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What Is Globalization?

What is globalization?  Well, if you ask 100 different Americans you will probably get 100 different answers.  Many people view globalization as harmless or even as a good thing.  Other Americans believe that the United States will never be integrated into a global economic and political system.  Still others view it as a future threat that has not arrived yet.  Those that consider it to be a future threat are concerned that at some point American sovereignty will end and at that point economic and political power will be handed over to a “world government”.  Well, the truth is that all of those points of view are missing the point.  Globalization has been happening for decades and it is already very, very far advanced.  The U.S. government has already surrendered massive amounts of political and economic power to global organizations such as the UN, the WTO, the IMF and the World Bank.  In particular, our economy has been almost entirely merged into the emerging one world economy.  Just because we still have a government in Washington D.C. and just because we are still using U.S. dollars does not mean that we still possess our economic independence.  The truth is that global bureaucrats have a stunning amount of control over our economy right now, and even as you read this most of the consumer products sold in our stores are made on the other side of the world.

So what is globalization?  In an economic sense, it is the integration of the national economies of the world.  Just because we don’t have a “one world government” yet and just because we all aren’t paying our bills with implantable microchips yet does not mean that the global economic system has not arrived.

In fact, if someday the United States is merged into a one world government, that doesn’t mean that our current government would disappear.  It is likely that it would just be made subordinate to the global government, kind of like how our state governments have been made subordinate to the federal government in Washington D.C.

Trade is one of the primary tools of those seeking to implement globalization.  This is something that a large percentage of those that are concerned about a “New World Order” fail to realize.  Most people keep their eyes focused on the political realm, but the globalists realize that once you get control of money and trade you are a long way towards winning the game.

Wikipedia defines globalization in this manner….

“Globalization describes the process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a global network of political ideas through communication, transportation, and trade.”

That is exactly what is happening right now.  Our “regional economy” and culture are becoming integrated with the rest of the world.  Many applaud this change, but it also means that everything that once made America “exceptional” is being lost as we are merged into a new global system.

Fortunately, many Americans are starting to wake up to the threat of globalization.  In particular, large numbers of Americans now realize that globalization is sending millions of our jobs overseas and it is destroying the standard of living of America’s middle class.

According to a brand new Washington Post poll, only 36 percent of Americans consider “the increasing interconnection of the global economy” to be a positive thing.  Back in 2001, 60 percent of Americans believed that globalization was a positive thing.

In particular, the decline in support for globalization has been the most pronounced among Republicans.  Back in 2001, 57 percent of Republicans considered globalization to be beneficial, but only 27 percent of Republicans do so today.

That is a monumental shift in just ten years.  It demonstrates that the endless propaganda that leaders from both political parties have been feeding us is not working.

We were promised that free trade agreements such as NAFTA and conferring “most favored nation” status on nations such as China would be incredibly good for our economy.

But now it is evident that our politicians were dead wrong about globalization.

As millions upon millions of Americans families have lost their jobs and their homes, the mood in the country towards all of these free trade agreements has turned sour.  A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted last year discovered that 69 percent of Americans now believe that free trade agreements have cost America jobs.

Not only that, but there is strong “anti-globalization” sentiment in the new political movements that have sprung up in this country.  For example, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll referenced above found that 61 percent of “Tea Party sympathizers” believe that free trade has hurt the United States.

So exactly how have these free trade agreements hurt us?

In a previous article, I described what has been happening to so many of the good jobs that the U.S. economy used to produce….

Do you need a job?  Are you wondering where all the good jobs went?  Well, the next time you are out just walk into a store and start looking at the product labels.  Most of the things that are sold in our stores are now made out of the country.  So if you need a good paying job to support your family that is just too bad – you have been merged into a global labor pool where you must compete for jobs with people on the other side of the globe willing to work for less than a tenth of what you usually make.  Welcome to the “one world economy” where big global corporations make a fortune exploiting slave labor on the other side of the world while “overly expensive American workers” get dumped out on the street.

In the new global system, multinational corporations can shop for labor almost anywhere they want.  So why should they give American workers good wages and good benefits when they can legally pay large numbers of workers on the other side of the globe slave labor wages and get away with it?

For blue collar American workers, globalization has turned out to be a very, very bad deal.  Most blue collar workers only have their labor to offer in the marketplace.  But now since they must compete with slave labor in other countries, the labor of these blue collar workers has become greatly devalued.

