Pandemic and Brave New World by Klaus Schwab

Aith the dramatic and rapid progress in the implementation of the New World Order, where the re-election of the puppet Macron, Young Global Leader, foal of Klaus Schwab, was already inscribed, we thought it was essential to share with you this long article of Kairos 54, which has just been released. Having dissected his book Covid-19: The Great Reset (or Great Reset) to synthesize the most important ideas and draw the global project of the author, this summary will allow the one who has neither the desire nor the time to read the indigestible work, to get an idea of the roadmap of the most powerful men. It’s not just a dystopia, it’s a program, slavishly implemented by those you thought you were electing. But remember, if you can read this article for free, it’s because others subscribe and support us, allowing the free press to continue to exist.

« The enemy we are fighting is invisible; our family, friends, and neighbors can all become sources of infection; those daily rituals we cherish, such as meeting a friend in a public place, can become vectors of transmission; and the authorities who try to protect us by enforcing containment measures are often seen as representatives of oppression(1) « .

When reading it, one thinks one is consulting Le Soir, Le Monde, TF1 or RTBF; listen to a government press conference, a newscast, follow the radio news. Covid-19: The Great Res et (TGR), is a mental model, a ready-to-think, an agenda, a bible of an ideology avatar and final apotheosis(2) of the one that has conquered our societies since the 1980s. Whether it was written by Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret, or by a large consulting firm, it bears witness to a unique way of thinking that permeates all circles of power and aims to conquer minds. 

 » As weenter July 2020, we are at a crossroads, the authors of Covid-19: The Great Reset argue in the preamble. Only one way will lead us to a better world: more inclusive, more equitable and more respectful of Mother Nature. « The attentive reader will rightly ask the question: what do the authors want in writing this book, is it a roadmap, a kind of future planning, or a reaction to the present situation, full of uncertain assumptions about the future? For the work seems to oscillate constantly between description and wishful thinking, explanation and the will to see it happen, enthusiasm and powerlessness. If the two signatories describe it as  » mainly explanatory » , providing suppositions, it resembles above all an agenda of intentions of which we are sure that the masters of the world will do everything possible to see them realized, admitting it moreover in the course of a sentence: this book provides  » many conjectures and ideas about what the post-pandemic world  could , and perhaps should look like » . It would indeed be too cynical to see in the dystopian nightmare described in TGR the work of a human will ready to unfold, and it remains preferable to present it behind this false uncertainty of a probable but undetermined future. Hence the recurrent use of possible opposites. 

In this controlled schizophrenia, this disturbing division between assumed will and feigned impotence, is written the desire to act quickly in a moment to be seized,  » our decisive moment » , a kind of diabolical Kairos: « We have to the possibilities of change and the new order that results from it are now unlimited and have no other brake than our imagination, for better or for worse . We don’t know who will decide the best or the worst:  » Societies could be on the verge of becoming more egalitarian or more authoritarian, or oriented towards more solidarity or more individualism, » says the head of the World Economic Forum, a forum that brings together the world’s largest destructive companies. But the analysis of the whole text draws, as we shall see, a probable and desired worst, considering that the negative and often disastrous consequences of their choices will be inevitable. 

Remember that the book is published in June 2020, just three months after the start of Covid and the first containment in Europe. 

The thought that unfolds there is not the consequence of a new experimentation, but a unique situation in which a representation of the world that has already been thought out — and that possesses the useful infrastructures — will be able to materialize. The prophet Schwab has already understood that Covid-19 constitutes a tipping point:  » Many of us are wondering when things will get back to normal. The short answer is: never « ; « A new world is going to emerge, and we must both imagine it and draw its contours. »

The authors speciously establish a causal link between the pandemic and its economic and social effects, as if the latter flowed naturally from the former, without taking into account the policy measures that link them, as if the visible hand of governments were the hand of God. Measures that could have been quite different, but in order to « bring about a new world », it was not necessary to have a manageable epidemic but a terrifying catastrophe(3), which, as it is explicitly stated, was only going to benefit a handful who had the means to seize the opportunity:  » In the U.S., Amazon and Walmart have hired 250,000 people to meet the increased demand and have built a massive infrastructure to provide online services. This acceleration in e‑commerce growth means that the online retail giants will likely emerge from the crisis even stronger than they were before the pandemic.  »

