Security” and “welfare,” then you are a slave.

            I don’t know why people think the only kind of slavery is chattel slavery. A chattel slave might be able to one day earn his freedom. As a slave under this newer system, I cannot. I will be a slave all my life. And all because people really don’t mind slavery, as long as they get to be the masters.

          • Nobody knows what the people said in the last election, the levels of corruption prevent an honest reading.

            I find it fascinating that the same people cheered and supported Gore challenging the 2000 election, are aghast that Trump is challenging the 2020 election.

        • “damp November 22, 2020 at 9:31 am

          I don’t know why people think the only kind of slavery is chattel slavery.”

          Exactly my point.

          • It’s what they have been trained to think. The government wants people to believe that anything short of absolute slavery, is freedom of one form or another.

      • I started studying global warming/climate science in 1985 and started publishing in 2002 – it’s getting to be a long time.
        We published about the falsehoods of catastrophic global warming and green energy in 2002. By 2008 I had the science pretty well sorted and by 2009 I published that the CAGW scare was a deliberate leftist false scam.
        Now that the World Economic Forum, Trudeau and other leftist conspirators have linked the climate change scam and the Covid lockdown scam, it is abundantly clear what their plan is.
        The Great Reset is a direct move to a central-planned socialist system with a few princes in charge, looking down on all the poor peasants. It is the dictatorship model of Communist China, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and many other leftist sh!tholes, coming soon to a theater near you.
        Europe and Canada are finished, and are far down the “poverty road to Venezuela”. If USA falls, it will be the end of freedom, and there will be nowhere else to run to. Told you so, 18 years ago.

        • Justin Trudeau, a man of no education and no life achievements, somehow believes he suddenly has the intellect and foresight to lead his nation into the Great Reset – the Brave New World of Neo-Marxism. Trudeau certainly did not campaign on this platform, and when I tried to warn Canada of his covert plans before the 2019 election, Trudeau’s “bought” Canadian press refused to print my exposé of his secret Marxist plot.

          TRUDEAU AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
          VIDEO: https://twitter.com/i/status/1327657048415334400

          TOLD YOU SO, ONE YEAR AGO: Here is my warning, published one year ago in Fall 2019, before the Canadian election.

          THE LIBERALS’ COVERT GREEN PLAN FOR CANADA – POVERTY AND DICTATORSHIP
          October 1, 2019 – My article, edited with the Financial Post but then not published in that paper.
          https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/01/the-liberals-covert-green-plan-for-canada-poverty-and-dictatorship/

          THE RADICAL GREEN ROAD TO VENEZUELA – POVERTY, MISERY AND DICTATORSHIP
          September 20, 2019 – My original article – By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng.,
          https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/09/20/the-radical-green-road-to-venezuela-poverty-misery-and-dictatorship/

          • TRUDEAU CALLS GREAT RESET A “CONSPIRACY THEORY,” DESPITE IT BEING MENTIONED IN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS AND HIS OWN STATEMENTS
            https://spencerfernando.com/2020/11/24/trudeau-calls-great-reset-a-conspiracy-theory-despite-it-being-mentioned-in-official-government-documents-and-his-own-statements/

            It takes a special kind of arrogance to lie so brazenly.

            Justin Trudeau and much of the establishment media have called the Great Reset a “conspiracy theory.”

            That might be news to the Bank of Canada.

            In an August 20, 2020 document, the Bank of Canada Deputy Governor issued a paper titled “The Great Reset,” with the subheading of “Supporting the transition to a greener, smarter economy.”
            The paper goes on to say “COVID-19 is a shock and an opportunity,” and “Pivot to a greener, smarter economy?”

            Interestingly, Trudeau’s PMO also may be surprised to hear Trudeau call it a conspiracy, since they put out a statement on his behalf in which he mentions it repeatedly.

            Here it is:
            “Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and the Commonwealth group of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations regarding financing for development and the Great Reset initiative. The Prime Minister thanked His Royal Highness for initiating the discussion at such a critical time and for championing the Great Reset initiative to build a better and more sustainable future for all.

            Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted the importance of the Commonwealth as a space for dialogue and collective action on global issues related to sustainable development. He addressed the ongoing challenge posed by COVID-19 and the need to build back stronger, more resilient, and greener economies. The Prime Minister also noted the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society in shaping the future global economy in a way that supports social inclusion, fairness, equality, and sustainability.

            The Prime Minister, His Royal Highness, and the Permanent Representatives discussed economic recovery and sustainability initiatives that will support the objectives of the Great Reset. The Prime Minister also underscored Canada’s continued commitment to climate action, and announced a new $9.5 million contribution to the Climate Finance Access Network. This contribution will help some of the most climate-vulnerable countries, notably Pacific small island developing states, to more easily access international climate finance. It will complement other recent initiatives supporting partnerships on climate action, including with Caribbean and African states.

            The Prime Minister also spoke about the joint initiative he recently launched with the United Nations Secretary-General and the Prime Minister of Jamaica to accelerate the global response to the pandemic. This initiative emphasizes the need to improve access to critical development financing, including by low- and middle-income countries, to help them recover and “build back better”, creating more prosperous, resilient and inclusive economies and societies.

            COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global challenge. The Government of Canada is working closely with international partners to minimize the economic impact of the virus and to ensure that the global recovery is focused on building back stronger, more sustainable economies.”

            By my count, “Great Reset” is mentioned 3 times.

            Yet, Trudeau expects us to ignore what is right in front of us.

            Nobody voted for a “great reset,” and nobody campaigned on it.

            We were repeatedly told by governments that the number 1 goal was to fight the virus and protect the economy.

            Instead, they are seeking to exploit this moment.

            Ask yourself this:
            If they could have passed the policies being pushed in the “great reset,” wouldn’t they have done so already?

            The fact is, people wouldn’t vote for draconian and economically destructive measures, and so they were largely held back.

            But now, with countries mired in fear, many politicians see an opportunity to push their agenda of increased taxes, increased centralization, and economic stagnation.

            Worst of all, they are so arrogant, and so sure of their ‘unchallengeable power,’ that they are lying right to your face about it, expecting you to believe their false words rather than your own mind.

            – Spencer Fernando

          • THE CANADIAN LIBERAL PARTY’S CURRENT POLICIES ARE THE QUOTES OF VLADIMIR LENIN.
            “Truth is the most precious thing. That’s why we should ration it.”
            “We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”
            “There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.”
            “Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.”
            “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.”
            “People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self-deception in politics.”
            “It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to explain.”
            “Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”
            “The goal of socialism is communism.”
            “The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
            “Trust is good, but control is better.”
            “As an ultimate objective, “peace” simply means communist world control.”
            “One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class.”
            “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”
            “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
            “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
            https://www.azquotes.com/author/8716-Vladimir_Lenin

    • No, the problem is the last 2-3 generations do NOT know that Communism or Socialism does not work!

      They have been thoroughly indoctrinated to believe Capitalism is bad and Socialism or Social Justice etc etc is the ideal model. Along with post modernism, where there is no such thing as absolute truth, only subjective truth, which negates the scientific method, and on and on…

      And this intellectual cancer or pathogen as Gad Saad puts it, is so deeply ingrained, that now people at all levels of government, industry and academia are in positions of power with this completely false narrative/belief system.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEWOI317XtY

      “Gad Saad | The Death Of Truth And How To Revive It”

    • It’s just a road map to dictatorship.

      They use idealistic billionaires or ‘champagne socialists’ to get into power, but they will be the first one’s targeted when a dictator comes to power, because capitalism or anyone with wealth would be a threat to their power. This was Venezuela’s plan.

      When Maduro was ‘elected’ the BBC was promoting Maduro’s government as a model government; how did that work out?

      It’s also what is now happening with the US election, where they have used the same voting machines and software as Venezuela.

      If anyone had suggested a year ago that social and mainstream media would be censoring the President and election facts, they would have been called a conspiracy theorist. Wait to see what’s coming, it’s going to get far worse.

  1. The great reset is simply the continuation of what former UNFCCC head, Christiana Figures, revealed… that a process is in place to replace the economic model of the last 150 years (capitalism). Figueres, of course, is the woman who once declared that the only way to effectively implement climate polices is to adopt the Chinese system. Who really wants communism?

      • Sorry to say it … but the policia’ are going to NEED those bullet proof vests if these ILLEGAL attempts to suspend American’s Constitutional Rights on the basis of a “Health Emergency” persist. A health “emergency” … where the chance of Death is in the neighborhood of 0.02 for most age groups. “Getting sick” is not a reason to suspend the constitution … destroy our capitalist economy and enslave the people of America.

        • I feel for those two Sheriff’s Deputies. I strongly support those guys and dangers many of them put themselves in everyday by responding to domestic violence calls and gang fights.

          They are caught between a State leadership like Comrade Governor Cuomo issuing edicts and a Constitution that says they must uphold laws passed by a Legistlature.

          The Day is quickly coming for those Deputies where the stand, with the Law passed by Legislatures, or Mandates and edicts from Tyrant governors and mayors… and maybe soon a U.S. President.

          The Climate Scam has been on “slow cook” for decades now, and mostly gone nowhere in many places. The Leftist-Elitist-Socialists have now grown impatient after 4 years of Trump, They are about to try to accelerate it to make up for those lost years. They do not understand the Forces which they are about to unleash. They really do not.

          • I do not feel sorry for them at all.
            They are attempting to enforce repressive and probably illegal and unconstitutional rules imposed without proper legislative authority.
            Many sheriffs and chiefs of police have stated flatly they will not be responding to calls such as this, will not be enforcing such edicts, and will not knock on doors or hassle people over any of this BS.
            The police can choose what laws they will enforce, as we see every day now when people block roads with illegal “protests” that are protesting nothing, riots that consists of violent gangs of thugs assaulting people, destroying property, setting fires, and in more cases than can be counting, even worse than that.
            The police routinely “stand down” when these things are going on, often doing nothing while people are attacked and assaulted in the sight of the police.

            So they do nothing while people break actual laws, and enforce illegals rules that have no historical precedent or constitutional basis.

        • But someone ‘above’ your social credit scale will own what you are using. All the people pushing this in Davos are expecting to continue being rich and owning all the other little people’s property.
          Perhaps someone should suggest to them that as the proles will be so happy not owning anything – all the attendees at Davos and senior levels of the UN will be reduced to proles Jan 1st 2030 – they will no longer own anything either and they will be happy – right Bill Gates? Prince Charles? Justin Trudeau? Klaus Schwab?
          The new senior level owners will be selected at random from populations of the world with a ‘reign’ of 4 years then back to prole.

