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Aggressive Globalism Is the Foreign Policy Platform of the US’s Post-Industrial Capitalism

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 3, 2019

In general theoretical terms, it is important to justify the distinction between the concepts of “globalization” and “globalism.” Globalization is a process and globalism is the program of this process.

Globalism is not just an ideology that justifies the unification of the world. It is usually understood as the doctrine that the division of humanity into peoples and civilizations is a phenomenological characteristic of the initial, primitive stages of human history. According to globalism, the farther mankind - and its “advanced” civilization - the West - moves along the path of history, the more the differences between nations and civilizations are obliterated and become unimportant. There are many definitions of globalism. Wikipedia alone gives 4. In fact, there are many more such definitions. We define globalism as an integral system of interconnected ideological, political, economic, social, military, cultural and other actions aimed at establishing the global domination of a particular socio-economic, political, ideological, and religious doctrine.

This slightly simplified, but quite acceptable definition fits perfectly into the characteristics of post-industrial capitalism. But not only ... Any organized action at the global level leading to the establishment of a dominant system of relations can be tailored to this definition. This implies several applications of this complex concept. For example, American globalism is aggressive, based on intervention, gross pressure, and disregard for international law. By promoting export trade in its goods, China also pursues a globalist policy, but at the same time, it acts softly, trying not to violate international law openly. The advantages of globalism are also enjoyed by large European manufacturers, but again, trying to work according to generally accepted rules.

The most striking phenomenon is aggressive globalism, which by all means defends the interests of transnational corporations, which for some reason are commonly called US national interests. These interests are truly global in nature and cover the whole world. In principle, there is no contradiction. Since we are talking about post-industrial capitalism, the national interests of America are reduced to the interests of American corporations, namely, to increase their profits through the political expansion provided by political (State Department), economic (dollar) and military (Pentagon) methods.

We are clearly observing how, during the rule of the three Presidents before Trump, American corporations practically subjugated the Washington establishment. An organic symbiosis of the political, military and financial-industrial elite was formed, in which politicians and the military gradually, imperceptibly, but completely voluntarily assumed the secondary role of serving and protecting the interests of global corporations. And the interest of global corporations is one - increasing profits, and it has nothing to do with the interests of American society. Over the past twenty years, many large companies have withdrawn their products from the United States to countries with cheaper labor. There is not one of them that would pay home taxes in full. By manipulating legislation, global corporations use offshore jurisdictions with minimal taxation, thereby causing enormous damage to the US budget.

The state-supported global expansion, opening, and subordination of new foreign markets is the easiest and cheapest way to increase corporate profits through increased production and sales.

The goal of any corporations is to make a profit. This goal is subject to all. The state apparatus, law enforcement agencies, and the military ensure the protection of the interests of corporations within the country and in any region of the world. Hence, there is a request for aggression and neo-colonialism. Corporations are not only expanding the geographical boundaries of their influence. In controlled territories, they carry out ideological, psychological and emotional intervention. The pseudo-liberal American elite, through its media, literature and "art," implants a system of false values, the illusion of freedom and imposed needs, educating obedient consumers of their goods and services in foreign markets who do not ask really problematic questions.

The essence of corporations is deeply totalitarian. It is based on a rigid discipline based on a strict hierarchy and unquestioning compliance with internal policies and procedures. They do not allow any manifestations of freedom. Real democracy is alien to them. Do not be confused by the relaxed atmosphere prevailing in the offices of internet giants, where young programmers, or more like hipsters, come up with the next “honey traps” for consumers with smartphones. This is only the appearance of freedom, a striking bright shell. In fact, all of this high-tech mafia, despite the torn jeans and unwashed t-shirts, clearly follow the instructions of the leadership and understands that any deviation from internal rules will cost them their work. There are a million examples. A modern corporate car at all levels needs perpetrators, no matter how beautifully and pretentiously their positions are named (such as a “creative director”).

In accordance with these rigid internal principles, global corporations began to change American society, subtly and imperceptibly implanting in it the mirror reflection of their totalitarian ideology of liberal-fascism. This pseudo-liberal ideology, having safely buried the American dream, has already been firmly entrenched in the heads and souls of half of Americans, preparing them for a new political reality - soft totalitarianism, in which those brainwashed by the media and the internet voluntarily perform the functions imposed by elites.

Pseudoliberalism has been successfully decomposing the long-lost cultural sovereignty of Europe for the past three decades.  But its spread to the rest of the world is not a quick process. It is necessary that an entire generation grows up on globalist material "values" like the iPhone, Facebook, LGBT, and cheap cartoons, but such attractive Hollywood superheroes. And in countries with deep cultural and religious codes, such as China, Russia, and India, more than one generation is necessary.

After several decades, the ideology imposed by Western pseudo-liberals can replace the historical, cultural DNA of peoples throughout the world. Then the time of liberal fascism with all its charms will come, the era of post-industrial capitalism, when the world will be ruled by mega-corporations of a planetary scale. By that time, they will have created supranational structures of global governance, and national governments will be given only a policing function.

Prototypes of such structures have already begun to appear in the framework of transatlantic and trans-Pacific trade unions. They are called Supreme Arbitration. These bodies are designed to deal with disputes in trade unions, but their jurisdiction should take precedence over national jurisdiction, and decisions should be implemented regardless of the laws of the states to which it applies.

The process of creating these unions has been suspended by the current American president for domestic political reasons, to which we will return, but the idea itself has not been removed from the agenda, just postponed in order to rebalance the influence of elites in the direction of strengthening state control within the US.

Summary

1. Globalism is a natural product of post-industrial capitalism.

2. Going to the global level, companies become supranational entities that seek to withdraw capital to countries with the most comfortable jurisdiction, even to the detriment of the national interests of their countries.

3. At the heart of aggressive US globalism is the desire of American corporations to global expansion by any means, including the violent suppression of competitors.

4. In the US, global corporations managed to subordinate the pseudo-liberal political elite to their own interests.

5. But ... in American society and in a large part of a conservatively-minded business, there is a request to restore state control over the processes of globalization and transfer the political and economic focus inside the country.                 

Since globalism is one of the basic principles of post-industrial capitalism, its further development in one form or another is inevitable. The US as the world's leading economy has been and will be its main driver. The pause taken by the current President does not mean that Washington is refusing global expansion. Despite the anti-globalist rhetoric, its aggressive, interventionist (sanctions, trade wars, use of military force) actions suggest the opposite. This is due to the fact that at this stage there is an attempt to reformat the internal political system. Once it is completed, regardless of the outcome, America will return to global expansion with a vengeance, because neocolonialism is the easiest way for it to ensure the expansion of its corporations and maintain the standard of living of the population.

Author: USA Really