September 9, 2018
Phil Johnson, Ph.D.
Nothing is more dangerous in the 21st century than ignorance – especially ignorance of the goals and motives of the main stream media, progressive leftists, political Islam and the ideology of globalism. Last week I wrote an article entitled “Why I Don’t Hate Donald Trump.” In the article, I mentioned that I am not a fan of globalism. So I thought I’d post another article explaining why I think globalism is bad for freedom-loving people.
Globalism vs. Globalization:
Let’s make one thing clear: Globalism is not “globalization.” Globalism is a belief system – a worldview that seeks to centralize global power in the hands of a few, and limit the freedoms of others. Globalization, on the other hand, is a process, a growth towards a more connected world. Globalization has happened throughout history with trade routes, exploration exploits, communication advances and voluntary cooperation between sovereign nation-states.
Globalization does not require a centrally controlled world government. When I think of globalization, I think of fair trade deals, the local Chinese restaurant, scientific cooperation, the ability to travel and enjoy other cultures, K-pop music, the McDonalds in Berlin or the Starbucks in Beijing.
Globalism is something quite different. It is the concerted effort on the part of a select group of “elite” international financiers, central bankers, political leaders and members of exclusive think tanks, to create a new world order. A world where you don’t get much of a voice. And that’s a problem for me. It should be a problem for you, too.
And as a side note, you might have noticed a particularly aggravated Barack Obama this past week as he hit the campaign trail to advocate for Democrats running for congress this November. Nothing makes a globalist more cranky than seeing the current administration and citizenry pushing back against the philosophy of globalism. When you see any kind of push-back against “one-world-ism,” you will always notice an uptick in political rantings against those of us who don’t want to play along. It’s just another piece of the puzzle regarding the ridiculous animosity towards Donald Trump. So let’s talk about why I have such a problem with globalism:
5 Reasons Why I Hate Globalism:
1.) Globalism pretends to be about people, but it’s really about power. People are just useful tools – and sometimes useful idiots to be employed in the ugly journey towards globalist goals. The combination of the entertainment industry, the media and universities are powerful tools to retrain the masses in how they should think about being a global citizen, and how to feel guilty about a sense of patriotism towards their own nation.
2.) Globalism will use human tragedy as an excuse to flood countries with migrants in an attempt to destabilize them. Destabilized, economically strained and culturally confused nations are easier to control. Globalists would assert that the chaos that is now plaguing Europe is a clear example as to why we need more centralized government and new social/global “norms.”
Thankfully, there are nations like the UK, Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland who are pushing back against the globalist aspirations of the European Union. Countries like Poland remember all too well what it was like to be invaded by Germany and the Soviet Union. They are not interested in the European Union telling them how many immigrants they are required to take – especially immigrants from countries that share no Western values and have no interest in pledging their loyalty to their host nation and who threaten to upend the stability of their country.
3.) Globalism likes to emphasize differences in order to create division and strife. Globalism wants to divide and conquer: They always place an emphasis on race, politics, religion, “otherness” and any number of other differences and identities. Globalists knows that creating and keeping disunity is a key to increasing the power of the few elite. For globalism to achieve its goals, it must not allow an environment that encourages questions, ideas, criticism and discussion. Keep people busy fighting each other, misunderstanding each other, mistrusting the media and information and they won’t have time to recognize the bigger picture of what’s happening all around them. They won’t have time to ask the questions and raise the concerns that are crucial for the times in which we live.
4.) Globalism prefers that nation-states surrender their sovereignty and power in favor of the United Nations – or whatever global organization that will replace it. Globalism is an idea that generally appeals to politically progressive folk who dislike – (maybe the better word is “distain,”) – nationalism. Globalism will lead to less national sovereignty as the idea of “global citizenship” is pushed as a higher value than national citizenship. And a borderless world (the goal of globalists) negates the opportunity for national rulers to do the most important job of government: protect the citizens who reside in a nation and who have pledged loyalty to that nation. Simply put, globalism is an outright war being waged against the ideal of sovereign peoples and nations.
5.) Globalism seeks to demonize the idea of Western culture and sovereignty. If they succeed, you will eventually become ashamed that you ever thought that there was something special about your culture, the traditions you celebrated and even the foods that you prefer. The idea of separate cultures that have been built upon separate ideas, values and beliefs will be viewed as evil – and that belief is being pushed on each subsequent generation to come through our educational systems. For globalists to win, they MUST make you completely repentant of who you were and that you were ever so intolerant and arrogant as to think your culture and way of life was something worth valuing and protecting.
Cooperation, Not Control
The end result of resisting globalism is not, as some would tell you, isolationism or aggression, war, racism or xenophobia. Resisting globalism and embracing sovereign nation-states allows for cooperation. Trade agreements, security arrangements and peace treaties between sovereign nation-states can produce a better world without destroying individual freedom and the rights of countries to make decisions for themselves and their citizens. Economic integration would be wiser and more helpful than political integration and loss of sovereignty.
Surrendering national sovereignty, personal freedom and responsibility is not a recipe for healing a broken world. Liberty, freedom and self-determination have been essential throughout history in order for advancement to take place, for creativity to flourish and for truth to be communicated. I would prefer not to put my future, my passions, my beliefs, my expressions and my life into the hands of a global organization. But thank you for the offer. It’s always nice to be thought of – but again, no thank you.
Eventually we will get what humanity has been pursuing since Nimrod attempted to build his Tower of Babel – (Genesis chapter 11) – a world system that attempts to elevate humanity and completely rejects God. A One-World Government and a New World Order have been discussed (at least) since World War 1 and 2 as well as in connection with the end of the Cold War and the events of 9/11. The Book of Revelation indicates that a one-world government will characterize the End Times.
But it won’t happen without resistance. HG Welles in his book, The New World Order, admitted “Countless people … will hate the new world order … and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents…”
The potential inevitability of a future one-world government does not mean that I have to embrace with open arms the idea of centralized, global control today. Not yet. We’ve still got a “pocket of time” and there are groups of people and nations that are pushing back, thankfully. The longer we push, the longer we get to keep our freedoms. The longer we keep our freedoms, the longer we get to live meaningful, purposeful lives – for something bigger than ourselves. For me, that “something bigger” is in reflecting the love, light, truth, forgiveness, grace and character of Christ – the only answer for the broken, the only hope for the hopeless and the only way to be right with God.
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