On January 18, 2007,
the "Doomsday Clock" of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
was reset from 7 minutes to 5 minutes from the fatal hour of midnight:
humanity's untimely extinction.
And what are "the problems"
posed by THE BOMB?
Einstein has warned us that nuclear arms are
not a war weapon because, unlike a missile or bullet, its destructive
power is "indiscriminate." It is a killer of society
itself, the very environment of human life.
It is pointing at US! Humanity!
So what should we do ?
On November 22, 1948, with friends, 3 years
after the end of WWII, I interrupted a United Nations' General
Assembly session in Paris "in the name of the people not
represented here." I told the delegates "the sovereign
states you represent divide us and lead us to the abyss of total
war." What we need, I added, is "one government for
." And that "our common need for world
law and order can no longer be disregarded." If the UN failed
us in this critical task, I finished, "stand aside, for a
People's World Assembly, will arise from our own ranks to create
such a government."
This was no new idea; people starting governments.
Ref., the United States of America. Also history is replete with
the concept of a governed world and world citizenship. But now
we live in the first age when humanity itself is threatened.
Today it is humanity itself that needs to
be defended. Against a global holacaust.
Before going further, just exactly what do we
mean by "humanity" anyway? Is it a conscious being?
Can it think? Doe it feel?
If we humans are conscious, whatever our
nationality, our skin color, our religion, etc., what about humanity
More important, would you or I die for it as
national soldiers willingly die for their "nation" and
as national presidents and judges pledge allegiance to defend
their nation "against all enemies, foreign and domestic"?
Can we love humanity? To love, however, one
must first admit the existence of the loved.
Finally are not we as individuals expendable
whereas humanity obviously is not? And since humanity needs no
defense, are not all nation-state leaders guilty per se of "crimes
against humanity" in their nuclear "defense" option
But more relevant to our present dilemma, can
humanity, by itself, appeal to its constituent parts
as individuals, for its survival?
Or must each one of us, conscious of our dynamic
relationship with it, speak AND act for humanity in our waking
How many of us, however, are really aware that
humanity itself is in danger of extinction?
But, on the other hand, does it really matter
philosophically and/or physically if humanity "dies"
from the planet? Even by the hand of 8 male heads of nuclear nation-states?
The stars will still twinkle in a universe of
billions of galaxies. The planet Earth, 4.5 billion years old,
won't mind. After all, humanity is but a flashpoint in its cosmic
So the ultimate question comes down to: Is
In other words, is humanity OUR "collective human consciousness?"
Indeed, if consciousness is ALREADY global,
then simply being human is to be global from birth.
An actual "citizen of the world."
Humanity then must be a conscious global
"government"! The so-called "brains" of Gaia,
the living Earth?
Indeed Einstein's very last words were: "We
appeal as human beings to human beings; Remember your humanity,
and forget the rest."
Horace Mann, the great educator asked: "What
have you done for humanity today?"
And abolitionist Charles Sumner stated that
"The age of chivalry has gone; the age of humanity has come."
Transcendentalist Theodore Parker went further:
"Humanity is the Son of God."
While Teilhard de Chardin wrote that "The
'noosphere,' was "a global net of self-awareness, instantaneous
feedback, and planetary communication
Norman Cousins asked: "Who Speaks for Man?"
And Nataraja Guru. in his epic Memorandum on
World Government claimed : "Humanity is one."
I here claim that Humanity itself is demanding
and acknowledgement of its very right
For without this dynamic recognition leading
to individual global civic participation of, by and for
we, the people of the world, humanity will surely disappear from
And if consciousness itself bind us to the whole
humanity as such, then humanity itself must also be conscious
and thus binding us not only one to another but to it dynamically
Beyond national boundaries. Beyond cultures
and tribes. Beyond all relative differences.
The reality each one of us must face: Either
the nation-state system is sovereign over humanity now, or humanity
is sovereign over the nation-state now.
That's the mental QUANTUM LEAP AND ACTIVIST
COMMAND FOR 2007!
Primal allegiance to humanity!
That's the price of human survival! Not "democracy"
or "success" in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, the "Middle
East" or anywhere ON the planet. Not even global warming
or who gets oil rights.
But survival of humanity. "Success"
by, for and of the people of the world. Is that too difficult
to understand? Too difficult to ACT upon? Too naïve or idealstic
to overcome our fears and insecurities?
Einstein also reminded us that "Imagination
is more important than intelligence."
Faithful to our 1948 pledge to the UN General
Assembly, as citizenship and government are corollaries. our global
government was declared in 1953 and operates for over half a century.
For as Emery Reves claimed in 1945: "There is no first step
to world government; world government is the first step."
Why then do so many self-claimed world citizens
continually and desperately seek support from state government
officials? The Bushes, Blairs, Chiracs, Putins, Mubaraks, etc.
of the world
Or the impotent United Nations? And its Secretary-General?
Don't they realize that all state officials
have a vested interest is maintaining the status quo, the political
relativism, the "WE-AND-THEY thinking which breeds their
Don't they know also that just by being human
in a human society, we are already sovereign and as such "outrank"
all state officials? And that by claiming world citizenship,
we politically "bypass" them?
That in fact -and this is the crucial point- that humanity IS
ALREADY A BIOLOGICAL AND CONCEPTUAL WORLD GOVERNMENT?
The World Government of World Citizens becomes then the institutional
down-to-earth verification of these present and holistic realities.
2007 may just be the year of an evolutionary
The "100th Monkey" syndrome, Humanity, conscious of
its unity, enjoins us to acknowledge our primal earthly allegiance
to it before it is too late.
