The New American
by Alex Newman
In his second speech to the United Nations, President Donald Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to globalism and “global governance,” calling on responsible nations everywhere to defend their national sovereignty from all attacks. The U.S. president also ridiculed key globalist institutions such as the disgraced UN “Human Rights Council” and the Orwellian “International Criminal Court.” Instead of globalism, Trump called for patriotism. Instead of global governance, he touted unique nations protecting their own cultures, traditions, and sovereignty. Obviously, the globalists and tyrants in the room were not amused. Some even laughed out loud, literally. But if Trump plays his cards right, he and the American people will have the last laugh.
After blasting various globalist institutions and schemes, including UN bureaucracies and the mass migration agenda, Trump got to the point. “America is governed by Americans,” he said. “We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism.” Trump gave a powerful nod to nations, too, noting that everyone in the room was the emissary of a “distinct culture, a rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on Earth.” That is why “America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination,” he said, vowing that the United States would respect the right of all nations to pursue their destiny without telling them how to “live or work or worship.”
“We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return,” he said.
Trump profusely praised patriotism — and the concept of nationhood itself — as one of the foundations for progress, peace, freedom, magnificent art, scientific breakthroughs, and prosperity. “The whole world is richer, humanity is better, because of this beautiful constellation of nations, each very special, each very unique, and each shining brightly in its part of the world,” the president explained in a dramatic contrast to his predecessors globalist rhetoric. “Sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived, democracy has ever endured, or peace has ever prospered. And so we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all.”
Urging other nations to pursue their own unique futures, Trump also outlined a powerful vision for America among the constellation of nations. “As for Americans, we know what kind of future we want for ourselves. We know what kind of a nation America must always be,” he said. “In America, we believe in the majesty of freedom and the dignity of the individual. We believe in self-government and the rule of law. And we prize the culture that sustains our liberty -– a culture built on strong families, deep faith, and fierce independence. We celebrate our heroes, we treasure our traditions, and above all, we love our country.”
But beyond globalism, there are other threats to national independence, too, Trump warned. “Around the world, responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty not just from global governance, but also from other, new forms of coercion and domination,” Trump continued. At the top of his list was energy, a jab at the stranglehold that Moscow has acquired over certain European nations — “former” communist Angela Merkel’s Germany in particular — due to their dependence on Russian oil. “In America, we believe strongly in energy security for ourselves and for our allies,” he said, adding that America was now the largest energy producer and was ready to export those resources. Trump also blasted OPEC for “ripping off the rest of the world.”
Among other accomplishments, Trump celebrated concrete actions taken by the U.S. government in defense of American sovereignty since he took office. For instance, speaking of the dictator-dominated UN “Human Rights Council,” which is literally made up of mostly tyrants and Third World autocrats, Trump said it was a “grave embarrassment to this institution, shielding egregious human rights abusers while bashing America and its many friends.” It refused any reforms despite repeated warnings, he said. And so, the United States took what Trump described as the “only responsible course”: “We withdrew from the Human Rights Council.”
The U.S. president also lambasted the self-styled “International Criminal Court,” saying the U.S. government would provide no support or recognition to the body. “As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority,” he said. “The ICC claims near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country, violating all principles of justice, fairness, and due process. We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy.” The U.S. government has never ratified the agreements creating the global kangaroo court, and yet it continues to pretend like it can put Americans on trial. In recent weeks, the administration warned that any effort to prosecute an American in the discredited “court” would be met with firm resistance, including criminal prosecution and sanctions against all involved.
Going a step further, the president blasted some of the crucial mechanisms used by the Deep State to advance its globalist agenda. On the mass importation of Islamic immigrants into the West by the UN under the guise of humanitarianism, for example, Trump highlighted an alternative long touted by genuine humanitarians and critics of open borders. “I commend the people of Jordan and other neighboring countries for hosting refugees from this very brutal civil war,” Trump said, referring to the ongoing war in Syria. “As we see in Jordan, the most compassionate policy is to place refugees as close to their homes as possible to ease their eventual return to be part of the rebuilding process. This approach also stretches finite resources to help far more people, increasing the impact of every dollar spent.” Estimates suggest it costs 20 to 50 times more to “re-settle” a refugee in America or Western Europe than to keep him or her close by.
On the massive illegal immigration swamping the United States and Europe — a key vehicle that even national leaders have said is aimed at undermining nationhood and national identity — Trump also spoke out, calling “uncontrolled migration” a threat to national sovereignty, security, and prosperity. “We recognize the right of every nation in this room to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests, just as we ask other countries to respect our own right to do the same — which we are doing,” he said, adding that the U.S. government would not participate in the UN’s new “Global Compact on Migration” that aims to globalize migration policy and flood the West with endless numbers of migrants. “Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens.”
