Friday, June 30, 2017

The Roots of Globalism: How Old is Cultural Invalidation?

“Put on the full armor of God so that you may stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

-Paul, Ephesians 6:10-17

The passage above is taken from the that letter of Saint Paul’s which, above all other gospel or scriptural sources, influenced Saint Ignatius of Loyola in 1540 as he received papal approval to form the Jesuit order, an order that has since been blamed for such disparate and dastardly acts as the Holocaust and the Foundation of the Modern Israeli state by its various critics. The Jesuits, now central to such globalist conspiracy theories as would boggle the mind, drew their inspiration from a letter inferring that the Christian path was a means by which one could employ truth, righteousness and faith [the original “speak truth to power concept” in a spiritual struggle against the internationalist, cultural-negating and grossly materialistic evil of the Roman slave society]. Are the Jesuits an example of the Nietzschean axiom that monster hunting might turn the hunter into a monster, or not?

In this essay I seek not a unified understanding of the vast complexity that means to destroy us, mind first, but simply to trace some pre-globalist themes that emerged as part of the current extra-national power matrix.

What Are the Characteristics of Globalism?

To look for the roots of globalism, which was born with Magellan’s voyage from 1519-22, as a feeble infant barely able to survive beyond the national womb, we should be well-served by following Ignatius’ eye back into antiquity. But first, we must identify the component characteristics of globalism, in order to be able to trace its genesis in a pre-global world.

1. Extra-national law is one aspect, in which an imperialistic power [Rome, Great Britain, the U.S.A.], or a banking cabal [Manhattan], a league [such as The Athenian League, or the United Nations] or even a religion [the Catholic Church] hold enforceable legal and/or moral authority over the majority of nations under that system.

2. Mono-cultural dominance, whether Hellenic, Roman or American, is a key aspect of global dominance, with the lie of multiculturalism currently being used as a label for cultural, religious and ethnic negation. The Hellenic system, with its cultural colony model was not the vehicle for cultural erasure that Roman and American citizenship have been, which lessened its political impact but increased and lengthened its cultural impact. Hellenism eventually rose from within the Roman state to assume power in the form of Christianity [look to Paul’s letters for the deeply Hellenized aspects of the early missions] and eventually, first as Hellenic warrior emperors on the Alexandrian model rather than Roman-style management thugs, and culminating in the 1000 year life of the later Roman, or Byzantine state, ultimately retreating into a national rather than imperial form.

3. International leadership, of non-native men, such as Obama and the former Japanese president of Peru, is essentially imperialistic at its root and was well-represented during all of the late medieval and modern period in Europe. For instance, king Charles of Spain was not Spanish.

4. Non-state, extra-national finance, such as the Federal Reserve [a lie], the IMF, The World Bank, the Templars and Jews of medieval Europe.

Europe, with its deep extra-national religious networks, its fringe network of Jews, who financed the first voyages of exploration, including Magellan’s voyage, which literally made globalism possible, its international family of monarchs who owed class-base allegiance to one another before and beyond concerns about whatever nation they straddled, had threads 1, 3 and 4 in place and wanted only for a unified method of cultural negation to knit the world together into one thread. Christianity, in its competing forms [1], coupled with non nationalistic [3] monarchs [WWI was indeed a feud of cousins] and the corrosive dominance of coinage and banking necessitated by the now vast distances, did much to undermine the traditional cultures encountered around the globe as well as eroding the cultural cohesion of the expanding nation states, which predominantly embraced the ethics of the merchant class [4] and the worship of material profit over all else [the Opium Wars being the most grotesque example] as this ethos was most compatible with the logistical challenges of global trade in the Age of Sail, the international character of which was exemplified by Magellan’s expedition:

