The Real 'Reset' Is Coming by Victor Davis Hanson


The Real 'Reset' Is Coming

The prophets of the new world order sowed the wind and they will soon reap
the whirlwind of an angry public worn out by elite incompetence, arrogance,
and ignorance.

By Victor Davis Hanson

March 23, 2022

Joe Biden believes the Ukraine war will mark the start of a "new world

In the middle of the COVID global pandemic, Klaus Schwab and global elites
likewise announced a "Great Reset."

Accordingly, the nations of the world would have to surrender their
sovereignty to an international body of experts. They would enlighten us on
taxes, diversity, and green policies.

When Donald Trump got elected in 2016, marquee journalists announced
partisan reporting would have to displace the old, supposedly disinterested
approach to the news.

There is a common theme here.

In normal times progressives worry that they do not have public support for
their policies.

Only in crises do they feel that the political Left and media can merge to
use apocalyptic times to ram through usually unpopular approaches to foreign
and domestic problems.

We saw that last year: fleeing from Afghanistan, the embrace of critical
race theory, trying to end the filibuster, pack the court, junk the
Electoral College, and nationalize voting laws.

These "new orders" and "resets" always entail far bigger government and more
unelected, powerful bureaucracies. Elites assume that their radical changes
in energy use, media reporting, voting, sovereignty, and racial and ethnic
quotas will never quite apply to themselves, the architects of such top-down

So we common folk must quit fossil fuels, but not those who need to use
corporate jets. Walls will not mar our borders but will protect the homes of
Nancy Pelosi, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates.

Hunter Biden's lost laptop will be declared, by fiat, not news. In contrast,
the fake Alfa Bank "collusion" narrative will be national headline news for

Middle class lifestyles will be curbed as we are instructed to strive for
sustainability and transition to apartment living and mass transit. But the
Obamas will still keep their three mansions, and Silicon Valley futurists
will insist on exemptions for their yachts.

In truth, we are about to see a radical reset-of the current reset. It will
be a different sort of transformation than the elites are expecting and one
that they should greatly fear.

The world and the United States are furious over hyperinflation that may
soon exceed 10 percent per year. We will be lucky if it ends only in
recession or stagflation, rather than global depression.

The mess was created by the same apparat who bought into "modern monetary
theory." That silly university idea claimed prosperity would follow vastly
expanding the money supply, keeping interest rates at de facto zero levels,
running huge annual deficits, piling up unsustainable national debt, and
subsidizing workers to stay home.

Natural gas and oil costs are now soaring to unsustainable levels-and to the
point where the middle class simply will not be able to travel, keep warm in
winter, or cool in summer.

Both in Europe and the United States left-wing governments deliberately
curbed drilling and non-Russian pipelines. They shut down nuclear power
plants and subsidized costly, inefficient solar and wind projects. They
ended up not with utopia, but with fuel shortages, high prices, and energy
dependency on the world's most repressive regimes.

The woke revolution in the West was supposed to teach us that the "white
male"-dominated Western world was toxic. Its origins, ascendence, and
current leisure and affluence were supposedly due only to systemic
exploitation, racism, and sexism.

Elites introduced cancel culture, doxxing, deplatforming, and social
ostracism to shame these supposed exploiters and to destroy their lives and

Few asked how a supposedly noxious West of some 2,500 years duration became
the number one destination of millions of global non-Western migrants and
offered the greatest degree of global prosperity and freedom for its

So a reset reckoning is coming-in reaction to the "new orders" championed by
Biden and the Davos set.

In the November 2022 midterms, we are likely to see a historic "No!" to the
orthodox left-wing agenda that has resulted in unsustainable inflation,
unaffordable energy, war, and humiliation abroad, spiraling crime, racial
hostility-and arrogant defiance from those who deliberately enacted these
disastrous policies.

What will replace it is a return to what until recently had worked.

Closed and secure borders with only legal and measured immigration will
return. Americans will demand tough police enforcement and deterrent
sentencing, and a return to integration and the primacy of individual
character rather than separatist fixations on the "color our skin."

The public will continue to tune out of the partisan and mediocre
"mainstream" media. We will see greater increased production of oil and
natural gas to transition us slowly to a wider variety of energy, strong
national defense, and deterrent foreign policies.

The prophets of the new world order sowed the wind and they will soon reap
the whirlwind of an angry public worn out by elite incompetence, arrogance,
and ignorance.


About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is a distinguished fellow of the Center for American
Greatness and the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at Stanford
University's Hoover Institution. He is an American military historian,
columnist, a former classics professor, and scholar of ancient warfare. He
has been a visiting professor at Hillsdale College since 2004. Hanson was
awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 by President George W. Bush.
Hanson is also a farmer (growing raisin grapes on a family farm in Selma,
California) and a critic of social trends related to farming and
agrarianism. He is the author most recently of The Second World Wars: How
the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, The Case for Trump and the
newly released The Dying Citizen.