Global Corporate Domination (part 2)

People have been placed in a position where we must accept the economic and political decisions that corporations have made concerning our lives. Our governments like us, their people, are now beholden to the business interests that define both our economic potential and the social welfare of our society, as well as the health of the natural environment on which we all depend.

Global Corporate Domination (part 1)

The first phase of this globalization process has placed us at the mercy of corporations where we must accept the economic and political decisions they make in their own interests, yet also determine our own personal and social health and welfare as well as that of our natural environment. This globalization process has also given us a corporate world that has placed us at the mercy of corporations that we have no direct political control over.

When The Need For Change Becomes Self-Evident

There are times in human history when the need for change becomes so self-evident that change is not only assured but is only a matter of time. This is such a time! Today we need a totally different type of government system if we are to achieve the global institutions that we will need to meet our problems. With the global problems that we are facing we need to have available to us different global ways of resolving our problems.

Meeting our global problems would require different types of global institutions to exist at the same time and this would be achieved through a system of civil and political entrustments. Civil and political entrustments would be contractual governments that would entrust us together. This contractual form of entrusted government would provide us with a way of quickly establishing the types of governments that are desired by the public when and where they were needed.

Our Global Problems Require Global Solutions

The problems that we are currently experiencing are global in nature, which require a global infrastructure to meet global solutions. We can no longer live in a finite world within political systems based on universal competition. We need to learn to live globally in a sustainable way in which we can grow in a responsible way within the limits provided to us by the natural environment that we all depend on. Global solutions require global institutions designed to deal with them. What I will be presenting in my next series of blogs are ways of creating the global institutions necessary to meet the global problems that we are now facing and that we are going to be increasingly facing in the future.

The Times Are A Changing

The union demonstrations in Wisconsin and the Arab and Iranian peoples movements throughout the Middle East are calling for a greater voice in managing their own affairs. The call for greater democracy and the means to see it to realization through social networking has changed the political dynamics of global politics. We are learning new ways to politically interact and apply ourselves which is throwing our existing political systems off balance and making it hard for them to react in the traditional ways.

The internet has been able to provide the necessary voluntary infrastructure that has allowed people movements to organize themselves into active components capable of applying themselves to meeting their concerns. Within the hands of the public are now the means to actually determine the kinds of institutions that will be allowed to service our needs.

The internet will allow us to reorganize ourselves according to our needs and wants. It will give us the means to give us a collective voice on things of concern to us and it will also allow us to build the necessary infrastructures that would permit us to institutionalize our common needs and wants in a collective way.

Finally Putting The People In Charge

The people are voicing their feelings around the world. We have reached a turning point. Will the people continue to be told what is in their best interest or will the people themselves determine their own future? The future calls for a new way of organizing ourselves that will actually put the people in charge of those that are supposed to operate on their behalf. I call for a new way of organizing ourselves that will put those that are to receive services in charge of those that are to provide it.  I propose that we reorganize ourselves in a new way in which we politically entrust ourselves to one another into political and government units that will be determined by the people that are to receive their services.

The Ecological State And A Bio-Sphere Centered Paradigm

Within my book “Cosmopoly” the entrusted resources state system would be based on the fact that human beings in our natural state of existence are fundamentally members of the natural order of things and, therefore, just another of the many species on our planet. We human beings as a species not only share the world with each other but with all of the other species on our planet.

But, because of our arrogance, we see ourselves as being separate and disconnected from our biosphere. In reality we are all interconnected with our biosphere and what affects the natural order eventually affect the things that depend on it as well. Our biosphere contains our natural resources, which are the foundation upon which all social institutions are able to physically develop themselves. They are the building blocks from which our social world is created.

As the source of all social development our natural resources must always be kept as the fundamental center from which all of our institutional activities evolve. Therefore, the health of our natural resources must become the measuring agent by which we gauge our human activities.  Human societies’ domination of our biosphere has historically resulted in it being exploited by the political entities that live upon it. This must be reversed if we are to survive.

