Sunday, June 21, 2009
What's Wrong With One World Government?
As a Star Trek and general science fiction fan, maybe I'm already a little biased toward the whole idea of a single, worldwide, democratic federal government. In the Star Trek universe, there exists the United Earth- a single Earth government. In many science fiction realms that deal with the future of humanity, space exploration, and dealings with alien beings, the idea of one Earth government is usually seen as the most logical . If humanity is to survive expansion into space, it would make sense to have a more centralized world government to coordinate the efforts of various nations. And in the event of a war with some alien race, human matters of ethnicity, class and 'race' would become insignificant as all people embraced their humanity and united to fight a common threat to all humanity.
Many people are honestly scared witless by the idea of the United Nations or European Union, and we all hear the paranoid fear of those who rant against a 'New World Order' or world government. But what is there really to be afraid of? Especially for Americans- the United States would surely take the lead role in such a government. It's not as though our way of life would greatly change under a more global government. I am seriously interested in the idea of such a government, and I am curious as to what improvements we could make to society if we were able to stop focusing so much on our supposed differences and start working together for the benefit of all mankind, especially considering the fact that our nation is now taking a renewed interest in space exploration, putting men on the moon 'again', and putting men on Mars. It's kind of starting to feel like the eighties all over again, when science and technology were actually considered important and, yes, fun. The PC was starting to become available for home use, Devo was all the rage, films like Real Genius, Weird Science, etc. were fueling young minds to pursue careers in the sciences. I'm glad we are starting to rediscover the importance of education, science, and the oneness of mankind. And I honestly wouldn't mind one world government, because I know that would actually give us less to worry about and free up the manpower and resources that we currently use for defense and constant political maneuverings among other nations.