Another group of idealistic dreamers! I like it. If we had a Global Democracy with internationally binding legislation, we’d actually have some outcomes on climate change, unlike the farce I’m guessing Copenhagen will be. Imagine a Global Federation with internationally applicable legislation. Imagine the world coming together to deal with common problems, preventing wars, freeing up some of that military money! According to Professor Ian Lowe of the ACF just 5% of the world’s military budget would give everyone on earth adequate nutrition, fresh water, ‘shelter’ (read: NOT McMansions), education, medical and family planning assistance. In other words just 5% freed up to good aid programs would meet all human needs and solve over-population by encouraging the “Demographic Transition” in the 3rd and developing worlds.
No wonder people are dreaming of world government. And climate Denialist Christopher Monckton thinks such a world government is “Communist” and something to be frightened of, when it could actually lead to the goal of every beauty pageant, “World peace”.
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Can There Be Global Democracy?
BGD will be hosting a public seminar on Conceptualising Global Democracy on 9th December 2009 at 18:00 at Cairo University. Join us if you can as everyone is welcome.