We may never know. Shops were close in March but the chain was offering “contactless” click and collect services. The author can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, Crisis and Opportunity: A Positive Spin on the Current Coronavirus Pandemic, © Photo: Air National Guard/Senior Airman Sean Madden Handout via REUTERS, © 2010 - 2020 | Strategic Culture Foundation | The word crisis comes from the Greek "to separate, to sift" which means to pass judgement, to keep only what is worth while. This increase in productivity must also be enabled through international cooperation in space technology and travel, which can establish the necessary next higher economic platform for the world economy, as this concept has been developed by the economist Lyndon LaRouche.”. Reporting on global trends, consumer insights & business with passion, safe measures to protect both customers and staff at home improvement store B&Q in Chiswick as lockdown restrictions start to ease after 7 weeks on May 15, 2020 in London, England. 17. The Birth of a Global Nation: What Makes a Modern Rhodes Scholar? In the Chinese language, “crisis” and “opportunity” are expressed by the same word and this ironical dual meaning applies as much to today’s global crisis as anything else. necessarily represent those of the Strategic Culture Foundation. The views of individual contributors do not One invariant of the many presentations that occurred during Event 201 (which were recorded and are still available on the official website) is the conspicuous absence of nation states playing any guiding role to solve this “hypothetical” global crisis. Online shopping has continued to grow rapidly throughout the crisis, hitting a new high of 33.4% of sales. 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Was all their focus towards reopening with the required safety measures in place and everything else as close to ‘business as usual’ as could be? Whether or not the coronavirus is a bioweapon as some analysts (and certain government officials) claim, or whether it is a wind egg as was outlined poignantly by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, the fact remains that powerful forces have made an effort to steer governments into chaos in a global putsch for a new fascist dictatorship. The British government have relaxed coronavirus lockdown laws significantly from Monday June 15, allowing zoos, safari parks and non-essential shops to open to visitors. Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador recently set a major new precedent for banking in his announced national bank plans for his country, which if successful, would create new mechanisms to finance the long-term infrastructure which Mexico (and all western nations) so desperately needs. Was that just fake news? When John F. Kennedy famously declared, “In the Chinese language, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters, one representing danger and the other, opportunity,” a crisis communication credo was born. Who Made Coronavirus? LONDON, UK - MAY 15: General view of customers practising social distancing after the store adopted ... [+] safe measures to protect both customers and staff at home improvement store B&Q in Chiswick as lockdown restrictions start to ease after 7 weeks on May 15, 2020 in London, England. I’m sure you’ve heard that the Chinese character for crisis is a symbol for both danger and opportunity. Libertarian Leaders: a Recipe for Lethal Government Incompetence and Criminality, Exploiting the Pandemic to Target Indigenous Communities in Latin America, Covid-19 Shatters the Facade of European Union, Island Fever: Coronavirus’s Unique Threat to Small Island Populations. In the Chinese language, “crisis” and “opportunity” are expressed by the same word and this ironical dual meaning applies as much to today’s global crisis as anything else. Whilst queues have given the impression of a surge in demand, generally footfall is lower than this time last year. The toxic paper of these banks, including their outstanding financial derivatives contracts, must be written off. Now as restrictions are eased in the eighth of Lockdown, all 288 UK B&Q stores are now open. When John F. Kennedy famously declared, “In the Chinese language, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters, one representing danger and the other, opportunity,” a crisis communication credo was born. A highly respected media business presenter & reporter, she has created & featured in documentaries & prime-time TV & Radio shows. Kennedy, whose love of foreign expressions would later earn him an undeserved reputation of having an insatiable appetite for pastries and a more deserved one for habitually practicing translational malpractice, wasn’t the first to invoke the connection, but he did introduce the tidily packaged aphorism to the masses. Overall the picture remains bleak, in the three months to May 2020 volume of sales fell 12.8% compared to the previous three months - and that is the biggest decline on record. necessarily represent those of the Strategic Culture Foundation. In demonstrating what a real nation does when it is guided by leaders who actually care about their people, President Xi Jinping recently said “China will act