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Obama Blames Backlash to Globalism for 9/11 and Donald Trump

"[It was a] backlash that arrived in so many forms. It announced itself most violently with 9/11."

By NTK Staff | 07.17.2018 @11:15am

Former President Barack Obama blamed backlash to globalist policies that dominated the second half of the 20th century for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Russia reasserting authoritarian control, and the election of President Trump, during a speech at the 16th annual Nelson Mandela lecture in South Africa on Tuesday.

Obama was lamenting on how globalists missed the signs of “brewing backlash” against their policies at the end of the 20th century, because they didn’t interact with the people who were negatively affected by those policies.

“[It was a] backlash that arrived in so many forms. It announced itself most violently with 9/11, and the emergence of transnational terrorist networks. Fueled by an ideology that perverted one of the world’s great religions,” Obama said.

Obama then noted that at this time Russia “started reasserting authoritarian control and, in some cases, meddling with its neighbors,” and noted that China began opposing dissent over its human rights record.

“Within the United States, within the European Union, challenges to globalization first came from the left but then came more forcibly from the right. As you started seeing populist movement – which by the way are often cynically funded by rightwing billionaires,” Obama said. “These movements tapped the unease that was felt by many people who lived outside the urban cores.”

“Fears that the economic security was slipping away, that their social status and privileges were eroding, that their cultural identities were being threatened by outsiders,” Obama said.

Trump vehemently opposes globalism, and promised during the 2016 election that America would “no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism” if he was elected president.

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