For those who are interested in knowing where things are heading here is the full UN report on Agenda 21 first published in 1992. Enjoy.
We are just over a hundred days into the Biden Administration and already there is a series of “crisis” taking place. Immigration, war in the middle east, a gas shortage, domestic terrorism, cyber-attacks, and a pandemic that was supposed to end after a two-week lockdown that extended to a year and a half in parts of the country. Many of these things have nothing to do with Michael Ruppert’s book Confronting Collapse but considering the recent fuel shortage that has been created by bad policies one should be wondering what is really going on.
A computer hacker group shut down the Colonial Pipeline and within hours a ransom was paid. Before this event, President Biden stopped the construction of the Keystone pipeline while at the same time Governor Whitmer of Michigan placed orders to shut down the Enbridge Pipeline that transports oil from the Upper Peninsula to the lower peninsula of the state. Colonial supplies 30% of the nation’s gasoline, oil, and natural gas to the East coast of the United States pumping 100 million barrels of Gasoline a day. Even with the ransom paid the pipeline did not function for days as gas stations ran out of fuel. As of 5-18-2021 gas stations in the state of Virginia were charging $7 a gallon for gasoline. Add that the pipeline was shut down again and things are not looking good for the nation’s energy independence.
Ruppert’s book argued that peak oil would be the cause of a world wide societal collapse. What he never considered is that it could be a man-made phenomenon and not naturally occurring as he argued. A man named Hubbard theorized that we would reach peak oil around the year 2000. This was the same time that 9-11 happened and a few years later we invaded Iraq. At the time this all appeared to be a US policy to counter peak oil for national security, and maybe it was. Then we started to invest in fracking and a decade later became energy independent and the leading exporter of oil in the world. Within a few weeks into the Biden administration that all changed and now we have $3 a gallon gasoline and several pipelines shut down and fracking banned on federal land where most of it takes place. Peak oil was achieved in the US but it was man made.
Peak oil was not the only concerning aspect of Ruppert’s book and the movie Collapse. There was a map of social unrest and the chaos that would happen during the breakdown of social order. For a while, cities and other smaller governments were shutting down different parts of infrastructure in order to save money. Street lights were turned off, water was no longer available to certain parts of cities, roads were no longer maintained. Then technology stepped in. LED lights started to be installed in street lights and in government builds using a small fraction of traditional light bulbs. But even with the money saving factor of this new technology studies found that cities were using more electricity even with the new lights. Somehow the problem was still not solved.
Riots broke out in 2020 and the nation is still experiencing this in various places. These are not the food riots that were predicted. Instead, this is an artificial event that was built on lies and a social agenda including but not limited to removing Trump from office.
What we have started to see now is the break down of the federal government. There are several parts of this and they all appear to be happening at the same time. The death of the US dollar through inflation and a spending spree that doesn’t appear to have an end in sight. States refusing to follow Federal laws that counter state laws, or even better, the state’s interpretation of Federal Law (the constitution). We are seeing 2nd amendment sanctuary states and in some cases the state police are authorized to arrest federal agents who try to break state law. Texas even has a bill going to their state government considering leaving the Union because the federal government doesn’t represent the people of Texas. This argument is well documented with the resent law suit that was refused by the Supreme court claiming that Texas voters were disenfranchised in 2020 when other states changed their voting laws through executive orders and not through state governments like the constitution says. Texas had precedence with the 2000 verdict of Bush v. Gore where the same thing happened in the state of Florida. As one pansy judge stated during an inner office argument “I don’t want to hear about Bush v. Gore. There are riots in the streets.” Even the Supreme court appears to be dictated by mob rule.