prudently from beginning to end and strive for an early and complete victory over the epidemic, so as to provide other countries with confidence in their prevention and control efforts… China is willing to work with Italy to contribute to international cooperation in combating the epidemic and to the construction of a Health Silk Road”. ‘Crisis’ in Chinese: A Dangerous Opportunity for Jelly Doughnuts. was outlined poignantly by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, FDR’s war with Wall Street during the Great Depression, his announced national bank plans for his country, Obama’s Back. Just as we saw in the days and weeks preceding 9-11, the oligarchy wants chaos and they want nation states to crumble in the midst of the emerging storm. Because a crisis in fact can be interpreted as an opportunity. But it is not an opportunity because the Chinese thought or wrote so. Large open spaces offered shoppers more room to browse, accessible and easy parking and a quick exit if needed. That said, resolving a crisis probably shouldn’t require butchering foreign languages along the way. Now as restrictions are eased in the eighth of Lockdown, all 288 UK B&Q stores are now open. Safety measures have created the need to limit the amount of people in store and therefore retailers have had to create queue systems to accommodate a manageable amount of shoppers through the doors at any one time. Some types of claims for payment must be provisionally frozen and reviewed for validity by Federal institutions.”, “2. Coronavirus Devastates Italy: Is It the Result of Globalism and Free Trade? necessarily represent those of the Strategic Culture Foundation. What people thought the American elections were just a few weeks ago has profoundly changed and the crisis has induced even Tulsi Gabbard to step down and endorse creepy Joe Biden while Bernie’s campaign crumbles slowly into oblivion. They reopened gradually, taking a limited amount of orders each day and now look to be closer back to business as usual with next day delivery. Following the example of supermarkets, B&Q is limiting the number of customers in store at any one time and has put strict social distancing measures in place. U.S. Will Always Be Remembered as a COVID-19 Pariah State, An Alchemist Explains to Joe Sixpack: ‘COVID-19 Alters America’s Hidden ‘War’ Forever’. The chain, part of the Kingfisher Group was classed as an essential retailer during the coronavirus lockdown. Why Does the Right-Wing Support Cross-Border Office Holders? Harkening back to the memories of the neocon manifesto Project for a New American Century which called for a new “Pearl Harbor-like” crisis to polarize the population months before 9-11 was unleashed, a leading figure at the event named Dr. Eric Toner stated “We want to show policymakers, business leaders, and global public health organizations that a severe pandemic may be as disruptive to a country as a national security event can be.”. 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VIDEO: Neocons Poised to Join New Government, When Does a ‘Glitch’ Become a Coup? Global go-to consumer specialist, Kate is a multi-award winning international business consultant & commentator. You might pick up a scar or two along the way, but, properly managed, a crisis will also bring the opportunity to reassure, to renew trust, to reinvent. Still, the expression’s durability echoes our own philosophies at Firmani + Associates, beliefs drawn from a deep well of experience helping clients navigate crises. Ben Zimmer, language columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote that President Obama cannily dropped the Chinese character framing when linking crisis to opportunity in a weekly address; in doing so, he eschewed the august, bipartisan tradition continued by luminaries like Richard Nixon, Condoleezza Rice and Al Gore (who notoriously dropped the line in his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize). These treaties together represent in fact a New Bretton Woods system as it was intended by Roosevelt, with the explicit intention of providing credit for the industrial development of the developing sector.”, “4. If a major banking reform is initiated as outlined in the above EIR proposal and if western nations heed President Xi Jinping’s brilliant calls for a global “Health Silk Road” then there is reason for great hope even amidst the despair of the current crisis. “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. Shopping centres were also down on footfall with retail parks proving to be the more appealing environment for returning shoppers with footfall only down 14% (Monday) and 20% (Tuesday). The issuance of these credits must be guided by the principles of high energy-flux density and an optimal increase of the productivity of productive capacities and the powers of labor, through an emphasis on scientific and technological progress.”, “3. Ehret is a journalist, lecturer and founder of the Canadian Patriot Review. The oversaturation of information overwhelms the senses and is almost designed to inflame the mass panic, which has taken a life of its own and even threatens to trigger a total financial blowout of the trans Atlantic bubble economy. Among the participating