Full of certainty about the outcome of the « pandemic, » TGR warns that  » radical changes » will form a  » new normal. » Drawing on historical examples, the authors show how quarantines/confinements give and legitimize increased government power:  » From the word quaranta (which means « forty » in Italian), the idea of locking people up for 40 days was born without the authorities really understanding what they wanted to contain, but these measures were one of the first forms of « institutionalized public health » that helped legitimize the « accumulation of power » by the modern state « . Traveling between the propitious accident and the fortuitous opportunity, one cannot get rid of the impression that there is no contingency, but event. It doesn’t matter here where Covid-19 came from, they did what they wanted to do with it: the « plague » of the 21st century. « Plague » that will allow to give the State, indispensable structure to organize the « pandemic », superior powers. « If such profound social, political, and economic changes  have been able to  be brought about by the plague in the medieval world, could the Covid-19 pandemic mark the beginning of a similar turning point with lasting and dramatic consequences for our world today? »

No observer will have noticed the « error » in the above quotation, where, rather than seeing changes that were brought about by the plague (passive form), those writing see it as a possibility («  may have » ), an opportune situation to exploit. This analysis is confirmed by the fact that they know full well that the Covid does not represent a danger to humanity and that the dramatization is of the order of the spectacle:  » globally, in terms of the percentage of the world’s population affected, the coronavirus crisis is (so far) one of the least deadly pandemics the world has seen in the past few decades. The last 2,000 years. In all likelihood, unless the pandemic evolves in unforeseen ways, the health and mortality consequences of Covid-19 will be mild compared to previous pandemics. By the end of June 2020 (while the epidemic still rages in Latin America, South Asia, and much of the United States), Covid-19 has killed less than 0.006% of the world’s population. To put this low figure into context in terms of mortality, the Spanish flu killed 2.7% of the world’s population « .

So they had to play on the equivocation, feed it, they didn’t know but chose the voice of the worst:  » The high degree of uncertainty that currently surrounds Covid-19 makes it incredibly difficult to accurately assess the risk it poses » ;  » Since the start of the pandemic, we have been bombarded daily with an endless stream of data, but as of June 2020, about six months into the epidemic, our knowledge is still very incomplete and, as a result, we still don’t really know how dangerous Covid-19 is. « Rather than relativizing the disease, they put all the ingredients in place to make it terrible. In fact,  » the ‘sanitary measures’ imposed for the last 18 months are radically contrary to what we knew we had to implement to effectively manage an epidemic » . They should never have disrupted normal social functioning and should have implemented a strong public health policy(4).


« With the economic emergency responses to the pandemic now in place, the opportunity can be seized to make the kind of institutional changes and policy choices that will set economies on a new course »(5).

Only a pandemic could ensure the global management of all countries as one large enterprise and allow the establishment of the New Order ‘s own world government : « The 7 billion people who live on our planet no longer live in a hundred separate boats [pays]; they live in 193 cabins on the same boat.  » Klaus Schwab quoting Kishore Mahbubani, an academic and former diplomat from Singapore. In his own words, this is one of the biggest transformations ever. In 2020, he expanded on this metaphor in the context of the pandemic, writing,  » If we are now 7.5 billion people on top of each other on a cruise ship infected with the virus, does it make sense to clean and scrub only our personal cabins while ignoring the outside corridors and air ducts, through which the virus travels? The answer is clearly no. However, that’s what we did… Since we are now in the same boat, humanity must take care of the world boat as a whole.  »

In Covid-19: The Great Reset, they feign surprise at the horrors this world has created, as if it took Covid to reveal them: » The first effect of the pandemic has been to amplify the gargantuan issue of social injustice by highlighting the shocking disparities between the degrees of risk faced by different social classes. « While it is the policies that WEF advocates that have made this world: » In a surprising and sudden reversal, the idea, which would have been anathema just a few years ago, that governments can promote the public good while runaway, unsupervised economies can wreak havoc on social welfare, may now become the norm. On the dial that measures the continuum between government and markets, the needle has undoubtedly moved to the left. « We have now reached the era of perfect symbiosis between capitalism and communism. The governmental structures were the transmission belts allowing the implementation of a New World Order, they were indispensable to them:  » Only governments had the power, capacity and scope to make such decisions, without which economic calamity and complete social collapse would have prevailed. « On March 21, 2022, the Think Tank Business Roundtable (Apple, Visa, General Motors, JPMorgan, Walmart, United Airlines, Paypal, American Express, Alphabet, Amazon, Blackrock, BP, Boston Consulting Group…), received Joe Biden, who was clear about his objectives:  » Now things are changing. There will be a new world order and we must lead it. And we must unite the rest of the free world to do so.  »

One would have thought that they would tackle tax havens and financial crime… Not at all. The Covid-19 policy has enriched the largest multinationals as never before, favored the bankers, and deepened inequality and misery. While the globalization of the pre-covid era was responsible for millions of deaths and the widening of inequalities, TGR recites the fable of the  » it was good before, it will be even better after » , apart from the « ravages » that he evokes:  » Globalization (…) has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty .


