reply to post by DavidsHope
Yes in some sense it is truth that nothing is new, but this new explosion that we are going to witness will surpass anything similar ever seen in the
world, including the great one that happened 20 years ago with the colapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Now, Let me thanks for the interest this thread has had among my readers, I really spent weeks thinking on the convenience to post it so openly as I
The topic is certainly very interesting but has a lot of implications that touch the sensitive areas like politics, economics, sociology, even
psicology of masses.
Let me try to point of some of the remarks the thread has received;
- I think it is interesting the comparision some of the replies I have received seems to show with respect to the the decade of the 1930's, the time
exactly after the big fall of Wall street.
Recall that by that epoch we were still living in the time of the extraordinarly big ultramarine empires: the British, French, Japanese, Dutch,
Belgian, Portuguese and there were even other countries fighting to rebuild their own ones like Germany, Italy.
- The current Globalism is not a new Concept, is not also an orginal idea that fomer President George H Bush suddenly had, it is basically the
essential economy that was practised on the great Empires.
- Globalism was never the expression of free countries trying to join in cooperation blocks as the romanticism of the Bush Era tried to made us
believe, even there was a globalism in some way practised in the former Soviet Union, they were in many aspects the biggest empire ever existed in one
- The need to globalize is not only an economical strategy is also a political one, to make all the countries dependent each one to the other in order
to prevent the posibility of independence in any aspect, that was the way for instance the Soviet regime forced the permanence of a lot of republics
in their boundaries, since none of them was able to survive alone, they were supraspecialized microeconomies, each one producing what it was permited
in order to maintain the cohesion of the block.
- Globalism is also what the American Revolution was fighting against for, the founder fathers fought against the dependency with respect to the
British metropolis, they were not agreed to send the best of the american products to overseas a so low prices just only as another kind of tax.
- Globalism was what the Roman empire did to make every part of the mediterraneum a link of the production chain of many different types of artcrafts,
textiles, fruits, wines, cereals, etc etc. Everybody knows that the papyrus of Egypt was the official paper of the empire, the olives of spain or
Italy were the source of oil for the lighting of public spaces, the carpets of Syria were in all Roman house of the epoch, the wines of france, the
wool of Britain was the rubber matter for clothes, and so on. It is interesting also to note that in this global economy the slavery was very common,
and not only over the african race, the slaves were brought specially from the so called barbar countries, Germany among them, or the Balkans, and in
more recent times well that was the role assigned to the jews.
So Globalism has been always a synonim of Imperialism, of attempt to uniformalize the entire world under one sole economical model, that is also a
political one, and one only scale of ethical values. That of course facilitate the control of the masses around the world.
Nevertheless, all the globalizations have ended with the collapse of the megaempires they supported, is practically a law of History and of Economy,
and we are going to see this cycle once more to be repeated.
Thanks for your comments,
The Angel of Lightness