The parallels between the modern globalists’ dream of a post-Great Reset world and the failed kingdom of Nimrod, which probably collapsed around 3100 BC,[i] at the end of the Uruk Period of Mesopotamian history, are striking. As I wrote in the bestselling book Shadowland (FREE IN COLLECTION HERE):[ii]
Around 3800 BC, the emerging Uruk culture developed the world’s first mass-produced product, a primitive type of pottery called the beveled-rim bowl.
The beveled-rim bowl is very rough compared to the pottery from the Ubaid culture, a step backward in terms of technique and quality. Beveledrim bowls are described as “the simplest and least attractive of all Near Eastern pots…among the crudest vessels in the history of Mesopotamia pottery.”[iii] This is odd, because other aspects of the Uruk culture, including large temples, complex administrative systems, and sophisticated art show that these were not simple, uneducated people by any means. Yet, the most common artifacts from the Uruk period by far are these crudely made mass-produced bowls. Archaeologists have found a lot of them. About three-quarters of all ceramics at Uruk sites are beveled-rim bowls. One of the fastest ways to confirm that an archaeological dig belongs to the Uruk period is digging up lots and lots of beveled-rim bowls.
Scholars agree that these simple, undecorated bowls were made on molds rather than wheels, probably in cone-shaped depressions in the ground. Most important for this topic, these bowls were probably used to dole out barley and oil for workers’ rations.[iv]
The World Economic Forum’s prediction, mentioned earlier, that by 2030 “you’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy” is modern marketing to sell us on the idea of the old beveled-rim bowl. In their idealized future, we’ll be completely dependent on our lords and masters for our daily rations, and we’ll be happy. (Or else.)
Sadly, as 2020 drew to a close, it was becoming apparent that the head of the world’s largest Christian denomination—who, of all people, should know better—was on board with this program:
Pope Francis has partnered with leaders of major corporations and organizations such as BP, Johnson & Johnson, Dupont, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Visa, and Estée Lauder to form the Council for Inclusive Capitalism.
“The Council is led by a core group of global CEOs and public leaders, known as the Guardians for Inclusive Capitalism, who convene annually with the Vatican to advance the Council’s mission,” the press release stated.[v]
This group is almost certain to gravitate to the top of conspiracy theorists’ flow charts. Consider: It represents “more than $10.5 trillion in assets under management, companies with over $2.1 trillion of market capitalization, and 200 million workers in over 163 countries.”[vi] Besides the corporations named above, members include chief executives from companies like MasterCard, Salesforce, the Bank of England, Merck, Bank of America, and Saudi Aramco. There are also officials with the United Nations, CalPERS (California’s state employee retirement fund) and the state of California. And to make sure we’ve ticked all of the conspiracy boxes, the group was founded by a Rothschild (Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild), and its core members literally call themselves “the Guardians for Inclusive Capitalism.”[vii]
So, we’ve got international bankers, Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Big Oil, Big Pharma, and the UN meeting to invent a new form of capitalism “under the auspices of the Vatican with the moral guidance of Pope Francis,”[viii] a Jesuit!
Have we left anyone out? Freemasons? Rosicrucians? Aliens from a contiguous universe?
Honestly, if we didn’t have the press release, we’d be convinced that someone had made this up as a joke or as a plot device for the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But make no mistake—this isn’t funny. Pope Francis has made no secret of his distaste for capitalism. Despite denials by his defenders and Vatican spokesmen, his messages tend to emphasize “global answers to local problems.”[ix] He has been vague enough in his statements on economic injustice that supporters and critics have been free to interpret them as they see fit. However, his most recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (“Brothers All”),[x] shows that he favors a fundamental restructuring of global political and economic systems in response to the coronavirus pandemic:
Francis rejected the concept of an absolute right to property for individuals, stressing instead the “social purpose” and common good that must come from sharing the Earth’s resources. He repeated his criticism of the “perverse” global economic system, which he said consistently keeps the poor on the margins while enriching the few—an argument he made most fully in his 2015 landmark environmental encyclical “Laudato Sii” (Praised Be).