Under the aegis of a Germanic king, of a Spanish land, commanded by a fanatically evangelical Portuguese, piloted by a Basque, on ships manned by German gunners and operated by sailors of a dozen nations, on an epic chronicled by an Italian scholar, 260 men set out to spread Christianity, bring lands under the rule of their boy monarch and establish a profitable enterprise. Three years later 18 men returned, having turned a profit, thus establishing the plausibility of global life at the very instant they established the actuality and expanse of that globe, this being the sacks of fragrant cloves in the hold of the tiny ship Victoria, which more than paid for the loss of the four greater ships and the death or disgrace of the remaining men. Magellan, his men, his monarch, in awe of the globe, established by their act of discovery that human concourse across such distances by way of floating tarred tubs of starving men had only one meaning other than wondrous adventure, scientific discovery and stark tragedy [three facets of humanity with no place in the modern social heart, science merely a bauble swapped for a profit, the other two primal sentiments best left out of a profitable world order]: profit.

Magellan and his men set sail in search of the secrets of the Ancient Mariner and when the pitiful remnant emerged ruined and in rags, with only one winner emerging from the expedition, the Banking House of Haro, the Converso, based in Antwerp Holland, the world’s course was set, its helmsman ever a banker.

A Reader’s Impression of Empire and Globalism

Imperialism and the removal of peoples, are not aspects of pre-globalist internationalism. When the Peruvians, the Egyptians, Assyrians and Akkadians removed tribes from their native lands and settled them elsewhere and enslaved them, they did not attack their culture, but wished that each tribe in these primitive empires maintained their own identity to preclude them working together towards the overthrow of the ruling tribe. Such tribal empires maintained the same roughly 250 years reign as their more complex successors, keeping with Glubb’s model.

Furthermore, genocide a practice as old as Man, is not a condition more common, let alone unique, under extra-national systems. Indeed, more primitive systems are more prone to genocide. More advanced, extra national systems utilize cultural and ethnic negation, a more efficient attack upon the identity of the chattel peoples, a method of transforming ethnically and culturally identified humans into manageable economic ciphers.

Moving beyond old style tribal-ethnic empires, the first to rise was the Persian Empire, under a King of Kings, a crude tributary conglomeration enabled by a monotheistic faith and orthodox clergy among the ruling tribe. Alexander’s attempt to usurp this construct and expand it faltered due to his desire to form what we would think of today as a global society under one divine king, utilizing the rudimentary state of the Persians and his ethnically identified Macedonians to man it, which caused immediate balkanization. In the end, the ethnic qualities of his men, which made them such formidable warriors rendered them worse than useless in the matter of culturally assimilating as management functionaries of what was the most modern idea of the ancient world, one divine state on earth.

The Roman Republic, and later the Roman Empire, both practiced material assimilation and cultural negation, adopting the useful tools and methods of a conquered people and then either enslaving or adopting the population into the expanding Roman culture. The Romans were the Ancient “Borg.” Rome failed on the fringes where it did not have the means to negate barbarian cultures and found it necessary to use these ethnic polities as client states and nomadic pawns, putting too many volatile layers in motion at the same time and losing control. It was this evil system that early Christianity formed in opposition to.

Eventually the erosion of Roman ideals placed the Roman Catholic Church in an even more internationalist power position than Rome and permitted the management of princes, kings and even emperors by its agents. This international theocracy would eventually falter in the face of ethnic and cultural identity-based kingdoms, with its accretion style transformation from a Hellenized Hebrew heresy into an edifice supporting scholarship, veiled ancestor worship, the Chosen People Complex, all wedded together on the extra-national Roman model, setting up the Church for the Schism and the Reformation, at which point the protestant and Catholic branches were used to support different styles of global hegemony, with Catholic syncretism well-suited for export to sacrifice-based agrarian societies in Latin America and the protestant genius for cultural negation wedding almost seamlessly to the necessary merchant ethos implicit in the means of exploration and immigration, resulting in the most Roman slave system since late antiquity molding a perfectly warped commercial consciousness in English North America, with the ultimate fruition being the Manhattan-Washington-Hollywood axis for global cultural negation and the suicide cult of ever-expanding consumption.

Under the God of Things by James LaFond

(c) 2017 James LaFond

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