“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as … conspiring with others around the world to build … one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” – David Rockefeller, CEO, Chase-Manhattan Bank
“Each year, the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland … What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? … Isn’t the only hope … that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, co-founder, former chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF)
Klaus Schwab is the current chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), an organization that meets annually, determines the economic policy direction of the developed world and counts presidents, prime ministers, billionaires — essentially the “ruling class,” the elite — as its members.
But Schwab is also considered the universally-recognized public face of the “Great Reset,” the WEF’s public relations campaign which promises that by 2030, we will “own nothing and be happy.” Schwab’s name even adorns the cover of a best-selling book that incorporates the words “great reset,” into the title: “COVID-19: The Great Reset.”
In addition to the assurance that no one will own anything, other promises offered up by the WEF for 2030 include, “The US will no longer be the world’s superpower,” we will “eat a lot less meat,” and we’ll do a better job at “welcoming refugees,” owing to the projected 1 billion persons displaced by “climate change.”
That said, the notion of the “great reset” as an ideological construct owes its origins to deceased co-founder and former chairman of WEF — billionaire environmentalist and oil company tycoon — Maurice Strong.
And this matters, why? Because Schwab credits Strong with being his central “mentor” in the development of the World Economic Forum. He even attributes WEF’s current influence to Strong’s mentoring.
“He was my mentor since the creation of the Forum: a great friend; an indispensable advisor; and, for many years, a member of our Foundation Board. Without him, the Forum would not have achieved its present significance.
“I am grateful to him for his guidance and partnership. I will always remember the hundreds of hours where we exchanged ideas.
“I will miss not only his advice but also his humour. …” [Emphasis added.]
Strong was well-known in the private sector as the former CEO of Petro-Canada, and secondarily, as the long-serving chief executive of Power Corporation — a lucrative investment firm worth roughly $50 Billion. Strong enjoyed a cushy retirement in Communist China.
But Strong’s role as chairman of the World Economic Forum in its infancy is less well-known. In a rare and candid interview, Strong pulled the curtain back regarding the coming “global reset” (though he didn’t call it the “reset,” of course.)
Much of the following comes from Canadian reporter Daniel Wood’s interview with Strong, titled, “The Wizard Of the Baca Grande,” and was originally published in WEST Magazine (May, 1990).
Strong sets the the stage by describing a regular year at Davos:
“Each year, the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland. Over 1,000 CEO’s, prime ministers, finance ministers, and leading academics gather in February to attend meetings and set economic agendas for the year ahead.”
That’s about the most normal thing Strong says in the entire interview, as he quickly turns to a discussion of what it might look like when the metaphorical “trigger” is pulled by global elites:
“What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth is the rich countries?
“And if the world is to survive, the rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment.
“Will they do it?…” [Emphasis added]
“Will they agree to save the earth? The group’s conclusion is ‘no.’ …
“The rich countries won’t do it.
“They won’t change.” [Emphasis mine.]
So, in order to save the planet, the group asks:
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about?
“It’s February. They’re all at Davos. These aren’t terrorists. They’re world leaders. They have positioned themselves in the world’s commodities and stock markets.
“They’ve engineered, using their access to stock markets and computers and gold supplies, a panic.
“Then, they prevent the world’s stock markets from closing. They jam the gears. They hire mercenaries who hold the rest of the world leaders at Davos hostage.
“The markets can’t close. The rich countries. ….” [Emphasis added]
Before his death, Strong did actually address his infamous remarks from the 1990 interview on the heels of a particularly searing episode of Glenn Beck in 2010 called, “The Climate of Fear.”
Beck led off his segment with a monologue on Strong’s controversial hypothetical, “Isn’t the only hope … that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to ring that about?”
In defense of the seemingly indefensible, Strong writes:
“A particularly dishonest statement … citing a fictional account which was clearly stated to be an extreme scenario of what might happen by the year 2030 if we failed to act.
“This specifically stated that it was not a prediction, and certainly not a recommendation, but the kind of prospect we must seek to avoid.” [Emphasis added.]
Such a response is what most people would expect from someone at Strong’s level when caught pants down around the ankles, and forced to give an explanation.
Alternatively, some might suggest that Strong unwittingly (or intentionally) employed the unofficial motto of the Central Intelligence Agency in his alleged rebuttal:
“Admit nothing, deny everything and make counter-accusations.”
So, what about Strong’s so-called rebuttal? First, denial is not refutation, nor does it alter the very real impression many readers of his 1990 comments will come away with.
And that impression arguably does not suggest Strong (and the WEF) were (or are) trying to “avoid” an “extreme scenario.”
Quite the opposite — it appears that Strong is prepared for & resigned to the dystopian reality of his “fictional account.”
And this is despite his cautious preface of the “fictional account” as a contrived story intended to illustrate what “might happen by the year 2030.”
Moreover, the level of specificity surrounding details about key aspects of what Strong warns “might happen” do not lend themselves to improvised storytelling.
At the close of Wood’s interview with the WEF co-founder is a sobering realization that applies no less to Schwab than it does to Strong, and carries equal weight today:
“This is not any story-teller talking. This is Maurice Strong. He knows these world leaders. He is, in fact, co-chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum. He sits at the fulcrum of power. He is in a position to do it.” [Emphasis added.]
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