Peace amongst nations means a robust global economy.
In today's affairs a very powerful few are in possession of the Earth's resources, the land and all its riches, and all the franchises and other privileges that yield a return. These few people operate virtually without taxation. Is that what we want as a global democracy? Who should own the Earth? The United Nations (UN) cannot have characteristics of sovereignty, which has been defined around a territory and population.
The Global Community has in fact been defined around a given territory, that territory being the planet as a whole, as well as a specific population, which is the Global Community. Global Parliament has the power to make the laws of the land and to make the rules for the territory of the Earth. Global Law has been and continue to be researched and developed for this purpose.
Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is conected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources.We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all.
The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, oil, minerals, other natural resources
rightly belong to the Global Community. The Earth is the birthright of all life.
"The 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 is the fundamental definition of the expression "Global Community" first defined by myself and my wife Virginie in 1985. This definition includes all people, all life on Earth. 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. Throughout this dialogue the land ownership of the Earth means ownership of the land and of all other Earth natural resources.
"A global community" is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. One could think of a typical community that does not have to be bounded by a geographical or political border. It can be people living in many different locations all over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where we 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.
The old concept of a community being the street where we live in and surrounded by a definite geographical and political boundary has originated during the Roman Empire period. An entire new system of values was then created to make things work for the Roman Empire. Humanity has lived with this concept over two thousand years. Peoples from all over the world are ready to kill anyone challenging their border. They say that this is their land, their property, their 'things'. This archaic concept is endangering humanity and its survival. The Roman Empire has gone but its culture is still affecting us today. We need to let go the old way of thinking. We need to learn of the new concept, and how it can make things work in the world.
A typical community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people sharing with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. Or they can be people with totally different backgrounds and beliefs. The people making a global community may be living in many different locations on the planet. With today's communications it is easy to group people in this fashion. It can be a village, or two villages together where people have decided to unite as one community. The two villages may be found in different parts of the world. It can be a town, a city, or a nation. It can be two or more nations together.
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 the Global Community, it has ownership of all natural resources within its boundaries. We will see in the Preview how this new system can work.
As mentioned above, land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil and gas etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labor. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to such natural resources.
On the global level the Law of the Seas Covenant is an example of a global community lease payment basis for public needs as it has affirmed that ocean resources are the common heritage of all and a proper source of funding for global institutions. Water belongs to the Earth and all species and is sacred to life therefore, the world’s water must be conserved, reclaimed and protected for all future generations and its natural patterns respected.
Water is a fundamental human right and a public trust to be guarded by all levels of government; therefore, it should not be commodified, privatized or traded for commercial purposes. These rights must be enshrined at all levels of government. In particular, an international treaty must ensure these principles are noncontrovertable.
Water is best protected by local communities and citizens, who must be respected as equal partners with governments in the protection and regulation of water. Peoples of the Earth are the only vehicle to promote democracy and save water.
Similarly, all the Earth natural resources belong to the Global Community to be used, developed and conserved for the maximum benefit of the people and of all life.
The Global Community should set up expert groups and begin the necessary intergovernmental negotiations towards establishing alternative revenue sources, which could include fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees levied on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on carbon content of fuels.
This thinking should give us a fresh start for a better future and bring some light to understanding previous claims of the many different groups such as:
None of the above groups can claim ownership of the land and other Earth natural resources. They never did own the land and of all other Earth natural resources. And they never will.
Only the Global Community can rightfully claim ownership of the Earth.
However, we have reached the deplorable circumstance where in large measure a very powerful few are in possession of the Earth's resources virtually without taxation.
Whoever owns the land and all other natural resources exerts power over those who are landless and no resources. The Global Community proposes to extend democratic principles to include the ownership and control of the Earth. The Global Economic Model was created for all the people on the planet. The model makes sure that the rights of all people and the rights of the planet are one and the same.
Land and all other Earth natural resources are not commodities. Use the land, share it or lose it. This principle also applies to banks and similar institutions all over the world. You own property because the owners could not pay. Use that property, or share it or lose it.
A nation is defined primarily by its people, its communities; arts, history, social, languages, religious and cultural aspects included. Fundamentally a nation or a state is defined as "a politically unified population occupying a specific area of land".
A global community has a well defined criteria based on global symbiotical relationships. And it does not require the occupation of a specific area of land. These relationships allow a global equitable and peaceful development and a more stable and inclusive global economy.
The Global Community is this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities.
Criteria for sovereignty of a global community
The Global Economic Model stipulates as well that we, as human beings, are trustees and caretakers of all other life forms on Earth.
The Global Economic Model is global, as people are freed to move beyond borders and boundaries and claim the whole Earth as their birthplace.
How the Earth should be owned is the major economic question of this time. The world should be owned not just by the people living in it but by all life on Earth and the Soul of Life, the Soul of Humanity.
Unless a reformed or empowered Global Parliament is leading firmly upon the principle of equal rights for the Global Community, then the planet will be controlled by a handful of vested interests.
Land here, by definition, covers all naturally occurring resources like surface land, minerals deposits (gold, oil etc), water, electromagnetic spectrum, the trees, fish in the seas and rivers. It is unjust to treat land as private property. Land is not a product of labor. Everyone should therefore be given equal access to natural resources. The Global Economic Model proposes to make private property the product of labor. Common property is all what Nature offers. The Global Economic Model policy removes taxes from wages and increases taxes and user fees on common property.
