by Hezekiah Kantor
Nothing, not even a pandemic, will dissuade the people who brought us globalization to modify, halt, or roll back the decisions they have made for us. As I was scrolling through Twitter, I came across these gems. First, there was this tweet from the George W. Bush Presidential Center. It links to an article which tells us that calling for Americans to start to “Make it here at home” has a nice ring to it, but we must have no illusions: “Restricting trade and using taxes, tariffs and subsidies to manipulate the market can only be done by dramatically reducing freedom. That path leads to poverty.”
Quite the curious statement from an institution representing the man whose administration admitted China to the World Trade Organization (WTO)—a nation that has built its economic and geopolitical strength by using currency manipulation and subsidies to capture international markets. Since China’s accession to the WTO, American workers—largely lower-income Americans—lost almost 4 million jobs between 2001 and 2018.
Does former President Bush or the author of the article have any suggestions for concrete and effective steps to build anti-fragility into the American economy for the future? None. Just more nostrums about “spreading freedom” from the presidential center of a guy who led this nation into two ongoing wars that sent our best sons and daughters to get shot up by Islamist savages.
In other words, failed “wars to spread democracy” that replaced secular dictators with failed states, while racking up trillions in debt for future generations. The Bush Administration wanted the younger generation to accept job losses, trillions in debt, ongoing wars, and now their acolytes want to shill for Chinese mercantilism while dubbing it “free trade”?
Adding his voice to the growing chorus trying to stem the tide anti-globalist opinion, we have former President Jimmy Carter decrying President Trump’s decision to halt American funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s right; the same WHO that said there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus back in mid-January. The same WHO run by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, an Ethiopian apparatchik best known for covering up cholera epidemics before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pushed for him to be made director-general of the WHO.
Tedros is a former “health official” in the regime of Ethiopian Marxist dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam. From the onset of the pandemic, he was out in front praising Communist China for its “response” to the coronavirus (which we now know included imprisoning and gagging whistleblowers).
During the Red Chinese “response” that came before the total lockdown of Hubei province, millions of people fled while the CCP denied, downplayed, and dawdled. According to a study by the University of Southampton in Great Britain, “if interventions in [China] could have been conducted one week, two weeks, or three weeks earlier, cases could have been reduced by 66 percent, 86 percent and 95 percent respectively—significantly limiting the geographical spread of the disease.”
But ChiCom bumbling failed. And now the whole world is paying the price.
These recent comments show us one major fact: the globalist establishment controls major parts of both political parties. Globalism has shown an almost preternatural ability to limp on after setbacks.
The list grows with each passing year: the 1997 East Asian financial crisis, the 2000 tech bubble, the ongoing wars to spread “democracy” in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now the failed states of Syria and Libya, the 2008 financial crisis, and now this pandemic. Yet the survival of globalization is only maintained with greater and greater efforts each time it systematically fails us all.
Continuing to trust these failed globalist policies and failed globalist politicians will be a tremendous mistake. President Trump’s great opportunity and challenge is to convince the American people that globalism spread this virus throughout the world.
It is his job to show that the dalliances of so-called American corporations who have made huge profits from China’s economic policy have led us to this situation where we cannot even provide basic personal protective equipment for our own people. It is his job to show that it was their inveterate lobbying and advocacy of outsourcing that brought us here. It is his job to attack and isolate the globalist media who have carried water for those corrupt politicians and Wall Streeters.
It is his job to attack and isolate those degenerate “artists” in Hollywood and our degenerate makers of “popular culture” for their non-stop praise for and submission to globalism. It is his job to attack and isolate the money-hungry universities for allowing themselves to be filled to the gills with CCP students instead of worthy Americans. It is his job to attack the corporations that prostituted themselves out to make quick bucks in China in exchange for handing out access to American technology.
We are seeing the crystallization of the Chinese Communist Regime as the leading world advocate for globalism; and we see that they are supported by all the “elite” institutions in America, fellow travellers who are more citizens of the world than they are citizens of the United States of America. This crisis presents an opportunity to isolate all of them and force our own traitorous elites to prove that they are not, in fact, merely globalists complicit in policy that would advance Maoist hegemony world wide.
It’s time to use the Rules for Radicals against the globalist radicals who have spent the last fifty years undermining the United States. The focus this summer and fall should draw from Alinsky’s Rules and weaponize them against the defenders and advocates of globalism.
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” That means President Trump and populist Republicans should never pass up an opportunity to ridicule globalism for being the death cult it truly is. It means never letting up on demonstrating its manifold hypocrisies, its will to dominate. Instead of responding to their criticisms of us, we should shrug our shoulders and stay on queue, never letting up on ridiculing the contradictions of globalism and the disasters it invariably brings.
“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” This is why it is vital for President Trump to continue holding his press conferences and to keep tweeting away. The president’s supporters love it when he attacks these cosmopolitans who have ridiculed us throughout our times in primary school, secondary school, in the university, in the songs the radio plays, in the movies that people watch. Now they have someone who hits back and this is why the globalist Left and Right hate the president so much. The old paradigm of pliant Republicans and respectable Democrats bending the knee to social radicals and open borders corporatism is over. It needs to stay over.
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” It is the job of conservatives from the top down to continue to attack all of the institutions that the globalists have captured and work to turn the various constituencies therein against each other. This is very easy; from here on out, every policy should be crafted to force our traitorous elites to tip their hand by either defending Americanism or by defending Communist China, the proxy for globalism: schools, universities, mainstream media, movies, and music all need to be backed into a corner.
Trump and Republican leaders’ job is to force elites to choose one or the other: will it be America First or globalism? Even if we cannot win every successive battle, the more Americans can be awakened to the fact that these institutions are largely populated by upper class elites whose loyalty is not to this country, the easier it will be to isolate and marginalize them from continuing to control the hearts and minds of those Americans whose loyalty is to our country.
The sooner Americans come to view all of these institutions as an illegitimate, occupying force with a will contrary to American interests, the better.
The coming election this fall is President Trump’s to win or lose. If he puts America and Americans first while calling for the destruction of globalism with the same repetitive fervor that Marcus Porcius Cato called for the destruction of Carthage he will most likely win. It’s that simple. In 149 B.C. Cato the Elder’s slogan was Carthago delenda est—“Carthage must be destroyed.” Today, our slogan should be Globalism delenda est—Globalism must be destroyed.
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Hezekiah Kantor is a pseudonym for an American high school teacher and coach with a B.A. from an Ivy League University and an M.A. in teaching from a Jesuit college on the West Coast. A teacher of the year in his first school district, he holds a National Board Certificate for Adult and Youth Social Studies. He has an interest in politics, religion, economics, and military history.