Socialism cannot endure because it forces inhuman behavior onto humans; globalism forces unnatural behavior onto nations. Socialists suppress individuality; globalists suppress nationality. Both are oppression and dissolve whenever the imposing force disappears. Except that the first is applied to people and the second to nations, they are pretty similar scams. Historically, they have appeared together; socialists have moved on non-socialist neighbors when they could and have had to be walled in to prevent their escape when the capitalists proved too strong. To endure, socialists must convert the world; it is no coincidence that The Internationale  is the socialist anthem. The currently popular term “democratic socialism’ is an oxymoron and so too will be democratic globalism; note the current European Union’s arising desire for its own army.

Globalism sells harmonious blending of everybody under a supranational government, the usual socialist utopia on a larger scale.  A primary requirement is removal of national borders,   a Globalist analog of the socialist abolition of private property. Those are equally willful, blind denials of human nature. In a real world, national borders may dissolve after everyone speaks a common language and lives in a common culture at a common economic level but even then it seems doubtful, given human competition. Further, it seems doubtful that such a degree of human uniformity can be accomplished even at gunpoint. Annoying as it must be for socialists and globalists, people aren’t ants and nations aren’t herds.

The Communists claimed that, after people were forced at gunpoint into good socialist behavior, their descendants would evolve into naturally socialist folk and the barbed wire and guns would vanish. In our real world, no sign of that appeared in sixty years as the Soviets fell apart of their internal contradictions. Their  gathering of Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, the Baltics, eastern Europe, most of Central Asia and others was never happy; it decomposed overnight in a parallel part of the process.  All the suffering and loss of the Soviet era were a wasted sacrifice to a myth. Post-Soviet globalism has not improved the idea. Scratch a globalist to reveal just another would-be emperor.

An all-powerful, supranational government  is too large, too remote and too bound with competing interests to recognize, let alone harmonize the myriad needs, behaviors and desires of inevitably disparate and distant populations. In our reality, government must as America’s Founders wrote, arise from the governed, not be forced onto them from above. That is not government, only the suppression of a conqueror. Conquerors have no citizens, only slaves. And once emplaced, such a state does not evolve into voluntary, happy slavery. At some point, the conqueror or his successor will die hanging from a lamppost and everything will fall apart, eventually to begin again for a new audience.

As used to be said in political science classes, “America has the worst possible form of government – except for all the others.” The Globalists would replace it with a blend of all the others, plus guns and barbed wire in the name of progress. Wisdom suggests asking what sort of destination depends upon guns and barbed wire … and how a global government can be installed and maintained without them. The Soviets should be informative. China, too. And we have the European Union to watch as, still without an army of its own, it deals with Brexit.

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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