The concept of traditional political divides such as left-versus-right and socialism-versus-capitalism is becoming increasingly irrelevant. These age-old classifications are failing to capture the complexities of modern politics and public sentiment.
Globalism refers to the ideology that advocates for internationalism, open borders, and global governance, often prioritising global interests over national or local concerns.
Localism, on the other hand, emphasises the importance of local communities, national interests, and self-governance, often resisting the influence of global institutions and policies.
A new paradigm is emerging that categorises people and ideologies along the lines of globalism and localism.
Establishment leaders from both sides of the political spectrum are showing a surprising alignment on issues that fall under the globalist agenda. This includes advocating for internationalism, open borders, and global governance.
I suspect that the localism-versus-globalism divide offers a more accurate and insightful framework for understanding these complexities. It captures the essence of the ideological battles being fought today, or as Thierry Baudet describes it, mega-trends.