Thursday, October 11, 2007

On the Ascent to Democratic World Government: Other Voices

Baha'i is mentioned,but is not the focus of this essay, which argues for the benefits of a world unified from the perils of fragmentation. -gw

The overcoming of fragmentation in economic, social, religious, and political life does not result in some faceless domination of a “superstate” where diversity is sacrificed to a totalitarian unity so feared by those in today’s first world who deny their complicity in the present global system of totalitarian domination. The result, rather, is a federation in which people participate in government on many levels, from local to regional to national to world levels. There is no peace without the ascent to democratic world government, which will necessarily mean the overcoming of fragmentation with its concomitant violence.

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