As the internet is increasingly waking up to The World Economic Forum and Klaus Schwab’s glorious vision for the future, I think the time has come to tackle WEF’s number one slogan for the masses (read:anyone who is not a multi-billionaire):
Yes. I think that this slogan has been badly explained for the most part, so I’ll do my best to rectify that.
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If you are currently drowning in debt and you are asking yourself why on earth you find yourself plugged into a subscription model (for life) that you never signed up for in the first place; in regards to living costs that are only increasing, then the appeal of “you’ll own nothing,” will probably be immense.
I spent a lot of time pondering the unsustainable nature of “the machine” that we are all currently plugged into when I was dealing with prolonged health issues myself.
Even if you are dying, or you’re laying comatose in your bed, you’ll still get a continuous stream of bills whether you are able to stand up straight or not. Your humanity within our current structure is never taken into account. There is only one focus: constant growth. Whether there are natural resources or healthy manpower to sustain this matters nothing.
This is why our systems are incapable of handling pandemics, because even if you are half dead you are expected to show up for work. This means that any disease will have the freedom to spread unchallenged, as people force themselves out of their house to be productive, and companies keep factories and offices going all in the name of profitability. A globalised economy will only make the situation worse.
Considering that shipping and boats get the blame for how the Black Plague could spread so quickly; then we stand face to face with an absolute nightmare scenario in an interconnected global economy with air traffic, trains, and other forms of mass transport if something as bad or worse was to hit us.
An interesting case presented itself at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, when an Italian super spreader was given a prison sentence since he showed up for his delivery job while ill… his actions but also his arrest is a 101 lesson in how vulnerable and unsustainable our current systems are.
1.You are involuntarily signed up for a subscription plan called “living costs,” that you can never opt out of
2.You become ill and force yourself to work so that you don’t get kicked out on the streets
3.You then get arrested as you’re spreading a virus. 🤷🏼♀️
What a hopeless situation.
After plenty of advocacy we saw numerous lockdowns all around the world. This crashed the economy completely. Once the world opened up again, there was an even greater amount of desperation among the populace to gain back what had been lost. Meaning: an increase in criminal activity, scams, and shady behaviour all across the board.
My family and myself got scammed out of all of our money after we moved from England to Italy in 2021. We’ve done 4 house moves across 3 countries in 16 months since then. Everyone has tried to screw us over for money in every single way since we left the U.K.
While the current cost of living crisis gets largely blamed on Russia and the war in Ukraine, I find it imperative to mention that people were already complaining about a cost of living crisis. In fact; the English government proclaimed that leaving the EU would solve this problem!!!
Also; governments around the West have been closing down power plants in the name of “going green.” What we are currently living through is a manufactured energy crisis, in combination with political sanctions on Russia backfiring.
It is a case study of idiotic leadership and the one stupid idea after the other pilling up across time. A few years back (2017) I wrote about how Norway no longer have a grain-storage. The reasoning behind this was that Norway hadn’t suffered from a famine in ages, so there was no point in having one… Enter the war in Ukraine and the resulting “grain-crisis.”🤦♀️
Numerous power plants and manufacturing villages in Europe have been turned into: museums, restaurants, luxury condominiums, amusement parks, shopping malls, etc; and plenty of normal people have bricked up their fireplaces, and kicked out fundamental survival-essential features in their homes, all in the name of modern-living. 🤦♀️ (In fact I warned about this in 2018).
It is a perfect storm that has been years in the making. Strange if one takes into consideration that the grandparent generation experienced WW2.
Yet it doesn’t take long to set oneself up for societal suicide apparently, and this is what we are currently living through.
Enter Mr. Schwab with the promise of “you’ll own nothing and be happy.”
Now why would this slogan be a problem? 🤔
Because all real power stems from one thing: ownership. In fact anyone anywhere who teaches you how to become free and independent will place ownership at the heart of everything. And then I mean everything.
The reason as to why most musicians are poor and miserable is because they have no ownership at all, whatsoever.
No ownership over their own recordings, no ownership over their own images, videos, content, or even persons. Even if an artist is unsigned then they’ll most likely place themselves in a situation of zero ownership due to how pervasive this dysfunctional culture is.
