Robert Fulton: The Circumstantial Father of Globalism and Other Ills

Robert Fulton: Inventor of the steamboat and circumstantial father of globalism and the very real terror plaguing the West – white genocide.

The 21st Century has brought us into an age of ethnic awareness, as demonstrated by the rise of right wing nationalist politics in western nations. History is, by its very nature, a linear timeline of cause and effect events. The 19th and 20th centuries combined to tell a story of technical innovations, colonization, mass migrations, and the devastation of unique ethnic and cultural identities in the West and around the globe.

But you may ask, “Why lay the blame on Robert Fulton”? This essay is not about blame (there is plenty of that to go around anyway.) Suffice it to say that progress comes with a price. Robert Fulton is, of course, the inventor of the steamboat, which he introduced in August of 1807 to curious onlookers in New York. Dubbed “Fulton’s Folly”, the steamboat Clermont ushered in the age of mass immigrations that ultimately culminated in global conflict and WWII. Let’s connect the dots if you will…

Let’s begin with the 19th century, which saw the United States expand westward beyond the Mississippi River into wilderness territories barely surveyed by settlers. From the Port of New Orleans to the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River was the main artery of commerce, moving southern cotton into the industrialized north and, of course, a host of other goods and raw materials by way of tributaries. The invention of the steamboat to navigate those rivers hastened a boom in trade and the movement of resources throughout the westward expanding young nation. It also foreshadowed global migrations that would eventually give rise to the “American Century” and wars in Europe and Asia.

Up until Fulton’s innovation, global travel was a dangerous affair, embarked upon by only the hardiest and most adventurous of men. An average voyage across the Atlantic in a sailing vessel was 7 weeks in the 18th century, and could take longer depending on the trade winds. Fraught with danger from storms, pirates, illness at sea, and lack of fresh water and nutrition, boarding a wife and family to cross the ocean was out of the question for most. There were limitations in passenger size with sailing vessels as well. Certainly, the only motivation to migrate to the new world, before Fulton’s steam ship cut transatlantic crossings to two weeks, was the lure of wealth and adventure. A gamble that limited European immigration up to that point. Likewise, most immigrants by far were Europeans, primarily British, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Settling claimed territories as colonies of the respective crowns, the face of the new world was a mirror of Europe with unique cultures and values imported from their mother nations.

The exception to this Eurocentric colonization was the importation of African slaves. The African slave trade marked the first mass movement of people of non-European origin into the New World. But again, transporting slaves from Africa was dangerous and there were limits on how many could be packed into a sailing ship. Steam ships would have only served to make the slave trade more efficient and less expensive. Perhaps not coincidentally, the slave trade itself was abolished by both the British and United States in the years immediately following the invention of the steam ship.

Is there any doubt that American and British legislators and politicians at that time had the foresight to see the impending mass movement of people that the steamship allowed, and sought to control it through the power of the state? Much has been written about the Jewish role in the slave trade, so I won’t go down that rabbit hole here, but I offer this as evidence of the nationalist vs. globalist conflict in its early stages. A conflict that soon would explode into civil war between the southern and northern states. The American government was seeking to throttle these mass movements of people and consequently enacted laws in the coming decades to favor immigration from Europe.

As transatlantic voyages were being abbreviated by steamships, so were transpacific. And when further technical advances led to the steam train, demands for cheap labor expanded. In the struggle between nationalism and globalism, the central issue has always been labor. Federal laws about immigration could not be enforced in western territories not yet granted statehood. So pacific territories supplemented their need for cheap labor with Chinese immigrants willing to work on the growing railroad system and in mines in California. East of the Mississippi, industrialists (i.e. Globalists) welcomed cheap labor from ethnic Italians, Irish, German, and Slav immigrants willing to work grueling hours in subhuman conditions in the growing industrial north. There was no longer the built in danger of transatlantic immigration, so waves of immigrants sought a better life in the northeast, and with the expansion of the rail system, throughout the young country.

Prior to Fulton’s Folly, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the rest of the New World, as stated earlier, were reflections of their colonial motherlands in homogeny and culture. Truly a diverse and rich tapestry of humanity. Perhaps unavoidably, the steamship and later the steam train created the soft cultural and ethnic genocide conditions that led to the wars of the 21st century. Leftist ideologues will cite Emma Lazarus’s poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty as evidence that America was founded on an ideal of diversity. The truth is that America was ground zero in the war between globalists who only sought to move human labor around for profit versus the heroic nationalists who valued culture over wealth and fought them every step of the way.

The transition from the 19th to 20th century, “The American Century,” can be summed up as the era when globalists turned the United States from a burgeoning young nation of homogenous people into a stew of clashing cultures and ideals. The same phenomenon was beginning to occur in Europe as globalist ventures in Hollywood and later radio and television started to erode the unique cultures of respective European nations. The rise of Fascism and National Socialism were justified and moral reactions to the rapidly changing world that globalism (and communism) was creating. Both globalism (or laissez-faire capitalism) and later Marxism, were the enemies of the unique cultures of not only Europeans, but the rest of the world. Mass migrations have never been about freedom or oppression. They have always been about cheap labor and the accumulation of wealth in the hands of globalists.

Of course, Robert Fulton could never have envisioned the consequences of his invention. He was simply an inventor who wished to make life easier. He could never have foreseen the need for men such as Adolf Hitler to rise in defense of European culture. He could not have imagined the slow genocide of white people that the post-war world embraced. He isn’t responsible for the death of southern and northern soldiers in the American civil war, nor the oppression of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip of an Israel that didn’t exist in his day.

As I said, this article is not about blame. History is an exercise of connecting dots, connections you will never understand by reading books written by the globalists who are responsible for this mess in the first place.

– Spencer R.