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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 05:31 PM

2. "Globalism" -- I think you mean globalization

Globalism is a conspiracy theory. Globalization is a real thing.

This seems to me to be a false tautology, or a faulty premise. We need bilateralism to tackle some of the most serious problems of our time, like climate and the rise of anti-democratic parties and organizations, and national security and to fight back encroachments by Russia and China.

Will the people who voted for Trump find value in those objectives? I doubt it. Will they get richer? Will they be able to buy more beer? What does it mean that they "benefit" from our cooperation with our allies? If we avoid WW III, is that in their best interest? Will they notice that we avoided catastrophe, and thank Joe Biden for that? Nope.

But we have to pursue those goals because it's a moral imperative.

I could go on and on, splitting hairs and taking apart the premise of that article, but that's enough.

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