Globalizm - w stronę totalitaryzmu i utopii
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citation: Annales Academiae Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. 35, Studia Sociologica 1 (2006), s. -90
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One could venture the argument that globalism is a contemporary variation of the totalitarian ideology which defines the sense of political, economic and business activities. The common attribute of all variants of totalitarianism was, and is, territorial expansion, and extermination of people who are racially and culturally, or politically and biologically inferior. Contemporary globalism seems to be the inheritor of that tendency, adequately modified and adapted to the new status quo. Globalism proposes a new division of the world, which depends less on the demographic or military potential, but more on the economic potential and scientific and technological advancement. Tearing down the old barriers, globalism is building new ones. It divides the world into the cosmopolitan metropolises located in the states with highly developed economy and stable political system, and the semi-peripheral states located between those metropolises and the dispersed peripheries overwhelmed by stagnation and shortage - working to the benefit of the world centres. That leads to modern forms of colonialism. Kant condemned colonialism already in the 18th century. The solutions proposed by globalism are basically reminiscent of a utopia, which formulates recipes for overcoming at least some of the social and political problems in the world (e.g. violence, lack of peace and stability, injustice, hunger in some parts of the world). The utopian nature of globalism is a result of the assumption that thanks to suitable measures, it will be possible to remodel a human being in such a way that it suits the new system, i.e. that it rejects all of the old norms to which it used to conform, all of the habits and beliefs which could lead to new contradictions spoiling the perfection of the “new world”. The ideology of globalism treats the human individual as a model which can be formed in an infinitely free and permanent way.