Globalism is one of the Twenty-First Century’s first watchwords. Globalism encompasses many aspects – world economy, global markets and the like. As well, in my mind while globalism and transnationalism are different, they are closely related too. They both speak to the effect upon single nations. Globalism speaks to open economies. Transnationalism opens up interpretation of international law. They are different yet closely related.
There are many who seemingly do not grasp that if they want globalism and think it’s a great thing they will have to live with it, warts and all. What warts?
If a product can be made cheaper overseas than in the US, so be it. But for some reason some of the same people who forward concepts of one world type thought, and included in that are globalism and transnationalism, then turn around and scream bloody murder that “jobs are leaving the US.” No kidding!
If the average worker in Singapore earns $2.00 per hour for a light manufacturing job, then because American’s earn far more per hour, that manufacturing job moves overseas. I don’t like it anymore than the next guy, but I am a realist. I grasp that if one demands globalism and transnationalism, then they can’t whine when the bad comes with the good – well, the can and do whine, but I have no sympathy for them – they got what they wanted.
Some forward we are to allow transnationalism to seep into our nation’s sovereign law and politics, yet when jobs move overseas due to globalism these same people scream for protectionist policies. These are naive folks or folks playing a political game whereby they talk out of both sides of their mouth to please two separate masters at the same time.
If we are to be “one world” in any respect – law, economy, national sovereignty – then those forwarding it have no room to whine, but they will. It is politically expedient for them to do so. Ever notice how the ones who whine the loudest in FAVOR of transnationalism are the loudest AGAINST globalism.
So they argue for the interpretation of international law and international courts and world bodies out of one side of their mouth, then scream when jobs move overseas due to economics. Are they this ignorant? No, they are playing politics, pure and simple.
My favorite part of this discussion revolves around some of the globalism concepts forwarded by these big thinkers. Here’s one for ya. The spice Turmeric is grown in India. Yet because American companies make money on the processing and selling of the spice worldwide, some radical globalism proponents argue since the spice is from India, India should get ALL the revenue. They argue Americans should only be buyers on the world market and not make any money on the natural resource from a foreign land.
Okay . . . Let’s see . . . so if Americans should not make money on foreign products and natural resources, fine by me. But tit for tat friends, tit for tat.
The US developed atomic power, so all of it must return to America! We invented the airplane, so give ’em up folks.
What else has the US provided the world? Air conditioning? Pesticides? Medicines? Modern farming equipment? The list goes on. So if in fairness in the minds of radical globalism proponents we are not due any profit from foreign resources and labor, tit for tat folks! Anyone agree?
Now, of course my argument is a demonstration of just how ignorant the radical globalism crowd really is. The US, the evilest of all nations, must give up material interest and profit in any other nation’s labor or resource, but the rest of the world must indeed have the resources, labor and invention of the US? BS friends.
Yes, we all know who these people are who forward this double-speak nonsense, now don’t we? They say one thing to justify their vilification of our nation – that we must not make any profit on foreign resources and goods – and then the other side of their mouth opens and they forward that the US is STILL obligated to provide for the world, and that indeed world courts and international law should be the order of the day in the US! And to make it even worse, then these same people scream against jobs going overseas. What insanity. Pure political stupidity and insanity.
Just something to think about.