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Globalism as the Counterfeit World Individuation

archetypal / November 19, 2016 / 2 Comments /
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Lotus, by Joseph Lee (2012)

 

The term, globalism, is one of those words in the English language that is very vague and confusing for most. We hear much about it in our age, mostly because it has been the dominant ideology of both Republican and Democratic parties in the United States for many years now. It has also dominated European politics, having led to the formation of the European Union. Globalism, in this context, is also known as market globalism, and has the ideology of Neoliberalism as its driving force. One hallmark of Neoliberalism is that the rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer. Globalism, in the guise of the World Bank, loans money to needy nations. Then, when they can’t pay it back, the neoliberal elites rob them of their resources, sell them to private investors, and force the needy nations to impose austerity measures, usually by cutting social services. It is an insidious ideology that has absolutely raped many a nation of it’s pride, it’s sovereignty, and it’s culture. It is a dehumanizing, de-souling process that eats away at everything of value within a nation.

The World Soul rebels against such an ideology. The goal of this nightmarish plan is world government, hence the loss of independence, freedom, and national sovereignty. Movements like Euroscepticism,  which encompasses Brexit, and the presidential election of Donald Trump in America, reveal strong opposition against the globalist agenda in the collective psyche. At bottom, the World Soul does not want a unified world government run by the neoliberal elites. It is a deception to think so.

Let me tell you how I was deceived. About a year ago, I penned an article called Borders, where I lamented about the refugee crisis in Europe. I was appalled that Hungary would close its borders with razor wire and armed troops to keep them out. I was unaware of why the Hungarians were doing this. I thought they were being racist and xenophobic. I was wrong. They were trying to keep their people safe from the horrors of terrorism we have seen in Germany, France, and other European countries this past year. I was deceived into thinking this movement of globalism was a genuine example of world individuation. I was wrong. It was an attempt to force world individuation by human construction, by elites like George Soros, who has a lifelong dream of open borders, and will do anything to bring it about. This is the same George Soros who is currently funding anti-Trump protesters and rioters in American cities. Soros has been financing and fomenting revolutions around the globe the past few years, thinking he can forcibly bring about a world without borders. This is a counterfeit of the true evolution of the Anima Mundi.

I’d like to look into the archetypal dimensions of true world individuation. One of the hallmarks of James Hillman’s archetypal psychology is that the soul is multifarious, composed of many persons. He disagreed with Jung’s attempt to unify all the aspects of the soul into one undifferentiated whole. In Hillman’s view, each of the the many persons of the soul have distinctions that set them apart from the whole, even though, in a healthy psyche, there may be cooperation and goodwill between all of them. This is the gist of real world individuation.

Now, let’s elevate this to the macroscopic level. The world is composed of many different peoples, very different cultures, different norms, mores, and folkways. Neoliberal globalists only want a world where moronic, unquestioning slaves work for them, making them richer and richer. They are not concerned with the well-being of the masses. An authentic globalism would recognize that nation-states are essential for human diversity, freedom, and liberty. The idea of the nation-state retains a nation’s individual culture, laws, etc. These elements compose a nation’s soul. Learning about and cooperating with other cultures is wonderful too, as long as the various individual cultures are retained intact.

Legal immigration has been a boon to America. We have many wonderful people here that make our nation great. But some try to circumvent our laws to enter America. With what we now know about terrorism, we must insist that our immigration laws be adhered to. To not do so invites trouble.

There is a deep connection between a people and their home on the earth. It is a connection of body and the land, but also the sky above them. Much cultural tradition also stems from the constellations viewed from a nation’s particular vantage point on the planet. It is a mystery how these are connected, but connected they are, indeed. My family came from England to America in the 1600’s, but I still feel a pronounced attachment to the English countryside. It is somehow in my genes, perhaps genetic memory. 

Finally, instead of thinking of the nation-state as xenophobic and racist, think of the multiplicity of the soul, and how we are many, even though we can all be in agreement and cooperation. We could come close to world peace if we can remember to respect other nations for their individuality and culture. We will probably never get to total world peace, but I think we could come close if our leaders can learn to foster goodwill among all nations, however different we may be.

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. Love your thinking here. Especially the comparison to an individuation that seeks an undivided wholeness that many Jungians espouse. Hillman’s idea that we are fractured by nature, experiencing many gods on many levels according to time and place, makes much more sense to me.

    As for globalization, it’s sad that so many are deceived by the wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing behavior of the elites who have the financial resources to steer the economy and bully smaller nations into obeisance.

    Have you ever heard of Temple Grandin? She invented a device for ranchers to use that gently coaxes cattle to the slaughter. It’s brilliant, and much more humane than the old-school approach that makes the last few minutes of an animal’s life a cruel and traumatic experience.

    I see the elites doing something similar with the placation of relentless human desire by providing cheap access to distractions created by technology and material goods and the homogenization of cultures. We in the first world are left so unaware of the hardships caused by globalization. Instead, our media feeds us a steady diet of first world problems: injustice, gender issues, safe places and a health crisis caused by Monsanto produced junk food and relief from anxiety provided by Big Pharma.

    We in the US, who clearly see through the shenanigans, are left without political representation. Both parties have an unspoken (at least in publicly anyway) agreement to participate in, and support globalization. If you want to make a fortune, just become a senator, congressman, or work for any revolving door corporation or government agency.

    It’s sad really. Followers of both parties, are, for the most part, blind to the underpinnings of the end game of globalization, which is, as you state, central control of the world, elimination of borders, cultures, individual freedoms and anything that stands in the way of their agenda.

  2. Thank you, Debra, for reading.

    >Have you ever heard of Temple Grandin?

    No, I’ve never heard of her, but you’re right. The globalists have been coaxing America along the path to destruction for decades. I don’t see it changing anytime soon. Even though the establishment seems to hate Donald Trump, it is probably just a finely crafted ruse to seal the deal. ‘Tis a sad day in the so-called land of the free.

    Z

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