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The Wuhan virus crisis: Between the virus itself, the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, the summer of rioting and violence, the heated presidential race and numerous allegations of election fraud, 2020 was a year for the history books.
Amid all this, there was some talk on the Left about using this crisis to create a new normal — altering the fabric of society at a time of instability.
For instance, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this in September: "This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems that actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality and climate change."
There were warnings from a few Catholic leaders — about powerful people using the crisis to advance an agenda — the so-called "Great Reset."
Cardinal Raymond Burke had this to say last month in a homily about the Wuhan virus: "What is clear, however, is that it has been used by certain forces, inimical to families and to the freedom of nations, to advance their evil agenda."
Burke wasn't the only one who sounded the alarm.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò — the famous Vatican whistleblower — likewise warned about the Great Reset in an October open letter to President Trump: "A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Its architect is a global élite that wants to subdue all of humanity."
As some parts of the country remain under partial lockdown well into the new year — wrecking people's livelihoods and harming small businesses — there are Americans who feel a "Great Reset" is already well underway.