This is having a devastating impact on manufacturing in the United States.  In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of all U.S. economic output.  In 2008, it represented only 11.5 percent and it continues to fall.

Much of the jobs and industries that have been outsourced have gone to nations such as China.  The American public sees this and is beginning to view China as a tremendous economic threat.  A Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted earlier this month found that 61 percent of Americans consider China to be a threat to our jobs and economic security.

But Barack Obama and most of the other top politicians in this country continue to insist that we need even stronger economic ties with nations such as China.

It is absolute insanity.

So if we have decided that we are not going to make things in this country anymore, what kind of jobs are average Americans going to do in this new global economy?

Well, millions of Americans are just going to have to learn such phrases as….

“Welcome to Wal-Mart!”

“Our specials tonight are….”

“Would you like fries with that?”

For millions of other Americans there simply will not be any jobs.

If you don’t like that I guess you can just move to China and apply for a $1.50 an hour job with no benefits.

You see, one of the things that globalization is ultimately all about is transferring power, wealth and control out of the hands of the middle class and into the hands of the global elite.  The entire system is designed to funnel money into their hands and leave the rest of humanity fighting over a smaller and smaller slice of the pie.

This is not communism and it is certainly not capitalism.  It is probably best described as “neo-feudalism”, and it is a system that will strip virtually all of our liberties and freedoms away if we allow it to.

If you don’t believe this is already happening, then please see an article I previously authored entitled “No Jobs, No Hope, No Future: 27 Signs That America’s Poverty Class Is Rapidly Becoming Larger Than America’s Middle Class” that lists 27 statistics that prove that the U.S. middle class is being rapidly wiped out.

Unless the American people wake up and take back control of the political process, global economic trends will eventually almost completely wipe out our once massive middle class.

Globalization is here and it is happening right now.  It is destroying what still remains of the once great U.S. capitalist system.  As our economy continues to be merged with the economies of the rest of the world, our standard of living will inevitably sink to match the standard of living that the rest of the world enjoys.

The entire game is changing.  All of the things that you were taught about trade and economics as you were growing up are being turned upside down.  Globalization is a complete and total nightmare.  Hopefully the American people will wake up before it is too late.

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  • mondobeyondo

    What is globalization?

    Globalization is people in Egypt protesing that their quality of life is going down the toilet.
    It’s important for them, that’s for sure. Hell, they probably DRINK from the toilet. You’d protest too. Believe me, you would.

    So if you ever ask “Why are those Egyptian type people rioting and protesting?”- there’s your answer.

    Hosni Mubarak may have helped a lot of people. From viewing the videos from various news sites, I suspect he’s an evil nightmare. I don’t know. Egyptian politics is not my specialty. But it doesn’t really matter. “What have you done for me lately??” (Janet Jackson song, 1996.)

    Globalization is people in Ameria NOT protesing that their quality of life is going down the toilet. We are distracted by other matters. (Go Steelers! Rock and roll to the Super Bowl. Yaaayyy!!)

    But don’t worry. We will awaken soon enough. Besides, we have guns….

  • mondobeyondo

    “Thank you for your purchase today! We appreciate your patronage! Are you sure you don’t want any ice or stamps today?”

    [Switch quickly to New York City accent]

    “Uh yeah. I have plenty of freaking ice. It’s January in New York, lady. The road is closed. My car is stuck in a snow drift. And you’re asking me for ice? Are your freaking crazy???”

    “How about some stamps then?”

    “I pay my gas and power bills online. And my pen pal in New Jersey, I talk to her on Facebook. Don’t need no stamps.”

    (silence)

    “Come on, honey, why don’t YOU pay my bills?? OK, how’s this? I’ll even offer ya a tour of Central Park!! Downtown New York, all the sights, and free of charge! The bill’s on me, darling!!”

    “Ummmmmm…..oh my ****…can you pay for all that? I mean, um, er…do you have enough money??”

  • Tatiana Covington

    Globalization cannot be avoided on this small planet, whose people know how to fly around said planet in 90 minutes, whose communication devices signal at the speed of light (about 300,000 km/sec), and whose speech translators are improving very rapidly. That will likely destroy all language barriers by 2060 or so.

    The physical reality is that the laws of physics are the same, everywhere, everywhen, for everyone. Ergo et ipso facto, anything that “Americans” can do, anyone else can do, too. Proofs of this are Chinese spaceships and North Korean nuclear arsenals. I was laughed at for speaking of those in 1970. Who’s laughing now?

