Global security policies
The media industry and global security
The Global Community 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:
* 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; this 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
* 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. These three nations are required to give back to the Global Community
an amount of 8 trillion dollars (American) as a payment for the immense damage they have caused in the world. They have created a culture
of violence throughout the world. They are nation bullies, nation predators. They are responsible for economic mismanagement, ethnic tensions,
crimes, drug abuse, high unemployment, urban stress, worldwide poverty, and pressures on natural resources. Most conflicts in the world
are direct legacies of cold war power politics, senseless politics. Other conflicts were caused by the end of the cold war and the collapse
of old regimes. Other factors have combined to increase tension: religious, economical, political, and ethnic aspects.
In the past, security was thought as better accomplished through military means. Expanding the military capabilities and forming alliances
with other nations were the only way to 'win'. Today wars are unlikely to produce winners. The Global Community is all over the planet. Ethnic
groups are everywhere. Some say there are more Italians in Montreal, Canada that there are in Italy. So we would fight our own people? Wars truly
make no sense! The world is too crowded and too small nowadays! And weapons too lethal! So security cannot be achieved through the military. The
only job the military should be asked to do today is to protect the global life-support systems. These systems have the highest priority
on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and are certainly more important than any of the other rights on the Scale including security. Simply because without life there is
no other right possible. Without Oxygen there is no life! Without clean water there is no life! So protect life on Earth at all costs.
Wars are the biggest threat to life and the ecosystem of the planet. Primordial human rights come next on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. Without a shelter life will still exist in some places but is not possible in cold place.
There are many related aspects of the global life-support systems:
* global warming
* Ozone layer
* wastes of all kind including nuclear and release of radiation
* climate change
* species of the fauna and flora becoming extinct
* losses of forest cover and of biological diversity
* the capacity for photosynthesis
* the water cycle
* food production systems
* genetic resources
* chemicals produced for human use and not found in nature and, eventually, reaching the environment with impacts on Earth's waters, soils,
air, and ecology
So security must be achieved by other means than wars. We might as well shelved the war industry from humanity right now and that means phasing
out all nuclear, biological, chemical weapons right now. No waiting! That also means having inspectors verifying the phasing out in
all nations of the world, and not just in some Middle East country. The nature of global security has changed since the rise of the Global Community.
Security used to be about the protection of the state and its boundaries, people, institutions and values from an outside threat.
The Global Community emphasizes as a priority the prohibition of external interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Today the security of
people within the Global Community is just as important as the security of states. Citizens must be secure. The Global Community is just as important as the security
and life of citizens and states.
There are many threats to security other than the threats to the global life-support systems and threat caused by weapons of mass destruction and the threats to
the sovereignty of a state, and they include:
* the proliferation of conventional small arms
* the terrorizing of civilian populations by domestic groups
* gross violations of human and Earth rights
Global security can only be achieved if it can be shared by all peoples and through global co-operation, based on principles as explained
in the Charter of the Global Community such as justice, human dignity, and equity for all and for the good of all. All people and states
are protected by the Global Community.
The media industry includes the Internet, movie, television and news industries. And as well all newspapers. They are
major sources of global unsecurity. They display a culture of violence in everyday life in newspapers, on television screens and cinemas.
The American Way of Life is creating this culture of violence. An american child at age six year old has seen more violence on television
than any other child of the Middle East over a life span. This culture of violence infects both industrial and developing countries,
rich and poor. This trend of culture of violence must end. Newspapers, the Internet, the movie and TV industry are a threat to global security. The media is
responsible for the propagation of violence through communications. Why has government not done anyhting to regulate the media industry? Surely everyone understood that on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights security of a
nation is more important than the human rights related to the freedom of expression of the media industry. Security of the people and the state is
on top of the Scale. It is part of the primordial human rights. While freedom of expression is a right found lower on the Scale and is classified partly as
So the freedom of expression of a person is not as important as the security of that person and the security of the state.
* Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically
(these rights can be and are usually a part of the constitution of a country)
and partly as
* Economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)
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