To understand what is happening and can happen in the Russian economy, one must understand what is happening in the world economy. Of course, the main factor in the events and processes taking place in the global economy was “COVID-19”.
In the first half of this year, everyone wondered about where this terrible virus came from and how long it would torment humanity. Rather, not even the virus itself, but those measures of the authorities that were called “lockdown” and which were expressed in the fact that people were forced to “self-isolation”, “distance”, “mask regime”, etc .; and business – to closings, restrictions, teleworking of employees, etc. But in July, a book by the world famous Klaus Schwab (the permanent leader of the World Economic Forum – WEF) was published under the title “COVID-19: The Great Reset” (” COVID-19: The Great Reboot “). In it, Professor Schwab, who certainly belongs to a narrow circle of the world elite and expresses its interests, revealed many secrets.
First, the world elite had been preparing a “revolution from above” for a long time, but not everything was ready for it. It started in 2020. Its visible manifestation was a massive, global lockdown.
Secondly, the so-called “COVID-19 pandemic” – the “smokescreen” that gave rise to the lockdown and deprived people of normal life. The professor asks a rhetorical question: “When will there be a return to a” normal “life? And he himself gives a cynical but honest answer: “Never.” Pandemic and lockdown are forever.
Thirdly, it reveals a little the picture of the brave new world that should emerge as a result of the “Great Reset”.
Let me expand on the last thesis.
Klaus Schwab makes the reader understand: all that nonsense called “economic liberalism” and which has been implanted for decades should be forgotten once and for all. Humanity is invited to post-capitalism, where the elite will rule (1% of the world’s population – along with the servants), and all the rest (99%) will be slaves placed in a digital concentration camp.
Of course, the “politically correct” professor Schwab does not use such words as “slaves”, “concentration camp”. But if you ponder over the meaning of his proposals for “The Great Reset”, then it is so. For example, his proposals for tight digital control over the citizens of the “brave new world” mean that they will be under an electronic cap, in a digital concentration camp.
Klaus Schwab has beautiful words about “equality” in the world to come. Yes, it will be so. We are talking about the equality of slaves, that is, 99% of humanity. Schwab speaks of such “prejudices” and “rudiments” of old capitalism as profit, property rights, joint-stock form of enterprises, etc. All this must be liquidated on a voluntary-compulsory basis. Property capitalism will be replaced by a “user economy”. In place of short-term speculative profit, there should be a stable and long-term increment in value, which will supposedly be created for all of humanity. But in fact it will be controlled only by the elite – the same “golden percentage”.
The joint-stock form of companies will be done away with. After all, such a company has only one goal – to maximize profits at any cost in the interests of shareholders. And the latter are not interested in anything except profit and dividends. Shareholder capitalism must be transformed into stakeholder capitalism – that is, “the capitalism of all stakeholders.” Who are these stakeholders? – Only the largest corporations. Most of them today we call “transnational corporations” (TNCs). Tomorrow, such a name may turn out to be incorrect, even absurd. Why? – Because there will be no nation states.
According to Schwab, nation states are an anachronism, a relic of old capitalism. We must strive to erode national borders, national states. And in the “brave new world” corporations will not be “transnational” but “global.” Global corporations should gradually take over all the functions of the state, in fact, the privatization of the state is planned.
However, in the question of the future of the state, Schwab argues very carefully. In the transition period, the elite may very much need it. After all, surely not everyone will want to voluntarily enter the “brave new world” (ie, a digital concentration camp). That will require force, including the police and even the army, in order to drive the “dissidents” into the “bright future.” And only then, when everyone is in a digital concentration camp, it will be possible to finally abolish the former states. The supreme governing institution will be the world government, which will rely on global corporations.
So Schwab speaks of large corporations as the backbone of the new capitalism. Where are small and medium businesses? – And he has no place in this structure. Small and medium-sized companies are already being cleared during the current lockdown. And what to do with the millions and millions of those who were employed in this sector of the economy? Some of them, according to Klaus Schwab, should be recruited by large “socially responsible” corporations.
But most of the freed workers will not be able to be employed. Moreover, Klaus Schwab is very much in favor of the wider use of robots and all kinds of automatic machines that replace living labor, and not only physical but also mental. The professor has been running around with these robots and automata for a long time. Take, for example, his previous book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution (2016), where he describes the expected economic changes brought about by the digital, nano and biotechnology revolution. By the way, already in that book, Schwab spoke about the urgent need to bring capitalism in line with the new technological base.
So that Schwab’s proposals for building a brave new world do not cause fear and protest among the people, he reassures people with promises of the introduction of social shock absorbers that will help to cope with the resulting overload. People should not be afraid of losing their jobs and income because the model proposed by Schwab is called “socially responsible capitalism.” One of the manifestations of this “responsibility” is the promise to introduce the so-called “Unconditional Basic Income” (UBI). The idea of such a guaranteed, permanent, applicable to all citizens of the state and providing a living wage income has been hovering in the minds of some politicians, public figures and economists for several decades. There have been experiments on the introduction of UDB in individual cities and regions of some countries, mainly European.
