Using the title of that famous book by Robert Hugh Benson, I give the link to Globalism Is “Demonic,” Theologians Say.
I find it difficult to give an independent opinion on the threat of globalism, except that it makes me very afraid – the prospect of concentrating the entire world into the hands of a single Führer or group of oligarchs. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Fear those who can destroy not only our bodies but also our souls! This has always been the ambition of the principalities and powers of which St Paul warns us – those of the Antichrist, the Devil and all the other names found in the Scriptures, tradition and other religions and philosophies.
It is perhaps the first time in history that globalism looks like becoming a reality, except for the increasing call by the people: Wachet auf! Wake up! We are in great danger, but being aware of it is half the battle. It is not as invincible as it thinks it is. Hitler tried it and came a cropper, and Communism melted down in 1989. Exorcists are often amazed about how blinded by pride demons are, and how they are beaten by the power of Christ and divine light.
I won’t go into all the considerations of conspiracy theories, alternative news and present-day polemics surrounding the election of Mr Trump in America. There’s plenty in the article to which I linked and elsewhere on the internet.
I don’t know whether Pope Francis goes along with this, hoping to evangelise globalism to bring about the one true Church along Jesuit and Ultramontanist lines. Cujus rex ejus religio. Perhaps Francis is dealing with the globalist ideology like John Paul II worked with Communism to rot it away from within with a philosophy of resilience and personalism. With some of the asinine sayings I have read in the past few days, I see little in the way of gravitas and the dignity of the office in this Pope. Some would even say that the Pope is the Antichrist – the old line from fundamentalist Protestants since the days of the Reformation.
There are to sides. One is the issue of immigration. I as a white Englishman would have the usual hoops to jump through if I wanted to live in America, Canada, India or anywhere else outside the EU. Why should I not be allowed to live anywhere I want if I can earn my own living and not sponge off their welfare state? Double standards? Should we have borders (or filtering borders) or not? Should we have to pay for the upkeep of all comers, whether or not they can or will work?
Do we have the right to our culture and identity, or do we all have to acculturate to Islamic culture and leave behind all we have inherited from Christian civilisation and the Enlightenment? This is the issue of multi-culturalism. I leave the reader to decide what he finds most convincing. The real issue does not seem to be radical Islam or terrorism, but world government, surveillance and absolute policing. It is a question of civilisation or what little is left of it. We live at the brink of something like the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of an invisible world empire, one designed to destroy in the same way as Nazism. Hitler was born a hundred years too soon!
I do believe that globalism is evil. No human system is perfect, but not all are designed to violate every principle of God and man. I am naturally concerned about the nationalist temptation. In the end, we just have to get on with life, aware but trusting in God…