The future of globalism stands at a crossroads – and the war of words over the control of countries’ future escalates

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August 2016NEW YORKThere are mounting developments in world affairs that threaten to disrupt the progress of globalism. Britain decided to leave the European Union in a national referendum held June 23. Consequently the world’s major stock markets tumbled and the pound plummeted. British Prime Minister David Cameron stepped down to take responsibility for the Brexit vote. Theresa May, his successor, formed a new Cabinet designed to carry out the exit policy.
In retrospect, the EU has long been considered the model for regional integration and also a major driving force to help establish globalism around the world. So a string of difficult negotiations will likely ensue over Britain’s withdrawal. Some of the other EU members might follow suit. The wheels have begun to spin backward. Meanwhile, the U.S. presidential race is being held against the background of expanding income gaps and mounting discontent among poorer Americans.
Such dissatisfaction among voters threaten to turn U.S. politics more inward-looking and diminish the American role in international affairs. The United States might become unwilling to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership and begin to contribute less to global security. The U.S. middle class is shrinking, and the prevailing public sentiment is getting more confrontational. China is making expansionary moves in the South China Sea and the East China Sea on the strength of its economic power and military buildup. An international arbitration tribunal ruled against China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea, but Beijing has rejected its decision. While the U.S., Japan and South Korea are increasingly alarmed by China’s moves, Beijing is maintaining a hard-line stance and is attempting to create a fait accompli on the back of its economic strength.
Russia, capitalizing on the declining influence of the Western powers, is also trying to expand its sphere of influence. Having brought the Crimean Peninsula under its control, Moscow is trying to expand its influence over Ukraine and intervening in Syria. In addition, the risk of nuclear proliferation is growing, as North Korea’s activities show, while terrorist activities, such as those staged by the Islamic State group, are intensifying. The first and foremost cause of these developments that run counter to globalism is the multi-polarization of the international community. The progression of globalization is leading to a leveling of economic activities and multi-polarization is taking place in the international social structure.
New World Order Elite shaken by British exit from the EU: Globalist nations use the U.S. as military policemen, while they antagonize super-powers and enemy nations, expecting the U.S. to come to their rescue as the big, bad schoolyard bully. Those days may be coming to a close if Donald Trump has his way and becomes U.S. president. The fight by globalists to halt the populist uprising around the world will likely be one of the most divisive and most bitter political fights in our history. 
In such a situation, it is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve a consensus regarding governance in the international community. At the U.N. Security Council, it is already hard to reach agreements between the U.S. and European powers on one hand and Russia and China on the other, giving rise to higher governance risks. In the management of economic affairs, it is also getting harder to reach agreement on effective steps as the primary responsibility for building a consensus — previously held by the Group of Eight major powers — has shifted to the Group of 20. In addition, the development of multi-polarization has caused some countries’ international influence to wane, tempting other nations to resort to egoistic behavior.
Such tendencies are seen in the behavior of Russia and China. Other examples include the actions taken by Greece and Spain that caused the euro crisis. The second cause is the waning of domestic political discipline among the world’s major countries. Primarily, politics should be responsible for ensuring people’s security, encouraging economic growth and enhancing public welfare while asking the people to shoulder the burden when necessary. Recently, however, some political parties have tended to put priority on taking power and resorting to populist policies to curry favor with voters.
Third, there is an increase in market risks. In the world economy, demand has generally stayed stagnant and the power of innovation is waning. The U.S. economy is showing some recovery, but uncertainties linger over the course of its monetary policy. The EU economy is on a downtrend due to its financial uncertainties and the impact of the Brexit vote. In Japan, structural reform is not making progress and growth remains sluggish despite the stimulus measures taken under Abenomics. In China, efforts to trim the excess capacity of the primary resources industry is not moving forward and the country’s transition to “new normal” economic growth is under threat.

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The populist political tendencies among major powers is impeding the appropriate control of market activities, resulting in the creation of excess liquidity. That is making the world economy more speculative and uncertain, while turning the economic policies of the major powers more inward-looking. Under these circumstances, globalism stands at a crossroads. Globalism is an international regime that was attained with the fall of the Berlin Wall as a turning point, beyond the waves of nationalism that dominated the world from the 19th to the 20th century and the East-West ideological divide in the second half of the last century.
It was widely hoped that the world would maintain peace through cooperation among the major powers while respecting democracy, the rule of law and human rights, promoting economic growth through market mechanism, free trade and liberalized corporate activities, and enhancing human welfare through protection of the environment, improvement in living conditions, propagation of medical care, elimination of poverty and spread of education. Globalism is the ideal of the world. The survival of Japan, which relies on other countries for resources, food and markets, and depends on collective security for its defense, cannot be ensured without globalism. It’s now time for Japan to make efforts to fortify the foundation of globalism by explaining to the world its significance and presenting a concrete vision.  –Japan Times

