Monday, December 08, 2008

Hey Gideon, go to hell!

Wishful thinking for one world government. Will the utopians ever learn?
The world’s most pressing political problems may indeed be international in nature, but the average citizen’s political identity remains stubbornly local. Until somebody cracks this problem, that plan for world government may have to stay locked away in a safe at the UN.
Drink up dreamer your cup is running dry. Of course there remain a few who perhaps need to be coaxed.
These are the kind of ideas that get people reaching for their rifles in America’s talk-radio heartland. Aware of the political sensitivity of its ideas, the MGI report opts for soothing language. It emphasizes the need for American leadership and uses the term, “responsible sovereignty” – when calling for international co-operation – rather than the more radical-sounding phrase favored in Europe, “shared sovereignty.” It also talks about “global governance” rather than world government.
Changing the terms of the debate does little to sway my fears about one-world government ala Gideon. By the way, how's the UN working out for you Gideon?

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