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gluxford1 May 31st, 2017 1:15am

In general, do you believe that globalism is on the decline or on the rise?

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liam2013 iowa
05/31/17 8:28 am

Globalism will continue to strengthen as countries share technologies, trade, and cooperation in all areas. Fractious nationalism will only slow things down and turn country against country. The world will see the former is the correct productive choice for all.

Liberty 4,032,064
05/31/17 3:35 am

In terms of commerce/voluntary matters, it's definitely in the rise with technology.

In terms of tyranny/government matters, it at seems to be on the decline, which is inevitable for such unsustainable things.

TheSpookyGhost paleoconservative
05/31/17 2:38 am

It seems that there has been a recent perturbation of nationalism, but unfortunately we're still far more globalist than at any other point in history, and the election in France and the Netherlands seem to suggest that the overall trend remains towards globalism.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
05/31/17 1:16 am

Unfortunately, it won't go away easily.

Carcano Luke 10 19
05/31/17 12:44 am

I think it is currently peaking and will only go down hill from here.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/30/17 11:35 pm

The election of DJT, Brexit, and Merkel's comments this week give me hope that nationalism is on the rise.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
05/31/17 12:39 pm

That's a stupid thing to be hopeful for.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/31/17 4:55 pm

I don't interact with people that call me stupid, as I wouldn't do that with people IRL. So we'll just have to agree to disagree!

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
06/01/17 8:54 am

I don't "agree to disagree" with nationalist scum.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/30/17 11:13 pm

Did you hear Merkel? She might be waking up, saying the period where you can rely completely on others is over.
I wonder if the original German (pre-translation) said:
The time where where NATO countries can be sponges is over.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
05/30/17 11:14 pm

Now apply that to the EU, and make Berlin Exit, or, Berxit! πŸ˜ΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Praetorianus Fair enough.
05/31/17 8:41 pm

The translation is correct though she said "somewhat over".

05/30/17 8:41 pm

It's on a decline because people are waking up to the fact that bureaucrats and politicians don't have their best interests at heart.

buffalozulu New Adventures
05/30/17 7:11 pm

I think anything short of a full-on, Tokugawa, 18th and 19th century Japan type shutdown will fail to stop globalization

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/30/17 7:01 pm

Rising unfortunately

gluxford1 Arizona
05/30/17 7:44 pm

What makes you say that?

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
05/30/17 9:21 pm

France, Germany, and general sentiment I see on online communities. Also seems like nationalism is rising and trying to compete. I think they're fueling each other. Sucks

MrAmerica Peaceful protestor
05/30/17 6:46 pm

Hopefully declining.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/30/17 6:59 pm

I share your hope. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Senate101 San Diego
05/30/17 6:45 pm

It seems to be on a declining trend in the west.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/30/17 6:17 pm

From the looks of it, globalism is rapidly declining and nationalism is on the rise (at least in the United States and Great Britain).

Praetorianus Fair enough.
05/30/17 7:04 pm

It is but I think longterm (I'm talking centuries) it will unavoidably prevail in an increasingly interconnected world.

gluxford1 Arizona
05/30/17 7:42 pm

I actually doubt it. If you had said that a few years ago, I probably would have agreed with you. But the fact is, we are already and interconnected world because of social media and the Internet, and yet the West is now moving back towards nationalism and away from globalism. If globalism was going to ultimately prevail, it would have happened already. 2016 was largely a referendum on that very question, and globalism lost.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
05/30/17 9:13 pm

It's possible.
From my experience, even expert future trend predictions aren't more than educated guesses at best.