South China Morning Post gives insights into globalist thinking
Two columns from the South China Morning Post give insight to the thinking of globalists. Before beginning, a word about the SCMP. It's a Hong Kong English-language newspaper owned by Alibaba, a Chinese multinational technology company.
The first column is by Robert Delaney. He's appalled by President Trump's America First agenda and claims that when the Wuhan flu pandemic is over, the U.S. will be isolated from its friends. Delaney writes of a recent Trump speech:
Both parties must unit to ensure the United States is truly an independent nation in every sense of the word, he [Trump] intoned, noting that the US is "energy independent" and must focus on "manufacturing independence, economic independence and territorial independence enforced by strong borders[.]
This is written at a time when the U.S. is dependent on China for over 90 percent of its prescription medicines and much of its medical supply needs. Delaney thinks it is proper that America lie prostrate to countries like China. But again, he's writing in a Chinese-owned newspaper.
As far as being isolated, the world craves entry into the U.S. market. Once America ramps up production of ventilators, the U.S. will be supplying Europe and others with what they need. America will continue to be much needed and sought after.
The second column is by David Brown. The title of his column is "Donald Trump can win the 2020 presidential election if he gets the world economy back on track." That's not a misprint. Brown actually wrote the "world economy," not the American one. To Brown's dismay, Trump's re-election depends on how the American people view him, not how the world does.
He continues: "The challenges are great, the scope for personal redemption is enormous and the only question is whether Trump is up to the task. It's make-or-break and the outlook for economic salvation, world financial stability and global welfare is in his hands." Brown believes that Trump needs to be personally redeemed — from what he doesn't specify — and he can be granted absolution only by saving the world.
Both columns give two inadvertent insights into globalist thinking. First, these people fear American independence. They know that it is entirely impossible. Of all the advanced economies, the U.S. is the least dependent on global trade. China and Germany are export-driven nations. Their dependency on exports will grow in the coming years. Their aging demographics preclude their being able to consume their own production. If they can't export, they stagnate, and if they stagnate, their political structure could collapse.
An America dependent on others means that America must sacrifice to "save the world" to save itself. An independent America is under no such obligation.
The globalists realize that the U.S. is the indispensable country. That's why Brown writes that America must save the world instead of China or Europe. He knows that the economic advancement of China and Europe depends on them being able to take unfair advantage of the U.S. They simply cannot compete straight up. They need trade arrangements heavily tilted in their favor. To them, that is the definition of fair trade. America First puts an end to such sophistry.
The globalists fear is Donald Trump winning in November. If that happens, they literally won't know what to do.