Numerous global leaders decried nationalism that is undoing the global world order at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Globalist leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Indian PM Narendra Modi, and Brazilian President Michel Temer railed against nationalism, populism, and “protectionism” during the summit.
When asked about the rise of nationalism in Europe, Merkel called it a “poison.”
“I hope it is not going to grow, but it is a poison,” she said Wednesday.
“Germany wishes to be a country that lends its contribution in the future to solve the problems of the world together, we think that shutting ourselves off and isolating ourselves will not lead us into a good future. Protectionism is not the proper answer.”
— CNNMoney (@CNNMoney) January 24, 2018
The globalists don’t want “protectionism” because it’s just another way for nations to exercise their national sovereignty against “globalization.”
“Let us not be naive…globalization is going through a major crisis,” Macron told the audience at the WEF.
“Everything is being fragmented. We have societies made up of nomads. There are more and more people who think getting out of globalization is the right option,” he added.
— CNBC International (@CNBCi) January 24, 2018
This rhetoric is nothing less than veiled language against nationalism, self-determination, and national sovereignty.
“We know all too well that we live in a world where isolation trends are gaining ground, however, we all know that protectionism is not a solution,” said Temer, who has a 6% approval rating in Brazil.
.@MichelTemer anuncia que Brasil ha solicitado la entrada en la OCDE. Afirma que el proteccionismo o el aislacionismo no es una solución. Muestra su apoyo a un orden internacional basado en normas y la OMC y su compromiso con el Acuerdo de París #wef18 #Temer pic.twitter.com/BWjajRKi1B
— WEF en Español (@WEF_ES) January 24, 2018
India’s Prime Minister even claimed protectionism is worse than terrorism.
“Forces of protectionism are raising their heads against globalization, their intention is not only to avoid globalization themselves but they also want to reverse its natural flow,” Modi said. “Many countries are becoming inward focused and globalization is shrinking and such tendencies can’t be considered lesser risk than terrorism or climate change.”
— World Economic Forum (@wef) January 24, 2018
It’s worth noting that Macron, Merkel, and UK PM Theresa May all have worse favorability ratings than Trump, according to a poll analysis.