How to solve all the world’s problems

We’ve never been here before.

As I think the majority of us all aware, our world is facing a series of global crises, which include (but are not limited to):

  • climate change
  • the unremitting attack on the world’s rainforests
  • the insane imperative for perpetual economic growth
  • access to water and food
  • poverty and inequality
  • regional squabbles and wars

All national boundaries have been arbitrarily drawn, and re-drawn, over centuries — almost always by force — in such a way as to make them appear immutable. But when viewed from space, none of these are visible. They are all, like most of our current predicaments, man-made.

The only rational way to deal with this situation is via a world government; one that would be able to implement policies to address the problems.

Such a global government would (in my opinion) ideally be a truly democratic one: one that would allow every individual human on the planet a voice in how we proceed out of the mess that we have created. Indeed, if we don’t act proactively to ensure self-governance, we may well find that a technocratic or autocratic planetary government will arise, either through creeping treaties or force of arms — and it will be impossible to shift it.

Unfortunately, the majority of homo fatuus brutus is under the sway of governmental systems that are opposed to the idea of majority rule. Even those nations that purport to be ‘democratic’ are in reality ruled by narrow-minded, short-sighted plutocrats and oligarchs.

… my dream, clearly, will never come to pass; and so, sadly: we’re doomed.

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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24 Responses to How to solve all the world’s problems

  1. masercot says:

    If it does come to pass, it will be through force…

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  2. We must stop playing with nature and work on it’s restoration to preserve it as natural as possible. Some man made activities must come to an end completely.
    Let’s keep hope alive!

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  3. uzzawal1911 says:

    Its true that there are too many problems that we all want to solve, and we think and act more individually.
    I am not informed enough to talk about unified world democracy. But to spread happiness and awareness, we must be slightly less reliant on capitalism, especially towards the brands harming the health of individuals and planets.

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  4. revruss1220 says:

    I must agree that the situation we face today is dire. And you didn’t even list as a problem the fact that the most powerful nation on earth is led by an incompetent, racist, mysogynistic autocrat! But I digress… The shortcoming – for me – in the solution you propose is that it leaves the state of the human heart utterly untouched. Lacking a profound transformation in that department, all solutions will fall hopelessly short.

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    • pendantry says:

      I can’t say you’re not wrong. And I suspect that you may well be right in that that’s where we’re all going wrong, (However, the thought of a world that’s united by religious belief, I have to admit, fills me with dread!)

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  5. There is just a chance that we might change. The climate catastrophe is coming up the priority list and who knows! It will be the most remarkable of changes if it does come about!

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  6. Scribblans says:

    You are talking about the John Lennon Imagine version of the world here?
    Don’t know how that’s going to happen, the EU couldn’t keep even just 27 countries on the same track when they’re all signed up to work together for the common interest IN the EU… and some will argue that it is still unwieldy when trying to do that.
    But the thing is, every geographical PLACE in the world will still have its own interests, whether the place itself is called a country or not, so in going worldwide for Government, you’ll still end up with localised place interest groups.
    Blimey… I thought about that on a Monday night, so you are doing a good job here pedantry!

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  7. James Lovelock who has just celebrated his 101’st birthday said, according to the BBC News website: “James Lovelock, one of Britain’s greatest scientists, is famous for developing the Gaia hypothesis, which sees the Earth as a self-regulating system.”

    Maybe, just maybe, that self-regulating system will encompass our human desire to screw things up!

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  8. leavergirl says:

    Wibbler, surely you jest. Aren’t the megaspending, grasping, wasteful bureaucracies full of unaccountable psychopaths we have enough for you?

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    • pendantry says:

      No jest… but you highlight the problem succinctly. If we don’t replace all the grasping, wasteful bureaucracies with a single organisation that is full of accountable trustworthy representatives of the cumulative will of the people, the problem will only get worse.

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  9. Trouble being – for one world government to rule in the best interest of humanity, religion would have to be a non issue. Fat chance of that! Sigh.

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  10. I appreciate you trying to come up with a solution. It takes guts.
    However, I will stay here on the other side of the fence and tell you that would be a terrible idea. Why do we have states governing themselves in many ways, outside of the federal government? The US is already too big (i.e. diverse) of a country to impose a single law across the entire nation. The problem would just be magnified when it comes to the whole world. Someone would always be better off than others, which would lead to a revolution.

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  11. Dr Bob Rich says:

    So, what’s wrong with being doomed?
    Anything that has a beginning has an end. (I used to have a one-ended string, but then I am a storyteller.)
    Someone needs to witness it, why not us?
    We can die one at a time, or billions together. Either is OK. We can die before birth, or 120 years after it. Either is OK. In the long term, we can even get through suffering.
    So, the students are burning down the school, which is this earth. Let me reassure you, there are zillions of other schools for souls in the universe.

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