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A Call For World Unification
By Michael L Thal
Last edited: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2003

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Below is an article that was published in "Aim Magazine"(Winter 2002). It provides an alternate solution to war.

“The world’s a ship on its passage out,” Melville wrote in Moby-Dick, “and the pulpit is its prow.” George W. Bush stands at the head of that prow leading our nation into a war against terrorism. In the weeks and months ahead, the President will have the task of uniting this country behind him in an effort that will take years to accomplish. He will also, like his father, build a coalition of nations to support his anti-terrorist tactics. It would be to the benefit of everyone that this evolves into a united front where all nations of the world unify in their attempt to fight these anarchists. In so doing, we will form a world government that not only fights terrorist activity, but supports the environmental, ecological, social, and political concerns facing the people of this planet.

The events of September 11, 2001 were an alarm sounding for the nations of the world to pull together. On the geopolitical playing field of the Twenty-first Century one nation can not form coalitions that will last for long. This must not merely be a coalition to fight terrorism, as President Bush suggested. Terrorism is but one blight the nations of this world have in common. There are ecological catastrophes that know no borders. The depletion of the ozone layer and the diminishing rain forests, to name a few. are other problems we face. Malnutrition and hunger where 5000 Iraqi children are dying each month due to world sanctions must be handled by a world body. What can one nation or a coalition of states do about the extinction of species of animals? During the last two hundred years man has caused the extinction of more than 50 species of birds and over 75 species of mammals due to due to poor management of environmental resources? There are a host of other world problems--unchecked pollution, armament proliferation, the threat of nuclear or biological war, border disputes, and the artificial divisions of race and gender-- that threaten our species.

The current coalition of 100 countries knitted together by the Bush Administration is vulnerable to defections and disintegration. This medley of nations includes vocal critics of the United States. How long will Russia remain true to the ambitions of the anti-terrorist goals if American officials criticize its treatment of Chechnya rebels? How long will China remain an ally if the United States becomes outspoken regarding China’s human rights offenses?

September 11, 2001 was more than an attack on New York and the United States. It was an attack on Civilization. It was an alarm ringing loudly for the peoples of this planet to unite under one world government, a government based on the principles of democracy giving everyone an equal voice.

We are a people tied together by the World Wide Web. We are developing a universal culture and we have universal needs. There is a lack of justice, freedom, and democracy in many nations. Intelligent people are angered by this inequality. They look at America with envy, for we are the land of the rich, and they spew their venom at us. These radical ideologues, led by Osama bin Laden, attract people to their cause who are willing to give up their lives for a higher cause.

If the United States spearheads a drive towards unification where each nation state continues to have its sovereignty, but relinquishes enough power to the world body to deal uniformly with the problems facing our planet, the needs of the whole will be addressed. We can begin with the United Nations altering its charter so that members to that world body are elected directly by the people. This world parliament can then elect a world leader to help direct the goals of this unified world government.

As leaders of a world unification movement, Americans, who represent 5% of the population, will be showing the people of the world that they are willing to redistribute the wealth, for we hold 25% of that, diffusing the hatred of peoples in poorer lands.
September 11, 2001 will be recorded as a pivotal date in world history. It could be the start of a world conflict where horrors are unleashed that could hasten our demise. Or it could be the turning point when humanity took a long look at itself and decided to change. This is our opportunity to take hold of the reins of change at the prow of the ship. It is during these uncertain times of turmoil that if we don’t change, we don’t unify, we may be relegating ourselves to extinction.


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/30/2005
well done, hope to see you posting more soon
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 6/28/2003
Well written article with an interesting concept and perspective; albeit, I disagree with much of it...purely from a Biblical point of view. This earth as we know it rapidly IS arriving at utter destruction and no one can prevent God. Still, I enjoyed reading your well-written piece.
Reviewed by Michael McGowan (Reader) 1/8/2003
Interesting view point, but there is somthing I can debtate. You paint the United States and the Bush administration as the leaders of a "world unification movement" to alleviate major social problems such as tyranny and environmental decay. However, the United States has never a big fan of multi-lateral establishments. As more than one historian has argued, these "coalitions" that we form are really little more than rubber stamps of approval. We tend to prefer unilateral action- we just want the rest of the world to approve and shut up.

Also, these ills that must be confronted are right on the mark, but it will not be the Bush administration, nor the current climate of the American populace, that deals with it. In fact, the Reaganistic-conservative right that predominates American political thought today is extremely hostile to ideas of promoting democracy where it can (as Tony Smith argues, not every region is well suited for it) and restoring the environment. Much of the opposition to the coalition that the US is attempting to form in regards to Iraq stems not to the politics of fighting terror, but the appearance of the US as a fairweather friend. At the beginning of his administration, Bush said that the US would stike its own course in the world, regardless of the desires of others. We've walked away from numerous environmental summits because we don't want to put restrictions on our industries (however, we want the open markets to stay open so we can dispose of the fruits of our labor). But the hard feelings come in when, suddenly, we not only turn around and ask, demand, the world's help in regards to Iraq, but to chastise the reluctant for not being team players. This hypocritical stance is one of the leading reasons for the sudden swell of anti-american sentiments, not envy of the profits of democracy. You are right, 9/11 could have been a turning point for all of humanity to reach a more intelligent age. Unfortunately, instead of doing that, Bush decided to use 9/11 to run for President again.

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