- Facts: A recent report from Oxfam is one of many that explain how the world’s richest people have seen their wealth grow significantly since the beginning of the pandemic, while most others have suffered a lot as a result of the pandemic.
- Reflect on: Why is money always presented as a problem or a solution? Does humanity have the potential to move beyond such a system and thrive? Do we have solutions to our problems? Is the problem that many solutions threaten the greed / control of authorities / companies?
ONE latest report by Oxfam shows that “the world’s ten richest men have seen their total fortune increase by half a trillion dollars since the pandemic began.” On the other hand, the majority of people have been led into “the worst job crisis in over 90 years with hundreds of millions of people now underemployed or out of work.” The report was entitled “Inequality Virus” and was published on the opening day of the World Economic Forums (WEF) ‘Davos Agenda’.
The WEF has been praised and criticized by many academics, politicians and journalists for their “Great Reset” initiative. An initiative that intends to roll out and is currently being rolled out, a series of major changes here on planet Earth in response to various, according to them, ‘crises’ we face such as climate change, terrorism and of course the covid pandemic. The criticism comes from the idea that ‘the forces that are’ use and have used global crises’ to put more money, power and control over humanity in the hands of the few, all under the guise of good will and necessity. Measures proposed include many things like 5G implementation, digital IDs, digital currency, universal income, abolition of privately owned property, mandatory vaccination, increased surveillance measures like tracking, face recognition and more. This comes along with a ‘ministry of truth’ that seems to be “fact checking” information pertaining to these topics. The censorship of alternative media and researchers sharing information that counteracts what we hear in the mainstream during this pandemic has been unprecedented.