The dream of a new Eden: Global Civilization.
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Table of Contents
- Global Civilization
- Earth Governance
- Earth Management
- Global Ministries
- Global Consumption
- Glass bubble concept of 'a Global Community'
- Celebration of Life Day, May 26 of every year.
- The new Eden, the vision of Global Civilization.
This 21st century is very crucial for humanity as it will determine our survival or not as a species and, consequently, the survival of the next generations. Global Civilization is
proposing to the world a way to achieve our survival. Critical steps to take now for our survival are:
a) the acceptance as inner truth and implementation of the Scale of Global Rights ; and
b) to activate essential global ministries as the most important action of Global Civilization.
Earth has long been waiting for a truly global governing
body based on universal values, human rights, global concepts and democracy.
We might as well start this creating process now, there is no longer any reason to wait. But then Global Civilization is already here.
And yes, why not one for global politic? Global Civilization?
As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility.
We must develop and apply the vision of a sustainable way of life locally, nationally, regionally, globally, and within ourselves
throughout life. Our cultural diversity is a precious heritage and different cultures will find their own distinctive ways to
realize the vision.
Global Civilization has now a Vision of the Earth in Year 2024 and a sense of direction.
Global Civilization embarks on a new path in history, the inevitability of global societies living, sharing, and creating symbiotical relationships
interactively is, beyond doubt, that which we must confront. Our creativity today may influence tomorrow's socio-economic strategies
and contribute to the evolution of human societies - an evolution directed towards a global partnership and cooperation with each other for survival.
To guide all Peoples toward survival, the Scale of Global Rights tells us what is the most important, and what is less important. We have to correct for the wrong ways taken by our society and governing bodies today. The Scale was designed on values that are a part of our history as human beings
and on values that have kept us alive over time.
In any community, primordial human rights , the ecosystems of the Earth and the protection of the global life-support systems have to be given the highest priority and greatest importance, because that is where they sit on the Scale of Global Rights. The rights of the community to life, clean air, freshwater, a healthy environment, security, are the most important rights on the Scale . They are primordial human rights. The rights of property owners and businesses are much lower on the Scale.
During the past decades various changes have taken place in political,
economic and social institutions. Economic reforms, changes in national
policies, and global concerns have contributed to redefine the roles of
these institutions for sustainable development.
In order to build a sustainable global community, each individual, each local community, and national governments of the world must
initiate their commitment to Global Civilization.
Global Civilization was defined as a social, political and religious movement in the sense of having a
broad organizational structure and an ideology aimed at governing. The
environmental movement, within Global Civilization, expresses the
concerns of groups of people regarding depletion of water, clean air, climate change
aspects, degradation of land and other changes in ecosystems affecting
traditional patterns of natural resources exploitation . Global Civilization has taken the role of helping these groups in protecting and managing the
environment by coordinating their efforts.
Global Civilization is aware that religious beliefs, traditional customs and
standards could burden the sustainability of all life on Earth. They could
burden Earth society or any society forever, and holds individuals in a
straitjacket. We cannot accept that. No one can! There are choices to be
made, and we must make them. Cultures can develop and can go on developing.
Even religious beliefs may evolve. We are living now, and we are
able to create these changes. We are at least as bright, most certainly
brighter, than the people who were living thousand of years ago.
As far as Global Civilization is concerned, cultural and religious
differences cannot be a reason or an excuse or a pretext for not respecting
human rights including and most importantly ecological rights. Quite
the contrary, all kinds of cultures may promote human rights and especially
cultural rights. They are different in their achievements, but they are
equal in dignity where they are expressions of freedom. At any time
or in any given place, men, women and children use their culture to invent
new ways of making human rights and ecological rights living realities. Diversity enriches us
if it respects the dignity of each individual, and if it takes account
of human and ecological rights as a whole.
Global Civilization is truly the age of symbiotical relationships and global cooperation, promoting and establishing more new, diversified and meaningful symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, and people of the world.
Governance of Earth through global cooperation and symbiotical relationships is the only possible option for a large population such as the Earth's population .
Global Civilization promotes a culture based on respect and care for the Global Community of Life and is building democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful to:
a. Ensure that communities at all levels are guaranteed global rights and fundamental freedoms and provide everyone an opportunity to realize his or her full potential.
b. Promote social and economic justice, enabling all to achieve a secure and meaningful livelihood that is ecologically responsible.
c. Educate children to understand a broad panorama of human truths ~ all those universal needs and rights every one shares within Global Civilization.
d. Establish the Scale of Global Rights has an inner truth and the benchmark of the millennium in how we see all values.
e. Guarantee that the Earth Court of Justice will bring security, peace and Justice for all.
We will no longer fear the unknown as Justice is for everyone and is everywhere, a universal constant.
Global Civilization will secure Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations as we:
a. Recognize that the freedom of action of each generation is qualified by the needs of future generations.
Global Civilization has broadened the traditional focus of the security of states to include both the security of people as well as that of the
planet. Global security policies include:
b. Transmit to future generations values, traditions, and institutions that support the long-term flourishing of Earth's human and ecological communities.
* every person on Earth has a right to a secure existence, and all states have an obligation to protect those rights;
* prevention of conflicts and wars; identification, anticipation, and resolving conflicts before they become armed confrontations. The Earth
Court of Justice will help here;
* military force is not a legitimate political instrument;
* weapons of mass destruction are not legitimate instruments of national defence;
* eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from all nations and have inspectors verifying progress to that effect;
* all nations should sign and ratify the conventions to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons;
* the production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity; a global ministry will introduce a
Convention on the curtailment of the arms trade, a provision for a mandatory Arms Register and the prohibition of the financing or
subsidy of arms exports by governments;
* the development of military capabilities is a potential threat to the security of people and all life on Earth; the ministry
will make the demilitarization of global politics a high priority;
* anticipating and managing crises before they escalate into armed conflicts and wars;
* maintaining the integrity of the environment and global life-support systems;
* managing the environmental, economic, social, political and military conditions that threatened the security of people and the planet; and
* over the past decades and even now today, all Five Permanent Members of the United Nations Security Council (mostly the United States,
Russia and Britain) were responsible for selling weapons and war equipment. This trade must be stopped.