Looking back, it would appear that Ruppert was correct about many things but of course the details are sketchy. Ruppert wasn’t a prophet and he never claimed to be. He read the signs of the times and for the moment he could see where it was going. There are factors he could never had accounted for and while peak oil doesn’t appear to be the ultimate culprit society does appear to be collapsing right on schedule. I wonder if Ruppert had stuck around if he would have considered the uprising of Wokeism and the current Communist revolution that is taking place in the country. Could this be a symptom of the limitation of energy in the world? We saw what happened in Texas when renewable energy stopped working and the shut down coal fired power plants could not be brought back online. There would also appear to be the connection of UN programs like Agenda 21 that were not considered and how they have been brought to the forefront through The Great Reset and 30 by 2030. The information that Ruppert had at the time is what he had to work with, although I am surprised that UN programs were not considered in his map of the world order. Of course, the first decade of this century had the UN appearing to be an incompetent organization that could not stop its own officers from sex trafficking and had a horrible inability to stop genocide in any country on the planet. They signed bills and laws, whined about the deaths of thousands of people but didn’t have the ability to do anything about it. The UN functioned like a castrated rooster in a hen house. It talked big, acted like it would do something, but in the end, there were no results. Now with the World Economic Forum, the UN, and the adaptation of the Great Reset in the policies of countries across the planet the UN appears to have a new power implemented through national policies rather than a world governmental body. Now instead of having one group of idiots trying to run things they don’t understand we have several groups of idiots taking orders from those idiots and creating systems that will cause chaos and death across the planet. Great.
To answer the question, was Ruppert right? Yes and no. the Peak oil argument has fallen on its face and while it could still happen in the coming years it would appear the greater threat to civilization is government policy and the new secular religion of Wokeism. Throw in a little communism and you have the break down of society that Ruppert described. All the small details are there, the riots, the inability for supply chains to function, loss of revenue for government, the death of the dollar as the reserve currency, and the outbreak of war. Its funny how so many of these were delayed while a different president was in office and suddenly, we are seeing an uptick in chaos with a change of office. If you were to take out the peak oil argument from Collapse then his predictions would be correct. While Ruppert wasn’t a prophet he was a brilliant man who could put pieces together and figure out what was really going on. I know that some people will want me to say that he was wrong and had some mental issues but with every bit of genius comes a hint of crazy. The man lived an interesting life and when you know what he does its difficult to stay sane in an insane world. Ruppert saw the collapse of society coming and I am left wondering what he would have thought about the revelation of UFOs, now that would have been interesting.
It is a tall order to say that the common man can stop something as well organized as the Great Reset. We have the book by Klaus Schwab, Agenda 2030 and 2050 by the United Nations, and a push to keep Covid-19 relevant even though the survival rate is 99.9%. It would appear that we have a decade, maybe less with the 2030 date ticking away and in reality, I would say we have 3-5 years to stop this. Do you want to live a life where you own nothing, have no privacy, have every choice monitored, and they say you will be happy? Why do I think we have 3-5 years?
The initial plan ends with 2030. That only happens if the first steps are taken and they are able to continue on their path of control. Keep in mind, Covid-19 is an important aspect of this plan, it is the excuse they grasp on to so that they can suppress individual rights and start grinding away at documents like the constitution. We are seeing some progress against the Great Reset. Government mandated Covid passports were found to be unconstitutional so instead we are seeing a push for businesses to violate your medical privacy by requiring proof you were vaccinated. I think that some will try this and maybe there will be a requirement on your actual passport for travel, but keep in mind infected people were allowed to travel for the last year. Vaccines are mandated to travel to some countries already, what we could see is a state-by-state mandate for proof of vaccination still violating HIPPA laws and I would like to think they would be found a violation of constitutional law. The only downside is the cost in lawsuits to overturn laws that were already a violation of laws we have now.
As a write this Texas, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Montana, and several others that are no longer locked down or were never locked down like North Dakota, Utah, and Nebraska. The smaller governments become the easier it is to bypass the great reset. Today, President Biden signed executive orders for gun laws that are unconstitutional. In response, states signed laws to not follow federal gun laws. That doesn’t mean that the ATF can’t enforce those laws but it does create a barrier to make it easy to enforce. Then we have these horrible promises to make gasoline fueled vehicles banned from various countries by 2030. The UK signed a law to make this happen along with a few others, and the US is wanting to do the same thing. What they don’t realize is that this would also include farm equipment, transportation of goods, and airliners. Before the year 1900 it was uncommon for most people on the planet to travel further that 5 miles from their home. This is what they want to go back to. By eliminating fossil fuels, we will also lose fertilizers, pesticides, plastic to wrap and ship produce, trucks with refrigeration, tractors to plant, harvest, plow, bale, weed, etc. It would appear that those in power have no desire to feed the public, the common man, over the next decade. As for the push towards renewable energy, the latest calamity in Texas and Germany during a late winter storm showed the rest of the world green energy isn’t where it needs to be if its going to work to replace the grid system we have now.
