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What we can do to make the world a better place for every one to live, for example instead of wasting resources and effort on making weapon and big armies we can use it for technology and development of life quality and environment?

Is it possible to achieve it by uniting the whole world as one nation under one single government?

NR92 6 Mar 26
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I cannot imagine it in our lifetimes. Looks lovely on Star Trek, but for one pesky detail: Human nature. And no, it is not a mere matter of education. We could educate all of humanity, but a very small percent could wreck it for everyonone. All it takes is the occasional narcissistic, power-hungry, sociopathic con artist and we are once again subverted by a Musselini, Stallin, Putin, etc., etc. ....not to mention the capitalist robber barons that seek to own us all.

I think you have to take into account our ability to shape and mold our own nature into what we want it to be by shaping the childhood environment and experiences of our . I highly encourage you to look at some of the research into psychology and morality that has been done on this subject; not because i'm right and you're wrong (which isn't necessarily the case), but simply because it might make you feel a bit more hopeful about what we are capable of becoming over time. To me, the fact that we CAN be as as good, kind, and generous as some of us are, despite generations of us being raised and brainwashed under a competitive dog-eat-dog capitalist system speaks volumes about our naturally occurring nature and who/what we all want to be before it gets eroded away. I don't think people need to change, i think we need to STOP changing into something other than what we are.

@JustinMichael yeah, I have been studying it. I am a psychotherapist with a sociology background. I stand by my observation.

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that will never happen, i like the concept for a movie or something lol

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On the subject of a world federation , I would reject this idea on two grounds . 1. I feel that it would infringe upon self determination. [en.m.wikipedia.org] . 2. If , and when , it were to become feasible to have international solidarity , and unity , then from a Marxist standpoint , that would be the time to dissolve the state , and to establish free communism [en.m.wikipedia.org].

Marmion Level 6 Mar 26, 2019
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Only if we can miraculously improve human nature. The rich, powerful, and privileged will always try to take control and exploit the rest of us. Throughout history, it's happened without fail.

dan325 Level 7 Mar 26, 2019

Here I think the education systems play the main role, I think nowadays education systems do not teach how to think, but they teach what to think.

We are still VERY young as a species though, and mass education is a relatively new concept for us; many places in the world still don't really have it. Just because we were too uneducated to make a difference in that past is no reason to assume that with all of the knowledge and personal wisdom/experiences becoming available to us via the internet and global communication it's still impossible for us to become better than we are.

@Noor92 I certainly agree on that point.

@JustinMichael Not impossible - just highly improbable. The developed world has had public education (admittedly, of varying quality) for a couple of hundred years now. As to the Internet, it's used more as a means of controlling and mindlessly entertaining the public than as an instrument of education.

@dan325 I would argue only to say that it becomes more probable each time we attempt it. A couple hundred years is a blink of an eye in the long term development of a species. You are definitely right about the internet; but the fact that we and others are having this conversation here and that i have had many others like it does imply that there are a substantial amount of people who DO use the net to educate themselves and share ideas with others. Not enough for the change that we are talking about surely, but this has just become possible within my relatively short adult lifespan. When i was a there was no place like this for people like us to congregate and discuss stuff like this. Not saying everything will be fixed soon, but i do see a lot of evidence that the average human being is headed in the right direction; albeit slowly.

@JustinMichael I'm afraid I don't share your optimism, but I sincerely hope that you're right and I'm wrong.

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I can't imagine a government without competition. When we try to imagine a better government what do we do? We look at the happiest and those with the most freedom for the greatest number of people. Usually Scandinavian countries and maybe Canada. More countries though are what we would not want especially those that are religious based, suppressing freedom. One world government would, in my opinion be more likely to be a type of theocracy and that's the very last thing I would want.

gearl Level 7 Mar 26, 2019
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Like in futileram?

