The Great Reset’s Worldwide Wreckage
The rotten fruit of the “progressive” globalist agenda is being borne out all around the world.
It’s tough to un-remember the image of a man scavenging for morsels in the back of a garbage truck. Or of an emaciated mob chasing and stoning to death a cow in a field. But those were the images that we saw in Venezuela a few years ago, and they were a precursor to what we’re seeing today in Sri Lanka, the heretofore reasonably prosperous island nation of 22 million people off the southern tip of India.
Last April, upon the mind-numbingly awful advice of Klaus Schwab and his fellow Great Resetters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sri Lanka went “green” and swore off chemical fertilizers altogether, even though they were being used effectively by 90% of the nation’s farmers.
The result? 50% inflation, failing farms, an 81% increase in food prices, riots in the streets, and a president who yesterday got the hell out of Dodge just ahead of an angry mob.
On the bright side, though, as Fox News’s Tucker Carlson notes, the country now has an enviable 98 ESG score, which, these days, along with a few hundred rupees, will get you a gallon of whole milk in Sri Lanka.
ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, is a global social credit framework for sustainability reporting that’s being used by woke corporations and do-gooding countries. It has been embraced by everyone from Klaus Schwab and his fellow elitist globalist jetsetters to our very own Joe Biden. The idea behind ESG is wealth redistribution — a leveling of the economic playing field by moving away from the extraordinarily effective wealth-production model of shareholder capitalism toward a so-called “stakeholder capitalism” model, which turns decent countries into socialist dystopias.
To be fair, then, Sri Lanka’s plight isn’t all merely a matter of fertilizer. As The Wall Street Journal reports, that country now has plenty of other problems:
Sri Lanka’s financial and political crisis, driven by the country’s mix of high indebtedness, soaring inflation and poor economic management, now stands as a cautionary tale for a number of other debt-laden countries who are now increasingly vulnerable to the recent confluence of food shortages, inflation and rising U.S. interest rates. … For most Sri Lankans, daily life in recent months has revolved around spending hours in line for fuel or waiting for the electricity to come back on. But those wandering around the president’s residence on Sunday got a sobering glimpse of the lifestyles of the political elite who presided over the unfolding economic crisis.
“We don’t have fuel, food, and cooking gas,” said 60-year-old Sri Lankan protester and wharf clerk Wijitha Kumara. “But while we are suffering, [President Gotabaya Rajapaksa] has had a luxurious life.”
And isn’t it always that way with these elitists?
Closer to home, in Western Europe, we’re seeing the ruinous results of the Left’s bad ideas in two unlikely places: Germany and the Netherlands. “Europe’s climate obsessions have led to an energy crisis,” reports the Journal, “and who would have thought the Germans would choose to make it worse. That’s what happened last Thursday when the Bundestag voted to shut down the country’s remaining nuclear power plants by the end of the year.”
What kind of “green” energy madness makes a seemingly sensible nation like Germany swear off the greenest of all energies, nuclear, in favor of one of the dirtiest, coal? This is what we call a self-inflicted wound, and it’ll only become more apparent during the inevitable summer heat waves and the coming cold of winter.
Then there’s the Netherlands. As the folks at Legal Insurrection observe: “Dutch farmers are rebelling against ‘Climate Change’ and environmental regulations that will shut down their farms. The farmers point out repeatedly that they are among the most productive on the planet, and The Netherlands is one of the top major food exporters. … The Green Agenda, whether called Net-Zero or The Green New Deal or whatever, is about using manufactured panic over Climate Change to enact sweeping changes in society through increasing the cost of fossil-fuels and energy and production dependent on fossil fuels. Like so much of the destructive idiocy sweeping politics, it started at and is driven by the campuses. It puts at risk all of the economic ties that bind us together, and it’s incredibly dangerous to societal stability.”
What we’re seeing today in Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Germany, and the Netherlands are the rotten fruits of a “green” globalist socialist enterprise.
Last week, we wrote about Klaus Schwab, his World Economic Forum, and the Great Reset they’re working to bring about. We noted that it’s far from a mere conspiracy theory, that it’s being carried out by globalist forces as we speak, and that it’s bound to leave a lot of destruction in its wake. It already is.
We here in the U.S. are a long way from Sri Lanka, both figuratively and literally. But that doesn’t mean we ought not spread the word about the Great Reset and resist it with all our might.
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