WEF Celebrates Quieter Cities during the Covid Lockdown

Great Reset Architects Celebrate The Orderly Quiet of Covid Lockdown Cities

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; The World Economic Forum released a video, hastily withdrawn, which celebrated the quiet and orderliness of cities whose factories and people were silenced by harsh Covid lockdowns. WEF hosts the famous annual Davos event, where the world’s elite meet every year to discuss common interests.

I’ve taken a copy of the video below, just in case the original tweet is censored by twitter;

From Breitbart;

The WEF, which the primary body pushing Klaus Schwab’s idea of a so-called ‘Great Reset’ of the global economic order, was widely ridiculed for the post, including by former Brexit Party MEP turned political commentator Martin Daubney, who was among the first to flag the video before it was taken down. Daubney later reposted the video, further exposing the WEF to criticism.

Speaking to Breitbart London, Mr Daubney said: “I’m glad they tweeted this — because it has exposed them for the out of touch crackpots that they are. The WEF sees humanity as a blight, something to be controlled and imprisoned, in order to meet arbitrary climate change targets.

“There’s just one problem, the public won’t play along with their Great Reset nonsense. All of the things the WEF want to stop: work, travel, capitalism, are the things the vast majority of humanity lives for. The WEF have exposed themselves as ridiculously out of touch with the everyday man and woman. Sheltered in their ivory towers, they treat the rest of us with absolute seething contempt.”

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/02/27/great-reset-wef-hails-quieter-lockdown-cities-as-businesses-collapse/

A former school friend once explained what he didn’t like about capitalism was that it was so unstructured. He told me the parable of the garden, comparing the disorderly, weed infested capitalist garden with the eco-friendly socialist garden, with everything in its place, neat orderly rows of vegetables, where any weeds are uprooted and disposed of.

My reply was “Yes, but in your example, ordinary people are the weeds. You are suggesting anyone who doesn’t fit in perfectly with your structured view of society will be uprooted and disposed of, for the crime of not being a perfect fit”.

Did I mention we are no longer friends? My former friend could not accept my opposition to climate action.

People like Great Reset architect Klaus Schwab frighten me, people who seem to think neatness, order and strong government are more important than happiness and freedom.

World Economic Forum founder and Great Reset architect Klaus Schwab was born in Germany in 1938.

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Steve Case
February 27, 2021 2:19 pm

My reply was “Yes, but in your example, ordinary people are the weeds. You are suggesting anyone who doesn’t fit in perfectly with your structured view of society will be uprooted and disposed of, for the crime of not being a perfect fit”.


Reply to  Steve Case
February 27, 2021 2:25 pm

After organ harvesting, like the CCP does.

Reply to  Steve Case
February 27, 2021 3:47 pm


It’s ALL a Marxist-Democrat scam – false enviro-hysteria including the Climate and Green-Energy frauds, the full-Gulag lockdown for Covid-19, paid-and-planned protests by Antifa and BLM, AND NOW the mail-in ballot US election scam – it’s all false.
We published that the Climate-and-Green-Energy scare was a false narrative in 2002, and by 2009 I wrote that there was a covert agenda, Now the radical greens are admitting that “Global Warming aka Climate Change and Green Energy” was false propaganda, a smokescreen for their neo-Marxist objectives – see recent statements from environmentalist Michael Schellenberger, from Saikat Chakrabarti, former chief of staff for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the latest movie trashing green energy scams from Michael Moore, “Planet of the Humans”.

I called Covid-19 correctly on 21March2020 – NO LOCKDOWN! Covid-19 was a relatively mild flu except for the very elderly and infirm. Covid-19 is less dangerous than seasonal flu’s of recent decades that nobody remembers – the lockdown was not just a huge over-reaction, it was a global scam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cjgicrA504

The UN, the WHO, the IMF and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are using the Covid-19 false crisis to reshape the global economy into their neo-Marxist model – the Great Reset.

In October 2019, Event 201, sponsored by the WEF, the Bill Gates Fdn, etc. simulated a global coronavirus pandemic. https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/about
Just months later a relatively mild Wuhan-lab-manufactured coronavirus flu was overblown into a false global pandemic, promoted by the WHO into an economy-destroying global lockdown.

The Covid-19 lockdown enabled the huge mail-in vote – the Dems produced millions of false ballots.
The radical green objective is to destroy prosperity and move the USA to a planned economy – with a few rich at the top looking down on the peasants – that describes most countries, and the USA is next if Biden wins.

