After his first win, there was a growing concern that this vote will be the first in a long string of nationalist movements to come. Although he didn’t win the second election, still 74 million people voted for him to become the POTUS again. I think this is something worth discussing in detail.
The elites in power are creating their own private world without interference. The gap between rich and poor is widening, with the rich living in a virtual reality of wealth and the poor dying in the real world. They live in an interconnected world where their only contact with reality is via social media or news from cameras that are owned by the elite.
In the modern-day, we often see that the globalization project has been rejected by a majority of the population. Whether it is for economic, religious or political reasons, this is something that seems to have become more and more common.
There are many different reasons why people are rejecting globalization. One of them would be their economic situation. Many people feel like they don’t have as much opportunity to improve their lives so they want to close themselves off from other countries that might be better off. They may also have an issue with technology and globalization due to increased use of automation in factories which reduces the need for jobs in certain industries, such as manufacturing. Another reason may just be due to religion or culture clashes where some cultures feel like they are being displaced by others in their own backyard.
It is unclear whether economic or racist inclinations are the cause, but it is becoming increasingly obvious that tolerance for things like immigration and gender equality has been declining, which is unfortunate.
Immigration is one of the most worrying global issues for them at the moment. People seem to care a lot about immigration and preserving their culture. Instead of patronizing them, we should be trying to understand them better.
There is a lot of political tension on immigration in the US and other parts of the world. But it’s not just about immigrants coming to new countries – people from smaller cultures are also worried that their culture will be forgotten because of globalization.
What do you think is happening? How can we make sure that our important cultures are preserved for future generations? What will happen when the effects of climate change hit us and we will have to accommodate a billion new citizens in our countries?
There is no genuine leftist alternative. The “left” is a fraud that’s been co-opted by the establishment. They offer nothing but more of the same neoliberal, pro-war, pro-austerity policies that have created the current crisis.
The right is plain anti-intellectual, anti-humanistic neo-fascism. They promote hate, violence, and exclusion. The right finds the idea of investing in the future to be repugnant.
Economists have a tendency to use fancy-sounding words and talk down to people. They make it seem like they’re speaking from an ivory tower when in reality, they are just people with opinions. Economists can be a valuable resource but they need to use language everyone can understand, not just the intellectual elite.
The same comes to scientists. We need to communicate science better so that all people take the god damned vaccines and wear masks. Measles is becoming a problem in the world again. Outbreaks are happening all over the world and people are seeing significant rises in sick kids.
The financial crisis of the 1920s was the most severe international economic disaster of the 20th century. As a result, this period of globalization led to a worldwide search for nationalistic solutions. Now we are seeing a similar thing happening in Europe with nationalist parties gaining power in France, Poland, and Hungary, among others.
The divide between people is one of the most pressing problems in today’s society. It’s hard to find common ground when we continue to stay isolated. But how can we start bridging the divide and getting out of our bubbles to communicate with people that we don’t see eye to eye?