Globalism is threatening not only the small to mid-sized enterprises, but also freedom and democracy

by Prof. Dr Eberhard Hamer

In many media the political battle order is beginning to shift more and more. Whereas in former times the left = good and the right = bad, i.e. politics of socialism and redistribution were conducted against traditionalists and the affluent middle classes, this ideological contradiction has largely been dissolved by the fact that the “rightwing” bourgeois parties and the leftwing socialist parties have become more and more aligned, not only in Germany, so that there are, for example, hardly any ideological differences between Merkel’s CDU and the SPD. “In the meantime, the “right” has been defamed to such an extent that no one wants to be politically “right” any more, so that all parties commit themselves to the same policy – to varying degrees.
In return, in the last few years have emerged the new political ideology of globalisation, a globally open “society”, propagated worldwide by the Soros Foundations with 34 billion US dollars, and the famous four freedoms of globalisers: free movement of capital, free movement of goods and services and free movement of labour.
Even as the EU was founded at the beginning of the 1990s, the focus was above all on a common euro zone with free movement of capital throughout Europe and the abolition of customs duties and trade barriers to enable free movement of goods, which was then, at the beginning of this millennium, supplemented by an extensive free momement of services. The last goals still to be brought about are the free movement of labour and of social systems, and today this is the focus of the globalisers’ struggle against those who cling to the sovereign, democratic and social constitutional state and are therefore being insulted as “populists”.
From the outset, the European Union has been a project of the Atlantic Financial Syndicate. The long-standing presidential advisor Brzezinski, in particular, consistently and urgently repeated in the USA, that USA world domination and the dollar empire could only be secured if the USA also dominated Europe. To this end, the USA must above all maintain the central state in Europe - Germany - in the colonial status created since the end of the war. A merger of the European countries with a central Politburo consisting of commissioners not elected but appointed would be easier for the US to control than 27 member states, especially so since the US had also integrated these states into NATO, which it controlled.
So EU-Europe has always been a project of the elites, never of the citizens. That is why from the very beginning EU-Europe was meant to be centralistic and anti-democratic, in order to dissolve the nations into a central state – as it was then formulated in the Treaty of Lisbon, and as it is advocated by almost all European transatlanticists today.
EU-Europe being a project of the elites means that it has been established in favour of the financial syndicate and the corporations. This was shown in the euro crisis, when European citizens had to raise 600 billion euros in order to save the financial syndicate banks which had gambled themselves into ruin.
This can also be seen in the assumption of state debts – 2.6 trillion euros – by the European Central Bank ECB, in the growth of the Target debt with a further trillion euros and the zero interest rate policy, which has so far cost German savers alone 60 billion euros.
By its globalisation policy in the world and in Europe, the World Finance Syndicate serves itself, big business and the dollar empire, but it does not serve the peoples, citizens and voters, at whose expense the financial elite is shamelessly enriching itself.
The European Union and the euro have been sold to the citizens of Europe as a “peace programme”. And yet, it is not even true that countries bound by treaties and subject to NATO can no longer wage war against each other – see the conflict between Greece and Turkey, which has been smouldering for decades.
Free movement of goods and services alone – only hampered by excessive central regulations, was still bearable for SMEs and citizens. The media, controlled by the world financial syndicate, deliberately concealed the fact that free movement of capital was abused by financial syndicate banks to create the largest state debt bondage in history and also for enormous quantities of lazy financial products, for example derivatives; or they sold this fact as “solidarity without alternatives” – as in the case of the purported rescue of the euro and of Greece.
In fact, these financial manipulations have taken place at the expense of the citizens and small and medium-sized enterprises, but in most cases not yet obviously so, but rather as explosive devices which will burst only in the future. Thus, through the unrestrained increase of money by the central banks, the middle class has, together with the rest of the economy, experienced an illusory boom, in which it also has become stronger and more prosperous. Never before has the middle class been as numerous as today – 47 per cent of the population –, never before has it been so well off economically, but never before has it been so shamelessly exploited with taxes and social security contributions for corporate subsidies and social benefits as it is today (over 60 per cent). Never before has the middle class been so strongly politically manipulated as it is today, so that it has not only accepted its own exploitation through zero interest, euro debt liability and rescue, payments for gambling banks and over-indebted countries, etc., but has also confirmed all this politically by re-electing the perpetrators.
This centre of society was traditionally also a representative of the so-called Prussian virtues of self-responsibility and of joint responsibility for all the people. It is not only democracy that arose from this middle class, but also, 150 years ago, the national idea, a mutual responsibility among each other, assigned by way of the family, the parishes and municipalities, and a single people with a common culture, language and faith. This was the common basic idea of all democratic structures, namely self-determination in self-responsibility for the people.
This self-responsibility has always been the core characteristic of the middle class. In this respect, democracy has always been won by the middle class and democracy has always only been alive as long as this middle class was strong enough to support it.
There is not only a divide, but also a dichotomy, between medium-sized businesses and global finance and global corporations: medium-sized businesses are down-to-earth, national, and intergrated in the people. Personnel companies are companies run by people with people for people.
Capital, on the other hand, has no home and no loyalty. For corporations, employees are ultimately only production factors.
In this sense, the struggle of global finance and international corporations for globalisation is logically a struggle against the sovereignty of peoples, against their idiosyncrasies, against all national mentalities and institutions that limit global claim to power that is “liberated” from all rules.
This contrast can best be seen by comparing England and Switzerland. In England, international capital rules economically, socially and politically – and tax-free in the City of London. In Switzerland, on the other hand, citizens have reserved direct democratic participation and rights of decision-making for themselves. England is governed and exploited by high finance, while in Switzerland the will of the citizens is the last resort, also concerning capital.
England is global capitalist, Switzerland direct-democratic.
We in Germany and Europe are also in the middle of this conflict. The pious dream of true democracy that we dreamed of after the war has flown ever further away. We are increasingly centrally governed, controlled, managed, and incapacitated. The fact that the critics of this de-democratisation are now being insulted as populists and thus discredited shows that the ruling streams of media and public opinion have already been programmed in an anti-democratic way.
Take Macron, for example: when the traditional parties in France were threatened with losing out to the national Le Pen movement, the Anglo-Saxon high finance department stylised, by bribing media and politics with billions, one of its Goldman Sachs employees into the new saviour of France and so bought him his way into political responsibility.  In return, he promptly provided international high finance with tax gifts. The plan for which he was appointed is to recapitalise the gambling French high finance banks with European money by transferring the financial sovereignty of all euro countries to the EU central office with a separate EU finance minister, in other words, to practically introduce European financial dictatorship instead of a decentralised financial sovereignty.
This centralisation of financial sovereignty from the states to the EU level would mean that it would become possible to offset the debts of the gambling banks and of bankrupt states against Germany’s assets – much to the advantage of the gambling high finance banks and the over-indebted southern European countries, but at the expense of Germany, of its economy and its taxpayers.
The winners, however, will not only be the debtor states and banks, but above all the high finance sector as a whole, which, with a new debt orgy based on the EU’s total debt development, will gain another 10 years’ time to continue its credit-debt slavery system across Europe.
Thus global capital buys power in Europe as well as in the world, shapes financial policy to its advantage and to the disadvantage of nations, of democracy and the hard-working middle class, which ultimately has to pay for the financial and tax advantages of international high finance.    •

(Translation Current Concerns)