“To me I don’t have to clarify. It means I love the country; it means I’m fighting for the country. I look at two things, globalists and nationalists. I’m someone who wants to take care of our country for as you know for many, many years…our leaders have been more worried about the world than they have about the United States, and they leave us in a mess. Whether it’s the wars, whether it’s the economy, whether it’s debt, whether it’s all the things they have done… I am proud of this country and I call that nationalism, being a nationalist.” – President Donald Trump in a Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham, 10/29/18.
Less than a week away from a crucial mid-term election, we should be clear on what is really at stake. For generations, the issues facing this country have been placed in a bi-partisan framework. Republicans versus Democrats, liberals versus conservatives, traditionalists versus progressives, etc. President Trump in this recent interview is one of the few political figures to actually elucidate the real dichotomy that we now face. It is globalist versus nationalist, or populist if you prefer. What does this actually mean?
The Republican versus Democrat divide is very real, and wider than ever these days. But that is not the ultimate conflict of ideas. This confrontation of party ideologies is the distracting shiny object, the “look over here not over there” diversion to the deeper issue. The more insidious struggle is now between members of both parties that subscribe (either quietly or overtly) to the idea of a global “cooperation of nations” that seeks to dissolve the sovereignty of independent countries into a centrally controlled global oligarchy as the preferable governing system of the future versus those who wish to preserve an independent, constitutional republic.
In his latest address to the United Nations, President Trump stated that “We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. America is governed by Americans.” And that is the crux of the issue. Currently, America’s governing offices, agencies, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and other entities are flush with individuals that either subscribe ideologically or work to forward a globally centralized control of policy and resources. The failing European Union has been an ongoing test case of this viewpoint, though in a watered down version of the final envisioned system.
Both parties have players that subscribe to this agenda. It is principally driving the Democrats, though this does not discount the many Republicans, such as the late John McCain, or retiring Paul Ryan, which are allied with these principles in subtle and understated ways. Trump has opposed these philosophies since day one and he is suffering for it, being universally demonized across the (owned and controlled) press. Understanding some of the goals and tactics of globalism helps to clarify the issues.
Globalism is a new form of communism, essentially seeking to control all nations through centralized world governance and resource distribution, thus “leveling the playing field” for nations in terms of power and means. The supporters of globalism are convinced that the only path to global stability is through this eventual one-world oligarchy to enforce peace and order, regardless of existing sovereignties or human rights that might be sacrificed.
Globalism has been chipping away at America in many ways including reducing our outsourcing control of resources through treaty or agreement (like NAFTA, TPP or the Paris Accord); radically corrupting America’s culture through extreme political correctness focusing on the negatives of our beliefs and history; diluting America’s demographics and culture through mass immigration without assimilation; devaluing our currency through irresponsible economic policy; attacking the nuclear family and reducing reproduction; redistributing America’s wealth through massive foreign aid, trade imbalances and debt accumulation from foreign creditors; weakening our military and economy through countless, unresolvable conflicts; saturating the media with incessant and deceptive globalist messaging; dumbing down education and dominating universities with globalist curricula that denounce any American exceptionalism.
These are the real issues on the ballot this November. A Democrat majority in the House or Senate will bring Trump’s anti-globalist agenda to a screeching halt and likely institute chaos within congressional chambers as they seek to reverse all of Trump’s progress. Congress understands this battle, though globalism has been gaining influence for some time. Trump, by shedding light on this conflict, has shown enough chutzpah that he is convincing many power brokers of the value of our continuing sovereignty. Take Lindsey Graham as just one of many examples.
As Trump pushes this hidden agenda into the public he has begun to inform the American people of the severity of these threats. It is this awakening that is on the ballot and must be stopped by those who sincerely believe that the globalist message is the superior one, suggesting that the days of trite nationalism should be behind us. This elitism is primarily the purview of the Schumer’s, Pelosi’s, Clinton’s and Ocasio –Cortez’s of the left. If allowed to carry the ballot this November, undoing the headway of Trump’s early tenure, we move into an uncertain and unstable future.