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

“Borderless world is a good idea. But unless all countries of the world agree on that, it is mere idealism. A fancy idea which looks good only on paper.”
Abhaidev, The Influencer: Speed Must Have a Limit

Isaiah Senones
“The deep sorrow, sadness and disappointment of what modern civilization had become at the end of the cold war, is what triggered globalism and the idea of transhumanism.”
Isaiah Senones

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

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

Wendell Berry
“The principles of neighborhood and subsistence will be disparaged by the globalists as 'protectionism' — and that is exactly what it is. It is a protectionism that is just and sound, because it protects local producers and is the best assurance of adequate supplies to local consumers. And the idea that local needs should be met first and only surpluses exported does not imply any prejudice against charity toward people in other places or trade with them. The principle of neighborhood at home always implies the principle of charity abroad. And the principle of subsistence is in fact the best guarantee of giveable or marketable surpluses. This kind of protection is not 'isolationism.”
Wendell Berry

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

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

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

Vladimir Lenin
“Private property based on the labour of the small proprietor, free competition, democracy, i.e., all the catchwords with which the capitalists and their press deceive the workers and the peasants- are things of the past. Capitalism has grown into a world system of colonial oppression and of the financial strangulation of the overwhelming majority of the people of the world by a handful of "advanced" countries. And this "booty" is shared between two or three powerful world marauders armed to the teeth"..."who involve the whole world in their war over the sharing of their booty.”
Vladimir Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

Terry Eagleton
“If men and women need freedom and mobility, they also need a sense of tradition and belonging. There is nothing retrograde about roots. The postmodern cult of the migrant, which sometimes succeeds in making migrants sound even more enviable than rock stars, is a good deal too supercilious in this respect. It is a hangover from the modernist cult of the exile, the Satanic artist who scorns the suburban masses and plucks an elitist virtue out of his enforced dispossession. The problem at the moment is that the rich have mobility while the poor have locality. Or rather, the poor have locality until the rich get their hands on it. The rich are global and the poor are local - though just as poverty is a global fact, so the rich are coming to appreciate the benefits of locality.”
Terry Eagleton, After Theory

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

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

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

“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

Zybeta Metani' Marashi
“If Globalist Elites like Soros managed to corrupt Republican party the way they managed to corrupt the Democratic party & frew republicans! Our Republic is in big trouble! Stop voting for Globalist "The future belong to patriots & not to the Globalist" said @realDonaldTrump”
"Beta" Metani' Marashi

Abhijit Naskar
“We have arrived at a point of time in history, where there is no place for exclusive national or cultural identity upon the fabric of society. With one hand foster your cultural identity, with another assimilate others - this is the golden principle of progress, both national and global.”
Abhijit Naskar, Neden Türk: The Gospel of Secularism

“Starrett (1996) argued that, because we inhabit a global community, our civic responsibilities transcend the borders of nation-states.”
Christopher Peterson, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Hump, well! I wonder (if we survive this war) if there will be any niche, even of sufferance, left for reactionary back numbers like me (and you). The bigger things get the smaller and duller or flatter the globe gets. It is getting to be all one blasted little provincial suburb. When they have introduced American sanitation, moral pep, feminism, and mass production throughout the Near East, Middle East, Far East, U.S.S.R., Hither Further and Inner Mumbo-land, Gondhwanaland, Lhasa, and the villages of the darkest Berkshire, how happy we shall be. At any rate it ought to cut down on travel. There will be nowhere to go. So people will (I opine) go all the faster. Colllie Knox says 1/8 of the world's population speaks 'English', and that is the biggest language group. if true, damn shame__ say I. May the curse of Babel strike at all their tongues till they can only say 'baa baa'. It would mean much the same. I think I shall have to refuse to speak anything but Old Mercian.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
“Op de overloop boven aan de trap stond een grote vaas met plastic bloemen. ‘Ik weet het,’ zei de majordomus. ‘Het was ijdele hoop dat dit u zou ontgaan. Ik vraag u met klem de grootmoedigheid op te brengen om mijn nederige excuses te aanvaarden. Deze uit de toon vallende decoratie is het jammerlijke gevolg van het enthousiasme van de nieuwe eigenaar.’ ‘Heeft het hotel een nieuwe eigenaar?’ vroeg ik. ‘Onlangs is Grand Hotel Europa overgegaan in Chinese handen,’ zei hij.”
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Grand Hotel Europa

“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 Chouteu-Chando, Janvier Tchouteu, Cameroon: France's Dysfunctional Puppet System in Africa

Abhijit Naskar
“To have real, practical, functional international relations, we must act as a people of a planet first, then if we so desire, as people of nations.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“All the world is our next of kin, all towns are our hometown. There is no my country your country, all nations are our playground.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“There is no such thing as a modern planet with hundreds of nations. A modern planet is one nation, if not, it's not modern, but medieval.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Misafir Merhaba: The Peace Testament

Karen Traviss
“Kig-Yar didn’t think like humans, though. They’d tried imperial culture once and decided it wasn’t for them. Maybe they were right: humans were constantly in denial about their ape-sized social circles, always pretending they could think on a global scale when history proved every time that they really couldn’t.”
Karen Traviss, Halo: Mortal Dictata

Isaiah Senones
“The European Union has a lot in common with the Congo Free State. Both share the same flag, both are headquartered in the Leopold district of Brussels and both were sold to the public as great humanitarian projects.”
Isaiah Senones

“the American elite decided that democracy wasn’t working for them [...]

The one-word motto they came to live by was globalism—that is, the freedom to structure commercial relationships and social enterprises without reference to the well-being of the particular society in which they happened to make their livings and raise their children.

[...] the elite that Friedman described saw enlightened Chinese autocracy as a friend and even as a model”
Lee Smith

“the American elite decided that democracy wasn’t working for them [...]

The one-word motto they came to live by was globalism—that is, the freedom to structure commercial relationships and social enterprises without reference to the well-being of the particular society in which they happened to make their livings and raise their children.

[They] saw enlightened Chinese autocracy as a friend and even as a model”
Lee Smith

Abhijit Naskar
“Heil Hitler, God save the king, Vande Mataram, Patria o Muerte - it's all the same - a declaration of tribal glory, with no concern for the rest of humanity. Such archaic attitude suits a bronze-age society, not a civilized one. It's time for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (world is family), not Vande Mataram (hail the motherland) - it's time for Mundo y Vida (world and life), not Patria o Muerte (homeland or death) - it's time for Humans save Humanity, not God save the king.”
Abhijit Naskar, Her Insan Ailem: Everyone is Family, Everywhere is Home

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