I hate the idea of globalism, one-world, world economics….but I had another epiphany yesterday.
Just like with AI eventually turning against humanity, it’s WE who wrote the globalism incunabula.
Anybody here born after…let’s say 1970: you kids go play outside, hide your eyes, here’s $50, go buy some soft ice cream—or sump’n—cuz I’m talkin’ ‘bout my generation.
“Last night I had the strangest dream”, “Imagine” , “Give Peace a chance”, “I’d like to teach the world to sing”, “We Are The World”……(okay that last one is a late flowering, but you get the idea.). I think it was because we were so scared by the draft for Vietnam, if anybody ever told us why we were fighting there, I missed it. (And now the place, one of only 5 Communist countries in the world, is a garden spot!)
if ONLY we didn’t have to worry, every minute! that we or our lovers, brothers might be plucked out of the American paradise and dumped down in a mephitic jungle mined with explosives and bamboo spear traps! So, we “dreamed the world had all agreed/ To put an end to war…”
Now, the “end to war”;theme didn’t endure long. I could not BELIEVE , as a survivor of the Vietnam era, how gung-ho everybody was during the First Gulf War—when we weren’t allowed, you may remember, to see any actual footage of involved areas, just neat diagrams. But it pales to nothing compared to the mindless lunacy of “Stand with Ukraine!”
But, the underlying “one-world”, “brotherhood o’ man” theme proved more durable. And more pernicious. We didn’t want to recognize that we had any enemies, everybody on the planet are brothers and sisters. Even the Cold War TV shows we watched often had a sort of “Christmas truce” twist to the plots.
Davos, the WEF?
We were set up for’em—
and as we matured, we aided and abetted the setup.
Now we’re on the verge, or rather on the slope, of losing our nationhood, our culture, sovereignty, security. It’s been a long time coming.
“We Are The World” now, all right…and in NO way is that a GOOD thing.