Flawed Globalist Ideology Underlies Opposition to Trump

There is a reason that nearly every powerful special interest in the United States is doing everything in its power to defeat Donald Trump, and it has nothing to do with the media’s fraudulent portrayal of him as a racist. Nor does it have anything to do with his allegedly abrasive personality.

If the president were willing to put the United States citizens under a total lockdown, allow millions of economic refugees to swarm across the borders, ship more jobs to Asia, and then impoverish whatever was left of middle America under the pretext of fighting “climate change,” he would be cruising to reelection.

Put another way, if Trump were a globalist, instead of a nationalist, there would not be well-funded militants destroying our cities while benefiting from a news blackout. There would not be NPC drones like ABC’s David Muir spewing anti-Trump pablum night after night, and money from Big Tech and Wall Street billionaires would be pouring into his campaign, instead of supporting his opponent.

In January 2018, in a speech of striking clarity, Trump described his vision of American nationalism. Addressing the assembled heads of state and business elite at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Switzerland, Trump’s speech amounted to a declaration of war on the globalists. For example, he said:

The United States will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair economic practices, including massive intellectual property theft, industrial subsidies, and pervasive state-led economic planning. These and other predatory behaviors are distorting the global markets and harming businesses and workers, not just in the U.S., but around the globe. Just like we expect the leaders of other countries to protect their interests, as president of the United States, I will always protect the interests of our country, our companies, and our workers.

These words constituted a threat to globalist ideology not because Trump’s version of nationalism is particularly toxic, but because he exposed the globalist vision itself as flawed and dangerous. What globalists want will not deliver peace or prosperity to the world, much less America. What globalist billionaires and globalist corporations want, however, will make them wealthier and more powerful than ever.

In 2016 the World Economic Forum released a brief video called “8 predictions for the world in 2030” which remains an accurate summary of the globalist vision for the future. Here are the key points:

1) You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy. Everything you’ll want, you’ll rent, and it will be delivered by drone.

2) The United States won’t be the world’s leading superpower. Instead, a handful of countries will dominate.

3) You won’t die waiting for an organ donor. We won’t transplant organs. We’ll print new ones instead.

4) You’ll eat much less meat. An occasional treat, not a staple. For the good of the environment and our health.

5) A billion people will be displaced by climate change. We’ll have to do a better job at welcoming and integrating refugees.

6) Polluters will have to pay to emit carbon dioxide. There will be a global price on carbon. This will help make fossil fuels history.

7) You could be preparing to go to Mars. Scientists will have worked out how to keep you healthy in space.

8) Western values will have been tested to the breaking point. Checks and balances that underpin our democracies must not be forgotten.

The essence of this list, or agenda, can be distilled into the following: Private property will be abolished, the United States will lose its sovereignty, food will be rationed, state-supported refugees will arrive by the millions and be dispersed into every American city and town, energy will be rationed, and America’s traditional values and institutions will be obliterated.

This is a deeply flawed vision of the future. It fails on every practical level, but is marketed relentlessly by all the same institutions that attack President Trump. And on the surface, it has a powerful moral appeal. Consider these lyrics from John Lennon’s globalist anthem: “Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do, nothing to kill or die for, and no religion, too.” This sounds great, until you face the reality of other powerful nations who aren’t about to cede their sovereignty to Western corporations, or deliberately undermine their cultures or their economies.

This means that “climate refugees” will not be pouring into China, or Japan, or Russia, or any other powerful and independent nations. It means those nations will continue to consume cheap and abundant fossil fuel, allowing them to allocate a higher percentage of their GDPs to more productive investments including research, industrial development, infrastructure upgrades, and military spending.

Deliberately hobbling the American economy, unilaterally, in the name of fighting “climate change” will elevate the price of everything imaginable—energy, water, food, housing, transportation, and every product and service that requires those basics for its own production. At the same time, adding tens of millions of “climate refugees” to America’s population without any regard to whether or not they come with productive skills will place additional burdens on an already handicapped economy.

Even worse, this agenda embraces a new dominant ideology, already well established, that attacks the core values that made America great. It justifies American submission to rationing and mass immigration through the underlying claim that American imperialist capitalism is responsible both for the “climate crisis” and the economic misery in other nations. It goes on to reject the most fundamental premise of capitalism, which is individual ownership of property. “You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy.”

But just as abandoning the fate of the world to rising nations such as China—an implacable police state bent on enslaving the world—is obviously flawed, abandoning capitalist values to a society where “you’ll own nothing” is also a recipe for misery. Taking away the ability for individuals to own property takes away the incentive for people to work hard and strive to improve conditions for themselves and their families. Behind the obvious historical fact that communism and socialism have never worked and have led to nothing but murderous tyranny and economic devastation in every place they have ever been tried, is one simple truth of human nature: people need to have an incentive to achieve, or they won’t bother.

Thus far, America’s influential elites, from Big Tech and Big Media to at least some significant percentage of academia and the corporate community, have been unable to embrace the alternative vision President Trump represents. This is a failure of imagination as much as evidence of corruption. Because there is an alternative future that doesn’t involve American decline.

In this alternative to the agenda of the Davos set, instead of despoiling the landscape with millions of wind turbines, we would have clean fossil fuel, hydroelectric power, and nuclear power that is deregulated and allowed to create cheap abundant energy in America and around the world. This would cause a rapid rise in the standard of living and quality of life in developing nations, which would lead to rising literacy and lower birth rates. In Africa, India, and elsewhere, economic development also fosters voluntary population migration into revitalized and inviting urban centers, taking pressure off ecosystems and wildlife.

