by Tony Cartalucci
May 15, 2012
from LandDestroyer Website
As the financial oligarchs of the West push forward in their year-long global geopolitical reordering of North Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, the globe is being divided into two primary camps:
Ideally, what the countervailing forces against
the West claim to represent is a multipolar world order built upon mutual
benefit and solidarity, preserving the traditional concept of the
nation-state rather than one of neo-imperial domination and
supranational-consolidation under a one-world financier oligarchy.
While geopolitical analysts today may consider BRICS and the SCO as essential for maintaining a multipolar balance of power against the West, the risk of a strategy of tension creating increasingly centralized supranational blocs "facing off against each other" may leave whomever prevails with the capacity to carry out global despotism on an even grander scale.
Worldwide, people must begin identifying national and international special interests, and rejecting them all entirely.
They must begin devising local alternatives by
leveraging technology and collaboration where possible, and realizing that
nationalism, localism, and borders in general represent indispensable
protective bulkheads with which to stop the spread of abuse of power,
exploitation, military aggression, corruption of all kinds, and both social
and financial dysfunction.
Global cooperation, communication, and collaboration does not require "globalization" and foolish interdependencies that leave all nations vulnerable and at risk when any single point falters or if globalization's centralized institutions become corrupted.
We need not pick between "isolationism" and
"globalization," we can meet in the middle and enjoy the benefits of both,
afforded to us by the modern nation-state and traditional diplomacy, while
hedging against the risks each option represents individually.
An international, multipolar balance of power requires that each nation-state acquires, maintains, and continuously expands a certain degree of independence in terms of economics and defense. Within a nation and its provinces, to achieve such balance, a certain degree of independence amongst individuals and their communities is required.
To enhance individual and local independence, we
can do everything from being responsible firearms owners, growing a garden,
patronizing local businesses and industry, learning a trade, and simply
learning how to organize and work with our neighbors to solve our own
If our collective actions can create and
compound these problems,
surely they can solve them.
These are all factors that govern the form globalization takes, including all of its supposed benefits and the serial exploitation it leaves behind.
We are told that globalization's interdependent
relationships governed by centralized international institutions are the
keys to solving these disparities. This is not true.
Trade and collaboration with one's neighbors
becomes a supplement to a strong independent nation, not a necessity and
certainly not a liability in a time of crisis.
The questions could go on ad infinitum and illustrate just how globalization has been sold as a ready-made solution to artificially created and/or perpetuated problems.
It also illustrates the necessity for regular people to boycott the corporations and institutions perpetuating such flawed policy, and devise solutions themselves.
It is essential to examine the state of modern technology today, from communication and education, to manufacturing technology, to see what can be leveraged by people on a local level so that communities can not only devise their own programs to address their problems, but so that they can begin implementing solutions on their as well.
As communities grow stronger, their ability to
influence pragmatic positive change provincially and nationally will
increase and a balance of power may be struck.
Only then will the people possess a sufficient
deterrence against exploitation, as well as possess the leverage needed to
make demands or simply achieve on their own what they desire.
There exists an informal North American Union and a transatlantic partnership. The excuse of a rising China has spurred Southeast Asia into forming the ill-advised ASEAN bloc, complete with European Union-style institutions, ready to fail just as spectacularly both politically and economically.
Even the Shanghai Cooperation Organization comes
with it the potential of consolidating the "other side" of the world into a
growing supranational bloc.
We must ensure we do not fall for a strategy of
tension that leaves us all at the mercy of a terribly powerful,
supranationally-consolidated victor, be it East or West. Alliances that pose
as anti-fascism or anti-imperialism must make the appropriate assurances
that a multipolar world order will prevail, strengthening the nation-state
and the individual, not undermining them.
It has been our collective negligence that has
led to a world of such disparities - it must be our collective resolve that