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.