New World Order in the Political Wings
Based on the recent political rumblings, globalization is about to become the New Deal.
Talk and conjecture about a new world order is nothing new. The Bible even discusses it in Revelation. Barack Obama has cast some vague references to it. A collection of EU leaders, notably France’s Nicolaus Sarkosy, have risen to the challenge with the intent of a radical overhaul so that modern banking will never endure a global collapse because of banker greed and neglect coupled with ineffective policies.
Britain’s Prime Minister revived the issue in a recent speech honoring the Lord Mayor in London on Monday. Back in January of 2007, then Chancellor Brown spoke of the need for a “new world order” to deal with future security and environmental challenges. However, the global recession has built in a platform for Prime Minister in which he champions a stronger and more just world order, bolstered by a newly redesigned monetary system.
Brown supports a Bretton Woods monetary correction for the global financial system, featuring a renewed International Monetary Fund designed to act as a an early-warning system for financial problems. “We can seize the moment and in doing so build a truly global society.”
Even though George Bush and Barack Obama have avoided direct reference to a new world order in most cases, Gordon Brown implies that the United States is actually leading the effort and that Britain will stand firmly behind the new global outreach. Unlike our European Union cousins, the Bush administration has been quite restrained in any support for radical change.
The truth of the matter remains that the Bush administration is a lame duck with President Obama coming into the picture on January 20th. The current administration may resist the inclination to move with the EU, but the Obama administration is less likely to be so restrained as a form of global governance comes to the fore. For example, the Obama campaign resounded more of the energy policies and climate change policies promoted by the EU. However, even John McCain was perhaps one of the more liberal Republicans, promoting many of the same tactics, including carbon-friendly economic tactics like cap and trade legislation.
The real war in place right now is for the hearts and minds of Americans and the world as many leaders seek to unite the world on a global economic and governmental plane of thought. Has American tacitly accepted the new world order by electing Barack Obama or was this move already in the cards with either party? What is wrong with a global order of governance with new protections for global citizens? Is the talk of a new world order little more than a pleasant distraction from the economic gloom forced upon the globe? Can the world spend itself into new global prosperity? Is global governance a threat to national sovereignty?
This writer will be happy to take your comments and feedback while we wait for the upcoming conference this weekend in Washington, D.C. ~ E. Manning