For the first time in human history, and the first time this millennium, Global Civilization has proposed a benchmark:
* formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives;
* the Scale of Global Rights as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ;
* an evolved democracy based on Global Civilization principles and values;
* a central organization for the restoration of the planet and Earth governance: Global Civilization;
* the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of the governance and mangement of the Earth;
* a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade ;
* more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business, religious) symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the good and well-being of all;
* proposal to reform the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the IMF, NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under Global Civilization, and these organizations will be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by Global Civilization;
* the Peace Movement of Global Civilization and shelving of the war industry from humanity;
* a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global corporate ethics , corporate social responsibility, protection of global rights, the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and sustainable
* the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice on the abolishment of the debt of the developing nations as it was really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich or industrialized nations to the developing nations; and
* establishing freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights .
In order to build a sustainable global community, each individual, each local community, and national governments of the world must
initiate their commitment to Global Civilization.
The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for an effective global governance based on global concepts such as the Scale of Global Rights. One cannot talk about the governance of the Earth without talking about the most influential bodies or institutions of the world which actually govern
and rule the world today with the power to change it. So we will talk about the United Nations,
the major global economies or planetary economic blocks, the richest people and corporations on the planet, the IMF, the World Bank,
the WTO, religions, the debt of the developing nations, the restoration of the planet and the protection of the global life-support systems.
And of course we will also talk about sound solutions to global problems.
We define Earth governance as the traditions and institutions by which authority in a country is exercised for the common good. These include:
(i) the process by which those in authority are selected, monitored and replaced,
(ii) the capacity of the government to effectively manage its resources and implement sound policies with respect to the Scale of Global Rights and the beliefs, values, principles and aspirations of Global Civilization,
(iii) the respect of global citizens and the state for the institutions that govern economic, environment, Earth resources, and social interactions among them,
(iv) the freedom of global citizens to find new ways for the common good, and
(v) the acceptance of responsibility and accountability for our ways.
The quality of Earth governance is reflected in each local community worldwide. The Global Constitution describes all values needed for good global governance:
mutual respect, tolerance, respect for life, justice for all everywhere, integrity, and caring. The Scale of Global Rights
has become an inner truth and the benchmark of the millennium in how everyone sees all values. The Scale encompasses the right of all people to:
* support the preservation of ethnicity;
* offer equitable treatment, including gender equity;
* give security;
* protect against corruption and the military;
* earn a fair living, have shelter and provide for their own welfare and that of their family;
* promote peace and stability;
* implement universal value systems;
* participate in governance at all levels;
* access the Earth Court of Justice for redress of gross injustices; and
* make possible equal access to information.
Global Constitution is itself a statement for the fundamental rights of all global citizens, ensuring the rights of minorities, one vote per million people
from each state government. When member nations vote during any meeting they are given the right of one vote per million people in their
individual country. That is the most fundamental community right, the right of the greatest number of people, 50% plus one, and that is the 'new
democracy' of Global Civilization.
Governance of the Earth will make the rule of arbitrary power--economic (WTO, FTAA, EU), political, or military (NATO)-- subjected to the rule
of law within global society, Global Civilization, the human family. Justice is for everyone and is everywhere, a universal constant.
Global Civilization has no intention of changing the status and privileges of state governments. In fact, state governments become primary members of
Global Civilization. Global governance can only be effective within the framework of Global Community. There is no such thing
as global governance through the work of a few international organizations such as the WTO, the EU, or the United Nations dictating
to the rest of the world. These organizations are heading in the wrong direction and are causing conflicts between nations, doing away with democracy,
increasing the gap between rich and poor, and creating a culture of violence worldwide, terrorism being a small example of what they can do. That is global leadership gone bad, based on greed and immoral.
As an example of corrupted and unprincipled global leadership, let us remember how the Syrian crisis got started. Terrorism was observed very clearly at the begining of the Syrian uprising which started late January of 2011, when students (terrarists) were arrested for writing anti-government graffiti in the city of Damascus. They were calling for the resignation of their President Bashar-al-Assad and an end to Ba'ath Party rule. Heavy armament were supplied to rebel student terrarists, heavy enough to shut down government jet planes and helicopters, and conduct continuous and offensive attacks against the government.
Historically, a small group of students deciding to do what everyone else have been doing in that part of the world: "lets get rid of the government". And let us ask the United States to help us. A bunch of student terrarists who just wanted to create trouble and get help from the West to achieve their goals. Of course the United Nations also jumped on this bandwagon and sided with the terrarists. And we all know what happened next. More conflicts! Civil war! Refugees crisis! More than 2.5 million Syrians have fled their homes. More than 100,000 casualties. Destruction so bad the country is now back to stone age! That is the work of the United Nations giving hope to a bunch of terrarists claiming they dont like their government anymore. And again, of course, following the lead of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, other nations interested in selling arms to the terrarists i.e. Great Britain, France and the United States, were just waiting the best time to do so. Because Syria is a friend of Russia, the U.S.A., Great britain and France saw the opportunity of a much larger conflict implying a lot of destruction, killing, and selling of more arms. Selling arms is very good for their economies which they poorly managed over the past decades.
The United Nations Secretary General should not have got involved in the human rights of those students who started the uprising. On the Scale of Global Rights, students dont have much of any rights to destroy a country and create war. They should have been thrown in jail for life and made sure they work hard in jail so as to pay the price for their living. Their families should have been forced to pay for the cost of arresting their children and keeping them in jail. Parents are responsible for their children even if these children are studying at the university level. When a child was born, the child was a person. But not a person at 100%. Never, not until that person has been taugth the way to survive in our world. The community has the obligation to teach children what is important in life. And certainly, young people had not the right to write anti-government graffiti in the city of Damascus and calling for the resignation of their President Bashar-al-Assad and an end to Ba'ath Party rule. Those students were not educated properly. The global environment comes first and the human rights of those student rebels/terrarists come second. That is reality! That is the way! And yes there is a Global Community arrest warrant against Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, who decided to help those students. He will have to pay dearly for his crime against humanity.
