World Economic Forum – The Great Reset; “I think that your seeing the sort of mainstream media institutions become a bit more confident about trying to set the national agenda, trying to establish priorities that they think are the priorities rather than simply reacting to what’s happening on social media.“
“People do realize these are issues in leadership (emphasis), politicians are focusing on climate change and yet we’re seeing in the media and in the social media landscape a huge resistance to those narratives, a huge resistance to what scientists and policymakers would call facts. How does the political and business world, and the world of academia respond to this massively latent (secret or concealed) resistance – is there a way of responding to it?”
Ben Smith responds;
Ben Smith – “I do think that there is some bells that you can’t un-ring and that sort of there right now. Biden embodies a kind of nostalgia for a much more ordered, national conversation and a media world that is dominated by gatekeepers. Uhm, and I think there has been some swing of the pendulum back in that direction. I think in this election you saw major media outlets just much more careful about picking up – for instance, these stories about Hunter Biden just because they were on the internet, In a way that WikiLeaks came to dominate the campaign last cycle. I think that you’re seeing the sort of mainstream media institutions become a bit more confident about trying to set the national agenda, trying to establish priorities that they think are the priorities rather than simply reacting to what’s happening on social media.“
Ben Smith – “I think actually it was fairly effective to a degree people didn’t quite expect the New York Times, and CNN still have that kind of power. But it’s limited, I mean certainly, you’re never going back to the world of you know 3 broadcast networks in the United States and I think there’s questions that to the degree that the media and policymakers are going to among other things really ignore what’s happening on social media.”
The host responds;
“Hmm, I mean how does the world of politics and policy ignore the fact that they’re the audience they’re trying to communicate with on issues like public health issues like mask-wearing, are not potentially interested in wearing masks? That people aren’t taking on those messages – they’re actually actively organizing to hold events where you know, where masks wearing is throw aside. How do we deal with that, because we are used to a world still of a kind of command and control messaging where you tell people what to do, you tell them there’s a good public health reason to do it like getting vaccinated – and people behave and they do it. How does government respond in this new environment?
Ben Smith responds;
Ben Smith – “That is a great question that feels way above my pay-grade. I mean I think the question of how do you sort of influence individual action particularly in the U.S where every issue becomes polarized and partisan. Right now on social media, you’re seeing these very linear connections reading you know the “conspiracy theories” about Covid and taking terrible risks with their own health. It’s hard to see how you fix that. I think that policymaking, you know I’m sure there will be crazy views, and sort of theories about climate, about climate policies that are held by big chunks of the country. Those things do not depend on to the same degree on individual action.”
WEC host moves to another guest;
“Author of The Deficit Myth, you played a big part in framing some of the initiatives that played a part in Senator Sanders (Bernie) campaign, and also you know some of the things you’ve been proposing now we’re seeing being taken up by the incoming Biden administration. What role can government have – it was interesting to hear John Kerry say that he saw the private sectors leading on a bunch of these issues. You’ve suggested in your work that actually government can step forward and play a much bigger role in tackling these very big substantive issues that are dominating the 21st century.”
Stephanie Kelton responds;
Stephanie Kelton – “Yea that’s right. I think that the public sector is uniquely positioned to lead in terms of financing large scale green tech investments in climate. You know you made reference to president-elect Biden – he does have a very ambitious climate agenda. He wants to invest some 2 trillion dollars – we’ll find out at some point whether Congress will line up you know in terms of the votes and provide support for legislation to get that kind of funding through. That’s not to say that the private sector doesn’t have a role to play as well and that there aren’t opportunities for large scale investments from the private sector as well. The public sector can, government can lay the foundation – they can set the mission if you like. They can establish where it is they want to go and they can provide the kind of large scale and patient finance that can remain in place for the duration of the time that we’re going to be making transformative investments in our economy going forward.”
“How do economists like you who kinda helped shape the popular debate – how do you get through to people who feel some of these policies are chipping away at their way of life or their lifestyle. In France for example, President Macron’s government pursued what it thought was a very enlightened and progressive agenda and found itself up against Jeule Jaune protest (yellow vests protests) from people who thought they were being targeted by what policymakers thought was actually ambitious and enlightened goals. How do you in academia help politicians make that case to ordinary people?
