The Great Reset: The Global Elite’s Plan to Radically Remake Our Economic and Social Lives

 

The Great Reset is upon us…or at least the powers that be are trying to bring it out. What was once a fringe “conspiracy theory” is now on display plain as day for everyone to see. The economic, political, academic, and media elites around the world are leveraging the chaos, confusion, and restrictions on liberty from the COVID-19 lockdowns and using them to radically alter society around the world.

What will this change look like? The global elites want to create a society of renters who own nothing, while also pushing a social agenda that would be unpopular with the unwashed masses and difficult to implement in a society with a broad, ownership-based middle class. What this means is that you would rent not just your home, but also your phone, computer, car (though you probably will “carshare,” the term for renting a car when you need one for an extended period and summoning one when you need it for a ride), and even the pots and pans you cook with.

The flip side of this will be a radical transformation of the world economy. No longer will you have a job in the sense that it has traditionally been understood. Instead, you will work various and sundry “gigs,” all of which place you in a precarious position at any given time. You will receive a fee for services performed, with no benefits, paid time off, healthcare, or anything else that the middle class in the West has become accustomed to.

To facilitate the Great Reset, rural populations will have to be coerced into more concentrated population centers since dispersed populations have too high a “carbon footprint.” The suburbs will be a thing of the past as suburbs and exurbs become more like cities. Mixed-use housing, where you and 500 other people live in a mid-rise condo hive with shops and “workshare” spaces (the new version of an office – on your dime, not your employer’s) in the same area.

The short version is that it’s a total end to the American way of life, specifically the way of life of most of the Western middle class. The specifics, including the why, are a longer story that you’re going to want to read if you want to be ready to fight against the Great Reset.

What is the Great Reset?

Knowing what the Great Reset is can be difficult because official sources on the matter – World Economic Forum, the primary mover behind the Great Reset, and its affiliated organizations and individuals – cloak their aims in vague euphemisms like the main slogan for the Great Reset, “build back better.”

We have discussed in our articles on Cultural MarxismCritical Race Theory in public schools, and, George Soros how the enemies of freedom often use vague, non-specifically positive language for their projects. These are generally words that, when taken at face value, no one could possibly disagree with. Who would be against building back better?

These words mean something else and one should not accept at face value the idea that the Great Reset is simply “building back better” any more than one should accept at face value the claim that four out of five doctors smoke Camels.

So what is the Great Reset?

At its core, the Great Reset is an attempt to enforce socialism through private companies rather than only through the government. Think of it as “socialism with Amazon Prime characteristics.” That being said, the government will certainly play a role in the Great Reset by angling for higher taxes, which the wealthy will be able to avoid using armies of lawyers and accountants; adding additional bureaucratic red tape, which the wealthy will avoid using the same armies of lawyers, connections, and special carveouts; and growing big government social programs a la the New Deal, which will disproportionately benefit the wealthy and preferred underclass who will be weaponized against the broad middle class. An excellent example of a Great Reset program in the United States is the proposed Green New Deal, which we will discuss in greater detail later.

Here is a glimpse of how the Great Reset will look:

  • “Sharing Economy:” everything is rented and nothing is owned
  • Digital media: it will be easier to ban and suppress books and videos that run contrary to prevailing narratives
  • Social Media Restrictions: the de facto public square, will be restricted to those who tout the latest version of elite narratives.
  • de facto social credit system: those who deviate from the narrative will be financially blacklisted, including loss of their dubious “benefits” which will increasingly become necessary for ordinary life amd even survival
  • Centralization of Housing and Land: fewer and fewer Americans will own the property they live in and on
  • “Racial Equity”: some races will be more equal than others, with preferred groups becoming the recipients of generous benefit programs funded by the less preferred groups, who increasingly become tax slaves
  • Climate Change: protection of the environment will be used as an excuse to reduce the standard of living for the middle class, increase restrictions on freedom of movement, and even access to food
  • Ground-level goons will operate with impunity to attack enemies of the system in coordinated outbreaks of violence and intimidation
  • Concentrated Wealth: wealth will be concentrated in the hands of the regime and its allies which will be used as economic leverage to control political discourse and personal freedom

Is The Great Reset Real?

This might all sound a little far-fetched; however, unlike other alleged “conspiracy theories” which require a great amount of research to prove are true, the Great Reset is right out there in the open for everyone to see. The people pushing it brag about it, speak of it openly, craft propaganda campaigns around it, refer to it explicitly by name, and get publicly frustrated and angry when the “dog isn’t going to eat the dog food.”

