Globalization Is A False Ideology That Has Little Bearing On Reality Or Rationality

1930 Words Dec 4th, 2015 8 Pages
It’s important to note that the idea of globalization is a false ideology that has little bearing on reality or rationality. While the idea of global unification or global commerce has been around in some form or another for millennia, it has generally been in hegemonic form. The “golden triangle” of British Imperialism, or notably the attempted unification of Europe and North Africa by the Roman Empire, preceded by Alexander “the Great” and his grand conquests, and followed by the Golden Horde of the Mongols who burned away half of the modern world of their time and reformed it in their image. The modern form of globalization came to fruition at the close of the Second World War. The view at the time was that a primary catalyst of both World Wars was nationalism, xenophobia, and ethnocentrism. The prevailing logic was that close economic ties, alliances, and the softening of borders would prevent such conflicts from occurring in the future. What has occurred, instead, is a warping of the narrative regarding humanity and justice in favor of the status quo, to the detriment of the average human being on this planet. The debate of “Black Lives Matter,” still necessarily relies on the continued existence of the status quo to forward its argument. It’s pleading to the master, “Hey, you with all the power, in case you haven’t noticed, we have feelings, too. We want to live, we want to not die when we go to the corner store, we want to not bury our sons and daughters, we…

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