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“The Great Reset” – The deconstruction of capitalism

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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Sue Rarick
Sue Rarick
August 3, 2020

Most of the problems go back to one Ronald Reagan who promoted a service sector economy for America. Manufacturing is so …….. dirty………… So Americans became clerks of one kind or another while our manufacturing went off to mostly Asia and then to mostly China. So the great Conservative helped boost the great Communist country to it’s present prominence (IRONY). Before our Service sector economy it was the middle class that usually was the first to prosper in a recovery – now they are the last and it’s the rich that profit first. Innovation? ………. Not likely anymore…………It’s just become… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Sue Rarick
John Ellis
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 4, 2020

Not in reality, for all of our problems start at birth with an
instinct for survival that never stops hoarding all it can hoard.

John Ellis
August 3, 2020

Only one way to achieve an equal, fair and safe society,
reduce personal wealth to where everyone has just
enough for a comfortable and healthy life.

Sue Rarick
Sue Rarick
Reply to  John Ellis
August 3, 2020

I designed a solvent recovery system that was 97% efficient in real world operation. Drastically reduced solvent use and I was rewarded quite well……………… So if I was going to be compensated the same amount for doing nothing, why go through all the hassle of designing the machinery? There is nothing to be gained.

John Ellis
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 3, 2020

Ending all deadly force and poverty in society, establishing equality for all, of course that is no gain for you.
For a gain by enrichment upon the misery of others, for you it is a dream come true.

Sue Rarick
Sue Rarick
Reply to  John Ellis
August 3, 2020

Let someone else do it if there is no reward. I’ll just sit around and pontificate.
Think about this John ….. How long do you think I had to study in order to become proficient in my trade? It took tens of thousands of hours of study to be able to manipulate fluids the was I was able to do.
So according to you a pat on the back is my reward while you what……… Oh are you the one playing video games at home saying atta gal? That’s your job – back patter?

Last edited 1 month ago by Sue Rarick
John Ellis
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 3, 2020

For the insatiable lust that springs from our instinct for survival that we will buy hook, line and sinker, any sucker-bait that promises to add more victims to those who are already in submission to our will and forced to give us something for nothing.

The root cause for why our majority always votes to fill Congress and the White House with war hawk politicians, who love to plunder natural resource extraction by bombing into submission any weaker nation.

John Ellis
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 3, 2020

Adding education to the mind, like adding wealth to our net worth, most pride inflating and the root cause for all our delusions of grandeur that inflame our desire to be enriched upon the misery of those who have less education, less wealth or less whiteness of skin.
So addicted to white supremacy — that is you.

John Ellis
August 3, 2020

NO EQUALITY — ROOT CAUSE
We all have a different level of intelligence, giving us a different ability to produce wealth and a three-class society. For the 25% most wealthy rule, 25% middle-class police and the laboring-class are the 50% working-poor.

And so, we need a system of economics other than capitalism which enslaves the lower-half, and other than socialism which enslaves the upper-half.

How about compassion motivating charity and a most grateful society?

Sue Rarick
Sue Rarick
Reply to  John Ellis
August 3, 2020

How about compassion motivating charity and a most grateful society?
Really?
That has never happened in all of history and most likely pre-history.
The entire world economy based on mommy patting you on the head and saying good boy, good girl……….. that’s the solution?

John Ellis
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 3, 2020

The leader you worship, does he not have the whole enslaved by the illusion that gratitude is a worthless and nothing thing?
“‘Does Job fear God for nothing?’ Satan replied. ‘Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.’” 

John Ellis
Reply to  John Ellis
August 3, 2020

FORTH COMMANDMENT
“Reflect each day on the day that is most holy, Saturday, having gratitude for it and by this gaining salvation from it. 
For at creation it was declared holy and made a blessing to you by the Lord your God. The other days produce things, study and trade things, and pursue all that needs to be done by you.”

Sue Rarick
Sue Rarick
Reply to  Thor Lihaug
August 3, 2020

I agree Thor about it was more than Reagan. My favorite was women’s lib — To me it was just a way to flood the labor market and keep wages low. It reminded me of a theory that the Civil war was created to free the slaves and keep the Irish from organizing and striking. Blacks as union busters so to speak. Not sure that’s true but it sure did work out well for the industrialists.

Aleksandar Sarovic
August 3, 2020

Cultural Marxism is a forgery supported by the elite for the purpose to stop development of society and to maintain the exploitation of workers. Marx destroyed the left and prevented new ideas which may help people build bright future. There is a simple escape people from the exploitation of workers they cannot see thank so Marxism. Unemployment creates exploitation of workers. All of the exploitation of workers has its origin in unemployment. Unemployed workers have to accept poorly paid jobs to be able to feed their families, and on top of it, they live in fear of losing jobs.  Shortening… Read more »

Sue Rarick
Sue Rarick
Reply to  Aleksandar Sarovic
August 3, 2020

Wouldn’t that be negated if you brought in more workers? I watched some folk I knew take $2 an hour cut in their quotes because of illegal’s offering to work for less.

Aleksandar Sarovic
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 3, 2020

Importing workers is not a good idea,. They better develop their regions. If this is allowed, there is an escape in additional shortening of work hours. The point is the shorter work hours are the more the demand for workers grows, the higher wages they will receive. I recommend reading the above-linked article.

John Ellis
Reply to  Aleksandar Sarovic
August 4, 2020

Since the beginning of civilization, the uneducated lower-half of society has been kept so helpless by poverty, that they never had the funds to hire the politicians needed to gain liberty. So, there are 3 possible solutions:

  1. Upper-half of society gives back half the land and wealth.
  2. Lower-half organize crippling strikes.
  3. Divine intervention.
Joseph Dillard
Joseph Dillard
August 3, 2020

”The very historical fact that every society that embraced Marxism, not only failed, but failed dismally with incredibly sufferings…” This is pablum for those who don’t know 1) China is communist, and 2) China has a PPP greater than the US and will surpass it in GDP within five years. “Successful key Western institutions have contributed to unprecedented economic and social prosperity. They have lifted more people out of poverty than any system before.” Incorrect. China has lifted approaching a billion people out of abject poverty, a feat far surpassing what any other country has done in the area of… Read more »

Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Reply to  Joseph Dillard
August 3, 2020

China has lifted approaching a billion people out of abject poverty

Yes, but largely because of all the jobs and industries that were sent to them.

pogohere
pogohere
Reply to  Thor Lihaug
August 4, 2020

The homeless in the US shit in public in the cities and you wanna credit China’s success to having “adopted selective parts of our own system” ? JP Morgan Chase bank gets fined US$44 billion for violating US laws, no one goes to jail and you wanna credit China’s success to having “adopted selective parts of our own system” ? You haven’t identified a meaningful context for your assertion. China was very selective indeed. It made room for its citizens creativity and made sure the bulk of the wealth created was tangible and lifted hundreds of billions out of poverty.… Read more »

John Ellis
Reply to  Joseph Dillard
August 4, 2020

If there was no wealth, if everyone desired to own only enough for a comfortable life and donated everything else toward ending hunger, global hunger and the like, there would be nothing to tax and deadly force governments would be a thing of the past.

John Doran
John Doran
Reply to  John Ellis
August 4, 2020

If my aunt had balls, she’d be my uncle.
John Doran.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Joseph Dillard
August 18, 2020

Obviously you have no idea of the mass surveillance going on in China right now and terrible standard of living for many. Not to mention there are actual concentration camps in China right now. Please never defend China.

John Ellis
August 4, 2020

How do we stop our self-loving instinct for survival from over-ruling our caring and giving conscience? Discover that and we shall have heaven on earth.

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