We stand at the abyss. If Biden wins, it will be the end of freedom. Europe and Canada have already fallen far down that “poverty road to Venezuela”. If America falls, there will be nowhere left to run to.

Reply to  Steve Case
February 27, 2021 4:19 pm

Funny – Atmospheric CO2 concentrations were unaffected by the full-Gulag Covid-19 lockdown, despite a huge decrease in fossil fuel consumption.
Why? Because there is strong evidence that increasing CO2 concentrations are primarily naturally caused, not primarily driven by fossil fuel combustion.

Surprise! Climate Crisis Cancelled!

I recommend Ed Berry’s new book
“Climate Miracle: There is no climate crisis – Nature controls climate”
My review: 5 Stars.
An excellent, readable book that destroys the scary global warming / climate hypothesis.
Reviewed in Canada on November 11, 2020 Verified Purchase
Author Dr. Edwin Berry demolishes the IPCC’s very-scary catastrophic man-made global warming hypothesis. Ed proves from basic principles that the growth of CO2 in the atmosphere is primarily natural, not man-made. Berry’s analysis is consistent with my 2008 publication that atmospheric CO2 cannot significantly drive temperature, because changes in CO2 lag temperature changes in the modern data record, as they do in the longer-term ice core record. Kuo et al (1990) and Keeling (1995) made similar observations in the journal Nature, but have been studiously ignored by global warming propagandists. “The future cannot cause the past.”
By Allan M.R. MacRae, January 2008
More Billsh!t from the World Economic Forum


Great Reset: World Economic Forum Hails ‘Quieter’ Cities as Businesses Collapse During Lockdown
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27 Feb 2021

The World Economic Forum (WEF) faced a barrage of criticism before deleting a social media video which praised coronavirus lockdowns for “quietly improving cities around the world”.
WEF video: https://twitter.com/i/status/1365673851179401220

February 27, 2021 5:12 pm

There was not a huge decrease in fossil fuel usage. It was only abut 10%, and the worst of it only lasted a month or so.

Davide Marney
Reply to  MarkW
February 28, 2021 4:18 pm

The fact you need to establish is that a 10% reduction in usage over 1/12th of a year is not detectable. Can you?

Reply to  Davide Marney
March 1, 2021 9:15 am

Given the amount of yearly variation that exists in the signal, it would take years for such a small drop to be visible.

The yearly variation is about 4ppm on average. Actual yearly variation is typically between 3.5 and 4.5, though on occasion the variation can be larger.

The yearly increase in CO2 is about 1ppm. This number also varies from year to year.

1/12th of 10% is about 0.8%. 0.8% of 1ppm would be about 0.08ppm.

Do you actually believe that a change of 0.08ppm to be visible in a signal that varies by 3.5 to 4.5ppm per year?

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  Steve Case
February 28, 2021 9:46 am

The WEF is fully committed to imposing a global tyranny. Managed by them, of course, and for their own benefit. The lives, hopes, dreams, feelings of the unwashed masses are totally irrelevant. Any effective lie or manipulation that moves things towards that goal is desirable, even necessary.

Reply to  Steve Case
February 28, 2021 12:43 pm



A great speech by the most competent governor in the USA. An exemplary leader – you need 49 more like her. South Dakota was the ONLY state that did not lock down. That was the correct decision!

February 27, 2021 2:26 pm

Just as the ‘Great Reset’ or Covid-19 Lockdown makes Cities look very peaceful, death makes people look very peaceful too.

February 27, 2021 2:42 pm

Settle down folks, all the self styled elites want is your assets, they know how to manage them better than us, and in return will provide us with a “living wage” welfare support or basic wages as labourers, basic living costs, a dwelling to rent from them and complete control and management of our lives which they offer together with happiness that we do not have, apparently, while burdened with asset management, working for a living, etc.

And they will remove the people considered by them to be poor contributors or burdens.

What could possibly go wrong?

Andre Thomas Lewis
Reply to  Dennis
February 27, 2021 4:31 pm

Quite right their ad – now removed I think – showing the guy who “owns nothing but is happy”. Orwell got it in one but not enough people listened.