          No?
          So you mean that the Great Reset is an excellent idea as long as it does not affect your wealth, freedom and property?

    • “Mervyn November 21, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      Figueres, of course, is the woman…”

      Women are, typically, historically and biologically, capitalistic. They have to be if they want to procreate! Men are just sperm donors, consumed and then discarded (Apart from the support payments).

      • Capitalism requires investment. Historically, women have not been the investors. They have been happy to let others do the work and take the risks. Capitalist, they ain’t.
        That is why the vast majority of major business have been started and built by men. It’s not a patriarchal conspiracy. It’s a question of who is doing the work and taking the risks.

      • LOL. Hence the reason for expensive shoes. I’m sure they are bought to impress other women, because the blokes don’t take any notice.

        • aussiecol,

          My mother, born 1944, explained it to me this way, when I was young: men dress up to impress women; women dress up to compete with other women. It’s stuck with me into my mid-50’s and I think it’s true!

          badEnglish

          • “badEnglish November 22, 2020 at 6:22 am”

            Probably because in the post WW2 (Anywhere) there were few men.

  2. Should this proposal move forward, I’d suggest that they start by dispossessing wealthy entertainers. They don’t provide any tangible products that are essential for survival. They generally consider themselves smart and wise enough to criticize Republican politicians (Streisand and De Niro come to mind); therefore, being ‘woke’ progressives, they should see the wisdom of the proposal and gladly volunteer to set an example.

  3. Considering which world leaders seem to be so keen on the “Great Reset”, people like Trudeau and various prominent, Leftist US politicians; “reset” is just a synonym for international socialism, but with the mega-rich being exempt from the inconveniences.

    • When it comes to “being exempt from the inconveniences”, amongst other things, do you think there’s much difference between the mega-rich and their mega-rich companies? Are they not one and the same?

      • Do you have any actual examples of mega rich companies doing evil things, or do you just assume that anyone with a lot of money who isn’t a socialist must be evil.

        Even if Loydu does manage to come with an example, I’m willing to bet that it will be a case where the “evil” ™ company worked with government officials.

      • It is always going to come down to ‘one rule for me and quite another for thee’. I’ve never seen a case where one of these virtual signally “progressives” follows the rules he/she imposes on others. It is their manifest destiny to be exempt.

        • Rory, we’re talking about the mega-rich. Do you really think they want to make “progress” away from the staus quo? I’d have thought that’s the last thing they want.

          • You mean like Soros, Zuck, Bezos, et al

            And you think they don’t want to change the status quo, so they can rule over people.

            Oh wait … they already have.

            You really cannot pretend and DENY your way from the ultra-left agenda that YOU are an apologist/collaborator/useless-idiot for, Loy.

          • Typical Loydo, reality doesn’t match what it wants to believe, so it declares it’s own form of realty and insists that everyone else start believing in it.

            It’s the mega rich that have been pushing this nonsense.

        • Loydo is one of those who has failed in this life, but can’t accept that it’s failures are the results of it’s own bad decisions. So he joins the movement that declares evil people have stolen what was supposed to be his, and that if only government were to be given enough power, government will right all these wrongs.

      • Loydo.
        Rory makes a valid comment.
        Re your question about companies.
        In most western countries large corporations are controlled by few but owned by many ( mainly through superannuation funds)
        So yes it’s not the same. A mega rich person can run a large company and be exempt from totalitarian rules while the mum and dad owners are not exempt. This happens everyday.

        • “..exempt from totalitarian rules..” The only way “mega rich” can be exempt is to “Play Ball” with the “Elite Law Makers”. Google had enough “power” to breakup Microsoft.
          To a progressive socialist anybody who has a job is “Rich” If you are a “Stock Holder” you are “Rich”.
          Progressive Socialisms has and always will “Stop the Engine of the World”.

        • The biggest difference of course is that Mega companies actually produce stuff that other people use, modern very rich people produce nothing.

      • They are not one and the same. The mega rich companies are one of the tools the mega rich individuals use to wield their power. But your anti capitalist obsession blinds you to that subtle distinction, Loydo.

      • Loydo, Corporations only get to be “Mega-Rich” if they have a product or service that people need and voluntarily buy, if Governments need and buy, if Governments funnel money to those corporations through corruption and/or incompetence, or if they convince people to invest (in either snake oil or a valuable enterprise). Individuals can get to be “mega-rich” by hard work, invention, savvy investing, inheritance, criminal enterprise, corruption, bilking the gullible, etc. You cannot credibly equate wealthy corporations with wealthy individuals in many, if not most cases. To attempt to equate these two (mostly) disparite things shows a fundamental misunderstanding that must come either from ignorance or a twisted world view.

    • Trudeau was a drama teacher by profession….I think you should just assume that, in his soapbox mascot rally speeches, he knows “Build Back Better” sounds better than “Build Back Worser” or “Build Back Somehow”. No need to assume plots of world domination. Occam’s razor.

  4. From Moscow, to Beijing, to Tehran, to Pyongyang… dictators, despots, and oligarchies everywhere are cheering on the Western democracies committing economic suicide via either the Climate Scam, the COIVD lockdowns or the combo of the two The Great Reset.

    THe Climate Scam was obviously taking too long and the jury was still out on whether could succeed because nature is not cooperating with the Climate Dowsers’ models. So along comes the Corona-virus epidemic, a Cold virus for the vast majority of the population, to enable a Scam-demic of Fear to push the people of the West, herded like frightened sheep to their fleecing and eventual slaughter.

    The Great Reset is a clearly part of an impatient Global Socialist movement that was put on hold by 4 years of Donald Trump. Now that the election has been decided and sock puppet Dementia Joe is coming in with his controllers setting his agenda, it is time to accelerate the push to Global Socialism.

  5. “an initiative to build a fairer, more sustainable world”

    No need to read any further…this is code for “Socialism”. It has NOTHING to do with fairness and everything to do with a grab for power.

    • Oh. it totally will be “fair” – everyone but the ruling elite will be equally miserable. Sounds a lot like Feudal Europe, a small elite of lords and ladies, surrounded by a large population of serfs who will be thankful for whatever crumbs the elites allow them to have.

  6. “you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy”… there are two unspoken clauses left out of that quote. The full text reads “you’ll own nothing (but we’ll own everything) and you’ll be happy (or else)”

        • What, the US electorate decided that the oaf in the Whitehouse failed to protect them against Covid, whilst continuing to elect Republicans at lower tiers of government?

          • It really is amazing the lies progressives tell each other.
            The very progressives who are proclaiming that Trump acted too late to close the borders were the ones condemning him as a xenophobe when he did close the borders. Trump also closed the US borders earlier than many of the countries these same progressives hold up as models.

            As to the other actions that you proto-totalitarians wanted Trump to do, the president does not and never has had. Health and safety have always been the responsibility of governors and mayors. You are always complaining that Trump is trashing the constitution, then whine that he didn’t.

          • All those screaming about 200,000: “Listen to the experts”, right? Didn’t Dr. Birx say, back in March or so, that if we did everything almost perfectly, 200,000 would die?

            That would suggest Trump did things almost perfectly, then.

          • Gallon
            You are a classic “oaf.” Health falls under the responsibility of states and cities, not the federal government. The states that have done the poorest job of protecting its citizens, particularly the elderly, have been states run by democrats. Had Trump attempted to usurp the role of state and local government, you and your ilk would have complained about him acting like a dictator. Because the Left is not rational, there is no way that Trump could have won that spitting contest, particularly when outlets like Yahoo have suspended comments about their ‘news’ articles. Therefore, the MSM goes unchallenged with respect to any and all propaganda they publish.

      • We tried Eric. Believe me, we tried.
        Scissors Youtube video post above is just the start of what the US Democrats can expect in the next few years as they try to march the US towards socialism and the population controls measures they want.

        Maybe not too many WUWT’ers know it, but there has been an ammo shortage due to massive demand across all popular calibers, from pistols to rifles, in the US for going on 8 months now. And it shows no sign of let up. There is a reason for that.

        We will not comply. It really is as simple as that.

          • There are more Waco Branch Davidian’s coming. The compliant Leftist media will label them as a “cult” to try to buy sympathy from the public to take them out with force. This is what happened in Waco.
            There has been actual scholarly, well-considered research by sociologists done on this and written about how the FBI and DoJ used terms like cult to justify taking aggressive force that resulted in 76 people dying in the fiery inferno that resulted from driving a heavily armored, large combat engineering vehicle through the large building and firing exploding CS rounds and spraying liquid CS on women and children.

            https://theconversation.com/the-deaths-of-76-branch-davidians-in-april-1993-could-have-been-avoided-so-why-didnt-anyone-care-90816

          • Only a progressive can be stupid enough to believe that the way to solve gun crimes, is disarm the law abiding.

          • Gallon
            What’s worse, we can look forward to the kinds of massacres that take place routinely in Mexico, where school teachers and journalists are buried in mass graves because they have no way of defending themselves. There is only one gun store in all of Mexico for legitimate purchases. Only those outside the law can (and do) obtain firearms.

      • Know you can understand the near, universal hatred for Trump. He was a speed bump along the way.

        The global economies of the west put brakes on their countries through lock downs. We now know lock downs don’t work. Despite this fact, the intelligent governing “leaders” have re-implemented the slide towards depression.

        Please spread this post far and wide.

      • I would like to agree with you, but my fear is that Dominion type voting machines will become the norm in western democracies. In the UK voting is done the old fashioned way, but I am just waiting to see how long it is before they suggest voting machines be used. They will use empty slogans like “digital age” and moving into the 21st century. Then before you know it, it will become mandatory. That is how democracy dies.

        • There has been an increasing use of postal votes in the UK, initiated by Tony Blair.
          This has led to cases of voting fraud, family head voting for family members; religious and community leaders voting for groups of people.

          Mainly concentrated in districts of the larger cities for some reason we’ve not been told.

        • Boris has already proven that voting is irrelevant in the UK. Elect a ‘conservative’ government with a massive majority, and you still communism.

          It’s not who votes that matters, or even who counts the votes, but who chooses who you’re allowed to vote for. Had the ‘elite’ got away with their plan in 2016, the election would have been between Clinton and Jeb. What difference would the result have made?

        • Vincent
          We have made fun of Russian voting for years, claiming that it is rigged. If the charges about Dominion are valid, then the real scary thing is that once a party gains power, it can expect to remain in power indefinitely. Representative democracy, as we have known it, will be dead. Some trolls have accused Trump of treason. However, the real traitors are those who refuse to accept the possibility of a rigged election and won’t demand an investigation or legislative changes to prevent it from happening in the future. Progressives complain about Trump being a dictator or fascist, and yet, are perfectly comfortable with the idea of subverting an election as long as the outcome is one they are happy with.