A video of Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman of the World Economic Forum, the primary global elite institution pushing for the Great Reset, went viral. It is only about 40 seconds and well worth the time it takes to watch. You’ll see the Great Reset logo right behind Schwab in the same font as the World Economic Forum logo. Additionally, Schwab explicitly speaks of the Great Reset and his frustration with the COVID-19 pandemic in that it has not been as effective as he would like in pushing the Great Reset.

Klaus Schwab isn’t some random guy on Twitter or a blogger with a couple dozen readers, he is an extremely powerful man and head of one of the most important elite globalist organization in the world, the World Economic Forum.

The Great Reset is larger than a single 40-second viral clip. There’s an entire page about it on the World Economic Forum’s website, including a lot of vague language that doesn’t tell you much of what it actually is. Time‘s website includes a rather massive cache of articles pushing the subject as unassailably good and beyond question or reproach. A video on the World Economic Forum’s YouTube channel is effectively a five-minute PSA of talking points on the subject.

Alarmingly, the BBC and others are running articles encouraging you not to believe your own lying eyes, insisting that this is a conspiracy theory not rooted in fact. Additionally, Wikipedia includes an entire section assuring you that the “conspiracy theory” of the Great Reset bears no relation to the pure, noble intentions of people like Klaus Schwab, Bill Gates, and Tony Blair.

The Great Reset is clearly real, but how do the powers that be intend to force it on the world?

Grooming for a Police State

Whether one thinks that the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions were a good-faith response to a public health emergency or not is irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that it accustomed Americans and Westerners to significant restrictions on their freedoms, including freedom of movement. More than that, it showed those in power that people that if you created enough fear, Americans would tolerate the restrictions.

Thus, consciously or not, global elites were grooming the world population for a police state. Fortunately, there has been some pushback and vaccine passports are encountering stiff resistance from both elected officials and the general population at large. For most of 2020 and 2021, the most freedom-loving people on earth – Americans – were walking around with dirty, useless masks on to comply with a government mandate. A mandate that after further scrutiny, made no sense. Americans even allowed their children to be subjected to this as a condition of attending school.

The COVID-19 lockdowns were not the first time that Americans were groomed for police state – TSA is the biggest example of this, however, we also see examples of this in our public schools with metal detectors and warrantless searches.

If nothing else, the elites learned that there is just about nothing that America and the world will not tolerate provided that you scare them enough. The burning question now is how will Americans be scared into further erosions of their liberties?

The Sky Is Falling: Climate Austerity and the Great Reset

The most likely answer is through climate austerity. There have already been musings among the COVID-19 lockdown warriors that one of the best things about the lockdowns is that they significantly reduced carbon emissions, thus saving the planet during the period when people were locked down. The natural conclusion is that climate lockdowns are a viable solution to climate change.

Whether or not one believes that climate change exists and is caused by humans is irrelevant. What is relevant is whether or not the burden of fixing the planet – if such a thing is necessary and possible – ought to be borne by individual consumers and the common man. Perhaps not surprisingly, billionaire plutocrats like Bill Gates (a big booster of COVID-19 lockdowns and the Great Reset) think that it ought to be.

This is the real meaning of “we’re all in this together.” Does anyone honestly believe that Davos attendees like Bill Gates will be living in dense, mixed-use communities or eating cricket patties as their primary source of protein? Of course not. They will continue to live the affluent lifestyles that they currently live while the rest of us suffer.

The idea that you and I ought to bear the burden of climate change is called “climate austerity.” It is the belief that the average man must tighten his belt and lower his standard of living in what might well be a totally Quixotic attempt to save the planet. It is a concept closely tied to the Great Reset and an example of how something other than another pandemic might be used to get Americans and the rest of the world to radically change their notion of what they’re “allowed” to do.

We should all recall back that poorly aged phrase “14 days to stop the spread.” How many times did the goalposts move? Where are we with that as you read this? First, we were told that we needed to “flatten the curve.” Then there needed to be a vaccine. Then the vaccine wasn’t enough. The point is, that COVID-19 became a perpetual excuse for the elites to enact whatever “emergency” measures they wanted – all for your own safety, of course.

An integral part of climate austerity is the war on private transportationcommercial flights, and freedom of travel. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg floated a mileage tax and many measures advanced by the Green New Deal that would effectively ban private transportation, due to the high cost – again, you will be impacted by this but the elites will not. It seems that there is almost a weekly outrage against pickup trucks on Twitter.

The real reason for this is to control the free movement of people. The agenda here has nothing to do with stated goals and everything to do with locking you down, reducing your standard of living, abolishing your way of life, and subjecting every aspect of your life to control by powerful elites.

