Updated: Apr 7
THE TIME IS NOW FOR THE US CONGRESS TO INTRODUCE A CITIZENS' CONVENTION RESOLUTION
TO DO NOTHING IS TO WAIT FOR CATASTROPHE
Citizens of capitalist nations must rise above their globalist masters and explore alternatives to globalism.
Putin is clearly responsible for his invasion of Ukraine—but Globalists own it.
Globalism is a eugenics-inspired ideology advancing the notion the West has a right and a duty to master the world—for the good of the whole world. It was born in the late 1800s during the Anglo-American rapprochement, grew up during World War One and Two, matured during the Cold War, and blossomed after President Reagan normalized trade relations with Communist China. Hallmarks of globalism include NATO—alongside EU—enlargement, the advancement of a rules-based world order where the rules are only defined by the West, and servant capitalism leading to gross inequality and illegal immigration.
During the Cold War, globalism was influenced by the Atlantic Union Movement (1949-1980) which called on NATO nations to form a federal union with an open door. Once federated, proponents of the Atlantic Union idea believed they could inspire other nations to join the Union once they transitioned to liberal democracy. A few years after the Soviet Union collapsed, Globalists decided to test this ripening approach to democratizing the world without the federalist application.
In January of 1994, President Bill Clinton announced that NATO’s new Partnership for Peace program was a “track that will lead to NATO membership.” In response, Russia established the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and intensified its effort to develop a customs union of its own that eventually would evolve into the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) of today. Globalists viewed Eurasian economic integration as a threat to their goal of creating a Western-led economic order extending from Vancouver to Vladivostok. The West raced to integrate Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries into NATO and the EU before the East could offer a viable alternative.
At the expense of the Russian Federation, President Clinton enlarged NATO in March of 1999 to include the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. Russia’s plans to counter the West by enlarging the CSTO suffered a major setback when Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Uzbekistan withdrew in April. Uzbekistan later joined the Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova (GUAM) group to counter Russian influence. The West was winning, and Vladimir Putin knew it.
Putin became Prime Minister of Russia in August of 1999. In 2000, he formalized the Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC) to counter the European Union and began courting Georgia and Ukraine to join. Soon after, Putin gained a strategic partner when China signed the Sino-Russian Treaty of Friendship in July of 2001. Both nations made their intention to challenge the American-led world order very clear. They likely celebrated when al-Qaeda enticed the United States to pursue a Global War on Terror after the horrific events on September 11.
While NATO was distracted by a regime change war in Afghanistan, Putin was busy meddling in Georgia and Ukraine. After pro-Russian politicians suspiciously prevailed in Georgia in 2003, Globalists fomented the Rose Revolution by helping non-government organizations (NGOs) coordinate and execute election protests. Western-leaning Georgians successfully ousted President Eduard Shevardnadze and elected pro-Western leaders instead.
The West used the same color revolution approach to counter Russian intervention in Ukraine as well. In 2003, Ukraine signed a “Treaty on a Single Economic Space” with the Russia-led economic bloc. Globalists fomented the Orange Revolution after Victor Yanukovych was dubiously elected President in 2004. The West knew it meant Ukraine would eventually join the EAEC. Western-inspired Ukrainians took to the streets and prompted another election that reversed the results. Putin’s plan to enlarge the CSTO and the EAEC were put on hold.
Putin later tightened his grip on power after Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia joined NATO in March of 2004. He clearly viewed NATO—alongside EU—enlargement as a threat after NATO courted Ukraine and George in its Bucharest Summit Declaration. To prevent Georgia from joining NATO, he launched the Russo-Georgian War in 2008 and recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia as independent states. NATO responded with another round of enlargement, this time Albania and Croatia joined the Atlantic Alliance.
In 2010, Victor Yanukovych was elected President of the Ukraine. After Putin pressured him to reject the Ukrainian-European Association Agreement in 2013 and join the emerging Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) instead, Globalists fomented another regime change protest known as the Euromaidan. In January 2014, pro-Western Ukrainians forced Yanukovych from power. Ukraine’s path to joining NATO and the EU was back on track, and Globalists were preparing for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to sign the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) when she became President of the United States. Russia knew the T-TIP would consolidate Western gains and encourage CEE oligarchs to look West. Infuriated, Putin took Crimea and fomented a separatist movement in the Donbass region of Ukraine.
Putin was likely elated after Globalists suffered their own setback after a populist movement led by Donald Trump gained traction in the United States. Since the 1980s, Americans on the right and left of the political spectrum have questioned the practice of offshoring service and manufacturing jobs to developing nations and importing goods made by servants of the Chinese Communist Party and other autocratic regimes. Western multinational corporations (MNCs) would be foolish not to circumvent higher wage, labor, and environmental regulations in their home countries to improve their bottom line. Servant capitalism, after all, undermines domestic competition and discourages socioeconomic mobility in developing nations—which ultimately leads to illegal immigration.
President Trump placed globalism on hold when he became the 45th President of the United States. Putin made it clear to him on July 18, 2018, that Russia would “respond appropriately” to further NATO enlargement, but welcomed a “new, positive agenda aimed at collaboration and attempts to find common ground.” Globalists did everything in their power to prevent President Trump from collaborating with Russia. On behalf of the Atlantic Council, Ian Brzezinski made it clear to Putin at the NATO at 70 hearing on April 2, 2019, that the West intended to “substantially embrace and support the membership aspirations of Ukraine and Georgia” once Globalists returned to power.
Under the color of law, Globalists did everything in their power to remove President Trump from office. They initially fomented election protests and then tried to get him removed under the 25th Amendment. When that failed, they framed him as an agent of Moscow and impeached him after he exposed a cringeworthy conflict of interest between Vice President Joseph Biden, his son, and a Ukrainian energy company called Burisma. When the Senate refused to remove him, Globalists exploited a global pandemic to collapse the Trump economy and change election laws in their favor. Biden won the election in 2020—Putin style.
Once Biden became President, Globalists renewed their campaign to incorporate Ukraine and Georgia into NATO and the EU. Putin again made it clear that NATO enlargement was a threat to Russian security. To emphasize his point, Putin amassed troops on the Ukrainian border in February of 2022. He then demanded legal guarantees that NATO would cease its enlargement and pull back from eastern Europe—a demand he knew Globalists would refuse for reasons history can only explain. NATO refused to end its open-door policy so Putin invaded Ukraine.
Citizens of capitalist nations must rise above their globalist masters to prevent World War Three and end servant capitalism and trade. It is time to hold a World Citizens' Convention modeled after the Atlantic Convention of 1962. This time, delegates should be directly elected by citizens of participating nations rather than appointed by ruling class elites. The world economic order should work for all citizens in all nations.