Never underestimate the left’s uncanny ability to use a crisis to usher in massive political changes. As Rahm Emanuel famously said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

Emanuel was referring to the 2008 financial crisis, which his boss, President Obama, used to grow the size and scope of government while enacting a host of new federal programs meant to “fundamentally transform America.”

In all honesty, Obama’s attempt to fundamentally transform America seems almost quaint compared to what his former vice president and current commander in chief, Joe Biden, desires to do in the wake of the COVID-19 “crisis.”

While speaking at the Business Roundtable’s CEO Quarterly Meeting, Biden let the cat out of the bag when describing how he plans to use the COVID-19 crisis to establish a “new world order.”

“My mother had an expression: ‘Out of everything terrible, something good will come if you look hard enough for it,’” said Biden, alluding to the pandemic as the terrible occurrence that he plans to use as his crisis opportunity.

Biden continued, “I think this [the pandemic] presents us with some significant opportunities to make some real changes. You know, we are at an inflection point, I believe, in the world economy — not just the world economy, in the world.”

Significant opportunities? Real changes? This sounds serious.

Then, came this ominous statement from the president: “Now is a time when things are shifting. We’re going to — there’s going to be a new world order out there, and we’ve got to lead it,” declared Biden.

By new world order, I think it is well within reason that Biden is referring to the Great Reset, a long sought-after plan concocted by uber-globalists at the World Economic Forum and a bevy of other global institutions.

In short, the Great Reset architects seek to replace shareholder capitalism with what they deem “stakeholder capitalism.”

And, not so coincidentally, Biden referred to this very concept during his speech, saying, “We can’t afford to prioritize shareholders at the expense of your stakeholders, the environment, your workers, your customers, your communities where they live and work.”

By this, Biden means that companies should not seek to maximize profits by offering the highest quality goods and services at the most competitive prices.

Instead, as Biden indicated, companies should get on-board with stakeholder capitalism, wherein Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scores become the new benchmark for a company’s access to capital and all other sorts of things that can make or break a business.

In other words, under this “new world order,” businesses should be less concerned with meeting the expectations of customers and shareholders, and primarily concerned with fulfilling the left’s social justices causes, which are purely subjective and can change at any moment.

As Americans, we ought to reject this new world order on its face. For more than 200 years, the United States has embraced capitalism, which is the reason America is the most prosperous nation in human history.

Rather than declaring shareholder capitalism a vestige of the past while supporting a socialist new world order, it would be much better if Biden praised the very system—shareholder capitalism—that has lifted billions from poverty and increased living standards beyond anything imaginable in just a blink of human history.

PHOTO: Joe Biden speaking with supporters at a town hall. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)