countries, a system of fixed parities must be established, and cooperation treaties must be established among sovereign states for the purpose of well-defined infrastructure and development projects. Or, were they one of the few that seized the day? Republishing is welcomed with reference to Strategic Culture online journal. In the midst of this disorder threatening to turn nation states upside down, some perspective is in order. You may opt-out by. The views of individual contributors do not An urgent increase in the productivity of the world economy—to accommodate a world population of presently almost eight billion people —must be facilitated through an international crash program for the realization of thermonuclear fusion power and other advanced technologies, in such fields as optical biophysics and life sciences, in order to find solutions for challenges such as the coronavirus. Places of worship will allow individual prayers and protective facemasks become mandatory on London Transport. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.” Many online retailers are now starting to return back to speedier deliveries and availability. Shops were close in March but the chain was offering “contactless” click and collect services. I have always enjoyed this way of thinking about a crisis: an opportunity to look at a situation with new eyes, a chance for improvement and change, lessons to be learned. It's a favorite rhetorical device of public figures across the political spectrum, from Al Gore to Condoleezza Rice: the Chinese word for "crisis" (we are told again and again) consists of the characters for "danger" and "opportunity." The Chinese phrase for “crisis” is “Wēijī:” 危机. Evidence of the open conspiracy behind this agenda can be seen by the October 19, 2019 “global pandemic exercise” called Event 201 co-sponsored by the Michael Bloomberg School for Public Health at John Hopkins, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Central Intelligence Agency and World Economic Forum. John F. Kennedy Did you know that the Chinese use the same word for “crisis” as they do for “opportunity”? “Lisa: Look on the bright side, Dad. After over a decade of significant developments even prior to lockdown, the health of many high streets was in need of First Aid. Today’s reported figures look impressive. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.’ Every crisis is, at the same time, an opportunity. Places of worship will allow individual prayers and protective facemasks become mandatory on London Transport. The prime minister announced the general contours of a phased exit from the current lockdown, adopted nearly two months ago in an effort curb the spread of Covid-19. The coronavirus crisis could be the "opportunity of the century" for China to cement its place as a global power, a professor told CNBC on Tuesday. The British government have relaxed coronavirus lockdown laws significantly from Monday June 15, allowing zoos, safari parks and non-essential shops to open to visitors. Hitler and FDR both promised “economic solutions” when they gained power in 1932, but the principles emanating from either system were as opposed then as the China-Russia Multi-polar alliance is to the Uni-polar cage of the Trans-Atlantic today. The Chinese word for "crisis" (simplified Chinese: 危机; traditional Chinese: 危機; pinyin: wēijī) is frequently invoked in Western motivational speaking as being composed of two Chinese characters signifying "danger" and "opportunity" respectively. Following the example of supermarkets, B&Q is limiting the number of customers in store at any one time and has put strict social distancing measures in place. This crisis presents an accelerated opportunity for retailers and brands to really get under the skin of what makes customers tick and whilst plastic gloves, face masks and social distancing are par for the course as the moment, the true winners in these unprecedented times are the ones that show customers they understand them, give them what they want at a price that is right, underpinned with customer service that is second to none.”, Global go-to consumer specialist, Kate is a multi-award winning international business consultant & commentator. June 17, 2016. Sales volumes in May increased 12% compared to the previous month, but still down 13.1% versus February, prior to the impact of the pandemic and the lockdown. Being with a Person Rather than Treating an Illness: by Deborah (Whittle) Trueheart. Their purpose is to supply Federal credit for productive investments that will provide the physical economy with the necessary funds. She works with some of the world's biggest brands to reimagine their customer engagement. