Globalism, Corporatism and the Great Green Reset Scam
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.
Globalism and corporatism are at the core of what is the “Great Reset” and plans of elites to grab control. Green energy is but the vehicle to get there.
If you want to understand what’s really happening in the world, and specifically, the world of energy, one needs only to watch what elites do as opposed to what they say. By this, I’m not taking about their hypocrisy. We do far too much of that, which accomplishes precisely nothing because elites are proud of their hypocrisy, as it demonstrates their being so important as to be above the rules and throws us off the real scent of corruption. And, corruption there is with all globalism. It is endemic throughout the ruling gentry class and that’s what we need to understand and defeat.
There is a fascinating example of what I’m talking about and it is this report from a foreign group called Reclaim Finance. It is all about what big banks are really doing as opposed to what they’re saying about global warming. It is the work of extremists who say this is their mission:
Reclaim Finance was founded in March 2020 with one simple mission: making finance work for the climate. Since then, we have grown from strength to strength, expanding our team as we strive to shift the world’s largest financial institutions away from fossil fuels. We now number close to 20 staff members across research and campaigning, communications and administration. Our team, directed by Goldman prize winner Lucie Pinson, has backgrounds in a variety of sectors – such as finance, public administration, non-profits and law – and is united by our desire for a financial system working for people and planet. Headquartered in Paris, we have employees around the world from London to California.
Our staff team is supported by an experienced Board of Directors, who have together spent more than 60 years working in NGOs on environmental and climate finance issues.
Notice the emphasis on “climate finance.” While the goal is conveyed superficially as one of denying capital fossil fuels exploration and development, there is already the implicit intention to finance “green energy” replacements. That is to say Reclaim Finance is part of the plan for someone—namely elites—to rob trillions in green rent from ratepayers and taxpayers, using big bank’s to finance the thievery for big returns themselves.
Read the report and you’ll find it is essentially pushing big banks to do ever more in the way of ESG and green energy finance. How to do that? Easy, by embarrassing the banks with the facts showing fossil fuel divestment is a scam and a key part of globalism. It is a mirage and always has been as I explained here several years ago now in regard to Rockefellers and their investments in Communist China. The Reclaim Finance report seeks to expose some of this, not much to halt the scam as to use it for leverage to get more money for the great green reset and perpetuate ever more globalism, corporatism and elitist control. Consider this table from the document:
Yes, BlackRock—Larry Fink’s company, the biggest promoter of ESG out there—is still heavily invested in fossil fuels; simply because it has to be to deliver returns to the those who invest in it. There is no choice. Larry can prattle on about ESG because that’s the ticket for his control of things and it promises immense grifting opportunities but you still have to make some real money the old fashioned way because government is fickle and green energy, after all, is only a quick raid on the refrigerator. It has no long-term future.
It’s not that hard to figure this stuff out if you watch the machinations of globalism carefully and know what questions to ask. The first big question is always about who is paying. The answer, as usual, is behind several doors. Reclaim Finance, and the report itself, was financed by private foundations, including one called the Sunrise Foundation. A quick visit to its website and its annual reports shows it is, in turn, funded by a third NGO called the Oak Foundation. It has funded, in a big way, organizations such as Rockefeller Philanthropies, 350.org (another Rockefeller outfit), the Duke University Nicholas School (producer of anti-fracking junk science), the NRDC (yet more Rockefeller), the Energy Foundation (majorly funded by solar investor Nat Simons) and Tides (Teresa Heinz Kerry’s non-profit political money laundering operation).
But, that’s the most important thing here. These two items from Influence Watch‘s report are what’s really significant:
In 2018, Oak gave $1 million to ClimateWorks Foundation “to support the greening of the Belt and Road Initiative,” a global trade infrastructure project pushed by Chinese leader Xi Jinping to link the communist country with the rest of Eurasia. Oak Foundation has also given grants to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Global Environmental Institute in support of Belt and Road-related activities.
British-born businessman Alan M. Parker, currently living in Geneva, Switzerland with an estimated net worth of about $2 billion, is the founder and main funder of the Oak Foundation. He was an accountant and key early partner of the Hong Kong-based firm Duty Free Shoppers (today DFS Group) which retails luxury goods in major airports and resorts worldwide. Parker eventually became the CFO of the DFS Group as well as its third largest shareholder.
The Oak Foundation, in other words, has been closely allied with the Chinese Communist Party and is a big-time investor. He is, in fact, the big guy behind the Brunswick Group, which is the epitome of globalism. He’s got a very agenda, too, which is articulated here. Consider these excerpts from his writing Emphasis added):
There is no longer a singular public opinion, but a galaxy of views, beliefs, opinions and facts that surface and swirl on every topic. They may be billions of individual dots but the way we are all connected to single events live, as they happen, intensifies and amplifies those feelings through the echo chambers of modern media…
The connectivity of people and ideas is directly connected to the second transformative power—the business of capturing data and using analytics at scale. The sheer volume of data that can be captured is multiplying by the billions in the internet of things…
For many businesses this has coalesced around demand for the evolving ESG metrics. As a revolution it is interesting because it is not just bottom-up; there are pitchforks in the hands of the aristocrats as well. Asset owners are pushing asset managers to be, at minimum, more cognisant of the externalities of their investments. ESG is still fundamentally a set of risk metrics for investors—but they are being used by investors to push for and permit change in corporate behaviour. And the money is already moving fast. In the space of a single quarter—from Q4 2020 to Q1 2021—the value of assets under management committed to achieving net zero jumped from $9 trillion to $32 trillion.
