For the last several days I’ve struggled to write a good political post, one that you could read and understand. I’ve failed several times over. So today I decided to write a piece on globalism, it’s short, incredibly biased, and not that well written. Enjoy.
There are two types of globalists, the idealists and the realists. The idealists believe that all people are at heart good and that we can all get along, they believe that multiculturalism and diversity are strengths and that we are all citizens of the world. The realists know that people are not good at heart because they are a prime example of someone who isn’t, they know that multiculturalism and diversity are not strengths but they do not care, they exploit the vast weaknesses and injustices of a global market enforced upon a national world for their own self gain.
The first type deserves a degree of pity, they have been in effect brainwashed their entire lives, they are suffering from a delusion that the world is good. The second type deserves scorn and hate, they know exactly the cost of their fortune, they know that cost is in blood.
Here’s an example of the cost of globalism.
Before a free-trade deal between country A and country B the situation was this. Country A had a factory that produced designer t-shirts, they paid their workers five dollars an hour, a wage that allowed the workers to afford the cost of living and save if they so wished. The factory made a tidy profit after costs by selling the shirts for ten dollars. Everyone is happy.
Now after a free-trade deal between country A and country B the situation turned into this. Whilst the factory was profitable in country A the company that owned it realises that country B doesn’t have child labour laws nor a minimum wage, so the company moves the factory to country B where they pay child workers one dollar an hour, just enough to pay the cost of living in a slum. But the company can’t sell their shirts in country B because the country is poor, so they move their shirts back into country A, negating the high import cost because of the free-trade deal, and sell the shirts for ten dollars. In this case the only people happy are the company, both the workers of country A and country B are unhappy because they either have lost their job or are stuck in one in order to survive.
Now I recognize that this example is a simple one that doesn’t take into account all the factors involved. But I use it to highlight who tends to profit most from free-trade deals, and that is the big companies. Both small businesses and workers tend to get the short end of the stick.
Free-trade only tends to work when the countries involved are very similar in terms of taxation, labour laws and forces, the value of their currency, and their economies. In these situations free-trade makes sense because the countries may as well be the same except for their names. Unfortunately that tends to not be the case.
In substitute to a proper conclusion here’s a joke: Globalism.
Have a good day folks.