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9 Responses to The future of globalism stands at a crossroads – and the war of words over the control of countries’ future escalates

  1. Dennis E. says:

    I am thankful for the opportunity to express my thoughts, beliefs because so many are focused on other issues and some do not watch the news because it brothers them and its so depressing. When I was young, I kept up with the Vietnam War , I watched the DNC and RNC when they selected their presidential nominees. Thank God for you Alvin…

    Reading and comprehension has been my strongest suites in my life. Love to read. Information is power, application of it is priceless.

    Whether you or I like it or not, the world is going to go global in regard to economics, religion and society. Some will be left out and elect not to participate and they will suffer. They may be the fortunate ones. There could be a short delay if The Trump many wants to elect will follow through. The ones who join the global community may have to sign a contract to participate but this current EU looks like it is going to collapse and a new and improved United States of Europe is going to form.

    By the way, it is possible if Donald Trump is elected, Nato may collapse based on what he has said. Not sure if he is willing to continue support. That is troubling.

    Looking at the quality of the material I wear or use, nothing is like whats made in America.

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:

      Maybe he wants to take the North Atlantic Treaty Organization back to its original parameters, pupose, and member nations. Here’s a quote from the Washington Times about what he actually said. And it’s a little different from the press saying “Good luck, you’re on your own.”

      “In his recent interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump warned that the United States would defend only NATO allies who have “fulfilled their obligations to us.” He made clear that he sees allies as business partners, and relationships with them in transactional terms: Pay up or we won’t protect you.”

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/mr-trump-nato-is-an-alliance-not-a-protection-racket/2016/07/25/03ca2712-527d-11e6-88eb-7dda4e2f2aec_story.html

      It’s clear, NATO and the EU mission are becoming confused and at time over winding. And membership in the EU by 3rd World countries shouldn’t directly qualify you for NATO. The Treaty was meant to cover World War II countries, not to form a circle of containment around Russia. I believe we do and should have a responsibility to our NATO allies. However, with a $19 trillion dollar debt (thanks in large part to President Obama’s administration), the U.S. cannot continue to shoulder the burden of the cost for protecting allies and for having US troops permanently stationed on European soil. And what about Turkey? When it becomes a radicalized Muslim country, is it wise to keep it under the NATO umbrella, especially with U.S nukes in the country?

      http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2016/08/trump-right-time-to-rethink-nato-000181

      The Bible code claims Hillary will become the next U.S. president. Who knows? Revelation chapters 16-18 certainly speaks of globalism and an oppressive world authoritarian politico-economic-religious system that will unleash hell on Earth. This election actually shows you just how far America has fallen. Trump is a man that tells you exactly what’s on his mind (howbeit, not very gracefully) and he’s called a lunatic. Hillary Clinton lies to you and she is called the last fledgling hope for the West.

      This comes as no great surprise, given America’s continual slide towards secular liberalism. Anything goes and it goes on anywhere.

      To God be the glory – glad you have a forum for expression.
      It’s honestly enough to make one probably go insane without one.

      • Dennis E. says:

        I think it was wrong to add the Eastern European Countries to Nato.
        For what purpose, possible provocation? I t has been rumored that some Russians and perhaps Putin himself desire to see the former glory of The Soviet Union in another configuration but similar in nature. Russia is very sensitive over military units positioned near their borders (Remember WWII) specially ones that are of an organization whose purpose has been to fight and defend against them since its inception.

        An interesting comment you made and I’ve read about it but not in detail, NATO and the EU mission are becoming confused and at time over winding. And membership in the EU by 3rd World countries shouldn’t directly qualify you for NATO.

        It seems one of the two will have to step back. Or joint control under one leadership.
        But just you writing that Nato and The EU have mission issues is disturbing.

        In regard to Israel. 20 years ago, John Hagee said that once we see Nato or EU troops providing security in Israel, when the two state solution is enacted (Palestine and Israel living side by side) , the return Of The Lord was closer than ever it ever has been because that treaty will fail. That is another hot subject.

        Stay tuned….

