• Christian Elliot

The Covid Wizards: Who, Why, How…and Why They Will Lose

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

Anyone besides me had a relationship strained due to your perspective on covid?

Perhaps you too have felt disoriented due to shifting or shrinking friend circles in the last year?

Back in April of 2020 I wrote an article called The Impracticality of Fearing Germs.

It sparked a dialogue with a good friend about my perspective of world events.

Whereas I was becoming more and more distrusting of the mainstream narratives and measures governments were taking, she became more and more convinced the measures were justified and the world was facing a very serious threat from a novel virus.

Despite both of our best and sincere attempts to understand where the other person was coming from, after a few rounds of back and forth she said:

“It must be exhausting keeping up with all those conspiracy theories” to which I thought (but chose not to say) “It must be hard to breathe when you bury your head in the sand.”

As you could imagine, neither of our sentiments proved fruitful.

She told me not to send her any more material because censorship is “not my fight” and that she will never be in “that camp” (whatever that means).

I didn’t understand her perspective, but (with a melancholy that lasted for weeks), I honored her wishes.

Fair or not, accurate or not, I couldn’t let go of feeling like I failed her.

I resigned myself to thinking that time would have to bear out the truth of what I told her.

It hasn’t…at least not yet.

Fast forward about a year later and both of us are shocked the other person hasn’t “woken up yet.”

  • Where she sees mis-information, I see missed-information.

  • Where she sees alarming death numbers, I see manufactured death numbers.

  • Where she sees a trustworthy CDC and FDA, I see shady, captured agencies.

  • Where she sees a civic duty to “social distance” I see forced psychological trauma, a lack of science, and oppressive fear tactics.

  • Where she sees going to a mask-free church as reckless, I see a responsibility to give my family a sense of normalcy.


How is it that two decently-rational people see world events so differently?

How did we develop such strong opinions about issues that never existed before?

How did our starting assumptions and human nature quirks play into the conversation?

Are there objective facts that could actually change my mind or hers, or are we doomed to echo-chamber thinking and never speaking to each other again?


Since the above-mentioned dialogue played out, I’ve been endlessly fascinated with how the interaction with my friend might have gone better.

I don’t want to live in a world where friends are so easy to lose.

But, we can’t both be right…something is missing.

To help us all feel saner, more empathetic, and genuinely hopeful, what I hope to accomplish below is an exploration of three straightforward questions:

  1. Who is driving the mainstream covid narrative?

  2. Why are almost all governments responding the same way?

  3. How did our elected leaders get the masses to go along with this?

If, like me, you’ve been looking for answers to the who, why, and how questions…welcome.

I’m about to…

  1. Discuss the battle for your mind that is playing out in the news

  2. Show you how fantastically strategic the bad actors are

  3. Give you a boatload of references for what I show you

  4. Help you feel prepared to engage in a respectful dialogue

  5. Leave you a massive dose of hope for the road ahead

Buckle up…this is going to be a wild ride.


  1. For those who want to know how to reason someone like me out of my perspective, stay tuned. I’ll tell you exactly the questions/scenarios I’d like to see that, if you can help me, might reframe my perspective to more closely match yours.

  2. What’s more, I’d LOVE to hear the evidence/list of questions you’d like answered that have the potential to shift your perspective. What would you have to see to make you believe you’ve been misled about covid, not me?

Fair deal?


Let’s see if we can set up a fruitful dialogue…

  • I won’t call you a blind sheep, if you don’t call me a conspiracy theorist.

  • I won’t accuse you of being anti-medical freedom, if you don’t call me an anti-vaxxer.

I’ve found those labels (and ones like them) to be dismissive, completely unhelpful, and a barrier to logical dialogue…it’s as if by using those terms we say “whew” and absolve ourselves of the responsibility to think critically and genuinely consider another person’s point of view.

May that not be true here.

If you want to comment on this blog, fantastic. Please do so!

Agree or disagree with me, my only rules are that if you are rude (my judgment call), or use any of the prohibited labels above, your post will be deleted, no questions asked.

It’s my blog. I get to set the rules. Please play by them.

If you don’t like them, you can write your own blog.

OK…before I dive into who I think are (at least some of) the nefarious wizards behind the covid curtain, let me step back and make some important observations about human nature that have served me as a coach, and will (hopefully) get us all on the same page for a fruitful dialogue below.

