One of the most important questions that we as human beings face in this post-modern world is the question of globalism versus nationalism: Which is the correct way to go?
It is my sincere belief that the type of globalism that we are witnessing today. is a danger to the entire world, and in this article I will attempt to show why.
In Europe today, we face a globalism which we for simplicity’s sake could call the EU Globalism, and their representatives could be called EU globalists. If we include their brothers-in-arms from North America, we could also call them North-Atlantic (NA) globalists. (There is another globalist movement which we could call Islamic Globalism, but in this article I will only deal with the EU or NA globalists.)
This group of people often speak about global trade, open borders, and common laws and regulations across national borders. Now, some of those concepts may be good in themselves, such as the possibility of doing global trade, bu the problem is that what lies behind it all is a strong desire to control and dominate the world. All globalists want to control the world in one way or another. The EU globalists attempt to move the power to corrupt bureaucrats and politicians in Brussels. And if any nation doesn’t want to be controlled, the NA globalists are ready to use any means at their disposal – including war – to force the leaders of that country to obey.
To illustrate that point, just take a look at all the wars that NA globalists have been involved in over the past 20 years: Globalist Clinton bombed Serbia, globalist Bush, jr., invaded Iraq, and globalist Obama started wars in Syria and in Libya.
Nowhere is this clearer than when we’re talking about Russia. As long as former Russian President Boris Yeltsin was drunk with vodka, the West was delighted. And then in 2000, the NA globalists tried to blackmail Yeltsin to step down and appoint Boris Berezovsky as the new Russian president. Since the day that Yeltsin snubbed the NA globalists and instead appointed Putin as his successor, the NA globalists have been on a collision course with Russia, even blaming Russia for interfering in US elections even though it’s the opposite which is true.
Nationalism, on the other hand, is a totally different thing. The modern nationalist movements that we can see in several European countries and the United States is characterized by people who want to keep power in the hands of the locals, or, in other words, national democracy. It is this movement which has gained significant ground in many countries all over Europe over the past decade.
Globalists often don’t love their own nation, to the point that they won’t even fly their own flag. Nationalists, on the other hand, love their nation and proudly raise their flag as a symbol of the democracy which exist in their homeland. “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” is the biblical command. If you don’t love yourself, you can’t love your neighbor. If you don’t love your own homeland, you will never appreciate the love that other nationalists have for their own homelands.
I consider myself to be a Norwegian nationalist. I love my nation and am proud of our flag. Because I love my own national home, I cheer nationalists that win elections all over the world. I was delighted with the Brexit vote and the result of elections in countries like Israel, Hungary, and even Catalonia. When nationalist Trump defeated globalist Clinton in the U.S. presidential elections, I changed my Facebook cover photo into a graphics sporting the Norwegian flag, the Israeli flag, and Stars and Stripes. And yes, I even support Putin, with all his faults.
(That does not mean that I support every single decision made by nationalists all over the world. Even nationalists can make a lot of stupid mistakes. Take Putin as an example: I cannot support the horrible war which Putin is waging in Eastern Ukraine.)
You see, because I love my own country, I can also appreciate other people’s love for their countries.
And this is the reason why nationalists often get along much better than globalists do. With Trump as president, there’s a real chance that we can see true peace between the United States and Russia. And that is because Trump – as a nationalist – also respects the Russian people’s right to self-determination.
This is also the explanation behind what’s going on now with North Korea. The North Korean dictators developed nuclear weapons and ICBMs while globalists Clinton, Bush, and Obama were in power in the White House. Their nuclear capabilities were simply a deterrent against a NA globalist attack on North Korea. But with nationalist Trump at the helm, there’s really no reason for Kim to keep the doomsday weapons anymore.
You can also see this pattern in the relationship to Israel. Strong globalist governments such as the Obama administration or the current Swedish government always side with the Islamic globalists in their conflict with the Jewish national state, while nationalists such as the Trump administration as well as the Czech Republic, Romania, and Austria have excellent relations to Israel.
People sometimes confuse nationalists with Nazism, but that is a complete fallacy. Nazism wasn’t a nationalist ideology. On the contrary: Nazism was a globalist ideology, aimed at robbing European nations of their self-determination and centralize all power in Berlin. In that respect, the EU globalists – who also want to rob European nations of their self-determination and centralize all power in Brussels – have something in common with the Nazism of the 1930s and 1940s.
So, the choice between nationalists or globalists is really a choice between an ideology which respects all national right to self-determination, or an ideology determined to usurp all power from the nations by any means necessary. Remember that the next time you go to the ballot box.