It can be surmised that collectively, the world’s most influential nations tend to function more as malignant clusters of cancer, constraining the flow of life blood from other specialized structures of the organism known as Earth (thats inflammatory 🙂 ). Though the entirety of the world’s geography has been mapped and its cultures made known, conflict furcates from the roots of subsistence.
Resources are sequestered to the nations of primacy leaving the others to scavenge for scraps, and I speculate that if one were to review the past 6,000 years of human endeavor the most salient feature of our species would present itself; an insatiable striving for power from which sprouts war, oppression, and the destruction of our planets ecology.
This concept of man as a menace to himself has been the premise upon which the unification project, a new world order is predicated. The new world order ideology suggests a peaceful epilogue to the millennial conflicts of nations; a final cultivation of complete harmony among the peoples of the earth, but is the project a schematic for the coterminous existence of peoples, or is it actually more of a deceptive consolidation of cancerous power into the hands of an elite few?
Even if the project was beneficent, it would carry feasibility only as an intellective, until humanity confronted the macabre atrocities committed through the unacknowledged capacity for destruction each individual holds. As Carl Jung said, “We need more psychology because we are the origins of all coming evil.” If we do not understand ourselves then how are we to understand the causative factors of conflict? How are we to mitigate human suffering if we know not the enemy?
Until humankind looks within, and recognizes the agencies of its martial character, there will be no peace.
Global government then, will not solve our problems, for the inquest of the human interior is a discipline that bears fruit only by the direct participation of the individual involved. No single philosophical, psychological, sociological, or anthropological principle will suffice to beset all of humankind with self-knowledge. Yet we must all search for that tool which will lead us to the inner door.
My own self-knowledge yields the awareness that humankind, despite its share of megalomaniacs and tyrants, exercises negligible influence over the macro-cosmic processions which preside over its existence. It seems as though the ancients were well aware of their place in the universe, for they ascribed percepts of divinity to the celestial bodies. This deification of the planets, most blatant in Roman mythology, serves as an example of man and his microcosmic relationship to the macrocosm.
My point is this: Though humankind wields enormous powers today, in comparison to those of the ancients, does it dictate the revolution of the earth around the sun? Does it control the precessions of the equinoxes? Does it command the galaxies of the universe?
Our arrogance is reflected in our societies. It stands to be true that insanity is not the character of a delusional schizophrenic but the defensive, paranoid leaders of nations who advocate stockpiles of hundreds of nuclear weapons for their own security. What could possibly be secure after the utter annihilation of all the planet’s ecology; our means to subsist?
Instead of trying to do the most futile, that is extirpate the negativity of the world so as to feel safe while perceiving external elements as the cause of our martial character, why don’t we look into ourselves and take stock of the ravaged landscapes which lie there? Isn’t it time that we see from where the capacity for destruction, hatred, sleight of hand, and all other negativity arises? Without that introspective sojourn what use are policies, much less, a global government?
The whole concept of a New World Order heralds with it promises of a final solution to global problems as ubiquitous as terrorism and economic strife. Its proponents hammer on the ideals of prosperity linked to a global network of cooperation between nations which may alleviate much unnecessary suffering of the world, while at the same time, bolstering the strength and unity of the human race.
While the allusions to the world -wide recognition of all peoples as part of a unified family are quite palatable to the commoner, it is crucial to understand the high improbability of abating the suffering and darkness which encompasses our world today by the implementation of a global government or the establishment of a Utopia.
When one thinks of the future and the notion of Utopia, it is seldom not true that the images one conjures in the mind consist of novel architectural designs, ingenious utilizations of resources, complex technologies, and motifs befitting a world of global peace. But these notions of Utopia are shortly entertained before they are relegated to the realm of impossibility.
Sure, creating a Utopia is a hard things to do, and to breathe life into one does seem futile in consideration of the diversities in human perspective and comportment that must first be resolved. But one should not smother a flame of hope for a more peaceful world – this was my sentiment following a marvelous introduction to the life and work of Jaque Fresco.