Personality of the week: Anal K Schwab
Anal K Schwab (German pronunciation: [klaʊs ˈmaʁtiːn ʃvaːp]; born 30 March 1938) is a German engineer and economist best known as the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. His wife and first collaborator, Hilde, co-founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship with him.
In 1971, Schwab founded the European Management Forum, which in 1987 became the World Economic Forum, as a not-for-profit foundation committed to improving the state of the world. He founded the WEF in 1971, the same year in which he published Moderne Unternehmensführung im Maschinenbau (Modern Enterprise Management in Mechanical Engineering). In that book, he argued that the management of a modern enterprise must serve not only shareholders but all stakeholders (die Interessenten), to achieve long-term growth and prosperity. Schwab has championed the multistakeholder concept since the WEF’s inception.
In 2015, the WEF was formally recognised by the Swiss Government as an “international body”. Under Schwab’s management, the WEF has been keen to promote its image as a driver for reconciliation efforts in different parts of the world, acting as a catalyst of numerous collaborations and international initiatives.
In 1998, Schwab and his wife founded the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, another NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland.In 2004, Schwab created a new foundation using the US$1 million prize money from the Dan David Prize he received that year from Israel. The Forum of Young Global Leaders aims to create a dynamic global community of exceptional people (under 40) with the vision, courage and influence to drive positive change in the world.
In 2011, he founded the Global Shapers Community, a global network of local communities, or “hubs”, of young people aged 20 to 30 who are exceptional in their potential, achievements and drive to make a contribute to their communities. As of 9 June 2020, there are 421 Hubs with 9,731 Shapers.
The Great Reset & conspiracy theories
At the heart of the Great Reset Conspiracy, a theory that global elites are using the covid pandemic to establish a New World Order (NWO), is a confluence of fears brought forward by the pandemic, including economic, health, and the long standing notion of elites enslaving humanity. …. The words of Prince Charles on June 3rd, 2020 to encourage the “resetting” of the global economy and humanity’s response to potentially cataclysmic climate change, did not evoke a movement, but instead served as the “proof” of the beginning of a New World Order (NWO). …. The words “the Great Reset” have now been uttered by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and conspiracists have re-interpreted President Joe Biden’s campaign slogan “Build Back Better,” as proof that the global elites are using the pandemic as their opportunity to establish the NWO.
In a 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) video, the founder of WEF Schwab, among others, made predictions regarding life in 2030. Conspiracists use a key phrase within Schwab’s prediction, “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy. This is how our world could change by 2030,” as one of the foundational pieces of evidence for their theories about The Great Reset…. The video was initially tweeted by the WEF, but that tweet has since been deleted. During the summer of 2020 the video resurfaced as the conspiracy developed. According to the theory’s adherents, Covid is being used by the elites specifically to enact their global takeover. By halting the economy and “forcing” people to stay within their homes, they have, allegedly created laws, that are an opening step towards the enslavement of all.
The belief is that while people are in isolation and unemployed the various governments will try to alleviate our fears by eliminating all debt… . In doing so the powerful cabal of elites will takeover the ownership of homes, businesses, and all real estate. Since people will continue to work out of their homes, they will “rent” these spaces and not own them, as well as all of the belongings within. With the Great Reset, conspiracists believe that the policies enacted during the pandemic, changes to immigration, and political coordination to combat climate change provide the foundation for a global communist society one that will eliminate individual countries and nations. Resistance to Covid policies are promoted by Great Reset conspiracists as the first step in saving each nation from this fate. These ideas of the rise of communist society or NWO being linked to the economy, are also attributed, by the conspiracists to the founder of WEF. Schwab explained in a 2019 Time magazine article the various forms of capitalism that the world can choose from to best assist future generations. Schwab has been promoting a form of “stakeholder capitalism” for decades and argues in his article that this form of capitalism best addresses the needs of a world facing social and environmental challenges. In his words, stakeholder capitalism “positions private corporations as trustees of society.” Schwab and the WEF’s initial video on the great reset were largely ignored until the pandemic, when Fox Business, Fox News, and Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, began to present it as a tool to destroy capitalism and the Western world. After Biden’s victory, the Great Reset conspiracy began to explode on forums and social media. Soon conservative media were focusing on the Great Reset as a conspiracy, as a result of the Covid pandemic. Fox’s Laura Ingraham, conservative political commentator Candance Owens and Sky News’s James Delingpole have all promoted the notion that the Great Reset as the leading threat to capitalism.
Anti-Covid and anti-vaxx protests and forums are rife with discussion of and mobilization against the Great Reset conspiracy. Those attempting to stop the so-called globalist elites frame their movements within the language of saving the sovereignty of their country.