Localism clashes with globalism in Catalonia

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The narrative of history reveals that once a major movement of people is manifested for change, it is difficult to suppress without heavy bloodshed.

On 1st October 2017 the people of Catalonia in Spain will participate in a referendum to split from Spain.  The government of Spain has taken action to crush the referendum by closing down websites, seizing ballot boxes, arresting officials and destroying anything promoting the referendum.

The situation in Catalonia echos the global paradigm where local people desire control over their community against centralist and globalist interests.  Many people, including myself, are disturbed that in a modern-day Europe the sort of tyrannical actions worthy of Franco or Hitler has emerged to crush supporters of localism and community in Spain.

The recent strong showing of the right in Germany that weakened the globalist champion Angela Merkel again manifests that people desire control over their own local affairs, and a rejection of globalism.

The efforts of Madrid to crush the desire of local people to vote on their own future is more likely to create a strong movement for independence, an insurgency, and even a civil war.

This writer is a strong supporter of localism and community, be it the people of Hampstead in London or Catalonia, and it is hoped the strength of a community will prove stronger than those forces that wage war against it.

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Localism first in Satanism

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The future in Satanism and society is local not global.

It is great to see that Left Hand Path (LHP) organisations have been moving away from centralist power structures towards localised self-organised branches, those including Satanic Temple, Satanic International Network and Assembly of Light Bearers.  Centralist groups such as Church of Satan, controlled by a select few individuals are increasingly an irrelevant relic of the past for the new generations of LHPers that now identify with the LHP.

 

 

Society is moving towards a focus on local rather than global

Satanism reflects a paradigm change in society as a whole where people are becoming focussed away from globalist ideas towards localised ones.  Strong leaders have emerged such as Putin of Russia and Trump of USA who have stuck two fingers up at globalism, and place their own nations first.

I am hostile to globalism, passionate about Localism

My personal position as a Satanist is open hostility to globalism and a passion for localism.  I supported Brexit, the move by UK to leave the European Union. I support the independence movements of the Basques to leave Spain and France, and Scotland to leave the UK.

Globalist organisations like NATO should be abolished

I would like to see international white elephants like the UN, EU, IMF and NATO dissolved, all that are ineffective faces of globalism.  The irrational argument of the threat of Russia as the basis for the continued existence of NATO ignores the truth that Russia is a shadow of the beast that was the USSR. The Russian military is creaky, its lead aircraft carrier breaks down, its soldiers inexperienced noobs.  A few years ago Russia launched a military adventure into Georgia, and the world learned it “performed poorly during the conflict” due to badly trained soldiers, out of date equipment and inept commanders.  The reality is that Russia would struggle to fight a successful war against a small Baltic state, let alone a more sophisticated opponent such as Turkey.

Many local print media are flourishing in their communities

Just as traditional media are dying, so localised print media built around their local community are largely thriving, those such as Welsh language community newspapers. The globalist internet monsters such as Facebook will never offer an effective answer to the needs of the community, and therein they can be destroyed by smaller localised social media platforms.

Hampstead SRA hoax shows why global internet giants will fail

The ugly face of globalism manifests in a Satanic Ritual Abuse hoax where thousands of largely anonymous vigilantes around the world wage relentless war upon a small community in London, a place called Hampstead, which most of these angry keyboard warriors have never visited, but demand their destruction on the basis of a fictional story.  The globalist social media giants such as Twitter, Google, Facebook and Indiegogo either ignore or oppose any efforts to protect the little community of Hampstead from years of abuse, harassment and threats.  One of the predictable outcomes of Trump is that other nations will put their own interests first, will begin to attack the globalist internet giants such as Facebook as they begin to protect their own communities such as Hampstead, and put localism first.