Originally posted by Infoholic
I do not believe for one minute that "technology" is enough of a justifiable reason to allow the world to be governed by one ruling body. Nations
are still different with their heritage, religion, culture, beliefs, etc. It will simply be too difficult, in my opinion, to "force" everyone to
rid themselves of the "idea" of being sovereign.
What I'm saying is that technology has created a world that is more
connected, where ones country is not as important as it was even
two decades ago.
And things change over time, oppressors die, revolutions occur,
The idea of individual nations will become less and less important
Across the globe, there are differentiating levels of freedom, of which many smaller nations do not want their people to be free. Who's going to
convince those governments that it's in their best interest to free their people? Oh, I guess that's where the "force" would come into play.
Things change over time, look at how Europe and the Western world
were 100-150 years ago.
Like I said, revolutions happen, people who hold the power die, ide-
You don't need to use force as much as you would before anymore
either, imagine how fast a country like the Congo would change if
you completely isolated them economically.
Yes there will be some places where force is required, and personally
I support using force to change countries that deny there peoples
freedom and the democratic process.
Another thing is places like PRChina, right now they are not a very free
or democratic country, but a century from now, they most likely will be,
and that is without force being applied, or massive revolutions occurring.
My last example, is look at things like the AU (African union), over time
as it develops it will influence it's constituent nations to conform to the
ideas of freedom and democracy (of which it promotes).
Is every nation of people going to be brought up to the scale of the freest of the free? Or are the freest of the free going to be brought down to
the deepest of "slavery"?
The majority of the world wants to promote freedom, not turn everyone
into slaves, so the unfree countries would become free, not the other
[edit on 4/4/2007 by iori_komei]