by F. William Engdahl
The Unz Review
Important to understand is that there is not one single new or
original idea in
Klaus Schwab's so-called
Great Reset agenda for the
Nor is his Fourth
Industrial Revolution agenda his or his claim to having invented
the notion of Stakeholder Capitalism a product of Schwab.
Klaus Schwab is,
more than a slick PR agent for a global technocratic agenda, a
corporatist unity of corporate power with government, including the
UN, an agenda whose origins go back to the beginning of the 1970s,
and even earlier...
The Davos Great Reset is
merely an updated blueprint for a global dystopian dictatorship
under UN control that has been decades in development.
The key actors were
David Rockefeller and his protégé,
In the beginning of the 1970s, there was arguably no one person more
influential in world politics than the late David Rockefeller, then
largely known as chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank.
At the end of the 1960s and into the early 1970s, the international
circles directly tied to David Rockefeller launched a dazzling array
of elite organizations and think tanks.
Club of Rome
In 1968 David Rockefeller founded a neo-Malthusian think tank, The
Club of Rome, along with Aurelio Peccei and Alexander King.
Aurelio Peccei, was a
senior manager of the Fiat car company, owned by the powerful
Italian Agnelli family.
Agnelli was an intimate friend of David Rockefeller and a
member of the International Advisory Committee of Rockefeller's
Chase Manhattan Bank.
Agnelli and David
Rockefeller had been close friends since 1957.
Agnelli became a
founding member of David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission in
Alexander King, head
OECD Science Program was also a consultant to NATO.
That was the beginning of
what would become the neo-Malthusian "people pollute" movement.
In 1971 the Club of Rome published a deeply-flawed report, Limits to
Growth, which predicted an end to civilization as we knew it because
of rapid population growth, combined with fixed resources such as
The report concluded that
without substantial changes in resource consumption,
"the most probable
result will be a rather sudden and uncontrollable decline in
both population and industrial capacity."
It was based on bogus
computer simulations by a group of MIT computer scientists.
It stated the bold
"If the present
growth trends in world population, industrialization, pollution,
food production, and resource depletion continue unchanged, the
limits to growth on this planet will be reached sometime within
the next one hundred years."
That was 1971...
In 1973 Klaus Schwab in
his third annual
Davos business leader meeting invited Peccei to
Davos to present Limits to Growth to assembled corporate CEOs.
In 1974, the Club of Rome declared boldly,
"The Earth has cancer
and the cancer is Man."
"the world is facing
an unprecedented set of interlocking global problems, such as,
over-population, food shortages, non-renewable resource [oil-w.e.]
depletion, environmental degradation and poor governance."
They argued that,
restructuring of the world system is needed... drastic changes in
the norm stratum - that is, in the value system and the goals of
man - are necessary in order to solve energy, food, and other
crises, i.e., social changes and changes in individual attitudes
are needed if the transition to organic growth is to take place.
In their 1974 report,
Mankind at the Turning Point, The Club of Rome further argued:
interdependence between nations and regions must then translate
as a decrease in independence.
Nations cannot be interdependent
without each of them giving up some of, or at least
acknowledging limits to, its own independence.
Now is the time
to draw up a master plan for organic sustainable growth and
world development based on global allocation of all finite
resources and a new global economic system. [v]
That was the early
formulation of the
UN Agenda 21,
Agenda 2030 and the
2020 Davos Great
Rockefeller and Maurice Strong
By far the most influential organizer of Rockefeller's 'zero growth'
agenda in the early 1970s was David Rockefeller's longtime friend, a
billionaire oilman named Maurice Strong.
Canadian Maurice Strong was one of the key early propagators of the
scientifically flawed theory that man-made CO2 emissions from
transportation vehicles, coal plants and agriculture caused a
dramatic and accelerating global temperature rise which,
As chairman of the 1972
Earth Day UN Stockholm Conference, Strong promoted an agenda of
population reduction and lowering of living standards around the
world to "save the environment."
Strong stated his radical ecologist agenda:
"Isn't the only hope
for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?" [vi]
This is what is now
taking place under cover of a hyped global pandemic.
Strong was a curious choice to head a major UN initiative to
mobilize action on the environment, as his career and his
considerable fortune had been built on exploitation of oil, like an
unusual number of the new advocates of 'ecological purity,' such as
David Rockefeller or Robert O. Anderson of Aspen Institute or
Shell's John Loudon.
Strong had met David Rockefeller in 1947 as a young Canadian
eighteen and from that point, his career became tied to the network
of the Rockefeller family. [vii]
Through his new
friendship with David Rockefeller, Strong, at age 18, was given a
key UN position under UN Treasurer, Noah Monod.
The UN's funds were
conveniently enough handled by Rockefeller's Chase Bank. This was
typical of the model of "public-private partnership" to be deployed
by Strong - private gain from public government. [viii]
In the 1960s Strong had become president of the huge Montreal energy
conglomerate and oil company known as Power Corporation, then owned
by the influential Paul Desmarais.
