The Three Foundations of Anti-Globalism
It is not enough to oppose something. It is necessary to offer an alternative. That is to say, if we are against Globalism, what are for? It can be summed up in three ideas that furnish a foundation for the movements that are sweeping Europe and the USA: Nationalism, Populism and Traditionalism.
Nationalism is the pride of being part of a sovereign nation. “This is my country”, or “This is my homeland”, are phrases of nationalists. Implicit in these statements is the belief in the borders of a specific region. A country is not a country if it has no borders. National sovereignty, the idea that my country rules within its borders, has been around for hundreds of years.
Populism, at least in the recent understanding, is simply the belief that a government must promote the economic well-being of its citizens.
Traditionalism embraces the uniqueness of a national culture. Every nation is different, with different traditions. Traditionalism cherishes and celebrates those differences. Those traditions may include music, art, language, a common history, religions and an economy that might be different from other nations.
Donald Trump won the Presidency because he embraced these three ideas, while Hillary Clinton opposed them. Trump proclaimed “America First”, an appeal to all three foundational legs. It promoted Nationalism, by saying this is my country and I place it first. It promoted Populism, by seeking to “Make America Great Again”, with his emphasis on bringing back manufacturing jobs and renegotiating unfair Trade Agreements. He embraced Traditionalism by standing proudly for the Constitution, the flag and the National Anthem, and by being unafraid to speak of his faith in God, and belief in the American Way.
Clinton, on the other hand, (a Globalist),wanted Open Borders; to keep existing trade deals, and to expand them, giving up sovereignty in the process; and she promoted multiculturalism, which would destroy the customs and traditions we cherish.
In Italy, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Nationalist, Populist, Traditionalist governments were swept into power, while in Germany, France, and Sweden, among others, Nationalist, Populist, Traditionalist political parties surged in popularity.
This has all happened even as the Mainstream Media (MSM), which promotes, (and is controlled by Globalists), attempted to destroy the new Movement by branding them as radicals, fascists, extremists, or any number of pejoratives. All to little, or no, avail.
The power of the MSM is rapidly diminishing. The ability of the MSM to control the narrative and to propagandize is waning, which explains their attempts to censor anti-Globalist outlets. They speak of “hate speech” when they really mean anti-globalist speech, because they have to hide behind a veil in order to speak of censorship. Yet, it is blatant censorship. They are desperate to find a way to stop the spread of anti-globalism.
Here in the USA, the defeat of Clinton, the resignations, (or retirements), of Congressmen, the removal of Andrew McCabe and James Comey, along with a host of Hollywood executives and actors, has shaken the Globalist Left to the core. They are floundering, yet can only talk of Russian collusion or impeachment. They offer nothing new and cannot understand how they are losing control. The Plan is falling apart. To that I say, good riddance.