Insight: Globalism, Socialism, Fascism, Feudalism (Part 1)
Is globalism dead? It’s certainly suffering a crisis of over-reach.
Societal collapse risks catapulting us to pre-industrial society with its feudal norms.
If constitutional government survives this crisis, we may avoid one of the -isms.
Instead of debating the Great Reset, we should ask what kind of future we intend.
A series on thee economic aspects of fascism:
“Philanthropy Is The Third Pillar Of Fascism” (Moneycircus, May 7, 2022)
“Supra-National Socialism And Revolutionary Virtue — diversity, equity and inclusion” ( Aug 3, 2023)
“When The Great Reset Is Complete — A future retrospective” (Nov 23, 2021)
(4,000 words or 19 minutes of your time.)
Sep 19, 2022
Two policies have been coordinated on a global scale: the Covid response and climate action. The prime objectives were said to be to “build back better” and “sustainable development.” Yet the actions taken in the name of these goals have initiated a global shock so profound that it threatens to tip the world into prolonged instability.
Let’s be clear. These actions were formulated and discussed decades in advance, and “war gamed” in dozens of simulations, orchestrated by biosecurity think tanks and attended by influential leaders. 
In March 2021 the U.S. Defense Department held a climate and environmental security tabletop exercise, Elliptic Thunder. As with pandemics this called for a whole-of-government approach (the fusion doctrine that fuses, for example, the response to mental health between police, social workers and educators).
It predicted rising competition between regional powers, and the need to build capacity and resilience, and to counter misinformation in the face of “compounding and cascading events” — The same prescription as for Covid.
Shame they were too busy anticipating crises to actually do any preventative planning. At the very least, someone didn’t listen to their own warnings. Stay safe is giving way to stay warm, hope you eat.
So here we are: Army chiefs warn of unrest in Europe due to food and energy prices and, in the U.S. “extreme” strain between civilians and military: Germany will put troops on the streets next month; chancellor Olaf Scholz says its soldiers will be the best equipped in Europe; Moscow’s envoy to Berlin said Germany had destroyed relations by supplying weapons to a war zone; Switzerland has abandoned its longstanding neutrality; Britain’s new prime minister says she’d use nuclear weapons; only China and India have a no-first-use commitment.
Who could be so careless as — or dare we ask, who would seek — to benefit from “our historic moment of crisis and challenge”? That depends on “how we resolve the cascading crises of our era,” as President Joe Biden said at his inauguration.
What is globalism?
Globalism is related to, but not the same as, globalisation. More accurately, globalism is the prescription, the policy response to the stresses of globalisation. And for that reason globalism may be pursued independently of globalization, as a world-system — supranational but not necessarily global. It is both a political tendency and a toolkit.
Who is globalist and who’s not? The big U.S. foundations have long been globalist —
Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford — the latter stating, “we shall use our grant-making power so to alter life in the United States, that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.” 
See Moneycircus Aug 2021 — Spies, Dupes And Charities
These foundations work closely with, and to some extent control, the international governmental institutions that are quintessentially globalist, for as bureaucracies they must create their raison d'être. The World Economic Forum (WEF) signed a partnership with the United Nations in 2019 to accelerate the Agenda for Sustainable Development.
They practice what they call governance, since they have no legislative or executive authority. Words waft like clouds in the halls of stratospheric power, assuming new shapes with a following wind.
Klaus Schwab of the WEF and his globalists are allied with NATO, but the Atlanticist alliance are not globalists: they seek a unipolar “rules based international order,” where they set the rules, and they admit that “countries will be treated less equally in the future” and that liberalisation “will be limited to certain trade partners.”
See Moneycircus, Aug 16, 2022 – From Argentina To A Street Near You: A crisis born of elite conceit is about to be exported around the world
We may call this regionalism, as it fits the definitions explored at the United Nations University seminar on “Globalism and Regionalism” held in 1996. Dr Carolina Hernandez, political scientist at the University of the Philippines, described globalism as the tools to solve regional problems such as, “flexibility and fluidity of regional politics, the rise of China, arms modernization and nuclear proliferation, territorial disputes, rapid economic development and regional peace and security and new challenges to peace and security.” 
