posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 12:17 AM
To oppose globalization is to promote a dramatic reversal in humanity's trends. Globalization can not be simply halted without major effects to our
current systems, especially economic. Moving toward isolationism just is not realistic. The computer you're using right now is a product of
globalization, so is your car and so is your 401k. If there were a severe shift toward isolationism, the economy would collapse.
Maybe, you'd say let's slowly reverse globalism. That may be more plausible, but it still is not favorable for humanity's development. If America
decides to close itself off as a market for the international economy, animosity will build against us and the peace would be threatened. It's clear
you're opposing economic globalism, but political globalism is equally important in building diplomacy and maintaining as high a level of peace as
possible. Militaries around the world are simply capable of too much destruction at this point to cut off all diplomacy.
Nope, the best way forward is to make globalization more responsible. International trade by nature makes more people wealthy. It is better for the
consumer base to favor globalization with terms than it is to oppose completely. Terms like fair treatment of labor and environmental
Globalism by nature doesn't have to produce these negative outcomes. Our economy is a reflection of consumer demand. Smarter consumers = smarter
Globalism doesn't have to drive unemployment upward in America, either. We have a shifting economy and we have to adjust our workforce accordingly. I
think this involves more jobs in health and education- things like childcare, teaching assistants, personal trainers.
I think humanity is very capable of creating a global society that generally increases the quality of life worldwide and is in fact in the process of
This doesn't have to involve a coercive takeover by a contingent of international ideologues.... it could just as easily be the result of the general
trend of our civilizations.