      • Eric,

        I fear it might be too late – over here, Bojo the bozo has suddenly started spouting the same NEWSPEAK as all of the other Great Leaders.

        It’s a bit like the Stepford Wives – they all seem to have bought into Modern Monetary Theory and Universal Basic Income and all the other Bilderbalderdash.

        Mass delusions have regularly gripped societies throughout history – often caused by ergot-infested wheat. This time it’s a global pandemic, affecting 99.6% of billionaires*.

        *calculated using Modern Statistical Methodology; I thought it up.

      • We just tried that.
        Some of us think the men behind the curtain still had their way because they saw their path was being thwarted.

  7. It’s all the same crap
    Some people who think they are very smart feel they can easily re-engineer society that has developed over thousands of years with a snap of the fingers.

    Clinically insane

    • History is full of such engineers
      Lenin
      Pol Pot
      Mao
      Etc

      If you can just swing a big enough hammer you can eventually make all those odd shapes (people) fit into their predetermined round holes

      In the end, these creatures always have to be eliminated

        • Soros cut his teeth on that 77 yrs ago helping to send his fellow Jews to the Death Camps. There will be a special place in Hell for him.

          • To say he helped send Jews to the death camps is not supported by any evidence I’ve seen (though given the character of the man he became, it’s certainly not an unbelievable assertion). However, that’s not to say he didn’t collaborate with what was going on. Soros was asked during a 60 minutes interview if he “helped in the confiscation of the property from the Jews” to which he responded “yes, that’s right.”

            Kroft: “My understanding is that you went … went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.”
            Soros: “Yes, that’s right. Yes.”

            He went on to say that if he wasn’t there someone else would be doing it and that he regrets none of what he did back then.

            Kroft: “No feeling of guilt?”
            Soros: “No.”

            Basically his defense for his collaboration was “I was just following orders”.

            George’s father, Tivadar Soros, confirmed his son’s collaboration in his 1965 autobiography, Masquerade: Dancing Around Death in Nazi Occupied Hungary. Tivadar wrote “He [George Soros] even helped with the inventory”.

    • Well said Pat,
      It’s a crock and anyone over the age of 70 who remembers and saw behind the iron curtain or experienced other cultures in depth knows this to be true. My only question is when and how did we cultivate this current generation of cyberspace idiots that think truth is found in bits and bytes.

    • Pat
      At the very least, a classic example of the Dunning-Kruger Syndrome. Perhaps a result of having grown up in a society that now gives participation awards instead of awards for accomplishment.

  8. My post from 2012:
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/04/13/warming-in-the-ushcn-is-mainly-an-artifact-of-adjustments/#comment-811587

    Gail Combs says: April 14, 2012 at 5:28 am
    There is also the question of how good the data is during the time of Red China’s “Purges” where up to 80 million were killed.
    http://www.paulbogdanor.com/left/china/deaths2.html

    Thank you Gail for remembering these tortured millions. Below is an excerpt from that article.

    The CAGW scam is not, as many of us originally believed, the innocent errors of a close-knit team of highly dyslexic scientists. The evidence from the ClimateGate emails and many other sources, and the intransigence of these global warming fraudsters when faced with the overwhelming failure of their scientific predictions, suggests much darker motives.

    The lesson of Mao, Hitler and Stalin is that one should not trust, and one should never cede power, to those who have no moral compass.

    Best regards, Allan

    SCHOLARS CONTINUE TO REVEAL MAO’S MONSTROSITIES
    Exiled Chinese historians emerge with evidence of cannibalism and up to 80 million deaths under the communist leader’s regime.
    Beth Duff-Brown,
    Los Angeles Times,
    November 20, 1994

    Gong Xiaoxia recalls the blank expression on the man’s face as he was beaten to death by a Chinese mob.
    He died without a name, becoming another statistic among millions.
    “I remember him so vividly, he really had no expression on his face,” Gong said. “After about 10 or 20 minutes, God knows how long, someone took out a knife and hit him right into the heart.”
    He was then strung on a pole and left dangling and rotting for two months.
    “I think the most terrible thing, when I recall that period, the most terrible thing that struck me was our indifference,” said Gong, today a 38-year-old graduate student at Harvard researching her own history.
    That terrible period was China’s 1966-1976 Cultural Revolution. The blinding indifference was in the name of Chairman Mao Tse-tung and the Communist Party.
    Gong is among a new wave of scholars and intellectuals, both Western and Chinese, who believe modern Chinese history needs rewriting.
    While the focus of many books and articles today is on China’s successful economic reforms, dramatic new figures for the number of people who died as a result of Mao Tse-tung’s policies are surfacing, along with horrifying proof of cannibalism during the Cultural Revolution.
    It is now believed that as many as 60 million to 80 million people may have died because of Mao’s policies-making him responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin combined.
    Gong said killer is not a strong enough word to describe Mao. “He was a monster,” she said.
    *******************

  9. Posted in 2012:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/06/24/weekly-climate-and-energy-news-roundup-53/#comment-855037

    Instead of arguing about the science of global warming, we should just listen to what these enviro radicals are actually SAYING and DOING.

    Maybe they know their global warming science is bogus, but it suits their purpose to use global warming hysteria as a smokescreen to mask their true intentions.

    The radical warmists have done everything in their power to starve the world of fossil fuel energy that is required for continued global prosperity.

    They have squandered a trillion dollars of scarce global resources on catastrophic humanmade global warming (CAGW) nonsense.

    Investing these squandered resources in clean drinking water and sanitation alone would have saved the ~50 million kids who died from drinking contaminated water in the past 25+ years of CAGW hysteria.

    Intelligent use of these scarce global resources could have easily saved as many people as were killed in the atrocities of Hitler, Stalin, or Mao.

    50 million people died in Hitler’s WW2. Josef Stalin killed another 50 million of his own people in internal purges. Leftist hero Mao gets the prize, killing as many as 80 million Chinese during his Great Leap Backward.

    The radical environmental movement has done equally well, rivaling Mao for fatalities caused by the banning of DDT and the misallocation of scarce global resources on the fraud of catastrophic humanmade global warming.

    Since many of these enviro radicals are latter-day Malthusians, Club of Rome types, etc., it is reasonable to assume that THIS WAS THEIR INTENTION.

    Is this too radical a proposal? Well, NO it is not: In addition to what the radical enviros DO, let’s EXAMINE what they SAY (h/t to Wayne):

    ”My three goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with its full complement of species, returning throughout the world.”
    David Foreman,
    co-founder of Earth First!

    ”A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
    Ted Turner,
    Founder of CNN and major UN donor

    ”The prospect of cheap fusion energy is the worst thing that could happen to the planet.”
    Jeremy Rifkin,
    Greenhouse Crisis Foundation

    ”Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”
    Paul Ehrlich,
    Professor of Population Studies,
    Author: “Population Bomb”, “Ecoscience”

    ”The big threat to the planet is people: there are too many, doing too well economically and burning too much oil.”
    Sir James Lovelock,
    BBC Interview

    ”We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
    Stephen Schneider,
    Stanford Professor of Climatology,
    Lead author of many IPCC reports

    ”Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.”
    Sir John Houghton,
    First chairman of the IPCC

    ”It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.”
    Paul Watson,
    Co-founder of Greenpeace

    ”Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.”
    David Brower,
    First Executive Director of the Sierra Club

    ”We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”
    Timothy Wirth,
    President of the UN Foundation

    ”No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
    Christine Stewart,
    former Canadian Minister of the Environment

    ”The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”
    Emeritus Professor Daniel Botkin

    ”Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”
    Maurice Strong,
    Founder of the UN Environmental Program

    ”A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-Development means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.”
    Paul Ehrlich,
    Professor of Population Studies,
    Author: “Population Bomb”, “Ecoscience”

    If I were reincarnated I would wish to return to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels.”
    Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh,
    husband of Queen Elizabeth II,
    Patron of the Patron of the World Wildlife Foundation

    ”The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization we have in the US. We have to stop these third World countries right where they are.”
    Michael Oppenheimer
    Environmental Defense Fund

    ”Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control.”
    Professor Maurice King

    ”Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.”
    Maurice Strong,
    Rio Earth Summit

    ”Complex technology of any sort is an assault on the human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.”
    Amory Lovins,
    Rocky Mountain Institute

    ”I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. it played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”
    John Davis,
    Editor of Earth First! Journal

    **********************************

        • Yep, and some Americans voted for him.

          I bet you would have too if you were over there, Loy.

          Or are you one of the “extra” votes.

          You seem to worship ignorance and dementia, .. its is so close to your own self.

          • Democrats have been encouraging people to file paperwork proclaiming that they have changed their residence to Georgia so that they can vote in the upcoming run-off election. No need to actually move

          • Democrats have been encouraging people to file paperwork proclaiming that they have changed their residence to Georgia so that they can vote in the upcoming run-off election. No need to actually move

      • Because Joel, almost nobody reads history anymore, and the ones that do change it to make villains like Stalin and Mao look good. Nobody who knows history would want to repeat the 20th Century, which is what the Great Reset is really about.

      • Posted in June 2020 – apologies to Joel. 🙂

        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/15/farmers-fear-the-european-green-deal/#comment-3022602

        Notice how the global warming cabal have linked the climate crisis AND the Covid-19 flu? How child prodigies like Greta and academics in non-technical fields have spouted drivel like “to tackle Covid-19 we also have to tackle climate change”? Remember this point!

        We’ve demonstrated many times that alleged dangerous human-made global warming/climate change is not only false, it is fraudulent!
        THE CATASTROPHIC ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING (CAGW) AND THE HUMANMADE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISES ARE PROVED FALSE
        By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc.(Eng.), M.Eng., January 10, 2020
        thsresearch.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/the-catastrophic-anthropogenic-global-warming-cagw-and-the-humanmade-climate-change-crises-are-proved-false.pdf

        There is a similar high probability that the Covid-19 full-Gulag Lockdown is also a scam. We have experienced many flu epidemics that were more dangerous than Covid-19, with NO lockdowns. Why this flu? Why now? Read my post below for details on Covid-19.

        Also, why are Antifa and BLM suddenly exploding onto the scene, trashing downtowns and terrorizing people, allegedly based on the police killing of career criminal George Floyd, who violently abused women? Much better people than Floyd die every day, and nobody cares.

        HINT:
        All these scams are related, concocted by the Marxist Dems, and have nothing to do with the climate, the mild Covid-19 flu or USA police violence. These are Democrat planned political events by paid demonstrators, intended to derail the investigations into the attempted coup-d’état of Trump via the Russia scam and the false FBI charges against Lt.-Gen. Flynn, and to steal the election so the treasonous acts of the Obama regime remain hidden.