Regional organizations like the European Union are sold to the population on the basis that they will prevent countries from going to war again. I recall being “put right” on this point when I interviewed Lord David Hannay, who had led the British talks to join the then European Economic Commission in 1973: its destiny is peace, to which economic integration is merely the path.
Yet Europe represents a mix of imperial blood money and a hyper-financialized service economy, their financial intermediaries dependent on central bank transfusions. Europe’s giant corporate combines rule the territory like viceroys, apportioning it between them. (This actually is how decisions are made at the EC, as the late Tony Benn discovered when he traveled to Brussels as Labour’s industry secretary in mid-1970s: policy is settled by corporations and bureaucrats, while the sole elected body, the European Parliament, is purely advisory.)
The union, ruled by the European Commission, found itself disadvantaged against other parts of the globe even before the current debt and energy crises. The commission is likely to further centralize power in an attempt to solve problems of its own making.
The single currency was born out of greed or hubris, possibly both. Its policy of ultra-low interest rates turned the euro into a giant store credit for German exports, which like all booms continued until the time when you have to borrow money to pay the interest on your borrowings.
Trust is breaking down. U.S. banks are no longer keen to lend to European companies and the IMF estimates more than 40 countries are in danger of “distress,” half of which are in “extreme” risk of default according to Bloomberg estimates. 
In contrast, Russia sits on a commodity gold-mine, controlling half the world’s supply of some minerals, and is using that wealth to underpin its currency. See Moneycircus, Apr 3, 2022 – Eurasia note #40 - Gold Rouble vs. Central Bank Digital Currency
China and India have huge labour forces, and both internal and external markets, and are growing their industrial sectors in contrast to countries like Britain which have deindustrialized.
This sets the scene for a struggle between regions and you can see backs against the wall.
Symbolism of fascism
How this resolves itself depends on which groups we’re talking about. The biologist, author and podcaster Bret Weinstein says that as Western society breaks down, it has reverted to a tribal form, of the in- versus the out-group, and an overt fascist movement has emerged in the U.S. in particular.
Weinstein has some pithy insights into the “diabolical brilliance” of Biden's Red Speech: there is nothing “Left” about the Democrats other than their rhetoric; even their platform is a “loss leader” to advance the interests of their paymasters.
We saw evidence this month that the Biden administration has regular meetings to decide who their partners in big tech should censor, in clear violation of the First Amendment. The FBI is busting into people’s homes, surrounding their cars at drive-thrus, and seizing their phones because they are active Republicans. 
Weinstein says fascism does not “inherently live on the right.” Warming to his theme, he adds that “the sine qua non of fascism is the hybrid between corporate power and governmental power. Fascism is also about theft. Fascists target someone and justify the liquidation of their wealth and well-being to generate phony growth for those who are in the fascist cabal.” 
He argues that Western liberalism is a powerful mechanism for generating well-being, insight and fairness but it is “a fragile mechanism that when disturbed defaults to a more robust, primitive state. Fascism is tapping into an ancient mode that precedes formalized government... in which tribe or lineage compete against lineage, in which they energize their own lineage by subjugating another.”
The state-corporate media uses the same politicized language once chalked up to the right: terrorists (infiltrators, saboteurs) extremists (Reds under the bed), while the those it once decried as the political police (CIA, FBI) are now their saviours.
How this relates to politics today: as I pointed out, Biden’s speechwriters addressed two audiences. In general terms it was a call for unity, by suppressing your political rivals, but it was also a war drum to team cabal.
See Moneycircus, Sep 4, 2022 – Opinion: It Is The Hour Of The Time
How did we get here: both sides distrust the election system, but only the in-party is allowed to publicly question their rival’s legitimacy.
“The Democrats are now openly playing with the symbolism of fascism. V for Vendetta is a movie adored on the left. The message to the left is: this is your fascism and the people we’re going after are your enemies. We will suspend everyone’s rights but don’t worry, because you are going to come out on top. You've got nothing to fear if you’re on our side,” says Weinstein.