As an artist you’ll get free instruments and gear in exchange for you using your influence and fame to promote these products to your fans. Musicians are taught through behaviour that their content has no monetary value and that they are a lucky, chosen, privileged bunch since they get to be unpaid brand ambassadors…
All is good until you no longer get your basic needs met for whatever reason. At this point you’ll be more likely than ever before to sell yourself cheaper (create even more content, promote the brand even more vigorously) in order to gain back, or keep whatever privileges. Rather than you being in a strong and confident position, you’ll be downright miserable and feel like shit.
While musicians sell gear for brands completely free of charge, they will do everything to get their followers and fans to follow them on platforms that they do not control. All is fun and games until the artist or influencer can no longer reach their fans…
To make matters worse you’ll tell people to purchase what you’ve created via other people’s stores, meaning that you as the creator get no proper overview over your own income. Nor do you ever get a customer list.
All is fun and games until you need to sell to your own customers directly and you realise that this is impossible, since you don’t have access to your customers at all…
Within this type of a system it is very easy to cancel people. You support the wrong politician, or maybe you are angry since people are bombed or physically attacked in your area. You let these thoughts get known and all of a sudden you cannot reach your followers, and you get no new gear delivered. In fact; you no longer exist.
When my management contacted one of the brands that I used to endorse (this year) we were notified that any records of me dealing with said brand had been erased. Yep. Forget about being cancelled. I experienced “total erasure.” My legitimacy was then questioned by said brand who wondered if I’d ever represented them. Quite interesting considering all the evidence we have of our interactions with the brand. Even photos of myself with some of their executives…
We’ve also seen in 2022 how ethnic discrimination is perfectly accepted. After years of propaganda telling us how racist we are and that we have to stop with our racist behaviour, we all of a sudden saw that it was perfectly fine to ruin people’s careers if they just happened to be Russian. Which means that no one is safe anywhere. If you all of a sudden belong to an “undesired demographic,” you can lose everything within seconds.
Even if politics is out of the question, you can get cancelled by people who think of themselves as your competitors, or others who are simply envious or full of shit. It’s not like there has to be some good reason.
This is why it is crucial to have ownership. Online business owners anchor themselves in this completely… they don’t sell their products or themselves via 3rd parties. They sell their own products and services direct to consumers, always. In this way they have a complete overview over their businesses and they are all in charge of their own customer lists.
The difference between an online influencer and a musician is this alone: ownership. An online blogger will in most instances be more free and way happier than a musician that may have even more followers. Because musicians will in most cases go against ownership in all their actions and behaviours. They will own nothing and be happy until the plug is pulled. And the plug is always pulled at one point or the other for whatever reason. Even bands I’ve been a massive fan of have all of a sudden vanished off the radar due to stalemates with their record labels or managers. There are few artists who appear to have a smooth ride. There are even superstars with shelved albums, or people who’ve been forced to switch music genres or change their names.
The online business owner/blogger/influencer keeps on being content since they’ve built a sustainable personal brand. They have full ownership and will remain content for as long as they manage their own money sensibly.
When hysterics on the internet rant that we will all be slaves if The World Economic Forum gets their way, then what they are really protesting is modern-feudalism where people are indentured servants.
A lot of people already find themselves in a shitty situation, so to them it will probably make no difference in how they see things. The biggest protestors will be the middle class as we are currently living through a massive power grab. The rich are getting richer by the hour, while the middle class is getting crunched to the moon and back. With feudalism you also lose socio-economic mobility if class systems become ever more solidified; meaning that you lose the ability to pursue your own happiness. In short: you lose the ability to dream.
Not having any ownership is perfectly fine, until it isn’t. It will cease to be ok as basic needs are not met, and the relationship becomes abusive and exploitative, which is always the end-station. Lack of respect is also a thing, and all of this will contribute to making the person who has no ownership and zero agency feel like nothing. This loss of self will not make people feel happy at all, and it will be difficult to break out of negative thought patterns fuelled by a lack of self worth.
Don’t even get me started on neglectful landlords and the plight of renting! That could be a blog entry on its own. I once lived without hot-water for 6 months since the landlord refused to change the boiler. 🤦♀️
Owning property on the other hand, rather than renting, can be a lifesaver. Twice I experienced how property saved my family financially. This, once again, taught me the importance of: ownership.
The scenario can also be compared to a marriage; the man has the money and everything is great until he becomes a douchebag, or you find yourself with nothing after a horrible divorce.
All of this should be a much better explanation than the hysteria online.