Let’s start with this…


No one knows everything that’s going on.

Since none of us is privy to all that’s happening behind closed doors at cabinet meetings, public health agencies, pharmaceutical companies, the WHO, and media/social media board rooms, all of us have to tell ourselves stories (create theories) to fill in the gaps of what we don’t know.

We actually do this “gap filling” all day, every day in our normal lives too.

When someone cuts us off in traffic, or when we see an expression on someone’s face that we don’t understand, we tell ourselves a story about what must be going on.

On one hand, it’s good that we do that; filling narrative gaps is how we make sense of our world and choose a belief or a course of action.

On the other hand, inaccurate gap filling can get us into logical or relational trouble.

The important points here are this:

  1. We can’t NOT tell ourselves stories to fill those gaps.

  2. Where we don’t have the full picture, we make assumptions.

Again, that’s not all bad, but a fruitful dialogue starts with acknowledging we all do this.

You don’t know everything. I don’t know everything.

Part of the work I do for clients (and try to do for myself) is to regularly question the truth of narratives and assumptions we are making.

Almost all of the time, client breakthroughs come from questioning assumptions and narratives, not digging our heels in and believing there is no other way to see things.

In the case of covid, there is no shortage of unverified assumptions going around.

With such high degree of uncertainty,

  1. Occam’s razor (i.e. the simplest possible answer is usually right) and

  2. The path of least resistance

…are both at play.

In other words, the easiest way forward is to believe (I’ll come back to that word later) the stories we are told by those we trust, or those with the biggest microphone—i.e. mainstream media.

No critical thinking needed, just believe.

If the stories we’re told fit what we want (hope) to be true, we tend to believe them.

That doesn’t mean everything our authority figures or mainstream media says is true or false.

I’m just stating the obvious, the easiest path is to believe what you hear in the news, especially when it validates your narratives and assumptions.

Now, before I divulge my thoughts on who I think are the covidian wizards up to no good, stick with me as I go a couple layers deeper into human nature.

The payoff will be worth it, I promise.


Layer #1: At the end of the day we humans are all driven by the same basic longings.

Yes, our desires can get horribly misdirected, yet I believe you (just like me), always long for hope, belonging, validation, love, romance, adventure, significance, dignity, appreciation, fairness, progress, recognition, and so on.

You want to be understood and you flounder without a meaningful project or sense of purpose.

How am I doing so far? Does that sound like you?


Layer #2: We can’t NOT seek to meet our basic, common longings.

Whether consciously or unconsciously, twisted or well-aimed, we will always, endlessly seek to satisfy the desires of our heart.

The challenge (or at least one challenge) is self-awareness.

If you’ve ever said, “I know what to do but can’t make myself do it,” what you’re admitting is that your own behavior is a puzzle to you.

If you think this only happens with diet or exercise, think bigger.

We all have emotional blind spots.

(SIDE NOTE: For more on unmet emotional needs check out other posts on this blog…this one for example.)

With that established let’s redirect this discussion back to covid and begin by looking at…


No doubt there are more than the three I’ll list below, but to me these three are the ones that rise to the top as realities we have to acknowledge.

#1: Humans long (need) to be in tribes (to belong) and to feel a part of something bigger than ourselves.

The worst form of torture we’ve invented isn’t waterboarding, it’s solitary confinement.

Leave anyone void of human contact for long enough, and that person will crack.

We all need belonging and to feel the security of being part of a larger group.

If we don’t feel that connection to something bigger, if we don’t feel like we belong, we’ll do whatever it takes (even irrational things) to find somewhere we do belong.

The important point is this:

The pain of potentially being separated from our people is way worse than the pain of being illogical.

When cognitive dissonance shows up, we subconsciously tell ourselves we can always refine our thinking later, but what drives us is that we can’t bear to be separated from our people.

Part of our subconscious identity is wrapped up in the people we choose to associate with.

That is why facts alone rarely have the power to change our minds—facts are impersonal.

#2: Humans become irrational and easily manipulated when we are afraid.

Do you know what fear does to your brain?

As shown on FMRI machines, fear shuts down rational thought, quickly.

You literally have less than a second to put your thinking brain back in control when fear (or other strong emotions) fire from the base of your brain stem—the amygdala.

Miss that window, and you’re going to be reacting emotionally, not logically.

