Global Corporate Domination (part 3)

Globalization has also created systemic changes within society as well as ourselves that will forever change the way that we will see our relationship with the corporations that eliminate our jobs and destroy our lives according to their profit needs instead of ours. The shifting of jobs from the high wage north to the low wage south to the many layoffs that have resulted because of the movement of corporations to less developed markets has brought into question the legitimacy of our current government’s ability to effectively protect their peoples’ interests and welfare from corporate domination and even abuse.

Global Corporate Domination (part 2)

People have been placed in a position where we must accept the economic and political decisions that corporations have made concerning our lives. Our governments like us, their people, are now beholden to the business interests that define both our economic potential and the social welfare of our society, as well as the health of the natural environment on which we all depend.

Global Corporate Domination (part 1)

The first phase of this globalization process has placed us at the mercy of corporations where we must accept the economic and political decisions they make in their own interests, yet also determine our own personal and social health and welfare as well as that of our natural environment. This globalization process has also given us a corporate world that has placed us at the mercy of corporations that we have no direct political control over.

What Is Globalization

I will begin my global presentation by stating that each age is a reflection of its own time and globalization is no different.

For the first time in history our global problems have outstripped our national problems as a result of globalization.

The Economist magazine has called globalization “the most abused word of the 21st century.” No word in recent memory has meant so many things to different people. Some see it as a form of domination by transnational institutions that can only lead to a new kind of chaos. Others see it as a form of nirvana, a blessed state of universal peace and prosperity.

Since its first appearance in 1962 the term ‘globalization’ has gone from jargon to cliché. Globalization as defined by Webster’s dictionary, is “a process that renders various activities and aspirations worldwide in scope or application.”

From National Differences To Human Variety

We are more similar than different. The various stages of human existence such as births, confirmations, marriage, and deaths are the same for all people and always have been. Our differences are how we celebrate and commemorate these events. These differences are personified by the languages we use, the foods that we eat, the music that we play and the songs that we sing as well as the dances that we do.

When looking at these perceived differences in terms of our common humanity instead of our alleged national differences, the fact becomes clear that these differences are really only cultural in nature and not actual. When we come to see ourselves in terms of our common humanity, our national differences will be seen as our human variety, which will lead to our global understanding of one another and the beginning of our global coming together.

Globalization Is Bringing Us Altogether

What I would like to present in my next group of blogs is the idea of globalism. The twentieth century has been the century that has brought the world closer together. Radio, moves, television and now the Internet have given the world an increasing common identity that has provided us with personal experiences that we can all identify with.  This global personal identity has been increased by the common global problems that we are all experiencing.

From the beginning of human history each age has been a reflection of the problems that formed it. Today is no exception. The problems that we are encountering today are global in nature and, therefore, require global solutions to resolve them. Achieving a global solution will herald in a new global world in which we will come to see that we are all members of a common human family with a common destiny that will lead us all. My up coming blogs will deal with this new globalization process and how we have come to this point as well as where it will take us.

Global Awareness

This year is the year of change. The global 99% movement and the Wall Street occupation movement as well as the other occupation movements have given us a global awareness that has ignited a call for global freedom and change that cannot be stopped.  We are coming to see that our common human problems are showing us that we are all members of the same human race with the same human conditions. This has provided us with a global awareness in which we see our growing similarities eclipse our perceived national and ethnic differences.

The Times Are A Changing

The 99% movement, union demonstrations in Wisconsin and the Arab and Iranian peoples movements throughout the Middle East are calling for a greater voice in managing their own affaires.

The call for greater democracy and the means to see it to realization through social networking has changed the political dynamics of global politics.

We are learning new ways to politically interact and apply ourselves that are throwing our existing political systems off balance and making it hard for them to react in the traditional ways.

Organizing The Concerns Of Wall Street Protestors

The occupy Wall Street protestors have brought to the attention of the nation and the world the many different reasons the people have for wanting a better system that can provide for the needs of all.  As the protest movement continues, the reason that caused people to join the protest was the concerns that they had for their own future and the future of their country and the world.

To organize the concerns of the protestors they must be arranged into groups dedicated to meeting their common concerns. Each group of common concerns would then appoint or, if necessary, hire the representatives capable of lobbying on their behalf those public and private institutions that they wish to influence.

The groups of similar common concerns contained in every location of the nation and the world would then link together and form local, regional, national and international groups capable of applying political pressure at every level of human society. Then each common concern would be organized from the local level to the national level and even the international level, which would allow every concern to be able to coordinate its actions at all levels of political society.

Our Global Problems Bring People Together

How we see ourselves determines how we act.  When we see ourselves strictly in terms of our nationality, we become blinded by it.  Global problems require a global way of thinking, which is not possible through strictly a national understanding of ourselves. Our global problems are uniting the people of the world through the common global experiences that they have created. Our common global experiences have given us a common global understanding that we now all share on a global level. This global understanding transcends our national understandings and the longer this occurs the more global we will become and the less national in character.

The global crisis and disasters that we are experiencing have given us global problems that have provided us with a global understanding of ourselves. These global problems are forcing the world to come together in a global manner in order to deal with them. The global problems of the world have created global needs that can only be resolved through global means. The global problems of tomorrow’s world will require us to organize ourselves in global ways. This will necessitate independent global institutions be formed to effectively apply them fairly if we are going to meet the global needs ahead of us.

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