In a “This or That?” forum topic I asked the question, “Nationalism or Globalism?”
So I’ll ask it here. What do you prefer and overall, what is better?
1.) a sentiment based on common cultural characteristics that binds a population and often produces a policy of national independence or separatism
2.) loyalty or devotion to one’s country; patriotism
1.) Patriotism and national pride. With this comes a strong cultural upbringing fostering a respect for one’s history of self, family, and nation.
2.) Civic pride whereby people consider the well-being of the nation to be important in their everyday lives. JFK said it best when he pronounced “think not what your country can do for you, think what you can do for your country”.
3.) A more cohesive society.
1.) Bigotry and intolerance. Isolationism, racism, and ethnic conflict can occur via the “bad apples”. Those in charge can lead the country astray via divisive media tactics, unfair political policies, and lack of real political representation of the people.
2.) Facism. Focusing only on government policies and government wants for the people it serves without taking them into consideration can lead a country down this path.
3.) Exploitation of the people by their leaders. JFK’s already quoted statement can also have a horrendous aspect to it: reducing citizens to mindless drones to be exploited whereby the government does not serve the people, the people serve the government.
1.) the process enabling financial and investment markets to operate internationally, largely as a result of deregulation and improved communications
2.) the emergence since the 1980s of a single world market dominated by multinational companies, leading to a diminishing capacity for national governments to control their economies
3.) the process by which a company, etc, expands to operate internationally
1.) Redistributes wealth to poor countries bringing their lifestyle up to par with advanced nations.
2.) A freer market with less trade barriers and one currency for all.
3.) Safer travel across the world.
1.) The loss of local/national government, economy, and sovereignty.
2.) The homogenization of all people, cultures, and uniqueness.
3.) Global fascism, and instead of a police state, a police world.
Now that you’ve read the pros and cons of nationalism and globalism what do you prefer? Personally I prefer nationalism. Why? I don’t have any faith in a world government. Look at how young America is. It is barely 200 years old. It was once the greatest nation on Earth. America was innovative, patriotic, clean… and now it is fading economically, morally, and politically. Our government of “elected” officials and their cronies in the corporate world have pillaged the American people and its foundation. We have been divided into the rich and the poor; the working and the homeless; black and white; democrats and republicans – the list can go on. Both the political and media machines continue to play us like the fools we have been dumbed down to be.
So why would I think any government could turn our planet into a well-ran world? I don’t. If we (you and I) allow our individual nations to eventually merge into one large mega-society ran by ultra-big government do you think that we will remain free to experience liberty; to pursue happiness; to enjoy our privacy; to have our voice heard? If this goes down then the people of the world will be at the mercy of our leaders for food, water, shelter, transportation, religion, spirituality – everything.
So maybe the world’s poor will have their working wage and lifestyle raised. With that deal comes the rules that must be followed; such as being linked into the global infrastructure; paying global taxes; giving the kids an “education” based on social engineering as opposed to critical, independent thinking; the loss of customs; the replacement of the family unit with the open hand of the world – it is frightening.
Currently this shift to a one world paradigm is being brought about by economic integration, economic coercion, baseless invasions and wars, the reshaping of the education system, media spin, deceptive Hollywood movies, a tightly controlled (professional) publishing world, and the intentional means to divide you and I brought about by our leaders in office.
It is true that we are how we are raised. We are what we eat, breathe, read, watch, and interact with. So we have been Americans for several centuries. And with that several centuries comes change. But we are now being steered onto a road that does not include the tenets of anything American. The only thing similar will be the deceptive politicians and the corporate structure that wishes to control you and I as unthinking consumers who reside in their manufactured reality. Why? Well why do we need Central Banks? Why do we need a Federal Reserve? Why is their a push to place McDonald’s and Walmart across the world – for everyone’s personal well-being? Of course not. This is not about global expansion for the good of humanity. This is global limitation! It is uncreative and lacking in anything original. It is a drawing in of resources and a control of resources as opposed to a sharing of them. You think you’ll have enough? Maybe you’ll have a limitation on water, food, and transportation. Perhaps you’ll be penalized for using more than what you are allowed – allowed by those who are out of touch with reality. Do you really want to go down that road? Once their in that seat of power it will be nearly impossible to get them out. I would never vote a global government in.
So where’s the vote for us to keep this up? I didn’t get a ballot for NAFTA, for the UN headquarters being placed in New York, for our border guards to be underfunded, for our military to be used in the destruction of the Middle East, to have drugs piped into our country, etc.. I don’t want any of this. But it’s here. The question is, “How do we reverse the decline of America?”
I’m not an isolationist by any means. I like to travel. I like to experience different cultures. But I also like some order in my country, not chaos and division. I believe that all nations are intelligent enough to run themselves. I don’t think they should be colonized and coerced by globalist loving policymakers and lawyers. These people are selling snake oil to those who may not know better. Why do we need an IMF and a World Bank? Clearly it’s to control national independence.
Maybe I could believe in a globalized world if it wasn’t being rammed down everyone’s throat. If we weren’t getting there through lies and deception then perhaps it could be believed in. But it’s not. People are being ripped off, lied to, assaulted, and murdered in the name of planetary power. There is no book out there with a set of global goals. There is no end. When will enough be enough? It will never be enough. Never.
Just remember that absolute power corrupts absolutely.