- Michael Froemmcke
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Reclaiming our identity - Creating a grassroots forum for people as opposed to the UNO that serves only governments
An increasing number of governments impose upon their citizens some form of identity formal ID document. Many young people don't question the "necessity" of having an official ID document. "ID" is used to divide people, prevent them from crossing arbitrary borders.
There are about 7 billion humans populating the planet. The world is arbitrarily divided into about 200 countries ranging in a population size from around 800 (Vatican City) to more than a billion in the case of China and India.
In just one century, the 20th, the planet's human population grew 4 fold from around 1.5 to 6 billion. The number of countries has fluctuated but not proportionately to the change in population.
Many governments argue that ID is necessary to manage the large populations. However, it is clear from history that people managed to live without being registered and "managed".
The irrational terrorism argument is overused by most governments to justify the ever increasing instruments of surveillance and more sophisticated forms of ID documents.
ID documents owned by governments disenfranchise people. Governments hold people hostage in this way.