        Hillary? Planning for it…

      • Utopia: the Collapse says:

        “The U.S. finances 75 percent of NATO expenditures with a defense budget of $585 billion for 2015, or 3.6 percent of U.S. GDP. Only one other country, tiny Estonia, plans to meet the 2 percent commitment in 2015 as of now. The United Kingdom will be cutting its defense budget by 2.5 percent, putting it under the 2 percent level for the first time.” –Post Gazette

        http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/03/02/Indefensible-Europe-cuts-NATO-spending-while-the-U-S-pays/stories/201502280081

        An EU Army

        “The European Union needs its own army to face up to Russia and other threats, as well as to restore the bloc’s standing around the world, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a German newspaper yesterday (8 March). Arguing that NATO was not enough because not all members of the transatlantic defense alliance are in the EU, Juncker said a common EU army would send important signals to the world. “A joint EU army would show the world that there would never again be a war between EU countries,” Juncker told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper. “Such an army would also help us to form common foreign and security policies and allow Europe to take on responsibility in the world.” Juncker said a common EU army could serve as a deterrent and would have been useful during the Ukraine crisis.

        The 28-nation EU already has battle groups that are manned on a rotational basis and meant to be available as a rapid reaction force. But they have never been used in a crisis. But Britain, along with France, the two main military powers in the bloc, has been wary of giving a bigger military role to the EU, fearing it could undermine NATO.” –Euractiv

        https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/juncker-nato-is-not-enough-eu-needs-an-army/

        The melding of economic and military power is dangerous. Remember this is why Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812 because the Russians refused to go along with the economic blockade and trade restrictions he had imposed on Great Britain.

        Will trade wars lead to shooting wars? Will the EU declare war on member nations that want out of the European Union because future exits create temporary havoc in global markets?

        Isn’t this what Cameron was saying before BREXIT?
        http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/08/cameron-brexit-will-increase-risk-of-europe-descending-into-war/

        Interesting about Israel

  2. Dennis E. says:

    Because it has been said that at the time, Israel, either by force or by the want/cry for peace will allow foreign troops take a major security operation on their territory. It will fail because the next treaty will be made by the anti-christ. John Hagee actually said The Rapture of the Church, was probably within 6 months which is putting a time and there are many who have opposite opinions of The Rapture whether there is a pre-trib, mid-trib, post trib or not one all all.

    But we know one thing, God has a history that has been documented in scripture of rescuing/protecting, protecting his people. Example, Noah, Paul and Silas, Peter, Philip, after the conversation with The Ethiopian Eunch and many others.

    As I have posted, regarding Middle East Events, Israel has always been been the ultimate target
    with The Temple Mount, Jerusalem, the Crowning Jewel…

    I believe Nato may fold.

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:

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      We talk about how dangerous the world is becoming and how belligerent is the resulting march to war

      Jerusalem —– June 24 “One of the best ways to ensure the world doesn’t get wobbly over Iran, is to make it understand that although Israel prefers to regard the rogue Islamic regime as an international problem, we will, if necessary, do whatever it takes to ensure our survival, including a preemptive nuclear strike.” – Israel News Agency

      http://www.israelnewsagency.com/iranisraelnuclearariel3890624.html

      Israel has always publicly denied it had nuclear weapons. Using nuclear weapons? What was unthinkable just 3 years ago – now everyone is threatening to use nuclear weapons. We’re going to wake up very soon in a very different world.

      God help us all!

      • Dennis E. says:

        What makes it so bad, there are people who have written that there exist weapons that make nuclear ones, obsolete.

        There have been news reports regarding the US Airbase in Turkey that has been surrounded and the Special Weapons there. If captured, still could not be detonated without the the proper sequence. But could be exploded as a dirty bomb.

      • Utopia: the Collapse says:

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        There are things in the U.S. arsenal yet to be unveiled to the public…but the same can be said of every country. With hypersonic missile systems, the idea is to destroy key cities, military bases, and installations before such weapons can ever be deployed. Russia’s new TOPOL-M missile, the fastest in the world, could reach U.S. cities in just under 21 minutes. That is, those launched from a mobile platform in Russia. Sea-based (submarine) versions of the missile, the RSM-56 Bulava, could arrive in the U.S. in mere minutes, depending on the location of Russian subs.

        True about the nukes at Turkey’s Incirlik Airbase. We live in very dangerous times. We should treat every day as if it was our last, because given the world we live in today and its state of affairs; it actually could be.

      • Dennis E. says:

        Utopia: the Collapse said: Israel has always publicly denied it had nuclear weapons. Using nuclear weapons? What was unthinkable just 3 years ago – now everyone is threatening to use nuclear weapons. We’re going to wake up very soon in a very different world.

        It has been said that one reason that Iran and Saudi Arabia wanted Nuclear weapons is because Israel has them, supposedly and this administration leaked to the media they do and we all know Israel does.

        I have read that one of the conditions Israel will give them up is when The Anti-Christ validates/confirms the covenant and gives over their security to him and probably after a series of bloody conflicts will they do this.

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