The Great Reset (or else)

Pam Ho
8 min readDec 28, 2022

Most everyone who reads or listens to news from sources other than the mainstream media has heard about The Great Reset. What is The Great Reset about you ask? Supposedly it is a set of ideals put forth by The World Economic Forum’s leader Klaus Schwab for the betterment of the world. Although most or all of those ideals and plans have been around for many years. Like for example, promoting a healthy stewardship of the environment.

If you read through the Great Reset website, the related essays and book, you will come across an idea which has come to be synonymous with The Great Reset: Stakeholder Capitalism.

Stakeholders are basically…everyone. Non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, governments, and well, everyone else. I am The Stakeholder, You are The Stakeholder, We are The Stakeholder ku ku ka ching! Of special interest to me is the inclusion of businesses as Stakeholders. Why? To me it looks like all the rest of the so-called Stakeholders are probably just window dressing to make it all look on the up and up — a cynic might say.

We, my dear fellow non-rich Stakeholders, are more like that thing where a crazy person on the street drives a stake into your chest to rob you. We are that type of Stakeholder, desperately trying to rip out of our chest a stake that some crazy people want to drive into us. Call me a cynic, but for some weird reason I don’t think corporations and mega-investment funds will be treated the same as me and Sally the waitress in our worldwide Stakeholding thingamajig.

So it seems to me, as unlikely as it may seem, that big businesses are being included along with every other person or interest group in existence as Stakeholders — so big businesses can blend in as if we are all just one big happy family of stakeholders! No hierarchy of power here folx! Ignore the mega-corporations and the billionaires and multi-hundred millionaires if you please.

How do you do fellow Stakeholders!

So what exactly is a Stakeholder? Well, the Stakeholder is the person or group who benefits from this new-fangled form of capitalism. You see, capitalists used to only care about profits, profits — and you guessed it — more profits! And that is a very bad thing because putting profits over people, and…the health of the environment (our precious), that has led to very bad things in the past. You know, bad things like poverty, health problems, environmental damage, racism, sexism, and fast food restaurants.

So Stakeholder Capitalism to the rescue!

Yay for our super rich and Not At All suspicious looking oligarchs and their obviously Not At All paid off Government Lackeys!

You see, we are all, each and every one of us a part of this crazy world. All equal. And therefore, our making sure that, let’s say, big business acts in the best interest of all of us — is what Stakeholder Capitalism is all about. Good stuff yeah? No more “acting only for profits without regard for the rest of us and the environment here son!”

You see the environment is very important because if we treat it badly it can negatively impact our health, our prosperity, and our happiness. So, Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum are in fact — our heroes. All those greedy profit driven businesses will be made to get on-board The Great Reset Express in order to serve you and me — instead of just enlarging their bank accounts, cocaine orders, and yachts. And the world is thereby made good again. Now everyone applause please, as Santa Klaus takes a bow.

In order to make sure the environment is made safe enough to keep us all healthy and prosperous, we will of course need to get off of fossil fuels because they are very bad for us. They are harmful to the environment. Climate change is serious stuff. But how will we prosper without gas and oil? Green energy baby! Batteries for everyone! Batteries everywhere! Buh-buh-buh-batteries! And because this is a worldwide effort to make the world safe and prosperous for everyone everywhere, and because equity and inclusion is what The Great Reset is all about, therefore all countries have to pitch-in and give up their anti-human agenda of putting profits over people.

This is really nothing new though. For years business people and politicians from “developing countries” have been told by business people and politicians from rich countries that they need to move away from fossil fuels because it’s bad for the environment. The people from the developing world have then complained that the modern and wealthy developed world used fossil fuels to enrich and build themselves into modern societies — so why shouldn’t the people of Africa, for example, also do that? Why do they have to sacrifice getting rich when the rich world didn’t have to make the same sacrifices?

Welp, Stakeholder Capitalism, after all, is about all of us being stakeholders in governments and businesses. Me and you, and the CEO and Senator — we are all the same. Therefore, let’s say you are an African business person and you need fossil fuels in order to grow your economy out of poverty — your government and businesses will from now on, under The Great Reset, need to contend with you and me, and our good Stakeholder buddies living in say, the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the City of London. ALL of us are now stakeholders in your African government and businesses. Sharing is caring!