There was a phrase that became famous during the 1980s, perhaps it has been long forgotten. “Just say no,” was something Nancy Reagan said about doing drugs. If you believe in the great reset or any of the woke SJW bullshit that is coming out of government or Hollywood, you deserve to be looked upon as a drug addict who is not thinking rationally. Granted, just say no, didn’t do much to curb the drug problem in the country and DARE ended up teaching kids how to do drugs that they weren’t familiar with. The one drug we should be avoiding at this point is socialist/ communist ideology that is being pumped out by our news media and the woke left who desire to control everyone while promising everything.
There are two stories being told by the media these days, Covid-19 cases are spiking and cases are dropping. In my state of Michigan, we are allegedly seeing a spike in cases that is causing the Governor to start voluntary lockdowns while her assistant takes a trip to Florida for vacation. Meanwhile in Florida, Texas, and other states, case numbers are dropping and the states are completely open for business. It would appear that the states which continue lockdowns, for some reason, see a spike in cases while states with no restrictions see low numbers of cases. It isn’t difficult to see that either cases spike from lockdowns, or the states engaging in lockdowns might be taking liberties with the numbers they are reporting. As we know about government and other businesses, if your paycheck depends on the continuation of a problem, it is best not to solve that problem.
It is important for people to engage in civil disobedience when it comes to the Great Reset, Covid-19, and BLM. All of these agendas go hand in hand and work together for the same goal. There is a two-tier system at work here. The first is to pass policies through government, and when they can’t use government, corporations will be used to make social changes. We are already seeing this with Facebook and Twitter, two social media apps I don’t use. So, what can we do?
Get off of social media. At least the festering cesspools that are Facebook and Twitter. Don’t let these corporations collect your information and create profiles on you. Be careful where you spend your money. Buy local and small when you can. For every dollar these large corporations don’t collect it is less power they have over us. Support independent media and don’t watch major media outlets. They don’t give you news anyway. Stay in the control group. Get the vaccine if that is what you decide to do, I however will sit back and watch what happens to those who do take it. If they want to use the public for an experiment, I will volunteer to be part of the control group to see what the side effects are. Don’t follow stupid laws that are not based on science. 6 feet, 3 feet, mask, no mask, double mask, none of these guidelines made sense since day one. Airborne diseases are difficult to contract and keeping people indoors makes it easier to contract an airborne illness. If you want the public to contract a disease, continue the lockdown. Start local trade. Find people to trade goods with. With food shortages, freighters getting stuck in canals, and new regulations preventing farmers from doing their jobs we will need to find local sources of necessary goods. There is more and I’m sure I will think of other things to add as soon as I post this. The important thing is to get started on the resistance. Think for yourself. Question authority.
“For some, like entertainment, travel or hospitality, a return to a pre-pandemic environment is unimaginable in the foreseeable future (and maybe never in some cases…). For others, manufacturing or food, it is more about finding ways to adjust to the shock and capitalize on some new trends (like digital) to thrive in the post pandemic era.” Page 174.
It is clear, with the policies set under the Biden administration and others around the globe, there are certain industries that are to die out and never be seen again. The movie theaters are open again but unless you live in Texas or Florida they are not at full capacity and two states cannot keep an industry going that is already losing money with film productions shut down due to social distancing. Hollywood is literally supporting their own demise with their support of lockdowns. Some will say that it will come back and that they have enough money to wait it out but if theaters are closed is the industry going to convert to digital and work with only a fraction of their income. Wonder Woman 1984 might be the last big budget movie produced with the way it was released in a handful of theaters and a streaming release that made no money. The sequel to a hit movie turned into a huge flop because of Covid-19.
78% of jobs in the US are in the service industry. How does a person serve others with social distancing and limited seating space? They don’t. Restaurants already function with a limited income and that is when they are full. If they don’t have a liquor license they don’t survive. To tell a restaurant they come only function at 25% is to tell them to close their doors. Meanwhile, fast food is still operating with small spaces in the kitchens and handing out crappy quality food through drive thru windows to people who should be eating healthy to fight a virus. This is not the case and for some reason the government says it is okay to offer low quality food to those who should be eating better during a pandemic.
