A couple of days ago I appeared on the Tamar Yonah show on Israel News Talk Radio to discuss the Great Reset and Communism in the West (you can listen to the full interview here).
As I was explaining that ‘They’ have a plan to enslave us and ‘They’ rolled out Covid to tip us into the Great Reset, Tamar asked: “Who are They?”
This is a very difficult question. I named Bill Gates and George Soros, who are certainly among ‘They,’ along with Klaus Schwab, Jeff Bezos, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg and various assorted others.
But as I’ve thought about it over the last couple of days, I think naming names — or even organisations such as the World Economic Forum or the UN, which are again certainly involved — is missing the point.
Let us go back to first principles.
According to Klaus Schwab, the aims of the Great Reset are threefold:
- Creating conditions for a “stakeholder economy” – this can be summarized as public policy through private industry, ie: communism through big business – think of the way social media companies are used to silence ‘undesirables’.
- Building in a more “resilient, equitable, and sustainable” way based on environmental, social, and governance metrics, incorporating more green public infrastructure projects. Climate change policies such as banning petrol and diesel cars by 2030 comes in here, as does redesigning our towns and cities to make us use them in different ways.
- to “harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The 4th Industrial Revolution has two stages: moving all of public life into the digital sphere, which is why we’re now all meeting on Zoom instead of in person, and why children are learning online rather than in the classroom; and the next phase will be transhumanism — implanting chips and nanotechnology into humans to plug them in to the digital prison.
We can parse this as: ‘through government policies delivered through private enterprise, under the guise of environmental and public health policies, ‘They’ are setting about reshaping our physical environment and rolling out transhumanism in order to corral most of humanity into digital slavery.’ The ultimate aim of this is to use our labour as slaves to build a paradise for the elites, one in which they have full control of humanity and nature. Once that paradise is complete, the masses will be disposed of, leaving them to enjoy their newly formed paradise in peace, fully in control of the planet with no competition to potentially usurp them. Weird, but true.
This plan will, if successful, initially create two classes: a slave class made up of most people, and a master class of elites. It is this master class who are the ‘They’.
But this is nothing new. For the whole history of humanity there have always been slaves and masters, and so there has always been a ‘They’. When the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, Pharaoh was ‘They’. When Celts and Franks were kidnapped and brought to Rome, the Roman elite was ‘They’. When fishermen and coastal dwellers were taken prisoner by Barbary pirates and brought to north Africa, the Ottomans were ‘They’. When blacks were slaves on cotton plantations, the plantation owners were ‘They.’
It doesn’t only apply to the literal slave / master dichotomy. Any totalitarian body is also a They, such as the Church during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, or the Communist Party when it’s, y’know, doing it’s thing.
Ultimately conflict within humanity comes down to a battle of wills between two types of people: those who value freedom and personal autonomy, and want, ultimately, simply to be left alone to enjoy their time on this planet, and those who wish to control others in some way.
Of course, we’ve all at some point have had the temptation toward the latter — who among us hasn’t wished at times that their partner was a little more helpful, or their children a little more obedient, or their boss more obliging. We’ve all had the thought: “if only everyone did as I did, the world would be a much better place!” but very few of us make serious attempts to enforce compliance with our wishes on others. Those who do are ‘They,’ right down to the neighbours who are calling the police on the free-minded souls who dare have friends from outside their bubble to visit.
In my recently published novel The Book of Niv, the age-old conflict between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ is described through the paradigm of radical Islam v’s, Judaism (you can make a case that it’s radical Islam v’s Judeo-Christianity, given that Christianity is the predominant form the Torah takes in the West, but the main character is a Jew).
In the novel, the characters debate how The World to Come will be brought about in the End Days. The World to Come is promised by Islam, Judaism and Christianity to their adherents; it is the New Earth in which there is no pain or suffering and everyone lives in harmony. So, in the debate, the Islamist character quotes the hadithes to argue that when all the Jews are dead, the world will have peace. The main character, Niv, counters that peace will come when no-one wants to kill anyone.
Perhaps it would have been better framed as: peace will come when no-one wants to enslave or control anyone, but then again, given the willingness slave-masters have shown over the centuries to kill their slaves when they became economically nonviable, perhaps the first iteration is correct.