Earth Government for Earth Community
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Foundation of Earth Government
Statement of rights
and responsibilities of a person and of belonging to 'a global community'
and to 'The Global Community', the Earth Community, Earth Government, the
a) I am not just a
woman, I am a person, I am citizen of a global community,
We need to take this stand for the survival of our species. The statement of rights and responsibilities of a person and of belonging to 'a global community' and to 'The Global Community', the Earth Community, the human family, Earth Government, was not, at first, meant to replace the Universal Declaration of Human and Earth Rights developed by Earth Government. But the Declaration becomes redundant. Only the statement was necessary. Even the Universal Declaration of Human Rights becomes redundant here. The introduction of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a great step in humanity's evolution to better itself. But now is time to leave it behind and reach to our next step, that is a social scale of values, the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights causes confusion in the world between nations. The reason why it causes confusion is that it needs to be improved. A lot! The West cannot understand many of the things that other nations do and other nations do not understand the West Way of Life. Why? Because the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not so universal after all. And because it does not have a scale of social values.
Certainly a more concise description of the rights and responsibilities of a person and of 'a global community' and that of 'The Global Community' is required at this time. During Global 2000 and Global Dialogue 2002 we have found why each member of 'The Global Community' is important ~ and how all work together to create a good place to live. Now is time to assign rights and responsibilities to global communities. What rights and responsibilities should be assigned to 'a global community' and to The Global Community? What rights and responsibilities to assign to a person in global communities? Global Dialogue 2004 will continue this process. You are all invited to participate in these discussions.
To determine rights requires an understanding of needs and reponsibilities and their importance. The Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of Earth Government were researched and developed by Earth Government to guide us in continuing this process. The Scale shows social values in order of importance and so will help us understand the rights and responsibilities of global communities.
Scale of Human and Earth Rights
* Ecological rights
and the protection of the global life-support systems
What are the universal needs of a person, family, a global community? All life on Earth is part of The Global Community and, therefore, every human being has a responsibility toward all lifeforms.
At this time, we have written down statements indicating what direction this discussion is going. These statements are part of a new brain-storming exercise of Global Dialogue 2004 (everyone is welcome to participate) and were categorized in the following four sections:
and responsiblitities of a person in ' a global community '
These rights and responsibilities were discussed in previous Newsletters of Earth Government. A large portion of the coming August 2003 Newsletter is dedicated to a further analysis. It was made availkable for reading now. These rights and responsibilities will be further discussed between now and Global Dialogue 2004 (everyone is invited to participate in these discussions).
The concept of 'a global community' is part of the Glass Bubble concept of a global community and was summarized on Earth Government website. Then it was further researched and developed by Earth Government and results obtained were published by Earth Government in its February 2003 Newsletter.
We have already said that 'a global community' is not about a piece of land you acquired by force or otherwise. One could think of a typical global 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. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. The Global Community is this great, wide, wonderful world made of all these diverse global communities. 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 global 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 global community may be what a group of people, together, wants it to be. It can be a group of people with the same values. It can be a group of people with the same cultural background, or the same religious background. 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 global 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. A global community could be a group of Africans, maybe NGOs, or maybe businesses, in one(or several) of the nations of Africa, who decided to unite with another group(s), or businesses, situated in Canada, or elsewhere in the world. Together they can grow as a global community and be strong and healthy.
The number of people making a typical global community becomes important when a democratic election to elect representatives to Earth Government is going on. The voting system of Earth Government is very simple and practical. One representative per million people. A global community of 300 million people would have three hundred representatives.
The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community. Every global community can and should choose the political system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. On the other hand, representatives to Earth Government must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by Earth Government) that representatives to Earth Government have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form Earth Government.
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.
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 The Global Community. The 21st Century will see limitless links and symbiotical relationships with and within The Global Community. A global symbiotical relationship between two or more nations, or between two or more global communities, can have trade as the major aspect of the relationship or it can have as many other aspects as agreed by the people involved. The fundamental criteria is that a relationship is created for the good of all groups participating in the relationship and for the good of humanity, all life on Earth. The relationship allows a global equitable and peaceful development.
The emphasis of a global symbiotical relationship is not so much on how much money a nation should have or how high a GDP should be although money can be made a part of the relationship. We all know developed countries live off developing countries so the emphasis has no need to stress out the profit a rich nation is making off a poor nation. The emphasis of the relationship should give more importance to the other aspects such as quality of life, protection of the environment and of the global life-support systems, the entrenchment of the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of Earth Government into our ways of life, justice, peace, cultural and spiritual freedom, security, and many other important aspects as described in the global ministries (health, agriculture, energy, trade, resources, etc.).
In today's Earth Government it is important for our survival to cooperate globally on several aspects such as peace, security, pollution in the air, water and land, drug trade, shelving the war industry, keeping the world healthy, enforcing global justice for all, eradicating poverty worldwide, replacing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the Scale of Human and Earth Rights, and entrenching the Charter of Earth Government as a way of life for the good of all.
The best way and solution
for any nation is to make the above Statement a way of life and follow
the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. Right on top of the scale are the
ecological rights, the global life-support systems, and the primordial
human rights of this generation and of the next generation. Economic and
social rights come next and are not the most important. That makes a lot
of sense! What is the most important is not so much being a citizen within
a democratic system, but it is first and foremost more important to be
in line with the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. Fourth on the Scale,
a global community may choose to use any type of political systems of its
liking, a democracy or otherwise. That is a global community right, the
right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50%
plus one) and after voting representatives democratically. All political
systems will be improved by increasing education, transparency, accountability,
media access, respect for human and Earth rights, tolerance of political
opposition, free elections, participation and independent civil society.
May the DIVINE WILL come into our
lives and show us the way.
Germain Dufour, President
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