One other important fact concerning the Syrian uprising is the question how did the rebels get their arms?! Who gave them armaments?! The kind of armaments capable of shutting down jet planes and hellicopters, and actually fighting the government military to the point of capturing parts of Syria and making them theirs as a part of the new Islamic State, ISIS. It was found out that they were Sunnis and that Saudi Arabia, a Sunni State, and an excellent friend of America, was the one supplying these terrarists, planarchists, with the most advanced armaments in the world, USA made armaments. And it is not a secret that Saudi Arabia has been buying armaments from the USA over the past decades. Over one hundred billion dollars. Saudi Arabia used its oil and gas resources to buy armaments from the US. Why? Because both americans and the people of Saudi Arabia do not want to see Iran becoming the most powerful state of the Middle East with the objective of changing the Middle East into a peaceful and better place for living. Beside the people of Iran are Shias. And Saudi Arabia is jealous of seeing Iran becoming more powerful. So in effect, the two nations, Saudi Arabia and Iran hate one another. Hate creates conflicts and wars. Rremember the Iran and Iraq war! At that time both the USA and Britain were calling themselves friends of both nations and yet were selling heavy armaments to both sides. Sunnis against Shias! America was never interested in peace. Peace does not pay the bills in America. War does! Americans would rather see Sunnis and Shias destroying themselves and the world. Destroying the world!? How!? War requires burning enormous amounts of natural resources, especially oil and gas, which create enormous quantities of green gases and consequently, making worst an already out of control global warming and climate change. This is totally unaceptable and insane! Global Community is holding Britain and America responsible for using natural resources to build WMDs and selling them to Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and other nations in the Middle East.
Global Civilization has put forward a different kind of global leadership, governance and management.
There are many required characteristics that are prerequisite for legitimate global leadership:
1. Legitimate global leadership is built upon trust. Those who are led must largely believe that the leader is committed to integrity, honesty, and transparent inquiry into problems. The leader’s actions must align with his words.
2. Legitimate global leadership rests upon checks and balances, which are necessary to ensure power is not corrupted.
3. Legitimate global leadership is an act of service. Those in power must show a primary interest in the good of the collective ahead of their self-interest. In this way, true leaders are mission-centered rather than self-centered.
4. Legitimate global leadership empowers others appropriately rather than concentrating power disproportionately. In other words, true leaders produce more leaders and empower them as situations demand.
5. Legitimate global leadership is visionary, carrying the torch of a possible peaceful and healthy future.
6. Legitimate global leadership is willing to lead by example, including following a foundation of ethics, performing more than one’s share of work, and making sacrifices where appropriate.
7. Legitimate global leadership is compassionately fierce when something undermines the good of the whole.
The defence function of a leader requires that he or she safeguards the good of the whole by whatever the most skillful and diplomatic means are to accomplish that defence.
Global Civilization offers a few recommendations for actions that would strengthen and legitimate its role as a true global leader by gradually creating an international structure
that better safeguards the whole than can ever do now as a unilateralist leader Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Global Civilization recommendations:
1. Ban military action in all parts of the world;
2. Lead the way in creating legitimate power for Global Civilization, subjecting ourselves and multinational corporations to taxation that generates money for programs
that are focused on world betterment and world problems. As a mark of our global leadership, we should commit a greater percentage of our resources to this effort than any other organization.
3. Hold ourselves to a high standard of compliance around global treaties that aim for collective benefit and the redress of economic, environmental, military,
and political problems. Our adherence should be exemplary. Or, if we truly question the merit of a global accord, we should lead the way in creating agreements that even better serve the global interest rather than simply ignoring or undermining the existing attempts.
4. Exert strong global leadership on multinational solutions to pressing health, environmental, overpopulation, and other global problems. We should propose innovative new solutions and show leadership in carrying them out, especially in areas such as clean energy development and overpopulation.
5. Take seriously the process of coming clean by exposing corporate interests in politics, lobbying by powerful organizations, subsidies of fringe military groups, etc. When our global citizen officials commit to be honest and transparent, a much deeper foundation of international trust will be built.
As Global Civilization begins to take on a much deeper kind of global leadership, one that earns more respect than envy and more gratitude than hatred, one that can catapult the whole planet forward into a future where war is no longer thinkable between nation-states and a legitimate and beneficial Earth governance is able to cope with global problems.
Earth governance does not imply a lost of state sovereignty and territorial integrity. A nation government exists within the framework of an
effective Global Civilization protecting common global values and humanity heritage. Earth governance gives a new meaning to the notions of
territoriality, and non-intervention in a state way of life, and it is about protecting the cultural heritage of a state. Diversity of cultural
and ethnic groups is an important aspect of Earth governance.
Earth governance is a balance between the rights of states with rights of people, and the interests of nations with the interests of Global Civilization, the human family, the global civil society.
Earth governance is also about the rights of states to self-determination in the global context of Global Civilization rather than the traditional
context of a world of separate states.
Although Global Civilization ensures state governments that it will obey the principle of non-intervention in domestic affairs, it will also stand
for the rights and interests of the people within individual states in which the security of people is extensively endangered. A global consensus to that effect will be agreed upon by all nation states. Once again, the Scale of Global Rights will be the guiding tool to determine the reasons of an intervention in a State government affairs. Only the first three sections on the Scale will be considered as important enough to legitimate an intervention.
Effective Earth governance requires a greater understanding of what it means to live in a more crowded, interdependent humanity with finite
resources and more pollution threatening the global life-support systems. Global Civilization has no other choice but to work together at
all levels. The collective power is needed to create a better world.
Let us all work together to build a greater and most trusty Global Civilization.
Earth needs urgently a world system of governance. The United Nations failed to satisfy the needs of the people of the 21st Century. It has
never improved upon the old 20th Century ways and thinking. Its voting system no longer satisfy the 7 billion people on Earth.
The challenges are different and require a world organization up for dealing with the needs of all Peoples.
