So, everybody knows that Dave Ramsey is GREAT at helping people get control of their money and get out of debt. AND in fact, his system helped me pay off $174,000 worth of debt in 2.5 years.
BUT after I graduated from his system, I stayed tuned for a while to try to internalize some of his “post-debt” strategies and, as I increased my own financial literacy, I started to see LOTS of holes in his overall world-view around things like:
There’s WAY too much to unpack for this video, so if you want the full list of all the reasons, you can watch my “Why I No Longer Follow Dave Ramsey” Video.
In today’s video, I want to offer a response to a recent caller asking Dave about “The Great Reset” and his very “typically-Dave” response.
More specifically, the caller was asking Dave to respond to Glenn Beck’s warnings about the potential major consequences of the Great Reset agenda as presented by the World Economic Forum.
And don’t worry if you don’t know about the GR, we’ll start with a brief understanding of WHAT it is and why I think it’s irresponsible for public figures who pose as true “consumer advocates” like Dave does, to dismiss this as basically as “crazy” and a “conspiracy theory” when there’s more than ample evidence that it’s a real plan and it’s not going to be good for any of us if it’s actually accomplished.
Let’s get into it..
Now, before we jump into the actual response video, I want to give a very brief primer about the GR, because if you’re not familiar with it, I really think you need to be.
So, what is The Great Reset?
According to the ever credible Wikipedia here is the “official” definition of what the Great Reset is (which I’m quite sure will be placed in the “context” section of this video to protect your precious intellectual safety).
Now again, we’ll get into the ACTUAL definition and what it potentially means for humanity in a minute, but here’s the “official” version for now:
“The Great Reset is the name of the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), held in June 2020. It brought together high-profile business and political leaders, convened by Charles, Prince of Wales and the WEF, with the theme of rebuilding society and the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
WEF chief executive officer Klaus Schwab described three core components of the Great Reset: the first involves creating conditions for a "stakeholder economy"; the second component includes building in a more "resilient, equitable, and sustainable" way—based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics which would incorporate more green public infrastructure projects; the third component is to "harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution" for public good.”
Man, that all sounds sooo benevolent, right?
But, I’m sure as you’ve suspected, the public-facing definition is actually just a cover for what the TRUE agenda is.
There’s a great article called: I Read Klaus Schwab’s “The Great Reset” So You Don’t Have To by an author named Aure’. In the article, he outlines the true features and agenda of the Great Reset. In brief, here are the big 3 according to Aure’:
I would say that it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon’s level of intelligence to see that that all equals one thing: less freedom.
One of their own mottos from their own promotional videos says, “you will own nothing and you will be happy”. By the way, I find it very interesting that the comments section on the WEF’s channel is turned off.
Similarly, while the Amazon reviews of Schwab’s book boast a 56% 5 star rating, actually scrolling through the reviews tells a different story.
Keep in mind that the agenda of non-governmental organizations like the WEF is always wrapped in the warm soothing blanket of your “safety, security and the overall progress of humanity” at heart.
And while I could go on and on about this subject, the next most important question we need to ask is “what is the evidence that this agenda is moving forward?” I can tell you that there is plenty and here are three (among MANY others):
Okay with that definition out of the way, let’s jump into the video.
Start video: https://youtu.be/HluaVxWOCuY
At 1:01, the caller acknowledges Dave’s friendship with Glenn Beck and goes on to ask Dave’s opinion on Glenn’s warnings about the GR.
First I notice how Dave asks him (regarding Glenn Beck), “do you have crazy friends?”
Don’t you just love how Dave conflates "Great Reset" with "End of the World".
The two are clearly not the same thing and I guarantee that Glenn Beck is not predicting the end of the world.
Dave is the master of obfuscation and calling people "crazy" to aid him in that endeavor. Has he not seen the World Economic Forum's own content or read anything Klaus Schwab has written?
This is a tactic Dave uses ALL. THE. TIME. and it’s called a “straw man” argument.
A straw man argument or straw man fallacy occurs when someone takes another person's argument or point, distorts it or exaggerates it in some kind of extreme way, and then attacks the extreme distortion, as if that is really the claim the first person is making.
You’re not “crazy” if you are curious or even concerned about the GR.
This would have been a GOLDEN opportunity for Dave to do a little sidebar about what the GR is and what the potential risks for his audience are.
Why didn’t he do it?
So now, I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts on whether
1) you think Dave is ACTUALLY ignorant of what the GR is or
2) do you think he actually knows more than he lets on and just thinks his audience is too “dumbed down” to try and engage with the subject.
Leave a comment below and let’s continue the conversation.
I’ll leave a comment below with my own thoughts as well.
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