Note: The World Coordinator has addressed a
complete documentation on the World Government of World Citizens
to the following heads of state:
1. Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, Iraq 12/5/06
2. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Israel 12/5/06 Acknowledged
3. President George W. Bush, USA 12/5/06
4. President Hu Jintao, China 12/4/06 Acknowledged
5. President Jacques Chirac, France 12/4/06 Acknowledged
6. President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, Iran 12/4/06
7. King Abdullah II, Jordan 12/5/06
8. President Emile Lahoud, Lebanon 12/5/06 Acknowledged
9. President Vladimir Putin, Russia 12/5/06
10. King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia 12/5/06
11. President Bashar al-Assad, Syria 12/4/06
12. Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 12/4/06
13. President Hosni Mubarrak, Egypt 12/5/06
14. President Roh Moo-hyun, South Korea 12/4/06 Acknowledged
The rest will follow.
The Garry Davis Prescription
for World Peace
Garry Davis, the gadfly world citizen, who for
nearly 40 years has stymied the world's bureaucrats with his square-peg
status, has a sure-fire prescription for world peace: world government.
And he doesn't mean the United Nations.
Davis is not talking theory here; a benign world government is
already functioning and is recognized by nation states representing
nearly a quarter of the globe.
On September 4, 1953, at Ellsworth, Maine, he
founded the World Government of World Citizens. Quixotic? Not
if you recall the origins of the United States: A handful of citizens,
in effect, simply declared themselves "Americans."
"I, a World Citizen, hereby claim the territory of the entire
earth as the proper home and the rightful possession of all mankind,"
said Davis at Ellsworth. "As an actual symbol of that ownership,
I claim here...the dot of land on which I now stand as World Territory...A
point has no dimensions, however, and therefore no physical existence."
Herein lies the beautiful paradox of world government:
It can claim the whole world, yet, at the same time, none of it.
The eighteenth century nation state, on the other hand, invites
conflict by claiming actual territory.
Even though physically he lives in the United States, legally
Davis doesn't exist. He is considered by the U.S. Government to
be both an "excludable alien" and a "stateless
person," categories that cancel each other out. The U.S.
would love to deport him, but to where?
In the course of travelling the world without
a national passport and landing in jail thirty-two times as a
result, Davis has discovered the one place where he does legally
exist: on the line between countries.
In 1945, prescriptions for world peace were
much sought after, with Churchill himself calling for "effective
world super government." It was against this backdrop that,
in 1948, twenty-six-year-old Garry Davis, Broadway actor-turned-bomber
pilot, disillusioned by such insanities of war as jettisoning
U.S. bombs on Allied villages, walked into the U.S. Embassy in
Paris, renounced his U.S. citizenship, and declared himself a
world citizen as a practical first step to ending war on the planet.
For the next two years Davis was world famous,
lionized by the leading French intellectuals, and flooded with
over 750,000 requests for "world citizenship" by people
from a hundred countries.
Davis picked Paris because the new United
Nations was located on territory declared international. However,
the U.N. itself Davis had no time for. "It was merely a meeting-place
for the representatives of some of the nation states," he
said. Just after he took world citizenship, the U.N. issued the
idealistic Universal Declaration
of Human Rights (UDHR).
His was tailor-made for Davis and he eagerly
adopted it as his world citizens' credo, for, among its 30 Articles,
it stated that the will of the people shall be the basis of government
authority and that everyone has the right to travel and to change
After Paris began Davis's frustrating and often
hilarious experiences, documented in his book, My Country is
the World, of travelling without a passport, and often going
to jail for it. During his sixteenth incarceration, he hit upon
the idea of issuing himself his own world passport.
In 1954, he established the World Service Authority,
the administrative arm of the World Government of World Citizens,
and did just that.
This world passport, which cites backing by
Article 13(2) of the UDHR (that "Everyone has the right to
leave any country, including his own, and to return to his own
country") certainly looked official, with admonitions in
six languages such as, "Not valid unless signed by the bearer."
Today, 91 countries have accepted it on a case-by-case basis and
six, including the People's Republic of China, have formally recognized
The WSA fills a crying need by providing documents
of last resort to the world's 20 million refugees and stateless
persons--over 90,000 passports and 160,000 world I.D. cards, world
birth certificates, world marriage licenses and even world money
(redeemable at the National Bank of Washington). "The refugee
is merely the most immediate victim, other than war wounded, of
an ungoverned world," says Davis.
As well, Davis's unique status allows him to
help people in completely original ways. In 1975, the British
writer Dennis Hills was under sentence of death from Idi Amin.
Even the Queen could not sway the Ugandan leader. Yet a telex
from Davis's World Court of Human Rights invoking World Habeas
Corpus resulted in Hills's release in 48 hours.
An earlier example was the case of U.S. draftee
Fred Haas, who wanted to register as a conscientious objector
on philosophical grounds--a category not recognized by the draft
board. Davis wrote U.N. Secretary General Hammarskjold, President
Eisenhower, and the Chairman of Haas's draft board that "as
a citizen of World Government, Haas was applying for entry into
the Sovereign Order of World Guards to be trained as a peacemaker,
mandated by the UDHR under a regime of world law."
Apart from the standard induction order, there
was silence from the Pentagon. When Davis made discreet enquiries,
he discovered that the Pentagon had dropped the Haas case like
a hot potato. They were afraid that if they prosecuted, Haas might
use as his defence the Ninth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,
known to constitutional lawyers as the "sleeping giant,"
which refers to unspecified rights "retained by the people."
World government is now being put forth
again as an urgent need. Garry Davis, a prophet and a man perhaps
a hundred years ahead of his time, comments, "We're living
in a global village, whether we like it or not."