Switzerland was the closest to the introduction of the BCD, which in 2016 even held a referendum on this issue. The BDB project, which was put to a popular vote, provided for the payment of 2,500 Swiss francs (approximately 2,250 euros) to each adult citizen. But unexpectedly for many, the majority of the citizens of the alpine republic rejected the idea of the BBD. Rather, they did not vote against this income, but against the increase in taxes. Indeed, in order to practically implement the BDB project, the Swiss Confederation had to increase the revenue side of the budget, for which it was required to approximately double taxes. During the current “COVID-19 pandemic”, the idea of BDB has again come to the fore. But no country has dared to introduce such guaranteed financial assistance to its citizens. At best, everything was limited to the distribution of so-called helicopter money. As, for example, in the United States, where in April, adult Americans, regardless of their social status, were given $ 1,200 each. But this is not a BBD, as some journalists mistakenly reported, but a one-time distribution of money. Klaus Schwab’s proposal for the UBD has been called by some mildly a “fallacy” or “utopia”; others qualified it more harshly: “deception” and “demagoguery”.
There are other “social shock absorbers” in Schwab’s project as well. For example, he cautiously, but “scientifically reasoned” (that is, in the spirit of the usual Malthusianism and neo-Malthusianism) speaks of an overabundance of population on the planet. Like, it is necessary to introduce control over demographic processes and achieve a systematic reduction in the population. The professor is very worried about the natural resources and the environment of the planet Earth. There are more than enough proposals for their conservation and protection. For example, people should limit their needs and consumption. No, he is not encouraging the rich to ditch superjets or ultra-expensive yachts. He addresses his advice primarily to the remaining 99% of the population. For example, he recommends giving up eating … meat. It turns out that manure, as an inevitable companion of livestock breeding, produces emissions of … greenhouse gases. And they, in turn, warm up the atmosphere and contribute to climate change on the planet.
Reading Klaus Schwab’s book, I somehow caught myself thinking: the “bright future” promised by the professor was already in the past. For example, the oriental despotism of the Ancient World, where the so-called “Asian mode of production” reigned (Karl Marx’s term). It was a slave system, but the slaves did not belong to individual masters; the entire state, or rather a narrow group of the elite, rallied around the despot, was the collective slave owner.
Something directly consonant with the ideas of the “Manifesto of the Communist Party” Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1848). Or with the economic model of “war communism” that existed in our country in the first years after the revolution (1918–1921). The scheme proposed by Schwab is also very similar to the structure of the economy of the Third Reich., which was based on giant corporations. The corporations of the Third Reich did not really set themselves the goal of making a profit. But they did not serve the German people either. For them, the highest goal was the interests of Germany: Deutschland über alles… And if you dig deeper, then behind the signboard “Germany above all” were the interests of the top of the Third Reich. The interests were really not economic. The elite craved world power.
So behind the rhetoric of Klaus Schwab about stakeholder corporations are the interests of the world elite. She really doesn’t need profit. They want to become the masters of the world. “Brave New World” is a slave system, and in such a system not only profit, but also money becomes an anachronism.
So, the book by Klaus Schwab “COVID-19: The Great Reboot“ – cheap, but very dangerous rhetoric designed to lull the attention of humanity. In the “Great Reset” project, the only “interested party” is the world elite, which gave Klaus Schwab a social order for the preparation of the project and its promotion. We will learn something new about the Great Restart project in January 2021, when the next annual WEF summit will take place. True, for the first time in half a century it will not be held in the Swiss city of Davos, but remotely, online.
However, it is unlikely that any radical changes will be made to the Great Reset project during the summit. Everything is clear anyway. The world elite managed to put on masks on billions of people in the world this year. She realized that she could safely continue the offensive. There is almost no resistance. And so she decided to discard her own mask of secrecy. We are dealing with an open conspiracy against humanity.
P… S… Klaus Schwab in his book, articles and speeches declares today that half a century ago, in 1971, he created the World Economic Forum (WEF) solely in order to begin to prepare “a radical reform of capitalism”, “Great Reset”, “revolution from above” … Here the professor clearly boasted. They began to prepare such a revolution long before he was born (Schwab was born in 1938). For example, I can recall the famous English writer Herbert Wells. Many people think that he was only engaged in writing novels and stories in the genre of fantasy. No, he was also part of the British intellectual and political elite and was constantly thinking about “how to make the world a better place.” Naturally, in the interests of the Anglo-Saxon elite. Therefore, from time to time from under his pen came out works that were far from fiction. Moreover, many of our readers are unknown, because they were not translated into Russian. So, in 1928 he wrote a small book called “The Open Conspiracy” (“Open conspiracy”).
Finally this year I was able to secure a translation of this book into Russian, and I wrote an extensive preface to it: Wells G. An Open Conspiracy. Per. from English. A. Krutko. With a foreword by Professor V. Yu. Katasonov. – M .: Publishing house “Kislorod”, 2021. – 288 from.
Comparing HG Wells’s “Open Conspiracy” with Professor Klaus Schwab’s “Great Reset”, you can see that the plans of the world elite for the economic and political reconstruction of the world have changed little in more than nine decades. But today the world elite is acting more brazenly and even more openly. Indeed, the book by Klaus Schwab can be called the “Open Conspiracy” without a stretch.
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