Op-Eds Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be
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As a research social scientist, I read your recent article, “When We All Become an Unnecessary…..” You identify many of the critical variables in the current trend toward universal unemployment and authoritarianism, and you suggest political involvement by way of voting as an engaged citizen as the way to counter this trend. What is missing from my standpoint in your article is identifying the fundamental need for global level government to address our many global level challenges. Voting at the state and national levels is no longer adequate, and the concerned citizens of the world have no substantial way to unify in their demands that global issues be addressed and resolved by the collective of nations. In its current iteration, the United Nations is flat out far too weak. But the UN can be reformed to become the governmental entity that can be empowered to do the needed job under a federalist conceptual umbrella. You can find my essays on this issue with references to the organizations that exist to promote the reform of the UN under the topic “Global Challenges – Global Government” on my website: http://www.dynamic-humanism.com
Agreed. We can barely keep this government from sliding into Russian-Saudi fed fascism. They’ve also tanked many of the other world democracies, over the last 50 years. That’s a long, dim road.