TRANSNATIONAL PROGRESSIVISM'S SOCIAL BASE: A POST-NATIONAL INTELLIGENTSIA The social base of transnational progressivism constitutes a rising postnational intelligentsia (international law professors, NGO activists, foundation officers, UN bureaucrats, EU administrators, corporate executives, and politicians.) When social movements such as "transnationalism" and "global governance" are depicted as the result of social forces or the movement of history, a certain impersonal inevitability is implied. However, in the twentieth century the Bolshevik Revolution, the National Socialist revolution, the New Deal, the Reagan Revolution, the Gaullist national reconstruction in France, and the creation of the EU were not inevitable, but were the result of the exercise of political will by elites.
Similarly, transnationalism, multiculturalism, and global governance, like "diversity," are ideological tools championed by activist elites, not impersonal forces of history. The success or failure of these values-laden concepts will ultimately depend upon the political will and effectiveness of these elites.
Both realists and neoconservatives have argued that some EU, UN, and NGO thinking threatens to limit both American democracy at home and American power overseas. As Jeanne Kirkpatrick puts it, "foreign governments and their leaders, and more than a few activists here at home, seek to constrain and control American power by means of elaborate multilateral processes, global arrangements, and UN treaties that limit both our capacity to govern ourselves and act abroad."
This seems very plausible and makes the picture bigger. This works well with Victor David Hansen and John O'Sullivan's works. I have heard Krathhammer use the Gulliver metaphor as well as O'Sullivan.
they will have to pry the launch pickle from my cold dead hand...
"The ECJ even struck down a British law on corporal punishment, declaring that parental spanking is internationally recognized as an abuse of human rights."
Sounds like a group we kicked out of Afganistan...
It all smacks of "fascism creep" to me. If we are not vigilant, one day the world will wake up and find itself entirely under the control of these unelected Transnational Progressive Fascists.
What is it with the Europeans and their poisonous, collectivist ideologies? All of their political movements trend away from individual liberty, always. What is their major malfunction? Why do they never learn from their lessons?
PS - Kerry is a Transnational Progressivist.
It is very real, it is international, and Free Republic and the American nation is center stage.