Under colonialism, advanced cultures export their governance to relatively primitive societies, gradually bringing them into the modern world. This was found to be exploitative and disrespecful of primitive values.
So we stopped.
Primitive societies generally
have proved unable on their own to produce modern culture without
colonial masters, but feel they have a right to that culture. Their
solution to the problem is to export the people to the governance,
illegally if necessary, bringing primitivism's degradation to advanced
It seems better for all concerned if the
primitives stayed at home while upgrading to modernity under control of
advanced culture. Call it neocolonialism.
Come to think of it, Bush's New Wilsonian dreams of exporting democracy
at gunpoint were a step in that direction.
Something has to give. There isn't room in the northern hemisphere for
everyone in the southern.