what is a "Globalist"? (is Trump one? is Pelosi one? is Clintons two? others?)?
- busterwasmycatLv 74 months agoFavorite Answer
Trump is anti-globalist; he is a petty nationalist. Globalists would not want to use tariffs or interfere with free trade among nations. I would consider both Bill and Hillary Clinton as globalists.
Globalism is a way of looking at the people of the earth in a way that tries to eliminate the effects of national borders and cultural barriers. The world is one, rather than a bunch of smaller things all sort of linked together by happenstance. Some people see globalism fromt he viewpoint of government (one government for all) and some see it as a global market, and lots of other things that would require homogenization of the peoples of the earth into a single entity.
The main problem with globalism is not the idea of unity of peoples, but the idea that one existing people will assume dominance to IMPOSE unity on the others: A global hegemony.
Brexit, like Trump and his tariffs, is anti-globalist. However, the actual problem is not one of being against "global unity", it is one of being against this global unity coming at the expense of a particular nation (England wants out of the EU because they see the EU as dominating England; Trump wants tariffs because he fears the dominance of the Chinese).
So you have to be careful how you toss about such terms. Donald Trump is not really anti-globalist, he just is a nationalist who sees the only good globalism as an extension of his nation over everyone else. Imperialist rather than globalist, perhaps.
- ZirpLv 74 months ago
That depends on who is talking.
Many of us leftists have been protesting against capitalist globalisation, that is the attempt to impose the same lax regulations and low minimumwages around the globe (CETA, TTIP, etc)
Some rightwingers will have you believe in a yuuuge conspiracy aimed at a worldwide orwellian dystopia, and that fascists and communists somehow are working together to make it happen
- GypsyfishLv 74 months ago
A globalist is a realist who recognizes that we are all tied together now by trade and the same interests and concerns. Countries can't survive in isolation from each other any more. Trump is a globalist in the sense that he wants to put his towers all over the world and do international business himself. But he found that he could play on the fears of some Americans-- their xenophobia-- by claiming to be only interested in the U.S. You can call the Clintons globalists. Bill Clinton opened up relations with Vietnam, and now many American companies have factories there, and the economy there is greatly improving. That's the way globalism should work- to improve the lives of everyone across the globe.
- RPLv 74 months ago
A globalist is one who believes in one earth or planet, meaning we (all nations and peoples) are in this together, inextricably linked and having policies that reflect this outlook. In contrast, nationalists are like local-oriented, meaning they put their locale (country) first and ahead of any regional or planetary goals.
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- Anonymous4 months ago
A globalist is a person who advocates the interpretation or planning of economic and foreign policy in relation to events and developments throughout the world. Trump is an isolationist, NOT a globalist. Pelosi, Kerry, Biden, the Obamas and the Clintons are globalists. Globalists do not support the idea of a "One World Government," however.
- GEORGE BLv 74 months ago
Trump is very much a "USA First," kind of guy and that is very very far from being a globalist, like liberals are.
- Ryde,0nLv 74 months ago
Globalists support the idea of a One World Government . Trump is not a Globalist .
Globalism is NOT the same as international trade .
- Anonymous4 months ago
Globalist is someone who does business globally.