When fear happens, we will do just about anything to make it go away.

During the Nuremberg trials after WWII when the Nazi’s were asked how they were able to get the German population to go along with their agenda, the answer was simple…

They made the people afraid.

Reasons to be fearful always gets people’s attention--that’s why the news doesn’t lead with puppies and rainbows.

Where both sides of the covid debate hit gridlock is in labeling the other side as “fearmongers.”

For now, let’s throw out that label, give each other the benefit of the doubt that we’re trying to call things as we see it, and that our goal isn’t to make people afraid, but to find the truth.

Fair deal?

#3: Humans’ default setting is to always think we’re right.

All day every day, we see the world through the lens of what makes sense to us.

Because of that, we tend to see more of what we’re looking for.

Psychologist call it “confirmation bias.”

If you ever read the classic How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie you may remember the insightful chapter on how we each assume if others disagree with us, they must be wrong.

In fairness, it’s not all bad that we operate this way—if we didn’t we would constantly doubt ourselves and eventually need to be admitted to the looney bin.

Yet, you can probably see the problem here.

If you do the math…it doesn’t add up.

No one can be right all of the time—not even Fauci.

As Carnegie pointed out, our desire to be right is so strong and predictable that even convicted felons (whose crime was witnessed by many) will go to their grave defiantly refusing to believe they did anything wrong.

Such people (who are no less human than me or you) will justify the heck out of everything and cling to any weak, twisted argument even when it is objectively, 100% wrong.

I’m wired this way…and so are you.

I highlight this, because without recognizing this propensity toward binary (“I’m right, you’re wrong”) thinking, it’s hard for any of us to overcome it.

Who of us wants to wake up tomorrow (or a year from now) and realize much of what we believed was a lie?

No one.

Yet, if we do the math, about half of us are going to be almost completely wrong about covid.

That is going to be an emotionally-painful day, and to combat that feeling, some of us will go to our grave refusing to believe we were duped.

It happens every generation.

Ours is no different.

My hope with what’s below is that it will help us ask some new questions, check our assumptions, and more accurately fill some narrative gaps so that whatever truths come to light in the days ahead, we can stay sane, keep our friends, and be wiser for whatever is next.

So, with all that said…


We live in a world where he or she who has the money makes the rules.

As Henry Kissinger put it: “Who controls money, controls the world.”

I don’t necessarily like that reality, but it is what it is.

We also live in a world of imperfect humans where some people wield a very disproportionate amount of power and influence.

Permit me a mere two bullets to show how consolidated money and power can become, or I should say, has become.

The sobering reality is that people behind these massive firms literally have the power to impact, buy, or bankrupt more or less any industry or business in the world.

My point isn’t to get into that complicated web.

My point is simply this:

With such a centralization of power, is it implausible to think that if someone could get enough of the people behind those firms to buy into a particular vision, one could orchestrate massive influence over global affairs?

Plausible, yes.

Is it actually happening? Read on and I’ll let you be the judge.


To make covid make sense, we need a quick history lesson about the three figures I (currently) see as most responsible for how covid has unfolded—Klaus Schwab (visionary), Bill Gates (visionary and funder), and Anthony Fauci (lynchpin-puppet/politician).

Are there other puppet masters I’m unaware of?

I’d be shocked if there aren’t.

For now, let’s put the covid puzzle together with what is public knowledge.

COVIDIAN WIZARD #1: Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum

You could call the WEF the world’s most elite clubhouse, or at least one of them.

The WEF was founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab…who was born in Nazi Germany in 1938.

Right here on their website, you can read that the idea of the WEF is to bring together the “1,000 leading companies of the world.”

In 1974 (three years after it was founded), the WEF was expanded to include politicians.

NOTE: If you’re curious (like I was) to see who attends these meetings, you can click here to see pictures of attendees at a recent WEF summit.

Here’s the short version of what the WEF is all about.

Every February/March a couple thousand, super-rich people fly into Switzerland on their private jets to discuss things like how the rest of us can reduce our carbon footprint.

They put their minds together to brainstorm how to tackle what they perceive to be the world’s biggest challenges.

On the surface (minus the carbon-footprint hypocrisy) this sounds like a potentially great idea.

How cool would it be to get 2,000 movers and shakers together to share ideas and resources?

