The following article features a video conversation between Russell Brand and Indian scholar and environmentalist, Vandana Shiva. It was republished by The Defender on December 9, 2021.
In the 9-minute interview, Brand and Shiva talks about The Great Reset and what it means for the future of humanity. Shiva remarks that the “Reset” is “a project of extermination”. She says, “If you are creating conditions for most of humanity to not meet their basic needs, and creating a condition in which they can’t exercise their fundamental right to clean air, food, water, freedom, education or mobility … it’s an idea of dispensability equal to the idea of extermination”.
Editor’s Note: Even though this article is now over three months old, it remains relevant to us today as we are now witnessing this Great Reset encroaching upon our lives [Read Public Seminar Episode 29: The Great Reset is Here, The Great Reset is Accelerating into Global Tyranny, Is Ukraine’s Digital ID System a Blue Print for WEF’s Great Reset?, Canada School of Public Service panel proposes digital IDs tied to vaccine passports].
Did anyone of us elect our government leaders to bring us towards The Great Reset? Was anyone even asked if you wanted a Reset? Was anyone informed of what this Reset means?
While it is true that our pre-COVID life had its own issues, we were already on the verge of massive changes as many people were already awakening to the importance of caring for our environment, focusing on strengthening local economic systems, and prioritizing citizen welfare. All of these were erased during COVID and were replaced with paranoia and cancel culture [see UNDP: Human development to decline this year for the first time since 1990, NEDA: 1 year of online learning will result in PHP 11 trillion loss in productivity over the next 40 years, Total tyranny: This is our future if we do not stop lockdowns, ‘Let them die’: Canada’s largest newspaper promotes hostility toward the unvaccinated, The real threat is authoritarianism, not COVID].
How can we even believe that this Great Reset will benefit everyone when we are already seeing this early that this “new world” they are envisioning will put a majority of the world’s population into a state close to slavery? If world leaders are choosing to push through with this “new world order” by curtailing basic freedoms such as the capacity to breathe fresh air, to work and study without being discriminated against based on our medical status, to travel freely, then how can we expect that this new order will be just and equitable?