Sometimes, We Do Need to ‘Reset’

January 4, 2021 Updated: January 5, 2021

Commentary

You’ve probably heard by now that there are a bunch of billionaires and elites (but I repeat myself) advocating for a global movement called the “Great Reset.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poetically dreams of revamping entire economic systems, to “actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality, and climate change.” But how will that happen if we dismantle the greatest system for combating inequality ever invented? Or destroy our greatest manner of preserving our environment (wealth)?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, between mandating the abject destruction of small businesses (but hypocritically exempting Hollywood’s production facilities) and demanding extreme social distancing with permanent face coverings while defiantly partying at posh restaurants with friends (all bare-faced and huggy-kissy), also spoke excitedly about this reset.

Prince Charles, likewise, speaks of this “golden opportunity” to revamp the entire world toward what the World Economic Forum sees as “necessary global governance,” dramatically distanced from nasty “nationalist backlash.”

What, exactly, is the demonstrable harm of nationalism, known in more sane circles as healthy competition and team pride? What’s next on their agenda—no more sporting events?

One has to ask, what makes them think they have all the answers? Is it pride, hubris, stupidity, or a combination of all three? CEO of Sompo Holdings Inc. Kengo Sakurada declared that capitalism, in its current iteration, “is not truly contributing to the well-being of humanity.” He demands we “reimagine” capitalism and consider “social sustainability and people’s well-being.”

How can someone with so much power and success be so very wrong? And why isn’t he laughed off the stage?

We confuse successful people with folks who care about humanity, and we ought to be careful with our misplaced trust.

We’ve been trained, in school, to have faith in authority—just not the Bible—rely on leaders—but only of the approved kind—and follow orders—despite our mother’s warnings, “If everyone was going to jump off a bridge, would you do that, too?”

Apparently, yes, mom, because you sent us to public schools, where we learned to do just that, typically. This is another reason to advocate for home education: liberated and critical thinking.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, famous for reversing his COVID-19 predictions and instructions based on politics, advises us all, “Now is the time to do what you are told to.” Coming from a doctor, it would make sense if he meant solely medical advice. But his blanket statement reveals a bit more of his suspicious personal agenda.

The leaders criticizing capitalism are offering various forms of socialism to replace it (as if there are differing forms of totalitarianism). American capitalism generated the greatest advancement of humanity, worldwide, in history, in the fastest time. World poverty has been substantially reduced and looks to be eliminated within two decades. Overall, worldwide health has also improved drastically.

Our betters desperately wish to convince us that capitalism is bad. Nationalism is bad. Competition is bad. Capitalism is like a game, really, much like Monopoly. It’s true that at the end of the game, one person has amassed so much wealth that everyone else “loses.” But are they all really losers? No. If they were, they wouldn’t have played the game. Everyone has benefited because they enjoyed playing the game. In fact, the end often results in a rematch, proving that there’s value in playing.

But George Soros and his ilk, after having played the game of capitalism and won, demand the rest of us quit, in order to save the planet.

They’re Monopoly winners who refuse all challengers. They’re the sore losers who took their balls and went home, so no one could play. If we just give up our dreams of private jet-setting, multimillion-dollar yachts, and personal chauffeurs (like they currently enjoy), the world would be so much better.

We must vehemently disagree. Make them exit stage left, first, and forfeit the game—they won’t. They advocate for everyone to be the same—but exempt themselves. When one of them relinquishes his death-grip on the jet, the yacht, the fancy dinners, and abides by his own dictates, that deserves some attention. But as long as the people advocating for higher taxes are not voluntarily paying higher taxes, defy your schooling and don’t trust a word they say.

People should want a chance, but those pretenders want status quo. Happy with where you are? Join them. But if you want your children to have the freedom to compete and succeed, like most of them did, it’s time to reset your way of trusting the wrong people.

The Great Reset should be in the minds of free people everywhere.

Sam Sorbo is an actress, talk radio hostess, and author of “They’re Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate.”

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.