Think Tank Complains That Coronavirus Is Bad For Globalism. No, Really.

(Tea Party 247) – Coronavirus is bad for business, if you’re a member of the global elite.

The founder of a globalist think tank has penned a piece for Foreign Policy magazine in which he complained that the global Covid-19 pandemic is, sadly, “killing globalization as we know it.”

What a shame!

Philippe Legrain, the founder of the Open Political Economy Network (OPEN) laments that the spread of the virus “has been a gift to nativist nationalists and protectionists.”

Almost as if being a protectionist and nationalist is a good thing for protecting the citizens of any given country from global threats, right?

Gee. Imagine that.

Legrain asserts that coronavirus could be “the nail in the coffin for the current era of globalization” as it has successfully “highlighted the downsides of extensive international integration while fanning fears of foreigners and providing legitimacy for national restrictions on global trade and flows of people.”

He adds that the crisis could leave a lasting negative impact on America’s reliance on international supply chains and provide “political fodder for nationalists who favor greater protectionism and immigration controls.”

“The coronavirus crisis threatens to usher in a less globalized world,” concludes Legrain. “Once the pandemic and panic abate, those who believe that openness to people and products from around the world is generally a good thing will need to make the case for it in fresh and persuasive ways.”

Summit News notes:

Foreign Policy is published by The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company) and has a distinctly globalist bias.

Legrain’s point that coronavirus has provided legitimacy for restrictions of flows of people is borne out by the fact that countries like Russia and Singapore, which imposed strong border controls to stop COVID-19 back in January, have largely escaped the worst of pandemic.

Conservative icon Pat Buchanan also recently highlighted how coronavirus has served to expose the weaknesses of globalization.

“It may one day be said that the coronavirus delivered the deathblow to the New World Order, to a half-century of globalization and to the era of interdependence of the world’s great nations,” he wrote.

20 COMMENTS

  1. The only reason there was no panic or concern with SARS and H1N1, is because Obama was in the White House. The media kept everything low key.

  2. There was zero concern about outbreaks of the previous coronavirus strains As Donald Trump was NOT President at those times. The maniacal Democrat-controlled Major Mass Media has created this ‘Pandemic Scare’ in order to crash the U.S. economy in the hopes that President Trump will be blamed for the crash and as a result, will NOT be re-elected. None of the many Democrat attempts to date have been successful at stopping The Trump Train, so now they are willing to sacrifice our country’s well being in order to win!!!

  3. if china has the medicine for the coronavirus why are they not using it for their own people.the regular flu has killed 16,000 in the usa and the coronavirus deaths are no where even close to that. if people would use common sense and realize that the fake news is trying to instill fear and panic into the people and it’s working. the russian hoax didn’t work, impeachment didn’t work and now we have the coronavirus and the fake news is selling that like candy and people are buying it. the coronavirus is nothing new read the back of a can of lysol.

  4. Greetings Kay, very well stated! It would seem the Democomm’s and the N.W.O. agenda is being exposed along with the victims of the Chinese disease. Sadly we are already seeing the Democomm propaganda horns already sounding the all too familiar notes of disinformation and spin. We see full well (as always) the total lack of reverence for life of the Democomm N.W.O. So too it is no surprise at all considering the source of the present epidemic. In reference to the term “epidemic” that would reflect medical, cultural and political pestilence in a systematic sense.

    • Not really sure God had a hand on this. A virus stolen from a biolab in Winnipeg made it a bioweapon in a Wuhan biolab and escaped or released while officials blamed a wet market nearby, sounds to me more like Satan’s work.
      Illuminati and Globalists ARE Satan’s soldiers, but don’t underestimate their commander! Divide and conquer is a very successful strategy. Why bother to take all Planet at once when you can take it piece by piece?…

