This week staff reporter Aden McClune describes the idea of a “Great Reset,” a conspiracy about rethinking capitalism.

The Great Reset

If you’re on Twitter, you’d have noticed the Great Reset trending recently, but what exactly is this “Great Reset”, and is it actually going to happen, and to what extent?

The “Great Reset”, slammed as a “baseless conspiracy theory” by The New York Times, is actually a program developed by the World Economic Forum as a plan to “rethink” capitalism. In the wake of the COVID pandemic, many agencies have done their best to push more authoritarian practices, especially with forced government lockdowns in Europe.

In a meeting during the summer, many of the world’s most powerful people including politicians and CEOs, including the CEO of Walmart, convened to discuss how to manage the world, economically. That’s a good idea, right? Klaus Schwab thinks so. As chairman of the World Economic Forum, he writes that “The second component of a Great Reset agenda would ensure that investments advance shared goals, such as equity and sustainability.”

It also seems that this current pandemic is perfect for making some changes to the world. Schwab writes that “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.” Interesting. It’s almost as if they’re using the pandemic to push in these new policies.

It could be true. According to the Parasite Stress Theory people who live in places where infectious diseases are more prevalent are more likely to be in favor of authoritarianism.

In my opinion, this is frightening. I do not like the fact that super powerful, unelected (in most cases) “officials” can plan our whole world out for us. Corporations nor most politicians are our friends, and that is something a lot of people forget.

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