At the title link to this post you will find an interesting article I found after yesterday’s post. So, what does embracing globalism mean in the world of the average citizen?
I’ve been confused about Andy Stern’s “workers of the world unite” rhetoric. If we were to merge our economy with communist and socialist economies that allow their workers to be paid what might be termed as “slave labor wages” how is this going to benefit all those union members he once represented? How is this going to effect all those unsustainable pension systems? How is this going to address this country’s unemployment rate. Why is SEIU now trying to “organize” the 99ers? What does “winning justice for the 99ers” mean?
I don’t think “globalism” is going to improve the impact of trade deficits with China. More US jobs are going to disappear are they not? Our country doesn’t manufacture much anymore, but we sure do buy a lot of stuff from other countries. The article to which the preceding link takes you makes some good points regarding the fact that the efficiency of American manufacturing is not the issue and says:
“But American companies have difficulty competing against foreign countries that undervalue their currencies; pay health care for their workers; provide subsidies for energy, land, buildings, and equipment; grant tax holidays and rebates and provide zero-interest financing; pay their workers poverty wages that would be illegal in the United States, and don’t enforce safety or environmental regulations.”
Note: This article is from The American Prospect website and TAP is a progressive leaning website that searches for new possibilities for “social justice.” I was a bit surprised to find this article there, however, they do point our that they “take seriously their role as a forum for constructive debate and civil argument…which will find a basis for compromise that leads to change.” I can live with that, however, the result of pinning down what “compromise” means to a progressive results in one realizing that the message is “they know best” and if you disagree, you are unwilling to compromise.
What we have to begin to understand is what “globalism” and “new world order” and “one world economy means to progressives, socialists and communists.
In 1969 Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeff Jones and other Weather Underground (the more violent arm of Students for a Democratic Society; SDS) kids wrote an essay titled: “You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows.” It begins:
“The contradiction between the revolutionary peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America and the imperialists headed by the United States is the principal contradiction in the contemporary world. The development of this contradiction is promoting the struggle of the people of the whole world against US imperialism and its lackeys.”
Yes, America is the source of all of the problems in the world. Not only that, but, as the video, The Story of Stuff, our children have seen at school everything we have already belongs to the “oppressed” peoples of the world and as the Weather Underground gang says in their essay:
“It is the oppressed peoples of the world who have created the wealth of this empire and it is to them that it belongs; the goal of the revolutionary struggle must be the control and use of this wealth in the interests of the oppressed peoples of the world….All of the United Airlines Astrojets, all of the Holiday Inns, all of the Hertz’s automobiles, your television set, car, and wardrobe already belong, to a large degree to the people of the rest of the world.”
Their goal? It was and perhaps still is: “the destruction of the US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism.”
The question you need to ask yourself is this: “Who determines how to get to a classless world and how will they know when it has been achieved?” I would also add that you need to decide what world view you hold. One that says A) a group of elites will determine just what our “Artificial Paradise” will look like or B) one that is based on a transcendent source of “right and wrong” and follows principles and values that are timeless?
I’ve signed on to and believe in choice B and I will continue this blog to provide information that will hopefully help others make informed decisions about the future of this country. I will also pray without ceasing.
- Another Chink in the Corrupt Armor of the Obama Administration: Feds Investigate Prominent Ex-Labor Leader Andy Stern (pumabydesign001.wordpress.com)
- Former SEIU prez Andy Stern, other Purple Army officials, under FBI investigation (michellemalkin.com)
- FBI Investigating Prominent Labor Leader Andy Stern In Corruption Probe At SEIU (huffingtonpost.com)
- Terrorist Ayers Endorses Stewart/Colbert Rallies as does Ayers ally Obama (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Bill Ayers Wife: U.S. Gov’t is ‘Real Terrorist’ While Right is ‘Racist,’ ‘Armed,’ and ‘Hostile’ (the Blaze)