    There is no physically valid reason to prefer “Americans” to anyone else. None whatever. The scientists proved that long ago. It is the uniformity principle. I set the word “Americans” in quotes, because it is not a physically valid distinction. I might as well prefer people on the north side of a street to those on the south side. Further, the Human Genome Project is demonstrating that we are all so genetically alike from pole to pole, that we pretty much are clones already!

    The moment Oersted demonstrated that electrical currents produce magnetic fields, this was all foredoomed. Soon enough that led to Maxwell’s laws of electromagnetism, one of which is

    (Curl) Vector E = (minus) (time derivative of) Vector B.

    The rest follows.

    Besides, doesn’t anyone notice how fast robots are developing? The Rise of the Machines is *real*, and I expect such things as “nations” and “patriotism” to be utterly obsolete by 2100 at the very latest.

    It could happen that we will be outdated by 2200.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    I think Globalization is dying if you read the over seas press people in Germany have had a belly full of bailing out the profligate and irresponsible. Most of North Africa is ablaze because of “Hot Money” driving up food prices, there and in most of the developing world. China is building tower blocks but nobody can afford to live in then but the Chinese Government calculates GDP by what they create, not what you create and sell. Oil production has stayed static for years, and looks to be going into decline.

    Globalization is based on cheep labor, and cheep energy, and a willingness to do environmental damage that will hurt humans in the short run but the planet can repair in a few million years. There is a limit to growth a limit to how much you can destroy in the short run before it takes to long for the planet to fix it. You run out of resources, you run out of money and then things start to break down, look around you.

  • mondobeyondo

    WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!!

    The world is changing. Most American people won’t believe it. Those who do, will refuse to accept it.

    Those who continue to live in denial, will end up swimming in the Nile.

    p.s. Watch out for the crocodiles!

  • William

    Globalization is the effort on the part of the Illuminati/Bilderberger crowd to subjugate YOU and rule the world. A one world government and one world currency will be their tools to run the planet. 20 years ago, I would have NEVER believed that. But, it is true, and has been underway since the late 1700s. From Frankists to Jacobins to Sabbatinis, it is all the same. If you do not know what a doenmeh is, you do not understand this. Their headquarters is in London, and they control the Federal Reserve. The mere fact that the Federal Reserve Bank, which is UNCONSTITUTIONAL, has existed since 1913 should show you the power these Khazars have over the United States.

  • Justin

    Globalization is and will continue to happen. The question is whether it will be a top-down hierarchical system with the combined power of Government & Corporation (i.e. Fascism) controlling every aspect of life & culture, or, can it morph into a system of local economies connected as concentric circles in a much more lateral or horizontal relationship. In the latter possibility, mixed economies could exist depending on the needs and resources of the local communities.

  • http://firesteel.com/ FireSteel.com

    Globalism is also when you and everyone else buys stuff at Walmart because its cheaper (made in China). You think that’s a good deal because you save a few bucks.

    Then you complain because you don’t have a job, or your paycheck never seems to increase, or your town is starting to look bombed out like Detroit.

    This is a fact you cannot escape: you vote with your dollars. If you vote Asian, well, guess what – Asia starts ruling the Globe and your standard of living goes down while theirs goes up.

    Get used to it, all part of the New World Order globalization which most Americans are supporting with their purchases.

  • http://www.planorperish.com Gutter Economist

    If you are a politician, Globalization is campaign contributions and lifetime employment.

    If you are a corporate executive, Globalization is a bigger year end bonus.

    If you are a while collar worker, Globalization is being forced to work for the government while the party lasts.

    If you are a blue collar worker, Globalization is unemployment, bankruptcy, and trading your house for a tent.

    If you are in the military, Globalization is an endless series of wars.

    If you are a college student, Globalization is a lack of jobs after graduation.

    If you are under age 18, Globalization is a great future as a peasant farmer.

    If Globalization is not what you want, do not vote for another democrat or republican.

  • w.espinosa

    The meaning of Globalization to Americans = Lost Jobs. CHINA presently OWNS over 49% of U.S. DEBT & is in slowly controlling most of U.S. FOOD SUPPLY. China has become the third largest source of combined U.S. agricultural and seafood imports. Americans are foolishly downplaying their own economic strength as China is now the top holder of U.S. debt. China -the silent invader, they will own the USA soon.

