QOTD: Globalism and insecurity

“Cornell sociologist Mabel Berezin has identified… three insecurities inherent in globalized dynamics. Berezin notes that the nation-state historically promised to provide secure borders, a stable economy, and the space for celebration and perpetuation of a population’s customs, traditions, and religion. But as Berezin observes, these three securities have eroded as the result of dynamics in globalization.”

Stephen R. Turley, PhD: The Triumph of Tradition: How the Resurgence of Religion is Reawakening A Conservative World

“Eroded” is perhaps a gentle word, under the circumstances! As Turley points out in this excellent little volume (available via the Amazon.com link above, or as an e-book download directly from his site – I get no kickbacks from either), all three of these securities – border (e.g., territorial integrity and national sovereignty), economic, and cultural – are under sustained and aggressive attack from the forces of globalism.

While no one really likes to think in these terms, we are in a cultural and civilizational conflict, a low-grade, “soft” war which will prove to be – as Turley comments in some of his videos – as significant and far-reaching in its implications as the Cold War… perhaps even more so, as it has the potential (already partly realized) to radically reshape not only the political and economic, but the cultural and demographic map of the globe.

The Leftist media, and its allied academics and politicians, like to characterize those of us who are not only skeptical of, but downright opposed to, this “brave new world” as racists, xenophobes, bigots who blindly cling to the past rather than embrace the (so they believe, inevitable) future. In truth, it is they who are blind.

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The current situation in the West – including the United States – reminds me of nothing so much as an old Fur Trade-era freight canoe hurtling toward the precipice of Niagara Falls, with the steersman shouting “Keep paddling! What’s wrong? Don’t you want to embrace the future?” Those of us who would prefer survival are digging in our paddles, and striving to back and turn the canoe, before we reach the brink.

God grant us success!

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

6 thoughts on “QOTD: Globalism and insecurity”

  1. Excellent summary of where we are. It is an epic struggle between two very different and incompatible ways of thinking. In a very real sense, this is also a do-or-die test of democracy as we know it. Our system of government depends on compromise and the ability of opposing sides to reach a consensus in which neither side gets everything they want, but both agree that it is a solution they can live with. We have reached a level of polarization where that is no longer possible.

    Democrat/Republican, Left/Right, Urban/Rural – all are really just another way of saying Post-Modernism/Traditionalism. I am clearly on the Traditionalism side of the equation.

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    1. As am I, Stephen! And thank you. We may be seeing the last days of the “American experiment”; now, in some ways perhaps even more than during and after the War Between the States, we are facing the question of whether our “Republic, ma’am – if you can keep it” (as Franklin said) will continue to endure, at least in the form it has heretofore. I have not totally given up hope. But I confess, my confidence is at a low ebb!

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      1. As a long time observer of America from abroad I would suggest to you that it could eventually be the case that the only way for traditional America to save itself from the globalists and their CNN/MTV/ABC etc brainwashed zombies is by the secession of what is essentially Christian America from the Babylon-Sodom systems centered in New York and California.

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    2. ‘Democrat/Republican, Left/Right, Urban/Rural – all are really just another way of saying Post-Modernism/Traditionalism’

      The spiritual reality of this conflict is one between Anti-Christ people on the one hand and sincere God fearing people of any denomination on the other.

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