What is this obsession with “Post Pandemic”? What does this really mean? It would appear that while the people in charge continue to tell us that eventually we will go back to normal they have no plan to actually let that happen. There has been an attack on the food industry as well. Production facilities have been shut down. Employees test positive for a virus they show no symptoms for and they don’t get sick or die from it. Yet, the business is shut down and people lose money. The business loses money and employees. The animals that were being processed are a waste and sacrificed to the god that is Covid-19. There is no evidence that food tainted with Covid-19 will transfer Covid-19. This is why we cook food. To kill bacteria and viruses that might be on the food. This is why eating things like raw spinach is more likely to make someone sick from E Coli than eating a steak. One is cooked and sterilized the other is not washed properly and not cooked to kill any germs. At yet we keep hearing stories of tainted food and processing centers shut down.
Digital, the answer that Schwab loves to hang on, does little to help society. Humans are social creatures. We need face to face contact for communication. Digital doesn’t replace dating or business meetings. When you enter a contract with someone it is always good to meet them face to face to figure out if they are lying or trying to swindle you. As one story goes, a man goes golfing with a possible business partner. During the game the man starts to cheat in order to have a better score. Afterwards the man asked his wife what she thought. She pointed out the man was a cheater and not to do business with him. the man followed her advice and later they found out the man had become the business partner of a company that caught him embezzling money and later sent him to jail. The things that are being pushed in order to adjust businesses for the post pandemic future are bound to aid in their failing under these conditions.
“The most effective form of tracking or tracing is obviously the one powered by technology: it not only allows backtracking of all the contacts with whom the user of a mobile phone has been in touch. But also tracking the user’s real time movements, which in turn affords the possibility to better enforce a lockdown and to warn other mobile users in the proximity of the carrier that they have been exposed to someone infected.” Pages 160-161.
Let’s be honest here, for years now the NSA has been doing what is described up above. The recent shooter in Boulder Colorado was on the FBI watch list and was able to buy an AR-15 and shoot ten people six days later. I know that this suddenly changed from pandemic to gun control, but hear me out. Just like the failure of stopping a mass shooting on behalf of the FBI, the CDC will not be able to stop the spread of a pandemic by following every citizen digitally. This section talks about proximity but it does not discuss the usual method that a virus is spread, droplet. The CDC starts to look into patient zero and finds that they were on a train for thirty minutes returning home from work. There were a dozen other people on the car. But let’s say this person had a disease like Ebola which is spread through body fluids. Patient zero sneezes into his hand, puts his hand on a rail before leaving, and exits the train car. None of the other passengers touched that hand rail but yet according to this paragraph those are the ones who will be contacted and put into isolation even though they are not at risk. Meanwhile, several people board the train over the next hour, touching the handrail, following by their eyes, nose, mouth, biting their finger nails, etc. now you have infected people and nobody will know until they start to show symptoms. Digital surveillance is a nightmare waiting to happen and we already saw what can happen when the wrong people are using it like in China.
The Risk of Dystopia
“As the last few pages have exposed beyond a reasonable doubt, the pandemic could open an era of active health surveillance made possible by location-detecting smartphones, facial-recognition cameras and other technologies that identify sources of infection and track the spread of a disease in quasi real time.” Page 168.
To be fair this section of the book sounded like a general warning of what could happen if policies are put into place and expanded beyond what is considered safe for society. It is difficult to know if this was added as an insurance policy against what will likely happen so that the authors can say “we warned you” instead of “this is what we wanted.” This chapter maps out what could happen if surveillance is taken to new extremes. While the book focuses on the spread of diseases in the near future it is not difficult to see this same technology being used to control the population in regard to climate change, social justice, or pollution. Could we receive warnings via cell phone saying that our stop to the local grocery store was not justified because we didn’t buy enough to warrant the trip and the carbon emissions created? Maybe our cellphone hears us using a word that is no longer allowed even though it was said in the privacy of your own home and now you have to pay a tax or a fine for saying it. In China we are already seeing trash cans that monitor how much food is being thrown away and penalizing these people for wasting food.
The people who implement these policies don’t think they are creating a dystopia. Nobody in history ever thought they were making the world worse than it was before. Stalin thought that he had created paradise but in doing so it was against the law to criticize the new society that he had created. Mao thought that he was standing up for the little guy while invading Tibet, changing the social structure, outlawing any symbols of the “old way” and in the end millions of people died. None of these people thought they were doing more harm than good. In the future, will people look back at those implementing the Great Reset and wonder how we could have gotten things so wrong by following a policy that will, in the end, kill billions of people, for what is considered, the great good?
