posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by arbiture
I have to mention the inevitable, something the Jews found out the hard way. without the power be-knighted to you by having a government and a
military, your screwed. Any independent city state or nation state and I'm talking in this case about a large (by todays standards) colony in space,
must have all the necessary trappings of a nation state in the early to mid 21st century at least. Sorry. but I didn't invent human nature. I was just
born as one of us. Regarding " Nation States" I think the exception is the Vatican located with in the confines of Italy, and take them on you take on
NATO. A very bad idea. Wow, what a deal...
Is that all a lot of extraneous crap, oh yeah I think so but necessary crap none the less at least for now. That requires all the bull s*** required
for a " real" country, on Earth or wherever humans go. A diplomatic service, customs (important really to prevent some nightmare from getting into
your closed environment). Don't believe me? Ask Australia.
And sorry to say a military. But perhaps we could do it a little differently. It would in effect be our " Coast Guard" and be more concerned with
safety and systems and colony integrity and repair the same then making war. But like the US Coast Guard they might not look to scary but trust me,
piss them off and you'll get one hell of a bloody nose. Our capacity to "be violent" should be clearly defined as defensive. And besides we want to
make money and contrary to popular opinion war is not a long term money maker. Ever. It just drains treasuries, kills and maims and in effect creates
actualized hell, so screw that. But any society off Earth started by humans must be able to protect itself, in case the lunatics win.
Oh, and by the way regarding the establishment of a " Star Fleet"? The colony would have its own " Coast Guard" but I would welcome all nations on
Earth to set up shop with us. The only allegiance would be to the human race. Not us the colony, or any nation of Earth. We would acknowledge your
history and heritage, fine. But the greater heritage is human. Focus on that, your in. If you can pass the entry exams which are going to be a bitch.
edit on 8/3/12 by arbiture because: added stuff