Nationalism, Globalism, Empire, and the vision of self-sufficiency

Nationalism, Globalism, Empire, and the vision of self-sufficiency

by Jon Rappoport

January 24, 2017

Nationalism is not Empire. Nationalism is solving problems at home.

Globalism is the non-partisan effort to immerse nations in a regional and planetary management system; mega-corporations and banks steer the ship.

Freedom includes the ability to choose between Nationalism and Globalism.

Globalism is not an organic grass-roots movement. It is imposed from above. (See my work on the Rockefeller Trilateral Commission to gain a view of “above.”)

Empire here implies the effort by a government (e.g., the US, China) to extend its control over other nations and peoples. It is not an intrinsic part of Nationalism. Dick Cheney was intent on building an American Empire. A factory worker in Ohio isn’t.

Nationalism doesn’t mean the government is running a vast Welfare State. It isn’t running a charity without limits. It isn’t promising a utopia based on “share and care.”

Solving problems at home implies restoring jobs stolen by corporations who left the country and set up shop in foreign lands. They committed this deed under terms of Globalist trade treaties. The corporations weren’t exercising freedom. They were navigating loopholes designed by their friends in high places. The major loophole was:

“You can manufacture your products in a hell hole overseas with slave labor, and then you can export those products back to your former home country and sell them without paying a tariff.”

Solving problems at home implies the robust expansion of independent media, who become a watchdog on government, corporations, and major media.

Solving problems at home implies the eradication of a Surveillance State which, under the cover of protecting the citizenry against terrorism, is actually collecting massive amounts of information on all citizens.

Solving problems at home implies eliminating gangs who are holding millions of citizens in inner cities hostage in their own residences.

Solving problems at home implies securing the nation’s borders against incursion by people intent on committing crimes, collecting free money and services from the government, and subverting freedom.

Solving problems at home implies doing whatever can be done to encourage a culture in which individual freedom and vision and power motivates as many people as possible to invent their own futures, in order to fulfill their most profound desires.

Solving problems at home implies prosecuting, to the fullest extent of the law, companies that pollute and poison the land, sea, and air with their “by-products.” This effort does not require a return to some universal Pagan religion of Nature.

Solving problems at home implies prosecuting, to the fullest extent of the law, companies who manufacture and sell compounds that purport to cure disease, but actually destroy health and life.

Historically, the first time a banker or corporate leader was discovered to have financed an American war on both sides, he should have been tried and convicted of treason. That would have sent a suitable message.

And so forth and so on.

This is all common sense.

It is obscured by waves of mouthy propaganda, featuring high-flying generalities and ideals, which turn into demands and vicious attacks: “Everybody has to love one another right now and share everything for free, and if they don’t, we’ll blast them into the stratosphere.”

These waves are planned, organized, and funded by people like George Soros, and they are meant to disrupt nations and push them into the arms of the Globalist agenda.

The number of unconscious dupes and pawns in this operation is legion.

In his 1796 Farewell Address, President George Washington provided exceptional recommendations about nationalism:

“It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world…”

“But even our commercial [trade] policy [with foreign nations] should hold an equal and impartial hand…diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of commerce, but forcing nothing…constantly keeping in view that it is folly in one nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its independence for whatever it may accept under that character…There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion, which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.”

“…Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.”

“Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest…?”

“With me a predominant motive has been to endeavor to gain time to our country to settle and mature its yet recent institutions, and to progress without interruption to that degree of strength and consistency which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, the command of its own fortunes.”

Whenever Washington mentions Europe, he is essentially referring to any foreign country.

Nationalism: stay at home. Strengthen the home country. No Empire. No entangling alliances.

And certainly, no Globalism, which amounts to surrender of the home country to foreign interests.

What is wrong with George Washington’s policy? Nothing.

The policy has been called isolationism, which, via propaganda, has been given a nasty edge. It has no edge. It has concern for America.

Every country could learn from George Washington’s wisdom.

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Utopian dreams aside, no country’s history is pure. Its governments and leaders have committed terrible crimes. But that fact doesn’t imply that the country should be destroyed or dismantled, or attached to some deceptive supra-national program of “harmony for all.”

Nationalism, in George Washington’s description of it, is a practical vision for realizing a degree of self-sufficiency no modern country has ever achieved.

The vision is still there to be pursued.

It has always been there, since the ancient nomads first settled down in sunlit valleys and began to grow their crops.

Self-sufficiency, freedom, prosperity.

