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The Bondage of Globalism

By Omar Rabhi

Whoso does not realize the destructive nature of ideological, economic and religious globalizing institutions, or does not see the ultra-violent rejections they would provoke and the ruinous forces they usher in, or does not understand the futility and outrageousness of sweeping humanity beneath one single stream of culture – he must be likened to a hermit, bound in the shackles of Plato’s cave, seeing naught but shadows of the true world.

The globalist ideology argues for the transfer of power from sovereign states to super-national federations, with the end goal of political unity within a community of all humans. However, the right of self-determination to peoples without states is categorically denied in this ideology. Diversity of culture is ignored, and no thought given to the logical assumption that the only way to establish and maintain a globalist order would be through exercising violence toward those who would not willingly surrender their sovereignty.

In the history of democracies, France is distinguished by a pretension to universalism. The symbolic expulsion of the aristocracy wrote for the French a story of chaotic class struggle, so that France today will never have to revisit their democracy of exclusion which was illustrated notably by the slavery and brutal management of its colonial empire. Confronted today with the return of communitarianism and the dynamics of identity, France has skilfully used this « scarecrow » to conceal the economic disaster, feelings of inequality in the face of injustice and betrayal of representatives.

It is therefore on the basis of the very particular French example that the « Jacobin » extremists give lessons in democracy to the peoples without states, in need of freedom, criticising their inability to make a civilizational leap from their high horses.

It is readily accepted that freedom implies the right to difference and its expression in all spheres, except for the freedom of ethnic groups and the first peoples, who are deemed conspicuous because they refer to the ideological pretext of a « pure race » and nationalism of exclusion, ardently fought in the twentieth century to make the very idea of ​​freedom triumph.

Fuelled by this factitious justification and blinded by the hubris of their pseudo-civilizing mission, the nation-states would set aside hundreds of peoples and ethnic groups to slow down the inevitable decolonization, and so prolong indefinitely sufferings, genocides and conflicts.

As George Orwell would say: « The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians. « 

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