The Masters of the Globe are facing a new reality. Globalization and Globalism are under siege. This should come as no surprise to any Christian who knows his or her Bible. The Tower of Babel was an early attempt to unite humanity, and draw great strength and power from such unification. The ultimate goal was to rule the world. It was the first attempt at globalization.
The threat arose because mankind at that time all spoke the same language.
And the Lord said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them." [Genesis 11:6]
For some time now elites, the would-be masters of the world, have been meeting in gatherings such as at Davos, Switzerland. The plan has been to forge global policies the objective of which has been to override all nationalism, all local parochialisms. The political leaders who gathered, together with the plutocrats, sought to forge policies which were not necessarily in the best interests of their constituents at all. All local preferences and prejudices must progressively be laid aside so as to forge the new Babelesque reality. One plan. One united world. One power.
Now, as happened in the Plain of Shinar long ago, the utopian dream is fracturing.
Globalism is DyingDavos Man is dying . . . until another generation of utopians arise, attempting to drag the world back to the empty level dry plains of Shinar.
The political and business elite, who attend the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, are beginning to admit their push for globalisation and open borders contributed to the worldwide populist backlash and the rejection of the mass integration project.
Harvard professor and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund Kenneth Rogoff told Bloomberg that following WEF 2016 he “started to grow concerned” then-candidate Donald J. Trump would become the next president of the U.S. because his fellow frequent attendees of the gathering in the Swiss town of Davos were certain that Mr. Trump would not win. “A joke I’ve told 1,000 people in the months since leaving Davos is that the conventional wisdom of Davos is always wrong,” said the former IMF chief who is scheduled to attend Davos again this year along with some 3,000 other members of the political, business, media, and academic elite. “No matter how improbable, the event most likely to happen is the opposite of whatever the Davos consensus is,” he added.
Davos also failed to predict the rise of populism in Europe, Italy’s rejection of constitutional change that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Mattheo Renzi, or the UK voting to leave the European Union (EU) which Forbes described as the “populist revolt against Davos Man”.
“Davos Man” was coined by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington who described “these transnationals” as “[having] little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past whose only useful function is to facilitate the elite’s global operations”.