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Globalism vs Nationalism
Globalism vs Nationalism: An unholy alliance
Globalization, nationalism, and the relations between them have been the subjects of debate among scholars for many years. The world today has become very different from what it was previously, because of globalization. It is the struggle of nationalism against globalism, and it will be fought out, not only among nations but within nations.
As the world becomes interdependent, the fate of one state is linked and attached to the fate of another state. Globalization is often associated with neo-liberalism, free flows of capitals, goods, services and workers. It has resulted in tremendous changes at the political and cultural levels.
It has lead to major wars attempting to integrate any country resisting integration into the New World Order defined by neoliberal globalization being a double-edged sword.
However, not all views on globalization are positive and many consider it as a threat. It has been criticized for benefiting only some elites and undermining the lives of many others, for already devastating economic and social consequences on the majority of the world population, as well as producing mass immigration trying to redistribute poor people to rich countries and give them welfare.
The nationalism has a long history and it has always been something that people fight for. It is in itself an international ideology, which can be used to promote and defend a particular culture and way of life, and it is also used by politicians to promote national unity and patriotism. One variant of nationalism, economic nationalism (protectionism), in many ways harms the states that practice it.
As a matter of fact, nationalism has had a great deal of difficulty surviving in this world, and some would argue that it has become less important. However, others argue that nationalism is benefiting from globalization and is becoming more important than ever. It seems that as peoples respond to corporate globalization, nationalism is being adapted.
The driving forces of this are religion, language, ethnicity, philosophy, patriotism, xenophobia… Simply put, nationalism is identification with a country and a belief in the commonality of the values and people of that country.
Its importance lies in the creation of modern societies and nation-states, and their role in a world in which interdependence has increased. Globalism, on the other hand, is identification with international integration and shared worldviews. Both concepts have an important position in the contemporary world. Full Story
Globalism vs Nationalism; A New trend In Motion
“A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much,” Trump said. “And you know what? We can’t have that. They have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned, it’s called a nationalist, and I say really, we’re not supposed to use that word.”
But the president declared that he is nationalist, and not afraid to say it.
“You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, OK?” he said. “Nationalist. Use that word, use that word.”
Trump’s nationalism declaration didn’t exactly come as a total surprise.
Throughout his presidency, Trump has championed the interests of the United States over more global concerns, saying he will put “America first.” He has spoken critically of various trade deals and pushed for greater limitations on immigration.
He has also defended the concept of putting his country above others during speeches at the United Nations — an organization which seeks to have a unified global agenda.
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This free trade, open borders cult first flowered in 18th Century Britain. The St. Paul of this post-Christian faith was Richard Cobden, who mesmerized elites with the grandeur of his vision and the power of his rhetoric.
In Free Trade Hall in Manchester, Jan. 15, 1846, the crowd was so immense the seats had to be removed. There, Cobden thundered:
“I look farther; I see in the Free Trade principle that which shall act on the moral world as the principle of gravitation in the universe—drawing men together, thrusting aside the antagonisms of race, and creed, and language, and uniting us in the bonds of eternal peace.”
Britain converted to this utopian faith and threw open her markets to the world. Across the Atlantic, however, another system, that would be known as the “American System,” had been embraced.