The model eliminates subsidies that are environmentally or socially
harmful, and inequitable.
A. G50,000,000 units (about $1 billion) for each million of population for countries having natural population increase rates by birth of more than 2% annually,
The extension of financial credit by the GFCC is further sustained by the following values:
The value of all the resources in the oceans and seabeds beyond 20 km. offshore, which is claimed as Global Territory and as the Common Heritage of Humanity by the Earth Government Global Law.
The claim of humanity as a whole (as represented by Global Parliament during this transition period) to the equivalent of G500,000,000 units plus (roughly equivalent of ten trillion dollars U.S. 2004 currency), which the separate nations of Earth currently propose to obtain from their citizens and spend for genocidal military equipment, preparations, and operations during the next ten years.
The financial, credit, money and banking system under the Earth Government must be based on virtually unlimited financial credit, which can be extended wherever there are people to work, resources available, technology available, and viable plans for the use of the credit, without being dependent on or limited by prior savings or prior capital formation.
Financial credit must be available in sufficient quantity to carry out unlimited and life-saving peaceful development projects in all countries and all parts of Earth, as well as to implement fully the Global Disarmament Agency, the Emergency Global Rescue Administration, the World Economic Development Organization, and all other Global Legislative Measures adopted by the Interim Global Parliament and subsequently to be adopted by the fully constituted Global Parliamentt.
To launch such a Global Finance, Global Credit, Money, and Global Banking System, it is desirable that the National Governments of a sufficient number of countries (sufficient to establish full credibility and operative acceptance of the new global financial system) shall ratify or give provisional ratification to the Global Constitution of Earth Government, and agree to use and make the transition to the new global financial system.
A basket of measured commodities linked to the value of an hour's worth of labor is one way to define the value of a monetary system's unit. The selection of items for the basket is somewhat arbitrary, but one can select items that any human being is likely to consume if the particular resources are available. Once determined by law, the valuation can take place. No valuation can take place if no world legislation arbitrarily sets the initial value for the unit. The following basket of 16 measured commodities represents approximately what any adult worldwide on a living wage might be expected to consume or conserve in one day. Therefore, this value is equal to the minimum wage that a citizen can earn in one four-hour day. The basket is also a small enough basket to be comprehensible and memorable to most adults. The following basket of 16 measured commodities linked to the value of an hour of labor is hereby the basis for the unit of Global Credit or Earth currency:
[(1 kilogram wheat + 1 kilogram rice + 1 kilogram corn + 1 kilogram potato + 1 kilogram manioc + 1 kilogram soya + 1 kilogram peanut + 1 kilogram lentil+ 1 kilogram pea + 1 kilogram garbanzo + 1 kilogram nyam) / 11] + 10 litres of pure, potable water + 1 litre crude oil + [(100 grams iron + 100 grams aluminum + 100 grams copper) / 3]
= 1 unit of Global Credit or Earth currency
= 4 hours labor at minimum wage (@ G0.25 units per hour minimum)
= 1 day's wage.
A person may obtain other commodities by trade in value, so a person need not personally have any of the commodities in stock in order to conserve value in the monetary system.
The value of the Global Credit or Earth currency may not be adjusted by any external private bank, such as the World Bank, or the International Monetary Fund. Included commodities may only be added or subtracted by the Global Parliament.
Truly, the world is on the threshold of a global revolution, and needs to proceed with the non-violent approach. The Global Community needs to build an economic democracy based firmly on the basic principle that the Earth belongs equally to everyone as a birthright. The Earth is for all people to labor and live on and should never be the possession of any individual, corporation, or uncaring government, any more than the air or water, or any other Earth natural resources. An individual, or a business should have no more than is needed for a healthy living.
The impacts of our democracy are destroying the Earth global life-support systems. A few people have control over so much of the Earth. To live in a world at peace and have conditions of basic justice and fairness in human interactions, our democratic values must be based on the principle of equal rights to the Earth.
Territorial conflict has for millennium been the basis of war and mass killing of others. Throughout the ages wars have been fought over land, and other Earth natural resources. We have seen oil conflicts in the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea Basin. We have seen water conflicts in the Nile Basin, the Jordan, and Indus River Basins. We have seen wars being fought over minerals and timber in Brazil, Angola, Cambodia, Columbia, Congo, Liberia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The view from space shows us a global landscape in which competition over resources is the governing principle behind the use of military power. Truly, resources have become the new political boundaries.
Conservation, restoration, and management of the Earth resources is about asking ourselves the question of "Who owns the Earth?" The large gap between rich and poor is connected to ownership and control of the planet's land and of all other Earth natural resources. We, the Global Community, must now direct the wealth of the world towards the building of local-to-global economic democracies in order to meet the needs for food, shelter, universal healthcare, education, and employment for all.
The Global Community has proposed a democracy for the people based on the fact that land, the air, oil, minerals, other natural resources rightly belong to the Global Community. The Earth is the birthright of all life.
The Global Economic Model proposed by the Global Community is truly the best response to the world.
Each day taxpayers hand over astronomical amounts of money to build weapons of mass destruction, fuel dangerous and polluting technologies, and subsidize giant corporations which concentrate the wealth and power of the world in the hands of an elite few.
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