The Great Reset


petros
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I never knew it was set in the the first place.

For decades, progressives have attempted to use climate change to justify liberal policy changes. But their latest attempt - a new proposal called the "Great Reset" - is the most ambitious and radical plan the world has seen in more than a generation.

At a virtual meeting earlier in June hosted by the World Economic Forum, some of the planet's most powerful business leaders, government officials and activists announced a proposal to "reset" the global economy. Instead of traditional capitalism, the high-profile group said the world should adopt more socialistic policies, such as wealth taxes, additional regulations and massive Green New Deal-like government programs.

"Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed," wrote Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in an article published on WEF's website. "In short, we need a 'Great Reset' of capitalism."

Schwab also said that "all aspects of our societies and economies" must be "revamped," "from education to social contracts and working conditions."

Joining Schwab at the WEF event was Prince Charles, one of the primary proponents of the Great Reset; Gina Gopinath, the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund; António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations; and CEOs and presidents of major international corporations, such as Microsoft and BP.

Activists from groups such as Greenpeace International and a variety of academics also attended the event or have expressed their support for the Great Reset.

Although many details about the Great Reset won't be rolled out until the World Economic Forum meets in Davos in January 2021, the general principles of the plan are clear: The world needs massive new government programs and far-reaching policies comparable to those offered by American socialists such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in their Green New Deal plan.

Or, put another way, we need a form of socialism - a word the World Economic Forum has deliberately avoided using, all while calling for countless socialist and progressive plans.

"We need to design policies to align with investment in people and the environment," said the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation, Sharan Burrow. "But above all, the longer-term perspective is about rebalancing economies."

One of the main themes of the June meeting was that the coronavirus pandemic has created an important "opportunity" for many of the World Economic Forum's members to enact their radical transformation of capitalism, which they acknowledged would likely not have been made possible without the pandemic.

"We have a golden opportunity to seize something good from this crisis - its unprecedented shockwaves may well make people more receptive to big visions of change," said Prince Charles at the meeting, adding later, "It is an opportunity we have never had before and may never have again."

You might be wondering how these leaders plan to convince the world to completely alter its economy over the long run, since the COVID-19 pandemic most assuredly won't remain a crisis forever. The answer is that they've already identified another "crisis" that will require expansive government intervention: Climate change.

"The threat of climate change has been more gradual [than COVID-19]-but its devastating reality for many people and their livelihoods around the world, and its ever greater potential to disrupt, surpasses even that of Covid-19," Prince Charles said.

Of course, these government officials, activists and influencers can't impose a systemic change of this size on their own. Which is why they have already started to activate vast networks of left-wing activists from around the world, who will throughout 2021 demand changes in line with the Great Reset.

According to the World Economic Forum, its 2021 Davos summit will include thousands of members of the Global Shapers Community, youth activists located in 400 cities across the planet.

The Global Shapers program was involved in the widespread "climate strikes" of 2019, and more than 1,300 have already been trained by the Climate Reality Project, the highly influential, well-funded climate activist organization run by former Vice President Al Gore, who serves on the World Economic Forum's Board of Trustees.

For those of us who support free markets, the Great Reset is nothing short of terrifying. Our current crony capitalist system has many flaws, to be sure, but granting more power to the government agents who created that crony system and eroding property rights is not the best way forward. America is the world's most powerful, prosperous nation precisely because of the very market principles the Great Reset supporters loathe, not in spite of them.

Making matters worse, the left has already proven throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that it can radically transform political realities in the midst of a crisis, so it's not hard to see how the Great Reset could eventually come to fruition.

Can you imagine George W. Bush or Bill Clinton printing trillions of dollars and mailing it to millions of people who didn't lose their jobs? This would have been unthinkable just a couple of decades ago. Today, this policy garners bipartisan support.

Prince Charles was right: The present pandemic is a "golden opportunity" for radical change. And if Al Gore, Prince Charles and the rest of the World Economic Forum can convince enough people that attempting to stop climate change is also worth dramatically pushing humanity toward greater government control, then radical - and catastrophic - change is exactly what we're going to get.

Justin Haskins (Jhaskins@heartland.org) is the editorial director of the Heartland Institute. Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins
 
Twin_Moose
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Trudie's press release a couple weeks ago makes sense now when he said the Canadian economy cannot be restarted until the globes poorest nations begin to economically rise.
 
Twin_Moose
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This is the article I was thinking of

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Trudeau positions Canada as champion of co-ordinated global recovery plan

