The Great Reset: Macro Reset

The following is part of a series about the book Covid-19: The Great Reset written by Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret. Some things to consider for this book, since the book has two authors it is unknown what information was added by which author.

  1. Interdependence

This section of the book compares aspects of society to boats. Each country at one time used to be their own boat but through globalization they became cabins on the same boat. Because of this independent ideology it is difficult to grasp the big picture and countries need to react to things like Covid-19 as if we are all on the same boat instead of trying to regulate what happens in our own cabins. This section made me question the movement towards populism and a desire that is growing in countries like isolationism. After all, if these countries had isolated or regulated travel as they wanted to before the Covid-19 outbreak would they have been affected like the rest of the planet? At what point are nations allowed to no longer participate in a global market or will they be forced to play along whether they like it or not?

In keeping with the boat analogy could one of the solutions to Covid-19 be isolationism and making a country a lifeboat away from the rest of the sinking ship?

  1. Velocity

With reference to our fast-paced society the argument is made that we already accept change and at a faster pace than before. More of the world is connected through the internet and we expect things faster and more immediate. As things become faster, we equate this with the fast pace of Covid-19 moving through the world even though it follows the same pattern as a bacterium populating a petri dish. Just like the end of the dish being filled so will the new policies of the Great Reset. A quote from Hemingway is used about being broke. At first, it’s a little at a time then its all at once. This is how the policies will be rolled out. We are already seeing this with the barrage of executive orders being signed by the Biden administration and policy changes in Canada and the UK.

  1. Complexity

The system of our society is a complex system that used specialized professions to keep things working. Because of these specialized positions it is difficult to see how one change in mortgages will affect the jobs market or college enrollment. The argument is made that nobody saw the financial collapse of 2008 coming and this is a flat out lie. Michael Ruppert warned people about what was coming two years before the housing bubble burst. Members of wall street took out credit default swaps on the mortgage bonds before they crumbled due to rising numbers of default mortgages. I saw it coming with the insane prices of houses while nobody had received a pay raise in three years. These things are not difficult to see coming and I’m tired of people who think they know better telling everyone afterwards there was no way to know.

In late march of 2020 my boss sat us down in the work room and asked what we could see next? What was coming after the lockdown? After a minute of silence I said, “civil unrest, famines, riots, societal collapse.” It wasn’t what people wanted to hear and so these voices go ignored and forgotten even after things happen. The people in charge say nobody knew to take some responsibility off their own shoulders leaving those that spoke up left out as crazies and undesirables.

Covid-19 is not a black swan event, but the consequences will be. It is not difficult to see the repercussions of Covid-19 on our society. This has been tracked since the beginning. The rise in suicide from the constant lockdowns, the closing of businesses, depression among kids, lack of trust in government and media. So far there are no consequences regarding Covid-19 that haven’t been seen. They are all driven by government policies and the results are easy to see or predict. Our government keeps printing money since tax revenue is not coming in, causing inflation and later a rise in interest rates which will make the federal government insolvent unless it prints more money to pay its bills. The balance books are too far to one side for the national debt to ever be paid back and there aren’t enough resources in the world to cover the damage. None of this is a black swan that nobody could have expected, it’s the obvious repercussions of poor management and credit card policies.

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From the Cabin

1-16-2021 Vol 1 Issue 1

Politics: 20,000 National Guard troops are currently stationed in Washington D.C. Fliers were posted online threatening an armed demonstration in every state capital and the national capital. Most conservative new outlets have considered these fliers as fake pointing out that they do not include anything patriotic like the American flag. No group or organization has claimed these fliers.

Economics: In the last year 66% of US dollars in circulation were created. Because of Covid-19 and the small numbers of people working, the amount in taxes collected by the Federal government was small enough to print off more money through the Federal Reserve. The value of the dollar in a regular savings account has been decreased by 10% and that number will continue to rise. After the recent budget deal signed at 2.3 trillion dollars the national debt creeps towards 30 trillion dollars, raising the debt for the average American to $83,997 when the debt needs to be paid back to the Federal Reserve.

Bitcoin: $37,098.80

Gold: $1827.70 /troy ounce

Silver: $24.83 /troy ounce

Platinum: $1078.70 /troy ounce

Copper: $3.60 /pound

US national debt: 27,798,000,000,000

Food: By the end of 2020 Bill Gates, computer nerd extrodinaire, became the largest land owner of farm land in the United States. Bill and Melinda gates acquired land in more than a dozen states but the majority of the land is found in Louisiana, Arkansas, Nebraska, Arizona, and Washington state. For the past two years Bill Gates has invested in Vaccine research and if this is any indication as to what is to come Gates appears to be preparing for rough times in the food industry.

The FDA corrected their numbers on the amount of soy beans currently stored away in the United States. While the numbers are far lower than they were originally estimated this did not stop the sales of soy to other countries like China. The US has banned the import of soy from Brazil due to the de forestation of the rain forest and China is now buying whatever is available while south America sees one of the worse droughts in their history. US soy numbers were impacted by the 2019 heavy rain that prevented farmers from planting and kept crop numbers low. Soy is one of the key ingredients in feed for animal protein production.

Self-defense: Michigan recently banned the open carry of firearms at the state capital in Lansing. This comes after anti-lockdown protesters occupied the capital building for a day in 2020. There was no violence, no damage to the building. The recent protest in Washington DC helped push this bill forward after and unarmed group stormed the Capital building on January 6, 2021.

In New York State, Assemblyman Jacobson introduced bill A 353 banning the ownership of bulletproof vest by law abiding citizens. If the bill is to take affect it gives owners of bullet proof vest 15 days to turn them in to police. New York city has some of the strongest gun laws in the country and currently one of the highest rising numbers of shootings in the country rising 95% in 2020.

Editorial:This first issue of From the Cabin is dedicated to Michael Ruppert. Best known for his publication From the Wilderness, I came across Ruppert in the film Collapse. When the events of 2020 start to unfold, I thought about that documentary and what Ruppert had said about the collapse of society. Ruppert committed suicide in 2014 and while people can speculate as to the reason why he did it I suspect that maybe he didn’t want to see what was coming our way. Ruppert had a talent for not sugar coating anything and telling it how it is. When you are on the Titanic you can start building rafts, ignore the sinking ship, or panic while not helping build rafts. The earth is the Titanic and I like to help people build their own rafts for what is to come.

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