Saturday, October 19, 2019

Globalism




Having heard that Obama endorsed Trudeau in Canada and that Trudeau describes himself as a globalist or one who favors globalism, which clearly Obama did too though he did not admit it until he was out of office, I got to wondering how many even know what globalism is. Here's one quick definition off a Google search.
Political globalization refers to the growth of the worldwide political system, both in size and complexity. ... One of the key aspects of the political globalization is the declining importance of the nation-state and the rise of other actors on the political scene.
I think many believe that globalism is about free trade. It is not, as best I understand it. It is about seeing the world as one organism in terms of peoples. Its goal is to level the world until all are the same for economic power. So you take down the more developed world to give to the developing and help them also reach middle class or better for their people, who are no longer citizens of their country but of the world. True globalism would not believe in borders but clearly Trudeau does since Canada has a pretty tough border system. So, for now, this all probably varies as to degrees.

If one world government sounds good (likely not elected but appointed maybe in rotating systems), you are probably a socialist or communist (in the pure sense of those philosophical terms). Often people get defensive about say communism as they confuse it with dictatorships and totalitarian systems. Well, they are what are required to make those systems work-- once people figure out that it doesn't matter how hard they work, they will get no more than someone who barely worked.

Globalism uses laws to force countries to operate the same and that means about trade, incomes, but also medical care, and laws of behavior. Globalism requires a trust in government to make these rules for even what vitamins you can take, where you can live, what job you can do, how much money you can make, and on it goes. Who would that government be run by? See, that's the dicey part when you put down the concept of nations with borders and elected officials. 

I suspect a lot of the mainstream media today believes in globalism. It seems very idealistic when you don't get down to how it works.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

redistribtuon of economic power

If you think elections don't have meaning for your life, give this link a try for how Bernie Sanders and socialism would remake the workforce in America-- along with its products. They do this by making people angry at those who have a lot of money (much of which is in stocks). They want to believe that the workers know better than the ones who might've created the product and company. Good luck if this takes place.


Idealists always make it sound so simple because they ignore that the devil is in the details-- or in this case, the outcome.  

I dislike watching political speeches but may have to watch the debates tonight even though they are mostly on talking points. Sanders needs to get back up there as he's way down from Biden and Warren. Maybe he thinks his pure socialist agenda is the way as he called her out as a capitalist this week... Maybe he is setting her up to win as she is no capitalist with her own ideas about breaking up businesses.