Good concept perhaps, but we also can’t be blind to…


Every organization has a mission, and a belief of what a better world looks like.

To stick with recent history, since 2014 Schwab has been attempting (unsuccessfully) to shoehorn the world into what he calls the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

What is that?

It’s a political agenda hyper-focused on technology and control as the cure to all our global ills.

It’s quite easy to argue (as you’ll see below) his vision is an Orwellian, centralization of power, surveillance-based society that is truly the stuff of science fiction, and China.

Fast forward to 2020 and Klaus sees covid as the opportunity to put his vision into action.

“The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world to create a healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous future”

Is it coincidence (or just an interesting plot point) that in 2018 the WEF partnered with Johns Hopkins University to do a pandemic dress rehearsal called Clade X?

Regardless, despite all the flowery buzzwords, Klaus’ “Fourth Industrial Revolution” title got overused and lost its cache…

So, now he calls that same vision “The Great Reset.”

Same pig. Different lipstick.

As a window into how committed Klaus is to this vision, get this…he mailed a copy of his newest book (The Great Reset) to all the government leaders around the world.

I’m not kidding.

Um, a little presumptuous don’t you think Klaus?

The Premier of Alberta Canada sure thought so…and said “He’s asking us to take a global crisis and advance a particular political agenda.”

Without getting in the weeds of Klaus’ dystopia here, are the high-level ideas…

In The Fourth Industrial Revolution Klaus admits:

“The tools of the fourth industrial revolution enable new forms of surveillance and other forms of control that run counter to healthy, open societies.”

Wow…that sounds, awesome, or not.

In The Great Reset he writes:

“Looking to the future, governments will most likely, but with different degrees of intensity, decide that it’s in the best interest of society to rewrite some of the rules of the game and permanently increase their role.”

And then he drops this bomb…

“If no one power can enforce order, our world will suffer from a ‘global order deficit’.”

Um…does that sound a little disturbing to anyone else?

Seriously…let that sink in…

In Klaus’ utopia, whoever the one power is will (permanently) enforce a vision of “global order” the rest of us must follow.

This time, in addition to the books, the revolution (ahem, “reset”) boasts more aggressive marketing (with buzzwords like “sustainability”) a fancy website, and a podcast.

In fact, the vision is so comprehensive (you can’t make this stuff up), Grover from Sesame Street is interviewed on the podcast to comfort kids (who are saddened that the reset doesn’t allow them to see their friends) by telling them how much fun “video play time” is…


Way to make sure we have propaganda for the whole family Klaus.


What’s striking to me about this vision is how God-less it is.

In Klaus’ utopia humans will no longer be endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights.

Instead, the State (the one power) will be the arbiter of which rights we all have.

Sounds a bit like China does it not?

Funny (or telling) how not that long ago even the mainstream media repeatedly told us how dangerous the Chinese government was:

In case you missed it…

  • The Atlantic“China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone”

  • Time“How China Is Using “Social Credit Scores” to Reward and Punish Its Citizens”

  • Wired – “The Complicated Truth About China’s Credit System”

  • NY TimesInside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame, and Lots of Cameras

  • NY Times – “A Surveillance Net Blankets China’s Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers

  • NY Times“How China Uses High-Tech Surveillance to Subdue Minorities”

  • The Wall Street Journal – “China’s New Tool for Social Control: A Credit Rating for Everything”

These days, if you point out stuff like that, you’ll be called a “conspiracy theorist” and likely get censored.

Is giving up our freedoms somehow in vogue now?

Seems like it.

Even Canada’s Justin Trudeau is on record stating that China is his ideal model for governing.

What happened?

Let’s zoom out.

Lest you think I’m cherry picking quotes and misrepresenting Klaus’ vision, let me show you the WEF’s promo video.

Remember, this is their vision for the next decade.

For those of you who want to call me a “conspiracy theorist,” how would you explain that video?

In case you didn’t watch that propaganda piece here are the highlights…er, lowlights?

By 2030, I quote in bold:

  • “You will own nothing, and you will be happy.”

  • Wait! Hang on…how did you connect me not owning anything to the idea that such a scenario will make me happy? And how exactly do you intend to unfold your plan to take away my possession? Will you be starting with my business, home, food, car?

  • “Whatever you want you’ll rent, and it will be delivered by drone.”

