When in Rome do as the Romans do
@Deleted User Yes, but not because conformity is easy, but because it is mutually beneficial
Not total conformity, but enough that you and some totally different people can work together
Conform to our religious cult
>implying globalism isn't conformity
for example: I am Canadian, and rather proud of it. Canada is a rather nice country to live in.
This is not an identity in any meaningful sense. Canadians, even the most strident flag-wavers among them, do not consist of an identity bloc. There are no identity politics going on here. There is no complaint, for example, about under-representation of Canadian citizens on the world-political stage or whatever. there is no basis from which such a complaint could be made.
if by "religious cult" you mean "local law", sure. how is replacing this with global law any better? If anything, you deprive people of the opportunity to seek out a different locality with a legal system they prefer.
If Roman armies, with all their auxilaries, irregular troops, standardized equipment, and multinational manpower don't represent one of the greatest achievements of nationalism to you, then I don't know what to say.
@zahlman I believe the only thing he has is sophistry and quotes no one gives a shit about
well, yes; that's the form of the rhetoric generally
@Deleted User Globalism is economic colonization and mutual wage slavery on an unprecedented scale, and all parties are worse for it. No nation is self sufficient, all are exploited, and national pride in unique products and labors is reduced to gross GDP
Rome had the right idea, beat people until they comply, and then show them how nice you live.
I especially like the part where "the global poor used to average $1/year , now they average $2/year in income" is held up as an *accomplishment*
We don't do enough of either now
if you believe in globalism, you believe in colonization and slavery
as if it didn't occur to anyone that the mere fact of being able to survive on $1/year might possibly indicate that the economic rules of the developed world don't apply
@zahlman I mean, it's a big deal in some shitholes, but it's still a shithole, just marginally wealthier
How are those cheap clothing made by poor SE Asian workers?
Bangladesh can suck a dick
jfc, when I was in university in the early 00s all the university leftists understood this shit
Fuck the tags they put on their shirts, they are the actual worst
you literally couldn't get away from people talking about sweatshop labour
now they've all sold out
The plastic stickers that are ironed on or something, you have to peel them off a letter at a time
American made products are of quality, from what I noticed @banestrum
because they can't afford to skimp on quality
Plenty of cheap stuff, so no room there
if it's true
UK has fallen
we're supposed to be happy about a state of affairs in which workers literally halfway around the world can be economically exploited to the point where it's cheaper to make it there and also ship it, rather than make it locally
meanwhile, hundreds of millions of people still have malaria and schistosomiasis and fucking hookworm, the latter of which mark goddamned twain wrote about