During the past several decades, Global Civilization has been pleading the United Nations leaders to make changes in the UN organizational structure and ways
of doing things. There has been an urgent need for fundamental changes in the United Nations organization. The world wants a true democratic
world organization. The UN is not! Should we start from scratch? No! There are a lot of good things within the UN, and they need to be protected.
The most fundamental requirement of a world organization is a democratic system of voting. Democracy must be a priority.
The right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) is a human right. It should be respected.
The actual UN system of voting is undemocratic, unfair and noone likes it. It does not work!
Global Civilization has proposed a voting system based on democracy.
Of the 193 Member States of the United Nations, it takes
only one of the five permanent members to overthrow any decision or proposal during a meeting. This means 1/193 or 0.5% of the membership
is more powerful than the remaining 99.5%. If that is not a dictature, what is it? It does not say much about democracy at the UN. More like a dictature of the five permanent members.
In the Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations, it says
"WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS " but in fact it should say "WE THE FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS".
Global Civilization is requesting that the United Nations change its voting system to have one vote per million people. This way the rich North will have to deal with the developing nations of the South in order to obtain votes for decision-making. The eradication of poverty in the world will be achieved. Thousands of other good things will
For the survival of our species on Earth,
Earth Environmental Governance can only be achieved successfully within the larger context of Sustainable Developent and Earth Management . All aspects are inter-related and affect one another. A healthy environment is essential to long term prosperity and well-being of societies,
and global citizens in Global Civilization demand a high level of ecological protection.
This is the 'raison d'etre' of the Scale of Global Rights.
The Scale is the guiding tool to sustainability, governance and management of the Earth.
Global Civilization gives us a 'sense of direction' for future planning and managing of the Earth. We have the responsibility of managing Earth. Earth management is now well defined and becomes a goal to achieve. We no longer waste energy and resources in things that are absolutely unimportant.
Earth management is about
"a sound balance among the interactions of the impacts (positive and/or negative), or stresses, on the four major quality systems: People, Economic Development, Environment and Availability of Earth Resources"
with the idea that free trade and the planetary trading blocks are serving Global Civilization and not the other way around for self-interests
and the benefits of a few people on Earth, and that will bring into being a sound sustainable development within Global Civilization.
Earth management includes the entire cycle of doing things. When we do exploration work, develop, manufacture, produce, mine, farm or create a product, we become legally and morally responsible and accountable of the product from beginning to end (to the point where it actually becomes a waste; we are also responsible for the proper disposable of the waste). This product may be anything and everything from oil & gas, weapons, war products, construction products, transportation and communications products and equipment, to genetically engineered food products. All consumer products! All medical products! All pharmaceutical products! In order words, a person (a person may be an individual, a community, a government, a business, an NGO, or an institution) becomes responsible and accountable for anything and everything in his or her Life.
A corporation will now be required to operate its business within Global Civilization as per global ehtics:
* Be concerned with issues such as climate change, bio-diversity, pollution prevention and adopt high standards;
* Minimize environmental degradation and health impacts;
* Be responsible for the environmental impact of its products and services throughout their cycle;
* Adopt a wide environmental code, and policies, health and safety practices and procedures aimed at reducing resource and energy
use in each stage of a product or service life-cycle;
* Set up appropriate management systems to implement policies;
* Conduct annual checks and balances and provide reports to the community;
* Respect the political jurisdiction of national communities;
* Respect human rights, social and cultural rights ;
* Recognize its political and economic impact on local communities;
* Contribute to the long-term social, cultural, environmental and economic sustainability of the local communities;
* Respect the rights of indigenous peoples, their culture and land, and their religious and social customs; provide employment and training opportunities ;
* Ensure that each employee is treated with respect and dignity and is not subjected to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse;
* Respect employees' right to freedom of association, labour organization, and free collective bargaining;
* Provide equal pay for work of equal value;
* Recognize the responsibilities of all workers to their families, and provide for maternity leave, and paternity leave;
* Ensure that their be no barriers to the full participation of women within the company;
* Participate in the creation of child care centres and centres for the elderly and persons with disabilities where appropriate;
* Ensure no discrimination on grounds of race, ethnicity, or culture;
* Ensure that persons with disabilities who apply for jobs with the company receive fair treatment and are considered solely on their ability to do the job; provide resources
and facilities which enable them to achieve progression in employment in the company;
* Provide training to all employees to conduct their activities in an environmentally responsible manner;
* Work with organizations concerned with children's rights, human rights and labour rights to ensure that young workers are not exploited;
* Ensure that a mechanism is in place to address ethical issues of concern raised by employees;
* Make sure that the company's policies balance the interests of managers, shareholders, employees, and other affected parties;
* Adhere to international standards and protocols relevant to its products and services;
* Adopt marketing practices which protect consumers and ensure the safety of all products;
* Conduct or support research on the environmental impacts of raw materials, products, processes, emissions and wastes associates with the company and on the means of minimizing such adverse impacts;
* Make a sustainable use of renewable natural resources such as water, soils and forests;
* Conserve non-renewable natural resources through efficient use and careful planning; and
* Conserve energy and improve energy efficiency of internal operations and of the goods and services being sold
The argument for 'free trade' insists on that countries should specialize in certain products that they are good at producing and buy from other countries what
they are not good at producing, so that the economy is more efficient. What kind of efficiency is it, when the pieces of a product are sent
half way around the world to be assembled in a country with cheap labour, then shipped back to be sold? It may be profitable to some businesses, but it is a waste of time and energy
as well as resources, and moving products this way is not environmentally friendly and is a threat to the global life-support systems.
What kind of efficiency is that? Huge amounts of money are spent on marketing to get people to buy things that they don't need. Where is the efficiency in that?
Perceiving and understanding the human population in its role as a consumer is very important because consumers collectively spend
two thirds of a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). They buy and influence the purchase of an increasingly wide array of
products. Despite the fact that we are making consumer decisions in an emerging Global Civilization, people are still being taught
how to be "good consumers", when actually the word consume means, "to destroy, use or expend".
The enormous productive capacities
and market forces of the planet have been committed to satisfying human needs and desires with little overall regard to the
short-term or long-term future of life on the planet, or life in other nations or in future generations.
