On December 22, Twitter trends indicate that thousands of people on social media are talking about the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Great Reset” agenda, as Reuters and the BBC had run fact-checking posts on the subject. According to the reports, the Great Reset has been tied to various conspiracy theories and the initiative was launched in June 2020.
BBC, Reuters Fact Checkers Claim Great Reset Initiative Has Been Hijacked by Conspiracy Theories
Ever since the outbreak of Covid-19, an agenda called the Great Reset has been discussed far and wide across the globe. The subject has been tied to a number of theories that claim the global elite are planning to reset society and the economy to “build back better.” A Reuters fact check article says that the initiative was named the Great Reset in June 2020. In recent times, Reuters journalists claim that an image circulating on the internet inviting Dutch politicians to a Great Reset-themed forum in Davos “has been taken out of context.”
Essentially, the Great Reset is an idea that claims society and the economy can be recrafted into an equitable world, one that aims to fix climate change, reform social justice, and create a different kind of capitalism called “stakeholder capitalism.” The idea has been embraced by politicians, corporate executives, and financial institutions worldwide. There’s even a greatreset.com website that claims the lockdowns helped reduce global emissions. “Right now we have a small window of opportunity to reset and shape the future we want,” the website explains.
In October 2020, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director in Washington, DC, Kristalina Georgieva, called for a “new Bretton Woods moment.” “Once again, we face two massive tasks: to fight the crisis today— and build a better tomorrow,” Georgieva’s article states. People who do not trust the world’s governments and the global elite believe that the Great Reset agenda is meant to reboot the economy in a forceful and immoral fashion. The anti-Great Reset crowd believes that the initiative has been planned by the elite for years, and Covid-19 and the following lockdowns were some of the tipping points to get it started.
Theorists further believe that the so-called climate crisis and Covid-19 will give the elite the opportunity to deploy extreme lockdown policies, destroy the economy, and remove the idea of property ownership, alongside enforced surveillance capitalism and forced vaccinations. Journalist James Delingpole believes the Great Reset initiative is a “coup” by the global elite and that the plan is being deployed worldwide. Even the web portal opendemocracy.net published an article that states:
Conspiracy theories aside, there is something fishy about the Great Reset.