Tradition and Globalized Economy
There are at least two tribes in the world that have kept their lineage and tradition for 2000 years without changing their spiritual bases.
The Vatican has survived for 2000 years, but its members have not represented any natural tribe. Egyptians have long been living along the Nile River, but they lost tradition their ancestors had had before the emergence of Islam or even before the conquer by Romans. Hindus look like keeping Hinduism over 2000 years but they consist of many tribes. Chinese have undergone too many imperial regime changes each time of which past integrity was almost abolished. Koreans already lost their historical spiritual bases through their difficult history.
Only Judaists and Japanese, among major peoples, have kept their tradition as tribes for 2000 years or more.
Essentially the value systems of the Judaists and the Japanese are different from those of West Europeans that started with the Vatican and the Roman Empire and have been further developed mainly by Anglo-Saxon people to date.
So, till the start of the 21st century, the Western Europe and the US and other Anglo-Saxon origin nations had to deal with only Judaists and Japanese as unique partners in this context. (Indeed, WWII is a war where Judaists and Japanese played major roles as symbolized by the Holocaust and Hiroshima/Nagasaki.)
But, now Muslims as a whole have come to emerge as an entity that has a different value system, while China has become another entity with its unique system and economic size.
Today's globalized economy is trying to engulf all the nations and peoples under its universal system supported by belief in money. But power of tradition of those unique entities should work as a critical factor.
That is why the possible future of the world in the long run or within the 21st century cannot be a unified world under the globalized economy of the Anglo-Saxon style.
And, it is very dubious that God has chosen people with tradition of the Anglo-Saxon culture, such as Americans, on par with Hebrews who were chose 4000 years ago.
Bu then, who will God choose like Christ Jesus chose 12 or so disciples by Himself, if human history should further continue for next 2000 or 4000 years?
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Jam 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Jam 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
Jam 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?