There are many different
types of consumers, and they all need to be taken into account separately: teen, young adult, elderly, low income, disabled,
illiterate, and ethnic. Each type of consumers need to be understood from the point of view of global sustainability; that is a global perspective that challenges materialism and promotes ecological responsibility, humanitarianism, well-being, consumer ethics
and Global Civilization concepts. These concepts were developed to sustain Earth and they include world conditions, global
problems and issues, global citizenship, stewardship of the ecosystem of the Earth, a moral and a spiritual community,
universal values, and global interconnections.
Consumption in developed and developing countries has risen much faster over the past decades than in the industrialized countries due to their high rate
of population growth, fast urban development, increased motorization and industrialization. Global Civilization is concerned with the sustainability of current levels and patterns of consumption and with the economic, political, personal, environmental, availability of resources, societal and spiritual impact of
excessive, run-away consumption. About 20% of Earth’s population account for 80% of the world's total consumption. Global Civilization has
assigned itself the task of finding ways to make consumption, consumer rights and responsibilities:
* Fair to the well-being of others;
* Socially responsible and sustainable to future generations;
* In line with the universal values of Global Civilization; and
* In line with human rights and responsibilities.
Consumers' rights impinge on the rights of other people living in Global Community . The right to choice is the consumer
right that refers to the right to have a range and variety of goods and services at competitive, fair prices and variable,
satisfactory quality. In order to assure choice in the developed country markets, governments have implemented trade laws to
facilitate cross border transactions and transnational corporations (TNCs) have set up business off shore so they can lessen the
cost of the production process. The goods that are available in the developed country markets are provided by slave labour, child
labour, sweatshops or in countries that allow the TNCs to forego adhering to pollution or ecological concerns and global rights in pursuit of profit. Labour rights are abused in efforts to earn more profits. This leads to
abhorrent working conditions, job insecurity and low living standards (all global rights). Consumers in developed countries have
been socialized to want more and more things to consume but have not been socialized to appreciate the impact of their consumption
choices on the human rights of other people; that is, they are not being responsible for their decisions.
Responsible consumption within Global Civilization means being aware of:
* global dynamics, the state of the planet, and the differences of other cultures;
* the impact of consumption and production on the environment;
* notions of voluntary simplicity and conservation;
* the consequences of resource management decisions;
* a sustainable life style;
* the impacts of new and different technologies;
* the impacts of economic development on the integrity of both developed and developing local indigenous communities, infrastructures and natural environments;
* the impacts on human rights, political stability, societal well-being, cultural sustainability, familial well-being, quality of life and standards of living of other nations; and
* the impacts of a decision made by a family living in developed country to consume a particular good on the household subsistence, production and community activity of a family living
in a developing country; and be aware if that decision would affect poverty, potable water, food diversity, arable land, security
from war, education, communications.
Consumers operate in an impersonal market economy where they make choices unburdened by guilt or social obligations;
they just have to be able to pay. But a typical global community consumer see himself/herself as part of a larger whole that is
affected by a collectivity of individual consumption decisions and has to question the global integrity of purchasing a product,
and will decide not to purchase at all if the integrity is being challenged.
Free trade encourages countries to change their economic infrastructures
to be in line with the free trade policies of the World Trade Organization(WTO). Many member countries have already prioritised economic growth over
social, environmental and human rights aspects. The WTO, foreign
corporations and world business leaders claim that free trade brings sweeping
democracy to all. They claim trade globalization is a forerunner of democracy
in nations where it is non-existent. Global Civilization does
not believe that democracy will automatically succeed in a global free
market. In fact, free trade is itself a flagrant abuse of democracy.
Global Civilization is requesting all members of the World Trade Organization(WTO) to change their ways by:
1. building social and environmental concerns into the WTO trade rules;
2. including ethical and moral safeguards, responsibility and accountability
in all situations and places;
3. developing a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations;
4. making a transition from global competition to global co-operation
which allows communities the freedom to pursue social and environmental
5. assuring that globalization and planetary trading blocks serve Global Civilization, the human family and not the other way around for the
benefit of a few rich people in the world; and
6. developing a method of raising global taxes, of redistributing incomes
to the poorest communities, of providing debt-free technical assistance
to non-industrial and developing countries to help them out of poverty
and to meet environmental and social standards.
In the Vision of Earth in Year 2024 , Global Civilization has shown that global energy consumption will rise by 60% due to population growth, urbanization, and economic and industrial expansion.
To meet demand, conventional fuels and technologies will impact badly on an already degraded environment, public health and welfare,
and global stability. World energy demand can be largely fulfilled by renewable energy technologies. There is however a strong opposition to change arising
from the fossil fuel industry and from governments of most oil-producing nations and major fossil fuel users.
There are significant advantages of shifting away from fossil fuels and nuclear energy and toward greater reliance on renewables. Decreasing the impacts of global warming
is certainly the most significant advantage. Global carbon emissions must be reduced at least 70% over the next hundred years to stabilize
atmospheric CO2 concentrations at 450 parts per million (ppm). The sooner societies begin to make the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, the lower will be
the impacts and the associated costs of both climate change and emissions reductions.
Other costs of conventional energy production and use are:
1. degradation of the environment through resource extraction;
2. air, soil, and water pollution;
3. acid rain;
4. biodiversity loss;
5. fuelling of the war industry, and therefore a threat to peace and Earth security and, in consequences, a threat to the global life-support systems;
6. global economic losses due to natural disasters are in line with events anticipated as a result of global warming;
7. nuclear power is one of the most expensive means of generating electricity and is responsible for nuclear accidents, weapons proliferation, and nuclear waste problems;
8. political, economic and military conflicts over limited resources such as oil and fresh water become more important as demand increases;
9. reliance on fossil fuels create less jobs; renewables create four times more jobs; and
10. fossil fuels do not bring electricity in many developing countries but renewables can; no electricity means no access to education,
clean water, improved health care, communications, and entertainment.
