"If globalism isn't helping American workers, (that should be obvious) and it isn't helping the Chinese or Indians, who is the only beneficiary of all the new free trade? "
1. Chinese and Indian living standards have been improving dramatically in the past 2-3 decades: by orders of magnitude in dollar terms, 10x to 100x income increase in many cases. In some parts, they have a bubble.
2. What "globalism" does is highly dependent on what you mean by "globalism": real unfettered free trade benefit all those who are parties to the trade, including the poor. The problem is that "globalism" and "trade agreements" have in recent years become more and more like "managed trade," i.e. trade managed by government bureaucrats and their cronies who put the "trade agreements" together. Of course, in that case, the regulations on trade benefit the regulators and their cronies.
Germany is a model of what a nation can be when they protect their trade from asian exploitation. They have a 1:1 ratio with China, you buy our widget and we buy yours. Keeps China from pirating every design because they need to buy things from Germany.
Meanwhile, if you need industrial equipment of any kind, you pretty much have to buy German products. You'd be wise to, in any case, as they are good quality. Not cheap tho!
Meanwhile American college students are emigrating to Germany where their tuition is not only free, but classes are often conducted in English, they get a housing stipend, and the German government hopes they decide to stick around and work for at least a few years.
We may all be clamoring to rejoin the Fatherland in a few years....
That's what tends to happen, but only when the peasants have nothing. You may not like an income of $15k a year and I sure don't, but there's lots and lots of people out there who have no issue with sitting and watching Jerry Springer all day.
As long as the peasants eat and have mindless entertainment, there is no revolt to be had.
He's standing on street corners in Santiago, holding out pictures of his crap shack in Concord, telling passing crack whores, "Me mointo caliente real estate mogul, seniorita! Squeezita my ballsack, si?" while his kid tries to hide behind cars so no one will see he is with him.