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William Engdahl: Pandemic "Reset" Will Reduce West to Third World Level

July 6, 2020

ENGDAHL: "The word sustainable is the keyword. If we dig deeper it is clear it is code-word for a reorganization of world wealth via means such as punitive carbon taxes that will dramatically reduce air and vehicle travel. The less-developed world will not rise to the developed, rather the other way, the advanced civilizations must go down in their living standards to become 'sustainable.'"

Now Comes the Davos Global Economy "Great Reset". What Happens After the Covid-19 Pandemic? 

By F. William Engdahl 
Global Research, June 10, 2020 
(Abridged by

For those wondering what will come after the Covid19 pandemic has successfully all but shut down the entire world economy, spreading the worst depression since the 1930s, the leaders of the premier globalization NGO, Davos World Economic Forum, have just unveiled the outlines of what we can expect next. These people have decided to use this [manufactured] crisis as an opportunity...


On June 3 WEF chairman Klaus Schwab released a video announcing the annual theme for 2021, The Great Reset...

"We only have one planet and we know that climate change could be the next global disaster with even more dramatic consequences for humankind."

The implication is that climate change is the underlying reason for the coronavirus pandemic catastrophe...

The new head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, also endorsed The Great Reset. Other WEF resetters included Ma Jun, the chairman of the Green Finance Committee at the China Society for Finance and Banking and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China; Bernard Looney, CEO of BP; Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard; Bradford Smith, president of Microsoft....

The WEF sponsors have big plans:"...the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a "Great Reset" of capitalism." This is big stuff.


Schwab reveals more of the coming agenda: " silver lining of the pandemic is that it has shown how quickly we can make radical changes to our lifestyles. Almost instantly, the crisis forced businesses and individuals to abandon practices long claimed to be essential, from frequent air travel to working in an office." These are supposed to be silver linings?

He suggests that those radical changes be extended: "The Great Reset agenda would have three main components. The first...would include "changes to wealth taxes, the withdrawal of fossil-fuel subsidies, and new rules governing intellectual property, trade, and competition."

The second component of the Great Reset agenda would ...create a new economy, "more resilient, equitable, and sustainable in the long run. This means, for example, building 'green' urban infrastructure and creating incentives for industries to improve their track record on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics."

Finally, the third leg of this Great Reset will be implementing one of Schwab's pet projects, the Fourth Industrial Revolution: "The third and final priority of a Great Reset agenda is to harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good, especially by addressing health and social challenges. During the COVID-19 crisis, companies, universities, and others have joined forces to develop diagnostics, therapeutics, and possible vaccines; establish testing centers; create mechanisms for tracing infections; and deliver telemedicine. Imagine what could be possible if similar concerted efforts were made in every sector." The Fourth Industrial Revolution includes gene-editing biotech, 5G telecommunications, Artificial Intelligence, and the like....


To understand the double-speak use of sustainable, we need to go back to Maurice Strong, a billionaire Canadian oilman and close friend of David Rockefeller, the man who played a central role back in the 1970s for the idea that man-made CO2 emissions were making the world unsustainable. Strong created the UN Environment Program, and in 1988, the UN Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) to exclusively study manmade CO2.

In 1992 Strong stated, "Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?" 

At the Rio Earth Summit Strong that same year he added, "Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class - involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing - are not sustainable."

The decision to demonize CO2, one of the most essential compounds to sustain all life, human and plant, is not random. As Prof. Richard Lindzen an MIT atmospheric physicist puts it,

"CO2 for different people has different attractions. After all, what is it? - it's not a pollutant, it's a product of every living creature's breathing, it's the product of all plant respiration, it is essential for plant life and photosynthesis, it's a product of all industrial burning, it's a product of driving - I mean, if you ever wanted a leverage point to control everything from exhalation to driving, this would be a dream. So it has a kind of fundamental attractiveness to bureaucratic mentality."

Lest we forget, the curiously well-timed New York pandemic exercise, Event 201 on October 18, 2019, was co-sponsored by the World Economic Forum and the Gates Foundation. It was based on the idea that, "it is only a matter of time before one of these epidemics becomes global--a pandemic with potentially catastrophic consequences. 

A severe pandemic, which becomes "Event 201," would require reliable cooperation among several industries, national governments, and key international institutions." The Event201 Scenario posited, "outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms."

The declaration by the World Economic Forum to make a Great Reset is to all indications a thinly-veiled attempt to advance the Agenda 2030 "sustainable" dystopian model, a global "Green New Deal" in the wake of the covid19 pandemic measures. Their close ties with Gates Foundation projects, with the WHO, and with the UN suggest we may soon face a far more sinister world after the covid19 pandemic fades.


F. William Engdahl is a strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine "New Eastern Outlook" where this article was originally published. He is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization.
First Comment from Leo

The Judeo-Communist govt/media Covid-19 psyop is essentially modeled after the format & operation of the psychosocial environment from the 2004 movie 'The Village'. In this film, a small governing group basically controls their citizenry through fabricated terror. They condition & convince them that there are homicidal 'monsters' inhabiting the forest surrounding their town, thus preventing anyone from leaving. They manufacture some illusion for the populace to believe in, thus causally seeding a delusion in their minds (bending reality) to manipulate their perception & behavior. If you haven't seen this movie, I recommend it.

This stratagem is nothing new since that's basically the main principle behind organized religion. It's fundamentally the same modus operandi being employed with the COVID hoax, where the State persuades the population that some fictional terrible 'virus' exists out there, so they can perpetuate their terror/power & enact new comprehensive societal reforms. Instead of waiting 20 to 50 years for these changes to occur gradually, just invent a 'virus' & you can fast forward your Communist scheme significantly.

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "William Engdahl: Pandemic "Reset" Will Reduce West to Third World Level "

Ray said (July 7, 2020):

The NWO did indeed co-opt the word sustainable which now means rationing. Before it meant self-sufficient.

They stole the word resilient from the Perma Culture movement. They stole the word community from the village concept to now, the NGO network.

Unfortunately, Engdahl seems to be defending industrialization, which must go, as industrialization always means pollution. Always.
Engdahl might have focused on the lifestyle of the elite. By their actions, the "altruistic" planners show that they want a high consumption lifestyle for themselves, and a reduction of everyone else's consumption, to "save the world" for their use! They want a master/slave society just like they have now. But they are fools, They won't be around in the post-human AI world either.

The only righteous alternative to pollution is voluntary simplicity which nature will enforce anyway. Many educated people are so attached to their poisonous toys, which is everything we see in an urban environment, that they can't bear the idea of returning to a simple self-sufficient village life which, time tested for tens of thousands of years, was and will be sustainable. The elite... well, prison. Anthony Weiner's laptop and Maxwell's little black book.

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