A Response to The Great Reset


QUESTION: Where do you stand on The Great Reset the liberals are planning on introducing.

ANSWER: First of all, what is this Great Reset? When Pierre Poilievre, Federal Conservative Finance critic recently raised some concern about the Great Reset, he was attacked by the Liberals and by the Media saying that the Great Reset was a conspiracy theory. It’s not a conspiracy theory.

The Great Reset is actually the name of a book by Klaus Schwab, a prominent advocate of the Great Reset. The book says that governments, societies, and the world should seize the opportunity provided by the public health and its consequent economic crisis to re-imagine the world and radically change policies.

The question is, change policies in what ways? I would describe it as a grab bag of leftwing ideas for less freedom and more government – for more government intervention, for policies that in my opinion would create massive poverty – particularly in energy policy, and the other policies he is advocating.

Klaus Schwab by the way is the President and the founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) also known as the Davos summit. I call it the gathering of biggest global hypocrites in history. It’s a little ski village in Switzerland where every February a couple of thousand super rich people – millionaires, billionaires, global CEOs and politicians fly into Davos in hundreds of private aircraft they go into Switzerland and spend a week basically lecturing the rest of the world including specially working men and women about how they should reduce their carbon footprint. The hypocrisy in that crowd is so thick you can’t even cut it with a knife. No, I’m not going to be taking any policy directions from Klaus Schwab or his ilk.

What I find offensive, look, the so called Great Reset is not a conspiracy theory. It is an actual set of concrete proposals being advocated by some very influential people – including Prime Minister Trudeau who clearly alluded to it, referred to it, quotes from it, and described the Schwab Theory in a positive light in a speech he gave to the UN a couple of months ago. So it is not a conspiracy theory to talk about that. Those are the folks advocating it. And I think it is perfectly legitimate for democratically elected leaders like me to say “Heck No! We are not going to exploit or take advantage of a crisis to advance a political agenda.

If we’re actually all in this together, then how can we focus on the crisis in protecting lives and livelihoods – helping people get through this. And how about after that?

Instead of exploiting the crisis (to advance a political agenda that could not have been advanced with reason and therefore needs a crisis, to impose on democratic societies a whole bunch of failed socialist policy ideas. How about instead, we get refocused on generating economic growth – on recreating some of the trillions of dollars of wealth that will have been destroyed? Restarting some of the hundreds and thousands of businesses that will have gone under. Of obsessively focusing on getting them – the tens of millions around the world back to work. Those who have suffered most around the world in the Covid era have been the poorest. So the notion that we would then drive them through into energy poverty through Klaus Schwab’s policy agenda is … I just frankly find it offensive.

So, no it is not a conspiracy, nor is it a conspiracy theory, I think it’s just very distasteful and regrettable that influential people would explicitly seek to take advantage of a crisis like this to advance their own political vision and values.

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About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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