A couple weeks ago, I did a podcast on the so-called “Great Reset,” which I admitted to having learned about from Archbishop Vigano in his October 30 letter to President Trump.
As I predicted, some folks gave me a hard time for not knowing about it sooner; but with so many global conspiracies to worry about (you should see some of the emails I get) this one didn’t rise to the top.
I’m beginning to recognize that it should have. I evidently had my filter turned up a little too high.
Since I became aware of the Great reset, though, it’s been hard not to see the little signs of it everywhere. Unlike the difficulties involved in the inscrutable art of decrypting alleged Freemasonic hand gestures, however, advocates of the Great Reset are very open about their signaling.
Here’s a salient nugget from the World Economic Forum website:
To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a “Great Reset” of capitalism.
In a recent column at Glennbeck.com, Justin Haskins takes a look at Joe Biden’s ties to the Great Reset agenda:
Despite having sold himself as a “moderate” Democrat for decades, Biden has consistently shown that his views on globalism and America’s place in the world are far from mainstream.
This argument is best proven by examining Biden’s close ties to the World Economic Forum, which is now pushing for a remarkably troubling “Great Reset” of capitalism, and the many statements Biden has made over the past several years echoing Great Reset ideology.
Using the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change as the justifications for a fundamental transformation of the world’s economy, the Great Reset movement aims to destroy modern capitalism and replace it with a system that embraces numerous left-wing social programs, such as basic income systems and the Green New Deal, as well as force all corporations around the world to adopt leftist social justice causes.
Biden’s “Build Back Better” plans also come straight out of the Great Reset movement’s playbook. For many years, supporters of the Great Reset at the World Economic Forum and elsewhere have talked about “building back better” by dramatically expanding the power of government, pursuing costly “green” infrastructure plans and substantially increasing the authority of international institutions.
Biden’s proposals would do just that, and the “Build Back Better” name is just too similar to what others affiliated with the Great Reset movement and/or the World Economic Forum have said to be a mere coincidence.
Where does the language of “Building Back Better” (BBB) come from? Well, I took a shallow dive into that deep, dark rabbit hole, and I have a feeling I could easily get lost in there.
Nevertheless, here’s a bit of top-level overview based on what I found:
Wikipedia notes, citing a brief from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, that BBB describes “an approach to post-disaster recovery aimed at increasing the resilience of nations and communities to future disasters and shocks.”
BBB was first officially described in the United Nations’ Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction document, which was agreed on at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held on March 14–18, 2015, in Sendai, Japan. It was adopted by UN member states as one of four priorities in the Sendai Framework for disaster recovery, risk reduction and sustainable development. The UN General Assembly adopted this document on June 3, 2015.
The Wikipedia entry interestingly links to only one article under the “See Also” section: the Wiki entry on “Disaster Capitalism.” What’s Disaster Capitalism, you ask?
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by the Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein. In the book, Klein argues that neoliberal free market policies (as advocated by the economist Milton Friedman) have risen to prominence in some developed countries because of a deliberate strategy of “shock therapy“. This centers on the exploitation of national crises (disasters or upheavals) to establish controversial and questionable policies, while citizens are too distracted (emotionally and physically) to engage and develop an adequate response, and resist effectively.
Hmmm. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
What’s noteworthy, and completely nonsensical, is that all the BBB efforts are zeroing in on so-called green initiatives. (What does this have to do with a pandemic? Absolutely nothing.) I grabbed this off of a Medium article on the BBB concept:
For today’s post-COVID-19 relief, the OECD encourages governments to use BBB to respond to today’s global environmental threats like climate change and biodiversity loss as they get back on their feet through recovery packages. It warns of greater social and economic damage due to neglecting those issues. It suggests governments include goals to align with science-based carbon emissions reduction targets, improvements to circular supply chains, and investment in decentralized, renewable electricity systems. It also emphasizes well-being, inclusiveness, and accessibility.
I don’t know what “well-being, inclusiveness, and accessibility” mean, but those phrases in this context all give me the creeps.
I also wanted to know what OECD was – there’s so many damned acronyms and cover organizations when you dig into this stuff – so I googled it. This is what I found:
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on almost 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.
International organizations that think they know how to build better lives for you should be shunned. On principle alone. That entire paragraph signals a tyrannical effort disguised as benevolence. No thanks.
