Transnational Community Networks and World Order – Part 2

For Native Americans, all culture – religious, economic, social,

technological and political – based on the concept of a community of beings, or more correctly a community of being. Each individual – human, animal. Plant and even the forces of nature – are parts of a single living cosmos. Each has its purpose and its own niche as part of the whole. The individual, the person, is not out to dominate nature, control others, or compete for respect or property. Everyone strives to perfect their own being in harmony with and as part of the whole.

Human rights are not a matter conferred by the government. They are arts

of one’s own duty and obligation to be. Every being, human and non-human, is responsible for developing not only its own creative powers, but those of all others in the universe in which it participates (15).

From this the Indian economic-political system developed

metaphysical understanding. One could not own property, for property had its own

Being. Even tools, clothes, and utensils had an essence and a purpose that needed to be fulfilled.

One’s own future and the well-being of the family were not secured by an accumulation

of material wealth, but through one’s own service to being. Elaborate ceremonies were

designed to provide for the wide distribution of food, shelter, and more

Essentials, especially for the old and the weak. The dignity of the individual

was won not by what he had, but by what he could give away—his

contribution to society. The great hunter or craftsman had no concept of selling

the product of his labor. His duty to be was to create for the good of mankind

community. The natural system was one of collaboration, consensus and

Confederation rather one of competition, confrontation and struggle for power.

Variations on this theme were also known in Africa and Asia

America. They were the rule rather than the exception before the advent

European expansion. They are perhaps too idyllic to be copied unchanged

the overpopulated, underserved and stressful world we know today. but through

by imagining ourselves within the framework of alternative systems of government, we can

be able to break the shackles that bind us to the dying paradigms of the passing age.

Governance for the New Age cannot be based on the narrow concepts of

Government through bureaucratic nation-state hierarchies. The current

Transformation is holistic and multidimensional. fitting

Transformation, world governance should be holistic and multidimensional. we

must recognize the many forces of human governance and build a world that

reflects, encourages and uses the emerging spiritual and ethical

Affirmation of human rights and human dignity. A future world government can be

represented as a multidimensional network or networks that feed each individual

with many optional ways through which he can take care of his own well-being and

can take part in controlling world events.

A multidimensional system of world government is indeed nothing new. World

Religions have never fully relinquished their power to rule

nation states. New systems of supranational control were created by

multinational corporations that not only could not avoid the interference

Interference from national governments, but likely a positive force in

Avoiding destructive wars between nations in which their financial interests lay

involved. The oil producing countries added another dimension through OPEC

World government that goes far beyond the borders of nation states. Such

Examples prove that the world order has many dimensions; They also show this grass

Roots involvement is not yet foreseen in global decision-making.

These beginnings need to be expanded to provide a system of optional approaches

which earthling can express his preferences for the world of the future. A

World Council of Ethnic Groups could cater for each individual on channel

rise from his home village to the highest ranks of world government. A

The World Council of Craftsmen might be different. A World Council of Communities; a

World Council of Workers; a World Council of Homeowners; a world council of

Religion; a World Council of Nations; a world council of business and other world

Councils would provide other equal voices to express the needs of the grass

Root. A council of world councils could ensure coordination, guarantee balance

representation and set the general direction of world affairs.

Such a world represents more than the territorial rights of nation states

could reduce the tensions leading to wars and could give people new agents

who declare their allegiance and allegiance. But only replace many

parallel hierarchies would not necessarily support human rights, justice,

Democracy, peace or self-realization. Any vertical hierarchy can remain open

to dominance and elitism. New Age governance calls for a more fundamental

Reorganization of our communication and governance channels. It demands horizontally

Linking at the level of individuals and their communities, as well as multiple verticals

Connection to the seats of world government.

It is not even necessary to destroy or replace the current world government

System to realize a system of world government that gives more

Voice and more power for the people. As has been emphasized throughout this article

Formal government is only one element of the world order. non-formal, informal, non-

Governmental and voluntary organizations are already playing a significant role within the

very dangerous and flawed United Nations/Nation States system. The existing ones or any

Form of government could ensure a more stable, humane and just future

all only if the values ​​of the people replaced those of the competing ruling elites.

The main need is in human-to-human transitional networks where the

Grassroots organizations can build solidarity by understanding each other’s desires.

The strategy for this is to set up horizontal networks as complementary alternatives

to the existing order. This “second level of world government” could gain in importance

over many, if not all, of the functions now exercised by the Union of Nations.


The embryos for such New Age governance are beginning to take shape. sister

Cities International (16) is a transitional partnership of cities providing technical assistance

mutual support in solving urban problems; Action Aid from London (17).

helped small communities and small industries support each other. That

Experiment in International Living (18) helps students learn more about each other’s lives

culture through living in another house; TRANET (19) promotes bilateral links

between groups developing appropriate technologies; the international one

Communities Exchange (20) provides information for groups who want to exchange ideas

experiences in new lifestyles; and many other transition networks help with this

Promoting a non-state world system of cooperative self-reliance (21).

So far, few of these non-governmental networks have paid serious attention

to their potential involvement in world government. Those who have the official

NGOs working with UN agencies have spent many fruitless days responding

empty proposals and hackneyed proposals from UN committees and

Bureaucracy. They have put little effort into creating their own initiative

Peace and understanding among people or between nations. Notable exceptions to

this general rule was the Pugwash Conferences (22). Initiated by Albrecht

Einstein, Bertrand Russell and their leading scientists at the height of the Cod War,

the Pugwash conferences bring together leading scientists from around the world,

regardless of the relationships of their respective nations to discuss world

Issues unhindered by official national positions. Although elitist and

Confined to the problems of science and society, Pugwash provides a model for this

Other human-to-human networks could be built as harbingers of the New Age

world government.

As transition networks mature and cover, there is growing insight

that self-renewal, local community action, alternative technologies, human rights,

ecological concerns and other transformation activities must be linked

Develop concepts for a just world order. It is not enough to “move the chairs around

on the Titanic”. A just world order can only be built if the radical is recognized

Reformation of human thought that is taking place across the planet now.

There are many New Age networks. Some have their heads in the esoteric

Clouds. Others keep their hands and feet in the swamp of the all-too-real land of development

Help. Others have locked themselves in their academic ivory towers. the millennium

is a time of coming out and coming together. New Age governance must have many

Elements; the spiritual, the technical, the social, the economic and the political.

They must be harmonious and unified, and they must be rooted in minds and hearts

and souls of all people. Transnational people-to-people networks are considered stronger

built, and as bridges grow stronger between the many New Age movements, a new one will emerge

Age governance will emerge for the fuller fulfillment of human potential.

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