‘Prince Charles sees ‘golden opportunity’ in Covid-19 pandemic as UK economy faces biggest recession in centuries’, Helen Buyniski, 4 Jun, 2020, RT.com
“The UK’s Prince Charles has said that the coronavirus crisis represents a global “reset moment” – one which seemingly allows leaders to ram through sustainability initiatives as cash-strapped citizens have no choice but to obey.
The virus’s “unprecedented shockwaves may well make people more receptive to big visions of change,” the heir to the British throne declared on Wednesday. He made the comments during a virtual meeting of the World Economic Forum’s Covid Action Platform, announcing the unveiling of his ‘Great Reset’ initiative. Charles cited the dramatic changes wrought by the pandemic as proof that a revolutionary shift was possible, glossing over the destruction the outbreak has wrought on the lives of average Brits to outline his ideal green future.”
“While details of the royal’s big plan were somewhat elusive, buried under an avalanche of buzzwords, it involves a series of industry- and issue-specific roundtables, a social media networking component and “virtual hubs” aimed at attracting young people and “fostering innovation” through “thought leadership and practical solutions.” He called for a “paradigm shift” that “inspires action at revolutionary levels and pace,” taking inspiration from the rapid transformation of industries such as mobile technology and space exploration to interweave sustainability into the financial system.”
Buyniski quotes this word-salad from His Royal Highness: “We have no alternative because otherwise, unless we take the action necessary, and we build again in a greener and more sustainable and more inclusive way, then we will end up having more and more pandemics and more and more disasters from ever-accelerating global warming and climate change.”
She quotes dire statistics for the UK, both in shrinking GDP (which was heading south even before the lockdowns), a fifth of British retailers having closed their door permanently, and another two-thirds having requesting government assistance.
She writes that if Charles has anything to do with it, he’ll wring some sustainability concessions out of them before they move forward, as in: public/private ‘Sustainable Grifters for Green-washed Bidnesses’. You may remember that Charles had already started a few of his own last year, based on ‘The Greta Thunberg Effect’.
Here’s HRH announcing the theme for the Virtual 2021 World Economic Forum at, I’d assume, Virtual Davos-Klosters. We’re all invited to attend, isn’t that special?
Prince Charles tells of golden opportunity for ‘Great Reset’ due to coronavirus, June 3 (too much time under the sun lamp?)
(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)