Reshaping cultural values in a global context

_boeing-microlattic the lighter&resistantmetalintheworld

 As it is shown in the picture, the metal named “microlattic” is the lighter and resistant in the world. In the negative sense we could make a parallel with Globalization as it has not been able to achieve the challenge: to be resilient in times of crisis and to be enough light for no representing a burden for local development. Current model of globalization has become a truly enemy for tackling inequality, pushing for higher rates of economic growth but not within a distributive framework. On the ideological side has also constituted a negative influence as the “globalization movement” has strong opposition from left-wing ideologies that have identified a threat for national identities and a hidden agenda to spread American values. After all this time is clear that globalization not necessarily mean “Americanization” and do not represent ethnocide, but an enriched process that has allowed many developing countries to be inserted in the world by easy access to technologies and information without loosing their cultural identity. Nevertheless there is a clear reshape of local values that make them change in a positive and also unstoppable manner, creating new values or/and reinforcing the old values. Is so, that local culture wealth becomes stronger and enriched by its insertion in a global range of value codes. It becomes evident that a cultural globalization goes beyond a right-wind ideology or an economic-financial agenda and it moves through a transversal line progressing beyond ideologies, financial shocks or economic downturns. In fact crisis as migration are helpful to shape new cultures and to build new & mature intercultural societies.

In terms of inequality, globalization has done little progress and the more the world growth economically the more disparities are registered. In addition, globalization had a very low impact on reduction of poverty in fact, has increased rates on developed countries -including child poverty- that are the turning point of this paradoxically process that fail in its promises of growing and maximize potential on local capacities. As I have mentioned in previous articles:

 “Globalization has no reported big benefits for developing countries and few for developed ones on relation to poverty reduction and economic growth. That “market liberalization leads to poverty reduction” is not correct or at least, not enough. It has not addressed significant changes to specific parts of the world, in fact they have worsen their conditions or just keep them in an stagnation state that only the work of humanitarian and foreign aid has slightly changed. Is important to mention that South-South and triangular cooperation is making the difference, but its success could not be associated with a globalization mechanism…” [1]

 Considering globalization on culture aspects is where relies the winner side of this movement, helping on the road to tolerance & integration. Maximize efforts and potentialities are the real root and goal of globalization and the main reason to be funded. In which better technological support that leads to a wider access to information is the main tool for a solid support to local capacities. Although results are not as expected mainly on financial stability and transparency standards, the obvious benefits that globalization brought to intercultural values around the world are undeniable.

Local cultures are not under threat but under a process of reshaping that have also risen feelings of generosity and solidarity that helps on the process for a multicultural global society, giving away old models of extremist nationalism and open new horizons of values and principles. Even in the context of a staunch defence of national culture values, it´s also an awkward and contradictory position that goes against current economic, financial and military strategies as they are being “designed” under a global context for an interconnected world.

Globalization is about helping create resilient societies strong and light as the microlattic metal, that do not weighs negatively on the social, financial or economic structure of the society, but helps to reshape cultural values on their road for growing.

The concept of local is changing into a global and profitable framework that helps to maximize cultural values and economic boost leaving cultures intact in its soul and heart.

 “A nation´s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people”. Mahatma Gandhi

 The soul of each culture will never die if there citizen’s don´t let them and that is the main reason for defending national sovereignty but from a different perspective than in the past. In current times hold a position in which sovereignty is seeing as an isolated culture is not helpful to build solid roots and resilient societies. Is important to be able to distinguish in one hand: defences of national economies under political ideologies different from neo-liberal and on the other hand the enriched cultural global movement that is over any political ideologies. In fact it helps to promote, strength and connect cultures all over the world but shaping new dimensions of national culture, hence new societies.

The real struggle is against a model of globalization that tend to impose just one cultural model of consumption instead of one model that integrates all cultures and let them be reshaped by precisely its integration.

Global culture may as microlattic metal represents a new dimension of culture expansion that without loosing their cultural ownership it becomes stronger and lighter and able to fit in a world of diversity & integration. Globalization becomes the great catalyst of this process and local culture experiences a natural, positive and healthy transformation.

Light  & Strong are the truly features for a profitable model of global resilient culture in which migration and technology plays a key role on the process of integration, multiculturalism and consistent process of reshaping national sovereignty.

 

 

[1] http://bit.ly/1DeMjUE

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