Today Glenn Beck asked a question that I asked myself as soon as I heard Obama say that what happened in Egypt will "change the world". I wonder if this was hyperbole or whether Obama believes it and why he believes it? How will Chile be changed? China? Finland? Japan? Perhaps he meant Egypt will change the Middle East and that because the world in interconnected all countries will be affected. But changed? How, I wonder?
It's also not clear what affect the Egyptian revolution will have on the Middle East. Beck believes there's an anti-capialist, anti-western coalition, and that the Egyptian revolution is part of a beginning to bring about a New World Order. There's no doubt that a coalition of forces are planning a New World Order -- they haven't kept it secret. Most people have either not heard about the coalition or they deny its influence.
The hard-core Leftists and Islamist forces joining hands in the global revolution are not now on the media radar, purposefully on the part of the media or because the media don't think it's newsworthy, but the ideas have filtered through to mainstream politics, even in America. The anti-capitalist ideas of the Leftists and Islamists have been given a presentable platform in the form of Progressivism in America. Europe appears to feel the heat, as Beck pointed out, and the main European leaders are now rejecting multi-culturalism. This is a warning sign that America should heed.
I'm all for diversity, but not all ideas are equal, especially in politics and governance and economics. Relativism during the turn of the 20th century became popular in America because it seemed so open-minded and cosmopolitan -- that foreign ideas should not be rejected just because they are foreign. So, all our classical liberal ideas were questioned, and the verdict was that they're no better and pehaps worse in many ways than the basic ideas of socialism, and that perhaps we could include socialist ideas into our political understanding and practice. Europe was first to accept this open-minded, experimental approach, disregarding time-tested liberal principles, and now they're paying for it. We are paying too.
As Beck warns, and as I have written about here over and over, these socialist influences have almost destroyed economic freedom, and civil liberties will be next if we don't retain a classical liberal understanding. This is the danger of the global anti-capitalist revolution, even if it's relatively small regarding the radicals -- some bad ideas all of a sudden look sexy and adventurous, but, as we're experiencing, they can be deadly to freedom.