■ The other side of "The Great Reset"
Economist Schwab published two books, Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in 2016 and COVID-19: The Great Reset in 2020.
He pointed out that with the spread of advanced technologies such as AI, IoT, and 5G, and the automation of devices such as home appliances, all personal data will be accumulated on the government's central computer. On the other hand, he predicts that the new coronavirus could become endemic for decades, and that there will come a time when we will have to live with it. In other words, human management by IT devices is proposed.
Regarding the economic policy proposed by the Kishida administration, which was launched in October 2021, US President Biden jokingly said, "I thought it was my election pledge." In fact, the “new capitalism” was first advocated by the Biden administration. This is because the U.S. administration is an agency of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), which is effectively presided over by Wall Street led by the Rockefeller conglomerate, and is integrated with the WEF and the Davos Conference.
The "Great Reset" concept advocated by the WEF, which advocates a shift from shareholder capitalism to stakeholder capitalism that includes employees, looks good at first glance and is a plan that sounds good to the ear. However, on the flip side, there is a strategy that could turn capitalism back to the crude 19th century model by eliminating opposing forces such as socialist political parties and the labor movement, and by abolishing regulations that are disadvantageous to itself, such as worker protection. Lurking.
CFR's core companies include international financial capitals such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Moody's. IT and telecommunications giants such as Google, Facebook, and AT&T, and international energy companies such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron. These US companies are also core to the WEF Davos conference.
They aim to promote globalization, weaken national and governmental regulation, and ensure every region of the world as a free investment realm for themselves. By promoting neo-liberalism through the promotion of globalization, these private powers will function as a pseudo-world government that transcends existing sovereign states.
Sovereign states have a wide variety of regulations, including environmental protection, food hygiene, drug price caps, domestic law decisions on intellectual property, and regulations related to public utilities. The United States has withdrawn from negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). However, the ISDS clause proposed and adopted by the United States recognizes private powers over sovereign states. Companies and private powers can sue a sovereign state for damages if it is determined that state regulation will harm the future profits of the company, that is, if it is determined to be in violation of the TPP agreement. It does not require diplomatic protection from its home country. The true nature of the "Great Reset" is here.
The world's richest people and corporate giants at the CFR and WEF are the admirers of neoliberalism, which calls for deregulation and small government and advocates for market dominance. It is the culprit behind global warming and environmental destruction that have reached their limits, the downfall of the middle class, which is the safety valve of society, and the extreme widening of inequality that has destabilized society. In other words, they are the ones who have created the very contradictions that are the subject of the problems to be resolved in the "Great Reset," and the very forces gathering at the CFR and the Davos Conference.
Therefore, the “Great Reset” concept can only be seen as a plan to reset the global economy that they created themselves and replace it with a new global system. The rhetoric that adorns the surface of the conception is the vanity itself.
■ The Ukraine War & the Cold War against China and the Reset
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the forces pushing the 'Great Reset' agenda in an online speech at the 'Davos Conference' in January this year. He concluded that it was the globalization promoted by the United States, not the COVID-19 pandemic, that caused the widening social disparities, the spread of social unrest, and the crisis that many countries were in.
“Global socioeconomic imbalances are the result of dogmatic and brutal policies since the 1980s, which increased private debt in exchange for deregulation and tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, spurring economic growth. It is based on the unspoken rules of the 'Washington Consensus', which is the overriding policy."
The “Washington Consensus” is a set of neoliberal rules that thoroughly relax regulations in each country and guarantee freedom of capital movement and investment. Putin sternly blamed the West for promoting globalization through the CFR and the Davos Conference.
Furthermore, he points out the negative aspects of relying on advanced IT technologies such as AI for the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is the core concept of the Great Reset.
“This process is bringing about new structural changes that could create serious problems in the labor market and could put millions of people out of work unless the state takes effective action. Many of these people are members of the middle class, the foundation of modern society."
Putin criticized limitless globalization as the biggest factor in dividing society on a global scale. condemned as an attempt. Russia thus faced off against the capital of the Western world, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) tried to lure Russia into a proxy war in Ukraine.
Putin advocates against globalization. In other words, Russia has formed a large anti-U.S.-European bloc centered on China like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Russia, India, Iran, and Central Asian countries. In addition, Saudi Arabia, Middle Eastern countries, Turkey, Latin America, and African countries are about to join together. This is the real cause of the war in Ukraine. The US and European global capital, or private power, with the Biden administration at the forefront, took this Davos remark as an opportunity to make the final decision to confront Putin and Russia, expel Putin, and move to establish a pro-US government in Russia again. This should be seen as The Ukrainian War will be the trigger for the Great Reset of the world.
The new Cold War with China became decisive when the coronavirus pandemic emerged from Wuhan, China. The Xi Jinping administration launched a zero-corona policy and was willing to implement a long-term city blockade. Maoist Xi Jinping is trying to draw a line with the reform and opening up policy. The long-term suspension of factory operations and the stagnation of logistics due to zero corona are spurring the disruption of the supply chain with China and the decoupling of the United States and China, which are promoted by the governments of the United States, Europe, and Japan, which protect multinational capital. The WEF's post-corona world can be interpreted as a paraphrase of the Great Reset, the dissolution of communist China.
Similar to “neo-Eurasianism,” Xi Jinping advocates socialism with Chinese characteristics. Today, the West does not perceive “liberal democracy” as an ideology, but rather as “a self-evident common sense.” On the other hand, Putin Russia argues as follows.
“Globalism ignores the unique social ideas of each cultural sphere, and all cultures are cast into the exact same mold of market economy and democracy. Globalization ignores the uniqueness of each cultural sphere. Every country has the right to build a unique society based on its culture's unique social ideas, and should compete against the global 'liberal democracy'." This idea is the connecting point between Russia and China. The confrontation between “liberalism and hegemonism” that the United States and Britain call becomes “the confrontation between globalism and regionalism” from the perspective of China and Russia. It can be said that the Ukraine war and the new Cold War were this inevitable outcome.