Saturday, October 01, 2022
Dutch Farmers Protest Against Lockdowns And Globalism
Since the rise to prominence of The World Economic Forum which now claims to have penetrated the governments of all major nation and global corporations with its cultural Marxist ideology, governments in the liberal democracies have been openly revealing their subservience to the billionaire psychopaths of Big Finance, Big Pharma the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations, BlackRock and the military-financial-industrial complex behind the ‘Great Reset’, ‘New Normal’ or whichever other benign-sounding term is used to dress up the crisis and current restructuring of capitalism and the brutal impacts on the lives and incomes of ordinary people.
In late 2019 and early 2020 (due to collapsing financial markets immediately prior to COVID) and during the COVID era of lockdowns, mask mandates, forces closures of buinesses trillions of dollars were handed over, (via COVID-relief packages,) to elite interests while lockdowns and restrictions involving loss of income and jobs were imposed on ordinary people and small businesses. The winners were the global corporations like Amazon, Big Pharma and the tech giants. The losers were small enterprises, communities (Main Street is not just a place we go to buy stuff, it is a social hub too,) and the bulk of the population, deprived of their right to work and the entire panoply of civil rights their ancestors struggled for.
In August 2020, a report by the International Labour Organization stated that COVID policies had severely disrupted economies across the world with estimated losses of productivity equivalent to nearly 400 million full-time jobs in the second quarter of 2020.
The restrictions and closure of the global economy predictably hit the poor hardest – the 1.6 billion informal (low-income) economy workers, representing half the global workforce while the elites were unscathed.
In India, the effects of lockdown drove about 230 million people into poverty. A May 2021 report by Azim Premji University highlights how – to survive lockdown – the poorest 25% of households borrowed 3.8 times their median income, as against 1.4 times for the top 25%.
Meanwhile, the rich were well taken care of.
According to Left Voice:
“The Modi government handled the pandemic by protecting the profits of big business and prioritising the fortunes of billionaires over safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of workers.”
But this approach was not limited to India. Between April and July 2020, the total wealth held by billionaires around the world grew by 25% to $10+ trillion.
Due to financial COVID ‘relief packages’, governments are now under the thumb of global banking interests more than ever before and the post-COVID era is ushering in crushing austerity measures due to the complex terms on which loans were made, especially in Africa and the Global South where the poorest nations are found. This was the inevitable consequence of closing down the world economy as many of us inhabitants of Planet Reality warned, but our posts in internet forums are increasingly censored by big Tech because THE TRUTH is now calssed as misinformation and legal but harmful. The disastrous consequences of lockdowns wereomething that was known beforehand and devised to benefit the hegemonic interests of the World Economic Forum and their undemocratic geopolitical goals.RELATED: