A professoriate of fair-ie castle makers in the sky seems to have duped an alliance of globalists. An ox (slogan of free trade) has been yoked to an ass (slogan of global fairness). It seems time to burst some fair-ie assumptions. More depth is needed concerning notions of Gaia Based Globalism versus Christian Based Nationalism, free trade versus smart trade, and crony enserfment and pollution versus human freedom and dignity.
Instead of nation based colonialism, we now seem to have corporate based colonialism. Somehow, corporate cronies have convinced neo-colonials to accept a "kinder and gentler" form of colonialism, the effect of which is to erase national borders so that laborers all over the world have to compete by low bidding the value of their work to their crony corporate oligarchic masters. Thus, America's doctors, engineers, pilots, and technological workers (and even crony corporatists) are being bid down and replaced in their own country by lowest bidding foreigners and persons of no loyalty to western ideals of freedom and dignity. Thus, nations are neutered while worldwide labor competes to lower its standard of living, even as pollution and destruction of water sources soars.
In light of increasong poverty, pollution, terrorism, erasure of national borders, and fake representative republics, are more people today really better off than they were 25 years ago? Is the turn towards erasure of republics really making people freer and wealthier? Or is it putting more and more people under thumbs of crony, re-colonizing, corporate masters? Are all boats of individual wealth and freedom being lifted? Or are people being duped to trade their national identities and freedom and dignity for a mess of pottage that is advertised by false advocates of fairness, ecology, and technology? Are screws being tightened, to put most of the world under the rule of godless, country-less, corporate cornies bent on ruling everyone else?
Without national boundaries for respecting citizenship and trade, what mechanism is there to protect ordinary people, with regard to their cultural identities, skills, trades, industries, dignity, and freedom? Without nations, there are no bulwarks to protect against enserfment of the masses to a corporate cronydom. What could be done to reverse the trend that is demolishing human freedom and dignity? Things to consider: Enforce national borders. Limit immigration. Limit transfers of technology so it does not pass so easily to enemies of the western ideal of freedom and dignity. Impose smart trade policies and tariffs that would defend the freedom and dignity of each nation's laborers. Invite incoming industrialists and incent them to pay local laboreres enough so that they can afford to buy locally produced products. Some products require production in several steps at several locales. Such production can be factored among trade-aligned nations.
This is not nativism, isolationism, or national protectionism. It is protection of human freedom and dignity against international, crony, authoritative oligarchism. Words tend to be smithed to personal interest. Are politicians who are bought by cronies communicating their purposes with words that make sense? Or are cronies twisting words and laws into doublespeak and despotism? What's so "free" about trade that demands destruction of national identities as part of the deal? Is the world being lifted, or is America being dissolved?