At a Democratic event last week, Vice President Joe Biden stated, "Literally,
There's a case being made throughout the globe, not just here, because democracy and autocracy."
I know it wasn't a sentence, but hopefully you get the point.
He went on, "You just witnessed what occurred in the election in Italy.
As a result, you are aware of global events.
To put it another way, you can't just shrug off what's going on here, which is why I take the time to point it out.