“Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.” That declaration, vocalized by candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, put the world establishment, many of whom recently met at the annual G-20, on notice that a President Donald Trump would turn America against their globalist purposes. While many Americans have heard the term “globalism,” few recognize its dire implications. Our U.S. Congress, our executive government and mainstream news are infiltrated, even infested, with globalists. To combat them, we must understand what they are attempting to do and how they would do it.
To explain globalism, indulge me to recall a popular song from the 1950s, one entitled, “Sixteen Tons.” It depicts the plight of a coal miner during the days before fair labor laws. The refrain goes like this: “You load sixteen tons, what do you get?/ Another day older and deeper in debt/ Saint Peter don’t you call me ‘cause I can’t go/ I owe my soul to the company store.” Let’s talk about that “company store” for a minute.
The company store was an institution rooted in the industrial revolution. It involved a town that formed around a remote industrial facility, such as a mine or a factory. And because one individual might own that facility, with most of the townsfolk working for him, that owner was wealthy enough to buy up any new businesses attempting to establish in the area and subsequently operate them under the tent of his main enterprise. The result was a monopolistic, corporate consortium combining his primary business with a sort of “general store,” which would stock all the provisions his employees might need. Because the store was part of his larger company, it became known as the, “company store.”
And because it was a closed system, with minimal need for the townsfolk to interact with the greater economy, the owner paid few wages out of real money. Instead, he paid using credits, redeemable by employees at the company store. The store provided the townsfolk all they needed to get by each day, subsisting on the credits the owner paid them to work in his mine or factory. Because they received few wages beyond meager store credits, company employees became trapped, rarely possessing currency marketable to an outside world, or with which to save or invest toward retirement, or to provide a decent place to live, the factory/mine/store owner also owning the shacks his employees would be forced by circumstances to rent.
When an employee would be unable to work, no problem. The owner would lend him enough store credits to subsist while overcoming illness. Because wages were barely enough to survive, an employee would rarely earn enough to pay back the loaned credits, which explains the last line of our song’s refrain, “I owe my soul to the company store.”
Globalists desire to create a sort of worldwide company store, a monopolistic, corporate consortium that provides employment for the people of the world, subsistence, a place to live, and die, one that operates in a privately owned world economy, one from which escape is virtually impossible. In other words, the purpose of globalism is a worldwide, “public-private partnership” between multi-national corporations and world governments held in power by a communistic control system. Last November, America had a choice: to restore America back to its original nationalist, capitalist design, or Hell-on-earth globalism. Thankfully, America chose Trump over Hillary.
An integral part of the globalist plan is the signing of so-called “international trade agreements.” These open-ended, multilateral contracts would hand each participating nation’s powers to regulate international trade for itself to a private, international, corporate board. That board would regulate commerce among the nations of the world. Globalists understand that control of world trade essentially means control of the world. Several of these agreements are complete and ready for executing. They are known by initials —TISA, TTIP and one most heard about, TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Together, these agreements comprise the constitution for a corporate world government — a worldwide company store, enforced under worldwide communism.
In 2015, Congress gave Barack Obama “fast track authority” to “negotiate” these trade agreements and present them for a simple majority vote bypassing the constitutional requirement for a 2/3 Senate vote to ratify treaties. Both Georgia U.S. senators and practically all Georgia representatives, including 7th District Representative Rob Woodall, voted to give Obama this ill-advised power. Thankfully, Obama ran out of time, and Hillary lost.
The reason so many G-20 leaders look at Trump with disdain is because without America, the globalist plan of worldwide, corporate power can never be achieved. Once Trump took office, his first order was to kill TPP. Last week at the G-20 meeting, Trump confirmed for world leaders there would be no worldwide company store, no impartation of U.S. sovereignty to a private consortium, dashing many of their globalist hopes. Interestingly enough, Trump had one major ally in doing so. His name is Vladimir Putin, yet another reason the establishment attempts to wedge these leaders apart.
Hank Sullivan is a Forsyth County resident, businessman, author and speaker on American history, economics and geopolitics.