First of all, just what is Globalism? The dictionary defines it as; ‘A national geopolitical policy in which the entire world is regarded as the appropriate sphere for a state's influence.’
Ok, now that I know what it is, what is our national geopolitical policy? I guess it depends on who you ask. To a simple man like myself, I would say the President laid out his case for that policy at his second SOTU address. I thought the United States was going to be an agent for freedom and democracy around the world. Did I miss something in that speech? I remember the left in this country shouting loudly that Bush is crazy, Iraq is a mess, and the Arab world will never have free elections and so on. We have just finished our first 100 meters in a marathon of effort and conviction to bring freedom to the places in the world where it does not exist.
It seems that most of world is not aware the race has begun, let alone that we are way out front. The Far East is a very interesting region to look at right now. In Indonesia there are folks like this guy, who are very angry at the US. However there is another dynamic happening in the region. Capitalism is fast becoming a new force. Most of the Far East is becoming wealthier, not just those at the top, but the average family have a good chance of finding a job that can sustain them. It is uncertain just how large an impact the Tsunami that hit the region hard will have in shaping the economic recovery.
Since I cannot find the quote or speech where the President told the world that when he gets done, Islam will be practiced only in Hell, I wonder what else might be bothering the people on this planet about America. I wonder if the folks down in Hollywood have anything to with it? My guess is a big affirmative on that. If Muslims halfway around the world are offended by America and Americans, what America are they seeing? Could it be the filth that we put out in DVDs and CDs by the Cargo container? Could it be the only America they see is what we choose to show them? I would bet you would get a similar reaction to what the put on Showtime Friday night in Kansas as Jakarta. Could it be the absolute venom from the left, and in the world press that only shows the negative side of American foreign policy? I am sure that we will not change the minds of the BBC or the New York Times for that matter, but maybe when that average guy halfway around the world goes to bed with a full stomach and a small business that he owns and runs with his family, he will think twice about what the guy at the mosque down the street is screaming about.
The Yolo Cowboy