President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory and other nationalist “political earthquakes” have put globalization advocates on the defensive while even convincing some economists who once believed in globalization like a religion to change their minds, Nikil Saval writes after having attended this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.
“[Presidential advisor Steve] Bannon’s prescription, according to Green, ‘is to tear down the global free-trade system, to close America’s borders, to deport people who are here illegally, and to curb legal immigration … as a way of privileging American citizens and reasserting … a cultural identity.'”
He says that like it’s a bad thing. What a concept, that an American presidential administration might desire to privilege Americans and reassert our own cultural identity! Sure didn’t get that from the last one.
Indeed, it is time, and well past time, for many nations and peoples, not just Americans, to reassert our national and cultural identity against the stifling, smothering effects of corporate globalism, mass immigration – be it illegal or ostensibly legal – and “brave new world” economic and social engineering.
Let us hope and pray that this is not just a blip, that the pendulum is really and truly starting to swing!