Reply to  Andre Thomas Lewis
February 28, 2021 6:56 am

Here is that WEF-deleted video:

The World Economic Forum’s twitter account deleted the tweet in which this video was originally embedded in 2016.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Dennis
February 27, 2021 6:13 pm

Don’t forget the government-issued underwear.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
February 28, 2021 6:28 pm

Don’t forget the government-issued underwear.

Ah yes and today comrads you all get a change of underwear.
You change with him
You change with him…

February 27, 2021 2:46 pm

Burden relief.

February 27, 2021 3:05 pm

The real global crisis is the existential threat brought by empowered, climate crackpots.

February 27, 2021 3:07 pm

disorderly, weed infested capitalist garden with the eco-friendly socialist garden,


You mean like the disorderly wee-infested growth in unkempt “return to nature” once farmland ?


Reply to  fred250
February 27, 2021 3:53 pm

Socialist leaders are known to get some unintended results.

Reply to  fred250
February 27, 2021 8:07 pm

2nd law of thermodynamics,-everything tends to greatest entropy.

Entropy and the weed garden with greatest species diversity are therefore representative of order.

Stalin tried to impose order on farming, and caused a (deliberate) disastrous famine.
The Aral sea was yet another example of disastrous policies of the same kind.
Most of the “human” interventions into attempting to harness or control nature result in the same effects.

Reply to  pigs_in_space
February 27, 2021 10:34 pm

They think they can win now because they have AI.

Reply to  Sheepfart
March 1, 2021 9:24 am

I need to change the default font for this page. I can’t tell the difference between an upper case I(i), and a lower case l (L).

Abolition Man
February 27, 2021 3:12 pm

Our lovely, ruling elite; what a smorgasbord of outdated and unworkable theories and ideas they bring to the table! But they just can’t seem to stamp out the growing groundswell of national populism that is sweeping the globe and threatening their very existence!
From the US and UK, to India, France and Brazil; we see populist movements springing up like spring bulbs against the tyranny of the kleptocratic elite and it’s institutions like the UN, the WEF and the WHO!
Perhaps we, the people, will lose this fight against the Fascists; but I for one will not go without a fight and dreams of a world federation of republics run for the benefit of their citizens; not the rulers and their toadies!

Reply to  Abolition Man
February 28, 2021 5:42 am


I spent some time in Chile in the mid-1990’s, when we co-funded (50-50 with INCO) the discovery of the Loma Blanca sodium borate mine in Jujuy Province, Northern Argentina.

Chile was the most prosperous country in South America, with the best economy and rule-of-law. It was not perfect, but it was miles ahead of any other country in that continent. Of course it was vilified by the leftist world press.

I also witnessed the last gasps of the dreaded Honecker regime when I went through Checkpoint Charlie into East Germany in July of 1989, a few months before the Berlin Wall fell. It was a vicious police state – not at all the “workers’ paradise” described by Western leftists.

In the 1990’s I ran an oil project in Kazakstan that was sold to the Chinese by my successors for US$4.2 billion, and I spent some time in Russia.

It is not a coincidence that everything the Marxists touch turns to crap – because that is their primary objective – as in Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and so many other countries around the world.

They destroy the economy and live like kings atop a ruined state – because you cannot be kings without lots of peasants.


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!”

February 28, 2021 10:30 am

Oop, there it is!

March 1, 2021 9:30 am

I just found out that the latest COVID relief bill, in addition to spending billions for a high speed train in CA, includes a $1400/week check for any federal worker who’s kid’s school is still closed.


February 27, 2021 3:13 pm

There are thinkers who understand the value of human ‘messiness’. Two who come to mind are Jane Jacobs and Jordan Peterson.

Marxism is orderly and Capitalism is messy. One of those works and the other doesn’t. Some folks can’t cope with that. Sadly, those are the very people who have taken over our institutions of higher learning.

Defund the universities.

John in Oz
Reply to  commieBob
February 27, 2021 3:22 pm

This incarnation of Marxism/socialism will work this time.

Reply to  John in Oz
February 27, 2021 4:49 pm

Q – Who’s going to run this Marxist paradise?

A – Those people who you would least want to run it.

Jordan Peterson

February 27, 2021 3:17 pm

This explains itself and the future being designed for us. The Final Solution will be implemented once the infra-structure is built and the logistics worked out. Doubt? Examine recent history. These people are atrocious.

February 27, 2021 3:24 pm

The was no video in the garden walk discussing the ‘final solution’ either.

