Globalism and localism are both about WEAPONS. On every scale the basic pattern is consistent. Globalists are AGGRESSIVE, localists are DEFENSIVE. Globalists start revolutions and attack other countries with bombs and armies. Globalists weaponize grizzlies and wolves and "protesters" and media and migrants and "scientists" and criminals, and send them out to destroy innocent lives. Any attempt to defend yourself against any of these weapons is treated as AGGRESSION. Localists insist on their right to use WALLS and GUNS and BORDERS and FACTS and POLICE to DEFEND themselves against the armies and bombs and grizzlies and wolves and "protesters" and media and migrants and "scientists" and criminals sent out by globalists.Let's take another step. Globalists follow the leftist tradition of ignoring genes and ignoring human activity. Globalists focus on the WEAPONS at all scales. This is well-known when applied to ordinary guns. We are not supposed to recognize habitual criminals; we are supposed to FEAR AND BAN guns for all uses, so normal people will be defenseless against habitual criminals. In the abovenamed situations we are supposed to SEE AND FEAR the grizzlies and the ISIS Muslims and the rioters and the criminals. We are not supposed to SEE the demons who make and load the weapons. Variable: Our required response to these WEAPONS differs, depending on the specific needs of the globalist. In some cases we are supposed to despair and give up; in others we are supposed to invade and bomb some other country that has offended Saudi or Soros or Israel. Constant: We are NOT supposed to notice the demonic active humans who are PULLING THE TRIGGER on these weapons. We are not supposed to see the environmentalists who release the grizzlies. We are not supposed to see CIA when it forms and trains and funds al-Qaeda and ISIS. We are not supposed to see the bankers and re-insurers who fund and control the "scientists". Above all we are not allowed to see Soros controlling and coordinating all of these weaponized creatures.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.