You say potato, I say patato
Hi, how may I help you? asked the cashier.
Will that be it? asked the cashier.
Sure, it will be a minute. Sit down and relax, we will bring it out to you.
Jen and I sat down in the far corner of the dinner and began talking. Everything
was going fine until our order arrived. To my disgust the New Jersey native, Jen, started
to an Argentine native like myself anything else than a fork and knife would seem
discuss a growing problem between the two nations. Because of poor global
hostility surged. (Barnlund 64)
Tomorrow we can expect
Village, supplies us with the problems we will and have encountered, and offers us
the end result of globalism, but rather with the tensions involved in its creation.
Signs of globalism are sprouting all around us. A couple of months ago World
participated (about 100 or more). The World Cup is the most watched event in human
history (La Blanc and Henshaw 2), and has served as a tool to unite cultures together.
Olympics, and exposes us to people from all around. When a country (Holland) beats
your maternal one (Argentina) Fairly (the blame always goes to the referee, a trait all
have finished cheering for your team, you look into others to carry your imagination.
Other events that will serve as a great spark for globalism are those such as the
new Eurodollar. A standard form of currency not only shows us that countries can agree
on something, and are indeed dependant on each other, but will also help people spread
more easily from country to country, ultimately breaking down cultural boundaries.
One doesn t have to look farther than the ground we stand in to see the effects that
globalism would have on cultures. The United States is a prime example of globalism.
3) Makes a community that represents all the ideals and ways of life.
4) Helps the speed and spread of technology.
1) Violence because of racism.
become inclusive. Ex. The many years it took the U.S to accept any other sports
different. I recently flipped my television to a Japanese station and saw a
between cultures is fading. Another example in the music industry is how British
I personally hold a bitter-sweet look into globalism. Since I am a product of
culture shock I feel I have experienced it first hand. I believe that globalism would be
beneficial to humanity but it would ultimately make it a very bland world where everyone
Another thing that keeps me from being totally pro-globalist is that the education system
in the U.S (one of the most crucial nations for globalism) does a very poor job educating
centered mentality is also seen in our newspapers, where foreign affairs are only covered
if they are directly affecting us. It seems we only hear about other nations when there is a
is a lot more important to know a little bit about other cultures than to have all the
We already know the positive and negative results that globalism would have,
In order to determine we must first clarify what is needed in order to achieve a global
protection, and success leading involvement, also constitute good characteristics. The
our constant racial and sexual discriminations.
In order for a Global Village to succeed, there are three points that must be
point where it is allowing people from across the world to unite with no delay time. The
unwillingness to accept new ways of life (clinging to your roots), and the mentality that
we are all too different , are the three main killers of globalism. It is because of
stubbornness and an immense greed that globalism has not already taken full effect.
I believe that it is possible to achieve something close to globalism. My theory is
allies. Countries in Europe and South America have already began to open up their
borders. The result would be a couple of different communities. I am sure that a total
global community is possible, but unless our planet is being jeopardized by alien beings I
highly doubt that we will ever find enough motivation. Globalism is definitely coming
are worth it or not.
Barlund, Dean. Communication in a Global Village. Literacies: reading, writing,
interpretation. Ed. Terence Brunk, Suzanne Diamond, Priscilla Perkins, Ken
W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. 61-75.
La Blanc, Michael L., Richard Henshaw. The World Encyclopedia of Soccer.
Visible Ink Press, 1994.