Globalism Quotes

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Carl Sagan
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Ramez Naam
“The world has a very serious problem, my friend' Shiva went on. 'Poor children still die by their millions. Westerners and the global rich -- like me -- live in post-scarcity society, while a billion people struggle to get enough to eat. And we're pushing the planet towards a tipping point, where the corals die and the forests burn and life becomes much, much harder. We have the resources to solve those problems, even now, but politics and economics and nationalism all get in the way. If we could access all those minds, though...”
Ramez Naam, Crux

Silvia Federici
“[V]iolence against women is a key element in this new global war, not only because of the horror it evokes or the messages it sends but because of what women represent in their capacity to keep their communities together and, equally important, to defend noncommercial conceptions of security and wealth.”
Silvia Federici, Witches, Witch-Hunting, and Women

Anand Giridharadas
“To question the doing-well-by-doing-good globalists is not to doubt their intentions or results, rather it is to say that even when all those things are factored in, something is not quite right.”
Anand Giridharadas, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Amit Ray
“Danger of excessive nationalism is nuclear annihilation. Danger of globalism is the eradication of local values and cultures. Greatness can only be realized in the middle path.”
Amit Ray, Nuclear Weapons Free World Peace on the Earth

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Inequality and poverty, unhealth and no wealth are hand in hand.
And if we are all born equal that should be true in all lands.
We cannot divide the world between poor and rich countries.
It's like saying the ones are good, the others are junkies.
That can only increase more prejudice, miseries and sorrow.
Turning the wheel today it will lead to a better tomorrow.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Neda Aria
“We can reach a global harmony if we remove xenophobia”
Neda Aria

Anand Giridharadas
“To question the doing-well-by-doing-good globalists is not to doubt their intentions or results, rather it is to say that even when all those things are factored in, something is not quite right in believing they are the ones best positioned to effect meaningful change.”
Anand Giridharadas

Abhijit Naskar
“The character of a nation comes not from the character of its leader, but from that of the citizens.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

Frantz Fanon
“The consciousness of self is not the closing of a door to communication. Philosophic thought teaches us, on the contrary, that it is its guarantee. National consciousness, which is not nationalism, is the only thing that will give us an international dimension.”
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

Gloria Steinem
“In those meetings, I learned that even economic diagrams needn’t be linear. Ours was a nest of concentric circles, and an enterprise was measured by its value to each circle, from the individual and family to the community and environment. I realized that Rebecca and her colleagues were trying to do nothing less than transform the System of National Accounts, the statistical framework here and in most countries for measuring economic activity. For instance, the value of a tree depends on its estimated value or sale price, but if it is sold and cut down, there is no accounting on the debit side of the ledger for loss of oxygen, seeding of other trees, or value to the community or the environment. This group was inventing a new way of measuring profit and loss.

By the end of our days together, I understood economics in a whole new way. A balance sheet really could be about balance.”
Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

Abhijit Naskar
“It is only when all the peoples of all countries grow together holding hands in harmony and not pointing guns at each other in hatred, that we can really advance in the path of progress as one species.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

“We are not involved in this struggle only because we think that we will dismantle this system in the course of our life. We hope Cameroon changes tomorrow. But if it doesn’t, we will be happy to know that we made the ground fertile for the next generation that will end the rot in this country, and then establish the “NEW CAMEROON".” Dr. Samuel F. Tchwenko”
Janvier Tchouteu, Cameroon: France's Dysfunctional Puppet System in Africa

Abhijit Naskar
“Stop quarreling, once and for all, because once you stop quarreling, your children will stop quarreling, and then their children - and slowly the world will eventually turn into a real civilized, sentient and serene society. Your ancestors tore this whole world apart into pieces and now you are doing the same. Don't repeat their mistakes my friend and take control of your world - not your neighborhood, or your state or your country - but your world, because the whole world is your family. My Christianity is the best and your Islam is the worst - my America is the best and your Russia is the worst - my India is the best and your Pakistan is the worst - my Bulgaria is the best and your Turkey is the worst - my Britain is the best and your France is the worst - stop this 'mine and yours' business once and for all and start thinking as 'ours' - our America - our Russia - our Christianity - our Islam - our Britain - our France - our Bulgaria - our Turkey - all of it either belongs to all of us or to none of us. Stop thinking tribal and start thinking human.”
Abhijit Naskar, Fabric of Humanity

Abhijit Naskar
“Should you wish to pursue the infinity of truth, you must make yourself humble as ashes and vigorous as the wind. And with that attitude flowing through your veins, bring your novel thinking in action and disinfect the world with a bold, radical and positive change – a change of egalitarianism, a change of globalism, a change of rationalism, a change of humanism.”
Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens

“Lenin said "Give me a generation, I can change a nation" Is it what George Soros is doing right now changing a generation to change nations?”
Beta Metani'Marashi

Abhijit Naskar
“Destroy every single trace of bigotry in you my friend, that your culture has imposed on you and start working to take the pain away from your neighborhood, then from your state, then from your country and then from the whole world.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

Ali Salami
“The panoramic plethora of responses to Shakespeare by Western and Eastern critics is strongly indicative of the fact that the Bard crosses all nationalities and deserves to be called a global writer. That is why he is
easily appreciated, manipulated, translated, adapted, and interpreted by everyone, everywhere.”
Ali Salami, Culture-Blind Shakespeare: Multiculturalism and Diversity

Charles Bowden
“Focusing on the dead women enables Americans to ignore the dead men, and ignoring the dead men enables the United States to ignore the failure of its free-trade schemes, which in Juarez are producing poor people and dead people faster than any other product.”
Charles Bowden, Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields

“I’ve often wanted to explain why I disagree with this thesis, although I understand that globalism and internationalism are genuine movements in their own right. In recent columns I have attempted to show that stupidity is normal in politics, and we cannot always pin mistakes on cunning conspirators. Politics is about group interaction, and groups make us stupid.”

