Recently I had a friend ask, “Is imperialism back, but in a new form?” Usually, I can answer my friends’ political questions right away; however, this one was different. After everything we’ve heard in the media, is it?
It never ceases to amaze me how hypocritical the Left truly is. As I was watching the news the other day, a commentator said, “[Trump’s] an imperialist!” He couldn’t have been more incorrect. Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary defines imperialism as “the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas.” Oxford dictionary adds that it is usually “through colonization, use of military force, or other means.” In other words, imperialism is when a country invades another land to make it a colony.
If anything, Mr. Trump is an isolationist, not an imperialist, considering his views on whether the U.S. should continue to be in the U.N. But I wouldn’t even go so far as to call him an “isolationist” because of his “peace through strength” military mentality.
Globalism and globalization are part of the “new imperialism.”
Globalization and globalism go together like two peas in a pod. They are the “international integration” of countries around the world. What many people across the globe don’t recognize is that this “international integration” is disguised as humanitarian efforts like the United Nations. For example, consider how the United Nations voted against Israel last week. It is not one nation taking over or ganging up on another as the traditional definition of imperialism makes it seem. Rather, it is a group of countries ganging up on one sovereign nation. Ten countries voted against Israel to block its settlement policy. Honestly, I’d love to see the United Nations peacekeepers versus the Israeli Defense Force, especially if the U.N. wants to prevent Israel from establishing settlements in the West Bank.
Consider how the U.N. goes into countries (like African nations) to “protect human rights” and “deliver humanitarian aid.” Notice how many of these countries have defunct governments and the United Nations goes into them to bring stability. Stability brings calm. The people’s calmness makes them willing to listen. Their willingness to listen gives the U.N. power over them. And with power comes money. And, as trite as it is, money is the root of all evil. This is the precise reason “Lord Acton did not say ‘power tends to purify.’”
Whew! Now that that is out the way, I turn to the allegations that Mr. Trump is Hitler reincarnated. Hitler was an imperialist. Stalin was an imperialist. Both sent millions of people to their deaths in the most cruel and harshest ways. Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece were both imperialist societies. Donald Trump is not a “traditional” imperialist, nor is he part of the “new imperialism” because he is not a globalist. Furthermore, Trump will not gas people to death or burn people alive by sending them back to the country from which they came, if he does. In the words of General Patton, they “may get shot and [they] may get killed” but they cannot stay here if they are here illegally. For my Democratic friends and readers, don’t get in a tizzy; the key word is “illegally.” People are not nomads anymore; we can’t just roam around wherever we wish because there are countries with borders.
Democrats would love to have a massive Kumbaya moment with the Mexicans and Canadians in order to erase our national borders and allow people to roam around wherever they wish. It is simply nonsensical with regards to national security and can’t be done. They want us to be like Europe, but I’ve got news for the Democrats: We aren’t Europe; we are America. There can’t be a North American currency system nor can there be one government for three different countries. Canada, America, and Mexico have different geographies, which means they have different economies. These three countries have different peoples with different ideologies, political or otherwise.
Democrats, quit making us like Europe! We aren’t like them and can’t be! Take a lesson from Great Britain last summer. They “brexited.” Global government didn’t work for Britain, which is one of our closest allies, so what gives you the magnificent awareness that it should work for us?
Trump isn’t Hitler, nor is he an “imperialist.” The United Nations is sheer perversion. Democrats need to quit forcing European Union-like institutions for North America down our throats. And globalization simply does not work. Make of this what you will, but globalism is a threat to our American society and way of life.