Global Civilization is interested to enact renewable energy policies that:
a) are consistent and long-term to allow industries and markets to adjust;
b) provide access to the electric grid ;
c) educate and inform the public;
d) encourage individual and cooperative ownership of projects;
e) establish standards; and
f) incorporate all costs in the price of energy sources.
Global consumption is a very important aspect of sustainable development. Consumers
should be concerned with the impact of their decisions on the environment
but also on the lives, human rights and well-being of other people. Since
one of the key functions of families as a social institution is to engage
in production (selling their labour in return for wages) and consumption
(using those wages to buy goods and services), then the role of families
has impacts on sustainable consumption and development.Just as corporations have social responsibilities and so do consumers
in societies. Consumers are socialized to improve the quality of their
Quality of life is a multi-dimensional, complex and very subjective
concept. For instance, someone who has changed their consumption habits
to better ensure that their choices will make a better quality of life
for themselves, the environment and future generations, may be seen by
others as having a lower or inferior quality of life since they have removed
themselves from the materialistic mainstream characteristic of our consumer
Someone may feel that an absence of violence and abuse in their
life leads to a higher quality of living even though they have fewer tangible
resources, money, or shelter; peace of mind and freedom from abuse has
increased the quality of their daily life relative to what it was like
before. There are universal quality of life values which lead to "human
betterment" or the improvement of the human condition. In addition to the
value of species survival (human and other living organisms), they include:
adequate resources, justice and equality, freedom, and peace or balance
The global economy can be affected by the deregulation in the movement of capital and thus by speculation. Money is made off tiny fluctuations in the relative prices of currencies.
Speculation makes it possible for huge amounts of money to be transferred half-way around the world in a matter of seconds. Whereas world
trade associated with actual goods and services is estimated at $7 trillion a year, speculation is estimated at $1.5 trillion a day.
If a country's economy starts to slow, billions of dollars can be transferred out of the country instantaneously, which can significantly affect its economy and the people. This has been the case in 1997
of a number of East Asia countries. They were bankrupted by speculation. The people were enormously affected for the worst.
Speculation can exert tremendous pressure on the internal politics of a country. It can bankrupt a country's
economy. Speculation should be de-institutionalized. Humanity has no real need for speculation, and it does way more damage than good. Speculation is a form of gambling and is evil. It is a horrible thought that we would want
'developing countries' or Moslem nations such as those of the Middle East, to accept Western institutions, and we are telling them that our institutions are for
their own good and that they would be in step with progress or the rest of the world.
Speculation is an evil institution. We have many other institutions just as evil.
The state of the world today is the result of a specific set of interlocking institutions: the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO. These institutions are
designed to generate massive wealth for the few and poverty for the rest. The same people who make the decisions in government and corporation make the profit.
They create a tight concentration of power. Together they are a form of anti-government whose only goal is profit. The ultimate goal of our institutions is to colonize other nations, destroy their economies, bring poverty to the people and
destroy the global life-support systems.
Global Civilization has shown that the formation of global ministries is the most important event in human history. Humanity sees the need to manage the world affairs in several aspects of our lives: essential services, world population, energy, agriculture, environment, health, natural resources, security and safety, emergencies and rescues, trade, banks, speculation on world markets, peace, family and community development, water resources protection, youth education, justice, science and technology, finance, human resources, ethics, global rights, sustainable development, industry, and manufacturing products. Global ministries will be given power to rule
themselves in harmony with each other.
of Global Ministries within Global CivilizationI. Global Movement to Help II. Global Ministries:
Building a Global Civilization for all life. IV. Making clear to all people
what they can no longer do, and what they must do for survival. V. As part of Global
Protection Agency (GPA): establishing in each nation an "Emergency, Rescue, and
Relief Centre". VI. Establishing a global
action plan for survival. Such worldwide action plan be promoted widely during
the Global Exhibition. VII. Education for Global
Survival VIII. Applying the proper
taxation system to establish confidence and trust in the global action plan for
survival IX. Making available to all
nations an efficient global warning system to warn people of imminent danger due
to natural or humanmade disasters. X. Analyzing and publishing
local and global impacts of all significant events that affect the survival of
life on the planet. XI. Family is important.
Family with too many children is a problem. XII. Preventing actions to
alliviate the effects of global warming and climate change. XIII. Making public worlwide a
daily list of all people responsible of causing significant deterioration of the
global life-support systems. XIV. Conducting research and
development of new ways of saving us all from conflicts, wars, destructive paths
or ways of doing things. XV. Measuring, assessing and
publishing daily actions and changes in the world which significantly affect
survival XVI. Moratorium on world
population and the fertility rate, and ending population warfare. XVII. Ending economic warfare
XVIII. Creating a
planetary biodiversity zone
XIX. Establishing a global
dialogue between all Peoples.
XX. Humanity new Vision of the World.
XXI. Global Parliament's Constitution.
- Global Ministry of World Population
- Global resources affected by overpopulation
- Causes of overpopulation
- Effects of overpopulation
- Solutions to the global problem of overpopulation
- Leadership needed to solve the global problem of overpopulation
- Global Ministry of Essential Services
- Ministry of Global Resources
- Ministry of Global Peace in government
- Earth Environmental Governance
- Earth Ministry of Health
- Global Ministry of Forests
- Global Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production and
- Global Civilization Ministry of Peace and Disarmament
- Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs: Global Government of
- Global Ministry of Water Resources Protection
- Global Environment Ministry
- Sustainable Development Global Information Society
Glass bubble concept of 'a Global Community'
The Glass Bubble concept 'a Global Community' is designed to illustrate the
concept of "a global community" to elementary school children as opposed
to the idea a community is "the street where I live".
It is an imaginary space enclosed in a glass bubble. Inside
this is everything the child can see: above to the clouds, below into the waters
of a lake or in the earth, to the horizons in front, in back, and on the sides.
Every creature, every plant, every person, every structure that is visible to
him(her) is part of this "global community."
By focusing on familiar ground in this manner it can be taught
that every living thing within the glass bubble is there because his/her food is
there, his/her home is there, all he/she needs to survive is there. And every creature
will stay as long as what his/her needs remains to be available within that
Look up, look down, to the right, to the left, in front and
Imagine all this space is inside a giant clear glass bubble.