Francis also rejected “trickle-down” economic theory as he did in the first major mission statement of his papacy, the 2013 Evangelii Gaudium, (The Joy of the Gospel), saying it simply doesn’t achieve what it claims.[xi]
The pope’s criticism of the economic inequalities of crony capitalism are not without merit, but he misidentifies the cause. The problem is sin, not capitalism. When Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you,”[xii] he wasn’t condemning any particular economic system; he was making a statement on the fallen state of humanity. There will always be poor people because there will always be others who exploit them for their own personal gain. (Note that Jesus did not add, “Until you do away with private ownership of the means of production.”)
Blaming capitalism for economic injustice is rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of human nature. Yes, we humans tend to be selfish, pursuing our own interests at the expense of everyone else. It’s the absolute opposite of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves, which both Jesus and Paul characterized as the one-line summary of the entire Law given to Moses 1,400 years earlier.[xiii] Indeed, “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,”[xiv] but replacing capitalism with a socialist economic system makes the masses dependent on the few, and those few are just as prone to sin as capitalists.
A hundred years of socialism’s documented economic failure should be enough to convince any fair-minded person that putting control of the global economy into the hands of a few elites (who are already fabulously wealthy) is an astoundingly stupid idea. Ah, but won’t these “guardians” be under the moral guidance of the Holy Father?
Yes. So what?
The Pilgrims who founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1622 discovered that even a society based entirely on Christian ideals couldn’t make a go of socialism. William Bradford, a signer of the Mayflower Compact and governor of the Plymouth Colony off and on for thirty-five years, wrote about the colony’s near collapse in its first year:
For the young men, that were most able and fit for labor and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense. The strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes than he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labors and victuals, clothes etc., with the meaner and younger sort, thought it some indignity and disrespect unto them. And for men’s wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it.[xv]
The colony only prospered when the governor decided:
They should set corn every man for his own particular, and in that regard trust to themselves…. This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content.[xvi]
When the colonists were allowed to keep the fruit of their labors, they prospered because they worked harder. Before, when the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the few (another Star Trek reference), resentment and the lack of incentive for productive work very nearly led to the colony’s starvation.
Bradford summarized their experiment in socialism thus:
The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato’s and other ancients applauded by some of later times; and that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God….
Let none object this is men’s corruption, and nothing to the course itself. I answer, seeing all men have this corruption in them, God in His wisdom saw another course fitter for them.[xvii]
The governor concluded his observations by asserting that their experience “would have been worse if they had been men of another condition.” In other words, had they not been “godly and sober,” the selfishness and resentment that festered among the families of Plymouth Plantation would have been more destructive than it was. The fault was not with the colonists, Bradford wrote, since “all men have this corruption in them.” The near failure of the colony was due to the socialist system that brought those destructive human failings to the surface. Capitalism can be exploited, to be sure, but at least it rewards hard work. Socialism, on the other hand, exploits those who are productive and rewards those who do as little as they can get away with.
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Sadly, Pope Francis is putting the weight of the Vatican and behind making this Babelian dystopia a reality. The pope has adopted a phrase that’s become all too familiar in recent months: “Build Back Better.” Pope Francis (or whoever manages his social media) tweeted the phrase on December 3, 2020,[xviii] and his book Let Us Dream, published two days earlier, calls for a change that sounds a lot like the Great Reset:
God asks us to dare to create something new. We cannot return to the false securities of the political and economic systems we had before the crisis. We need economies that give to all access to the fruits of creation, to the basic needs of life: to land, lodging, and labor.[xix]
Lest we be accused of reading our prejudice into the pope’s words, note that the World Economic Forum has interpreted the pope’s public pronouncements on economic injustice as an endorsement. In response to his aforementioned encyclical, the WEF declared that Francis had “put his stamp on efforts to shape what’s been termed a Great Reset of the global economy in response to the devastation of COVID-19.”[xx]
Klaus Schwab and his supporters believe their Great Reset will produce a man-made paradise. In truth, this strange partnership between a Jesuit pope and executives from some of the world’s wealthiest corporations is a bold plot to cement their status at the top of the socioeconomic pyramid by making the rest of us equally impoverished. China’s ruling elite, for their part, views this as a step toward the creation of a New World Order—or, more accurately, a New World Reordered, with the United States knocked from its perch as the world’s leading power. The destruction of the middle class in the West, a consequence of the Great Reset, is essential to their goal of supplanting the United States as the world’s leading geopolitical power.