Power Corporation was
reportedly also used as a political slush fund to finance campaigns
of select Canadian politicians such as Pierre Trudeau, father
of Davos protégé Justin Trudeau, according to Canadian
investigative researcher, Elaine Dewar. [ix]
Earth Summit I
and Rio Earth Summit
By 1971 Strong was named Undersecretary of the United Nations
in New York and Secretary General of the upcoming Earth Day
conference, United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
(Earth Summit I) in Stockholm, Sweden.
He was also named that
year as a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation - which financed his
launch of the Stockholm Earth Day project. [x]
In Stockholm the United
Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was created with Strong as its
By 1989 Strong was named by the UN Secretary General to head the
1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development or UNCED ("Rio
Earth Summit II").
He oversaw the drafting
of the UN "Sustainable Environment" goals there, the Agenda 21 for
Sustainable Development that forms the basis of Klaus Schwab's Great
Reset, as well as creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) of the UN. Strong, who was also a board member of
Davos WEF, had arranged for Schwab to serve as a key adviser to the
Rio Earth Summit.
As Secretary General of the UN Rio Conference, Strong also
commissioned a report from the Club of Rome,
The First Global Revolution, authored by
Alexander King which admitted that,
CO2 global warming claim was merely an invented ruse to force
"The common enemy of
humanity is man.
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the
idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water
shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill.
All these dangers are
caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed
attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome.
The real enemy then,
is humanity itself." [xi]
delegate to Rio, Tim Wirth, admitted the same, stating,
"We have got to ride
the global warming issue.
Even if the theory of
global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in
terms of economic policy and environmental policy." [xii]
At Rio, Strong first
introduced the manipulative idea of "sustainable society" defined in
relation this arbitrary goal of eliminating CO2 and other so-called
Agenda 21 became Agenda
2030 in Sept 2015 in Rome, with
the Pope's blessing,
It declared among other
"Land, because of its
unique nature and the crucial role it plays in human settlement,
cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by
individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of
ownership also is a principal instrument of accumulation and
concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social
Social justice, urban
renewal, and development, the provision of decent dwellings and
healthy conditions for the people can only 'be achieved if land
is used in the interests of society as a whole."
ownership must become socialized for "society as a whole," an
idea well-known in Soviet Union days, and a key part of the
Davos Great Reset.
At Rio in 1992 where he
was chairman and General Secretary, Strong declared:
"It is clear that
current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent
middle class - involving high meat intake, consumption of large
amounts frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels,
appliances, home and work place air-conditioning, and suburban
housing - are not sustainable." [xiii]
By that time Strong was
at the very center of,
the transformation of the UN into the vehicle
for imposing a new global technocratic "paradigm" by stealth, using
dire warnings of planet extinction and global warming, merging
government agencies with corporate power in an unelected control of
pretty much everything, under the cover of "sustainability."
In 1997 Strong oversaw
creation of the action plan following the Earth Summit, The Global
Diversity Assessment, a blueprint for the roll out of a Fourth
Industrial Revolution, an inventory of every resource on the planet,
how it would be controlled , and how this revolution would be
At this time Strong was co-chairman of Klaus Schwab's Davos World
In 2015 on Strong's death, Davos founder Klaus
"He was my mentor
since the creation of the Forum: a great friend, an
indispensable advisor and, for many years, a member of our
Foundation Board." [xv]
Before he was left UN
over an Iraq Food-for-Oil corruption scandal, Strong was,
the Club of Rome, Trustee of the Aspen Institute, Trustee of the
Rockefeller Foundation and Rothschild Foundation.
Strong was also a
director of the Temple of Understanding of the Lucifer Trust (aka
Lucis Trust) housed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New
"where pagan rituals
include escorting sheep and cattle to the alter for blessing.
Here, Vice President
Al Gore delivered a sermon, as worshippers
marched to the altar with bowls of compost and worms..."
This is the dark origin
of Schwab's Great Reset agenda where we should eat worms and have no
private property in order to,
"save the planet"...
The agenda is dark,
dystopian and meant to
eliminate billions of us "ordinary humans."
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Schwab, The World Economic Forum: A Partner in Shaping
History–The First 40 Years: 1971 – 2010, 2009, World
Economic Forum, p. 15,
Club of Rome Report, Mankind
at the Turning Point, 1974, cited in
The Club of
Rome, Mankind at the Turning
Point, 1974, quoted in Brent Jessop,
Mankind at the Turning Point
– Part 2 – Creating A One World Consciousness, accessed
Strong, Opening Speech to UN
Rio Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, 1992, accessed in
Dewar, Cloak of Green: The
Links between key environmental groups, government and big
business, Toronto, James Lorimer & Co., 1995, pp.
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