        It’s all a smokescreen to hide the criminal activity of the Dems – Try to focus on the big picture good people – It’s not all that complicated.

        PLANDEMIC OR SCAMDEMIC?

        IMPORTANT: Everyone should watch this video AND re-post it.
        https://youtu.be/X6pzXrEBqR0

        The full-Gulag lockdown was completely unnecessary and that was obvious by early-mid-March. I wrote then:

        wattsupwiththat.com/2020/03/21/to-save-our-economy-roll-out-antibody-testing-alongside-the-active-virus-testing/#comment-2943724
        [excerpt- posted 21Mar2020]

        LET’S CONSIDER AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH, SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF THE ABOVE CONCLUSIONS:
        Isolate people over sixty-five and those with poor immune systems and return to business-as-usual for people under sixty-five.
        This will allow “herd immunity” to develop much sooner and older people will thus be more protected AND THE ECONOMY WON’T CRASH.

        rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/21/end-the-american-lockdown/comment-page-1/#comment-12253
        [excerpt- posted 22Mar2020]

        This full-lockdown scenario is especially hurting service sector businesses and their minimum-wage employees – young people are telling me they are “financially under the bus”. The young are being destroyed to protect us over-65’s. A far better solution is to get them back to work and let us oldies keep our distance, and get “herd immunity” established ASAP – in months not years. Then we will all be safe again.
        __________________________________

        Why did New York have so many deaths from Covid-19? Because New York Governor Cuomo ordered state nursing homes to take in 4,500 patients with Covid-19, the Associated Press reported. These patients infected other nursing home residents, resulting in many more deaths. Cuomo issued the order to nursing homes and other assisted living centers on March 25, 2020 according to AP. He did not reverse that policy until May 11.
        __________________________________

        Now Democratic Governors are delaying the lifting of the lockdown, to further harm the economy in hopes of defeating Trump in November.
        __________________________________

        The violent riots over the unfortunate death of career criminal George Floyd were the next act in this saga. Floyd was not a great role model – he had a long criminal record, which included holding a pregnant woman hostage by pointing a shotgun at her belly, but he was all they had – so a false narrative was constructed of what a great guy he was and how all blacks were faced with such horrific police brutality.

        Unfortunately, the data did not support that false narrative – in 2019, 1004 individuals were shot and killed by USA police, but only 56 of them were unarmed, and only 15 of those were black (A whole 1.5%!).
        washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/police-shootings-2019/

        It will soon become clear that Antifa are the paid and programmed violent shock troops of the Marxist Democratic Party, and this entire charade was choreographed by the Dems to try to steal the Fall 2020 election.
        __________________________________

      • You are funny! Steven Marshall is no right wing politician, and neither are Berejiklian, Matt Kean, and all their ilk. The whole Australian political spectrum has drifted to the left.

        • “The whole Australian political spectrum has drifted to the left”, and since his party models itself on the Republican’s and the Tories’ I guess they must have all drifted off too. Or is it you’ve drifted to the right.. Hmmm, which is more likely?

          • Your generalisations betray your ignorance and shallowness. What’s there to compare? It’s like comparing Loydo with Griff.

          • SA has always been left of the rest of Australia right back to premier Don Dunstan and even Adelaide which was called the “City of Churches” due to its diversity of faiths.

            Interesting on ABC vote compass they did for last election which grouped people left/right who filled in the survey. Look at the differences between the two major party voters and a couple were 4 even more left than Adam Brandt which I thought would take some doing.

          • People like you CAN’T drift any more “left”, Loy

            You and your cult comrades are as far left as it is possible to be without falling off the edge of the climate science flat Earth

  10. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke. Steven Pinker points out that things have gotten better for the world’s population.

    Pinker argues that economic inequality “is not itself a dimension of human wellbeing” and cites a study that finds inequality is not linked to unhappiness, at least in poorer societies. He also points out that the world as a whole is becoming more equal, and states that even within increasingly unequal areas, the poor are still getting wealth and benefit from technological innovations. For example, it is clear to Pinker that an innovation that makes the poor slightly richer and the rich massively richer is a positive rather than a negative achievement. In contrast, critics hold that enhancing social mobility and combating “inequality as a result of unfairness” are important legitimate ends in and of themselves, beyond any effects of reducing poverty. Enlightenment Now

    There is misery in America, felt by supposedly privileged white folks. Both the Republicans and Democrats threw them under the bus and exported their jobs to China. They are the forgotten people but it’s OK if they suffer because they are privileged white people. They are the one group whose health outcomes have gotten worse. link

    If the ideologues in the Democrat party get their way, there will be a reset in America, just not the way they want it. President Trump was a mild rebuke to them. The next rebuke will be worse. (I hope I’m wrong and I want no part of it and will be hiding in a log cabin somewhere far from the action.)

    In the name of fairness and equality, the elites think white Americans should be screwed over even worse. We’ll see how that works out.

    • I have no problem with meritocracy. I’ll never forget an interview with a San Francisco police officer I once read, he said the reason they were losing was every so often the ghetto produced a criminal genius, someone who in happier circumstances would have been a great captain of industry, but because they had been denied opportunity, they turned their talents to crime. These crime captains had no idea of the magnitude of their talent, all they knew is when they planned a crime, it generally worked out the way they wanted.

      • This denial of opportunity is the current ‘set’, not an some alarmist, supposed furure ‘reset’. Are you saying that we should just hold our noses – criminal geniuses are merely an unfortunate but unavoidable symptom of this ‘set’?

        Or maybe if he’d had a free college education he might have funneled his talents into something a little more constructive. Free? In this current ‘set’, him and many like him are not going to get one any other way. Maybe if we held our collective noses and did that instead we’d all benefit.

        • In what passes as your mind, only more free stuff from government is capable of preventing a genius from becoming a criminal genius.

          • Lydo, “trickle down” has never been debunked.
            It has only been falsely restated as a “strawman” in order to knock it down in the eyes of the gullible.

            “Trickle down” does NOT mean “give a rich person more and hope he is generous in sharing it.” (That is typical of the misunderstanding on campus.)

            It means if funds are freed up (from less taxation or regulation) the economy will grow and when the economy grows even the poorest benefit. The proof of that is (pre pandemic) DJT lowered taxes (on everyone, BTW) and cut regulation and the economy jumped and employment and wages of the poorest were at the highest in history.

            Please spare us the retort that those universal gains weren’t distributed fairly.
            (The corollary would be that it is OK if everyone were made equally poor.)

          • George, this is how wealth and power have been re-distributed over the last 50 odd years. It shows the poorest half of the population (and many more) have not seen a fair share of the increasing weath of the nation and they have no reason to think the trend will change in their favour. Not only is that transparently unfair but it is socially and politically unsustainable.
            Many millions of people in that bracket and the brackets immediately above are not lazy bums who only have themselves to blame, but hard-working people on poverty level wages with no security, no savings and no insurance, trying to raise a family and to get a little ahead. Thay are being right-royally screwed by a rigged system and they know it, as they watch the hyper-wealthy pull away. Every solution that might shift a tiny bit of wealth and power towards them is brutally opposed and branded as socialism by the wealthy elite and their media thugs. That is very fertile ground for facism, division and strife. What is your solution?

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_inequality_in_the_United_States#/media/File:1970-_Relative_income_growth_by_percentiles_-_US.png

        • “Loydo November 21, 2020 at 8:11 pm”

          You don’t live in the real world do you? You are wealthy, an inheritance (Fair enough). You admit to world travel, what a luxury. And you deny this to others?

        • Or maybe if he’d had a free college education he might have funneled his talents into something a little more constructive.

          Free college education for what, gender or environmental studies with a minor in basket weaving that’ll net you $45K/year to start? Maybe?

          I was hooked on this television show called, Drugs Inc., for a while. Check it out. In it, a film crew went around to various cities in the United States (and overseas) and documented the daily routines of various types of drug dealers who had various size organizations. The dealers were very forthcoming, i.e., a great deal of their philosophy of business, the moral “justification” behind why they did what they did, and their business operations were freely discussed with and documented by the film crew.

          What I noticed immediately was that these men and women weren’t stupid at all. Their rationalizations for their behavior, while I disagreed with them, were nonetheless logically valid (I didn’t say “sound”).

          In fact, in terms of economic theory, they could conduct seminars. They ran circles around Keynesians and other such moronic inventions of stupid as these. These were natural market capitalists and they were good at it. Of course they didn’t know anything about J. Maynard, rather, they were just doing what makes sense (which ISN’T J. Maynard) to make money. And lots of it. All the while serving their customers. Their customers’ satisfaction was always their primary goal. Gee, ya think?

          These people would often pull in $10K cash or better in a single night, and that’s AFTER buying their product, paying their “employees,” etc. That’s AFTER overhead. They were smart. They were organized. They knew their competition and competed directly with them. They knew the street. They had “employees” on the street. Yeah, they were already “captains of industry.”

          But they were criminals. It was the life they CHOSE, not the life they were forced into doing. They understood exactly what they were doing, why they were doing it, what the consequences might be (e.g., jail or death) and they weren’t interested in taking $100K they could make in 10 days and investing in a college education NOW. WTH for???

          Why do you think they’re going to want to do it THEN, when it’s practically free for them NOW and they’d have to take a pretty heft pay cut when their done with their BS (pun intended) in Gender-Fluid Environmental Studies with Minor in Basket Weaving?

          Again, these people aren’t stupid morons. Instead, they’re rather brilliant but immoral, unethical and sometimes murderous criminals who chuckle (and I’m being kind) at the likes of progressives who believe them just wounded products of their environment, or misunderstood, whatever the latest nonsense anti-intellectual progressive psychoanalytic claptrap might be.

          • We can infer far-left ignorance, just from your posts, Loy.

            Its like a dark, empty abyss, with basically zero rational or intellectual thought.

          • And no Loy, these dealers are NOT the sociopaths.

            It is ultra-left cultists like you, that hate everything about themselves and the society they live in and want to bring everyone down to their level…

            …… they are the real sociopaths

          • . . . maybe you shouldn’t infer too much from a sample of a dozen sociopaths.

            Right, from that sample dozen of thousands I should rather fortify my presuppositional dam against the irrepressibly raging waters of reason and real-world evidence in order that I might preserve my precious progressive politics.

            Does Sauron’s Ring grip you so tightly?

        • Loydo, maybe if taxes were lower companies would have had more incentive and capital available to invest in training people from unpromising backgrounds.