Author of The Deficit Myth Responds;
Stephanie Kelton – “I think that you know what we’re hearing from politicians is that this is a real opportunity to uhm, move away from this idea that these goals are intentioned with one another. That it is the economy and jobs, or it is climate – that in fact, it is both. It is both that can be improved – we’re going to have better-paying jobs, we’re going to have more jobs, we’re going to have an inclusive right, re-building of our economy in many ways. It’s going to bring people along with good-paying jobs, higher wages, that people aren’t going to be left behind if your in industries that are now you know ahh – energy industries with fossil fuel and so forth, they’re going to transition them and they’re going to be plenty of good-paying job in you know, solar and wind, and green energy and so forth. So I think the messaging is freer that the government is not going to forget about people and leave them you know ahh, without good-paying jobs through the transition that this is the kind of program that’s going to bring everyone along and improve health and economic life for all of our people.“
“Do you think you know, hearing Secretary Kerry – do you think there’s a part of the Democratic party that has for example, still got a kind of focus on the private sector at the expense perhaps of some of the things government can achieve and perhaps needs to realign or re-balance its faith in what institutions of government can do?
Stephanie Kelton – “I think that this is an enormous opportunity to demonstrate to people that not only does government have a role to play, but that government can respond to the needs of the people and to the climate catastrophe in ways that ahh uplift you know, people living in communities that have been left behind for decades. We heard secretary, ahh Kerry talk about the kind of you know, uhmm nationalist sentiments that people are angry – there is a lot of anger in the country and people have not seen material improvements in their lives, their livelihoods right, for such a long period of time and there is a lot of anger that is pent up and if we can you know, take uhmm, advantage of the opportunity that we have as the economy sort of crumbled around us when these intersecting crisis of a health pandemic, with an economic crisis, with a climate crisis – if we can harness the opportunity to make the kinds of investments in the economy, in climate and so forth today, we’re going to bring a lot of people up, we’re going to uplift a lot of people who’ve been left behind for decades. And I think you know, the reality is that we’ve got to prove that we can do it. We have to demonstrate and prove once again that governments can be successful when they engage in large scale ahh, investments in our communities and in our economy.”
Listening to the World Economic Forum talk about these subjects turned my stomach for a plethora of reasons. First off, not once is there ever a mention of a coherent plan to get to this “utopia” concept of theirs. Secondly, I didn’t sign up to participate in any of their plans, nor did I vote for someone who espoused these ideas. Third, all of their ideas to “save the planet”, and “save the economy”, and to “provide good-paying jobs” all revolve around a small group of elites taking control of every single part of the planet’s resources and economies through heavy top-down government policies that strip away any concept of freedom and liberty. Fourth, every speaker at this event oozed a God-like complex – a certain arrogance exuded from each speaker as if to say “I know better than the rest of the world”.
If you care so damn much about these things and believe they need to be done to save humanity – then you don’t do it by pointing a gun at the populace, that is unless you have a disregard for human life.
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Freudian Slips in this video
- They believe Biden embodies a nostalgia of a more ordered national conversation, and that he also represents a media world that is dominated by gatekeepers.
- They believe that “mainstream media institutions” are becoming a “bit more confident” about trying to “set the national agenda“, and are “trying to establish priorities that they think are the priorities rather than simply reacting to what’s happening on social media.“
Think about what was just said – media institutions are becoming more confident about trying to “set the national agenda.” The phrase “fake news” might stem from statements like this. It is not the job of ANY MEDIA OUTLET to set ANY NATIONAL AGENDA, rather it’s their job to simply inform the people. However, as stated in the quote – they want to stop reacting to public outcry as well.
3. They’re seeing a huge resistance to their narratives – and it bothers them.
4. They think anyone who questions the narratives on Covid, Climate or economy is a “conspiracy theorist”. Label them early, label them often and maybe it will stick. Like Catherine Mckenna said, “if you say it loud enough, if you say enough times – like people will totally believe you!”
5. They are used to a world of command and control messaging and can’t quite figure out why it’s not working anymore.
“People aren’t taking on those messages – they’re actually actively organizing to hold events where you know, where masks wearing is thrown aside.”
“We are used to a world still of a kind of command and control messaging where you tell people what to do, you tell them there’s a good public health reason to do it like getting vaccinated – and people behave and they do it.“
6. Their guest “economist” Stephanie Kelton wrote a book called The Deficit Myth, Modern monetary theory and the people’s economy.” She addresses nothing on our way to explaining her “utopian” economic reviews. It also scares me anytime someone refers to the economy as the “peoples economy.” I work hard and don’t want to share the rewards of my hard work against my will – that’s not to say that I don’t give charity where I see a benefit, or that I don’t want to help others. Here’s a good review on her book illustrating just that;
- They know people are angry and catching on to their plans.
- They view their goals as “ambitious and enlightened.“
- They view the crumbling of the economy and every other crisis they can think of (mostly caused by government policies) as an opportunity to jam their ideologies down the throats of the masses. Their problem lies in too many people being aware of what they’re doing – and they call these people “conspiracy theorists.”
- They think the government is the solution for all these “large scale” projects and ideas of theirs.
It’s time to wake up – your government is on board with this agenda, and they are trying to figure out how to deal with those that aren’t.
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