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A Global Government, A Global Democracy

We need a global government. But how do we launch such a Leviathan

A global government to focus on issues like, Global Resource Management, Environmental Conservation, Human Rights Laws, Preserving the Human Race.

An organization like the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, except with the sovereignty to actually make decisions stick. If democracy is in the best interest of the human race, then why isn't the UN democratic? Why do 5 countries in the Security Council have the ability to veto decisions made by the General Assembly. Why can the decision of 1 or 2 countries, prevail over the consensus of 152 countries. Why can't the International Community successfully prevent the human rights abuse, war, and environmental degradation that plagues society?

A global government could potentially work. It could be a representative democracy. It could have the ability to enforce decisions made by the International Community. All countries would have to agree to the creation of this sovereign government, and then comply to enforcing its decisions with concrete actions.

This global government would need to be backed by a large enough military power, or have the ability to sanction effectively, so that no one or two countries could possibly ignore or defy it. With complete International cooperation, it is possible.

And who would rule such a Leviathan and carry out its many tasks? It would require so many people. It would be a massive organization. We'd need an online, global Voting System. Only one political party, the International Community itself as a whole. Through a global voting system, each person from any country on the planet (over 18) could have access to a vote online. This is entirely possible over the Internet.

It would have to be free of corruption and voter fraud of course, but there must be a way to make digital voting 100% secure and transparent. This can work if the whole world agrees to work together. But how do we convince every country to participate?


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  • Apr 29 2013: We already have organizations that have control of the world and it's resources the multinational corporations and the World banks and they are controlled by the Worlds wealthiest 1% and THEY would never give up their control to a global government controlled by the worlds 99% And since any Globally controlled government would really still be controlled by these people. And really a lot of these super wealthy people LIKE the conflicts and the global debt they make HUGE profits off IT. So in order to achieve this benevolent Global SUPER POWER controlled by the people you would first need to get the worlds Wealth and natural resources Back in the control of the majority and NOT the minority. And this is much easier to do by first starting at the local level and then expanding to national and THEN global once enough control has been reclaimed at the local and national levels THEN and ONLY then would it be possible to have even a small chance of a global control by the people for the people. and free of the control of the super wealthy minority. BUT sadly we are a LONG LONG way from that now and moving in the wrong direction. IF anything we are moving toward a global government BUT one NOT in the control of the majority.

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