This is just the start. The next generation of data will enable a much fuller and more detailed analysis of any organisation’s total external impacts. This will influence fund managers’ decision-making even more significantly…
The pressure is growing partly because of the massive growth in data bringing them to life and partly because it is being shared so effectively with individuals and communities that will mobilise to deliver change. The perceived failure to deliver progress creates a bottleneck of pressure that is concentrating energy even more.
For businesses, these new dynamics impact all stakeholder groups. Many institutions, as well as even regulators and politicians, are becoming more animated or activist. Every stakeholder group is seeking to define itself more powerfully by taking a stand on a much wider range of issues.
For leadership, it has now become essential to be clear on your corporate position. But the new demand is not just a point of view about what you want to say; it is for action, which is a big change in itself.
The above speaks to the social revolution, but what of the impact on politics?
Sadly, politics has been woefully ineffective in dealing with so many of these major problems. So an erosion of public trust that started decades ago continues to grow.
Politicians are seen not to have delivered solutions on climate change or the environment, on the huge inequalities of race or gender. Amid the pandemic few politicians or administrations have been seen as successful; instead they have looked overwhelmed, bungling or outright dangerous.
Historically, these pressures for societal change remained in the political arena and rarely crossed into the business world. In many ways business was happy to stay in a different world and politicians, for their part, could blame them from afar.
Who will the world turn to for solutions?
The focus is naturally turning to the people who are seen to have vast resources and great competence to deliver. Business was already being more directly linked to the major societal issues because of the world’s increasing ability to better understand and measure their externalities. Just as businesses are seen to have played a role in creating the issues we all face, now they are increasingly also seen as a potential part of the solution. It is businesses that have created the lifesaving vaccines, it is businesses that have kept food stores open, and delivered goods and services to our houses and screens. The ratings for business and business leaders have gone up for the first time in decades…
They are doing the unimaginable. It may well be in partnership with academia or it may well be partly funded by government, as Apple was originally. But business is most likely to create the new greener energy. It will create new jobs in new industries, the next set of wonder drugs to deal with cancer and Alzheimer’s. So it can create change through transformational applications of new technologies but it can also create significant social change just through its way of doing business.
All of us know that virtually any company can create some degree of greater diversity and inclusion if it really commits to it. We can all lighten our carbon footprint even if only a few of us can create a greener energy…
Recognising that business is ceasing to be a separate and purely financially driven exercise in our societies is a big jump forward. So many companies we work with are now past the phase of mitigating or handling the impact of these changes; they are seeing the opportunities in this era of transformation.
Much of this shift has started quite recently but already Milton Friedman’s free enterprise philosophy looks quite outdated in a world of cataclysmic climate change, growing inequality and nationalism re-emerging. There seems no doubt that the new order of stakeholder capitalism is here to stay.
This plays out in very different ways in different parts of the world, European capitalism is still different from UK, American or Asian capitalism and now the new Chinese capitalism is a major factor in all our lives. All of which now has to be factored in and all of which keeps moving.
In a number of markets, we are already seeing a response to the scale of business and its social influence. In the tech sector the politicians and regulators are clearly challenging the major platforms, not just on their market dominance but their role in being the guardians of the internet, a role the regulators clearly feel that they should play. In the same way, we are seeing increasing legislation on producer responsibilities, so self-regulation and neo-liberal views of Friedrich Hayek are clearly on the wane. So business is now also seeing the arc of popular sentiment playing out in the increasing activism of its staff, its regulators and the whole raft of its stakeholders.
Leadership has always needed to see what customers, suppliers or investors see or even feel. It is a new thought that a CEO has to not only understand but empathise with an NGO, an employee’s or a regulator’s point of view. We now see leadership having to process all these different, and often conflicting, views into their decisions in order to carry the necessary support of their stakeholders…
So the call has moved beyond individual company change, to addressing broader issues in society and, in many cases, systemic change. The actions of many leading companies are showing what is possible.
Business has visibly risen to many challenges; through the pandemic we have seen how agile and effective corporate engagement can be. It has responded on many fronts with inspiring examples of creativity and positive action. We are seeing that business, at its best, is one of the greatest forces for progress on the planet. But we have to be at our best to meet today’s challenges. In many cases this means urgent action. The call for climate action is no longer about setting out plans for 2030, it is about what can you do by 2030.
Peter Drucker pictured a well-educated Sumerian, who had worked on those transformative irrigation canals, looking at where we are now and saying to us, “A time such as was mine and such as is yours, a time of true technological revolution, is not a time for exultation. It is not a time for despair either. It is a time for work and for responsibility.”
It is an absolutely amazing essay in globalism by a man who plainly rejects the laws of economics in favor of political control by big banks and other rich elites of globalism; in other words himself. He’s a wannabe emperor who, from the perch of big business, wants to control the state and, with it, all of us. He’s a fascist. He wants a merger of big business and the state such as Mussolini created, only this time the corporatists will call the shots. He’s the Great Reset personified, another Klaus Schwab or Bill Gates, if you will. He wants to rule with Chin’s Xi at his side, both hoping to exploit the other until the tragic divorce takes place. Better that we understand and defeat both now.
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