This is "a global community."
Wherever you go, you are inside 'a global
community'. Every thing, every living creature there, interacts one upon the
other. Influences inter-weave and are responsible for causes and effects. Worlds
within worlds orbiting in and out of one another's space, having their being.
Your presence has influence on everything else inside your immediate global
Learn to be aware of that and act accordingly, to create good and to help.
Now let us explore this Global Community that we have
visited and discover why each member is important ~ each bird, each tree, each
little animal, each insect, plant and human being ~ and how all work together to
create a good place to live.
You walk like a giant in this Global Community. To all
the tiny members you are so big, so powerful, even scary…
You can make or break their world. But by knowing their needs,
and taking care, you can help your whole Global Community be a good one.
From the experience in your life and local community tell us:
* Why are you important to this "Global
* Why is it important to you?
* What do you like about it?
* What bothers you about it?
* Anything need to be done?
* What is really good there?
* What is very very important?
* What is not so important?
* What is not good?
* What is needed to keep the good things?
* What could make them even better?
* What could you do to keep the good things good?
* Could they help get rid of bad things?
* What unimportant things need to go?
* How could you help get rid of these things?
to sustain Earth, humanity and all life.
Let each child be aware he either grows up to be a person who
helps or a person who destroys.
Each child makes his own choice. She/He creates his own future in this way. He
becomes a responsible citizen, a global citizen.
This may or may not inspire some sort of creative project of
what "could be" to aid this Global Community to remain healthy.
To interact knowledgeably within one's global community has to
be taught ~ especially to urban children. It has to be brought to them very
clearly all life forms interact and depend upon other life forms for survival.
They need to know reasons why ignorance of nature's law causes such
damage, and why working in harmony with nature produces such good results. The world is already witnessing effects of global warming, itself
being caused by ignorance and indifference of nature's law.
The concept of the Glass Bubble was extended to
include the planet Earth and all the global communities contained
The following definition of The Global Community was found appropriate:
Global Community is defined as being all
that exits or occurs at any location at any time between the Ozone layer above
and the core of the planet below.
This definition includes all people, all life on Earth. And life claims its birthright of ownership of Earth, and so does SoulLife, also named the Soul of all Life, Soul of Humanity or God’s Spirit. By extension, the expression Global Community includes the entire Universe, space and time, all matter, galaxies, dark matter, all particles and all unknown parts of the Universe yet to be discovered.
Again, Global Community also includes all Souls, God’s Spirit, and that makes it different than just saying Global Community is the Universe, or that God is the Universe. God is everywhere within the Universe and beyond, elsewhere. Guiding Souls serving God are always helping the formation of Life in all places and times. Global Community ethics embrace the process of understanding what is truly important for humanity’s survival on our planet, and that is the Scale of Global Rights which give Peoples the moral foundation for a better individual and community. Global Community ethical grounds are practical, real, and applicable for all women and men of good will, religious and non-religious. Fundamental definition of the expression Global Community
This is the fundamental definition of the expression "Global Community". This definition includes all people, all life on Earth. This is the fundamental definition of the expression Global Communit It also implicitly says that no-one in particular owns the Earth but we all own it together. Not just us people, but all life on Earth owns it. The beginning of life stretches as far back as 4 billion years, and so Life claims its birthright of ownership of Earth, and so does the Soul of all Life, the Soul of Humanity. Evolution, Creation and now, Guiding Souls Throughout this paper the land ownership of the Earth means ownership of the land and of all other Earth natural resources.
Following this thinking we see land ownership is no longer a problem. The Earth and all its natural resources belong to all the "global communities" contained therein. A village, or a city is "a global community" and owns the land around its boundaries. Along with Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries.
One could think of a typical community of a million people that does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be a million people living in many
different locations all over the world. Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street
where I live and contained by a border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community
with the same.
We can no longer perceive ourselves as a People who could survive alone and a People who
does not need anyone else. We belong and depend to this much larger group, that of Global Community, Global Civilization. The 21st Century will see
limitless links and interrelationships within Global Civilization.
Every single human being must deal responsibly with the affairs going on in his (her) own 'global community' ~ when a person takes personal
responsibility for his own affairs ~ he becomes empowered as a person. He can then reach beyond his own property and family, and
help to work with others living in and around, even a part of the local community he lives in ~ the villages, the town community, the
surrounding territory, and so on.
The key is personal responsibility. Therefore the individual is the important element, one who takes responsibility for his community.
This individual cares about jobs, homes, streets, the welfare and success of his community.
When a group of ordinary people realized they, personally, will make the changes they need in their fields, in their village. They can
then find ways to bring these changes for all. There is a wisdom in the ways of very humble people that needs to be used. Every
humble person deserves to have ideas respected, the courage to develop his own life for the better and for the good of all. Sound solutions to help manage and
sustain Earth will very likely be found this way. Everyone can help assess the needs of the planet now and propose sound solutions for its proper management, present and future.
Celebration of Life Day
Global Civilization, the human family, is finding its role in the universe, a higher purpose and a meaning. We now can celebrate life.
A sustainable world can be built with the help of a very powerful entity: the human spirit. Community participation generates the energy needed
to sustain the planet and all life. Religious and environmental communities have formed a powerful alliance for sustainability.
A new symbiotical relationship between that of religion and the protection of the global life-support systems has begun to take place all over the world.
Religious rituals now support the conservation efforts and play a central role in governing sustainable use of the natural environment. Major faiths are issuing declarations, advocating for new national policies, and creating educational activities in support of a sustainable global community. Global Civilization is establishing a symbiotical relationship between spirituality and science, between our heart and mind, and God, between religion and the environment.
On and around May 26, 2017, millions of people around the world will join together in a
global call to celebrate Life, the gift to the universe from God.
As part of the Peace Movement of Global Civilization, the human family, let us celebrate with
all Peoples of the world , and all life, for the annual Celebration of Life Day. Life is the most precious gift ever
given by God to the universe and this event needs to be celebrated.
