Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
— from Imagine, by John Lennon
When the subject of “globalism” — that is, the goal of a single global government — is raised, it is often met with questions like “what’s their motivation”, or “why would they want that?” To understand the motivation of globalists, it’s constructive to first understand a few of the key philosophical turns that Western Civilization has taken in recent centuries (don’t worry; I’ll make it brief).
“The Age of Enlightenment” (aka “The Enlightenment”) was the roughly 18th century cultural movement in Europe and America towards advancing knowledge and reason. It grew naturally, largely from the invention of the printing press and the popularity of such thinkers as Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, Isaac Newton, David Hume, Baron de Montesquieu, Voltaire, Jean-Jaques Rousseau and William Blackstone. Some of these thinkers were Deists, some were Christians…and then there was Hume, the agnostic. Although Hume made arguments against the existence of the supernatural, they were philosophically naive, and were successfully refuted by folks like William Paley and George Campbell. For some reason, however (perhaps carnal reasons?), agnosticism and atheism began to slowly catch on in Europe.
In America, it was a different story. A massive study by two political scientists of some 15,000 documents and books written during the founding era showed the following primary influences in their quotations: the Bible (34%), the writings of Montesquieu (8.3%), Blackstone (7.9%) and Locke (2.9%) . All three of these enlightened men were professing Christians, as were the vast majority of the founding fathers. There were a few Deists and Jews, but contrary to urban legend, not many. It was not until Darwinism began making inroads in the late 19th century that this began to change.
Nevertheless, the change was very slow. The vast majority of the country still represented themselves as “Christian” and resisted fundamental transformation. As atheism’s philosophical bastard child Marxism began rising in Europe and Asia in the early 20th century, America still tenaciously held onto its heritage, and, consequently, America became the primary economic engine and superpower of the world (no brag — just fact). This irked the Marxists, as they had bought into the Darwinist line completely, and felt that America was “clinging to guns, religion, and nationalism” instead of “progressing”.
The Marxists were sure that mankind could “evolve” away from the evils of the past, and began fantasizing about a world with no conflict or war. The lines of John Lennon’s song Imagine are a de facto collection of atheist/Marxist thought of the past century or so, and propagate the naive idea that war can be ended if we all just drop our religion and patriotism “hold hands and sing Kumbaya.” The song has a nice melody, but the lyrics are supremely naive.
The trouble with that notion is that it rests on a bogus foundation. For the earnest truth-seeker, substantial evidence for God’s existence has always existed, the evidence for Darwinism has always had holes in it, and experience shows that human beings tend to be selfish until and unless they have a profound transformational experience. Too many in America know that, so it has been an uphill battle for the Marxists.
While the more dogmatic and militant variety of Marxism — Communism — sought to overthrow sovereigns “by any means necessary”, a more subtle strain of Marxism — branded “Progressivism” — sought to convert from within by changing cultures incrementally. European groups such as the Fabian Socialists and The Frankfurt School began influencing American politicians, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and having even more success with FDR and LBJ. It was from these groups that the oppressive fiction of “political correctness” was first introduced into America.
The Frankfurt School in particular had substantial success in academia, having fled Europe as Hitler was rising, and achieving positions in the faculties of respected universities like Columbia. One progressive in particular, John Dewey (known as the “Father of Progressive Education”), had a tremendous amount of influence in getting atheist/Marxist ideas into American public schools. As Hitler observed, once a lie is repeated often enough, many in the culture will assume it to be true (appeal to authority/popularity), and it’s undeniable that globalists have made tremendous gains in the country using that tactic.
At the same time as this overt transformation was being pushed, hardcore communists were penetrating sensitive positions in the U.S. government, and rabble-rousers like Saul Alinsky were constantly nudging the media and unions to the left. Joe McCarthy was vilified for his accusations against communists that had penetrated the U.S. made in the 1950’s, but the 1995 release of the Venona Papers showed that he was in fact, correct. McCarthy may have had “style issues”, but the fact that numerous card-carrying communists had penetrated the U.S. gov’t and both instigated and compromised international entities such as the U.N., The IMF and The World Bank is now undeniable.
Progressivism relies on the bogus propositions that human nature is perfectible, and that we can achieve a global utopia. In 1973, John Lennon even formed a country that he called “Nutopia”. Flag color: all white. Conservatism, on the other hand, holds that gov’t must be constrained, as human beings are largely fallen creatures, and a dangerous government far exceeds other threats.
The politicians at the top who dangle the utopian fiction in front of the electorate have no such illusions that it will work (nor could they, being perennially immersed in the backstabbing theater of politics), but they find these notions to be “useful fictions” with which they can achieve their short-term goals. Goal number one tends to be the acquisition of more power. The current looting of the U.S. Treasury for Obama crony insiders is an example of short-term goals being achieved by progressives. Aside from politicians, there is a broad range of credulity or lack thereof; for example business owners who are consistently reminded of darker aspects of human nature tend to be somewhat immunized against it, yet college students (who are younger and spend more time imagining abstract concepts) tend to buy into it. As Winston Churchill once said, “If you’re not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you’re not a conservative by 40, you have no brain.”
The number of governments that have implemented pure Marxism and thrived are exactly zero — it never will work, because it can’t work (see Cuba and North Korea). Human nature is such that this amount of power concentrated in relatively few hands will always be abused. When people are detached from a profit motive, in most cases, no other motive will adequately replace it. The Marxist idea that the wealth of the rich (the “bourgeoisie”) should be redistributed to the workers (“the proletariat”) is a short ride, because there simply isn’t enough wealth created by the “bourgeoisie” to cover it. As Margaret Thatcher observed, “Marxism will always fail, because you eventually run out of other people’s money.” This is the reason leftist leaders are always trying to pry their constituents eyes off of their current disasters and onto their grandiose visions of the future. America’s founding fathers understood mankind’s tendency towards to abuse power and warned us to guard against it:
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions. — James Madison.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin.
In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. — Thomas Jefferson
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. — George Washington
The question now is “have we gone around the bend?” The mainstream media has made their choice, and couldn’t be much more biased in favor of one candidate. They are no longer bothered when their guy operates outside the bounds of The Constitution. With modern technology, there has never been as many distractions available as there are now, and highly distracted culture is a mile wide and a millimeter deep. A culture this distracted is not tenaciously questioning the authority of the media, and is being led down a primrose path.
If we can cast our eyes past the bells and whistles, there is one candidate in the upcoming Presidential election who more resembles and represents the America as it was in its superpower heyday, and another who thinks we need to be softened up some more with the Cloward-Piven strategy so we’ll despair, give up, and become good little politically correct global citizens. I think you know of whom I speak.
Don’t take my word for it; a little research will show that his 133 executive orders issued to date cede tremendous amounts of power to the global entities like the U.N., and grab numerous other powers unconstitutionally. The Senate is run by a hack named Harry Reid who that will do anything that he says. The House is run by a blubbering RINO named John Boehner who is such a coward that he spends all his time attacking conservative women instead of using the power he has to resist tyranny. Vote this November like it’s the last election you will ever participate in if you choose the wrong candidates.
 Lutz and Hyneman, as quoted by Barton, David, in D. James Kennedy’s, What if Jesus Had Never Been Born? Television special, Coral Ridge Ministries,12-25-2002.