David Wells
February 27, 2021 3:39 pm

Reality the left believe they have finally found a way of exercising absolute control over humanity believing humanity is not natural and therefore needs to be controlled. Ehrlich, giving humanity access to energy is akin to giving a mad child a machine gun heaven knows what they will do with it. Shell my energy supplier said in an email 75% of people in the uk are worried about climate. Yes probably true but that is only because every government media and every enviromentalist on the planet has been bludgeoning us to death 24/7 for 40 years about climate change so its no surprise.

By making the message scary enough and to reinforce that scaremongering by imposing wind solar and battery farms people begin to believe its serious so the next step is comparatively easy we have already been softened up we are already under control creeping control smart meters, ev, less meat but when the cost exceeds the ability to borrow pay interest and raise taxes the the pips will squeak.

Reply to  David Wells
February 27, 2021 3:54 pm

“You can fool …”

February 27, 2021 3:45 pm

No sound pollution. No light pollution.
No air pollution. No water pollution.
No thought pollution.
No lebensraum pollution.
No gene pollution.

Save the earth.
Delete the people.

World Economic Forum

Reply to  Lark
February 27, 2021 3:59 pm

But not all of the people.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  rioisla
February 27, 2021 5:57 pm

Certainly not those who are “more” equal than the rest

February 27, 2021 4:12 pm

Many “ordinary” people believe a reset would be good for the peasants, Prince Charles for example, he can see over the palace wall and knows what would be best for people.

It would like the old days when Kings and Queens ruled like benevolent dictators or not so benevolent.

February 27, 2021 4:14 pm

The WEF sees humanity as a blight,….

No, I’m glad to say that the WEF is the blight on the planet.

Brian Pratt
February 27, 2021 4:33 pm

That seismic and earthquake stuff is total BS. It is an outright lie.

February 27, 2021 4:40 pm

Having the freedom to do whatever they want without having to worry about hoi polloi getting in their way, is their idea of happiness.
Like most progressives, they only care about what is good for them. Other people, if they are permitted to exist at all, are only their to cater to the needs of the self anointed elite.

Russ R.
Reply to  MarkW
February 27, 2021 9:01 pm

Still need someone to wash the yacht. And put fuel in it. And produce the fuel for it. And fix what breaks. And produce parts that can’t be fixed. And load it with food, and grow the food, and refrigerate the food, and make the refrigeration and …
Guess we will have to live without the yacht.
What about the Private Jet?

Reply to  Russ R.
February 27, 2021 10:05 pm

They believe robots and AIs will do all those jobs.

February 27, 2021 6:38 pm


There. Fixed it.

Gary Pearse
February 27, 2021 6:57 pm

This Great Reset, of course, is proposed by those who not only won’t be inconvenienced in any way whatsoever, but stand to profit enormously from its imposition on the hapless great majority which BTW will be shrunk down to meet climate or whatever targets they decide to meet.

The recent Guardian article on charges and punishment for “ecocide”, calls for Nuremburg trials for dissenters (y’all got the reference I’m sure. They don’t just want to jail you! You don’t need a Nuremburg for that measly purpose). The totality folk have tipped their hand on many occasions over the passed two decades on what they have in store for us.

‘Climate Change, Shlimate Change, (to rudely paraphrase Christina Figueres, former UN eco boss) whatever it takes to bring down Western Civilization and capitalist economies. It’s the right thing to do.’ They will be coming for your guns to be sure. Democrats are already preparing for civil war. They must feel that one is justified given the policies they are rushing headlong into.

February 27, 2021 7:40 pm

I suggested to a group of professional Architects that all the global warming taxes and fees, and building code impositions (mandatory solar panels on every residential unit in CA for example) were all regressive taxes on the poor and middle class. Because they had no argument to my absolutely truthful statement … I was banished from their group.

This is how the Marxist Left operates. Lies and personal attacks.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Kenji
February 27, 2021 8:48 pm

The Marxists don’t debate because they don’t want their minds changed and that might happen if they actually discuss the subject since they are almost always wrong on the issues and a discussion would point that out.

Instead of banishing you, the architects should be asking you for advice. 🙂

Steve Cushman
February 27, 2021 8:01 pm

“People like Great Reset architect Klaus Schwab frighten me, people who seem to think neatness, order and strong government are more important than happiness and freedom.