  • mondobeyondo

    What does it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

    What does it profit a nation, if it has the largest and best military, and loses its own industrial base??

  • nakedguydb

    so right now the USA is talking about a free trade agreement with panama , i live in panama and have heard that Cat will be moving there operations here , another factory going down the drain in the states , but hey you might be able to come here and work for Cat , a tradesmen makes $30 a day here .

  • Guido

    DO you want to know what Globalization is? In a nutshell, globalization is the constant evolution of the economy to a point where everyone in the world makes the same wage as an itinerant day laborer in Calcutta. Once we’re being paid the same as folks in the Black Hole of Calcutta or an Indonesian slum, then we’ll have finally completed the transition to Globalization. Your future is rather bleak.

  • The Guru Of Voodoo

    “When the spiritual teacher and his disciples began their evening meditation, a cat who lived in the monastery made such noise that it distracted them. One day the teacher ordered that the cat be tied up during the evening practice. Years later, when the teacher died, the cat continued to be tied up during the meditation session. And when the cat eventually died, another cat was brought to the monastery and tied up. Centuries later, learned descendants of the spiritual teacher wrote scholarly treatises about the religious significance of tying up a cat for meditation practice.” – old Zen story

    “Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.” – Matsuo Basho

    “Do unto others 20% better than you would expect them to do unto you, to correct for subjective error.”
    – Linus Pauling

    “You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo Proverb

    “The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.” – Krishnamurti

    “I’m astounded by people who want to “know” the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.” – Woody Allen

    “God has no religion.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    “Everything we do is futile, but we must do it anyway.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    “The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was ‘involved’ – the pig was ‘committed’.” – unknown

    “The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” – Niels Bohr

    “All truths are only half truths.” – Alfred North Whitehead

    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein

    “Logic is in the eye of the logician.” – Gloria Steinem

    “When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.” – Mae West

    “Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.” – Carl Gustav Jung

    “You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.” – Al Capone

    “Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.” – Abba Eban

    “The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.” – George Bernard Shaw

    “I’m not a member of any organized party, I’m a Democrat!” – Will Rogers

    “Half this game is ninety percent mental.” – Yogi Berra

    “Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.” – Mark Twain

    “More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” – Woody Allen

    “It’s life, Jim… but not as we know it.” – Spock

    “Something unknown is doing we don’t know what.” – Sir Arthur Eddington (on quantum theory)

    “Anyone who is not shocked by quantum mechanics has not fully understood it.” – Niels Bohr

    “I don’t like it, and I’m sorry I ever had anything to do with it.” – Erwin Schrodinger (talking about quantum mechanics)

    “There ain’t no answer. There ain’t going to be any answer. There never has been an answer. That’s the answer.” – Gertrude Stein

    “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning

    “The meaning of life is that it stops.” – Franz Kafka

    “The world is ruled by letting things take their course.” – Tao Te Ching

    “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

    “Stop thinking, and end your problems.” – Lao Tzu

    “Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.” – James Joyce

    “If I could tell you what it means, there would be no point in dancing it.” – Isadora Duncan

    “No snowflake falls in an inappropriate place.” – Zen saying

    “I live my life in growing orbits which move out over the things of this world. And I have been circling for a thousand years, and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, a storm, or a great song.” – Rainer Marie Rilke

    “When you are intoxicated with divine love, you see God in all beings.” – Sri Ramakrishna

    “Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?” – Maurice Freehill

    Q: What does a Zen monk say at a hot dog stand?
    A: “Make me one with everything.”

    “May you live in interesting times!” – ancient Chinese curse

    “Don’t worry; Be happy!” – Meher Baba

  • The Guru Of Voodoo

    THE COLD WITHIN

    SIX PEOPLE TRAPPED BY HAPPENSTANCE,
    IN THE DARK AND BITTER COLD;
    EACH ONE POSSESSED A STICK OF WOOD
    …..OR SO THE STORY’S TOLD.

    THEIR DYING FIRE IN NEED OF LOGS,
    THE FIRST WOMAN HELD HERS BACK,
    FOR ON THE FACES AROUND THE FIRE,
    SHE NOTICED ONE WAS BLACK.

    THE NEXT MAN LOOKING ACROSS THE WAY
    SAW ONE NOT OF HIS CHURCH,
    AND COULDN’T BRING HIMSELF TO GIVE
    THE FIRE HIS STICK OF BIRCH.

