World Citizenship

WORLD UNITY DAY FOR WORLD CITIZENSHIP AND DEMOCRATIC GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
MARCH 21


 
 

Humankind has reached a state of development in which old modes of thinking and behaving threaten to destroy our planet. This is becoming patently obvious to people of all political and religious persuasions. We are living through a global crisis in which only a profound revolution can save us from total self-destruction. Those of us who are dedicated to the preservation of life must play a prominent part in this revolution, which calls for a substantial change in our manner of thinking.

The two equinox days are the World Unity Days. On these days, we, world citizens, demand the establishment of democratically elected, transparently monitored institutions that will uphold the principles of federal World Governance and include a World Parliament.

You will find the text of the Manifesto and more information in the 6 languages of the UNO and in other languages on the site http://www.worldcit.citymax.com.

During the last few decades, a radical change has occurred in humanity's awareness of itself. In simple terms we have over the millennia, translated ourselves from ones to aloneness. The truth is that al life on the planet is connected. This newly acquired state of aloneness and alienation causes considerable discomfort. This discussion aims to understand what we have become and illustrate our future potential.

Our institutions and values are being embarrassed in discovery that they are contradicted by

  1. the systems theory of a conjoint evolution or unfolding of mind and matter
  2. the interconnectedness, interdependence and interaction of ourselves with each other and the world around us

Will we move ahead on the basis of this knowledge that we have uncovered? - Enlivening and enhancing the critical mass; or
Will this knowledge be suppressed in order to maintain the old paradigm and the old world view and its institutions?

THE MEASURES AIMED AT PREVENTING ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE AND TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, WHETHER IT BE TECHNOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC AND OR ECOLOGICAL, WILL BE DOOMED TO FAILURE UNLESS WE FREE OURSELVES FROM THE OLD SCIENTIFIC, INTELLECTUAL PARADIGM.

THE NEW PARADIGM INTEGRATING CONSCIOUSNESS AND SCIENCE

EINSTEIN, 50 YEARS AGO, SAID 'IF HUMANITY IS TO SURVIVE, THERE HAS TO BE A SUBSTANTIALLY NEW MANNER OF THINKING.'
In this respect, the new frontier is the new paradigm that encompasses a consciousness of oneness where all of life on Earth is connected and not separate.

Our civilization is changing rapidly. As a result, we are entering the so called post-industrial or the information society.

The computer information and technological revolution now occurring should be accompanied by new ways that actualise the global mind and vastly enhance the creative potential and access to freedom for all humanity.

The new  paradigm which integrates consciousness with science should become the basis for new education systems, new information policies, and a means to building relationships between people, nations, social groups etc.

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EARTH DAY MARCH 21
MARGARET MEAD STATEMENT

EARTH DAY CEREMONY
United Nations, March 20, 1977

It makes me feel very humble to be here today and to realize what this day means, because I have lived long enough to see us come to know that we have only one Earth and to come to know that all the people on this planet are one species.

This was a matter of hope and of faith before.  Not until World War II, when we explored the whole Earth, its deepest valleys and its highest mountains and looked everywhere for the people that were there, did we know for certain that all of us on this planet were one species, human beings.  And then as we began to go into space for the first time, to leave this planet for the first time, we came to know that not only were we the only people on this Earth, and all one people, but also that Earth was the only inhabited planet in the solar system - that we were all alone here, all alone to be the custodians of life on this Earth.

We used to call it, you know, "the Earth."  Now, we call it "Earth."  And we didn't speak of a "planet" when I was a child.  Sometimes we talked of the "globe."  But then we referred to an artificial globe which human beings had made to represent this Earth for them.

So that only, in the last quarter of my life, have I, like all those here, come to know what it means to be the custodians of the future of Earth:  To know that unless we take care, unless we check the rapacious exploitation of Earth, unless we protect our rivers and our lakes, our oceans and our skies, we are endangering the future of our children and our children's children.

We didn't know this, except in little pieces.  People knew they had to take care of their own meadows, of their own forests or their own rivers.  But it was not until we saw the picture of Earth from the moon that we realized how small and helpless this planet is, something that we must hold in our arms and care for.

Earth Day is to be the first completely international and universal holiday that the world has ever known.  Every other holiday was tied to one place, or some political or special event.  This Day is tied to Earth itself, and to the place of Earth in the whole solar system.

At this moment, when I climb the steps and ring the Peace Bell, it will be the Equinox in every part of the world, and we can all celebrate it at once on behalf of every part of the world.

www.earthsite.org

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