World Economic Forum founder and Great Reset architect Klaus Schwab was born in Germany in 1938”

While I am proud of my 1/4 German heritage Kluas Schwab’s country of birth explains his beliefs in nearness, order & strong government. I prefer neatness, order & limited government (more limited than the current US government).

Patrick MJD
February 27, 2021 9:18 pm

While I don’t support lockdowns to “fix” this “sc@mdemic” I did enjoy them during the peak from the perspective of not having to interact with the sort of cretins you find on the streets, in shops and on public transport as well as being one of few people at the office, pretty much had the place to myself. Unfortunately, the situation is returning to “normal”.

Bill Parsons
February 27, 2021 11:14 pm

“…celebrated the quiet and orderliness of cities whose factories and people were silenced by harsh Covid lockdowns.”

This quiet Dust was Gentlemen and Ladies,
  And Lads and Girls;
Was laughter and ability and sighing,
  And frocks and curls.
This passive place a Summer’s nimble mansion,
  Where Bloom and Bees
Fulfilled their Oriental Circuit,
  Then ceased like these.

Nothing like the grave for orderliness and quiet.

Rod Evans
February 28, 2021 12:27 am

These are the people who tell us what they have planned for us, they give it a name “The Great Reset” they get a tree talking Prince to go on BBC to actually tell us it is going to happen in 2021, they get the worlds most recognised voice over specialist and climate change champion David Attenborough to demand it.
Then they accuse anyone who mentions it, of being a conspiracy theorist?
Go figure as you say over there in the USA?

February 28, 2021 4:04 am

WEF has never been about economics, always about controlling people while stealing everything they can.

February 28, 2021 5:45 am

You all understand of course that what they really are “celebrating” is not the quiet but their success in cowing the masses. Just as that despicable little elfin creature they like to interview so much is not putting out well researched science based advise for the general welfare of all, but is dictating to the masses the decrees of government having little or nothing to do with what the science indicates. Fauci is nothing more than a mouthpiece that likes very much to hear himself speak. He is the “Bagdad Bob” of the US government.

February 28, 2021 6:12 am

The Germans again. I am beginning to think we nuked the wrong country in 1945. And I am of 75% German ancestry.

Reply to  Frank54
February 28, 2021 9:25 am

We didn’t need to nuke Germany. By the time the bombs were ready Germany was out of the war.

Reply to  rah
February 28, 2021 10:33 am

Yes, but they did not LEARN anything.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  2hotel9
February 28, 2021 11:01 pm

Yes, but they did not LEARN anything.

Oh yes they did. Look at the EU and who controls it.

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
March 1, 2021 3:59 am

You make my point quite well, lots of them did not learn.

February 28, 2021 8:51 am
February 28, 2021 9:08 am

If they want an empty world, please help them all migrate to Mars. No trains, no traffic rushing around, no “seismic” disturbances in their peace and quiet, no people yakking and having a real good time. I seldom pity people with such narrow views of what the world should be like, but they might be considerably happier in a locked isolation room. They are absolutely pathetic.

That said, I’ve been looking a live cams in the UK and Scotland and despite the fact that it’s vary late in the day over there (11AM my time CST), there were plenty of people out walking dogs, running, wading in the waters of Pensance’s harbors, sitting outside in the cloudy gray day in Linlithgow – in short, just as here at home, people are outside getting fresh air.

Kevin R.
February 28, 2021 9:27 am

I wonder if the World Economic Forum would be above putting something in the water supply to “build a better world” and make us more quiet and passive ala the movie Serenity.

February 28, 2021 1:35 pm

NYT has assured me that the “great reset” is a right-wing conspiracy theory.

Reply to  TonyG
March 1, 2021 3:48 am

Funny, they have been reporting on it, and praising it in their op-ed articles, for quite some time. Means NYT is rightwing disinformation? The left just can’t help themselves, stupid is as stupid does.

March 1, 2021 11:21 am

People like Great Reset architect Klaus Schwab frighten me, people who seem to think neatness, order and strong government are more important than happiness and freedom.

Wasn’t that concept recently explored via George Lucas’s final Star Wars film? I’ve seen it explained that way in the Mandalorian too. Specifically, that what people wanted more than freedom was an orderly and secure society.

Reply to  Cipherstream
March 1, 2021 1:10 pm

Seems rather obvious when you see all the frightened “adult” children screaming for their big brother to keep them safe, regardless of what they have to give up in exchange

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