There are two movements that are happening at the moment. One pushes the ability to monitor the public through cell phones that the majority of people own. The other is looking at using less or no technology in order to save the planet. The mostly peaceful anti-technology protestor Theodore Kaczynski wrote a handful of books about technological slavery and an anti tech revolution. In the last year Greta Thunberg, the now 18-year-old environmental activist, has been writing Kaczynski trying to figure out a way to push an anti-tech agenda in order to save the planet. If people starting tossing their cell phones aside and start to live a life with less where does that leave the CDC with contact tracing and monitoring the public? I have to say that this is not such a bad idea, minus the mail bombs and killing innocent people. The FDA is in the process of requiring farmers to have GPS coordinance for all of their crops in order to sell their product, but where does that leave the Amish? There are still large populations of people who do not participate in the modern world and I am happy to see that they are there. It’s a control group in a scientific sense of the word. During Covid-19 the Amish have refused to wear mask because they believe that only sinners can catch the disease. We have not seen any numbers for the infection rate of the Amish during the pandemic. These people do not own cell phones or travel very far from their homes, but they still interact with the general public through trade. Furniture stores and grocery stores remained open and yet we did not hear about anyone in the Amish community contracting Covid-19. In a place as rural and remote as Amish community how does the CDC do their job in contact tracing and isolating the disease? Or do they not care?
“There can not be a lasting recovery without a global strategic framework of governance.” Page 113.
“Put bluntly, we live in a world in which nobody is really in charge.” Page 114.
If this book is supposed to make an argument for a one world government then they are not doing a good job. When I look at the failures of the last year, the tens of thousands of dead at the hands of people who are praised for doing the “right thing,” and how other states and countries breezed through the pandemic by not changing anything in their society I have to wonder why we would encourage a system where one idiot thinks they know best and how many people would die from their mistakes? It is because of the lack of unified rule that I have some confidence that we will move past this depressing period of time. As I write this, Texas is completely open with no restrictions on its population. Mississippi no longer requires mask. Florida is opening up along with California. The list of states continues to grow and the Federal government couldn’t be more pissed off about it. The moment that Texas announced they were done with lockdowns the flood gates opened for everyone else to follow suite.
The phrase “nobody is really in charge” is inaccurate to say the least.
“This failure is not the WHO’s fault. The UN agency is merely the symptom, not the cause, of global governance failure.” Page 118.
The WHO is a failure and continues to be a failure, unable to function outside of the prying eyes of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), the results that we have seen are pathetic at best. The WHO was not allowed in China until the start of 2021, more than 9 months after the initial outbreak in Wuhan. Even when they did go to Wuhan the WHO did not go to the infectious disease lab that many experts speculate the virus came from. When the WHO left Wuhan, they said that their data was inconclusive and that they could not say China was the source of the virus. This whole process is absurd, try to figure out what happened at a crime scene 9 months after it happened and billions of people have moved through the area destroying any and all evidence.
To say that nobody is in charge ignores the obvious group running the world right now behind the scene, China. The main financial support for the WHO is China. The official story behind Covid-19 was written by China and handed over to the WHO. Any failures in global governance that Klaus Schwab has an issue with he can take up with China. China refused to reveal that the virus was contagious when they knew that it was. China refused to let the WHO into Wuhan when the outbreak started. China said that the virus was not spread person to person and the WHO repeated it as if it was a fact. It wasn’t until the virus had passed borders into Europe and North America that the WHO finally said we were in a pandemic. We had to wait for the obvious to happen before people would react.
A group of men wearing mask park a car outside your bank. They step out carrying guns in their hands. The teller asks you, the manager if she should call the cops. “No, its fine it’s not a robbery.” The men shoot the guard outside. “And now?” she asks. “they aren’t robbing the back.” The doors open and one of the men shoots the ceiling. “And now?” You look around realize that the robbery is happening but now its too late. The world watched as the virus spread but the picture was always developed two weeks after it was taken. Symptoms start to show after 14 days of contracting the virus. Once you have your first confirmed case the virus has been spreading for two weeks and nobody knew. In a global economy and a global system waiting for confirmed cases was the dumbest policy and only ensured that the virus would spread and kill enabling inhumane policies like the great reset. The failure of dealing with the pandemic starts at the top including the UN, the World Economic Forum, the EU, and the WHO. Had it not been for the political situation in the US things might have been different except when the borders were closed a certain party on the left called the president at the time a xenophobe and a racist. The stopping of a virus that could have had a high mortality rate was not a priority for some people until it worked for their advantage. Every country has their political problems, their social problems, and their economic problems. A global government is not going to magically solve these problems and work for every culture on the planet. To try to implement a system of one rule government will cause a backlash of violence. To really look at what Schwab is suggesting I have to ask if this is any different from the Spanish coming to the now world or the British pushing their rule over other lands like India for example. Why is the idea of the Great Reset something that everyone should or needs to follow?
