Comparative analysis of anti-globalization in the USA, the UK, Russia
all remains so as it is anti-globalists' movement will become the same threat
to freedom as communism and fascism.
Anti-globalization movement is a new thing (event) but nevertheless it is
becoming a serious public force and it can be seen literally with the naked
eye (see appendix 8) cruel collisions made by activists of movements in
Seattle, Gotteborg, and Vienna are only the part of a big iceberg under name,
"anti-globalization" moving along the New and Old Worlds. Under movement's
banners in Europe one can see those who are against "the new world order",
those who are against globalization of the world economics, those who consider
it to be an instrument with the purpose to submit our Planet to interests of
the USA, those who are against violence of transnational corporations and for
doing a bigger service to the developing countries and for nullification of
all their debts in the West states and banks.
Extremities are living together
mottoes (as one can notice easily) differ nothing from those under which were
the left organizations in the 60's-80's. But today in the clothes of anti-globalists
we can see not only the direct of the "whole progressive humanity" but also
those who seemed to be their antipodes earlier. These new flows are
represented nowadays by neo-fascists' groupings. Taking this into
consideration everyone may notice however that two main forces of anti-globalists
- anarchists and neo-fascists - especially Great Britain fight with each other
not less cruel than with their common enemies. They pay great attention to the
fact that anti-globalization (to their mind) is closely connected with the
ideas of isolationism becoming more and more popular in the most developed and
USA anti-globalists' movement is represented firstly by traditionalists of the
right movement who are for isolationism, cessation of American tax-payers'
means' spending on intervention in foreign affairs, who are against creation
of so-called the "world nation" which according to their consideration acts
secretly under mask of UNO (United Nations Organization). Organizations of
this kind were especially active in the 90s when the local, "militias"
provoked a series of armed conflicts by agents of FBI (Federal Bureau of
Investigation) and National Guards in a number of states. Apogee of this
contradiction was a terrorist's act by Timathi Macwey in Oklahoma-City after
which all armed formations of "militias" were dispersed by the forced
structures. But nevertheless moods of average Americans evidently moved to the
side of a larger isolation of the USA from storms and tempests raging after
bounds of their country: this can be testified in particular by Bush's victory
who just asked to shorten intervention of Washington in foreign conflicts, to
restrict American help to the foreign countries and to reform the
International Currency Fund (JCF) and the World Bank - the Main instruments of
that these extremities are living together has been known for a long time, as
mental intimacy of all three components of anti-globalists' movement: fascism
and nationalism separated from Marxism, and all other intellectuals - former
communists and "new" (eft ones disappointed in former idols but maintaining
special left methodology of analytical thinking activity made a kernel of
liberals. Nowadays so-called "Eurasians" are claiming on the role of main
Russian anti-globalists in our country. "Eurasians" are a strange unit of
Russian nationalists with aggressive Islamists under leadership of an
aesthetic philosopher Dugin. it is still only an exotic thing, but it's
impossible to forget that Mr Dugin seems to be also a counselor of speaker
Seleznyev in the State Duma, and last time he is evidently untwisted: not very
pleasant fact of this character more often appears on the screens of our
televisions, he's leading famous discussions with popular politic specialists
and obviously trying to become Pavlovsky #2 at the Kremlin administration.
Next to him is the famous Islamic, former activist of "Memory" ("Pamyat") by
Geydar Gemal; it means that connections are too firm in circles of Islamic and
quite radical "Eurasians". There is also not so long ago created Eurasian
party, where eternal warrior for freedom at the seaside Victor Cherepkov and
famous Islamic activist, a former member of group "Unity" Niyazov are staying
firmly. These second Eurasians can't stand the first ones, but they are quite
moderate in program attitude. Looking out Eurasian version of
anti-globalization from Kaliningrad till Kamchatka is able to take in it the
whole LDPW (left democracy part of workers). Moreover contemporary ideology of
not a little part of our non-Party middle-aged people and maybe majority of
youth represents by itself a mixture of liberal views, crave for a "firm hand"
and rapidly growing anti-West moods, by the way all this "nourished" by
evident or secret xenophobia and aspiration for some version of isolationism.
It's quite necessary to say, if Russia at the beginning of the 20th century to
Lenin's mind was "the weakest link in the chain of the world imperialism"
nowadays it is the weakest link in the chain of globalization.
Consequences and reasons
it possible just to put a label on anti-globalists showing them as heirs of
two total ideologies destroyed by democracy in the 20th century? Obviously
nobody will try to argue that terrible and criminal public movements were
derived not only by perverted bents and criminal actions of their leaders by
instincts of crowds went after them and real hard problems which weren't
distinguished and solved by the society and nations in time. Lenin and his
adherents were not created in German general state and in secret laboratories
but nevertheless some white emigrants still have doubts of this fact. That's
why Bolsheviks appeared as an answer - senseless, anti-constructive answer -
reflecting true problems of Russian Empire which were not solved by then
political elite: the most important reason of appearance of this "answer" was
discrepancy of an old system belonging to the state power, and of accelerated
development of economics and education. Taking this into consideration Russian
accident in 1917 stands in the same line as advent to power of fascists in
Italy, nationalists in Germany and Islamists in Iran. Not for nothing people
go to shed their blood in groups of extreme ones running the show from
Philippines till Columbia and from Ulster till fetes in Molucca. Real
injustice and true tragedies, and real pain of people represent the course of
all these disgusting movements. It's clear that anti-globalization isn't the
fruit of somebody's malicious will but it is proved by problems to which
collide and can't cope with the most advanced countries of the world.
