Following on from last night, ZeroHedge:
That the crisis is being exploited to undermine Western culture, national sovereignty, and even nationhood itself is now beyond dispute. Top globalists are openly bragging about it.
“I will ask the governments to cooperate, to recognize that sovereignty is an illusion — that sovereignty is an absolute illusion that has to be put behind us,” declared former Goldman Sachs chairman Peter Sutherland, an ex-member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee who currently “serves” as the UN special representative of the secretary-general for international migration. “The days of hiding behind borders and fences are long gone. We have to work together and cooperate together to make a better world. And that means taking on some of the old shibboleths, taking on some of the old historic memories and images of our own country and recognizing that we’re part of humankind.”
Billionaire globalist and open-borders zealot George Soros, in denouncing European officials trying to control the human tsunami coming across their borders, similarly declared, “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”
So we’ll no longer be English and French and German and Italian and all the rest: we’ll just be “part of humankind.”
And I suppose that in doing so we’ll become the same sorts of rootless, jet-setting people as Peter Sutherland and George Soros, who belong everywhere and nowhere. Do any of these globe-trotters even have an “own country”? Perhaps it’s their own international lifestyle that makes them think this borderless way – because they cross about twenty borders every day. And if they look down on “little people”, it’s because they actually spend much of their lives looking down on them from ten kilometres above.
Maybe if we all had private jets, and used them to skip around the world all the time, we would all start to think of ourselves as just “part of humankind,” indifferent as to whether we wake up in Paris one day and Bangkok the next and Mogadishu the day after.
But most people – most ordinary people – live in just one place most of the time, and very often all the time. And they identify with that place, that country, that town, that street. And pretty much everyone they know will be from thereabouts. They’re rooted people, not windblown tumbleweed.
The real divide between rootless globalists and rooted “nativists” may simply grow from their completely different experience of life – one spent constantly on the move all over the world, the other fixed in one spot.
At the moment, however, nativists outnumber globalists by about a thousand to one. The political classes everywhere are made up of globalists, but most of the people they’re supposed to represent are nativists. And they no longer speak the same language, nor share the same world.