          • That sound a bit like the discredited trickle down effect and its not the companies that require the help. Have you read any evidence that suggests “people from unpromising backgrounds” might benefit from such a policy? Why not just help directly by lowering wage earner’s taxes? Or paying $15/hr?

          • Loydo:

            Have you read any evidence that suggests “people from unpromising backgrounds” might benefit from such a policy?

            What about common sense?

            What if you and I took a walk down Reason Way together to discuss the basic economics of doing business. For our walk, we agree to drop any assumptions we two have regarding the practice except for one: the profit motive. We both agree the profit motive is intrinsic in “doing” business. Surely we can agree there can’t we?

            If so, then couldn’t we also agree that smart business managers looking to maximize profits year over year do some common sense practices to try to ensure that. One of them, the most important of all, is cost estimation. We’ve got to price our product or service to our customers over and above what we expend to produce it in order that our business can survive. That only makes sense.

            If that’s true then one of the costs of doing business is taxation from the state. E.g., in Texas where I have a small business I’m required to charge sales tax on the products and services I provide to my customers.

            If my customer spends $100 on a taxable product or service, then I’m required to add an additional 8.25% more to that $100 in sales tax. That $8.25 is sent off to the state so the state can conduct it’s business. I keep the $100. Businesses commonly break that charge out on customer’s receipts, so the customer will see a $100 charge plus an additional $8.25 listed separately as “TX Sales Tax” or something similar. Keep this in mind too. I don’t, but large companies doing millions of transactions have to pay somebody (or maybe an entire department of employees) to keep up with that. There’s just more cost of doing business because of taxes. We’ll see why that’s important.

            You’re going to pay me $108.25 on that $100 product or service you purchased from me. In other words, I pass the cost of what the state charges ME to do business with YOU right back onto YOU. Now I’m sure we’ll agree that’s fair. And even if we don’t agree, that’s just the way it’s going to be. YOU are going to pay the tax one way or the other.

            That’s because YOU as my customer are going to pay MY costs of doing business, whether it’s power, water/sewer, cell, internet, rent, my tools, my fuel, my company automobile, my airplane (I don’t have one), or whatever other costs are required to do business, YOU my poor, welfare laden customer are going to pay for that. How?

            It’s going to be built directly into the PRICE you pay for the exceptionally valuable product or service I provide to you. The one you can barely afford to buy because you aren’t making $15 / hour, but the one you CERTAINLY couldn’t afford to buy if I had to pay my employees $15 / hour to answer phones and clean the toilet. In fact, if that came about, I’m firing out of necessity the lowest common denominator(s) that I was *trying* to help get started in life with their first job. I’m going back to cleaning the toilet myself. So there’s that. The tender mercies of the progressive are often shortsightedly cruel.

            We’ve already seen how the state of Texas charges a tax against all of my sales to you my customer. I pass that cost onto you. It’s broken down in your receipt. You can see it. What do you suppose I’m going to do with the estimated cost of Federal Income tax the IRS in Washington charges me each year?

            Does it not make ever reasonable sense that I’m going to estimate what my yearly income from sales are going to be, and then subtract my estimated costs of doing business during that year in order to attempt, as well as I’m able, to determine what my income tax liability as part of the cost of doing business is going to be for that given year?

            If you agree that I will, and you should because I would, what do you suppose I’m going to do with that estimated tax liability on my income? Does it make sense to you that I would just eat that cost, or does it rather seem more logical that I’m going to ADD that cost into the prices of my products and services, whether you think that’s “fair” or not? If it’s the latter that makes sense to you, and it should be because that’s exactly what’s going to happen, what do you suppose is ALSO going to happen to the cost of my products and services if you lower that tax on my profits? Especially once that greedy profiteer Loydo Computing, Inc. down the street starts undercutting my prices in order to steal sales because he can now that his costs of doing business in the form of tax liability has just been lowered by 28%?

            In summary, do you believe that I’M going to pay ANY tax imposed by ANY government entity, even if I write the check?

            Au contraire, sir.

            Now think about pricing in a macro sense with those assumptions in mind. Meaning over all the taxed businesses that first do business with other taxed businesses in order to bring you the 30X previously taxed products and services you use and pay the final tax on every day, e.g., food, power, water, garbage pickup, clothing, fuel, etc.

            Can you get a sense of how much money the poor pay just in corporate business taxes alone in the United States every year? It’s some portion of the below:

            https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MTSR133FMS

          • Once again, Loydo demonstrates that it has never spent any time in the real world.
            First off trickle down was always a lie that the left used to try and discredit a tactic that has worked every singe time it has been applied. Even St. John the Kennedy used it very successfully.

            As a second point, lowering someone’s taxes is not “giving them money”, no matter how much the left wants to believe that everything belongs to the government.
            The fact that people work harder and invest more when their taxes are lowered has been tested hundreds of times over the last 60 years or so in countries all over the planet. It works.

            As to lowering the taxes paid by the poor, the bottom 50% of wage earners pay less than 0.1% of income taxes already. Can’t get much lower than that.

            Increasing the minimum wage has never helped the poor. That’s easy to prove. When you drive someone’s wage above what their labor is worth, the only thing that happens is they get fired. This isn’t a theory, it’s been shown to happen time and time again.

          • In the US the 1st minimum wage law was an FDR thing supported by racists who wanted to disadvantage African Americans in the labor force.

      • The only people who are “denied” an opportunity, are those who never tried.
        A lot of people take one shot at success, and when they fail, declare that the system is stacked against them and that therefore they are going to tear down the system.

          • Similarly, the opportunity for failure is necessary.

            What I think the left ignores is that, in properly operating capitalism, those at the top stay there for only a while. That works both for companies and individuals. For instance, a company is unlikely to survive the grandchildren of the founder.

            The opportunity for failure promotes efficiency and prevents stagnation. It’s called creative destruction.

    • If the ideologues in the Democrat party get their way, there will be a reset in America, just not the way they want it.

      Frankly, that’s why I’m disappointed in the House Dem losses and likely failure to take the Senate. I would rather they push their agenda as far and as fast as they can. That would cause too much pain to the average person, even the media might not be able to cover for them. As it is, we continue the slow boil.

      • If the Democrats succeed in moving enough people to Georgia to steal the two senate seats up for grabs in the run-off, then they will manage to take control of the Senate.

    • I can’t help but wonder if Dominion election software was used in Trudeaus election wins in 2015 and 2019. It certainly would explain a few lingering questions about both of those election results.

      Do the federal Coservatives have the nerve to look into past election fraud?

      • ” can’t help but wonder if Dominion election software was used in Trudeaus election wins in 2015 and 2019. It certainly would explain a few lingering questions about both of those election results.”

        Trump’s lawyer, Sidney Powell, said the software had been used to steal elections in other countries in the past, using Venezuela and Argentina as examples, and she insinuated that if you know the right people (and presumably pay them enough) then you can buy a specific election result in a specific place.

        I’m hearing something may be filed in court this week on this subject.

  11. “Posted in 2018:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/07/11/the-white-house-is-reviewing-epa-proposal-to-repeal-obamas-co2-regulations/#comment-2402673
    [excerpt}

    On that same 1989 trip I travelled through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin and East Germany. More on that trip here:
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/01/09/hewlett-packard-report-includes-planned-penal-colonies-for-climate-skeptics/#comment-2254514

    If anyone seriously believes that socialists form nice, well-meaning governments, a trip to Honecker’s East Germany or Fidel’s Cuba (I’ve also been there) would have quickly dissuaded you of this delusion.

    Hitler, Stalin and Mao killed about 200 million people in the 20th Century, mostly their own citizens. Do we really have to do this all again?

    Regards, Allan

    • Allan,

      Thank you for all your messages and I have read you often over the years.

      Even if you are repeating your messages over the years, never ever kill that voice, you will just surrender your most precious gift, your mind, your ideas, your will and that is what they want with the great reset, having a different voice/opinion is not accepted.

      • Thank you Renaud. Much appreciated.

        I feel a duty to fight this huge extremist fraud – given my family history, it’s the least I can do.

        My grandmother’s youngest brother, Lt. Thomas Rodgers Sample was born January 19th, 1896 at West Hawkesbury, Ontario, He enlisted at the outset of WW1 and was killed in action on September 29th, 1918 near Arras, France in the last weeks of that war. He is buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. My dad, who was only five, told me that his mom, Thomas’s older sister and my grandmother, cried all night long when the hard news came.

        My uncle Col. Donald Fraser MacRae won the Military Cross at Dieppe in 1942. He rescued the ten surviving men in his unit, of the 110 enlisted ranks and ten officers who hit Red Beach. As I recall, that medal resides at the high school in the old home town in Glengarry County, the oldest county in Ontario. Famous Western explorers David Thompson, Alexander Mackenzie and Simon Fraser all lived in Glengarry.

        My dad ran half the largest explosives plant in the British Empire during WW2 – he was 26 years old at the outbreak, and supervised 3000 men through the war – with no fatalities.

        They were the Great Generation, born into the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918-19, they survived the Great Depression, won the war, and built the prosperous society that we now enjoy. I owe them – we all owe them – to never submit to falsehoods, frauds and especially to the current extremist, leftist tyranny that has infected our society.

  12. Absolutely NOT colonialism.

    Absolutely NOT a more advanced political group using their social-technical advantage to oversea a less development small grouping.

    Nope.

  13. “you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy”.
    The only people that slogan would appeal to are those who already own nothing.
    As history shows amply, that ‘ideal’ can only be achieved through coercion.
    The slogan should be: ‘you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy — or else’.
    (Parnell Palme McGuinness is the daughter of Padraic “Paddy” McGuinness who will be remembered by Australians as an insightful and entertaining journalist and Editor of Quadrant).

  14. Posted in 2019:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/07/20/what-the-green-new-deal-is-really-about-and-its-not-the-climate/#comment-2752760

    Tom Abbott wrote:
    “You get in a psychopath’s way, then you have to go, by any means necessary.”

    Yes Tom, that reality is abundantly clear.

    The 20th Century was a disaster for humanity, with over 200 million innocent people killed, most by their own governments.

    Can we as a global society not learn from our grievous errors?

    Do we really have to do this all again?

    The “Progressives”, aka neo-Marxists, say “Yes – but this time it will be different!” – No, it won’t!

    Regards, Allan

  15. Wash, rinse, repeat. Same ideology with new spin/marketing. I’m still amazed at how many elites buy into this crap when they know the history of Marxism. Besides failing at every try they also change out elites like underwear.

  16. Those who would rather not work for a living, love a world in which everyone has the same amount of stuff, no matter how hard or how smart they work. Or even if they bother working at all.

