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Forum Post: Global democracy : a new porposal against global economy

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 6:06 p.m. EST by commentnews (3) from Milano, Lombardia
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We understood today we are in fact dominated by global finance capitalism which created also "global" problems to the whole planet and to many who had no voice (as Africans) were added problems to Americans and Europeans, who have more voice. Hence arose the protests around the world, in different forms, from the Arab revolutions to "Occupy Wall Street". "We are 99%" is the shout of the Zuccotti Park occupants. A protest as "Occupy Wall Street" had never happened before in US the coutry where modern capitalism was has been created. Protesters at the bottom has more questions and indignation than answers to offer. National democracies today are slow and ineffective, inadequate to address the problems that today's global financial crisis arises because: 1) Every democracy has a smaller legislative sovereignty than any problems that arise in global markets. The market has a dynamic and supranational rules that make it non-adjustable from democracies that have not a slim supra-national governance slim. As seen in every International economic Summit done,as the G20, everything always ends in a stalemate. For example, the implementation of a common law as the Tobin Tax on financial transactions (on the effectiveness of which I will not go into) are unable to implement and the time of burocracy is always longer than those that the evolution of market crisis requires. From this we easly understand that while there is already a mature global capitalism there is no global laws nor a democratic organization responsible for its implementation. 2) The national democracies were born as issued by the birth of the capitalist model of the bourgeois class' 800 and derive livelihood from it,and this submissive position (lobbying) forbids the system of governance: to really fight the problems that global capitalism today places you should put a discussion on democracies themselves. I'm not against capitalism itself. Capitalism in itself is neither good nor bad, but no one ever treated it for what it really is, a means and not an end of the human social system, and this is the fundamental difference. Is democracy the real enemy? I firmly say no, it still remains "the best of the worst kind of government possible," and some rights (as free elections, free press, independent judiciary, respect for human rights) are not insignificant and has been guaranteed better than past or contemporary totalitarisms. Easy to say, hard to do, but I think the only solution that remains is not to destroy the good of Democracy, but change it back to its role not just for a nation but for the whole world. This is not "export democracy" and bring all to one model. "Global Democracy" means instead that every nation give up a portion of its sovereignty in order to place it in the hands of a world federal democratic system to respond easly to the global problems that crisis poses to all of us. I would say to "Occupy WallStreet" movement, when it asks the right to forgive of debts by 99% of the people against the salvation of 1%, it must not forgive that the danger of not be able to pay the debt is not in the failure of some banks, but in the risk that doing so will entice to be all even more irresponsibile, thinking that then everyone (banks , countries , people) could start to make debts again and again because they will be saved in the end , without asking anything back.. Every abuse could be always condoned. Without a new accountability it would be an irresponsible encouragement to do new acts that created the crisis itself: the irresponsible spenders would be rewarded and those who responsible and careful took care of the territory,environment, energies and or paid taxes would be screwed. I do not say anything so utopian: after the Second World War, the UN was created precisely to try to make a world government in which at the highest level the differences among people will be subjected to a realistic and achievable common good in which we all recognize it, men equal and part of the same planet with no winners and losers, rulers and subjects, etc. but everyone in equal respect for its uniqueness. The UN unfortunatly lacks a real executive power. This is the unique way to adjust the finance system in wich somenone could not only gain , but gain onlyin respect of the territory and dignity of all. Utopia guides reality in the creation of systems of governance. Listening to "Image" by J. Lennon or watching "The Green Planet" movie will help us to make to find a new model real and correctable under construction for the development of the world mafter crisis. The UN was an utopia: it took a war and the Holocaust to became reality. It's up to us to decide how much suffering: it is certain that sufference is not necessary to do this change, it could be done without pain. see it on wwww.commentsnewspapers.blogspot.com



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[-] 1 points by commentnews (3) from Milano, Lombardia 12 years ago

No doubt the web overcome every censors

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 12 years ago

democracy on the internet is scalable

[-] 1 points by commentnews (3) from Milano, Lombardia 12 years ago

To gnomunny: i know there are to much problem in this world but sometime they are interconnected and for this is necessary not a world government but an organization as UN more powerful,I mean capable of doing laws and relative sanctions chosen togheter in a representative organization in respect of human rights and a democratic constitution where the things every human being has in common to each other is guaranteed.it will be difficult and long but i hope it woul become a global democracy and not a global dictature as finance markets are To ozgirlost: thank you I'll going to see the link constructive things at end will stays on Hug everybody

[-] 1 points by ozgirlost (7) 12 years ago

I like your train of thought. I have read other similar posts on other forums that tackle your ideas also. If your interested then have a look at this link http://www.911oz.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=11378 The authors other post are also very interesting and well worth a read if you have the time.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 12 years ago

Some would disagree with the idea of a 'world government.' Personally, I'm a little suspicious of it also. The UN is a good example in a way. It seems they are as much of a problem sometimes as they are a solution. The problems of this world are many and complex. I think it's going to be difficult to solve.

[-] 0 points by smartguy (180) 12 years ago

cool wall of text bro

[-] 1 points by commentnews (3) from Milano, Lombardia 12 years ago

thak you i support you from Italy where ecoinomic and political thing are going bad hopefully for a new renaissance go on