Forum Post: World Sovereignty: The Promise of Civilization How the World is Corrupt and How to Solve It
Posted 1 year ago on May 2, 2012, 12:46 p.m. EST by mattrickpatrick
from Woodbine, MD
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
World Sovereignty: The Promise of Civilization
How the World is Corrupt and How to Solve It
Many intelligent people of the world believe that humanity has put itself and many fellow species in harms way, in such a way that extinction is bound to happen. Given our present course; the mass consumption of rain forests; the pollution of the oceans, water ways, and the air; combined with the desertification of once plentiful regions of the world, and the exploitation of impoverished peoples for slave labor and mass food production; it is no wonder that there is a silent cry for help deep within the soul of mankind and the world, and a deep longing for change in the heart of everyone with half a brain. The first half of this book will be to describe the problems of our world in such a way that the reader is convinced that there is in fact a very serious problem. The second half of this book will be to describe the solutions for these problems in such a way that there is a movement to begin healing the earth from the scourge of corporations and capitalism.
I have spent five years since graduating from high school in 2007 working on an idea to change the destructive course of the global corporate empire, and amend the frames to which we are accustomed. It has taken me through a winding road of study, from economic theory to philosophical and political ethics and has ultimately led me to develop my own unique perspective and premise for society to coexist.
I discovered that it is the Corporation that is destroying us, founded by the western European model, the premise of capitalism and dominion over the earth instead of the equal partnership of mankind with the earth that has led us to this inevitable conclusion. Through capitalism as it is defined, humanity has sought to destroy and plunder the earth in order to become closer to it by creating products out of it--products designed to be obsolete. Capitalism at its best is humanity at its worst.
The profit motive, as it is defined, insists that corporations create wasteful products; and controls the incentive of a corporation to create products as inefficient as possible because designed obsolescence is the only way to make profit, and because profit is the legal obligation for its share holders, the corporate leaders have no choice but to plunder and make waste of the earth. It is a system of perpetual and inevitable destruction.
Before the Europeans came to the Americas, all the rivers were drinkable, and everything about the land was plentiful. Today it is impossible to drink the waters of this land because they are contaminated. Instead we are forced to drink municipal water that is also contaminated, not only by residual chemicals that get through the treatment process, but also by added chemicals that are put in during the process that “purify” the water, and make it more “safe” to drink. Sodium fluoride—intended to make clean teeth—has been linked to bone cancer, and even fluorosis in 10% of the population.
You will know the tree by its fruit. Our present form to which we are accustomed, the frames at the foundation of our world, are bearing the fruits of destruction in the form of famine, pestilence, war, and death. Plundering has not gotten us closer to some deeper meaning of reality, our economic premise of development has not made us happier, and in truth it has distracted us from everything that could make us happy and satisfied: a loving connection with the earth.
The only cure to this systemic disease is to transcend the premise of western thought, and inherit the great premise of civilization. According to a theoretical physicist named Michio Kaku, we are presently residing in a level 0 civilization. According to his definition there are a few scientific standards for a level 1 civilization, including the ability to control the weather and interior functions of the earth. However in my mind there can be only one very civic distinction, which is world peace, and a global coexistence of cooperation instead of competition and war.
The goals of the world citizen constitution and the establishment of a world citizen government are not only world peace, but civilization, and to facilitate the steps needed to bring mankind into abundance, and to heal the earth instead of plunder it. Spiritual notions are not required for the people of the world to understand or accept this premise as fundamentally true and necessary, we all know that it is true, we can see it happening around us; the deterioration of not only the health of the world, but of our selves; cancer is at an epidemic rate, and so is obesity, and pollution has become a problem of equally massive proportions. It is obvious that the world is in trouble, and that mankind is being lead by the least among us. In order to step into civilization and find the cures to the problems that western thought and culture have created, we first must abolish the forms to which we are accustomed and accept response ability for our life and this planet. For too long the so called civilized nations of this world have sat on the couch and ignored their responsibility and have therefore given up dignity for complacency, activity for comfort and distraction.
Contents: PART 1
1 A Modern Religion
2 Global Corporate Empire 3 Finding a Solution Manifests the Problem PART 2 4 Civilization 5 Restoring and Healing the Planet 6 Why the World Citizen?