A large part of the answer is found in a coordinated global movement called The Great Reset.
Every year, prime ministers, presidents, international CEOs, and other influential elites meet in the resort town of Davos, Switzerland, to attend an invitation-only conference called the World Economic Forum (WEF), under the direction of Klaus Schwab, the WEF’s founder and chairman. There, in a multitude of various focus sessions, they discuss how and to what end they will use their influence to direct world affairs.
One of the most concise descriptions of The Great Reset is given by Rowan Dean, a social commentator with Sky News Australia. He definitely does not restrain his strong opinions about this WEF initiative, but his assessment is spot on, down to the outlandish quotes from Klaus Schwab himself which are taken from his various books, including The Fourth Industrial Revolution and, most recently, Covid-19: The Great Reset:
Some media outlets have insisted that The Great Reset is “conspiracy theory,” which is an extraordinary claim, considering that the World Economic Forum publishes a Great Reset website, a Great Reset podcast (“Klaus Schwab’s vision of a post-Covid world, and how the economy can work with nature“), and numerous videos and articles (see “Extras” below) centered around The Great Reset, all available for public consumption and in which all is clearly explained. There is nothing theoretical about it.
They also make no secret about their efforts to meld the Covid-19 crisis with climate change, blending the pandemic lockdowns and other measures into climate change policy, and diverting stimulus money toward “green” initiatives. As the WEF’s “Environmental Resilience” leader, Victoria Crawford, puts it:
“Many aspects of the COVID-19 response are similar to the types of changes we need as part of a comprehensive climate-change response… [T]he fundamental societal changes we are witnessing may well offer us a final chance to avoid a climate catastrophe.”
WEF chairman Klaus Schwab, in his book, Covid-19: The Great Reset, writes (pp. 154-155 [paper]; pp. 117-118 [online]):
“During the lockdowns, many consumers…were forced to change their habits almost overnight: watching movies online instead of going to the cinema, having meals delivered instead of going out to restaurants, talking to friends remotely instead of meeting them in the flesh… As social and physical distancing persist, relying more on digital platforms…will, little by little, gain ground on formerly ingrained habits… [W]e may decide, for example, that a cycling class in front of a screen at home doesn’t match the conviviality and fun of doing it with a group in a live class but is in fact safer (and cheaper!). The same reasoning applies to…flying to a meeting (Zoom is safer, cheaper, greener and much more convenient), driving to a distant family gathering for the weekend (the WhatsApp family group is not as fun but, again, safer, cheaper and greener) or even attending an academic course (not as fulfilling, but cheaper and more convenient).”
Also openly available are their intentions to “transform” the food system. As one of the major players in The Great Reset, The Rockefeller Foundation acknowledges many of the problems that were exacerbated in 2020:
“Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives. Tens if not hundreds of millions of people have been losing their jobs. More than a billion children have been shut out of schools. Trillions of dollars of economic activity have disappeared.”
Unfortunately, they justify the need for their “Reset the Table” initiative – a plan to (in their words) “transform the U.S. food system” – by laying the blame for increased poverty, hunger, and disruptions to the food supply on the virus itself – instead of on the multitude of iron-fisted and, as we have seen, unnecessary measures that directly contributed to those problems, including:
- the complete destruction of businesses by governmental decree;
- mandatory culling (killing) of millions of food animals;
- severe limits on the number of workers (including food industry employees) allowed to perform their jobs, even at so-called “essential” businesses;
- customer capacity limits on commercial food businesses
When restaurant capacity is limited, commercial food businesses are closed, people are locked down inside their homes, and millions of workers are furloughed or fired, the repercussions on the food supply are enormous. According to the Rockefeller Foundation’s own assessment on page 3 of “Reset the Table”, some of these repercussions included:
“Families out of work…waiting in long car lines for a day’s or a week’s worth of food.”
“[F]armers, with none of their usual buyers in a position to purchase…dumping millions of gallons of milk, onions, beans, eggs, and more.”
“Food distributors [who were] set up to pack, haul, and deliver 50-pound sacks of flour and cheese to commercial customers couldn’t quickly pivot to package two-pound sacks of flour and eight-ounce packages of cheese for purchase by private customers in grocery stores. Tons of food intended for restaurants and food service were destroyed…”
Yet, despite the obvious causal relationship between government-imposed shutdowns and food supply disruptions, the notion that the food and poverty crises of 2020 were somehow caused by the virus itself persists, as the foundation calls for a “more resilient nationwide food chain” (p. 12), even suggesting that we need an “integrated nutrition security system” (p. 7) and envisioning “school food programs as anchors of community feeding” (p. 9).
They further explain that government has a “key role to play” in this new, integrated system, and they hope to “leverage the power of public purchasing,” meaning that when governments purchase the food, they can do so in greater quantities and more efficiently. Of course, they concede that this would require “reaching an agreed definition of a healthy diet” (p. 10).
Besides centralized control over the food supply, another goal of the World Economic Forum is to reduce private property in favor of communal spaces and goods. The push toward a world where property ownership is abolished and people are tracked throughout their lives is not new. Ida Auken, chosen as “Young Global Leader” for the World Economic Forum, wrote several years ago about a possible “scenario” (originally titled, “Welcome to 2030. I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy, and Life Has Never Been Better“) which described cities where property ownership is nonexistent; renting or owning a home has been replaced by living in a “free space” in which other people use your living room when you’re not around; there is “no real privacy“; and everything you “do, think and dream of is recorded.”
This WEF video, looking forward to a time when “you’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy,” is from 2016:
This globalist dream of a world where “a handful of countries will dominate” and “you’ll own nothing” is not new. What is new is using Covid-19 to try to get us there – and the pace at which it is happening.
The bottom line: The Great Reset is an openly acknowledged agenda of global leaders to use restrictive Covid-19 measures to advance climate change policy, move toward abolishing property ownership, and establish centralized control over the food supply.
“Your Guide to the Great Reset” – video podcast by James Corbett; all links included
“Food Supply Attacks” – Christian Westbrook speaks to destruction of food manufacturing facilities