The object of a simulation a few months before its implementation in the real world (Z event 2021(6)), the Covid-19 event was also the perfect element to concentrate all the « struggles » and to ensure the perpetuation of the submission of the masses:  » Covid-19 reminded us that the biggest problems we face are global in nature. Whether it’s pandemics, climate change, terrorism or international trade, these are all global issues that we can only address, and whose risks can only be mitigated, collectively.  » (…)  » At first glance, the pandemic and the environment might seem like distant cousins, but they are much closer and more intertwined than we think « … which makes it possible to understand why from the beginning the European institutions have spoken of Green Pass; we will pass from Covid to climate by « contagion » , even if these are only postures, of the business as usual, a  » considerable opportunity » disguised as imperative necessity » . The New World Order will be made with the WHO at the top of the list,  » the only organization capable of coordinating a global response to the pandemic » , as Bill Gates says, quoted in the book:  » Their work slows the spread of Covid-19, and if that work is stopped, no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO more than ever. « In sum, failure, taken as an example, as well as strategic incapacity, will serve to justify the complete end of what remained of national sovereignty. They also plan to politically « sacrifice » the politicians of the Covid era, which will justify the transfer of power to supranational actors like the WHO, and they hope that the people will demand it:  » It is precisely this failure of global governance that Covid-19 depicts. « And the authors condition the « restart (7) « to this international cooperation. 

The time of hyperconnectivity will have enabled the Covid-19 scenario:  » More than half (52%) of the world’s population is now connected, compared to less than 8% 20 years ago; in 2019, more than 1.5 billion smartphones — symbol and vector of speed that allows us to be reachable anywhere and at any time have been sold in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) now connects 22 billion devices in real time, from cars to hospital beds, from power grids to water station pumps, to kitchen ovens and agricultural irrigation systems. This number is expected to reach 50 billion or more by 2030. « The authors push the comparison of the speed of deployment of these technological advances with that of Covid, as if Covid were also a product of the system: » Nothing illustrates this more vividly than the breakneck speed at which Covid-19 advanced in March 2020. In less than a month, following the maelstrom caused by the dizzying speed at which the pandemic engulfed most of the world, it seems that a whole new era has begun to take shape. « The perfidy is pushed to the point of showing its cards shamelessly: « thehings tend to change gradually at first, then all at once. Expect the same for the « macro » reset. « Warned in time, the guinea pigs of this planetary social engineering would certainly have refused the menu of the world that was presented to them, but the progressiveness proper to the manipulation of the masses nipped at the heels of the crowds, ready to follow their executioner-savior. 

The writing of this book just three months after the onset of the pandemic, with astonishing clarity, demonstrates that the Covid-19 event becomes part of a system, takes shape and accompanies it. It does more than outline the need for people to obey new rules and behaviors, and points to the essential need for a global web of control, capable of ensuring the obedience necessary for the continuation of the project, disguised under health pretexts.  » A pandemic is a complex adaptive system made up of many different components or information (…) For this reason, it can and should be viewed as a « living network » that adapts to changing conditions (…) The management (containment, in this particular case) of a complex adaptive system requires continuous real-time collaboration (…).… To give a general and oversimplified example, containing the coronavirus pandemic will require a global surveillance network capable of identifying new outbreaks as soon as they occur (…) It will also accentuate one of the greatest societal and individual challenges affected by technology: privacy. We will see how contact tracing has an unparalleled capacity and a near-essential place in the arsenal needed to combat Covid-19, while also being capable of becoming a mass surveillance tool. « (…) « The pandemic could usher in an era of active health surveillance made possible by location-sensing smartphones, facial recognition cameras and other technologies that identify sources of infection and track the spread of a disease in near real time.  »

They knew even before Covid that an unprecedented economic crisis was coming:  » The global economic catastrophe we are facing today is the most severe since 1945; in terms of sheer speed, it is unprecedented in history. Although it does not match the calamities and absolute economic despair that societies have experienced in the past, it has significant characteristics that are disturbingly similar « . This « uncanny similarity, » despite Covid-19 being  » the least deadly epidemic in history ,  » has led to a form of controlled resignation: » History shows that epidemics have been at the origin of great reinitializations of the economy and social fabric of countries. Why should it be different with Covid-19? « , and « to accompany » the economic collapse:  » Covid-19 caused a crisis of supply and demand that led to the sharpest drop in the world economy in over 100 years. As economist Kenneth Rogoff warned about the pandemic: « It all depends on how long it takes, but if it lasts, it will certainly be the mother of all financial crises. « We could therefore use a conjuring trick to make people believe that Covid-19 was the cause of the financial crisis. 