The US needs to be a lifeboat for the rest of the world. The current administration is set on following the Great Reset regardless of how the public, who “elected” them, thinks about it. On a positive note, we have a constitution and the idea of state’s rights. For Texas and others to no longer follow the CDC or the WHO for Covid-19 protocol is a positive sign for where this program might end up, in the trash. The more states refuse to follow the guidelines of the federal government the more the public can see which policies work and which ones don’t. when given the option of having less freedom after a year of lockdowns or being open and returning to normal the answer is obvious. That is what the Biden administration fears the most, losing control of a public who were following pandemic guidelines. If people no longer fear the virus how will they follow guidelines to solve climate change or systemic racism? There is a long list of no existent problems that the left what’s you to worry about but when they create the problem and only they have the answer to the problem its like any other religion. You enter wanting answers to something, you are given a certain truth and then spend your time trying to spread the word and fighting to make the world a better place in that image only to learn later that you are the new asshole of the world making things worse for people, not better. Nobody likes a new convert to a religion and the religion of social justice has many new coverts that are pissing people off across the globe. There is hope. More people are saying “no.” the word is getting out about these clowns and their weird ideology. The people who scream about racism are finally being called out as the racist they admit to being. The damage is done and while BLM was marching through the streets setting fires to businesses and killing people the supporters in officer had Covid-19 positive patients put into nursing homes killing the elderly by the tens of thousands. Nobody marched in the streets about these policies. The last thing that the US needs to do right now is take orders from some one world government of people who are not elected and obviously know less than the people who should be running things. We can’t keep track of the criminals that are currently running the country, why would we trust the criminals running a world government?
“The shortening or relocalization of supply chains will be encouraged.” Page 108.
In the past year there have been two events that really showed how fragile our supply chain is, Texas and Covid-19. During the Ice storm that hit Texas in February of 2021 supply chains shut down from the farm to the supermarket when the power was shut off in certain parts of the state. Ranchers could not open the doors to some of their barns to feed their cattle. Crop farmers could not work the grain silos to move feed for the ranchers who needed it. Warehouses did not function and store were shut down unable to process purchases without electricity. Texas was a prime example of how our supply chain can be shut down with the flip of a switch.
Towards the beginning of covid-19 the public learned how much of our pharmaceutical industry is now located overseas. India and China supply the US with the majority of our generic versions and antibiotics. When the lockdowns started both of these countries refused to export any medical equipment or medications regardless of who owned the company or already paid for the product. Our healthcare supply chain was shut down by foreign countries.
Localizing supply chains is not a new concept. For the past twenty years I have heard people pushing this idea and to a greater extent I want to agree with it. But, if we are shortening supply chains, taking more hands away from the product to move it from the origin to your home, why is it costing more than something imported from China or India? I may like my farmer neighbor Bob down the street but I’m not going to pay double for his spinach compared to what the local supermarket brought in with Chile on the label. If localizing the supply chain is going to work the local producers need to start offering prices that will under bid what is coming in from the world market.
“On the left, activists and green parties that were already stigmatizing air travel and asking for a rollback against globalization will be emboldened by the positive effect the pandemic had on our environment (far fewer carbon emissions, much less air and water pollution.) Page 108.
Green parties will be pushing for more climate change restrictions on economies all over the world, however Covid-19 did them no favors with what we learned after the initial lockdowns. From march 2020 to the end of the year the earth heated up by half a degree. The air was cleaner but that also meant that more solar rays were able to hit the earth’s surface and not be reflected back by aerosols. Reducing carbon emissions and air pollution heats up the earth faster, not slower. We learned this twenty years ago after the days following 9-11. When airlines were shut down and people stayed home from the shock of what happened with the world trade center, the earth, just like during the lockdowns, heated up from the lack of air pollution. As the decades pass, we continue to relearn the same things while continuing to pass along the wrong information to future generations. I remember learning about global warming as a kid growing up in the 80s and the information that is given to kids today is almost identical regardless of everything we have learned. The earth is changing, it always has been. With the agenda to shut down carbon emissions and fossil fuels we have to learn time and time again that doing so would speed up the disaster waiting to happen with harsher consequences.
