But would you say that is a reliable source?
Considering the collusion we already know is happening between our governments and the WEF, it would actually be surprising if it weren’t true!
I’ve read the article by Ernst Wolff linked in the Daily Expose:
I’m trying to get my head around the argument which seems to be that the West’s financial system has collapsed - the first shock wave came in 2008/9 and since they have lowered interest rates to zero and printed money relentlessly to prop the system up. (Very few people in the media seem to be talking about it now but “Quantitative Easing” has continued).
The thesis behind the Great Reset is that the underlying problem is that the old economy is being destroyed by the arrival of AI and automation generally, and  consequently millions are losing their jobs and they will disappear as consumers because they will have no income. Quote:
from the perspective of these power brokers, UBI must come. We are sitting right in the middle of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and expect, in the period ahead of us, the loss of millions and millions of jobs due to the introduction of Artificial Intelligence. This means millions of consumers will disappear. The demand for consumer goods will increasingly collapse. And because the current economic system is consumer driven, one must, to maintain life, break through this downward spiral. And that can only happen if all these unemployed consumers, who cannot find work, are provided with an income.
While the powers that be have been keeping the old system propped up they have been preparing the new system to replace it (a process called the Great Reset), which according to the author will be a digital currency (no cash) completely controlled by the central banks with universal basic income and total control over the citizens via the digital currency.
He ends on an optimistic note however by saying that the powers that be are going to fail because their power grab is based on maintaining the lies about the danger from covid etc.
That’s my summary of what I understood the author to be saying.
Thanks for your summary, Chauncey. So he’s not worth reading.
I do have some doubts about the reasoning but I am inclined to consider what he’s saying. He is not advocating for the UBI and digital currency, he is saying that the WEF etc want to introduce those measures, not that they’re a good idea. Is that what you are objecting to?
PS I should have made it clear it is not Wolff who is saying that the automation and AI are going to make the workers redundant, I will edit the comment.
It seems perfectly believable to me that the WEF would be using AI as an excuse to impose their control on the world, as if there are no other alternatives to it but “rescuing” everyone with benevolent “universal income”, digital surveillance, and totalitarian control by them.
Just as they have used Covid to impose lockdowns and vaccine mandates, as if there were no other alternatives to those “solutions”, either.
As if there weren’t thousands of physicians and scientists protesting that this is insanity, to no avail!
I think he’s right that this is what they are attempting to do, but can’t quite follow the reasoning of how they think it will work. He points out that by destroying the middle class they are destroying the source of their own wealth, but doesn’t explain clearly (that I could tell) how they intend to overcome that problem.
I also couldn’t understand exactly why their present model is no longer viable, and must be replaced.
It seems more like a case of them just wanting more power and control, no matter what the cost.
And finally, he indicates that there is hope, by making everyone aware of what is happening, but how exactly does that help? Just because we know it’s happening doesn’t give us power to stop it. They control the military/industrial complex.
The middle classes are always the problem for totalitarians, because it is from the middle classes that the articulate dissent comes. That is what happened in the cultural revolution in China as I understand it, they went after intellectuals, and Stalin similarly purged people in his own party that he suspected might oppose him. They cannot win control through making good arguments, because there are no good arguments for totalitarian control, it always makes a mess.
The middle classes in the West have been in chronic decline during my lifetime, there has been a collapse in the birth rate that has been particularly acute in the middle classes, a subject I have written about before because I am very concerned about it. As I became more aware of how the media constantly pushes the message to have less children I realized that it is mainly the middle classes who are susceptible to this message, and at that point I began to wonder if this collapse was in fact not an accident but something that the powers that be were actually encouraging. We have seen the reverse program in Hungary can work, there is no necessity for this trend. This has been a key message in the manmade global warming propaganda, “we need to have fewer children”. This is not I believe about “wealth” nearly so much as power though, remember the elites already have a degree of wealth that they simply don’t know what to do with. The elites also think that though their wealth may have originated from the middle classes, the middle classes will no longer be crucial thanks to AI.