The Great Reset in Action: Blackrock Creates a Nation of Renters

BlackRock is a private equity firm that has been offering absurd prices for residential homes in the suburbs. They don’t plan to flip them and turn a profit. Rather, the plan is to buy homes at 50 percent above asking with the purpose of transforming these homes into rental properties. BlackRock’s acquisition of the suburbs is part of a larger issue that grew out of COVID-19, but is closely related to the Great Reset – the increased centralization of the American economy.

While isolated conservatives such as Ben Shapiro took to Twitter to defend the “free market” principles of venture capital speculating on the market using free money from the Federal Reserve (with full knowledge that they will be bailed out if things go south), most recognized BlackRock’s attempt to corner the housing market for what it is. It was a transparent move to transform America into a society of modern serfs. Renters who own nothing can be moved around at the whims of Big Money or financially blacklisted if they step out of line.

BlackRock is certainly villainous, but they represent a broader trend not just limited to the housing market, the concentration of wealth as a weapon. The Bernie Sanders left focuses on “wealth inequality,” which is simply a fact of life that cannot be done away with. “The poor,” Christ told us, “you will always have with you.” People having more than other people isn’t a social problem, but a few people owning everything is, because it is simply socialism (centralized control) by other means. It also dramatically reduces the number of people with skin in the game making the economic and social atmosphere extremely volatile.

One company, or a handful of them, who dominate the housing market are dangerous for a variety of reasons. Chief among these reasons is the ability to weaponize this control over housing against critics of the regime. Who needs the government to enact a social credit system when the national landlord has one? Of course, the usual dummies will defend this because it’s being done by a private corporation.

It is worth briefly noting that the eviction moratorium favors large landlords who can go months or years without an income over smaller ones, who cannot. The moratorium was enacted by the CDC, which apparently now has the authority to control rental properties in the United States.

The Great Reset in Action: Social Credit

The Great Reset is all in on “racial equity,” a term that appeared almost out of nowhere around the 2020 election and has been used unrelentingly since in the mainstream press as if it were a word everyone always used. Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

“Equity” effectively means, not to lean quite too heavily on Orwell, that all races are equal but some races are more equal than others. This is a key goal of the Great Reset. The argument basically goes that the only way to address racial disparities in the United States is by extended special benefits and privileges to allegedly “oppressed” groups.

Because government benefit programs are a zero-sum game, these assistance programs, and special privileges will have to be paid for by someone else. For every dollar of benefit money doled out, a dollar of income is lost by someone else. For every job or university position reserved for a protected class, something is lost by someone else.

A key part of the push for “equity” is to attack people who oppose it. Equity as an ideology is tied up with a bundle of other ideas pushed by Cultural Marxists and the extremely similar but unrelated phenomenon of George Soros “Open Society” types.

The important part, as far as we are concerned, is that concentrated wealth is better able to enforce the prevailing diktats of ideology. When small business evaporates, it is easier to enforce social programs using the private sector. Similarly, when ownership becomes increasingly concentrated, it is easier to enforce a de facto social credit system. The value system of corporate elites is well known.

Conservatives are already being denied bank accounts because of their beliefs, and the beliefs that warrant financial blacklisting are increasingly expanded. It is not too much to imagine that in the very near future, financial blacklisting and social ostracism, enforced by Big Tech and Big Finance, will come to include any critics of so-called racial equity or any other aspect of regime ideology.

In general, what you’re looking at is a system where there are far fewer poles of financial and social attraction, and that these few remaining poles are increasingly inseparable from the state. This is the essence of fascism in its definition not as anyone’s set of ideological or political principles, but as the system of governance where there is little to no daylight between the corporate sector and the administrative state.

Why the Great Reset?

We cannot speculate as to the internal motives of any man. What we can do is talk about the tangible effects that policies have here in the real world. The primary tangible effect of the Great Reset is an increased amount of power and wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people, all of whom are hostile toward you, your values, and your way of life.

It might have been a happy accident that the greatest wealth transfer in human history happened during the COVID-19 lockdowns, or it might have been by design. Regardless, the upward wealth transfer happened. Success rarely satiates, rather it fuels a hunger for more success. We should see this wealth transfer as a prelude to an even larger wealth transfer that is forthcoming.

Additionally, the Western middle class sits on an enormous reserve of wealth in the form of homeownership and retirement funds. These are the white whales of the global elite. One would be a fool, given all of the evidence, to believe that they would stop at anything to acquire this massive reserve of wealth.

