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Would a World Government Work?

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posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:16 PM
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Here's a question.

Would a one-world government work and why or why not?

Keep in mind, I'm not advocating the "NWO" or saying the type of society where we live without rights and freedoms is acceptable, nor do I think the elite should be the ones making all the decisions, but honestly.

What if Earth united? What if we were able to set our major differences aside and start working toward the betterment of human kind? Is it possible? What about one currency?

Please help me out on this.




posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:17 PM
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I dunno, is it "working" now?

Because i dunno where you have been but........ Already happened?



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:19 PM
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Last I checked, I'm the "United States" Army, not the Earth Army - I'm from Texas, in the United States and I'm currently stationed in Korea - working to help the "Korean" government protect themselves from the "North Korean" government.

Not to belittle your post, but what do you mean? The UN?

I mean a functional world government which works to rid us of these "borders" and "separations" between humans.

That type of world government.

[edit on 28-10-2008 by mf_luder]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:22 PM
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If this happens it will be all out war.. how can we have a world government when we cant even get along with other countries..

If it did happen there would be one hell of a big revolutionary war with the new slaves trying to free them selfs from the new one world government.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:24 PM
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New slaves?

Who said there would HAVE to be slavery? I know humans are notorious for not getting along over the pettiest of stuff, but slavery? What if slavery was deemed illegal in the new world government? No one can own a slave.

Nor would the government work to control everyone to that extent. I'm not talking about the NWO here.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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Are you talking about a Star Trek situation?



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:27 PM
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TPTB will never allow the masses to come together.

Re-read 1984.

We need an enemy. We need patriotism. We need illusions.

Borders/Factions/Countries/Differing Gov. all contribute to those in power.

Way I see it, borders/governments are an illusion for patriotism.

[edit on 28-10-2008 by WiredPirate]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:27 PM
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The only way for it to work is to have a very articulate person who is capable of making governments overlook the problems it has with other governments. Controlling or getting people used to the idea would not be that difficult because most of the world population is used to doing what the government demands.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:28 PM
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Look at the last 8 years of the unipolar world. Do you think that works. If people where more dumbed down, maybe they would love america killing kids, but i am not sure.

Without a threat from outside, i cannot see any real solution that would make mankind come together as 1, against something other than us.

Thats why you hear about things liek a fake alien invasion, or something, they must of considered it. I am not sure they need to do that, as they probably have some sort of brave new world, sex mad world planned for tomorrow, to keep everyone occupied.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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I don't think that people in power of various countries would ever relinquish power.

Would the Chinese communists give up their power?

Would the US capitalists give up their way of life?

Would the European socialists want to live under a different political system?

Would the Saudis ever agree to a government that wasn't Sharia based?

I don't think that we'll see this in this century.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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REPLY TO: Schrodingersdog

Not really.

That's "too" perfect of a face of humanity - I don't think we'd ever be able to achieve that - at least not in our lifetime. I'm more curious as to what people think would happen if we dropped all legal borders and made a set of laws that applied to Earth, not just a specific country.

So - MAYBE a Star Trek situation, but the extremely early stages of it?

[edit on 28-10-2008 by mf_luder]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by Wildbob77
I don't think that people in power of various countries would ever relinquish power.

Would the Chinese communists give up their power?

Would the US capitalists give up their way of life?

Would the European socialists want to live under a different political system?

Would the Saudis ever agree to a government that wasn't Sharia based?

I don't think that we'll see this in this century.




Only the peasants feel these differences. The elite laugh and play their shill game on us poor folk.

Of course I agree, they would never relinquish their power.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by mf_luder
Not really.

That's "too" perfect of a face of humanity - I don't think we'd ever be able to achieve that - at least not in our lifetime. I'm more curious as to what people think would happen if we dropped all legal borders and made a set of laws that applied to Earth, not just a specific country.

So - MAYBE a Star Trek situation, but the extremely early stages of it?


It seems to me that science fiction is mostly correct in its depictions.
The only way to unite humanity seems to be if we were confronted with a common outside enemy.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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yep without an outside foe, we would never really do it. I could see mankind coming together if we needed to defeat something other than us. But i cannot see, us coming together just because they say so.

We may though come together if we had a war like alfred pike said, that was so bad, and so many killed from all over the world, mankind may be so sick of the site of it all, that may work.

So an absolutely bad 3rd world war may do it, like pike said, but it would have to be an absolute awful experience for everyone on earth.

I.e What would make us come together, would be threat to our very existence on this planet, and it would have to be shown to be real, and probably need to be very bad.



[edit on 10/28/2008 by andy1033]



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:34 PM
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Is this likely, in your opinion? What could possibly bring EVERYONE together? An alien attack? I mean - if you think about it, there are probably those out there who would support the extraterrestrial invasion!

What is something we can think of here that would maybe work for us to help ourselves as opposed to an outside threat?



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:39 PM
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It will never work, except as a tyranny, with maybe a few 'enlightened' years before, until someone took power and no one against it had anywhere to hide, and their families destroyed and their lives hiding, probably taken because no one could show them safe haven.

Be aware what you wish for.

Mould the humanity as one, humanity gets stuck in one mould.

Stare deep enough into the abyss and it stares back at you.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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A one world government is to prone to elite groups of people corrupting it and taking control. This is why Socialism doesn't work on a large scale. It's too corruptible.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by mf_luder
reply to post by andy1033
 


Is this likely, in your opinion? What could possibly bring EVERYONE together? An alien attack? I mean - if you think about it, there are probably those out there who would support the extraterrestrial invasion!

What is something we can think of here that would maybe work for us to help ourselves as opposed to an outside threat?


This "event" that could bring everyone together.........

-This event would have to be "uncontrollable" (TPTB could not manipulate)
-This event would have to affect TPTB lifestyle wise
-This event would have to create a mass paradigm shift.

Now what would fit?

Natural disasters of biblical proportions?
Meteor/Celestial?
Every person in the world stops using money and never visits a normal store ever again all at the same day and forever after and starts communities.
Everyone at the same time decides to never watch television again.

Things like this?



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 06:43 PM
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Would a world government work? Absolutely not. There are too many competing interests and too many competing cultures and beliefs. The only way that it could possibly work is if it were very loosely controlled at the top and each of the former nations retained a great deal of their previous autonomy.

Heck, I live in the US and with less than 1/20th of the world's population under its control, it barely works, and even then, I'm not sure for how much longer. The differing ideologies are tearing this country to pieces. It could be largely resolved by giving more power back to the states and hence, giving the power back to the people, but the Federal government will never let that happen.

One-size-fits-all government ultimately won't make anyone happy. It might for a time if there were some type of global threat, but once that passed, the old differences would re-surface and the bickering would start anew.



posted on Oct, 28 2008 @ 10:38 PM
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Nah man you arent even close. There is a NWO to a certain extent if you want to call it that but there is NOT a one world gov as the OP is speaking of.

Would it work? Of course. That isnt the problem. Its putting it into place...thats the issue.

Look at just about every country on earth right now and see how the citizens are oppressed. Now, just imaging the same but under one umbrella and not just individual countries. Also imagine the INCENTIVES of being cooperative. Those who oppose will be weeded out eventually as there will be no other place to "escape" to.



Originally posted by WiredPirate
I dunno, is it "working" now?

Because i dunno where you have been but........ Already happened?




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