C) Political Globalization – a) Theory and Practice
When we talk about Political Globalization today, we naturally mean American Political Globalization, since the United States of America is the sole and undisputed Political, Economic and Military Superpower in the world presently; playing out this “hegemonic historical role” since the end of World War II.
The U.S.S.R during the 20th century , had attempted to become a Political, Economic and Military Superpower after World War II, constructing its own Political Globalization as the most prominent and well organized geopolitical center of International Communism. It affected directly the socio-political and the socio-economic makeup and evolution of many Central and Eastern European countries, such as Poland, Hungary and East Germany, while also influencing indirectly the socio-political and the socio-economic foundations and development of non-Western countries such as China, Vietnam , North Korea and Egypt. This Communist Globalization scheme initiated by the Soviet Union after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1919,eventually did not succeed because of the political rise of Communist China after World War II as the Soviet Union’s non-Western “alter ego” and also through the political and economic dismantling of the U.S.S.R after 1990.
Our text on the Political Globalization created and promoted by the United States of America after World War II, is made up of 3 sections.
The first section describes the political evolution of that country from its foundation in 1776 . It demonstrates historically how the United States had functioned as a Western Imperialistic Power, not as a Western Republic, since it did not conform practically and actively to the 3 main tenets of liberal ideology, which is Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, on an individual and on a societal level.
The second section of our analysis on Political Globalization deals with the early stages of American Imperialism in relation to the American government’s policy of subjugation, domination and exploitation of the First Indian Nations of North America and the Afro-American slaves under its administration.
The third section of our text on American Political Globalization historically begins after World War II until the present day, enumerating and defining the political tools, the policies and the strategies of the American government which legitimized , maintained and reinforced America’s “international hegemonic status” as the only Global Superpower, politically, militarily, economically and culturally.
I shall begin this section of my essay in a somewhat unorthodox way, briefly recounting two historical narratives whose existential essence is directly related to today’s Globalization, whose goal is for a few number of individuals to secure absolute and total control of all of the world’s resources, both human and material. It also aims at manipulating the minds and the hearts of all human beings, installing a Totalitarian World Order, similar to that described in George Orwell’s book “1984” or in Hollywood’s science-fiction movie “Matrix I”, produced by the Wachowski brothers in 1999.
Our first historical narrative is a well-known ancient Greek myth, which talks about King Midas and his “golden touch”. This ancient fable explains the “human madness” and the “human tragedy” resulting from “human greed” and “human avarice”. It is “human materialism” that undermines true human happiness and human contentment, which should be free and universal , “with no price tags”!!!