Globalism is the new Socialism: it poses a threat to us all!
Simon Bonney takes a look at the development of Globalism, wondering how it has managed to hide behind the cloak of Capitalism to achieve its effectively Socialist aims. Supporters of Capitalism must work to distinguish between a free market world and a Globalist one.
Brexit. Trump. The migrant crisis. Trade. Travel. Tourism. When we hear globalisation, we often hear “freedom”, “open mindedness”, “Progression”, “liberalism”. We hear trigger words of unilateral support, soundbites of liberal dogmatism we have been conditioned to associate with goodness and desirability.
Globalisation is sold to us as the next logical step of capitalism and the freedoms and quality of life it has brought with it. It is seen as a step towards equalising the world and everyone in it. Globalisation removes the nastiness of inequality by opening a door to a world without barriers. That is why Globalisation is dangerous.
The European union and the Brexit phenomenon are the embodiment of this assertion. The EU is an agent of control and the Brexit phenomenon is the people rejecting it and being punished and attacked for doing so.
Globalism is a macro-economic political ideology that has managed – through its capacity to make people not just obtusely powerful and wealthy, but to hide them in itself as a doctrine – to shroud the establishment in an appropriated cloak of pseudo liberalism and allows them an international veil when their accountability is questioned at a national level.
Put simply, globalism is the perfect companion to corruption. But that’s capitalism for you, right? Wrong.
Not just wrong on a factual level – Capitalism has nothing to apologise for- but it is wrong to equate Globalism and Capitalism. It is Capitalism’s complete antithesis. Globalism kills competition. Globalism seeks to produce for as little cost as possible and distribute for as much power as possible – not profit – to the benefit of a few elites and the perpetuation of a doctrine which facilitates it (liberalism).
Capitalism would abhor the globalist philosophy, because capitalism is reliant on competition and parochial markets. Globalism eradicates competition by allowing the biggest and most gargantuan companies easy routes into global markets, denying the local professional the ability to compete in a world where the order of things is already decided.
Globalism consumes people and eradicates freedoms. It seeks, by means of politics, to remove as much ability and autonomy from the individual in favour of the idea of collectivist production; the notion that we, as a society and a wider species, owe something to each other and as such must work for principles rather than reality.
Globalism seeks to destroy traditions, culture and individualism. It seeks to focus reliance on a single, centre point of ideology and inevitably, a single ruling body with absolute power.
Globalism is an ideological theory built upon liberally founded principles of “unity”, “togetherness”, “progressiveness”. It is an ideological reality that produces international and inter communal frictions, focuses power and influence in the hands of an elite few (in an ode to its socialist roots) and destroys the idea of competition.
But more than that, globalism has found sanctuary under a cloak of familiar and trusted Capitalism, through clever political engineering and a generally widespread belief that capitalism encourages greed (which existed long before Capitalism and will exist long after it) and is an ideology of hoarding money and crystallising wealth.
This is a mistake considering capitalism relies upon the promise of capital and wealth being spent and therefore retaining its value. Globalism has therefore been rendered as the next evolution of capitalism, the natural route of progression.
The reality is that capitalism was never supposed to become a political ideology. It was (and is) supposed to be a way of measuring success beyond body count, wealth beyond capacity to murder, and a principle that accepts humanity for what it is and tries to develop it within the boundaries of the realities of human nature.
Globalism seeks to commandeer capitalism to justify its villainy. It seeks to collaborate with Liberalism to build upon this idea of “progressivism” and sell itself as the only progressive option.
Politics and capitalism have no business involving themselves with one another, as any small state conservative thinker will surely tell you. It is the job of the government to utilise the civilised fruits of the capitalists’ labour to manage things like tradition, defence, infrastructure and global affairs. The capitalist and the politician- capitalism and politics, money and power- should be kept separate to as acute a degree as possible.
The sadness of globalisation is its overtly totalitarian flavour, disguised so fiendishly by everything it has taught us to believe is freedom (capitalism, unity, diversity, tolerance) and selling our natural resistance as independent sovereign nations and unique cultures of individuals as the proliferation of hatred.
Where in communism violence is the currency of power, in globalisation capital meets liberalism to crystalize itself as the status quo. It uses once common and perfectly palatable concepts to achieve a totalitarian agenda all the same. Two sides of the same outrageous coin.
So, what next? How does it end? Well my friends, we aren’t going down just yet. There is socially conservative revolution happening across the western word, with nations increasingly rejecting the notion of globalisation in theory and reality, a ship which the British are well and truly at the helm of with their valiant rejection of the EU and the chaos which ensued.
As this trend continues, as it almost certainly will – as more power is transferred to bodies like the EU – the socially conservative shift to the right will gain traction.
Globalisation will consume itself or be stopped by those so forward looking as to assess its detriment before it can get that far. I suspect the collapse of the EU after Brexit bites will be the first step in a very long, uphill walk towards the destruction of globalisation. Good riddance.