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Originally posted by WickedStar
img]reply to post by infolurker
I'm sorry infolurker - but you seem very jaded. It may only the youth that holds such neive ideas, but the youth will inherit this world and it will be theirs to do with as they please. Our level of interconnectedness increases in orders of magnitude everyday. It's very exciting to live in the time we live now because our fate as a human race will be decided within the next 2 generations. Can we come together and finally be rid of the chains that tie us to outmoded, ancient paranoia? It is my fervent hope that we can. But I'm just another nobody...let's see what world renowned physicist Michio Kaku has to say about it.
[edit on 1/3/10 by WickedStar]
"Governments of all sizes are equally corruptable. We also believe that different cultures have different government values. For those reasons, we believe multiple small governments are better than one large one. In this way, those in oppressed places are offered refuge or assistance by less oppressed neighbors, in replacement large empires where there is little or no possible escape from corruption."
Originally posted by SquirrelNutz
Agreed with poster above that a lot of changes will need to be made (alignment of governmental philosophies) before a OWG can happen, but I believe it is entirely necessary if we are ever going to be taken seriously, galactically.
Is THIS perhaps what is delaying disclosure? Jesus, we can't even agree amongst one another. How are we possibly supposed to be expected to be taken seriously throughout the cosmos? We are not even a Type I civilization yet. We are infants.
Originally posted by Katerna
And I believe it is a good thing.
The problem with creating a single government to rule the entire planet is keeping those in power in check so that it does not come to complete tyranny and the ridiculous idea of complete self-destruction of the human race that many religionists seem so excited about.
However, think about it for a second. The natural progression of a population is to expand and unite under a single rule with many smaller rulers going down and down (as in a pyramid scheme, and also a meaning of the sign on the back of the one dollar bill in your pocket).
So, for example
Family-->Village-->Town-->City-->State-->Country-->Union-->One World Order
But if we have a single rule over the entire planet then we have the ability to hold ALL rulers responsible for their actions. So we then eliminate these "rogue nations" because we are all united. We eliminate third world countries also if we are all using a single currency that is monitored and controlled by those who have the brains to do so. Education, healthcare, entertainment, etc, will all have a limitless reach. For, once we eliminate the threat of war (at least on this planet) and instead become ONE, there will be nothing we cannot do.
And, of course, we will then also have representation in the Galactic Community.