It appears that President Joe Biden and his supporters don’t intend to resist, preferring instead to facilitate China’s rise through the WEF’s Vatican-assisted technocratic takeover, a marked difference from President Trump’s campaign promise to “Make America Great Again.”
The tragic irony in all of this is that the groups working to use the COVID-19 pandemic to justify the Great Reset and leverage the resulting restructured world order to their advantage are themselves pawns in a much bigger game. As mentioned earlier, if they are built at all, the WEF’s socialist utopia and the worldwide Chinese empire will be quickly subsumed into another global government—one led by a man who is not truly a man.
George Santayana famously wrote, “Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness…. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”[xxi] If growing awareness of the Great Reset, and what it would mean for liberty and prosperity, delays the formation of a global government, then may this year of pandemic hysteria stand as a warning for future generations: When the Antichrist finally steps onto the world stage, his opening act will look much like 2020.
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[i] Sharon K. Gilbert and Derek P. Gilbert, Giants, Gods & Dragons (Crane, MO: Defender, 2020) 149.
[ii] Thomas R. Horn, Shadowland (Crane, MO: Defender, 2019) 301–302.
[iii] A. R. Millard, “The Bevelled-Rim Bowls: Their Purpose and Significance.” Iraq, Vol. 50 (1988), pp. 49–50.
[iv] Ibid., p. 50.
[v] Thomas D. Williams, “Pope Francis Partners with Global CEOs to Promote ‘Inclusive Capitalism’,” Breitbart, Dec. 8, 2020. https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/12/08/pope-francis-partners-with-global-ceos-to-promote-inclusive-capitalism/, retrieved 12/20/20.
[vi] “The Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican, A New Alliance of Global Business Leaders, Launches Today,” PR Newswire, December 8, 2020. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-council-for-inclusive-capitalism-with-the-vatican-a-new-alliance-of-global-business-leaders-launches-today-301187931.html, retrieved 12/20/20.
[ix] Robert P. Barnidge, Jr., “Against the Catholic Grain: Pope Francis Trumpets Socialism over Capitalism.” Forbes, March 11, 2016. https://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/03/11/against-the-catholic-grain-pope-francis-trumpets-socialism-over-capitalism/?sh=7e98710742d3, retrieved 12/21/20.
[x] Available online: http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html. Retrieved 12/22/20.
[xi] Nicole Winfield, “Pope: Market Capitalism Has Filed in Pandemic, Needs Reform,” Associated Press, October 4, 2020. https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-pope-francis-archive-capitalism-bcde0053314e65612add0709fada5519, retrieved 12/22/20.
[xii] Matthew 26:11.
[xiii] Matthew 22:36–40, Romans 13:8–10, and Galatians 5:14.
[xiv] 1 Timothy 6:10.
[xv] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation. https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1650bradford.asp#Private%20and%20communal%20 farming, retrieved 12/22/20.
[xviii] https://twitter.com/pontifex/status/1334475219180851202?s=21, retrieved 12/22/20.
[xix] “‘Make Space at the Table’: Pope Urges Valuing All Human Life.” Catholic News Service, December 4, 2020. https://www.thefloridacatholic.org/faith/pope-francis/make-space-at-the-table-pope-urges-valuing-all-human-life/article_0274eb32-365c-11eb-a183-f3982447671e.html, retrieved 12/22/20.
[xx] John Letzing, “Here’s the Pope’s Prescription for Resetting the Global Economy in Response to COVID-19,” World Economic Forum, October 9, 2020. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/here-s-the-pope-s-prescription-for-resetting-the-global-economy-in-response-to-covid-19/, retrieved 12/22/20.
[xxi] George Santayana, The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress, Vol. I (1905). http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15000/15000-h/15000-h.htm#vol1, retrieved 12/22/20.