postulate of anti-globalists is that globalization is profitable for a little
group of countries and moreover for a narrow group of leading transnational
corporations. It's very hard to object to this using some arguments: you'll
just hear about Latin American crisis in 1981-1985 when the economics of the
whole continent failed and was dependent on recipes of ICF (International
Currency Fund). You'll also hear about Asian crisis of 1997 bringing down
financial markets all over the world, and this part of Eurasian continent was
also dependent on ICF and WB (the World Bank). ICF and WB being the most
powerful tools of the world financial regulation and the main consultants of
states obviously are not able to cope with their direct duties, as their
recommendations seem to be harmful more often than useful. And the development
of economics as the society isn't linear and can't be adjusted by one and the
same liberal circuit in all times and in all countries. And the "leading
financial tools" suggest everybody - from Malaysia till Ukraine and from
Ethiopia till Argentina -one and the same set of anti-crisis measures
radiating reliance that their conception is universal. As a result well being
of Turkey is failing, collapse covers economics in Argentina and Indonesia
speaking generally can be separated on different parts. Yes, all these
countries have their own "skeletons in cases" but the main world financiers
pressing their requirements on them made this situation be worse and worse...
some people even add the strongest suspicions in corruption soaring over these
organizations to only economic miscalculation of ICF and WB of mistrust. It's
quite suspicious when credits are given to unknown persons (the operation is
also not very fair), and these credits seem to be irretrievable and are
transferred in hands of states obviously plunging them. This strange fact can
be explained by nothing except corruption.
people living in Russia have a lot of claims to ICF and WB too. By the way the
highest officials are taking offence because credits are not given to our
country, besides our country is required to return its debts.
Russians, are angry because these credits were given to Russia long ago.
That's why the west anti-globalists have some idealistic and primitive
representation about the west financial organizations deliberately tightening
on necks of developing countries the debt loop by giving them debts, and anti-globalists
in Russia seem to have not very pleasant understanding of all financial
corruption in our country as earlier credits given to us were too opaque and
this circumstance made a great number of malicious officials try to abuse.
with the bureaucrats.
economic component of globalization is interesting and can be understood only
game people speaking generally the political component is not so clear as the
first one. Aspiration of globalizes to tour values born by Christian
civilization and European humanism into the world ones and readiness to
protect them at necessity (id est. to impose them in a number of cases) by the
armed actions and economic blockades causes the rapidly growing irritation
both in advanced countries and in the Third World. By the way discontent is
growing quite rapidly: if 10 years ago the public in the USA and in Europe
roughly welcomed the armed actions in the Persian guff then now the firmness
of mode of Saddam Hussein, futility of sanctions against Iraq and absurd of
sporadic air-raids on objects of AD (Anti-aircraft defense) in this country
are obvious to everyone. The same history is with the Balkan wars: the opened
opponents of the West can't be found on Balkans, and the situation only worsen
as in Bosnia as in Kosovo. And the "strange" war in Macedonia causes
indignation practically everywhere: neither UNO (United Nations Organization),
nor NATO (North Atlantic Treatment Organization) do something to save the
country played the key role in the victory of Anti-Yugoslavian coalition in
Kosovsky war. Moreover if in the USA and in Europe all these reaps of
mistakes, opened divergence and poorly hidden cynicism cause only desperation
of the society, in Russia the bom the strongest growth to the West that the
Islam world which has to approve the West is also dissatisfied: in the view of
Islam conformists it (the west) has always bun a "big Satan". In this case who
wins with this stubborn continuation of politics discrediting it self?
Nevertheless globalization is continuing and will continue. Let's hope that it
will continue not in this way as it's doing now. Mistakes of the West leaders
made in the last years must be analyzed and corrected. In the first turn they
appear because of complacency, self-confidence and felling of infallibility in
the west countries. The process of globalization must be based on the scheme
under which the states in the first turn protect interests of their own
citizens and not appear to be under influence of requirements being on the
first sight very noble but destructive in the real world for themselves. It's
also quite necessary to clear our country and other "ill" ones from
corruption, especially the main financial institutes, and to control them
using the public or maybe some international club of the leading managers and
businessmen representing interests of different countries, branches and kinds
of business. If all remains so as it is now anti-globalization movement will
continue to get stranger turning into the powerful destructive power and at
last it will become the same threat to the freedom and peaceful development as
communism and nationalism last century.
often do you see TV programs, listen to the radio, read newspapers?
makes you do this?
you know what is "globalization"?
is your attitude to "globalization" that is rather actual nowadays?
id est "I don't care it".
answer should be explained.
you consider activity of ICF (International Currency Fund) and WB (the World
Bank) to be fair, positive or is it accomplished to your mind to please the
advanced countries of the world? Your answer should be explained.
you agree with the following statements? It's necessary to...
equal access to health services for everybody apart from incomes to make a
review of licenses of pharmaceutical business concerns in order to prevent
their uncontrolled increase of prices on medical supplies; to create a special
fund to fight with ACID and to attract resources of WB and ICF for this aim;
big debts of developing countries by the advanced ones;
agreements on ecology and security of environmental protection from harmful
things thrown out;
the world conversion of military industry and direct free resources on needs
of poor countries development, starving part of the world population.
know who are anti-globalists? If you don't know it's not necessary to answer
the following questions.
know are you for or against this movement? Why?
you agree with their methods of fight? What methods would you suggest?
(what groups, movements) are anti-globalists represented in Russia?
it necessary to your mind to start this fight in Russia?
was anti-globalization born exactly in advanced countries of the world?
“A”, school #63