It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has been disastrous economically for the world … and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.
Most developed nations, led by global experts, have introduced a variety of “lockdown” measures from the draconian measures introduced in New Zealand by prime minister Jacinda Ardern to the herd immunity strategy of Sweden.
Lost in the conversation at times in some media and political circles has been the horrific impact to the global economy and what that is going to look like when it hits – both to business – but ultimately to the health of the population enduring a global downturn.
However, Is is there a bigger, more nefarious agenda at play? The conspiracy corners of the internet seem to think so. You don’t have to go too far down the rabbit hole to find theories about the end of paper money and a link to the pandemic, or a Bill Gates depopulation agenda.
But is there any basis of truth to any of this wild speculation?
Catherine Austin Fitts, an investment advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the administration of President George H. W. Bush, believes there is definitely a layer of truth to the notion of a centralised global reset agenda.
In a recent interview, Fitts describes an agenda to move to a digital-based central control system and suggests tangible assets like gold and silver as investment opportunities.
While the more outlandish conspiracies conjured on the internet seem to get most of the mainstream attention as laughing fodder, it’s important to consider that we do operate in a largely globalist economy and when conditions like a pandemic are presented, it’s not a conspiracy to suggest there are those with opportunistic agendas to tighten their grip on your wallet.
Daniel is a Melbourne-based multimedia journalist with international experience as an editor, producer, designer and artist at some of Australasia’s biggest newsrooms. A longtime commentator and reporter on internet culture, he now journals his observations on digital life and counterculture for Boldly.