- Politics and Social Issues
Globalization or Poison Pills?
By: Wayne Brown
I am a “baby-boomer”. I grew up an America that lived in fear of global nuclear disaster. Most of my young life was consumed with issues of the Cold War, the aftermath of World War II, and the growing shadow of Socialism and Communism upon the face of the earth. At the same time, up until the Vietnam Era, I, like most of my fellow Americans, lived in a world that we thought was very special, so special that it actually seemed that it was shielded from the evil forces of the world. We had leaders who cared; who had our best interest in mind. All of that began to change in the 60’s and the change continued right up to present day. I am a “baby-boomer” and I now live in an America that is very frightening to me.
There are those who point back into our history and cite that America became great because it was a haven for the down trodden, the persecuted, the needy. America stood on its shores and said, “Give us your sick, your hungry, your oppressed.” Those people came to America and eventually participated in making this country a great nation and a world power. So, if that is the case, what do we have to fear from mass immigration today whether it is illegal or not? If it made us strong in the past surely we can only become a stronger country if we open our doors and open our arms to the world. Well, it all sounds heart-warming, but if you buy that, then welcome to the world of false analogy.
Mass immigration into our society is toxic, even from a legal perspective, in this day and age. There is good reasoning behind that statement in that immigration introduced into our current politically correct society tends to simply dilute the mixture to the point that it has no purpose or direction. Today, in America, there is no impetus to “become an American” and therein lies a danger. Today, we teach the appreciation of cultural diversity in our schools; we preach it in our industries, especially in America, as part of the human relations training. Our society and our governments, for that matter, promote pride in cultural values and in holding on to cultural tradition. We no longer herd people toward the English Language but instead encourage others to learn their language as a way of reaching out. In this process, we are simply turning America into a land of micro-cultures who feed on themselves and embrace little or nothing that is traditionally “American” in flavor or culture.
Ultimately, we erode our ability to form a consensus in this country. We forfeit our rights on the basis of our inability to take a common direction or goal. It is an extremely delicate and dangerous condition in our country in this day and time. Yet our leaders fail miserably in any attempt to address the issue because they value the voting power of these individual blocks that have formed in our culture. Regardless of anything else going on in the world, this issue, left unchecked, will be the undoing of America in terms of the democratic process. It is happening right before our eyes.
Our environment is being used a platform on which to justify the “globalization” of America. There has been no impetus for America to want to join other countries in the world in pursuit of socialistic functionality. We have stood alone and stood by our democratic principles on which we were founded. There are those who wish to rid the earth of such thinking and America is a great place to do it. Those who pursue this goal hid behind the good-will and warm feelings of noble causes.
What could be more noble than wanting to save the environment so that those who follow us on this planet can enjoy the quality of life here? Everyone would want to align behind such a worthy cause. Unfortunately, that is not the point. The environment because the platform upon which the argument is built that America is a bad place; that we are polluters; that Americans are single-handedly destroying the global environment. If those arguments can be sold to enough Americans, and believe me, more are buying into it everyday, the case can soon be made that America is incapable of policing itself in these matters. The only viable alternative will be for America to subscribe to global regulation in order to protect the environment for all. This will be the insidious path through which those who want to destroy us will enter. No shots will be fired. No alerts will be sounded, but the process will have started.
Much the same argument can be made in terms of America’s financial well-being. If our borders can be filled with enough immigrants who live off the dole of the American taxpayer, the financial pressures will be overpowering. Medical programs that offer hand-outs to all will only be the start of the social welfare state in the decline of America. The attacks on the financial institutions will continue. This is an industry that has basically been set up for failure through schemes that follow back through the Carter years. Subsidized housing programs, government guaranteed loan programs, inducements to grow the housing industry to offer literally a chicken in every pot has finally brought enough pressure to bear on this industry that basically blew the doors off the safe and allowed money to bleed out in all directions and eventually tumble the financial markets in America.
Now that the damage has been done, where are those in government willing to step forward and shoulder the blame that the government is due in creating such a disaster? There are none. But there are plenty who will step forward and use this situation to argue that America’s financial institutions are out of control and thus must come under a more effective scrutiny, one that “global” in nature and protects all the people of the world. Too many Americans are too quick to agree and here is yet another hole in the fabric of America through which the snakes of the world slither in and begin to cure their slimy business. No shots fires. No alarms sounded.
Country after country in the world begins to tumble to the pressure of financial strife and mismanagement. The argument quickly comes to the table that America, with all her impact on the world, is much to blame. Our “own” financial crisis has played heavily on the world stage in dragging down the economics of the rest of the world and causing further financial ruin. The International Monetary Fund must step in and bail out good countries like Greece with financial aid. Since America is so strong, it is only fitting that much of the financial burden of this bail out be borne by the American taxpayer. Thus, our financial crisis grows into one of international proportion which ultimately places even more pressure the American system. Repeated incidents only add to the probable failure of the American government. And now we have another tear in the fabric of America.
I think you get the picture. As the dominos are stacked higher and higher, the pressure, the rationalization, and the argument for a world government begins to make more sense to more and more people who make up America and the world. In fact, these situations discussed above will reach levels that will dictate a state of emergency in the world. No longer will there be an opportunity for choice as to our direction and future. There will be but one way the world can be saved….Globalization.
Give that some thought as an American citizen. Is that what you want for your descendants? Do you really believe that will produce a better world for them to live in? A more productive one that offers a quality of live or one that only serves to place the people of the world into a yoke of socialistic existence that will provide little or no opportunity unless you are of those considered to be of the elite class.
The next time you hear the word “Globalization”, I hope you will give it some thought and give some level of credence to the idea that maybe a move in that direction is not necessarily a healthy one for America nor is it a coincidence.
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