    THE THIRD ONE SAT IN TATTERED CLOTHES,
    HE GAVE HIS COAT A HITCH;
    WHY SHOULD HIS LOG BE PUT TO USE
    TO WARM THE IDLE RICH?

    THE RICH MAN JUST SAT BACK AND THOUGHT
    OF THE WEALTH HE HAD IN STORE,
    AND HOW TO KEEP WHAT HE HAD EARNED
    FROM THE UNDESERVING POOR.

    THE BLACK MAN’S FACE BESPOKE REVENGE
    AS HE BEHELD THE SIGHT;
    FOR ALL HE SAW IN HIS STICK OF WOOD
    WAS A CHANCE TO SPITE THE WHITE.

    THE LAST MAN OF THE FORLORN GROUP
    DID NOTHING, EXCEPT FOR GAIN,
    GIVING ONLY TO THOSE WHO GAVE,
    WAS HOW HE PLAYED THE GAME.

    STICKS HELD TIGHT IN DEATH’S COLD GRIP,
    TOLD THE TALE OF WHAT HAD BEEN…..
    FOR THEY DIDN’T DIE FROM THE COLD WITHOUT,
    THEY DIED FROM THE COLD WITHIN.

    ~Author Unknown

  • Celine

    What is Globalization?

    The American Space Agency NASA announcing its grand opening of their doors to Muslim countries and exporting American jobs while laying off American workers aka American taxpayers. Globalization in a nut-shell.

  • stefanmb

    The Wise Man and the Foolish Man

    Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:46-49

  • Metatron

    The number of those endowed with human life is as small as the amount of earth one can place on a fingernail. Life as a human being is hard to sustain–as hard as it is for the dew to remain on the grass. But it is better to live a single day with honor than to live to 120 and die in disgrace.

    So as we can see, life is not about how young we look when we are 70. It is how much we have learn from our lives, how wise we have become and how much we have help others. To die is not a dreadful event, but to die with disgrace is.

  • Osiris

    Question : What is globalization?
    Answer : Princess Diana’s death

    Question : How come?

    Answer :

    An English princess with an
    Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a
    French tunnel, driving a
    German car with a
    Dutch engine, driven by a
    Belgian who was high on
    Scottish whiskey, followed closely by
    Italian Paparazzi, on
    Japanese motorcycles, treated by an
    American doctor, using
    Brazilian medicines!
    And this is sent to you by a
    Canadian, using
    Bill Gates’ technology which he got from the
    Japanese.

    And you are probably reading this on
    one of the IBM clones that use
    Philippine-made chips, and
    Korean made monitors, assembled by Bangladeshi
    workers in a Singapore plant, transported by lorries driven by Indians, hijacked by Indonesians and finally
    sold to you by a Chinese!

    That’s Globalization!!!

  • Josephine

    What beautiful trend is globalization
    If it means progress for every nation
    If it entails discarding inequity
    And enhancing a balance of quality
    But, unfortunately, there’s ugly egotism
    Fueled and nurtured by ethnocentrism
    Where human beings forget their main call
    And instead want to rise where others fall
    On one hand affluence – inexcusable greed
    On the other starvation – devastating need
    Rich says to poor: “Open up! Let me in! ”
    And by doing that, guess who’s the only one to win?
    Very few wonder how this imbalance started
    Very few think back on how wealth once was parted
    No need to look back – the future’s at stake
    Globalization can become anything we make:
    An even wider gap through borderless rape
    Or a beautiful village in honorable shape
    A rat’s nest of division and infinite hate
    Or a unified world before it’s too late….

    Joan Marques

  • http://no,website kandiwal

    about globalization:
    a student asked teacher that what is globalization? he answered that globalization is a net.
    he again asked that what kind of net?
    teacher answer, this net is used by the powerful countries to arrested the weakness countries and eat them like fishes, student continued their work and told oh!this is a very dangerous net for poor people or countries!
    teacher said this is not dangerous only for poor countries or people but also for powerful countries, student was very energetic and again asked, how?
    teacher told to student that pleas listen when these powerful country bring poor count to the globalization then they will be not able to divide it then they will also com into the firing net and firing net is hundred times dangerous then the globalization.

  • arcadia

    globalization is not inevitable. we are supposed to believe that it is, but….

    it is tyranny and feudalism. it is suffering and genocide and post-humanism. is it the wet dream of sociopaths.

    there are few of them and many of us. globalization is not inevitable. nor is it possible.

    in freedom and nobility –
    arcadia