Claude Lévi-Strauss
“Ebbene non possiamo nasconderci che, nonostante la sua urgente necessità pratica e gli alti fini morali che si attribuisce, la lotta contro le forme di discriminazione partecipa di questo stesso movimento che trascina l'umanità verso una civiltà mondiale, distruttrice di quei vecchi particolarismi ai quali va l'onore di aver creato i valori estetici e spirituali che danno pregio alla vita, e che noi raccogliamo preziosamente nelle biblioteche e nei musei, perché ci sentiamo sempre meno sicuri di essere capaci di produrne altri altrettanto evidenti.
Senza dubbio ci culliamo nel sogno che l'uguaglianza e la fraternità regneranno un giorno fra gli uomini, senza che la loro diversità venga compromessa. Ma se l'umanità non si rassegna a diventare la sterile consumatrice di valori che ha saputo creare nel passato, capace soltanto di dar vita a opere bastarde, a invenzioni rozze e puerili, dovrà imparare di nuovo che ogni vera creazione implica una certa sordità al richiamo di altri valori, arrivando fino al loro rifiuto se non addirittura alla loro negazione. Infatti non ci si può sciogliere nel godimento dell'altro, identificandosi con lui, e nello stesso tempo mantenersi diverso”
Claude Lévi-Strauss

Quinn Slobodian
“Scaling national government up to the planet, creating a global government, was no solution. The puzzle of the neoliberal ­century was to find the right institutions to sustain the often strained balance between the economic world and the po­liti­cal world.”
Quinn Slobodian, Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism

Douglas Rushkoff
“...all this abstraction is also potentially distancing. We don't see the labor that went into building our railroads or the civilizations that were wiped out in order to clear the land. We don't see the millennia of dinosaurs or plankton that went into our oil, the Chinese repetitive stress injuries that went into our iPhones, or any of the other time-intensive processes we can spend in an instant today. We tend to see math and science as a steady state of facts rather than as the accumulated knowledge of linear traditions. As Korzybski put it, we see further because we "stand on the shoulders" of the previous generation.”
Douglas Rushkoff, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Abhijit Naskar
“For the first time in the history of life on earth, we the humans have developed the cognitive capacity to drive the process of our own biological evolution in a direction of our choosing at our own conscious will. So, choose wisely my sisters and brothers.”
Abhijit Naskar, See No Gender

Toni Morrison
“Its disregard of borders, national infrastructures, local bureaucracies, internet censors, tariffs, laws, and languages; its disregard of margins and the marginal people who live there; its formidable, engulfing properties accelerating erasure, a flattening out of difference, of specificity for marketing purposes. An abhorrence of diversity. We imagine indistinguishability, the elimination of minority languages, minority cultures in its Wake. We speculate with horror on what could be the irrevocable, enfeebling alteration of major languages, major cultures in its sweep. Even if those dreaded consequences are not made completely manifest, they nevertheless cancel out globalism's assurances of better life by issuing dire warnings of premature cultural death.”
Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Toni Morrison
“We live in a world where justice equals vengeance. Where private profit drives public policy.”
Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

“Our goal might be more ambitious, directed toward restructuring capital's constraints altogether. Recall that the rejection of the corporatist medieval and early colonial city represented the end of monopoly, mercantilism, and autocracy in favor of open markets, democracy, and individual economic freedom. One may wish to reassert these same goals in the face of the power and authority of large, hierarchical corporate entities. The goal of the city would be to become less a passive recipient of global capital than a shaper of local capital in a direction more conducive to freedom.”
Richard Schragger

Yuval Noah Harari
“In previous eras, national identities were forged because humans faced problems and opportunities that were far beyond the scopes of local tribes. Now, we need a new global identity because national institutions are incapable of handling a set of unprecedented global predicaments. We now have a global ecology, a global economy, and a global science, but we are still stuck with only national politics. This mismatch prevents the political system from effectively countering our main problems. To have effective politics, either we must de-globalize the ecology, the economy, and the march of science, or we must globalize our politics.

Since it is impossible to de-globalize the ecology and the march of science, and since the cost of de-globalizing the economy would be prohibitive, the only real solution is to globalize politics. There is no contradiction between such globalism and patriotism, for patriotism isn't about hating foreigners. Patriotism is about taking care of your compatriots, and in the 21st century in order to take good care of your compatriots you must cooperate with foreigners. So good nationalists should now be globalists.”
Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Abhijit Naskar
“Yesterday's truth made people nationalist, today's truth makes people globalist, tomorrow's truth will make people human.”
Abhijit Naskar, I Vicdansaadet Speaking: No Rest Till The World is Lifted

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