originally posted by: Puppylove
Globalization in some form is inevitable. The only real question is how it comes about and what form it takes. By simply fighting the concept of
globalization in all it's possible forms, to a degree, we force it to come about through the shadows and backroom deals.
I totally agree, as I said before: it can't be stopped, unless we make the Internet disappear, close all borders tightly, eliminate radio
transmissions, do not trade anymore globally - in short: create a massive amount of GDR lookalikes. And even then: the GDR walls came tumbling down
too, you simply can't stop information, unless half of your population monitors the other half. And it will be a cold day in hell before half of the
population unites against the other (though in the US they're getting close
We're all out of the loop, that desperately needs to change.
Actually, I don't feel "out of the loop". Out of control, yes, frequently - but that's perfectly understandable - I'm just ONE person on a planet
inhabited by many billions. Folks whom I will never meet, never get to know, whom in overwhelming masses are strangers to me. O boy - who knows what
they're up to
Globalisation is mostly a personal matter. The difference with the old world of yesteryear is that the 50 people that really matter to you and that
you really know do not necessarily come from your own city, village or nation anymore - they are probably all over the world and so even on your
personal scale you will have to cope with globalization. But believe me, friends, we are NOT in control. But we are "in the loop" - open your
browser, read the newspaper, listen to the radio, talk to the folks near you, mail, chat, skype, app .. you are in the loop.
Our current strategy is delay and deny globalism vs. whatever shady form of globalism they are forcing on us under our noses.
I don't think there is some kind of master-plan. Yes, there are shady people, but most of the decisions we see made for us are made by people that
really work hard to get the best result for all of us. And the decisionmakers always cheer participation, they WANT you to join them! It is our own
decision NOT to, and leave it to them - and then, invariably, complain if we don't like what they did. Also, the key word here is "compromise" - you
won't get it your way. Never.
Time to pull our heads out of our ass and change our strategy up to what form globalism should take and trying to force them to open up that
discussion with us in the light of day.
Indeed. My advice: join the decisionmakers! Become a member of a political party that supports worldwide cooperation and globalisation. Help rule our
world. But always realise that you are but one in billions. You won't get it your way - ever - but you will be able to make the world a slightly