Of course you and me, we don’t really have any direct connection to African governments and businesses. So getting them onboard the save-the-world Stakeholder mission will probably be left to others. Like the people who live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the City of London. For example.

But what if all our arguments of “making the world great again” doesn’t convince our new African government stakeholder friends and their business associates to sacrifice for us? Well, Stakeholder Capitalism to the rescue again!

The plan is to make Stockholder ideology, oops, sorry, *Stakeholder* ideology THE ideology of a new world system of governing. Leading non-governmental organizations — like The UN, The World Bank, The IMF, along with the biggest corporations and investment funds — and of course the governments of America, Europe, Asia and so on — they will kindly ask our new African friends to pretty please join our save-the-world party. The leaders of countries and businesses who don’t want to hop aboard the Stakeholder express, well, they don’t want to make all those groups and people have a sad at them do they? We are all in this together people.

Soon enough the African countries will “see the smart thing to do.” Capeesh? Like giving up on “advancing their economy” in favor of “saving the world” so Babs and Granpa Snooty feel like they are saving the world by telling them what they can and can’t do. And of course since batteries are such an important part of saving the world, “everyone” will have to pitch in and help the worldwide group effort. And wouldn’t you know it, it just so happens that the stuff that needs to be mined to make lots of powerful batteries are stuck, by gosh — under the ground in the underdeveloped world! Wow, what a coincidence!

So instead of their economy being based on uplifting their people out of their underdeveloped state, they can now focus on being good people! Good people who know their place in the worldwide effort to “save our planet!” Which means they must renounce the dirty fossil fuels they say will make them rich like America and Europe. I mean, fossil fuels are so damaging to our shared prosperity in our new Stakeholder world, right? People in Manhattan and London have just as much right as people in the Congo and Bolivia to say what the rules of industry are for the Congo and Bolivia because WE ARE THE STAKEHOLDER NOW!

Sure, some cynics might say that rich people from the developed world in reality just don’t want what they believe are “the limited stores of oil and gas left in the world,” to be “wasted” on building up Africa or other underdeveloped areas of the world.

But no no no, that cynicism is what Stakeholder Capitalism is supposed to put to rest. Don’t be cynical, because The Great Reset is all about equity, inclusion, AND anti-racism. Being good stewards of the environment, stopping climate change, and other words meant to make them look good is what it’s all about baby. It’s most definitely not about “creating a worldwide enforcement system funded by the richest and most powerful capitalists in the world to make themselves richer and more powerful.”

It’s also NOT about keeping undeveloped nations undeveloped so a cheap labor force can continue to be exploited in mines and factories. The new and purehearted “green economy” is about equity, clean air, buzzword, and another buzzword. So what if you can’t travel when and where and how you want? You will be safely made to take your medicine when you are told, and safely made to show your papers when you are told. No more scarey free speech and freedom to live as you choose! That’s old selfish extremist thinking. You must think the right safe thoughts. You must. No, really. YOU MUST.

In Great Reset Britian thinking the wrong thoughts Will Not Be Tolerated — Only thoughts Authorized By Official Fact Checkers are allowed (or something like that)

The Great Reset also includes some newer ideas for newer “problems,” like a system to be set up for worldwide coordinated reaction to health-based “emergencies.” I mean, you can’t have the common non-rich people making the rich nervous by breathing near them can you? If it is flu season we don’t nay WE WILL NOT ALLOW Sally the waitress to be able to breath properly if the person she is serving has a trust fund. What to speak of flying on the same plane. I mean private jets don’t grow on trees people. It’s so much simpler to make sure Sally is kept from causing any potential harm she might bring to Justin and Jules on their bi-weekly getaway to the islands. So a no-fly list for Sally is best. She can visit her sick Dad next year when the flu isn’t so bad. PRIORITIES PEOPLE! The Great Reset knows best.