He looks at the world-spanning supply chains of big corporations and how they make for a monolith that outstrips the power of any nation to assert its sovereignty in the face of that monolith. The values of a Google, an Apple, a Cummins, will supersede those of the indigenous culture in which such a firm situates a facility.
One of the frequent blind spots for economic libertarians, speaking as one who has personally dealt with this log in the eye, is a tendency to allow principles of how economies work and the beauty of trade to make us ignore perceived threats animating people who value more than just the power to buy and sell. The gigantism encouraged by our modern globalist system has many perks across many industries. But it has also given rise to a global corporate elite. This elite tribe of globalists share certain values: they are more tolerant of regulation, insomuch as it drives out competition; they are more welcoming of government expenditure, insomuch as it buys their products, builds their needed infrastructure, and subsidizes their hospital systems; and they care little about the subjugation of rights to speech and religion, so much as it makes their ability to sell in certain markets inconvenient.This technocratic global elite will brook no local cultural impediments to its vision:
Today, the centralized power among the leaders of the global tech industry – who have little use for free speech and religion, and are thoroughly onboard with the Messianic aims of the environmental movement and the redefinitional aims of the anti-family movement – are steadily prodding governments to seal up the valves and the hatches. In a world where all the companies agree, what use are they after all?
The implicit motto of the global elites today is “no escape” – no escape valve from a permanently politicized life, where the only legitimate perspective is their monopolistic, secularized, authoritarian-friendly “no gods but science” view. When we do not view each other as legitimate – particularly when decisions are not coming from the people or properly elected officials, but from some other force – it leads to resentment, escalation, and eventually something much worse. We must view our fellow voters as legitimate citizens, and the leaders and policies we choose at the ballot box as legitimate expressions of the views of our fellow citizens. When we do not, we risk disaster. We risk conceding the field to the global elite that views us as a backwards people, who ultimately ought to be dissolved to elect another.
So the ground-level Leftist who sneers and rants at "the corporate world" has the right object of his or her ire, but the wrong reasons for harboring such ire.
But seeing that would require a very disturbing look in the mirror. The suits and muckety-mucks of the world they hold in such disdain are using their clout to impose on the entire world the very values that the Leftist holds dear.
Well-played, Leftists, even if you can't see the nature of your victory.