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John Kerry: “I know that some of you and many across the country wish that globalization would just go away, or you wistfully remember easier times. But, my friends, no politician, no matter how powerful, can put this genie back in the bottle. So our challenge is to tame the worst impulses of globalization even as we harness its ability to spread information and possibility, to offer even the most remote place on Earth the same choices that have made us strong and free.”
Al Gore: “The outcome of the struggle to shape humanity’s future that is now beginning will be determined by a contest between the Global Mind and Earth Inc. In a million theaters of battle, the reform of rules and incentives in markets, political systems, institutions and societies will succeed or fail depending upon how quickly individuals and groups committed to a sustainable future gain sufficient strength, skill and resolve by connecting with one another to express and achieve their hopes and dreams for a better world.”
“how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from some other species from another planet outside in the universe. We’d forget all the little local differences that we have between our countries …”
* Increase in international trade at a faster rate than the growth in the world economy
* Increase in international flow of capital including foreign direct investment
* Increase in world production and output and consumption
* Greater trans-border data flow, using such technologies as the Internet, communication satellites, and telephones
*The push by many advocates for an international criminal court and international justice movements (see the ICC and ICJ respectively)
*Greater international cultural exchange, for example through the export of Hollywood and Bollywood movies
*Some argue that terrorism has undergone globalization through its use of global financial markets and global communication infrastructure
*Spreading of multiculturalism and increased individual access to cultural diversity, with on the other hand, reduction in diversity through assimilation, hybridization, Westernization, Americanization, or Sinosization of cultures.
*Erosion of national sovereignty and national borders through international agreements leading to organizations like the WTO, OPEC, and EU
*Greater international travel and tourism
*Greater immigration, including illegal immigration
*Development of global telecommunications infrastructure
*Development of global financial systems
*Increase in the share of the world economy controlled by multinational corporations
*Increased role of international organizations such as WTO, UN, IMF that deal with international transactions
*Increase in the number of standards applied globally, for example, copyright laws
"given the U.S. Monetary System......Americans must understand, that with our present "Debt Instrument" system & it's "Federal Reserve Notes, it is impossible to either pay-down or payoff the National Debt."
"A coalition partner must do more than just express sympathy, a coalition partner must perform, that means different things for different nations. Some nations don't want to contribute troops and we understand that. Other nations can contribute intelligence-sharing. But all nations, if they want to fight terror, must do something. Over time it's going to be important for nations to know they will be held accountable for inactivity. You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror."
Originally posted by kwakakev
If we cannot get there through respecting human dignity, ethical standards and self determination then it may not be waiting for us.
The future of humanity would be on more certain ground if the sociopathic nature/nurture--whatever it is--could be eliminated from the human experience. Of course that is easier said than done, and ethical questions abound. Meanwhile we simply must make-do with early-in-life recognition and apply careful but certain controls to safeguard others.
Originally posted by BigBrotherDarkness
Kinda a paradox yes? Using an ideology to press global change is a Sociopathology, the vision of the end goal is all the justification needed
If there is a singular personality type that consistently gives rise to violence, it is the sociopath--aka psychopath. Narcissists are similar, but are typically out of touch to significant degrees. Such people are not psychotic; their psyches are distorted. They are amoral, robots without feelings for others or for the consequences of their own actions.
I don't think mental disorders such as Sociopathology are strictly individual. I think like most things labeled a disorder are just things with a less than popular public opinion. For example at one time homosexuality, was considered a mental disorder with more public acceptance it has been elevated from mental illness to an acceptable lifestyle.
“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values.
Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities. ”
― Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era
Using an ideology to press global change is a Sociopathology, the vision of the end goal is all the justification needed...
Originally posted by BigBrotherDarkness
Here's my personal point of view and not a generalized point of view coming from the proponents or opponents of this agenda. So the speaker is not confused with the content I have presented:
Personally, I like the idea of no borders, being able to live and freely travel all over the world with one traded currency... honestly who the hell wouldn't? But like communism, it looks good on paper, add people and human nature and it falls flat on it's face like all other ideologies when put into implementation. I think we can get there eventually as a species using diplomacy and just letting time and nature run it's course. Robbing the now, and manipulating the world to bring this about because of impatience, or fear that it will be abandoned if left alone... that causes suffering and the loss of life is absolutely unacceptable. The needs of the many never have to outweigh the few, with compromise both can walk away happy. The problem with this agenda is there is no compromise, it is a either you're with us or against us.
I know I sound like lay it down and go along, and you are right. Simply because this is bigger than myself, the best I can do is see it understand it, and try to help my family avoid as much suffering as they can. If I had power and influence, then my life would be in danger if I gave the same information on a grand scale would it not? I know I am taking the blue pill stance on this one, out of a learned helplessness. That does not mean I don't care, just I feel my hands are tied on the issue, and putting this out there in this small venue is the best I've got.
Problem is the same people don't want it to develop and evolve either, that means different points of view, sharing a piece of the pie over control and learning some tolerance.