World Economic Forum (WEF), represented by Klaus Schwab (Founder Executive Chairman) seems to have embarked on a major quest to reshape the world with the plan “The Great Reset”. The plan seems to have drawn little attention from media.
From the WEF internet site, we learn that Mr Schwab predicts failure and death of capitalism the way we know it. He states “If we fail to address and fix the deep-rooted ills of our societies and economies, there will be a heightened risk that, as throughout history, ultimately a reset will be imposed by violent shocks like conflicts and even revolutions. It is incumbent upon us to take the bull by the horns. The pandemic gives us this chance: it represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine and reset our world”.
The prescribed medicine is more governmental control, higher taxes and more social justice based on diversity and environmentalism. He describes a plan containing three key components to make the world better:
- Steering towards equal outcome
- Equality and sustainability
- Harnessing technology
Where have we heard these ideas before?
It is important to point out the words he is using. As with all good intentions they sound good at first, but a deeper look into the arguments, we see an emerging pattern of woke and Marxist cultural ideas. Moreover, Mr Schwab’s grand scheme has some shocking elements. He justifies bigger government, more control, all in the name of equality, green sustainability, and social justice.
Successful key Western institutions have contributed to unprecedented economic and social prosperity. They have lifted more people out of poverty than any system before. Populations in Western democracies have so much to be grateful for. Nevertheless, Conservative values have fallen short of our youngest adult generation and key Western institutions appear to be infested with Marxist ideology and general discontent with our cultural successes. WEF goes hand in hand with mainstream media and fails to support or defend Western cultural values. It is about deconstruction
Statutes claims WEF to be an independent organization with Article 4 stating to be impartiality free from ideology. This is highly questionable, and it should be argued that WEF has already fallen victim to cultural Marxist ideas. WEF makes no attempt to hide that equal opportunity is no longer good enough. The Great Reset sails towards the utopian equal outcome. Furthermore, future employers shall hire people based on gender, race, and sexuality, rather than competence and ability. Such an idea should make the hair stand up on conservative necks.
Cultural Marxists have for generations worked to take control over key institutions in society, and in UK they have succeeded with BBC, schools and universities, the Church, the judicial system, and clearly the police. The fate of the police remained largely unknown until they clearly failed to clamp down on criminal elements braking the law during the recent BLM demonstrations.
The very historical fact that every society that embraced Marxism, not only failed, but failed dismally with incredibly sufferings, seem not to dismay the self-righteousness of WEF. The Great Reset has a narrative packed with grandiose platitudes without any meaning to ordinary people. We may be tempted to dismiss it all, as yet another grandiose scheme of good intentions, but for those of us believing in free markets, these ideas are nothing short of terrifying. WEF has considerable influence over political decisions, and The Great Reset serves as a solid political justification for more globalism, more and higher taxes, and less individual freedom and liberty. We already know that the idea of new taxes and more restrictions, is gaining popularity among political leaders and IMF.
We should make no mistake about WEF’s true intentions. Despite woke and virtuous ideas from WEF, The Great Reset is not about caring for the poor or saving the planet. The ultimate goal is sinister – It is about self-interests, bigger government and more power to the political class and the woke industry. Ordinary taxpayers and private sector businesses have all the reasons to fear the future.
Thor Lihaug(Father of two, small business owner, firm believer in common sense and individual freedom)
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