Perspectives: Trudeau Sparks Renewed Discourse over WEF's 'The Great Reset'

Headline Roundup November 19th, 2020

A recently uncovered video clip of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked renewed discourse and allegations of a worldwide conspiracy around the "Great Reset," a World Economic Forum initiative aiming to rethink social and economic arrangements as the world recovers from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau said, "This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality and climate change." The Great Reset initiative itself focuses on conversations and policy platforms to "help inform all those determining the future state of global relations." The initiative sparked warnings of a "new world order" conspiracy among some circles on the right.

Coverage mostly came from right-rated outlets and tended to be opinion or analysis; this coverage strongly criticized the "Great Reset," argued that it aims to "enact global socialism" and said that "it's not a conspiracy theory." Coverage in some left-rated outlets focused on fears of elites imposing "global economic control," which it described as "a baseless conspiracy theory."

Perspectives: Trudeau Sparks Renewed Discourse over WEF's 'The Great Reset'

From the Left
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A baseless conspiracy theory about the coronavirus has found new life as cases surge once again.

On Monday morning, the phrase “The Great Reset” trended with nearly 80,000 tweets, with most of the posts coming from familiar far-right internet personalities. The conspiracy alleges that a cabal of elites has long planned for the pandemic so that they could use it to impose their global economic control on the masses. In some versions of the unfounded rumor, it is only President Trump who is thwarting this plan and keeping the scheme...

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From the Right
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OPINION

America is locking down again. In some places, that's already happening. If you have kids, you've seen it. Joe Biden has promised more of it -- more masks, more quarantines, more limits on travel, more restrictions on who you can eat with and who you can touch.

The most intimate details of our lives are being completely controlled by our leadership class. The people who used to scream at politicians, "Keep your hands off my body!" aren't saying a thing about this. In fact, they're encouraging it.

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From the Right
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ANALYSIS

Ever wondered what all the social justice positions would look like if rolled into one comprehensive social engineering document? That's the Great Reset, spearheaded by the World Economic Forum. The WEF wants to use the blunt force trauma of the pandemic to force the world to reshape according to socialist dictates.

The coronavirus crisis has been used as a reason to put together a social justice wish list that would be enacted by multi-national and governments to tackle everything from climate change to corporate equity.

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