May 25, 2010

Yet Another New World Order Does the world seem a bit out of control? Here is President Obama’s idea to get a grip on things: He wants to help “shape an international order,” with “stronger international standards and institutions.” He couldn’t use “new world order,” since that was already taken. The president issued this latest homage to supranationalism this past Saturday, at a commencement speech at West Point. “[W]e have to shape an international order that can meet the challenges of our generation,” he said. “As influence extends to more countries and capitals, we also have to build new partnerships, and shape stronger international standards and institutions.” He speaks as though this has never been tried. But it has. Again and again and again. We have an alphabet soup of globalist institutions to prove it: UN, IMF, WTO, G-8, G-12, G-20, et cetera, ad nauseam. Each represents a Babylon of competing, conflicting national interests and is generously steeped in human nature. Perhaps even worse than the individual nations that comprise them, these bodies are plagued by epic financial and moral corruption. The best of the statements they produce accomplish nothing, simply for having had to be watered down so much to achieve consensus. The worst of them are weapons wielded by the most hostile of these groups’ participants against the others. Meanwhile, in the real world, economic meltdown, atrocities of all varieties, wars and rumors of wars stubbornly proceed apace. Yet somehow, globophiles interpret each failure of these institutions as proof that more transnationalism is needed. That stronger international standards and institutions will solve the problem.


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