Pointing to the imploding and brutal socialist regime enslaving Venezuela and its murderous Cuban sponsors — some two million victims have already been forced to flee the starving but oil-rich nation — Trump also slammed statism, socialism, and communism as a threat to everything decent and good. “Virtually everywhere socialism or communism has been tried, it has produced suffering, corruption, and decay,” Trump warned, calling on the nations of the world to condemn Venezuela’s oppressive rulers. “Socialism’s thirst for power leads to expansion, incursion, and oppression. All nations of the world should resist socialism and the misery that it brings to everyone.”
On trade policy, Trump vowed that globalist “free trade” agreements would no longer be allowed to continue facilitating the looting of America. Blasting “discredited ideologies,” Trump said America would support fair and reciprocal trade. “The United States will not be taken advantage of any longer,” he warned assembled government leaders. “For decades, the United States opened its economy — the largest, by far, on Earth — with few conditions…. Yet, other countries did not grant us fair and reciprocal access to their markets in return. Even worse, some countries abused their openness to dump their products, subsidize their goods, target our industries, and manipulate their currencies to gain unfair advantage over our country. As a result, our trade deficit ballooned to nearly $800 billion a year. For this reason, we are systematically renegotiating broken and bad trade deals.” He touted the new U.S.-Mexico trade deal and the South Korea-U.S. deal as examples.
Trump took direct aim at the communist Chinese regime’s “trade” machinations, too. “Countries were admitted to the World Trade Organization that violate every single principle on which the organization is based,” he said. “While the United States and many other nations play by the rules, these countries use government-run industrial planning and state-owned enterprises to rig the system in their favor. They engage in relentless product dumping, forced technology transfer, and the theft of intellectual property. The United States lost over 3 million manufacturing jobs, nearly a quarter of all steel jobs, and 60,000 factories after China joined the WTO. And we have racked up $13 trillion in trade deficits over the last two decades.”
“But those days are over,” Trump said. “We will no longer tolerate such abuse. We will not allow our workers to be victimized, our companies to be cheated, and our wealth to be plundered and transferred. America will never apologize for protecting its citizens.” As part of that, Trump spoke of massive new tariffs he is imposing on Chinese imports, saying, “China’s market distortions and the way they deal cannot be tolerated.” Among the measures being implemented are stronger controls over threats to national security from foreign investment in sensitive industries and sectors. In recent months, Trump has also threatened to blow up the architecture of globalist “free trade,” too, although so far those threats have not materialized in reality.
However, for whatever reason, the president also gave several subtle nods to globalism. For instance, he spoke of working with the “Gulf Cooperation Council,” an emerging European Union-style regime on the Arabian peninsula that fits neatly into the Henry “New World Order” Kissinger vision of globalist regional governments merging into a global order. Trump also praised the alleged UN work that supposedly helps people “build better lives,” as if other organizations or churches could not do far better for a fraction of the cost. But despite that, Trump vowed to keep working to change the way UN contributions are assessed. He said he would work toward a “voluntary” system of contributions rather than “assessed” ones so that the U.S. government can “target American resources to the programs with the best record of success.” He did not specify which programs those might be.
On the wars and neoconservatism, his speech likely left something to be desired for non-interventionists, as well. Speaking of Syria, he called for the “the United Nations-led peace process be reinvigorated.” And he threatened to intervene in Syria if Assad used chemical weapons, despite massive amounts of evidence showing the previous attacks were likely false flags orchestrated by globalist-backed al-Qaeda forces waging war on the Assad regime. Finally, Trump sounded like he was being persuaded to bang the war drums against Iran again, suggesting neoconservative John Bolton, a member of the global government-peddling Council on Foreign Relations who now serves as Trump’s National Security Advisor, played a large role in writing parts of the speech.
But Trump concluded his speech much like it began — with a rousing defense of sovereignty and nationhood, as well as a call for nations and peoples to be thankful to God. “So together, let us choose a future of patriotism, prosperity, and pride,” he said. “Let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat. And let us come here to this place to stand for our people and their nations, forever strong, forever sovereign, forever just, and forever thankful for the grace and the goodness and the glory of God. Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the nations of the world.”
Obviously, globalists everywhere — especially within the establishment media and the within the globalist institutions of “global governance” at the UN and beyond — were furious with the speech. Some could barely contain their rage. Others acted as if it was a joke, with some attendees at the speech actually laughing when Trump touted his administration’s accomplishments. But regardless of what globalists and the establishment want, elections and opinion polls around the world show that patriotism is rising as globalism becomes increasingly toxic and discredited with the people. Americans and all those who value liberty must remain active to build on the momentum.
Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is based in Europe but has lived all over the world. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU or on Facebook. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.