Biden’s SEC Chairman brings us a step closer to “the mark of the beast”

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You have heard of “the mark of the beast.” Found in the Bible’s final book, Revelation, we read of an end times dictato the beast—who will cause,

the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name (Revelation 13:16;17 NASB).  

 Given that facial recognition ID has become the norm, and certain retail stores are now utilizing a simple wave of your palm to pay at their point of purchase, the above passage no longer reads like science fiction. However, there’s a new twist that’s just occurred  in Washington, D.C. and it has taken us a giant step closer to this end times scenario. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman, Gary Gensler (appointed by President Biden), held a vote on one of his most controversial proposals: a rule that would require corporate America to disclose material risks supposedly caused by climate change.

The rule passed. Not good.

I write about this concept in Climate Cult: Exposing and Defeating Their War on Life, Liberty, and Property. The SEC is now demanding that publicly traded companies provide their investors with environmental scores on their overall carbon dioxide footprint created from the fossil fuels used in manufacturing, delivery, administration, etc. This is part of something known in the corporate world as “ESG”—Environment, Social, Governance. “E” is not about being a good steward of the environment; it’s about “climate justice.”  Based on Biden’s assertions that “Climate change is the existential threat to humanity,” climate justice implies the goal of every organization is to be carbon neutral or “Net Zero.” But, as with all things in the climate movement, there is an agenda attached to this concept.  For example, according to UNICEF — the United Nations Children’s Fund — climate justice also means “combating social injustice, gender injustice, economic injustice, intergenerational injustice and environmental injustice.”

Though the SEC didn’t make a rule on the “S” and “G,” it’s only a matter of time. “S” provides scoring metrics for employee gender and diversity inclusion, relationships with labor unions, relations, and community relations.  “S” is a slap in the face to the for-profit corporate world.  Profit is no longer the bottom line, but being woke is.

“G,” is for governance and applies to the board of directors, their race and gender makeup, the company’s political contributions, lobbying record, hiring diversity, employee benefits, and community philanthropy.

ESG, then, is an imposed measurement of things that don’t relate to business performance and, because living up to such standards is costly, ESG principles tend to hinder new players from entering the market.  Startups who seek to go public find themselves pressured for disclosure on everything from their staff’s race and gender to every bit of carbon dioxide expelled from their supply chain.

When the climate disclosure rule was first proposed back in March 2022, Gensler said, “… investors need reliable information about climate risks to make informed investment decisions. Today’s proposal would help issuers more efficiently and effectively disclose these risks and meet investor demand, as many issuers already seek to do.”

Eventually this ESG scheme will trickle down to you, the average citizen. Don’t be surprised when a personal ESG-type score is a part of a job application—after all, the company will want to keep their overall ratings high for investors. And why would a bank or financial institution want to mar their ESG by having a carbon sinner like you as a client. Or, maybe that photo of you on social media wearing a MAGA hat triggered someone in HR and now your shown the door and fired for reasons that were never made clear to you?

Think I’m joking? As I discuss in Climate Cult, a chilling sign that everyone should consider occurred in 2021, when Deutsche Bank AG and Signature Bank announced that they would no longer provide financial services to former President Donald Trump or his business, the Trump Organization, purely for ideological reasons.

Brian Sussman

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