reply to post by Shoomoo
It is difficult for me to imagine any positive outcomes from a one world government. It is difficult for me to imagine the positive outcomes of any
government as necessary as they may be. Governments are artifices created by people to presumably establish justice and provide for a common defense
while maintaining a domestic tranquility and doing what can be done to encourage a public welfare, but most importantly, governments should exist to
assist the individual in the protection of their own freedoms.
Governments inevitably abandon these principles and act in the nature as all institutions do that require power in order to function. They lust for
power and place all actions in pursuit of that power. In order to obtain more power than is naturally afforded such institutions they must rob this
power from those who have, namely We the People.
All people across the planet hold the inherent political power regardless of what doctrine exists that might say otherwise. In any form of tyranny,
that oppression exists because the people allow it to exist. Without their willing or tacit agreement, those tyrannies can not survive.
Let us examine the pros you have listed for further review;
1.) No war.
One of the functions of government is to provide for a common defense. If there is no war then this function ceases to exist and a primary source of
power is nullified. No government will allow this to happen and will always seek out a foe which they can present to the people as a common enemy.
Peace is merely a tool of propaganda used to sell war and when any semblance of peace is finally accomplished, we all know it won't last.
Unity does not require any government to make it so. If We the People are ever to recognize our undeniable connectedness to each other it won't be
through the force or propaganda of government but through an awakening and existing on higher level of awareness of the people. Governments discover
all too soon that it is through divisiveness that they can gain and hold power. A one world government will continue down the same path as all
governments and seek to divide the people creating criminals out of ideologists in order to provide a common enemy. There will always be those who
cherish freedom over the false sense of security that governments provide and will never be united in a one world government.
3.) Focus on other world problems.
All problems are local. The problem of broken bones does not lie in a totality of biology and only lies in the locality of bones. The problem of
poverty, while epidemic and rampant across the world is distinctly local as it lies with those who are poor and just as aspirin can not cure a
headache, (do we have headaches because of an aspirin deficiency?), and can only alleviate the symptom, so to will government programs only act to
attack the symptoms and not the problem.
Pollution? Again, all pollution begins at a local level and it is only when those who are guilty of polluting endeavor to either stop polluting or
clean up after themselves that the problem of pollution will get closer to being fixed. The current U.N. sanctioned "climate science" seeks to
define Co2 as a pollutant, when most people know that Co2 is a vital and necessary gas to our survival. This strange and mysterious push to label C02
as a pollutant only underscores the problem with one world governments. They pretend to fix problems all the while creating more.
4.) The progression of science
Science has never been hindered by borders or a proliferation of nations. Science for a time saw a great Renaissance and flourished by lately seems
to have abandoned all respect for the scientific method in favor of dogma. That dogma is part of a one world government agenda not a part of
5.) A perfect chance to meet extraterrestrials...
Perhaps this may be, but it is more likely a one world government would relish the opportunity to present any extraterrestrial contact as a common
enemy and for all we know they very well may be a common enemy. It is folly to assume that extraterrestrials are by nature benevolent creatures that
are part of some federation where Captain Kirk's and Picard's valiantly defend the sovereignty of people on any planet.
6.) Easier use of currency
Any currency not backed by wealth is nothing more than fiat money. Fiat by definition is an arbitrary order or decree. Arbitrary currency is a
recipe for disaster. It is doubtful that a one world government will make anything at all easier on the populace, but in today's common practice
electronic transferal of assumed wealth is fairly easily done regardless of what currency is being relied upon.
7.) One language.
While one language would seemingly correct many of the problems of communication, even one language can be riddled with ambiguity and confusion not to
mention the proclivity towards mendacity. As long as we are a people willing to lie to each other it matters not what language we lie in the
communication will break down.
8.) One belief.
Belief by definition is any cognitive content held as true. In order for their to be just one belief that belief would have to be held as true by
all. Good luck with that.
The notion that one belief is preferable to a variety of beliefs tends to undermine the power of individuality and how our own personal perceptions
and experience can enrich the fabric of human understanding. One belief is tantamount to group think or collectivism and while we are all undeniably
interconnected we are so as individuals.
I have heard many declare religion, borders and all sorts of individualistic proclivities as being a detriment to humanity but I would argue that this
rich variety of beliefs have marked the upward surge of humanity not its demise. There is no greater minority than that of the individual and it is
the individual who stands to loose the most in this imprudent push towards a one world government.
Individuals are the ones who developed the airplane, jets and rockets to propel us into space. Individuals developed medicine to heal and cure us and
individuals have endeavored to supply needs not governments. Instead of praise for collectives I offer you praise of the individual in all his or her
flawed and majestic beauty. Long live individuality and freedom!