It was necessary to organize the ignorance, that we learn nothing and that the questions multiply, leaving those who wanted to say something else and reassure us in the impossibility of doing it. Bill Gates’ foal, Peter Piot, cited in the book as  » one of the world’s leading virologists, » will say nothing else:  » The more we learn about the coronavirus, the more questions are raised. »

From the beginning, despite all their « uncertainties », the « decision-makers » did not doubt for a single moment the only remedy to bring to the evil:  » The next hurdle is the political challenge of vaccinating enough people around the world (collectively, we are as strong as the weakest link) with a high enough compliance rate despite the rise of the anti-vaccine crowd.  »


« Most people, fearing the danger posed by Covid-19, will ask: Is it not foolish not to harness the power of technology as a means of helping us when we are victims of an epidemic and faced with a life-and-death issue? They will then be willing to give up much of their privacy and agree that, in such circumstances, public power can legitimately override individual rights. » 

« With the pandemic, the « digital transformation » that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without knowing exactly what it means, has found its catalyst. » 

Inevitable consequences or happy boons, it is difficult to distinguish when our two authors describe the post-Covid effects. It is obvious that they know that the Great Reset will require « creative destruction ». For the two are subsequently combined: when we destroy, we erect the new. From the controlled chaos, from the dust, their best of all worlds is built. 

The shock therapy of Covid-19 will have indeed allowed to set up or accelerate opportune  » strategic investments » and to  » take the digital high-speed train » (8) so much awaited:  » In the space of just one month, it has become apparent that many companies have leapt forward several years in terms of technology adoption. This advance was well received by digital enthusiasts, but much less so by others (sometimes catastrophically so). Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella observed that the demands of social and physical distancing have created a world of « remote everything, » bringing forward the adoption of a wide range of technologies by two years, while Google CEO Sundar Pichai marveled at the impressive leap in digital activity, predicting a « significant and long-lasting » effect on sectors as diverse as work, education, shopping, medicine and online entertainment.  »

While the confinement and the « social distancing » favored digitalization and virtual relationships, the pharmaceutical multinationals were busy preparing a product falsely called « vaccine » in the greatest haste, with a Europe that exempted them beforehand from the responsibilities regarding the risks inherent in such a haste. Knowing that what they would destroy would not come back, they conditioned, in a fabulous lie, the economic recovery and the return « to the life before » , in a blackmail of the sting:  » In the coming months, the unemployment situation is bound to deteriorate further, for the simple reason that it cannot improve significantly until a sustained economic recovery is underway. This will not happen until a vaccine or treatment is found « .

Their robot company was already in the bins, but, and they know it, what the robot replaces, the man loses it, in all logic:  » In all likelihood, the pandemic-induced recession will trigger a sharp increase in labor replacement, meaning that physical labor will be replaced by robots and « smart » machines, which in turn will cause lasting and structural changes in the labor market. « (9) Automation, accelerated by Covid, will save workers time in the short term and fire them in the medium term:  » RPA (robotic process automation) solutions have helped some hospitals disseminate Covid-19 test results, saving nurses up to three hours of work per day  » at the expense of a probable increase in unemployment » … Confinement and fear will make them ask what they would never have wanted of themselves and which the catastrophe will accentuate:  » Consumers may prefer automated services to face-to-face interactions for some time to come, so what is currently happening with call centers will inevitably happen in other industries. « Automation anxiety » is therefore set for a revival, which the economic recession will make worse. « States and individuals will have dug their own graves. 

Klaus Schwab’s recipe for tomorrow’s world is made up of artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, automation, robots, biotechnology, telemedicine, drone delivery, virtual meetings, digital schools, the contactless economy(10), e‑sports. (169). The end of what makes us human, sensitive and gregarious beings:  » Driving to a family reunion away from home for the weekend (the WhatsApp family group is not as fun, but again, safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly) or even attending a university lecture (not as satisfying, but cheaper and more convenient).  » ;  » The trend seems clear: the world of education, like other industries, will become partly virtual.  » (…)  » The pandemic could prove to be a boon for online education.  »

Recipe that the pandemic will have  » supercharged » :  » the pandemic will further accelerate innovation, catalyzing technological changes already underway (comparable to the amplifying effect it has had on other underlying global and national issues) and « supercharging » any digital enterprise or the digital dimension of any enterprise.  »

