This article by Jennifer Oriel is published by The Australian. Here is an excerpt:
The Australian, British and US trilateral security alliance is a test of positive globalism as a paradigm of international relations. As announced by Scott Morrison, Boris Johnson and Joe Biden last week, the establishment of AUKUS includes an initial plan to build nuclear-powered submarines for the Australian Navy. If effective, the alliance will serve as a counterforce to negative globalism and the forces that seek to undermine the liberal democratic world order.
The idea of a liberal international rules-based order rose out of the ashes of World War II as a counterforce to state tyranny. However, over time, supranational bodies such as the UN and European Commission sought to interfere with the national policies of democratic governments on issues ranging from immigration and border security to freedom of speech and discrimination law. The overweening attitude of transnational and unelected officials provoked a backlash among democratic citizens who sought to reassert their right to self-determination. The disastrous open borders policy imposed by the EU and NGOs with UN backing at the height of Islamic State’s march across Syria and Iraq led to the growth of transnational jihad as terrorists entered Western states through porous borders to unleash murderous attacks across the free world. The backlash against globalism was rooted in widespread anger about the deadly effect of open border policy and its imposition by unelected elites who were unaccountable for the harm they caused.
Negative globalism resembled a parade of preening bureaucrats in global institutions assuming the illegitimate authority to dictate democratic government policy. Like many people, Australians had grown tired of the UN and activist NGOs shaming the plebs for defending secure borders, free speech, equality before the law, practical climate action and the right to decide our country’s destiny without undue interference from foreign officialdom.
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