The WEF's future outlook is not a secret plot but a false manifesto from an unelected governing elite. The virus has defended the nation-state and the necessity of including regular people in the solutions.
The "Great Reset" has been a popular topic on social media nowadays. Klaus Schwab, the creator and director of the World Economic Forum (WEF), wrote a manifesto for global social transformation in the post-Covid world under the title "Great Reset" for individuals who are not enamored with such conferences.
Manifesto of the "Great Reset" is significant. It expresses a view of how the world's elite envision the future, particularly how they are reshaping society in their image by taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic's potential to create a world that will ostensibly "never" return to normalcy. From Canada's Justin Trudeau to Britain's Prince Charles, 'progressive' politicians and leaders around the world have grabbed on it.
This can appear reasonable at first glance. After all, there will undoubtedly be many difficulties in the post-Covid world. Not to mention the social repercussions of widespread unemployment and extreme poverty, the economic effects of the worldwide lockdown will be unequaled in world history.
But the "Great Reset" represents a new degree of deceit and equivocation. One can wonder, "Who is to blame for creating the problematic 'normal' of yesterday, to which we are supposed to never return?"
Naturally, these issues are unrelated to the billionaires, political figures, business moguls, and high-ranking regulators who swan around Davos every year, pontificating over oysters and champagne about the world's problems from which they most directly benefit.
And the concept of a "reset" is, at best, deceptive. This suggests that prior to Covid-19, society and the global economy were essentially operating as expected. that all that is necessary is a reboot, just like turning a computer on and off.
This obscures the truth, which is that the world economy and global civilization were already in a fragile situation before Covid-19 and are now in a far more precarious state as a result of enormous government bailouts that will take generations to pay off. The scope of the economic destruction we are facing, the overhaul needed, and the actual obstacles to the future are all gravely understated in "Reset."
How detached from reality these people are is demonstrated by the "Great Reset" concept from the WEF, which is presented as eight projections for 2030.
It has the tone of a stern teacher who only accepts agreement on what is best for the kids. This is a lecture that we must accept without inquiry; it is not a discussion. These are them:
1. 'You'll possess nothing and be pleased,'
Everything we'll need will be rented, and it will be delivered by drone. Does this imply that we won't even be the ones who can sell our labor? Who are we renting it from if we're renting this and everything else? presumably from people with complete possessions, who will undoubtedly be considerably happier than we will be. And deliveries by drones in 2030? Given how risk-averse both industry and governments have grown, it will take longer to obtain regulatory authorization.
2. The US won't be the sole superpower in the globe.
A small number of nations will predominate. This is a clever technique to sidestep the fact that, rather than being easier, making global decisions in a multipolar or bipolar world characterized by the USA, China, the EU, and Russia will be even more illusive and challenging. Any ideas of harmonious global government, let alone coordination, face a danger in the post-Covid world from autarkical impulses rather than from collaboration. We'll come back to that issue further below.
3. We won't pass away while awaiting an organ donation
Transplants will become obsolete. Instead, brand-new organs will be printed. This is a fantastic idea and would be greatly appreciated. However, there is the annoying issue of a health system that struggles to treat seasonal flu patients and has been forced to protect itself from doing so by closing down the entire economy. If we want to solve this in ten years, we'll need to print more money, which we don't have, let alone organs.
4. We'll consume less meat products.
Because it's beneficial for the environment and our health, we'll consume less meat and treat ourselves to it less frequently. Similar to the 'choice' provided by state-owned telecoms monopolies, you can have any phone you want as long as it's black. Freedom of choice, bye-bye.
5. Climate change will result in a billion people being uprooted.
We'll need to improve how we welcome and integrate migrants in ten years. Do they mean that we ought to extend the same welcome as the EU does with its "Fortress Europe" strategy? Or the helpful border wall built by American administrations with Mexico? They might be referring to the Prince of Wales welcoming migrants to Buckingham Palace.
6. Polluters will be charged for CO2 emissions.
The holy grail being held up here is the implementation of a global price on carbon with the intention of making fossil fuels obsolete. This concept is possibly the most fantastical of all, given the dire status of all state coffers as a result of Covid-19 and the innovation crisis.
7. You might be getting ready to travel to Mars.
When scientists have figured out how to keep us healthy in space, the search for extraterrestrial life will officially begin. Keeping us healthy on Earth could be an excellent place to start, especially in light of all the post-Covid deaths that weren't caused by the virus but rather by put off procedures and treatments. It's just fantasy, really.
8. The limits of Western values will have been reached.
We must not lose sight of the checks and balances that support the democracy. They can't possibly be alluding to the 2016 attempt by an elite who didn't like the results to overturn the Brexit vote or Trump's election, could they? They're not advocating that national democracies should take precedent over international, unelected organizations like the United Nations or the World Health Organization, especially when it comes to choices as crucial as climate change, are they? Do they want national governments to be subject to checks and balances so they will submit to the "truths" of unelected experts and technocrats rather than relying on their own people to make decisions? Ignore that thinking.
This "Great Reset" is actually not all that amazing. Additionally, it doesn't offer anything fresh or even feasible. Instead, it's a repetition of globalists or Transnational Corporations strategy that want to utilize the Covid crisis to give the elite's worries and fantasies top priority in order to secure their positions of wealth and power and usher in a new era of top-down diktat.
The pandemic's rejection of the multinational presumptions that were the foundation of this new utopia is the main point of unreality in all of this. The legitimacy of the national state has been upheld by Covid. Only nation states have had the power to impose lockdowns and subsequently offer - or, in some countries, try to offer - emergency financial aid to make up for the harm the lockdown caused to people's lives and livelihoods.
Contrary to what the WEF claims, Covid has not caused any changes to the world. Only prior tendencies have been amplified and crystallized by the developments that have taken place. The reality is now more obvious: the globe is still in a condition (both physically and figuratively), and the elite's cultural milieu is still dominated by caution, risk aversion, and a feeling of vulnerability.
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that it was created, as Albert Einstein famously said. This is why the "Great Reset" and all current government ideas are doomed since they are based on the idea of "build back better."
It is aiming to avoid the pandemic's most essential lesson, which is that the public's readiness to accept disruptive change will have a much greater impact on the future than any specific transformation program.
People are not the recipients of elite generosity — people are a part of the solution. Both now and in the future, population want to control the agenda. Even while people do their grocery orders online, let alone print off a fresh heart or two, anything less won't make us happy.
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