Back to Buzzword Bingo
Once you start looking for this kind of language — particularly the “Build Back Better” buzzphrase — you start to see it everywhere. Right out in the open. Here’s a tweet from Biden from the past 24 hours. I saw it and immediately grabbed a snapshot and circled the phrase:
Even worse, here’s what Johnson — a “conservative” had to say:
Drawing comparisons to the UK’s recovery from World War II, Mr Johnson went on to say how he wanted to build a “new Jerusalem”, with opportunity for all, improved housing and healthcare.
Mr Johnson then affirmed that “we will not content ourselves with a repair job” and stated that once free of the pandemic, the government would turn the UK into a “world leader” in green energy, with an announcement of £160m of investment into offshore wind farming.
The PM also address the concerns of fellow Conservative MPs with regards to his state interventions into the UK economy and of the erosion of liberties stating that there was, “simply no reasonable alternative” whist the country is battling with the COVID virus.
Now, I’m cutting up his remarks, because I’m reading between the lines. There’s some counter-signaling going on throughout his speech. Based on what he’s saying, he appears to somehow simultaneously both support and reject the idea of state expansion. He certainly pays lip service to the private sector, and to rejection of the “erosion of liberties”. But then he drops the catch phrase:
He said that it is the private sector that is driving innovation in the fight against the coronavirus, including the intellectual property ownership of a vaccine.
Adding, “There are many who regard this state expansion as progress, who want to keep the state supporting furlough forever, keep people in suspended animation”.
But that, “We Conservatives believe that way lies disaster, and that we must build back better by becoming more competitive, both in tax and regulation.”
I don’t know enough about UK politics to think I’ve got a lock on what the prime minister is doing, but I’m not going to pretend it isn’t concerning to see him using that phrase.
And then there’s this, from the child tyrant of Canada, Justin Trudeau:
I thought this was supposed to be a conspiracy theory. But here it is, straight from Trudeau’s mouth. The pandemic is the excuse for a “Great Reset” of the world, led by the UN. pic.twitter.com/ybugYfjhAq
— Ezra Levant ???? (@ezralevant) November 15, 2020
“Building back better,” Trudeau says, “means getting support to the most vulnerable while maintaining our momentum on reaching the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the SDGs.”
“This pandemic has provided an opportunity,” he continues, “for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to re-imagine economic systems that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality, and climate change.”
Intellectual Dark Web staple Eric Weinstein found even more examples. Last night, he tweeted:
Build. Back. Better.
I know it’s odd, but when I hear a bunch of powerful people spread out all over the world suddenly use the same totally improbable lame invariant phrase, my hand involuntarily clamps down over my wallet. Almost like they need to chant before taking my stuff. https://t.co/Wjlx5UFRb2
— Eric Weinstein (@EricRWeinstein) November 17, 2020
And of course, you can find the language in Catholic circles, if you only look for it.
“Trócaire, the international development agency of the Irish bishops,” wrote Crux’s Charles Collins in July of this year, “launched its ‘Build Back Better’ campaign on Wednesday with a call for international commitments from both governments on the island of Ireland to increase aid spending, and to commit to climate action and protecting human rights.”
In a brief from 2018, Caritas Asia — a subsidiary of the Catholic Church’s relief, development, and social service organizations known as Caritas Internationalis — says that
As a member of Caritas Internationalis, responding to natural and human made crisis and building back better for those in most needs is our key priority in our work worldwide.
Building back better will remain ineffective and inefficient unless there isn’t [sic] a global approach of integral human development in addressing the root causes of the ecological and environmental issues which are political in nature, strongly influencing the humanitarian situation. “Building back” better must systematically address the root causes with improved governance, localization and stronger community leadership.
The document, of course, also cites Pope Francis’s eco-cyclical, Laudato Si as the context for understanding disaster risk, reduction, and resilience.
This was what I turned up with only a little Googling. I can only imagine how much more there is.
Last night, in his monologue, Tucker Carlson tackled the Great Reset head on, and he introduced and concluded the segment, interestingly enough, by way of significant excerpts of Archbishop Vigano’s aforementioned letter to Trump. Awareness of this phenomenon is growing. Carlson’s top-rated cable news program brings knowledge of this conspiracy fact, not theory, into the mainstream:
The battle for supremacy of globalist, progressive ideals seems to be reaching its denouement.
We are living in dangerous times. Be sober and watch.
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.
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