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CANADA-Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will continue today to make the case for a co-ordinated global response to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world's poorest countries.
He'll be among the leaders and heads of state to deliver remarks during a virtual summit of the Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS).
Among other things, he is expected to promise that Canada will partner with developing countries, which stand to be the hardest hit by the pandemic, and help to rally the world behind measures like debt relief to help them survive the crisis.
That is similar to the message Trudeau delivered last week while co-hosting a major United Nations summit, alongside UN secretary general Antonio Guterres and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
Without a global co-ordinated recovery plan, the UN estimates the pandemic could slash nearly US$8.5 trillion from the world economy over the next two years, forcing 34.3 million people into extreme poverty this year and potentially 130 million more over the course of the decade.
While no country has escaped the economic ravages of the deadly novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, developing countries, already in debt distress before the pandemic, cannot afford the kinds of emergency benefits and economic stimulus measures undertaken in wealthy, industrialized countries like Canada.
Prior to the UN summit, Trudeau argued that ensuring poorer countries survive the crisis is not just the right thing to do, it's in Canada's own self-interest.
"Canadian jobs and businesses depend on stable and productive economies in other countries, so it matters to us how everyone weathers this storm,” he said last week.
Today's summit is to be chaired by Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta. OACPS is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, many leaders of which are expected to take part.
Trudeau is positioning Canada as a leader in the push for a global recovery plan just as the country is competing for one of two coveted, non-permanent seats on the UN Security Council later this month against Norway and Ireland.
Canada is running on a platform of trying to help rebuild the post-pandemic world.

 
Twin_Moose
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The same talking heads that want to rule the world can't even put together a coalition to clean up the sh*t the stirred up

Libya 'one hell of a mess' as civil war spirals into international free-for-all

Yemeni tanker spill would be four times worse than Exxon Valdez, U.N. warns

Hey NZ is the US responsible for these as well?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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There's a reset button?

Well, hell, why don't y'all shut up and somebody push it?
 
Dixie Cup
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Trudie's press release a couple weeks ago makes sense now when he said the Canadian economy cannot be restarted until the globes poorest nations begin to economically rise.


Yep, that sounds like something he'd say for sure. I wonder how willing he is to give up his fortune so that others can be better off with his money. I expect he wouldn't. I bet though, he's willing to ensure everyone else becomes poorer to better "uplift" (for lack of a better term) others who haven't fared as well. You see, he knows how to spend your money better than you do so you need to give him everything you've got so he can spread the wealth - just not his (or his rich buddies) - they're exempted! LOL
 
NZDoug
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I think the COVID-19 is giving the world a reset.
It has slowed excessive progress and is eliminating cash as a commodity.
It is reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing financial assistance to health and medical.
If 5G can paralyze satelites this will nullify military force, so corporations are forced to provide useful non destructive products to advance humanity.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by NZDoug View Post

If 5G can paralyze satelites this will nullify military force, so corporations are forced to provide useful non destructive products to advance humanity.

Like SUVs and zithers.
 
NZDoug
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Like SUVs and zithers.

Now, cyber Wars may only last only a few minutes.
If a Lieutenant at cyber command notices something odd is going on, he or she picks up the phone to call his or her superior who immediately alerts the White House.
By the time the president reaches for the red handset, the war has already been lost.
Within seconds, a sufficiently sophisticated cyber attack might shut down the US power grid, disabling flight control centres, cause numerous industrial accidents, to nuclear plants and chemical installations, disrupt the police, army and intelligence communication networks – and wipe out financial records so that trillions of dollars simply vanished without a trace and nobody knows who owns what - the only thing curbing public hysteria is that with the Internet, television and radio down people will not be aware of the full magnitude of the disaster.
On a smaller scale, supposed to drones fight each other in the air.
One drone cannot fire a shot without first receiving the go-ahead from a human operator in some bunker . The other drone is fully autonomous.
Which do you think will prevail?
Even if you care more about Justice than victory, you should probably opt to replace your soldiers and pilots with a tiny mass robots and drones.
Human soldiers murder, rape and Pillage, and even when they try to behave themselves, they all to often kill civilians by mistake.
Computers programmed with ethical algorithms could go far more easily conform to the latest release of international criminal Courts.
From “Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by NZDoug View Post

On a smaller scale, supposed to drones fight each other in the air.
One drone cannot fire a shot without first receiving the go-ahead from a human operator in some bunker . The other drone is fully autonomous.
Which do you think will prevail?

Not that your author is setting up the initial conditions to produce the desired outcome or nothing.
 
NZDoug
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Not that your author is setting up the initial conditions to produce the desired outcome or nothing.

When mankind endows autonomous military robots with decision making capabilities, the machine will say
"Thats not for me to say".
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

This is the article I was thinking of

We gotta get rid of that asshole before he completely destroys the country.
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

Yep, that sounds like something he'd say for sure. I wonder how willing he is to give up his fortune so that others can be better off with his money. I expect he wouldn't. I bet though, he's willing to ensure everyone else becomes poorer to better "uplift" (for lack of a better term) others who haven't fared as well. You see, he knows how to spend your money better than you do so you need to give him everything you've got so he can spread the wealth - just not his (or his rich buddies) - they're exempted! LOL

Yep same as Bernie Sanders, AOC, and crew when asked if they would be willing to pay in extra they laughed and said they would only pay what they lawfully have to pay.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

Yep, that sounds like something he'd say for sure. I wonder how willing he is to give up his fortune so that others can be better off with his money. I expect he wouldn't. I bet though, he's willing to ensure everyone else becomes poorer to better "uplift" (for lack of a better term) others who haven't fared as well. You see, he knows how to spend your money better than you do so you need to give him everything you've got so he can spread the wealth - just not his (or his rich buddies) - they're exempted! LOL

Trudie can't redistribute his own wealth. It was put in a trust fund because Pierre knew just how bad Groper was with money.