I could be wrong but I am under the impression that the same thing has even been happening in China thanks to the one child policy (I believe agricultural workers were exempt, need to check that). China had a big problem with dissent as seen with the Tiananmen Square demos, nowadays they seem to have that problem rather more under control (again this is just my impression though). Affluence has led the middle classes everywhere to have fewer children though anyway, including in China, so they didn’t need much encouragement.
There IS a huge problem with the current status quo in the West, and that is a huge part of the financial problems. The problem is modern Western democracy/universal suffrage, and the collective idiocy of the electorate (as ably demonstrated by the elites during the plandemic, they blatantly ignore their own rules, and laugh at us as they do so, as seen in Santagate). I am not suggesting that everybody who votes is an idiot, but rather that voters who don’t understand the system well make silly choices about who to vote for. This is not an elitist sort of argument, I myself was an idiot voter not so many years ago (I voted Green once believe it or not), before I had more time to study current affairs in depth, and before I became alarmed about the negative trends such as in particular the rise of Islam.
My own view is that the current system is indeed unsustainable, and we do indeed need a great reset of some kind, because the pensions, healthcare, and welfare more generally that people expect are simply not affordable. It is not just the powers that be that are at fault, we the electorate have been stupid and failed to recognize this simple reality. Until we start to vote responsibly (i.e. for people on the truly libertarian end of the political spectrum), we will continue to be exploited and the West will continue to go downhill. This Great Reset engineered by Klaus Schwab and co. however will be a disaster and it will plunge the world into a dark age which I fear may last for a very long time if they succeed.
The final point is the point about waking people up. Today I think it’s not so much their power over the military/industrial complex that we have to worry about, as their power over the media. AI is going to be critical in time, because AI may eventually allow a small elite to very effectively control the whole population (surveillance drones hovering overhead, our computers hacked etc). However the AI is not advanced enough yet to control us sufficiently, and I think this is why we still have a chance to stop the evil plot. We must not succumb to the digital currency plan (I do believe in this plan I think there are plenty of signs that it’s coming) because it will facilitate much greater control, as Wolff says. That is why the fact we few voices are speaking out now is so important, before the implementation of this plan, and I see the rise of websites like substack as being a glimmer of hope, as also the fact that high profile people like Joe Rogan seem to increasingly understand what’s really happening.
Your right that the low birth rates are a result of government and media propaganda. Which is why I find it perfectly believable that the damage to pregnancies and fertility caused by the vaccines is no accident. Thanks to sociopaths like Bill Gates.
Another problem you mention - the idiots who have no clue what they’re voting for - the voting public has been deliberately “dumbed down” by the socialists who took over public education decades ago.
So many of our problems have been deliberately engineered by the elites who think they can manipulate society like sheep led to slaughter.
Unfortunately, it seems to have worked, except for the stubborn few who they now have to coerce with attack dogs, exposing their true totalitarian nature.
So, ideally, should we get rid of the technology or of government?
I spent some time thinking about the arguments of the anarchists but ultimately found them unconvincing. As long as there are real external threats I don’t believe we can do away with government altogether. I also believe that we need centralized law enforcement, I think there needs to be consensus on what people are allowed to do within a nation. That’s not to say we couldn’t do away with a lot of laws, particularly those that infringe our freedoms.
As far as technology is concerned I certainly think we should oppose centralized digital currencies because they will enable any government far too much control. Some non-governmental digital currencies might be an alternative. Another idea that has been suggested is that local currencies could be created by local people, in fact just such a currency was in circulation in Totnes, England for a few years before people succumbed to the ease of cashless payment:
Soon they may have an incentive to revive it though.
More generally people could get more tech savvy to avoid surveillance, and stop using platforms that harvest so much of our personal data (like Twitter and Facebook).
Trick question there, I see! They have become corrupted, and we can’t get rid of either one!
I guess our only hope is to try to keep them under control, at a smaller, more manageable level, so they don’t control us.