Jan – 31-2011
What is globalization? Well, if you ask 100 different Americans you will probably get 100 different answers. Many people view globalization as harmless or even as a good thing. Other Americans believe that the United States will never be integrated into a global economic and political system. Still others view it as a future threat that has not arrived yet. Those that consider it to be a future threat are concerned that at some point American sovereignty will end and at that point economic and political power will be handed over to a “world government”. Well, the truth is that all of those points of view are missing the point. Globalization has been happening for decades and it is already very, very far advanced. The U.S. government has already surrendered massive amounts of political and economic power to global organizations such as the UN, the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank. In particular, our economy has been almost entirely merged into the emerging one world economy. Just because we still have a government in Washington D.C. and just because we are still using U.S. dollars does not mean that we still possess our economic independence. The truth is that global bureaucrats have a stunning amount of control over our economy right now, and even as you read this most of the consumer products sold in our stores are made on the other side of the world.
So what is globalization? In an economic sense, it is the integration of the national economies of the world. Just because we don’t have a “one world government” yet and just because we all aren’t paying our bills with implantable microchips yet does not mean that the global economic system has not arrived.
In fact, if someday the United States is merged into a one world government, that doesn’t mean that our current government would disappear. It is likely that it would just be made subordinate to the global government, kind of like how our state governments have been made subordinate to the federal government in Washington D.C.
Trade is one of the primary tools of those seeking to implement globalization. This is something that a large percentage of those that are concerned about a “New World Order” fail to realize. Most people keep their eyes focused on the political realm, but the globalists realize that once you get control of money and trade you are a long way towards winning the game.
Wikipedia defines globalization in this manner….
“Globalization describes the process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of political ideas through communication, transportation, and trade.”
That is exactly what is happening right now. Our “regional economy” and culture are becoming integrated with the rest of the world. Many applaud this change, but it also means that everything that once made America “exceptional” is being lost as we are merged into a new global system.
Fortunately, many Americans are starting to wake up to the threat of globalization. In particular, large numbers of Americans now realize that globalization is sending millions of our jobs overseas and it is destroying the standard of living of America’s middle class.
According to a brand new Washington Post poll, only 36 percent of Americans consider “the increasing interconnection of the global economy” to be a positive thing. Back in 2001, 60 percent of Americans believed that globalization was a positive thing.
In particular, the decline in support for globalization has been the most pronounced among Republicans. Back in 2001, 57 percent of Republicans considered globalization to be beneficial, but only 27 percent of Republicans do so today.
That is a monumental shift in just ten years. It demonstrates that the endless propaganda that leaders from both political parties have been feeding us is not working.
We were promised that free trade agreements such as NAFTA and conferring “most favored nation” status on nations such as China would be incredibly good for our economy.
But now it is evident that our politicians were dead wrong about globalization.
As millions upon millions of Americans families have lost their jobs and their homes, the mood in the country towards all of these free trade agreements has turned sour. A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted last year discovered that 69 percent of Americans now believe that free trade agreements have cost America jobs.
Not only that, but there is strong “anti-globalization” sentiment in the new political movements that have sprung up in this country. For example, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll referenced above found that 61 percent of “Tea Party sympathizers” believe that free trade has hurt the United States.
So exactly how have these free trade agreements hurt us?
In a previous article, I described what has been happening to so many of the good jobs that the U.S. economy used to produce….
Do you need a job? Are you wondering where all the good jobs went? Well, the next time you are out just walk into a store and start looking at the product labels. Most of the things that are sold in our stores are now made out of the country. So if you need a good paying job to support your family that is just too bad – you have been merged into a global labor pool where you must compete for jobs with people on the other side of the globe willing to work for less than a tenth of what you usually make. Welcome to the “one world economy” where big global corporations make a fortune exploiting slave labor on the other side of the world while “overly expensive American workers” get dumped out on the street.
In the new global system, multinational corporations can shop for labor almost anywhere they want. So why should they give American workers good wages and good benefits when they can legally pay large numbers of workers on the other side of the globe slave labor wages and get away with it?