    There is nothing fairer than capitalism, each person is paid based on the value of the work they perform. Want more, then either work harder, or figure out how to make your labor more valuable.
    Ultimately, your fate depends on you.

  17. Even in communist countries, like Poland pre 1989, there was personal private property. What they’ve described in their 2016 article was horrifying.

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/how-life-could-change-2030/?utm_content=buffer31087&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    “In our city we don’t pay any rent, because someone else is using our free space whenever we do not need it. My living room is used for business meetings when I am not there.”

    No private space, no feeling of safety or security. Enjoy being a fragile woman whose room can be entered every moment by burly men. I hope you love them going through your panties and other unmentionables when you’re not there!

    “Once in awhile I get annoyed about the fact that I have no real privacy. No where I can go and not be registered. I know that, somewhere, everything I do, think and dream of is recorded. I just hope that nobody will use it against me.”

    There is nothing totalitarian in a phrase “everything I do, think and dream of is recorded”. If you have any problems with that, the Municipal Trust and Safety Council will have problems with *you*.

    “Welcome to the year 2030. Welcome to my city – or should I say, “our city”. I don’t own anything. I don’t own a car. I don’t own a house. I don’t own any appliances or any clothes.

    It might seem odd to you, but it makes perfect sense for us in this city. Everything you considered a product, has now become a service.”

    And how can the Municipal Trust and Safety Council punish you? Why, by denying you services. No food, clothes, water, medicine, entertainment for you. It need not be too harsh – it can be graded!

    First infraction: no fancy food. Only bread and water.
    Second infraction: no new clothes, no washing, no soap. You go dirty, wrong-thinker.
    Third infraction: no food at all. Unproductive drones need to be culled. After all…

    “We lost way too many people before we realised that we could do things differently.”

    I bet if archeologists from 2130 excavate those funny looking mounds they can discover some interesting… stuff.

    • The author added a note Some people have read this blog as my utopia or dream of the future. It is not.

      That might be the case for him, but it IS the dream for many.

  18. I don’t really care how rich some people are and how much money they make. I’m for ‘a trickle’ down’ economy. I just think that the government should do something about the minimum wage. If that is covered then everything else will fall into place.

    • The minimum wage is what it has always been and always will be.
      Everybody is paid based on the value of their labor.
      If companies pay too little, then employees are free to find another company that will pay them what they are worth.
      If companies are forced to pay too much, then they will find a way to do without your labor and you become unemployed.

      The only people who have ever benefited from the minimum wage laws, are the people who own companies that make it easier for companies to do without low skill labor.

      • Mark-san:

        You are correct…

        The true minimum wage is $0.00/hour when employees lose their jobs because the government and most people don’t understand minimum wages are just subsidized unemployment.

        Just let employers and employees reach a mutually beneficial contract without government coercion..

    • Alexy, “poor” is a relative term. No matter how much the general welfare of a country is increased, it is a truism that SOMEONE will always be at the bottom. (By example, the “poor” in the US are a lot better off than the poor in India or Venezuela.)

      “Minimum wage” in the mind of a Socialist is what is necessary to bring the lowest at least closer to the “normal” of that community. Thus as the average wealth increases, by definition the “minimum” has to go up also.

      At some point you are paying someone more than the value of their effort. If it is a private employer it is an unfair burden on he or she through their business. The alternative is employment by the government which is creates and ever growing drain on the country’s economy.

      • In the US, the poverty line is defined as a fixed percentage of the median income. No matter how wealthy the poor get, there will always be people living below the poverty line because of this.

    • Government should not be dictating wage levels in the private market.

      Bernie, Traitor Joe, and these othr socialists work on the theory that every job should pay enough to support a family of four, a so-called “living wage”. They just made that up. There’s no law of society that requires such a thing.

      Low-wage jobs are entry level jobs. They are not meant to support a family, they are meant to provide a place where a young person can learn the business ropes and start climbing the ladder of success.

      If you require every employer to raise their wage levels, then one of the things the employers will do is cut back on the number of employees they have which will deprive young people of an entry level job.

      Bernie, and Traitor Joe, and the other socialists want to raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Why don’t they just make it $150 dollars an hour. That would really improve people’s lives! When you figure out why they are not proposing a $150 per hour raise, then you will understand why a $15 dollar an hour raise is also a bad idea.

      Let the market decide the wage level. More valuable employees get higher wages because they add value to the employer. No government bureaucrats can fine-tune this kind of thing. All they can do is screw things up royally.

      Dictating wages is one of the stupider things politicians can do, and it is also one of their favorite things to do, because in doing so they think they are showing to the voting public how caring and virtuous they are. Using other people’s money.

      Sociealists are always wanting to meddle in everything. And when have they made anything better with their meddling?

      • Private companies pioneered the 40 hour week, equal pay for men and women, improved work conditions and safety, not using children in factories and mines, etc. etc.
        Yeah,right.

  19. The Great Reset involves Planned Population, redistributive and often retributive change, and establishment of a new, ostensibly “secular” Church. Here’s to progress: one step forward, two steps backward.

  20. I have been reading about this for a while. IMO, “resets” like described end in one outcome, usually. And that is either civil or global war.

  21. “There are many reasons to pursue a Great Reset, but the most urgent is COVID-19.”

    Never let a crisis go to waste… Whenever the world experiences a serious problem, you can be sure that some group of intellectuals will come forward to propose a solution that will make the problem much, much worse.

  22. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/01/11/massive-government-cash-giveaways-needed-to-defeat-climate-change/#comment-2585722

    Marxism made simple! For examples, consider current political cesspools Zimbabwe and Venezuela – and there are almost 100 similar failing leftist states.

    The fearless leaders are Groucho Marxists – they want power for its own sake at any cost, and typically are sociopaths or psychopaths. The great killers of the 20th Century, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, etc. were of this odious ilk – first they get power, then they implement their crazy schemes that do not work and too often kill everyone who opposes them.

    The followers are Harpo Marxists – the “sheeple” – these are people of less-than-average intelligence who are easily duped and follow the Groucho’s until it is too late, their rights are lost and their society destroyed. They are attracted to simplistic concepts that “feel good” but rarely “do good”, and politicians’ promises of “lots of free stuff”.

    One can easily identify crypto-Marxists – they are Democrats, Liberals, Greens, Socialists, Labourites, and today’s self-styled “Progressives”.

    Almost 100 countries are now descending into the Marxist cesspool. Apparently, the untimely deaths of over 200 million innocents in the 20th Century were not enough. Do we really have to do this all again?

    The great American statistician and philosopher George Carlin explained the appeal of leftist politics as follows:

    Carlin said: “Think of how stupid the average person is; and then realize half of them are stupider than that!”

  23. It’s all about socialist equality, right? Then why do all these leftist leaders drive around in Mercedes 600 limousines?
    Mao, the egalitarian killer of ~80 million Chinese, had 25 of them, the most expensive cars of their time.
    Someone has to be really stupid to want to relive the socialist disasters of the 20th Century, where fearless leaders like Stalin, Hitler and Mao killed about 200 million souls, mostly their own people.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/sowell-biden-elected-push-us-past-point-no-return-like-roman-empire/

    ABOUT EVENT 201, A HIGH-LEVEL PANDEMIC EXERCISE ON OCTOBER 18, 2019.
    The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY.

    The Marxist “economic” model is like Venezuela and Zimbabwe – a murderous absolute monarch sitting atop a cesspool of poverty and oppression. That is the TRUE Marxist model, stripped of all the fancy rhetoric.
    The death tolls attributable to these “fearless leaders” of the left are approximately:
    Adolf Hitler – WW2 on all sides: ~50 million killed
    Josef Stalin – Russians in internal purges: ~50 million killed
    Mao Tse Tung – Chinese in internal purges during the “Great Leap Backwards”: ~80 million killed
    Pol Pot – Cambodians in internal purges: ~3 million killed.

    Fanatical ideologues are truly dangerous people – given enough power, they usually act the same way.

    Mao owned 25 Mercedes 600’s [the most expensive car built in the 1970’s and 1980’s] – so much for Socialism. Many other vicious leftist dictators have also owned them – including Pol-Pot, Tito, Kim Il Sung, Idi Amin, etc., etc.

  24. “…reassert the authority of governments over capitalism”

    There is no free market if governments control capitalism. Instead, you end up with only crony capitalism, or even worse, the 5-year plans of the old Soviet Union. These idiots assume (or want you to believe) that those who wield government power will all be angels seeking only the good of the people. They never dream that those in authority would ever use their power to benefit themselves or their friends.

    “… That will require stronger and more effective governments, though this does not imply an ideological push for bigger ones.”

    What a lie! A stronger government will result in a bigger one. Those in power always want to grow their kingdoms and preserve their power. The redistribution of wealth and property requires a police state that is stronger than the private armies of the rich and powerful. That will always require a big government as well as a strong one. Besides, you can’t enforce unpopular mandates like social distancing or zero carbon lifestyles without a large police state that has eyes on everyone. These social engineers know all that. But they also know that if they can get people to believe their lies long enough for them to get their foot in the door, it won’t matter anymore.

  25. Read an interesting comment a while back,”Kings have Gold,Gentlemen have silver,Peons have barter.”
    Now our fearless leaders,seem hell bent on destroying our dollars..
    The unit of exchange,a trade unit.

    So we still need to trade and will resort to barter when all trust fails.

    Now barter is quite amazing,because you have to have something of value to your desired trading partner.
    What happens to all our minions when nothing they have and nothing they do is of any value?

    The “Great Reset” might be a little more interesting than our parasitic overlords have imagined.

    • Back in the 80’s, when income brackets were insanely high, I remember reading about job exchanges.
      Individuals would sign up and list what their job skills were. I don’t remember exactly how they worked, but individuals would do work for others and earn credits, then they could use those credits to hire other members of the exchange to work for them.

      The whole point was that since there was no cash been transferred, there was no taxable activity.

      To put it simply, the the plumber would have an accountant do his taxes, and in exchange he would fix the accountants water heater. This was not as efficient as just hiring someone directly when you needed some work done, but because of the insane tax rates at the time, it made economic sense.

  26. VIDEO – TRUDEAU AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1327657048415334400
    Note to my American friends:
    The Dems have the same strategy as Trudeau – it’s the Davos internationalist strategy from the Marxist World Economic Forum, “coming soon to a theater near you”.

