“Belonging” is a social phenomenon satisfied through the security provided by being a respected and considered member of either the nation (as favored citizen), the elite economic class or an established member of a religious group that supports your self-esteem and sense of your own self-value within your group.

Re the last sentence in this piece, “The old globalization is dying, but the new one has yet to be born”, the old globalization was the political takeover of the world by the financial elites in their member nations and the glorification of their status (Communists in China, Oligarchs in the EU and Russia, and the controllers of the Banking/Financial markets in America).

The old global order is dying because those who control the world financial system have used their power to coopt political power worldwide which has diminished the value of “Belonging” to any group other than the financial…

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