I see a lot of people view NWO negatively, as a totalitarian world government. But even if we had a world government, would it necessarily have to be
The trend of social integration is millennia old. First there were groups of hunters and gatherers, then there were tribes, then nations, and today we
are in the phase of forming a global community. Integration is advantageous for the whole society because people can do much more together, when they
specialize and cooperate. Of course, in the past we could see dictators who pursued forceful integration in order to control and exploit populations.
Nevertheless, I think the main forces behind the current international integration are economic and security-related and they can bring benefits for
whole regions and for the world.
Gradual liberation of international trade, investments and labor migration contribute to better use of world resources but they also cause problems
because countries necessarily undergo structural changes in their economies in order to fit better into the puzzle of international economy - changes
which can cause, at least temporarily, unemployment and lower wages in some sectors of national economy.
Security-related motives play an important role in international integration as well. For example, they were one of main reasons (besides economic)
for the creation of European Union after the second world war, when steel and coal (and later also nuclear) production of Germany and other European
countries were joined under a plan of common development and supervision. The United Nations charter (www.un.org...
declares as one of its main goals the promotion of peaceful coexistence and human rights in the world, although this organization is rather loose and
so its power and effectiveness are very limited. Economic integration contributes to better international security too, because countries that are
interlocked in mutually advantageous economic activity such as trade and investments have less incentive to harm each other.
If there will be a world government one day, I hope it will be democratic and based on the principle of subsidiarity. Principle of subsidiarity simply
states that decision making takes place on that level where it is most effective for the society. It's commonly applied in private businesses and in
governments. For example in the US there's the federal level, the state level and the local level. And in the EU we can see the state and
regional/local level in individual countries but also common supranational institutions such as European Commission and EU Council, which decide,
fully or partially, about issues concerning all countries in EU such as protection of business competition and of consumers, trans-European networks
(electricity, transportation...), protection of environment, mutual financing for programs for economic and social development and security
So, maybe one day the principle of subsidiarity will be used on a global level.