B) Cultural Globalization
In the second part on Globalization, we shall refer to Cultural Globalization. We shall demonstrate that the United States is the major culprit of this “sinister” international scheme, which we refer to as Globalization. Today’s Globalization began in full force after World War II, with the intention of controlling the hearts, the minds and the expectations of human beings around the world, of essentially controlling their lives. The critical motive behind this global historical intervention by the United States and American Transnational Economic Interests is simply the human drive for “enormous” power and profit, leading to “absolute” and “total” American World Hegemony by its elite groups and by those world elites who benefit from this World set up!!!
Before we specify and define the indicators, the dynamics and the data defining this International Conspiracy by the Rich and the Powerful, especially those originating from the United States, but also from other geopolitical power centers, we shall examine some of the formal definitions and semantics provided by various specialized texts, in order to better comprehend the basic components of our analysis.
There are many definitions of “Globalization” in various narratives by various scholars, reflecting their ideological inclinations, whether they be liberal, neo-liberal, socialist or cosmopolitan. Therefore, we shall use a combination of defining parameters as these have been formulated by Wikipedia within its extended text related to Globalization, introducing a more balanced and universal view of this particular term.
It states the following:”…Globalization is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture. Advances in transportation and in telecommunications infrastructure have been major factors in globalization, generating further interdependence of economic and cultural activities….Globalization are all those processes by which the people of the world are incorporated into a single world society…”.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization)
Next, we will present the concept of “Cultural Globalization”, as formulated by James L. Watson, a social scientist, for the Encyclopedia Britannica.
He expresses that ,”…Cultural globalization is a phenomenon by which the experience of everyday life , as influenced by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, reflects a standardization of cultural expressions around the world. Propelled by the efficiency or appeal of wireless communications, electronic commerce, popular culture, and international travel, globalization has been seen as a trend towards homogeneity that will eventually make human experience everywhere essentially the same. This appears, however , to be an overstatement of the phenomenon. Although homogenizing influences do indeed exist, they are far from creating anything akin to a single world culture…”.(https://www.britannica.com/science/cultural-globalization)
Following, I would like to put forward a definition of “culture” which represents best my understanding of what “culture” signifies and which is provided by the ECHOES Bulletin of 1998(an occasional publication of the World Council of Churches), in an extended article written by Ms. Fridah Muyale-Manenji.