Global Civilization is asking all Peoples of the world to participate in this celebration of Life in your own community. The following project
is appropriate to everyone.
From the experience in your life and local community tell us:
* Why are you important to this "Global Civilization"?
to sustain Earth, Global Civilization, humanity and all life.
* Why is it important to you?
* What do you like about it?
* What bothers you about it?
* Anything need to be done?
* What is really good there?
* What is very very important?
* What is not so important?
* What is not good?
* What is needed to keep the good things?
* What could make them even better?
* What could you do to keep the good things good?
* Could they help get rid of bad things?
* What unimportant things need to go? and
* How could you help get rid of these things?
Let our time be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the
quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life. Let our expanding consciousness blend with
that of the Soul of Humanity.
The new Eden, the vision of Global Civilization
With the advance of a new millennium one tends to dream of a new Eden.
The signals of what the world could become are already apparent in the life-style of to-day's children.
From childhood our little ones have been privileged to enjoy group activities. They develop a circle of friends from many ethnic backgrounds, boys and
girls together. They learn consideration for others early on, the rewards
of sharing, and a special code of conduct necessary for a group to function
as an harmonious whole. Global co-operation in the making!
By the time our children have become teen-agers the group of friends
has virtually replaced the family unit in importance. It is most apparent
in High School years. As they enter University the group of friends has
solidified to the point where a group-home will be rented, all sharing
the cost. A basic symbiotical relationship!
These young people habitually hold two or three part-time jobs, or engage
in some entrepreneural activity, for money is regarded as the energy source for their way of life.
They see money for what it is - energy to use for good.
They spend their extra money investing in the money-market ~ even real
estate. They finance their own educations for they are keenly aware they
go nowhere if they are not intellectually prepared.
Freedom of lifestyle is more important to them then mounds of possessions.
These young people are not trapped by "things" although they own the best
of sports equipment and outdoor clothing, being very health conscious.
They eat very well.
All of their lives they have been educated by osmosis through T.V.,
movies, computers, and on another level by enlightened teachers in sophisticated
educational settings. They drive cars, some fly planes, all use machines
of every kind every day. And all of these things, in conjunction with the
close security of the group of friends, lay the ground work for a new
life-style, this new world just beginning, in the care of these brave new
And what a great, wide, wonderful world they have upon which to lavish
their uninhibited imaginations!
They share their thoughts and feelings with their 'virtual friends' half way around the globe. No border is big enough to hold them back.
Already they have a sense of what it takes to live in a group, to think alike. The seeds of global co-operation are in healthy grounds.
From the poorest of them to the richest is created a unique bound, a symbiotical relationship.
Being outdoors-aware, these young people will be focusing on the air
we breathe, the water we drink. Few of them really know where their food
comes from for all their lives they have bought food in boxes from stores.
They will have to address food supply ~ perhaps influenced by the food
prepared for astronauts, but it will be health conscious food, with low
Food was bountiful in the original Eden. It is hoped in the new Eden
everybody will have enough to eat. Unfortunately, today, starvation in
some countries forces people to kill and eat their animals. This means
rare species have to be herded into safe areas to avoid extinction. Even
oceans are filthy. Some people wonder if the giant world-wide business
conglomarates, which have made so many marvellous philanthropic gifts to
the world, will take it upon themselves to help the starving in an intelligent
manner. Globalization could become the "god who will provide"!
The young adults in charge of our new Eden will benefit from the popularity
of small businesses cropping up. It is to be expected they will have re-acted
to the businesses in the past whose job-security plan was built on products
with built in obsolescence, and the creation of one of our major new industries
to-day-waste control! Garbage makes a lot of money! Our young people will
be the first to grasp that fact! It will pay them handsomely not to allow
this "creative energy" to escape their grasp!
Most of us are somewhat aware we have to unload. It is necessary to
follow the job market at the first opportunity. Possessions are costly
to buy, but far more costly to move across country. The result is Thrift
Stores flourish and bulge at the seams! Department stores have empty aisles.
Our new generation already exhibits the inner awareness: less is more.
Living with a group of friends in a Space Age may involve jobs in Space.
Take Tourism for example. The Tourist Trade is making a very clear statement
about its future ~ at present the practice is to take customers to all
the remaining unique cultural outposts for the picturesque experiences
~ but since the aboriginal people who live there tend to ape their viewers
with such alarming speed, soon the only place Tourism can advertise is
And if our group of friends works in Space their human mating practices
will have to change to deal with extended periods away from Earth.
Furthermore, their children may be born in a gravity free environment.
Will these babies have to be especially genetically altered to survive?
One very re-assuring fact is that the young people of to-day are interested
in all the secret wisdom behind all the existing religions and sifting
out the common truths. They seek the best of the best. They are aware of the Soul of Humanity and have established a spiritual symbiotical
relationship with it, and thus with God. They seek the exaltation and merging of their Souls into one to gain strength, friendship, creativity, love and light.
Their childhood conditioning has prepared them to act on a firm understanding
of what it takes to get along with others, working as a group.
They are educated to understand a broad panorama of human truths ~ all
those universal needs and rights every one shares. The Scale of Global Rights has become an inner truth and the benchmark of the millennium in how they see all values. The Earth Court of Justice has brougth security, Peace and Justice for all.
They no longer fear the unknown as Justice is for everyone and is everywhere, a universal constant.
Their idea of power is power over Self.
Each and every Self is dedicated to an idea for good that others can
share together in creating this new Eden. Doing good and the well-being of the 'other' have become the basic building block of any symbiotical relationship.
Global Community's contribution to the welfare of humanity and to the children to be born is infinite. The work to make a better world endures. We are seeing the birth of Global Civilization.
The age of global co-operation and symbiotical relationships of all types are for the good of all. An age with a mind, a heart and a Soul of its own. A unique and wonderful age never seen before over the entire human history! An age with a vision to care for life and Earth! An age of the Soul!
What we have here is the birth of genuine group concern and unconditional support for the individual's well-being ~ a giant leap in human behaviour which could well change the functioning of global communities everywhere. We are becoming the human family. And Global Civilization has made grounds in Peoples way of life.