“How can it be that a person who has spent more than ten years training to become a medical doctor and whose end of year “results” are measured in lives receives compensation that is meagre compared to that of a trader or a hedge fund manager?” page 98.
I hate it when I see arguments like this. We could make so many comparisons asking why this person is poor doing this job while that person is rich doing nothing. For thousands of years people have asked these questions. The buddha answered “life is suffering.” The notion that doctors are poor is mis-leading as well. I recall a conversation, while working in an ER, and the staff was discussing “Obamacare.” One of the doctors was upset that the government was going to be stepping in and regulating what he would be making. This never happened but it was being discussed at the time. His argument was “why should the government step in and change my life plan thirty years into my life. If I plan to have four houses, three cars and two ex-wives I should be able to have that.” This does not sound like the complaint of a poor man who wishes the government would step in and change his pay to be comparable to a hedge fund manager. The argument continues with the Great Reset crowd, asking why the medical community is paid so bad? Depending on the level of schooling a nurse can make $40-50 dollars and hour. If they specialize in a certain field like being anesthesiologist assistant there is a good chance, they are making more money that the doctor doing the surgery because of the insurance and other cost of the profession. These are things that are considered when these people choose these fields. The amount of pay that you can earn in healthcare is equivalent to the level of education you have. The only exception is in administration. At the hospital I worked at the director made 3.3 million a year and he had never passed meds, wiped a butt, started an IV, performed surgery, or did chest compressions. By the time he was done running the hospital it was in debt and he received a massive payoff for retirement. His previous experience, running United Way.
The average hedge fund manager is a college graduate who specialized in math or a stem field and decided on investing because the money was better. The same is true with hedge fund manager Dr. Michael Burry, best known for the film The Big Short. Burry is a physician who realized he was better at investing than he was being a physician. When you look at the amount of work it takes to run an office why wouldn’t someone choose to look at numbers all day instead? Burry warned people about the housing bubble in 2008. He is warning people about the inflated level of the stock market now. As for hedge fund managers making too much money, the playing field may have changed. Take a large group of people talking on Reddit, have them invest a few hundred dollars into a stock like GameStop and watch as the money pours out of the pockets of hedge fund managers as their shorts turn into a major liability.
Schwab argues that these fields need to be regulated. He makes the childish assessment that life is not fair and somehow government, and his ideas, can somehow fix this. We are already seeing this play out with the Biden administration’s policies with the Covid-19 relief bill. In the bill it sets aside money for black farmers hurt financially during the pandemic while not aiding white farmers because of the color of their skin. In someone’s mind this is “fair.” Ask the farmers what is fair and you will likely get another answer. Be leery of anyone in power who thinks they are going to set the world right. Usually there is a trail of bodies behind them.
“Young people have a deep desire for radical change because we see the broken path ahead.” Page 102.
This quote is from the New York Times article where a college junior is being interviewed. My guess is that this junior skipped his history class during his sophomore year. Young people don’t have a deep desire for radical change, destroying what is before you is easier than working hard to make things better. ANTIFA and BLM march in the streets and set buildings on fire because its easier than putting a black child through college. The actions of their “protest” (riots) did little to help black people in the country if anything it divided the country more in a way it did not need to go. The path that college students see isn’t broken it just looks hard. The long hours and determination to create something without knowing if it will work is a scary thing to see. The easiest way to avoid a disappointing life is to not try at all therefore you can’t every say you failed. But you can also never say you accomplished anything either. I knew several of these people twenty years ago, friends now long gone having given up on their dreams. This idea has been pushed on our current generation through television and film. The 2009 movie, Mr. Nobody tells the fictional story of a man that nobody knows. His life has different paths and tales told in a way that tells the audience that it doesn’t matter what you choose in life it all turns out the same. The message some of my former co-workers took from the film, “don’t bother trying because it doesn’t matter.” This is what art and culture are giving us these days. We now have a do-nothing generation that expects everything on a silver platter for the privilege of accomplishing nothing. Schwab points out how unfair life is then offers the world to an unmotivated generation on the backs of the same people he says are being paid unfairly. Who is going to pay for this radical change? The doctors and labor force that pay for everything already. You want to know what’s not fair? Forcing people to pay for those who choose to do nothing.