To the extent that it is possible, we must make ourselves more resilient. This means owning land, having your own well, a supply of food to weather the storm, adequate supplies of ammunition, useful skills, and close community bonds. It also means sounding the alarm bells about elite propaganda campaigns, legislative maneuvers, and bureaucratic fiats designed to destroy you.

Prepare to dig in for a long winter.

The Great Reset: The Global Elite’s Plan to Radically Remake Our Economic and Social Lives originally appeared in The Resistance Library at Ammo.com.

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  1. Stina Member
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    @CM

    Ammo.com: Who needs the government to enact a social credit system when the national landlord has one? Of course, the usual dummies will defend this because it’s being done by a private corporation.

    Is it possible to have rights when all property is private property?

    At what point does Blackrock become a de facto government? When it owns all property? Does it ever?

    There’s more to what government is than the monopoly on violence. At what point to corporations controlling government simply turns into corporations owning the state military?

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  2. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    This is another one of those “That’s not happening and it’s good that it is” things. See also “CRT in schools.” Or “FBI involvement in Jan 6th.”

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  3. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    Ammo.com:

    Additionally, the Western middle class sits on an enormous reserve of wealth in the form of homeownership and retirement funds. These are the white whales of the global elite. One would be a fool, given all of the evidence, to believe that they would stop at anything to acquire this massive reserve of wealth.

     

    Zerohedge is going on about retail stock. He thinks the current attitudes of Covid stimulus stock newbs (and even retail vets) are going to create situations in which Wall Street can bleed retirement funds.

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  4. Old Bathos Moderator
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    @OldBathos

    Depressing.  What is to be done?

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  5. Stina Member
    Stina
    @CM

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Depressing. What is to be done?

    Last paragraph. I don’t know any other idea.

    Back in 2015, Dr Salerno gave a lecture on nationalism. I think Rufus (of all people) connected me to it and I’ve tried to find it again but can’t.

    One of the comments on the lecture gave the most succinct summary – Nationalism is the individual’s means of securing his rights.

    We can not do this by ourselves. We need each other. And not in the way government tries to force us disparate people under their rules, but we need to bind together on our own will with like minded people.

    Focus on your local community. Struggling members of your circle looking at giving up property, band together to help them best you can to keep it.

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  6. Eridemus Coolidge
    Eridemus
    @Eridemus

    It basically just sounds like a plan by people who hate people. I’m assuming along the way there will be lots of “treatments” for the rambunctious resisters or just elimination of them to yield a tamer species? Or it could be a desire for natural population decline from depression-inducing lack of any options for inventiveness, ambition, creativity leading to lower and lower birth rates. Either way it would be a horrendous scenario if it succeeds, the de-humanizing of humans for some reason….while telling them all along that the road is virtuous and equalizing.  Finally, saving the planet for the chosen and a permitted level of those that they deem tolerable as servants.

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  7. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    Don’t know the difference between this sick dream and the Soviet Union.  Only China benefits. 

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  8. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    So very detailed and sadly so very true.

    Thanks for spelling all of this out.

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  9. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    A girlfriend of mine lives off in Reno. She has a sunny personality and a savvy ability to keep everyone she knows thinking she is “on their side.”

    Although a very enthused conservative, one of her buddies is doing business deals with Di Feinstein. These deals  are quite lucrative for him. The deals involve helping Di Fi  sell her 45 million dollar Lake Tahoe estate.

    The property and house are on the market for longer than would be usual because half the home is in Nevada and half is in Calif. People paying 45 mil for an estate do not want to have any connection with Calif, so there the home sits.

    Anyway my friend and  her usual clique of Happy Hour buddies know this guy friend of theirs  is a hit with the ladies. So last week, while they were feasting on hors d’ouevres, he kept eyeing a table occupied by two fetching young 20 somethings.

    The gang encouraged him to go over there and see why the women  were in such a celebratory mood. He was willing to assume this task – life presents many an odious task, but someone has to do them.

    After some time with the fetching twosome, he returned to his table with the report.

    “These two women are working on behalf of a Silicon Valley billionaire. Already they have purchased quite a few residences and they are here celebrating that.”

    He named the exclusive neighborhood these homes were in.

    The gang had questions for their friend:

    “Did they say who the billionaire is?”

    “Why does the Silicon Valley money man want places in Reno?”

    His answers were: he had no idea who the billionaire is. He asked them but even a round of drinks didn’t get them to give up a name.

    As to why a Silicon Valley type would purchase homes in reno, the answer was chilling. “The ladies said that Reno would soon be one of the great financial centers of the USA, after the fall of California.”