  • What? I’m confused. Who will be I renting from? And what’s with the drones? Can I not go pick something up myself? Am I under house arrest? If something breaks (or I run out of salt) do I have to wait until the drones are available?

  • “The US won’t be the world’s leading superpower; a handful of countries will dominate.”

  • So…what countries do you have in mind? Let me guess China is in the running? How about North Korea? How bad does it need to get here in the US before we no longer dominate? What exactly is the plan to knock us down a few pegs and how will that make the world better?

  • “You’ll eat much less meat…an occasional treat, not a staple…for the good of the environment and our health.”

  • Yeah about that…who exactly is deciding what’s best for my health…and the environment--a group of billionaires who want to sell me edible insects, lab-produced breast milk, cell-based meat, and patent-filled fake-meat fungus burgers that artificially bleed? In case we can vote in your utopia, put me down as a hard “no” on this one.

So, how’d you like the vision?

Does it resonate…or did your stomach (literally) go sour after reading the first sentence?

The above is the vision of some of the world’s wealthiest people, and elected leaders.

That’s their agenda folks.

That is the world they want to bring into existence.

And they are not being subtle about it.

Is that the world you want to live in?


It is an open conspiracy.

It is an agenda that is mind-boggling in scope and years in the making.

If a conspiracy this big sounds impossible, click the links above and poke around—it will blow your mind how much thought they’ve put into reshaping every aspect of our lives.

We don’t have to fill a lot of narrative gaps here.

They have filled almost all of them for us.

All we have to do is pay attention, and decide if that’s the world we want to live in.

What’s important to ask ourselves is what will be the steps toward this agenda?

Perhaps they would manipulate the global meat market, or promote a mandatory vaccine (don’t forget your yearly boosters!) and a digital passport for everyday living—like in China?

Think about it…

Once we all get vaccinated and have our “vaccine passports,” should we assume the WEF will have satisfied their desire for power, or will they want more?

That was the type of question that baffled this UK reporter when she learned her country’s vaccine passport includes:

“Data relating to mental health, lifestyle, ethnic origin, biometric data and alleged criminal behavior…”

To which she responded: “What the hell does that have to do with proving you’ve had two jabs?”

Good question!

Is it fair to say this might be about control and not about a virus?

As Tim Hinchliffe succinctly put it:

“The Great Reset is a means to an end.”
“Next on the agenda is a complete makeover of society under a technocratic regime of un-elected bureaucrats who want to dictate how the world is run from the top down, leveraging invasive technologies to track and trace your every move while censoring and silencing anyone who dares not comply.”

Are Tim and I being paranoid, or is it time for a lot of people to wake up?

At the very least, I would argue this is not the time to blindly believe (there’s that word again) what we see is all about a virus.

May we not be so naïve.

Before I leave the WEF, permit me one more nail in the coffin for anyone who just can’t believe that something seriously evil is happening.

What’s with the slogan…


In case you missed it, that’s the cool phrase you say in a speech if you’re politician who drinks the WEF Kool-Aid.

Answer me this…

Where was the meeting where all the Western leaders (Klaus Schwab, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Prince Charles, Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Andrew Cuomo, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Gates, and others) decided to use that phrase as a rallying cry?

Don’t believe that happened?

Watch them all say it in one montage put together by The Highwire.

You can (and I’d recommend) watch the episode that clip was taken from here.

I don’t know everything, but I know good salesmanship when I see it.

To get all those people to literally read from the same script…that's an impressive sales job!

How in the world did that happen?


If you stop and think about it, it makes sense:

Give Klaus Schwab 50 years to practice selling his vision and he might get good at doing so.

(NOTE: If you have the stomach for it, you can read about Mr. Schwab’s (I’d argue sickening) vision in this fantastic article that does a deep dive into his logic.)

Stop for a second and ponder the scope of what he’s been able to accomplish…

He has grown (curated) a regular meeting of the top 1,000 businesses and 2,000 wealthy elites—which includes global political leaders.

He has relentlessly sold the same vision, over and over.

What happens when you sell a vision?

Those who like your vision, keep listening. Those who don’t like it, stop listening.

As a visionary you make progress by continuing to inspire your believers.

You keep planning, and you speak to the human heart.

In other words you…

  1. Remind them they belong in elite of the elite, cool-kids club

  2. Stroke their ego (i.e. validate) that the world needs their contribution.