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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 27 2013: Government never solves problems.
    People do.
    However, the people in government never solve problems.
    They are always left for the citizens to solve.
    Thus, governance, to the degree it has reached or become in the world, is irrelevant to the lives of the global population.

    You say, "It would have to be free of corruption......"
    It won't be as long as humans keep the causes and reasons for corruption in whatever system they create.
    All our governing systems are corrupted, corrupt by default and the main reason is money.
    Get rid of the monetary system.
    Things don't.........."get done"..........because of money.
    Things..............."don't get done"......because of money.
    Thus money blocks humans from solving their problems.
    Without money, we would have nothing blocking our way to finally solving our problems.

    Nothing costs money. Everything costs people.
    We have devalued humans around the globe using money as the separator when in fact, every single need we have is a job that needs to be done (equal value), and every job is a need that needs to done (equal humans).

    If and when the global economy collapses, we will have the same problems, the same motivations, needs, wants, desires along with thirst, hunger, medical care, transportation and so on, and everything necessary to make them work and continue will be present, except for money. Money blocks us from solving our problems and separates us from one another.
    Either it goes, or we humans go.
    • Apr 29 2013: Yes Except that the System we have exists BECAUSE that is how PEOPLE created it over time. There has always been local scarcity and someone who wanted to take control of MORE then they need in order to control others. And the system evolved over time form I can take it because I can bash your head in and take it because I am stronger then you to I can take it because I have more wealth then you and I can ether force you to work for me for what you need or I can control you through debt. The Means has changed but the end is the same. If the world system collapsed it would only start all over again as local scarcity would lead to desire to control and over time we would be right back to where we are now all over again.

      Those that have visions of a perfect world based on a global sharing of resources apparently do not look around at how people react to local scarcity. One of the MOST basic needs is Water and 70% of the Earths surface is Covered with water 90% of it is Salt water Yet through technology we know how to turn that salt water to usable fresh water and we we have areas that have a abundance of Fresh water as well BUT yet we still have conflicts over water in areas of the global with Local scarcity of fresh water. And this is NOT limited to JUST 3rd world nations with corrupt governments or a lack of wealth NO right here in the US south west we have water conflicts while we waste water to grow grass on Golf courses in Nevada.
      We can not even agree that the most basic of needs Fresh Water on a planet 70% covered by water should belong to all. And you have hope that people will agree to share even more scarce resources? remember just because something exists in abundance in one area local scarcity is what motivates people at the local level and local conditions shape human development and human development is what shapes the systems we create.

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