Cosmopolitanism elite losing power? Hardly

From Quillette The Poverty of Cosmopolitan Historicism:

Cosmopolitanism hasn’t been confined to the academic ivory tower, however, but has exercised considerable influence in key policymaking circles as well. A year after the Berlin Wall fell, George H.W. Bush declared to the United Nations that he envisioned “a world of open borders, open trade and, most importantly, open minds”. His successor Bill Clinton was in thrall to similar ideas, arguing that globalization “is the economic equivalent of a force of nature”. George W. Bush went on to celebrate this force of nature as a “triumph of human liberty stretching across national borders”, and Barack Obama later solemnly declared that “given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail.” Then came Donald Trump, who proclaimed himself elected to “represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris”, and whose election dealt a mortal blow to the idea that our epoch is a cosmopolitan end of history.

Dealt a blow? lol not really. The elite don’t have much to worry about. The only difference is that Trump conveys such anti-globalist sentiment but is unable or unwilling to do anything about it, whereas the other politicians wear their globalism on their sleeve. Since the election, as measured by the rise of China and China’s continued strengthening of diplomatic and economic ties with America [1] (in contrast to the anti-China rhetoric during the campaign), the growing strength of Silicon Valley and major tech companies that were supposed to be hurt by Trump’s policies, the booming stock market, and strong US economy–the status quo and the America-China economic and foreign policy hegemony is stronger than ever, as I predicted in December 2016 it would be.

Due to sex scandals and declining ticket and album sales, the low & medium-IQ Hollywood and music elite have lost power, but that was their own undoing and had nothing to do with Trump. The NFL elite have lost power, partially due to Trump. But the high-IQ financial and tech elite, however, are stronger than ever.

From No paradigm shifts or changes to status quo:

And same for America’s economic and foreign policy hegemony, which has only become stronger as of 2008, and a far cry from the ‘post-America’ era many on the left in 2008-2009 had hoped for. As more evidence of the strengthening of the American hegemony, the entire world is transfixed on Trump. You go anywhere in the world and all the newspapers and TVs are talking about Trump…that just goes to show important American politics and policy still are. When Trump was elected, it wasn’t just a national event, but it was the biggest international event, too.

The trends that were in place as far back as 2009-2013 have only accelerated, and I predict they will continue that way for years to come. Love it or hate, America’s elite (but not the global elite) have done very well thus far under a Trump presidency as Europe and the rest of the world (except for China), including Russia, plays a smaller role in the overall global economic picture. Trump’s win was supposed to be good for Russia, said the media (both conservative media and liberal media), but Russia’s stock market has lagged the S&P 500 since Trump’s win.

[1] In 2016, the left predicted Trump’s win would hurt foreign and diplomatic relations. I predicted the opposite, and was correct again. There is no evidence of deterioration of relations under Trump, and all of Trump’s meetings with foreign leaders, such as with Merkel, Putin, Saudi Prince Alwaleed, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, Chinese President Xi Jinping, etc., have gone without a hitch and in his most recent visit to China, negotiated the release of two American shoplifters [I would have let them stay to send a message to parents and Americans that if you do the crime, you do the time, but it’s evidence of how China-America relations have strengthened under Trump]. Trump may be tactless at times, but he’s not the buffoon the left thinks/hopes he is.

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