  5. The swine flue,also known as swine influenza, came and gone, left a high death rate in its wake and nothing was really done. We didn’t have the political hysteria that we have with the coronavirus. There are 7 different strains of the coronavirus, the last 3 are harder on the respiratory system. than the previous 4. The projected death rate is .7% higher than the flue. Not much. Hepatitis and influenza are far more deadly and take out far more people every year. Where is the panic over that. With the flues and coronavirus what causes death is pneumonia. The last three coronavirus MERS-CoV ( middle east respiratory syndrome) SARS-CoV ( severe acute respiratory syndrome and SARS-CoV-2 also known as COVID-19. As they indicate are a little harder on the respiratory system which increases the chances of getting pneumonia. What they are not telling us is we had at least 4 strains of coronavirus in this country for years. I would not wish this death upon anyone, it is personal to me, because I lost my sister to pneumonia. To shut a nation or businesses down because somebody might get it, is nothing more than Political Hysteria.

    • The Covid-19 is something new and the Media jumped on it to boost their ratings. Trump was right Make America Great Again. He made us energy independent, was working on bringing back manufacturing jobs and forcing companies to diversity their supply chain, and not be dependent on China. He is working to secure our border and regulating who comes to this country to benefit the American Citizens. The liberals, open borders and the media all want Trump gone and this is one more thing they are trying.

  6. NOW OPEN! Enrollment in American Nationalism 101, a unique lecture series required for a fundamental understanding and acceptance of the role of nationalism in the USA 🇺🇸 today, tomorrow, and for the foreseeable future!

  7. DJT has been complaining that we have too many essential drugs and other products made outside our country and this could be a problem. Well, it has become a problem. We may have to pay more for some things we buy, BUT they will have a “Made in America” tag. China can make our kazoos and hula hoops, but not our antibiotics.

    • Unfortunately, thanks to corporatofascism ruling the economy of this country, China makes our antibiotics, India makes our face masks, and Vietnam makes our T-shirts. Don’t let me go to tires made in Mexico and auto parts made in Thailand and Philippines.
      Greed for a penny got us in this situation. For God’s sake! We won WWII fighting on two fronts AND supporting Soviet Union against Hitler, just by our grandparents did inside this country! I’m more than sure we can do it again! If Switzerland or Canada can be self sufficient why we, who pretend to be the greatest nation on Earth, cannot?!…

  8. Globalism really means searching out the cheapest labor (highest cost of production) to attain the biggest profit margin for a few people at the expense of the home labor market. Where is the “kumbaya” in that plan?

  9. China is threatening to cut off coronavirus meds to the US. Seriously, why would we buy anything from them knowing this. Time to start making US products again.

    Never depend on a potential enemy for anything.

    • POTENTIAL enemy?? What planet are you from!!!??

      Since the communists took over after WWII, China has been at the TOP of the list of our ENEMIES. Right alongside the former Soviet Union now Russia. Don’t EVER believe anything else – cause it’s a LIE.

      Peace through strength. Believe but verify. Thank you RR!!

    • Bad new for you! THEY ARE NO MEDS for corona virus!… Yet! And they will not gonna come out of China!

  10. Ain’t that a bummer? Not. They are just now figuring out that open borders are an open invitation to spreading diseases from one nation to another? I figured that out years ago. There wouldn’t be a world wide pandemic as bad as this if borders were secured and people vetted prior to entering for diseases, criminals and terrorist but idiots like the democrats just don’t care as long as they can promote their agendas.

    • They have known for a long time that illegal immigrants bring in diseases, but that doesn’t fit the narrative. This one is a ‘new’ disease they can use to scare everyone into submission. Now with all the states declaring a state of emergency, we will be under Marshall law in no time. I have quit paying attention to the counts because I was reading drastically different numbers of cases and deaths…..and I say drastically because one day I read 4 different numbers…22, 24, 27 and 25…in that order. Any death is sad, but we have shut down our world for this? Where was this concern with SARS and H1N1?

    • To Connie… Marshall law was aimed at reconstruction of Germany after WWII. I suppose you wanted to say martial law. And about that you were right! Practically since yesterday, Friday, March 13th, we are under some kind of mild martial law!
      I just don’t want to see it getting tougher…

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