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  10. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    All of the “Build Back Better” language that politicians around the world is the soft version of this plan. 

    Woke Capitalism and the pushing of ESG ratings for business entities is the same

    They elites like the China Model  for an economy 

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  11. Ammo.com Member
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    All of the “Build Back Better” language that politicians around the world is the soft version of this plan.

    Woke Capitalism and the pushing of ESG ratings for business entities is the same

    They elites like the China Model for an economy

    It must be difficult for Western politicians, who are compelled to decry China while at the same time wishing they could have its government for their own subjects.

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  12. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Ammo.com (View Comment):

    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    All of the “Build Back Better” language that politicians around the world is the soft version of this plan.

    Woke Capitalism and the pushing of ESG ratings for business entities is the same

    They elites like the China Model for an economy

    It must be difficult for Western politicians, who are compelled to decry China while at the same time wishing they could have its government for their own subjects.

    So many of them don’t even bother to decry China.

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  13. BillJackson Coolidge
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    @BillJackson

    So, I’ll go back through this, but two things jumped out at me where I might take a more optimistic tone:

    “Ground-level goons will operate with impunity to attack enemies of the system in coordinated outbreaks of violence and intimidation …”

    I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong, a former friend is a police officer who would love to do this kind of thing. [The stories I could tell.] But by and large, most of the recruiting pool for “goons” in this woke area I live in are more afraid of me than I am of them. I think that holds throughout the country as well. I can’t see any of my friend who are Marines being, you know, intimidated or becoming one of the goons myself.

    “The fact of the matter is that it accustomed Americans and Westerners to significant restrictions on their freedoms, including freedom of movement.”

    Mm, but only for a bit and not in all cases. About four days into the “Two weeks to slow the spread” a buddy of mine drove from Illinois to Texas. To buy a motorcycle. Yes, there was a lot of *signaling* that people were staying home, etc., but most were just doing what they were doing, just being quieter about it.

    That said, if we all have to rent electric cars and are hostage to the utility grid, well, then we’re screwed :)

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  14. Sandy Member
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    @Sandy

    I notice the postal workers,  and the SEIU in New York, are fighting vaccine mandates—good for them—but mandates are nothing compared to the gig economy of the Great Reset. Since they stand to lose everything under the Reset I think they would fight hard. As should almost any private association. They will all be—sorry, are all—under threat, and especially religious institutions.  I never thought I’d have anything good to say about the SEIU but politics does make strange bedfellows, though I can’t picture joining hands with the NEA

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  15. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Sandy (View Comment):

    I notice the postal workers, and the SEIU in New York, are fighting vaccine mandates—good for them—but mandates are nothing compared to the gig economy of the Great Reset. Since they stand to lose everything under the Reset I think they would fight hard. As should almost any private association. They will all be—sorry, are all—under threat, and especially religious institutions. I never thought I’d have anything good to say about the SEIU but politics does make strange bedfellows, though I can’t picture joining hands with the NEA

    Um…  Wouldn’t unionized teachers still have their teaching “gigs?”  They would still be the only ones who could be allowed to do it, because of their credentials.

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  16. Sandy Member
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    @Sandy

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Sandy (View Comment):

    I notice the postal workers, and the SEIU in New York, are fighting vaccine mandates—good for them—but mandates are nothing compared to the gig economy of the Great Reset. Since they stand to lose everything under the Reset I think they would fight hard. As should almost any private association. They will all be—sorry, are all—under threat, and especially religious institutions. I never thought I’d have anything good to say about the SEIU but politics does make strange bedfellows, though I can’t picture joining hands with the NEA

    Um… Wouldn’t unionized teachers still have their teaching “gigs?” They would still be the only ones who could be allowed to do it, because of their credentials.

    I can’t tell from this piece. Jobs are set up to be insecure but nothing is said about government jobs. Maybe they are in their own category or maybe not. However I would expect unions to be verboten. 

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  17. Eridemus Coolidge
    Eridemus
    @Eridemus

    However I would expect unions to be verboten. 

    Or, maybe like “approved priests” in China, everything is allowed (in looks only) as long as the government controls it.

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  18. Richard Easton Member
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    https://youtu.be/ZPrh-1Tu-gE

    The Simpsons predicted it.

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  19. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter
    @ToryWarWriter

    The Great Reset is the latest name cooked by the WEF marketing team.  They previously called it something else.  They launched their marketing campaign in 2019.  In a few years, they will call it something else, when they get a different marketing team.

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