Instead of Sovereignty Holding Territory Entrust

Within my forthcoming book “Cosmopoly” my system of entrusted government called Cooperativism would be based on the entrusted territory and resources that it’s civil, political, and state entrustments would have access to. Unlike the nation-state, which is based permanently on its own sovereign territory, the territory of an entrusted resources state and its institutions would only hold them entrust for the term of their entrustment.

A global ecological state would be a parallel state that would consist of the many natural resources state trusts of all of the many entrusted resources states that would be using its natural resources. The territory of every entrusted resources state would merge with one- another forming their own separate and global ecological state.

This would permit the natural resources state trusts of all of the entrusted resources states to not only support their own entrusted resources state, but also be members of an ecological-state that would be formed between them.

As the cooperative government process would increase and more nation states would be replaced with entrusted resources states, so would the amount of territory entrusted to the “planetary” ecological-state.

The ecological-state would represent all of the territory and natural resources of our planet. This would result in the gradual global entrustment of all of the earth’s territory into the global ecological-state making it the common property of us all.

Contractual Representation

In order to clarify what I mean by hired representation I want to introduce it in terms of being a contractual representation. Contractual representation is a political representative that individuals would sign a contract with to provide them with a particular type of political representation. If the conditions of the contract are not met, then the grieved party could sue the other party for damages. This contractual political representation would last only as long as the length of the contract. Once the contract had expired a person would be free to sign a contract with a different contracted political representative.

The Limits of Democracy

By turning people into political factions, democracy forces people to agree with the rule of the majority even if it is against their own interests. This forces a collective compliance upon people without any form of compensation. This disempowers a whole group of people and essentially makes them democratic losers instead of democratic co-participants.

This collective compliance is also used to disempower the individual person by submerging him or her within larger identities that they would be made members of. This is done by forcing each person to define themselves as a member of the particular group that they have been identified with. These identity based groups would be politically represented by the elected representatives that represented them.

These democratic governments then collectively speak for all those that have been identified as their own, whether they wish it or not. This marginalizes the individual within a representative group’s political identity, which is one of the functions of democracy. This form of forced political sub-division has historically been the basis of all forms of human hierarchical organization. It has always resulted in developing disempowered societies that have misused the people’s good intentions and personal sacrifices.

Elected representative democracy is questionable at best.   True democracy is not simply the act of voting, it is the act of voting conducted between political equals. It is about coming to an acceptable conclusion that is agreed upon by all parties.

A democracy among people that are unequal is a contradiction in terms. Political inequality can never come to a natural consciousness because a conscience between unequal members is always an imposed conscience determined by the most influential of the group upon the others. For the less influential members of the group, elected representative democracy is only another way of disempowering them by forcing their compliance through the political process that makes them conform to the rules set by the more influential and powerful. This is because elected democracy does not work for the powerless, it really only works for the powerful.

Elected democracy actually limits the power of the minority by not allowing them to effectively participate in the decision-making process that ultimately affects their lives. So instead of empowering the individual, elected democracy actually disempowers any independent opinions and prevents them from developing. The elected democratic process politically marginalizes the individual person within a forest of collective decision making that submerges a person’s concerns in a sea of collective political marginalization.

This elected democratic disempowerment structure actually gives the average person the feeling that there is no reason to actively participate within the democratic process because it always turns out the same, which is in the interests of those in power and against the interests of those who are not. Within elected democracy, the interests of the political minority are only pursued when they are no longer minority interests and become majority interests instead.

Within elected democracy, the minority interest must become the interest of the majority before they are effectively dealt with.  Therefore, within elected democracy the individual will always be trumped by the will of the group they are associated with.  When elected democracy becomes the means that the majority uses to dictate its condition to the minority, it becomes tyranny. This is especially the case when it is directed towards the individual thinking person within society who is after all the ultimate minority within any society. (Within my system of Cosmopoly this would NOT be the case.  Click on Cosmopoly and find out more.)

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