I’m not a globalist!!
I’ll admit it, I’m not a globalist (a person who advocates the interpretation or planning of economic and foreign policy in relation to events and developments throughout the world)…I’m much more of a tribalist (an advocate or practitioner of strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group) in fact to be totally truthful I’m really a “BROOKLYNIST”.
I’m concerned there is a group within our society who believe that everyone and everything should be equal. None of this “first world” or third world” stuff. We all should be working toward total equality…Our past President believed that America had to apologize for its superior attitude and make amends.
But let’s look at the reality of the world…no matter how you break it down we all belong and the vast majority prefer “their own tribe” whether the tribe is defined by Nation or State …don’t tell me those Texans don’t believe they aren’t better than those Idahoer’s…or down to cities like Boston vs New York…or as in my background, by neighborhoods…the kids from Flatbush sure thought the kids from East New York were second class citizens…The rest of the world is certainly tribal…if you take away the veneer of the middle east, it is really just hundreds of tribes with their own identity, rules, customs and sense of own.
For anyone who practices a religion…who believes that the religion they practice is the 3rd or 4th best religion…Jew are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist etc….Christians are Catholic, Protestant, Baptist and Unitarian…the Muslim world’s Sunni and Shia are literally at war with each other…you could keep on going with example after example.
Why does this group of “Globalists” continue to push the idea that a global world is the best for all. Is it the lowest common denominator theory…I’m not sure that view hold water…I think it’s about the general view of these folks that those that espouse globalist theories are morally superior to the rest of us. It’s about time they bring those “have’s” into sync with the “have nots”.
The fact that this approach entails lowering the BAR … when most people of the world are trying to raise their personal bar isn’t an issue for them as they look down on us from their “superior perch” and are only trying to help. After all, many of those preaching this global solution live in a world far from the rest of our reality. Do you think, George Soros or Gwyneth Paltrow or Lebron James have an understanding of what the rest of our daily lives are about…But Terry, they came from nothing and remember their roots. When you move from Brooklyn to Newport Beach you have little memory of what life was about in those “good old days”
If you or someone you know has the silly notion that globalism is the solution to many of the worlds issues please tell them to get a grip on realty…Rather than save the world, maybe they could start by helping just one or two people better their lives.
We are tribal by nature, have been and always will be….LONG LIVE BROOKLYN!!
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