The massacre of the middle class will be accompanied by the massacre of those who have already been victims of this world for centuries, namely the working classes and the countries now called « emerging » and « poor and over-indebted », the latter taking the brunt:  » For them, this crisis will take on enormous proportions and it will take years to get out of it, with considerable economic damage rapidly translating into social and humanitarian pain. « (…) « It could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe and food crisis » (…) « Either way, the consequences of these risks will be greater instability and even chaos. » (…) « In the years to come, as the pandemic inflicts suffering on a global scale, the dynamics are likely to go in only one direction for the world’s poorest and most fragile countries: from bad to worse. In short, many states with fragility factors are at risk of failure.  »

These upheavals will be accompanied by social unrest, as the Davos Forum has already predicted:  » The societal upheaval triggered by Covid-19 will last for years, if not generations. The most immediate and visible impact is that many governments will be taken to task, with much anger directed at policymakers and politicians whose responses to the management of Covid-19 have seemed inappropriate or ill-prepared. « They are not afraid of the revolt, they have already anticipated it… it will allow them to sell their New Order.  » One of the most profound dangers of the post-pandemic era is social unrest. In extreme cases, it could lead to societal disintegration and political collapse. Countless studies, articles and warnings have highlighted this particular risk, based on the obvious observation that when people have no job, no income and no prospect of a better life, they often resort to violence. « The authors are even cynically lucid:  » Inequality could therefore decrease, but if history is any guide, this optimistic scenario is unlikely to prevail if it is not preceded by significant social unrest .

Walk or die:  » Those who have fallen behind and missed the high-speed digital train will have a hard time adapting and surviving » (…)  » The « micro » reset will force every company in every sector to experiment with new ways of doing business, working and operating. Those who try to go back to the old way will fail. Those who adapt with agility and imagination will eventually turn the Covid-19 crisis to their advantage. « It is the infernal cycle of fear that feeds change that feeds fear: » In one form or another, social and physical distancing measures are likely to persist after the end of the pandemic itself, justifying the decision of many companies from different industries to accelerate automation. Over time, lingering concerns about technological unemployment will fade as companies focus on the need to restructure the workplace to minimize close human contact. « In the blink of an eye, they will have succeeded in generating the false solution (« social distancing ») to a minor problem (coronavirus) that they have presented as serious, generating fear and promoting new « solutions » (automation) to adapt to the world without contacts that they have set up: » Automation technologies are particularly well suited to a world in which humans cannot be too close to each other or are willing to reduce their interactions. Our persistent and perhaps lasting fear of being infected by a virus (that of Covid-19 or other) will therefore accelerate the relentless march of automation, especially in the fields most sensitive to it. In 2016, two Oxford academics concluded that up to 86% of restaurant jobs, 75% of retail jobs, and 59% of entertainment jobs could be automated by 2035. These three industries are among the hardest hit by the pandemic, and it is in these industries that automation, for reasons of hygiene and cleanliness, will be a necessity that will, in turn, further accelerate the transition to more technology and more digital « .

Covid-19 is the self-fulfilling prophecy, the timely « pandemic », a silver platter to lead us to accelerate the emergence of a techno-totalitarian world where those who were already winning will surpass themselves by crushing the others. « It’s no accident that companies like Alibaba, Amazon, Netflix or Zoom have emerged as ‘winners’ from these confinements » (…) « It’s only natural that they are the main beneficiaries of the pandemic. » No, it is not a coincidence, Herr Schwab. It is « natural ». As  » these small businesses [qui] will suffer disproportionately as they struggle to survive the closures imposed by containment (or severe downsizing) and avoid bankruptcy. If they are forced to operate at reduced capacity with even tighter margins, many will not survive. « (…) « Take restaurants. This industry has been hit by the pandemic to such an extent that it is not even clear how the restaurant industry will ever recover. » (…) « In France and the UK, several industry voices estimate that up to 75% of independent restaurants may not survive the containment and subsequent social distancing measures. « So do not think that your submission will be rewarded, it will only hasten your downfall. 

 » If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face… forever » (George Orwell). 

Alexandre Penasse

Notes et références
  1. Toutes les citations reprises dans ce texte, sauf mention contraire, sont tirées du livre de Klaus Schwab et Thierry Malleret, Covid-19 : La grande réinitialisation.
  4. Voir
  5. L’auteur ajoute « plus juste et plus vert », mais ce n’est, nous le verrons, que de l’enfumage.
  7. Le verbe est entouré de guillemets, cf p.96.
  10. Cf. p.128, note de bas de page.

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