    LILLEY: TRUDEAU HAS EYES SET ON A GREAT RESET FOR CANADA
    torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-trudeau-has-eyes-set-on-a-great-reset-for-canada
    Brian Lilley, Nov 17, 2020

    CONRAD BLACK: TRUDEAU’S ‘RESET’ AIMS TO REVISIT THE FAILED POLICIES OF YESTERYEAR
    Nov 20, 2020
    nationalpost.com/opinion/conrad-black-trudeaus-reset-aims-to-revisit-the-failed-policies-of-yesteryear

    TRUDEAU’S ‘BRUTAL’ ATTEMPT TO USE COVID TO PUSH HIS GREEN AGEND
    An ideological fixation — global warming — is taking over genuine efforts to fix the economy
    Rex Murphy, Aug 27, 2020
    nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-trudeaus-brutal-attempt-to-use-covid-to-push-his-green-agenda/wcm/ddfb5148-a12c-4e5c-944c-af7e7f4a7413/

  27. Despite all its declared good intentions, the Great Reset will have only one main consequence :
    – intensification, generalisation of crony capitalism and corruption, as socialism does everywhere when applied.

    This has never benefited the general population.

    It is appalling to note that the fundamentals of economics, its history, are systematically forgotten or put aside (and replaced by lunacy masqueraded as a pathway to “global happyness”) and that the same mistakes are repeated over and over again.

  28. Why is it that BAD economic theories are ideas of Germans? Communism is the product of two Germans, Carl Marx & Friedrich Engles. The problem with these type of deep economic thinkers is they know nothing about human nature. Which is stupid since there was evidence from the 1620’s English Plymouth colony experience. The Mayflower compact setup a commune. And the original members almost died out because they couldn’t produce or gather enough food to survive. If it hadn’t been for the good relations with the native population they would have disappeared like the Roanoke colony. After the 1st year when Robert Cushman sailed to Plymouth Colony with his son Robert in the fall of 1621 the compact was changed from a commune to a capitalist system and the rest is history.

    • And they went through a Great Reset known to academics as the 1688 Glorious Revolution, which revoked the Massachusetts Charter.

      Looks like William of Orange’s ghost rides again.

      So the Glorious Revolution of Prince “Reset” Charles predates the usual ‘isms, is a nostalgia for European feudalism.

    • Brexit was done on January 1st 2020. You are almost a year behind the facts. The UK is already an independent country and on its own. What you are confused by is the daily reporting on the attempts to deal with the fall out and the debris.

      • Yes and no. The UK is an independent country still tied to the EU. The UK is still in the BREXIT transition period, which doesn’t end until Dec 31st 2020. In other words BREXIT isn’t actually fully done until then.

  29. I am drawing a link between the real “elites”: Rory’s “mega-rich” and the mega-powerful organisations, organisations controlled by your “few”. And who are the “few”? the mega-rich of course. Well, knock me down with a feather. Of course they are connected. Their goals are similar, their MO is similar; they can afford to exempt themselves with the same expensive lawyers, expensive lobbyists, expensive PR firms and the same Byzantine tax avoidance schemes. Industrial, legal and social “progress” is their sworn enemy. Alter the system that’s been making them mega-rich? Um, no. They are Rory’s “exempt” and who he should be railing against.

    • Tell us Lloydo who decides what is an “equally fair outcome for everyone”? I’ll tell you: a burocrat with a clipboard will decide that one has had his or her equally fair outcome, and no complaints will be accepted. Don’t believe me? History is full of examples. Just ask the Venezuelans, the Cambodians, the Chinese who survived Mao and so on.

    • The funny thing is that Loydo actually believes that the way to solve this corruption is to give even more power to these same elites.

  30. As represented by alt right and skeptic online channels, the ‘reset’ is of course just the latest in a long line of alarmist dog whistles calculated to play on the paranoia of their audiences.

    How long has ‘agenda 21’ been toted as a threat? and what level of world control did it achieve? None. (It’s been rebranded as agenda 2030, right?)

    • griff WANTS agenda 21/30…

      ….. so much he has to DENY it even exists. !

      And thinks it isn’t already mostly implemented and already cause major problems around the world.

      Obviously walks around in a brain-dead little dream-state with zero cognizance of anything going on around him.

      He won’t notice or even care once he is locked away in a little cardboard cell.

    • Griff, the form of words you used in that comment was so far removed from the dross that you usually come up with that I seriously doubt it is your own.
      You try harder must.

    • By way of example, Agenda 21 principles were clearly adopted by Progressive politicians to justify the high speed train boondoggle in CA.

      Zoning in many communities are using its concepts to the detriment of residents.

    • That agenda 21 never managed to acheive everything those who planned it, is proof that it didn’t exist.
      Furthermore it is also proof that the “reset” will also fail.

      One constant with griff, they are good at spouting whatever nonsense they are being paid to spout.

  31. The Great Reset is a Leftist tyrannical movement designed to immorally and utterly destroy: free enterprise, private property rights, man’s free will, all natural human rights (speech, press, religion, assembly, petition, due process, privacy, freedom from government tyranny, personal thoughts & beliefs, personal/family protection, etc.,) and to empower the state to control every aspect of people’s lives and all the land, labor, capital and resources of an economy through the initiation of force, coercion, and enforced by the barrel of gun and through massive taxes, rules, regulations and mandates…

    Tyrannical governments have been tried countless times and they never work, and always lead to extreme poverty, massive government debt, oppression, decreased living standards, and the loss of millions of people..

    The purpose of government is simply to protect and defend the natural rights of its citizens, not to destroy them..

    Leftists never learn the lessons of history, so they are doomed to repeat them..

  32. Why the free pr for the Islamic society that destroyed the West just as it was recovering from Goths and company? Seriously distorted and anti-Christian view of history. We’re lucky that various Islamic realms didn’t burn everything from their predecessors and we were blessed to have Charles Martel in 711, Andrea Doria in 1571, and Sobieski in 1683, and of course many other heros in many other times, we’d all be part of the shithole the false prophet Muhammad created.

  33. The essay “I own nothing and have no privacy,” is on the WEF website. It reads like the preface to some utopian (which is to say dystopian) sci-fi novel. Among the prescriptions is that the narrators living space is free but when he is out, other people use it for business meetings. Imagine that – strangers coming into your home when you’re not there. Full link below
    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/how-life-could-change-2030/

    • Thanks, Vincent – I needed a good laugh.

      What a load of drivel!

      I think these people ought to read Economics 101 before embarrassing themselves publically.

    • What’s even more insane is how they believe society will work.

      They believe that the house will be built because a group of carpenters had nothing better to do than build a house that day, so they did. Where did the lumber come from? Well these guys found a saw mill and decide that it would be fun to cut a bunch of trees into lumber, which they just left there in the mill because they had no use for it.

      Where did the paint come from, another group of guys mixed some up, just because they felt like making paint that day.

      I’ve debated these anarcho-socialists before. They are this delusional.

      And how do they prevent someone from just grabbing some property and declaring it their own?
      Well that’s going to be handled by a committee that has the authority to punish anyone who fails to live up to their social obligations.

      • You give them too much credit. They never think that far ahead. Food comes from the supermarket in their minds, they don’t give a thought as to what has to happen to get that food there in the first place. They certainly don’t give any thought to what effects the policies they champion will have on that process. Even when they end up waiting in the bread lines, they won’t be able to connect the dots from their policies to the bread lines. Instead they’ll blame it on their favorite boogeymen (“greedy rich people”, “old white men”, etc.)

        • As can be seen in California, where they have had single-party rule for quite some time, yet still can’t see that those policies are what’s causing their pain.

          • As can be seen with the protests over “systemic racism” in the deep blue cities that have been ruled by Democrats for decades. The Democrats run and are the very system that they’re complaining about yet they keep voting them back into office to continue to run and be that system.

  34. It’s interesting that the Great Reset was being written about and talked about in some circles before Covid-19, it is the main reason for it

    • The logical end point of ‘I own nothing’ is that nobody owes anything and will not do anything more than mecessary to stay alive. The absence of any incentive to do anything more would have kept us in our prehistoric caves. Perhaps that is where lefties belong.

      • There are people who want that, at least for the masses. Of course, they think they’ll end up in power, living in luxury. They might, for a time, but it won’t last.

      • I remember one young communist that I debated declared that the best way to get the rich to work harder was to increase their taxes.
        In his mind, if you take more away from the rich, they will just work harder in order to keep the same after tax income and that this extra work would benefit everybody.

        • Heh. Well he was right about one thing. The rich *would* “work harder” – at avoiding the taxman, but that’s not work that’s beneficial to everybody and won’t help tax revenues any, It’ll just move money that otherwise would have been employed in taxable endeavors into untaxable areas.

  35. A news item just in time for this blog post…

    Speaking during the G20 summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping promoted the idea of introducing globally-recognized health QR codes, saying it would help to restore coronavirus-hit international trade and travel.

    “While containing the virus, we need to restore the secure and smooth operation of global industrial and supply chains,” China’s leader told the virtual G20 summit late on Saturday, while advocating the need to “reduce tariffs and barriers” and “liberalize” the trade of crucial medical supplies.

    An attempt to introduce a “global” QR code-based system, supposedly designed to restore global travel, has already been made by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The group has actively promoted the ‘CovidPass’ application, advertised as a highly-secure “health passport.”

    https://www.rt.com/news/507469-china-president-coronavirus-qrcodes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

  36. The biggest glacier in Greenland, Jacobshavn, in 2016 reversed from shrinking to growing. Dramatically. This was covered until 2019.

    But in 2020 there is silence on the current status of the glacier.

    Does anyone know the current status of Jacobshavn? Is it still growing? Ocean based trends are typically slow so rapid back and forth is unlikely.

    The stony media silence that has fallen over Jacobshavn is curious. Anyone have any updates in the last few months of 2020?

  37. Socialism fails every time, and every place, from USSR 1919 to Venezuela 2019.
    When the state owns the means of production directly, there is no price signal to match supply to demand.
    When the weldare state “redistributes” too much of the GDP, likewise there is too little signal and the economy fails. Either way it ends in disaster
    UK and Scandinavia learned the latter lesson, to their great cost. and had to pull back.
    America, bulwark of freedom int eh world, must not take that same risk.
    Stop them, whatever it takes.

  38. The Swedish Politburo is currently in fight with Professor Dr. Anders Tegnell to come on the Great Reset bandwagon.

    Firstly Sweden is currently doing good. The mortality rate is normal (a little below normal) and has been below excess mortality since June 2020.
    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/

    So Anders Tegnell has been correct all along, as would be expected by a top medical doctor.

    However, politicians look at case number and their obligation to support the Great Reset, as they so bravely have done with their “brave” support of Climate Change Policy in the past decades.

    Not not only: Where are the sick people, also who are the sick people.

  39. The Glorious Revolution of William of Orange in 1688 is, IMO, the model for this Great Reset.

    The Massachusetts Bay Colony Charter was revoked. the Pine Tree Shilling
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_tree_shilling

    was revoked. The Colonies were to have nothing and be happy.

