What is globalization? Well a quick search for that question returns the following top answers.
“Globalization is the spread of products, technology, information, and jobs across national borders and cultures. In economic terms, it describes an interdependence of nations around the globe fostered through free trade.” From investopedia
“the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets.” From Merriam-Webster
“Globalization is a term used to describe how trade and technology have made the world into a more connected and interdependent place. Globalization also captures in its scope the economic and social changes that have come about as a result. It may be pictured as the threads of an immense spider web formed over millennia, with the number and reach of these threads increasing over time. People, money, material goods, ideas, and even disease and devastation have traveled these silken strands, and have done so in greater numbers and with greater speed than ever in the present age.” From National Geographic
“Globalization is an elimination of barriers to trade, communication, and cultural exchange. The theory behind globalization is that worldwide openness will promote the inherent wealth of all nations.’ From Thoughtco
“In 2000, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identified four basic aspects of globalization: trade and transactions, capital and investment movements, migration and movement of people, and the dissemination of knowledge.” From Wikipedia
Sounds okay, right? I am a fan of capitalism and the free exchange of ideas and culture and promoting the wealth of all nations. What could be bad about it? I asked myself that question and finally I found the answer in this article.
This was the missing piece of the puzzle. It finally all came together in my mind, all the stuff I’ve been reading up until now.
So what is so BAD about globalization of the economy? Let’s just imagine that you work for a corporation that has a headquarters or factory in the United States. They hired you to do a job at a certain salary. One day you came to work and found out that you no longer had a job because the company had moved it’s headquarters to another country, maybe India or Mexico. Now they are going to hire people in that country at half the pay that you were getting. And all the people who worked in the U.S. are now looking for a new job. When you go looking for a new job, you discover that you cannot find a job at the salary you were making because employers have so many people to choose from, they can pay less. This is the essence of the problem of globalization. It causes job loss, depresses wages, and will eventually lead to the following: the rich who own the corporations getting richer and the workers becoming poorer. This will lead eventually to the end game of workers being no more than slaves dependent on the government or a company that has no incentive whatsoever to treat employees fairly. And the supposed world prosperity will be for a small segment of the world.
As suggested by the title of the above article, these effects have already started and are the cause of the populist movement that elected Trump and the Brexit movement to leave the European Union, which is a group of countries who had their own globalization thing going. Brexit happened because the economy of those countries was going bad and because of political disagreements. But more importantly is that the common people, or workers of the world were getting crushed by globalization and they had had enough so some of them turned against the system that was supposedly fair and equitable and voted for nationalism. Some of them turned to the Socialists for help and demanded more government assistance. Either way, people wanted help.
This leads to the question, is globalization the same as capitalism? I would say no, because capitalism assumes a limited labor market that is controlled by supply and demand. But if the supply of workers is UNLIMITED, as it will be soon with automation and AI added to the workforce, then the price of labor will be unfairly low. The price of valuable goods and services will still be controlled by supply and demand , of THOSE WHO CAN PAY. We will end up with massive unemployment and a huge poverty class if we continue on this course. We will get to the point that the people with the money and resources will have no need for very many high paid employees. Here is a pretty depressing list. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm
Capitalism is just like communism or socialism in that it cannot work in every condition. Communism works if you have strict control over people’s rights. Socialism works if you have a population willing to give a large part of their paycheck to the government to be redistributed. Capitalism only works if you have freedom to work and there is a competition for workers. If there are too many workers for the available jobs, the corporations will hold all the power. Then we have a world controlled not by the people, but by the owners of the corporations. These same corporations, and banks who handle their money, will also control the governments. Already we are seeing the rise of non-governmental organizations that have so much money that they have the power of a government, such as the WEF and GAVI.
But let us not be discouraged. Globalization is going to continue, especially since Donald Trump is no longer a hindrance to the plan. I don’t know how long it will take for the ‘Great Reset‘ to be accomplished. The end game is that eventually we will have a centralized or One World government, with it’s own currency and laws. We will no longer have truly sovereign nations. Once all people are SUBJECTS of this new world order, the anti-Christ will be revealed. In order to survive, all people will be required to take the mark of the beast if they want to buy and sell. So what should Christians be doing now? In my opinion, we should be sharing the gospel, becoming as independent as possible, and being very aware of the coming lies. We are already seeing the world start to show signs of insanity with cancel culture and violence related to earth worship and growing persecution of Christians. Remember that there will be a time of false peace before the anti-Christ demands to be worshipped. Be alert! In the meantime, vote against all globalization supporters who run for office and educate your friends and family on the dangers listed here. There are many people who have been trying to warn us and there are anti-globalization organizations that you can look into, as well, but be aware that many of them are mostly concerned about environmental issues, not people. And pray! God may delay the coming wrath, but not forever.