Lurching Toward Globalism
By: Erik Rush
ClichÃ©, corny or trite, it can probably be said that most who occupy this globe, and certainly all Americans of sound mind would relish attaining that Holy Grail of â€œWorld Peace.â€ Unfortunately at present, from the perspective of the American voter, the parameters of our Constitution, and history, there is an almost incomprehensible naÃ¯vetÃ© associated with accomplished individuals of power and influence from developed nations pursuing globalist visions, despite their accumulated salacious wisdom or experience.
I have maintained for years that a peaceful realization of this goal (as opposed to a totalitarian government or governments eliciting a populationâ€™s â€œbehaviorâ€ under pain of death) would require such a leap of cultural evolution on the part of most societies that it is too far out of the influence of anyone living today to support current overtures in this area.
Even given the coalition of a â€œunifiedâ€ Europe, North America and Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Russia, India and even China â€“ assuming such a federation could be peaceably maintained and with mutual trust â€“ a significant number of the worldâ€™s remaining nations are retrograde, barbaric and culturally inassimilable as regards such a partnership â€“ at least at present.
The entire paradigm of Western culture is rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition, like it or not. Speaking historically (rather than religiously), had there not been a Jewish people, with their history and law, there would not have been a people to which the personage of Jesus Christ could relate. Granted that this man whom Christians consider the Son of God might have been born and delivered His Message at another time and place and to a different society, the fact remains that 2000 years of culture, customs, mores and law (occasionally questionably interpreted or perverted by we imperfect human beings) based on Christâ€™s teachings are the foundation for all Western institutions and conventions and have remained a strong influence in Russia and parts of the Eastern world.
We learn in school â€“ or at least we used to â€“ of the Magna Carta, the 1216 English charter that is one of the most important documents in the history of democracy. It arose due to clashes between British monarchs and the Church over issues of human rights, among other things. The governments of all of the European and Scandinavian nations, as well as those in the Americas, were influenced by the resulting model.
The sanctity of life for example, as viewed by those in the West (a concept which conservatives argue has become entropic or suffered retrogression due to the influence of socialists) is one which billions take for granted, but is a manifestly alien concept to even more billions in undeveloped nations.
Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist and author who writes a weekly column of political fare. He is also Acting Associate Editor and Publisher for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets. An archive containing links to his writing is at www.ErikRush.com. His book, â€œItâ€™s the Devil, Stupid!â€ is available through most major outlets. His new book, Annexing Mexico, has just been released.