“For decades, it has slowly and almost imperceptibly evolved in a direction that forced individuals to assume greater responsibility for their individual lives and economic outcomes. Leading large parts of the population (most evidently in the low-income brackets) to conclude that the social contract was at best being eroded, if not in some case breaking down entirely.” Page 96.
I don’t know what social contract Klaus Schwab, a man who has worked for a university since the early 1970s and hangs out with billionaires and politicians in his spare time, was a part of or what he thought it entailed but yes personal responsibility is an idea that is important for society and mental wellbeing. The notion that personal responsibility is a bad thing might be the reason that the left has gone after Dr. Jordan Peterson time and time again. For a program like the Great Reset to work would mean that the public believes they are not responsible for their own wellbeing. In order for the great reset to happen all personal responsibility needs to be handed over to “big” government who knows what is best for you, instead of you. When this has happened in the past millions of people died. Mao knew what was best when he had the country growing only rice, causing a famine that China had never seen before. When the Tibetans were forced to grow crops they had never seen before, they starved unable to grow the new crop in a cold, high altitude environment. Stalin took farms away from people in the Ukraine and handed them over to people who had never farmed before. Millions staved and the soviet government had to produce poster telling people not to eat their children during the winter months. Needless to say, I would rather deal with a social contract where I can blame myself for what is happening in my world then point the finger at a government that never takes responsibility for the horrible things it has done.
“Today, the fundamental reasons underpinning the loss of faith in our social contracts coalesce around issues of inequality, the ineffectiveness of most redistribution policies, a sense of exclusion and marginalization, and a general sentiment of unfairness.” Page 96-97.
Inequality hasn’t been in issue until a bunch of communist, feminist, lesbian, trans rights activists started marching in the streets, setting fires to small businesses, and killing people in the name of Black Lives Matter. Equality is a buzz word, something to get people motivated behind. It sounds good therefore it must be, but when we look how equality and equity are used but these organization, including the World Economic Forum, we see that the definition changes to fit their narrative and keep the conversation moving towards their end goal. If people took personal responsibility for their actions then conversation revolving around inequality wouldn’t happen. This argument assumes that people in general are not in control of their own lives and need someone else to aid them through life.
As for redistribution policies, most people do not like the idea of having their money handed over to an organization that takes a cut for themselves then hands the rest over in the most inefficient way possible. The theft from those who are responsible to hand over their earnings to those unable or unwilling to better their own lives is never look upon as a good thing. As of February 2021, a group of investors took their money and bought stock in GameStop, a brick-and-mortar videogame store that looked like it was going to go out of business. In doing so, a group of hedge funds started to look at massive losses having shorted the stock trying to make easy money and kill the company all together. These people took personal responsibility for their finances and turned the game of the stock market on its head. Again, the people who took personal responsibility for their situation and bettered their lives were portrayed as villains instead of the American entrepreneurs they are. There is an agenda to teach the public to put their trust in the government and not to try solving their problems on their own. We have seen this time and time again. When wall street looks at the public, they say that they could do what they do but choose not to. When they do participate in the stock market the same people who pushed the idea of getting themselves out of poverty then scream “NO! Not like that!”
“Whichever form it takes, in almost all cases, the establishment’s response has been left wanting- ill prepared for the rebellion and out of ideas and policy levers to address the problem.” Page 97.
This passage was in regard to the rise in populism in many western countries like the UK, France, and the US. In the side margins I wrote as a note, “no shit.” Even after Joe Biden took power along with the rest of the Democratic left their first priority was to impeach the former president of the united states. The $2000 checks that were promised to the public for voting them into office were reduced to $1400, for some people, if you qualify. As of March 2, 2021, these checks have still not been approved by the senate and will like not ship out to those in need until April. The lefts lack of focus on anything other than “Orange Man Bad” continues to become more obvious and I can’t wait to sit back and watch them eat each other. As for the “rebellion,” the notion that the opposing side of a political view is now regarded as a rebellion or insurrection only divides the country more and serves no purpose other than to villainize people and reduce them too less than human. With Trump out of the picture the left is out of ideas, pulling a check book out to cover cost for things they can not afford, playing the same game of kicking the can down the street to leave for someone else to clean up.