Stakeholder Globalism

Article subtitle: 
In contemporary Western democracy, the people aren’t the real constituency
Article author: 
Mike Jones
Article publisher: 
American Mind
Article date: 
October 6, 2021
Article category: 
Our American Future
Medium
Article Body: 

... As Cambridge historian David Runciman notes in How Democracy Ends, “the information technology revolution has completely altered the terms on which democracy must operate.” Capitalism is becoming less democratic and democracy less capitalist....

The decline in personal privacy might be worthwhile if it were matched by comparable levels of democratic choice and transparency. But for the most part, it is not....

What if the capitalists lose interest in democracy or find it inconvenient?... Big Tech is at home in this globalized schema....

Globalism is best conceptualised less as a fantastic conspiracy so much as an emergent phenomenon among elites with overlapping interests, the goal of which is to deterritorialize politics. Members of the professional and managerial elite—journalists, economists, humanitarian aid workers, technologists—have adopted a very different attitude to borders than sectors of society who are bounded to their community’s territory. As Zygmunt Bauman observed in the 2000s, territorial allegiances have become a class-specific property....

Globalism belongs to a species of liberal thinking that deplores barriers to trade and disapproves strongly of borders. ‘’Openness,” “inclusion,” “diversity”: the globalist is, in his own eyes, a defender of enlightened universalism against the exigencies of geography....

Globalism has ushered in a period of massive wealth redistribution, from the lower middle class to the superrich, and from towns to cities....

... it is beyond question that the wealthy now prefer employing cheap labor from abroad...

Contrary to what many have said, globalism does not rid the world of the nation state. It does, however, delimit it. Once in a position of power, globalists will hive off the functions of the state and farm them out to a complex range of extra-governmental organizations and semi-independent bodies. Their key function is to push “the rules of the game” beyond the reach of democratic politics, the strategy of deterritorialization....

CAIRCO Notes

This article is a good synopsis of how globalism is transforming societies and nations. It has taken on a decidedly Marxist / socialist bent under the current Democrat political regime. The end goal is authoritarian, oligarchical rule under which individual rights are diminished under power of the state, while the nation-state itself is subsumed into the globalist cloud.