Calling people ‘a clear and present danger’ has a specific meaning in overriding the protections of the First Amendment.
The people behind the plandemic, who are also controlling governments around the world in lockstep, have shown that they are indifferent to life. They are willing to kill for profit. But they have also built an escape hatch of plausible deniability into the project.
People have been taught that fascism was just about the Holocaust: “You can’t have fascism without genocide and there’s definitely not a genocide going on.” Tell that to the seen and unseen: the well over 1200 athletes; comedians and actors, Charlbi Dean who was about to go to the Cannes festival; and the many more who struggle to make their voices heard through the censorship of social media. The silent and the dead.
This crisis behooves us to identify precisely the nature of the social machinery before us and the the challenge we face in retaining our humanity.
There is a familiar argument over fascism which liberals regard as an excess of the far right, while others point out that it was National Socialist German Workers’ Party. Was it really socialism? The debate rumbles on.
The first thing to point out is that socialism does not mean Marx — least of all Karl — for he saw it simply as a transitional phase to communism. There are different variants and the word was used by French philosopher Henri de Saint-Simon in the 1800s who thought that revolutions in science and industrialization required the reconstruction of government and society — a kind of great reset.
The second is that accelerating chaos could take us closer to techno-feudalism than fascism. And if the would-be aristocracy reverts to a tribal form, one can foresee feudal elements. The recently-proclaimed King Charles personally launched the Great Reset in June 2020, and has cooperated with the World Economic Forum for decades. The actions taken by its Young Global Leaders in numerous countries are instigating what looks with every passing day like a calculated collapse of the Western economies.
These leaders answer to big money, some of it old, most of it invested through cross-holdings in the largest corporations, in which the interests of banking, pharma, weaponry and big tech are prominent.
Choose your -ism
In short, fascism employs elements of socialism, but National Socialism may not be fascism. In the original Italian it is not a mere combination of the state and corporations but corporativism, in the sense of the regulation, governance and social obligations of the medieval craft guilds.
The National Socialist German Workers Party, in its 25 Points of 1920, promoted partial collectivism aimed primarily at large industrial corporations, leading financial institutions and wealthy landowners.
The historian Michael Newton writes that after the NSDAP failed to win over socialists and communists in the late 1920s, they tried to broaden their appeal to the middle class by adopting elements of the Third Way of Mussolini’s fascists. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s National Recovery Administration and the New Deal of 1933 also copied the industrial measures of Mussolini’s fascism — but few would argue that made the USA fascist.
What Hitler’s state allowed was the survival of the middle class. Fascism combined partial socialism, heavy regulation of the “commanding heights” of the economy combined with widespread private ownership of small business – the Mittelstand remains the strength of Germany and Northern Italy today.
The Nazis introduced partial socialism since the lack of land and mineral resources meant they could not yet achieve autarky, or self-sufficiency. However, once that had been achieved through Lebensraum, and the capture of plentiful agriculture and oil, would full socialism have been the objective? We cannot be sure. Think of Lenin’s New Economic Policy of 1921 which temporarily allowed private business.
This looks like evidence that Hitler’s toleration of business was driven less by ideology and more by the need for support; he needed the middle class and could not afford to expropriate it.
Today it is precisely the middle class that is being suppressed. It is the explicit target of the WEF’s “you will own nothing and be happy.” The Covid lockdowns undermined small business, while the letting the big retailers stay open. Along with bailouts this represents a giant redistribution to the wealthy. Now fuel and food shortages. Next, monetary collapse. Only the toughest totalitarians attempted anything on this scale.
The intrusion on privacy, the track and trace, first introduced in the War on Terror, then the War on Covid, will eventually reveal its true target: you and me.
One begins to think this is less about -isms than class envy, a desire for repression: the analysis may be Marxist or fascist but the origin is more like feudal entitlement since it is rooted in occupancy — what space you occupy, what share of the air you breathe, whose land you roam. Political systems or niceties cannot account for these claws that scratch at feces, a contaminated swab that transmits the excrement of resentment that is as common among the owners as the dispossessed.
Study of the economy of the Third Reich is fairly recent, and many historians have a poor grasp of economics.
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