A speech by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a September UN video conference has received a new spin after they were unearthed by online conspiracy theorists, who saw in it signs of a global conspiracy purportedly brewing right under the noses of clueless ordinary people. Trudeau argued in his statement that the COVID-19 pandemic gives humanity "an opportunity for a reset", or, to be specific, to redouble global efforts to combat extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
November 15, 2020
Instead of an inspirational talk seemingly aimed at giving hope and meaning in troubled pandemic times, some netizens saw in his speech a link to a conspiracy theory called by some "The Great Reset", which suggests that 'global elites' are purportedly trying to redistribute world resources and unilaterally alter people's way of life, using the pandemic as an excuse.
Oddly enough, "The Great Reset", indeed exists, first suggested by the participants of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and has little to do with the conspiracy theory except for one thing – seeing the pandemic as a sign for long-needed change. But instead of changing all people's lives, the WEF's"Great Reset" aims at changing the way business is handled, to make it more fair, sustainable and less harmful for the planet's ecosystem.
Apparently, many netizens were either oblivious to the existence of such a plan, or simply did not trust that it could be true, suggesting instead that they are scared of seeing their worst conspiracy fears come true.
Me: *Warns about "The Great Reset" for years*— Valerian (@MrMoeOthman) November 16, 2020
Society: Nah you're just a crazy conspiracy theorist"
Politicians in 2020: "We have started The Great Reset"
The masses are always understanding the world far too late. It's a reoccurring problem.
The cover of @TIME: the #GreatReset is coming. Swallow the pill, folks, for your own good. The #Davos aristocracy at @wef wants the best for you & is so kind to reset your lives in 2021. No need for democratic consultation, which would but slow down the process of your salvation. pic.twitter.com/U5cPH0URwY— Frédéric Leroy (@fleroy1974) October 25, 2020
Ultimately, the Great Reset will result in two tiers or people: The technocratic elite, who have all the power and rule over all assets, and the rest of humanity, who have no power, no assets and no say-so in anything.— Dr. Joseph Mercola (@mercola) November 16, 2020
Some twitterians noted that the so-called global elites, purported to be behind plans of global transformation (and, apparently, world dominance), have become so bold that they no longer hide their "vicious" plans.
Trudeau is saying that the purpose of Coronavirus is for ‘The Great Reset’. The Cabal are coming out of hiding now 👀— derf_anon (@derf_anon) November 15, 2020
They’re not even hiding it anymore. Politicians like @JustinTrudeau want to use COVID-19 as their excuse to implement a radical, corrupt agenda that has nothing to do with the virus.— Canada Proud (@WeAreCanProud) November 16, 2020
They’re calling it the “Great Reset.” pic.twitter.com/CUTtk7U8wX
Several netizens saw the signs of a coming "new world order" in the speeches and phrases of other world leaders, such as "build back better".
"BUILD BACK BETTER" - This is the sign. Leaders Agreeing to a New World Order under the UN; the Great Reset by the World Economic Council - under communism. pic.twitter.com/WUnazQLUel— Occam's Razor (@OccamsRazorBook) November 16, 2020
BE WARNED: “Build Back Better” is the slogan for The Great Reset, which is a globalist campaign to replace capitalism with socialism.— President-elect McKraken🐍Live Free or Die (@shot_gangster) November 16, 2020
Anyone who repeats this slogan or endorsing The Great Reset is a 🏴☠️☭ globalist/socialist. ☭🏴☠️Call them out.
Not all social media users are duped by conspiracy theorists, however, although "The Great Reset" is trending on Twitter. Many netizens simply twisted their finger at a temple at their attempts to give Trudeau's words for the UN a new meaning.
Qa-morons and other conspiracy theorists be like "tHe gReAt rEsEt iS a nEw wOrLd oRdEr cOnsPiRaCy!"— Lyndon B. Johnson (@Kirbiea3) November 16, 2020
No bitch, it's a plan to get our shit together once this pandemic is finally over.
Read Up here:https://t.co/MCK0jVPMD3
They're not hiding their intentions here at all. There is also no room for conservative thought or ideas.— Taylor Day (@TABYTCHI) November 16, 2020
The Great Reset in an infographic: pic.twitter.com/m1XDuC8mlD