Monday, December 24, 2018

What is Globalism and Why Does It Matter?

Economic Globalism
There are many descriptions and definitions of globalism.  The simplest definition says it is "the operation or planning of economic and foreign policy on a global basis."  This is a simplistic definition.  A better economic perspective  of globalism can be seen as the free flow of capital, labor, and products.  Some like to call this globalization instead of globalism, although one can say there is a difference.  There is much complexity to economic globalism, but I will mention only one point:  the free flow of capital leads to economic bubbles that burst.  The 1997 Asian financial crisis is one example.  The free flow of capital is great for speculators who can play "pump and dump" on an international scale, but financial bubbles are bad for any country that experiences them.

The Difference Between Globalization and Globalism
It is fair to say globalization is the physical manifestation of improving business efficiencies on a global scale. Then we can say globalism is the intent residing in the minds of those who marshal the forces of globalization.  For example, free flow of capital is a mechanism, but "pump and dump" is an intent.  We will elaborate soon.

Political Globalism
For many years there has been an interest among elites with a cosmopolitan inclination to move towards a single world government.  What comes with this is intentionally diminishing patriotism within our schools.  The reasoning used to promote political globalism is the argument that our world wars were caused by nationalism and patriotism.  The thinking goes that to promote world peace we need to move past the concept of a nation state and we need to abandon patriotism.  I am not agreeing with this point, I simply repeat it to explain why some people have been removing patriotism from American society.  The people who control American public schools have been doing more than chasing Christianity out of the public schools, they have also been removing patriotism from our children's education.  I have found that older people can sing "God Bless America," but younger people do not know the words. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program promotes "international mindedness."  Besides the IB program, multiculturalism is taught in the Plano, Texas, public schools to promote political globalism.

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, disparaged patriotism in Paris at the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, on November 11, 2018, saying "... patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is a betrayal of it."  Marcon insulted all the people of the world who love their countries because he is a globalist.  Marcon might seem to be a contradiction, being an investment banker at Rothschild bank and a member of the Socialist Party in France.  Socialists are not against capitalism, but rather are for crony capitalism under the control of a Socialist state. 

Probably the biggest push for political globalism comes from the elites of the Western countries, the graduates of Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, and the French Ecoles.  What we see at work, as evidenced by Hilary Clinton calling half the country "deplorable," is the belief among the elites that they have a right to rule the masses.  When Hillary Clinton said in Brazil in 2013 that she was for open borders, she was affirming the globalist ideal of the free flow of labor.

Finally, we should be aware that a long term goal of political globalism is a one world government, a socialist ideal. One example of this socialist ideal is in the book A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells that describes a utopian society with a single world wide government.  Yes, H.G. Wells was a socialist.

The ultimate result of economic globalism would be world wide global cronyism dominated by international bankers, like Emmanuel Marcon.  The ultimate result of political globalism would be a single socialist government dominated by international elites who find the people they rule deplorable.


Additional resource: TED Talk on Nationalism vs. Globalism: The New Political Divide (February 21, 2017)
featuring Yuval Noah Harari