Attacks on the sovereignty of the national states

by Prof Dr Ilias Iliopoulos

Strobe Talbott, influential US opinion leader and Secretary of State under Bill Clinton’s presidency, declared urbi et orbi the coming triumph of a world government, driven by “a global authority”, alias global governance. On 20 July 1992, he wrote in Time Magazine: “Within the next hundred years, nationality as we know it will become obsolete; all states will recognise a single global authority.” Should we worry about such a development? Not at all! Thus answered the powerful Western opinion leader. For, as he explained, all states were “social conventions”, “adaptations to changing circumstances”; and he added, “no matter how permanent and even sacred” they seemed to be at a given time, they were all “artificial and temporary”. A more subtle declaration of war against the sovereign nation-states, indeed against all national communities and identities and generally against the peoples as such, can hardly be imagined. The current and ever-intensifying war of the so-called new world order against the nations, which has been going on since 1991, since the epochal “Fall” of 24 March 1999 (ie since the beginning of the violent and pirate military attack of the supra-national ruling elite against Serbia) runs on three fronts:

  • on the political front: see the frontal attack on the basic principle of national sovereignty, which, historically speaking, is a great achievement of European – and even human – civilisation, symbol for and at the same time birthplace of freedom, democracy and the social state. This achievement today remains a security belt of all nations considering the threat of post-national, planetary imperialism.
  • on the economic front: keyword globalisation, which is actually a new edition of the internationalised capitalism of the time just before the First World War, this time in the appearance of a post-Ford casino capitalism, a predatory capitalism or turbo-capitalism, as the former German chancellors Helmut Schmidt and Gerhard Schröder used to call it.
  • on the cultural and ideological front: see the ongoing, systematic de-construction, indeed the co-ordination of shared values and traditions, geocultural and ethnocultural identities, common memories, national languages, symbols and rituals, as well as the attempt of the supra-national elite to impose the norms and behavioral patterns of so-called global governance on all peoples.

Obviously, this term is merely a fashionable, and sophistical word-construction in the Orwellian style for post-and supranational global totalitarianism.    •
(Translation Current Concerns)