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A Takeover Without a Shot Being Fired

By Rob Tenery, MD on July 11, 2016

Globalism has been described as “Marxism with a briefcase.” Similar to communism, both movements work to destroy sovereignty and have the eventual goal of One World, One People, with a few elites making all the rules. Proponents of globalism spread their philosophies and dictums by putting the interests of the world over the interests of an individual country.*

Globalization is different. It is the spread of effects across geographic boundaries that can be natural, as with climatic variations, or manmade as with the inventions, such as the wheel and electricity.

In theory, globalism artificially changes countries by altering populations and introducing differing religions and cultures into the indigenous population. Although mankind in general can benefit from new discoveries and advances, globalists advocate for shared benefit. Thus, the ‘Robin Hood’ premise of taking from the rich to give to the poor. This only works when the resources in the countries that have excesses are able to give them up without taking away from their own population.

Although globalization traces man’s advances and is a natural accompaniment to evolution, globalism can be used to alter these changes by war, immigration and allocation of resources through international trade.

Globalism attempts to create parity by promising prosperity, but requires acceptance, which leads to complacency; which can then lead to mediocrity. Human nature tends to work against parity, encouraging those who started out with less to do less, while discouraging those who would normally do more. Either creates conflict that is born out of the need to want more without earning it. Conflict leads to winners and losers that disrupt parity.

The latest Brexit vote by the English electorate is felt to be a blow to the globalism movement. The election results clearly demonstrate the dissatisfaction created over the recent immigration dictates by the EU. And England is not alone as the more affluent member nations in the EU are subsidizing the weaker ones.

The significance of the economic disparity to the United States from the globalism agenda can be traced back to the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993 and China’s entry into World Trade Organization, both supported by Bill Clinton’s administration.

Both of these agreements put the workers in the United States and the participating countries in competition for jobs. Currently, Donald Trump is leading the fight against these trade disparities. “There is one thing that Bernie Sanders and I are in complete accord with and that’s trade,” Trump points out. “Sanders said we’re being ripped off... Globalization has made the financial elite, who donate to politicians, very wealthy. But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache.”

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), signed on February 4, 2016 after seven years of negotiations, is a trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries. Supported by President Obama, the TPP is a companion agreement to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the U.S. and the European Union. The purported reasons for both are to “promote economic growth, support the creation and retention of jobs, enhance innovation, productivity and competitiveness and raise the standard of living.”**

In addition to trade inequity conflicts based on tariffs and currency devaluation, there are the cultural differences found in supporters of globalism. Take Brunei, which is also in the TPP. Predominantly, its population adheres to the Sunni Islamic religion, and has a legal system based on English common law. However, Sharia law supersedes in some cases. Compare the pay scale difference between the average American worker and the salaries in Vietnam, Mexico and Peru, which are also members of the TPP.

The United States must remain a participant in the world community. But to accomplish this doesn’t mean we open our borders to everyone who is in search of a better life. It doesn’t mean to go along with trade arrangements where the U.S. can’t compete on an equal playing field. It doesn’t mean we buckle under to other cultures, laws or religions that won’t assimilate into ours.

There always have been countries that are stronger militarily and/or economically than others. And despite the push for globalism, there always will be.  There should be an obligation by those countries with more to provide for opportunity for the poorer countries to advance their standards of living, but not at the expense of lowering their own. Borders, differing cultures and religions should be honored and protected. 

Globalization will work its way to even out some of the differences. That is, unless, the globalists with a briefcase get in the way!

*The word globalism is defined as international trade/commerce, international government and also pre-planned international human migration, such as Middle Eastern ‘refugees’ settling in Europe and America. http://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=430198

** https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_Pacific_Partnership





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