The political takeaway from 2016 may be the rise of Nationalism. From Brexit, to the election of Donald Trump, to the fracturing of the European Union in the face of an Immigration crisis, voters around the world are rejecting the rise of Globalism.
In his first political rally since securing the presidency, Donald Trump told a Cincinnati, Ohio, crowd on Dec. 1, that he would be doubling-down on his pledge to put "America First," notes RealClearPolitics.
"Now is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us,” Trump said. “You know what that is? America."
In April, Trump delivered a foreign policy outline that focused on Nativism. “We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism,” he stated, notes The Washington Post.
Then, during a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, on August 24, he brought Brexit leader Nigel Farage on stage. “Anything is possible if enough decent people want to fight the establishment,” Farage told the crowd.
But what is “Globalsim” and how does it differ from “Globalization”? Joseph Nye, a political scientist at Harvard, defined it in 2002.
“Globalism, at its core, seeks to describe and explain nothing more than a world which is characterized by networks of connections that span multi-continental distances,” Nye explained. “…In contrast, globalization refers to the increase or decline in the degree of globalism. It focuses on the forces, the dynamism or speed of these changes. In short, consider globalism as the underlying basic network, while globalization refers to the dynamic shrinking of distance on a large scale.”
"We hear a lot of talk about how we are becoming a 'globalized world,'” Trump said at his post-election rally in Cincinnati, reports RealClearPolitics. “But the relationships that people value in this country are local."
There is no global anthem. No global currency. No certificate of global citizenship. We pledge allegiance to one flag and that flag is the American flag. From now on it is going to be: America First... Never anyone again will any other interests come before the interest of the American people. It is not going to happen again.
"This whole movement has a certain global aspect to it," Trump campaign CEO, now the president-elect’s Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, said in November before the election, according to the Post. "People want more control of their country. They’re very proud of their countries. They want borders. They want sovereignty. It’s not just a thing that’s happening in any one geographic space.”