Advanced technology has complicated matters. I’m not talking about instant communication among all points on Earth. I’m talking about a surfeit of weapons which can destroy life at the push of a button. But even there, leaders will be far more likely to negotiate and talk in good faith if they have the genuine interest of their own people at heart, where they live, in their home nations.

In a half-sane world, there would be, by now, courses in taught in every school, on the meaning of greed, avarice, meddling, and the obsession for minding everyone else’s business…

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

9 comments on “Nationalism, Globalism, Empire, and the vision of self-sufficiency

  1. Josh says:


  2. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    The research funds that Eisenhower poured into federal research agences to keep the US from domination by the USSR’s lead in space exploration (Sputnik), apparently became a tool for empire building by proponents of the New World Order after Eisenhower’s departure.

  3. Al says:

    Nice one, Jon, what more is there to be said?! Thanks for all that you do and have done, big respect.

  4. John says:

    Solving problems at home requires the reigning in of the new secret police aka the EPA, the most destructive force in America today. This rogue/lawless agency was recently used by an extreme radical globalist despot known as Obama in an attempt to take down this nation.

    Trump shows all the signs of largely dismantling this useless piece of garbage (EPA) which has only one purpose: to destroy American business and jobs. People especially the liberal cultists of today just can’t seem to get through their thick skulls that the climate change/global warming movement is the new cult, the new religion of liberal “do gooders” being used by the globalists to shut down free speech and destroy western civilization.

    I mean, when I walk into a local gym which happens to be run by the local city government and nick my finger on something, form a paper cut, and I can’t stop the bleeding because there is not a damn freakin tissue or paper towel in the entire gym because they don’t believe in using paper, you just know the whole damn world has gone crazy. When you hear secretary’s of state, democrat presidential candidates claim ISIS was formed due to climate change/global warming, doesn’t that make you want to scream?

    This climate change cult is run by a bunch of ideological Marxist maniacs with not one ounce of common sense. A cult whose very survival is predicated on liberal propaganda/brainwashing and guilt trips about saving the earth. What they are indoctrinating kids in school these days regarding this BS is a form of child abuse.

    • Joy says:

      The real danger here is that they have shaped the program so as to make it difficult to discern truth from lie. Yes, we all want to save this beautiful planet from foul pollution and destruction, but we have only been given one party line as to the means. Only yesterday, I realized that everything we have been told about who and what is destroying planet Earth must be suspect at the very least, or simply disbelieved, because everything we thought we knew came from MSM. We need to get back to square one about everything!

  5. For me this is a very interesting article, Jon.

    It is rare that I disagree with you fundamentally and here I do for the right reasons. I believe nationalism and [real] capitalism are perpetually flawed, mainly because “accountability” (that’s money included) only “works” in a linear world. And this one is far from linear.

    Boy, if only politicians came up with words of the ilk of Washington today, they might turn a few heads. In principle, “impartiality” and “favour” may be well be separated orally, but the practicality of trade determines otherwise. In fact trade is built on a concept called “profit”. Where there are profits there are “winners” and “losers” UNLESS there is unaccountability (back to that ol’ linear chestnut). That bequeaths “favour” and a class system.

    Ultimately, however the LABEL is “justified”, Nationalism is about congruous influence of nationals, sufficient enough to harmonise society. The problem in the past is the Media have taken giant assumptions as to what “social accord” is. I don’t see that changing in Trumps term. The deep question is, even though there are “viscerally” against him now, will he try [and succeed in] manipulating the Medias in his favour to engineer enterprising success?

    Nevertheless the steps forwards that you have outlined as improvements on “what was” are admirable indeed. Should Trump have the gumption to zealously embrace them with both hands that wouldn’t be a bad thing. He, I believe, could configure nationalistic intent. Though, undeniably, many would attempt to manipulate that goodwill to personal advantage, it’s as close to congruity society’s going to get right now. In my opinion.


  6. Joy says:

    Here is a proclamation that Trump signed on his second working day in office:

    • Larry says:

      “…..THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America….do hereby proclaim January 20, 2017, as National Day of Patriotic Devotion, in order… renew the duties of Government to the people.”

      Now THAT is a lofty goal.

  7. JB says:

    In a half-sane world the sane part would be teaching “the meaning of greed, avarice, meddling, and the obsession for minding everyone else’s business…” by parents at home.

    My parents did, as dysfunctional as they were. I didn’t get it from public teachers, nor public authorities, nor from Sunday School. Virtue, in its various manifestations, was taught by my mother and upheld by my father.

    We didn’t need the concepts of Nationalism nor Patriotism to understand how to act justly and respectfully with our neighbors, near or far. Jon should remember these things, we are of the same generation.

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