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 15: A man waits for the Selfridges department store to open it's doors ... [+] as non-essential stores re-open for the first time since the nationwide lockdown came into force, on June 15, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Why not follow the lead of Homer Simpson instead? All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. President J.F. (Photo by Ming Yeung/Getty Images), as non-essential stores re-open for the first time since the nationwide lockdown came into force, on June 15, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. No Weapon Left Behind: The American Hybrid War on China, Where Covid-19 Has Already Killed More Than One Person Per Thousand, America’s Struggle Towards a New Civilizational Paradigm, Public-Safety Ratings of the World’s Countries, VIDEO: The Dystopic Great Reset: Population Reduction and Hope for the Children of Men, The Refusal of Democrats & Republicans to Face Political Reality. It has been known since ancient times that in periods of crisis such as we are currently experiencing, great sweeping changes can occur both for the good (as we have seen in the case of FDR’s war with Wall Street during the Great Depression), or for evil (as with Wall Street’s “fascist economic miracle solution” called Hitler). Every Crisis is an Opportunity. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In May 2020, coinciding with the reopening of Garden Centres, DIY and Hardware Stores, ONS (the Office of National Statistics) reports a 42% increase in household goods store sales for the month for UK. Maybe he discarded it because his speechwriters felt the rhetorical device had drifted into cliché. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images). When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. Perhaps a good place to start is to review the strategies of retailers that have reopened and pose a simple question. From my experience the danger in crisis situations is that we’ll lose the opportunity in it. A Real New Deal & Debt Jubilee or a Green New Deal & Global Dictatorship? Communications expert, Ed Watson sums it up: “It might sound like stating the obvious, but this isn't business as usual. The word crisis in Japanese 危機 (“Kiki”) translates as ‘dangerous opportunity’ if you separate the meaning of each of the Chinese characters making up the word. The myth. Was It the U.S., Israel or China Itself? We saw the surge of people queuing to get into IKEA and B&Q as shoppers explained they were as keen to complete home improvements as they were to legitimately get out of the house for a change of scenery. What of the queues of shoppers reported in April and May on all the significant dates of reopening then? On Monday and Tuesday this week, market research agency, Springboard reported that footfall in English high streets remained down over 50% compared to the same period last year. Can You Smell What the Chinese Are Cooking? Speaking to shoppers in one of England’s largest outdoor shopping centres on Monday, it was clear why the visitors had flocked there. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. These include sanitiser stations for trolleys; safe queuing 2 metres apart before entering the store; 2 metre navigational markers on the floor and directional arrows to guide customers through the store; perspex screens at checkouts; and card and contactless payments only. The reason is that a race is being waged between those forces representing legitimate nation states of the world in defense of the people vs. those Malthusian technocrats who are committed to managing this crisis in defense of themselves. Crises are … Selfridges reopened with a celebratory jazz band and in store DJs as well as safety measures. This is a bit jarring as we compare these October 2019 scenarios to the events unfolding today. The past weeks have seen the world swept up by a maelstrom of hysteria, misinformation, and confusion under the guise of a new global pandemic. Kennedy once remarked that ‘when written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters. The obvious maliciousness of this Dark Age agenda aside, the question should be asked: is there a positive angle anywhere to be found amidst this desire for controlled chaos? The forum stated that “Event 201 simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic.”, December 11, 2019 Coverage of Event 201 on Contagion Live stated “by its end, worldwide leaders were faced with a pandemic that involved more than 10 million cases, with the disease spreading rapidly through low-income districts of “mega-cities” around the world. A recent press release by Executive Intelligence Review provided a four-fold remedy currently in circulation across western governments and very much worth reviewing now: “1. A dangerous opportunity is just what we have been presented with and it is up to retailers (and all other businesses) to take it. The prime minister announced the general contours of a phased exit from the current lockdown, adopted nearly two months ago in an effort curb the spread of Covid-19. <<"We have all heard that the Chinese use the same world to describe the concepts of crisis and opportunity. Why? If America is going to avoid the fate of Germany in 1932, then Trump should take the opportunity to pull thousands of American troops out of the Middle East under a genuine mobilization to start rebuilding the nation’s health care system, infrastructure and factories. Amazon has been a “clear winner” from the coronavirus crisis, with customers spending almost $11,000 a second on its products and services, and its owner, Jeff Bezos once again confirmed as the world’s richest person, with a fortune of $138 billion.
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