This scenario, where sovereign nations are encouraged to develop conventional energy and make big infrastructure investments, has been completely derailed by the Western obsession with fighting climate change. The result is environmental destruction caused by burgeoning populations pouring into protected wildernesses in search of firewood and game meat. And that is a cold, devastating fact. Anthropogenic climate change as an existential threat to humanity, on the other hand, is a theory; a mighty convenient one at that.

President Trump’s policies have encouraged industrial development, especially in the United States, but also around the world. The globalists’ agenda calls for tightly controlled development, massive migration, and socialist redistribution, all under the supposedly benevolent management of multinational corporations and international banks. But even if their intentions were entirely innocent, their plans, should they ever come to fruition, would spell catastrophe.

The irony of globalist ideology is that its ostensible goal, peace and prosperity for all mankind, is better served by Trump’s version of nationalism. What Trump envisions—peaceful competition between nations, all looking out for their own national interests—offers humanity a path into the future that can be realized without trauma, especially if America remains united and prosperous, and able to exercise leadership. What globalists offer is tyranny, masquerading as enlightenment.

About Edward Ring

Edward Ring is a senior fellow of the Center for American Greatness. He is also is a contributing editor and senior fellow with the California Policy Center, which he co-founded in 2013 and served as its first president. Ring is the author of Fixing California: Abundance, Pragmatism, Optimism (2021) and The Abundance Choice: Our Fight for More Water in California (2022).

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4 responses to “Flawed Globalist Ideology Underlies Opposition to Trump”

  1. 45 Goals of Communism
    “2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.”

    First: Any ideas on when this occurred?
    Second: Did anybody tell Donald J Trump?

  2. these billionaires are the ultimate fools.
    The transition from our current financial & social system into their NWO system is just too complex an undertaking to be done seamlessly.
    The transition,with it’s millions of parts, possible detours & adjustments cannot be made without the whole structure of possibilities crumbling & falling apart.
    Falling apart as billions of desperate & hungry people deviate from the plan for their own survival.
    The fools think that they are gods & can win out against the real obstacles in their way, they can’t
    no one can win out against reality.
    For one thing, the world’s population has increased in the last 120 years 5X from 1.6 billion to close to
    8 billion humans in 2020.
    They would need to exterminate billions of people for their plans to be feasible, billions who won’t go voluntarily without a fight.
    The only thing their crazy plans would do is destroy the current world & bring on chaos & misery.
    In short order, after the demise of the current world system,their NWO would begin to crumble & strong men seeking power would push these fools aside & set up future dictatorships to bring some sort of stability to the world.
    And the Globalists,…They will go under the executioners blade along with their crazy ideas.
    The whole grand lunatic plan brings to my mind the old movie by H.G. Wells, ”Things to Come” from 1936.

    is just too complex

  3. A great article–specifically, a great first half. Yes, the opposition to Trump is driven by the banking and corporate globalist oligarchy whose goal he opposes. Yes, the deep state and corporate media (plus 99% of the Democrat party and 75% of the Republicans) are owned by the selfsame banking and corporate globalist oligarchy (BCGO for short).

    But the second half of this article falls a bit short, both by statement and omission. By statement: yes, capitalism is great–as long as it’s not taken to its natural extreme: a few international megabanks and megacorporations that gobble up 99.9% of the competition–like we’re seeing with the Tech Giants and Amazon on the corporate side and JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and the various Rothschild interests on the banking side.

    Also, the ascent of China as a manufacturer is in great part fruit of an excess of capitalism–let’s all send manufacturing to the lowest bidder, and to hell with the long-fought social achievements of the Western working and lower middle classes. No, thanks. Like everything else, capitalism must be tempered by a sense of proportion–that’s why we should always keep and enforce antitrust laws and ensure that nations that treat workers like slaves don’t get to peddle their cheap products in our more socially-advanced nation.

    By omission: yes, “globalists” want this and that. But 1) WHO are these “globalists,” and 2) WHY do they want what they want? Both answers are easy to find. For the “who,” look at the rosters of semiofficial (but hyper-powerful) groups like the Bilderberg Club, the CFR, the IMF, the Trilateral Commission, the RIIA and the Aspen Institute. You’ll notice that Rockefeller money has created most of them just like Soros money is keeping them humming along today. You’ll also notice that they have “made” (in the Mafia sense) so many, too many prominent politicians–an unmistakable piece of evidence of their extraordinary reach and power. These are not “lobbies.” These are the owners of most of our government.

    As to the “why” question, this too is fairly easy to flesh out. All we need to do is read their white papers–of which there is a multitude available online on the sites of the groups I’ve mentioned above. Summary: they want to create a world in which 1) they are in charge (hence their hostility to democracy and the nation-state), 2) goods, manpower and capital flow freely like liquids around the world, with no impediments, 3) credit replaces ownership and 4) all traditional human allegiances to family, community, nation and God are scrambled, deconstructed and erased to leave man as the perfect unit of production and consumption–interchangeable sexually, geographically and racially just like every other cheaply-made widget they produce.

    In order to fight back we need to name names and be a lot more specific about the goals of this evil cabal. I hope to see more articles on AG that go further than what we already know (at least intuitively) about why these people are hostile to Trump. Hint: Trump will be gone in 4 and a half years. We and our children will still be here. This is a fight we need to win for them–and we can’t win it unless we name the enemy by name.

  4. Globalism, communism, socialism; all of these ideologies are fruits of the worst aspects of human nature in the worship of the ideals of serfdom and aristocracy. Absolute freedom is the aim of every rational human. Greed, hatred and other such conceits are products of irrational fear, and the belief that others may be more capable than oneself. All of the psychological pathologies of mankind are rooted in fear of one sort or another.