Globalism, the dream of one big happy open-borders world government run from Brussels, is only an illusion crafted by the alt-right, the Hill opines. The whole idea of globalization, they write, “is receding into history almost as though it had been a passing fad.

Globalism on the way out

Globalism isn’t a complete fantasy, the Hill admits. They even acknowledge it was “actually much more than a fad, it was the dominant force in relations between the United States and the rest of the world for much of the late 20th century.” That said, they want you to simply relax and forget all about it.

Globalization meant an end to, or huge reduction in, trade barriers, tariffs, and differences predicated upon narrow national, geographic and ethnic interests.” They make the flood of illegals straining our social networks to the breaking point seem so tame.

The big problem for liberals was George Soros sticking his neck out so far, by throwing billions around at a time without flinching. That’s why Open Societies was picked up by conservative radar. George crawled away to die after his goal of destroying Donald Trump in 2020 was complete. His successors aren’t being as obvious.

When Soros got caught spreading globalism, “severe doubts arose about the efficacy and wisdom of a global system in which national barriers were torn down.” There may have been doubts but we still have an invasion going on at El Paso today.

The Hill wants you to ignore what’s going on in Texas. Forget about those Dutch Farmers too. “Gracefully surrender,” the old saying goes, “things of youth. Birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan. And don’t let the sands of time get in your lunch.” All in the name of Globalism. By now the Hill assures, “the trend is moving in the opposite direction.” That’s mostly because of China. Xi Jinping isn’t a big fan of Klaus Schwab.

The fact is that China has an incredibly high trade surplus with the United States and other countries. No doubt that surplus is a major reason why China’s President Xi Jinping hesitates to deepen the confrontation with America and its northeast Asian allies, South Korea and Japan.

Asian dynamic changing

Xi wants to “re-unify” Taiwan so bad he can taste it. He hasn’t issued the order yet because that would mean “a regional conflict with the nations that in large measure account for China’s rise as the world’s second richest economic power.” It’s not nice to nuke your best customers.

He’s a little nervous about Kim Jong Un, too. “He certainly does not want North Korea firing missiles for real into South Korea and Japan, and the last thing he would advocate would be a nuclear war in which Kim made good on threats to unleash ‘tactical nukes‘ in their direction.” His inaction aids the goals of globalism.

That dynamic has been having a dramatic effect on Asia in general. “But the dynamics of the standoff in Asia may be changing. The United States is tiring of China’s expanding influence on American college campuses, in business investment, in inequities in trade.

It’s not like Joe Biden is going to actually stand up to the Pooh Bear or anything but there are other forces at work on the economic side that keep the proponents of globalism guessing.

It’s against this background that Soros’ fantasy of an ‘Open Society,’ a world without the kind of borders that impede trade and plunge nations into war, is no longer a dream even among many liberal intellectuals.” Nobody told that to the Venezuelans and El Salvadorans massed just south of Texas. “The open society envisions a world in which everyone recognizes each other’s humanity and engages each other as equals.

Globalism requires everyone to be equal, as long as the orders come from Brussels instead of Beijing. “If most people are scraping for the last pieces of an ever-shrinking pie, however, it is difficult to imagine how we can build the world in which Soros — and, indeed, many of us — would wish to live.” Liberals may stop talking about it but don’t expect them to stop doing it. Sort of like the way the South “surrendered” after the Civil War, then kept their culture and identity virtually intact under new arrangements for decades.

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