The benefits of Globalization have been restricted to the corporate world. Until now.
The coming together of the world is a beautiful thing, and one can’t help but feel privileged to be alive while the planet becomes fully interconnected for the first time. But it has become quite ugly. Globalization has meant the exportation jobs and the importation of an endless supply of low quality products. Globalization has been shaped by corporate profit maximization almost exclusively so far. The Occupy movement is an answer to reverence of profit and the absence of humanity that has dominated Globalization. Every Occupy movement thus far has been a “first contact” of real people, people reaching out to each other, from over 80 countries, to express solidarity.
This is what globalization is about: people. It’s about confirming our shared humanity and simultaneously exploring our diversity. It is not about products. The Occupy Movement represents resistance against oppression, but it also signals the first truly globalized movement in history.