"Scientists" want guns to back them up.
Mengele. Another example of a political "scientist.
"Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe."
To be effective, a new set of institutions would have to be imbued with heavy-handed, transnational enforcement powers. There would have to be consideration of some way of embracing head-in-the-cloud answers to social problems that are usually dismissed by policymakers as academic naivete. In principle, species-wide alteration in basic human behaviors would be a sine qua non, but that kind of pronouncement also profoundly strains credibility in the chaos of the political sphere. Some of the things that would need to be contemplated: How do we overcome our hard-wired tendency to “discount” the future: valuing what we have today more than what we might receive tomorrow? Would any institution be capable of instilling a permanent crisis mentality lasting decades, if not centuries? How do we create new institutions with enforcement powers way beyond the current mandate of the U.N.? Could we ensure against a malevolent dictator who might abuse the power of such organizations?
Yup. When the lies don't work, they immediately want to point guns at people. It's as if the lessons we've had throughout history, were excluded from the books they read.
"Could we ensure against a malevolent dictator who might abuse the power of such organizations?" YES, begin fighting against such organizations at their inception. Dictators are inevitable!The longer you wait and let them consolidate power, the more expensive in human life it becomes to eliminate them. Look around you now! A whole planet in chaos. Here in the Republic, I'm still amazed that the head commie is able to have a neo-Nazi Praetorian Guard do his bidding, pointing guns that is! Historically, that has to be a first!
C'mon, Gary Stix, call a spade a spade. You write that "we" need ...fundamental reorientation and restructuring of national and international institutions toward more effective Earth system governance and planetary stewardship.
You say "governance" when you mean "rule" and "planetary stewardship" simply means that you want to force people to do things your way rather than make their own decisions for themselves.
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