The war against nation-states

Tech giants are a dangerous combination of financial and intellectual might, political analyst Tamás Fricz writes in daily Magyar Nemzet

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Tamás Fricz
FILE - This Oct. 25, 2019 file photo shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking at the Paley Center in New York. Zuckerberg donated $400 million to help fund election offices as they scrambled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic late last summer. At least eight GOP-controlled states have passed bans on donations to election offices this year as Republicans try to block outside funding of voting operations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

There was a dramatic shift in the balance of power between giant-sized companies and nation-states in 2000: the American Institute for Policy Studies showed that comparing the incomes of large companies and the GDP of nation-states, there are now 51 giga-corporations and 49 national economies. The survey showed that companies such as General Motors, Walmart, ExxonMobil, and Ford were already larger in 2000 than Poland, Norway, and Saudi Arabia.

In recent years, technology giants — Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc. — have also become part of this elite group. These firms have revenues that have already risen above a number of developed Western nation-states, so that the combined value of Microsoft and Apple, for example, is higher than that of all firms in the German DAX index (!). That is, they became a special industrial-service state, or worse, an empire — and their resources are growing exponentially from year to year (detectable even during a pandemic).

However, the big difference between tech and financial-commercial giants is that compared to the latter, the former run a kind of consciousness industry, have an influence on what people talk about, think about, what words to use, and what to avoid if they don’t want to be quarantined for overcommunication. At Big Tech companies, therefore, financial power is also associated with intellectual power, and together it poses unprecedented dangers to the world.

Facebook would argue that it doesn’t really matter what Mark Zuckerberg, who heads the company, thinks about world affairs, what he thinks about patriotism, national consciousness, Christianity, what he thinks about liberalism, globalism, multiculturalism and gender theories, what he thinks about LGBTQ groups, and what George Soros thinks on the theory of an open society.

I will be blunt: Zuckerberg, and Twitter founder, leader, and stealth-communist-in-chief Jack Dorsey, and other Big Tech leaders visibly identify with the goals of globalists. Let us be even more bold: this is already a war against nations and democracy, not fought with weapons, but much more refined and insidious, 21st-century tools.

It can therefore be said that if a national, conservative camp is to defend democracy and the nation, it must take a hard political fight against the world-transforming plans and aspirations of globalist networks. It must do this in spite of one’s own self-restraint and reluctance to fight, for the sake of defending one’s own way of life and the future for our own children and grandchildren.

If we must, we have to create our own networks, we have to use the still-existing legal means of the nation-state, we have to expose to the public the key figures of globalists – in short, we have to fight.

We emphasize once again that these globalist big boys want to tell us how to live in the centuries to come. Well, let’s not let them do that – we know exactly how we want to live.

Title image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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