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No, it’s on the way with Globalisation of markets which instead of unifying creates even greater sociological divides. The theory is wonderful but the practice is not a good fit for humankind as it operates currently. So long as there is ‘us’ and ‘not-us’ mentality there will be conflict. Imagine D Trump esq being elected World Leader. The implications are too awful to contemplate!

Geoffrey51 Level 8 Mar 26, 2019

I didn't mean the economic globalization, I meant Social Democratic Internationalism

@Noor92 You can’t seperate economics and politics. If we want a free market then competition is essential. If we don’t want a free market then we don’t have freedom, we have dictatorship.

@Geoffrey51 You think it's that binary? I really don't...

@OwlInASack pretty much. Can’t think of any situation past or present that is a third way, but open to be educated

@Geoffrey51 Well - when I chat to my conservative mates about the horrific homeless situation in the UK which has come about under the current administration, they say that this is a result of not having a free enough market in housing.

I can ony thinlk that is ideology gone mad. The freer the UK housing market gets, the more homeless we have.

The alternative isn't dictatorship but sensible controls on housing as many places manage.

@OwlInASack and that will only happen if a free market is enabled. As with many areas in the Western World, gentrification is making many potentially habitable areas, such as industrial redevelopments outside the means of those on low incomes. The part solution to housing is affordable Government Housing or Housing Commision domiciles but there is no money in it. That would have to be not-for-profit arrangements. I agree the idealistic solution is sensible controls, but that takes political will and a rejection of political financial brokers in favour of a new ideology.

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That concept of world unity is called "Globalism" and it scares the s...t out of most conservatives...who want the world dominance of White Christians - often called "Nationalism" but more subtlely referred to as White Nationalism. Fortunately, education and knowledge is growing in our nation and world....and as knowledge grows, the logic of science takes hold and the mythology of religion fades.

So my point is; many want the UN and globalism extinguished...and right now many who say this are rich and powerful...including our #LiarInChief DJT.

Robecology Level 8 Mar 26, 2019

There is nothing more powerful than mass of people.

@Noor92 That's a sweet myth, but it's never played out - ever.

@Noor92 there is sadly. Fear of repurcussion. Otherwise many oppressive situations would have been challenged. History is strewn with uprisings, most ending badly, except maybe The Long March but that was more an exodus than uprising.

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One single government isn’t feasible unless it’s a dictatorship, in my opinion, and I definitely don’t want to live in a dictatorship.

You live in Afghanistan? How are things over there? Not too good I’ll bet.

altschmerz Level 9 Mar 26, 2019

That is why I am saying, if there was only one nation ruled by one government, the world war 1 and 2 would not happen and there would not be any terrorists groups like Alqaeda, ISIS and Taliban. What I mean is that every country should function like a state part of the global government and the supreme president should be elected by state governors.

@Noor92 it’s not possible. The whole world is too huge for one government alone to manage it, and one worldwide president could very conceivably become a dictator.

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Nice idea, but you doe realize it takes two sides to disarm don't you?

Bobby9 Level 8 Mar 26, 2019
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Paragraph 1, yes.

Paragraph 2, no. If the UN could manage to be a better, fairer organization, and less under the control of the big powers, that would help.

David1955 Level 8 Mar 26, 2019
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No risk chaos and can inviting dictatorship worldwide

bobwjr Level 9 Mar 26, 2019

Not dictatorship, Social Democratic Internationalism

@Noor92 not likely in present environment

@bobwjr @Noor92 Not likely - but massively preferable

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Possible? No... not a chance. Remember the right wing does not want to make the world a better place. That is far from the agenda

OwlInASack Level 8 Mar 26, 2019

Not just the right wing.In the ,West especially, personal greed has been encouraged for the last 50 years so that the idea of peaceful cooperation and sharing resources is completely alien to most people.

@CeliaVL yes - so true. There were moments of hope for us after WW2 where large numbers expressed views which were strongly pro-humanity

Now those are strongly opposed and we have division

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