    It sure looks like the US is to be reset, yet again.

    It s lawful that Prince Charles of Reset (unreliably informed not far from Somerset) is key speaker. I wonder if William has dreams?

  40. Those who actively ignore or even alter history are condemmed to repeat it.
    This time, things will be different.
    Riiiiiiight.
    I notice that Loydope and Griffidiot have weighed in with the usual lickspittle leftarded guff.
    For decades, socialism has been the overwhelming drumbeat in schools, and those chickens are now coming home to roost, with a quasi-socialist and globalist incoming administration. We had just better hope that the Dems don’t end up with a 50/50 split Senate, with Harris as the tie-breaker.
    Enough of this moronic talk about the election being “stolen”. TraitorTrump lost, stf-up, and get over it. TraitorTrump is the one, actually, who is attempting to steal an election.

    • Given the documented cases of corruption, how do you know that Trump lost? Or do you just assume that he must have since you hate him so much?

  41. As Solzhenitsyn says in his foreword to Igor Shafarevich’s “The Socialist Phenomenon”:

    “Indeed, no precise, distinct socialism even exists; instead there is only a vague, rosy notion of something noble and good, of equality, communal ownership, and justice: the advent of these things will bring instant euphoria and a social order beyond reproach”

    ….this is the rosy notion that’s still swirling around in the heads of most of our Western leaders. An infectious idea that still exists even after millions die under it’s malicious regime. It seems no vaccine has been found.

  42. Is there any reason on Earth that Social Engineers should be trusted? Their track record is not just bad, but abysmal. Repudiate the lot of them.

  43. I’m reminded of the Silverstein poem, “The Land of Happy”. I won’t post it as I believe it is still under copyright.

    The last line of the poem is the best…”what a bore!”.

    Quite.

    You see when these stupid notions of Utopia rise up in the wake of a crisis as they always do, this little poem should be toted out and shoved in those idiots faces. There is no Utopia, because we are individuals, it’s that simple. No 2 people on this Earth think the exact same way, even twins that share the same DNA do not think the exact same way. So therefore this hive mentality idea is moot. There is no “if only” world where all that “could be based upon an idea is”. Why? Because nobody buys the idea completely. It’s naïve, childish, and quite frankly unrealistic to force people to cooperate over an utopian idea. Because one man’s utopia is another man’s hell. Where there is forced cooperation there is strife. We know this, we are smart enough to write down our own history so that future generations can learn. All this proves is that whoever is touting this Great Reset has not bothered to read. I would suggest they start with The Land of Happy and then pick up The Hunger Games for a bit more extensive reading into the subject of “Utopian” societies where everyone does their part for the “greater good” i.e. whoever is in control. And once that perspective is rooted in a fiction story, read our own history and see where the references played out in real life. Because I can guarantee you, the realists already have and understand.

    • These notions of Utopia have deep roots. Thomas More, in the Tudor 16th century, wrote about a fictional Utopia which reads like a North Korean handbook.

      There is no private property on Utopia. (Utopia’s an island).
      The houses are rotated between the citizens every ten years.
      All able-bodied citizens must work; thus unemployment is eradicated.
      Slavery is a feature of Utopian life and it is reported that every household has two slaves.
      The slaves are either from other countries (prisoners of war, people condemned to die, or poor people) or are the Utopian criminals.
      A welfare state with free hospitals.
      Euthanasia permissible by the state.
      Privacy is not regarded as freedom in Utopia; taverns, ale-houses and places for private gatherings are non-existent for the effect of keeping all men in full view, so that they are obliged to behave well.
      Gambling, hunting, makeup and astrology are all discouraged in Utopia.

      …….. and of course no Utopia is complete without – women confess their sins to their husbands once a month.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_%28book%29

  44. Those who think they will be in charge of things will be in charge of picking the organic crops from the field by hand (no tractors, no oil, because climate change) at the end of a gun.

  45. My father in law escaped from Hungary in 56. Came here to the US for freedom. Communism/Socialism has never worked. But you can’t ask those who have died from it. Only those that have escaped or survived it. It only serves those in power at the top. Climate change/Covid-19 is a means to that end. Let’s ban ICE cars in UK, California for 2030. Push the Great Green New Deal. Lets destroy the economies of the world that rival China. The pipe dreams of Wind and Solar. Look at the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, California. Shutting down Nuclear, Coal, Gas as power generation. Keeping the Third World from pulling themselves to a better life. Telling us we have to live with intermittent power for our society. Loydo and Griff would not know if at all, that’s it is too late. Let’s destroy the world as we know it. Mass starvation without the means to grow food. No power to stay warm in winter (UK is already there). They have started already. I say to save the world let them be the first to go! We will not morn them. Destroy their life as they would destroy ours.

  46. The American Thinker has a good article today on “The Great Reset”https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/suddenlythetermisoneveryoneslipssoitstimetounderstandwhatitreallymeans.html
    Also covering the great (in his own mind) A Cuomo Thanksgiving orders to control people . An international emmy award for his TV work. But we are starting to resist their control. And the lockdowns must end.

  47. It’s time for anyone who can afford to, to find a Gulch and Go Galt. Because civilization is about to be overrun by barbarian hordes, both domestic and foreign, and the police are on their side, not ours.

  48. Free Enterprise is what we are really talking about here.

    Capitalism is a pejorative invented by communists to equate Free Enterprise with unsavory Communism.

    Freedom is what the socialists and communists don’t like about Free Enterprise.

    It’s a simple choice: Do you want to run your own life, or do you want faceless bureaucrats and selfish politicians to run your life for you? You would run your life for your benefit. Faceless bureaucrats and politicians would run your life for their benefit.

  49. How about: the Great Reset is government opacity because it posits a technocracy of intertwined algorithms not answerable to the people, existing for the purpose of keeping us safe and efficient and in compliance with needed reforms to build a just world and save the planet (and, BTW, ensure that a technocracy/corporatocracy maintains power and control. No more threatening yellow vest protests, although BLM protests actually play right into the Great Reset mentality.) Meanwhile, the Great Reset is individual transparency, because everything about you will be tied to your digital immunity certificate (got to keep us all safe!) and (automated?) compliance with our beautiful reset will be deemed necessary by all right-thinking technocrats and those who march to the mainstream media.

    Please, no one bother to ask what our ultimate “greater good” is (it can’t possibly be individual freedom, can it?) The algorithms, programmed by only the wisest minds (you listening, Klaus?) will decide for us.

    Government opacity, individual transparency. What could possibly go wrong?

    The other labels– capitalism, socialism, communism, Nazism, etc.– maybe don’t matter. Think government opacity, individual transparency. We’re getting a taste of how this opacity might look in the government’s response to Covid-19, which is a mass of confusion, misinformation, and misleading directives.

    Everybody on board? I suppose if they give us free alcohol we’ll be fine.

  50. “…but anxiety about the world’s social and economic prospects is only intensifying.” Because they are creating the anxiety.

    “There is good reason to worry: a sharp economic downturn has already begun…” Because they created it and forced it.

    “…and we could be facing the worst depression since the 1930s.” It will only happen if you continue to force it.

    ” But, while this outcome is likely, it is not unavoidable.” And as usual, they create the problem then provide the solution to the problem they just created. Perfectly typical isn’t it?

  51. This sounds like the GND. Or the GND sounds like the Reset.

    The GND is less than one yard from the end zone, having progressed most of the way down the field on a bogus pass interference call, even though the receiver Joe Biden couldn’t catch a cold.

    Unbelievable!

    • Actually it sounds like the hunger games. And those in power, along with the mega rich celebrities and athletes, will be with the “Party” in the cities while the rest are banished to the districts. None of these politicians think their lives will change at all and they’ll make it better for everyone else. It’s their reward for “fixing things”. They believe all of that.

      In Canada I believe we’ve past the point where there’s more than 50% of the population with their hands out now and so they (foolishly) believe this is a good idea. After all, the rich will work, they won’t. The rich will be mandated to give them their earnings and belongings and they’ll be better off. Few of them recognize that the rich will either move, if there’s somewhere to move to, or will see the futility far, far faster than the handout people will give them credit for. So work will cease. These same handout people don’t have an ounce of understanding that the government doesn’t have ANY money of its own. They think the government makes and prints money.

      • One of the real dangers we face is that so many work for the government instead of in the private sector now. Even though many of those receive a salary of more than $100k per year they are not productive jobs. When those dependent on gov jobs exceeds those in the private sector we reach a real tipping point (not be confused with the fake tipping points imagined by climate alarmists). These people will not allow policies against their self interests.

        More than 50% of the people did not choose this. It is is being forced on them via subterfuge and deception.

  52. “…governments should improve coordination (for example, in tax, regulatory, and fiscal policy)…
    At a time of diminishing tax bases and soaring public debt, governments have a powerful incentive to pursue such action.”

    Translation: the Government has a money shortage so, it must increase taxes and regulations – duh!

    “…the crisis forced businesses and individuals to abandon practices long claimed to be essential, from frequent air travel to working in an office”

    I trust that when attending the next Davos meeting Herr Schwab will leave the private jet at home and join the other proletariats on busses and trains.

    My first impulse was to copy and link this far and wide as a tocsin bell. But I’m afraid too many people will think that the man has some great ideas.

  53. Less than two weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director called for a “new Bretton Woods moment.” Meanwhile, the IMF is not the only entity pushing for a “great reset,” as the World Economic Forum (WEF) and other mainstream entities have been promoting the financial reboot propaganda.

  54. Canadian iconoclast Rex Murphy. opportunity? opportunism!

    But how could COVID-19, a medical calamity, provide a rationale for a total economic makeover? When someone breaks an arm, who responds by saying, “It’s time to repair the roof”? Does someone with a headache see it as an opportunity to mow the lawn? I think not.

    Nevertheless, the raging pandemic, having wrecked the world’s economies, is being taken as a cue by various eminent globalists to pursue a totally unrelated agenda. Rather than being described as an opportunity, this should be seen as opportunism, pure and simple.

    A combination of United Nations satraps, tech billionaires and, naturally, the apocalyptic environmental contingent have decided that this time of anxiety and disruption is the perfect moment to push their agenda.

    To be sure, the push is not coming from the people bearing most of the costs of the COVID shutdowns. Tellingly, it is coming from a group of people whose wealth and power have exempted them from its stresses — people who are far removed from the day-to-day experience of the masses. Among them, it appears, is our own prime minister, as evidenced by some much-quoted statements he gave in a speech to the UN.

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/rex-murphy-the-great-reset-no-one-asked-for

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