Global Egalitarianism

INTRODUCTION

  • The richest 1% earn 26.3 times more than the bottom 99%.
  • There are 2,095 billionaires, but 71% of people live on less than $10 a day.
  • There are more slaves on Earth than ever before.
  • One person has visited every nation on Earth but millions have never been out of their village.
  • 750 million people would emigrate, if they could.
  • 52% of people are dissatisfied with their democracy, and 71 nations aren’t democratic.
  • 4.5 million Americans have PhDs, but 775 million people in the world are illiterate.

WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION

OPEN BORDERS

  • People with specific job skills can relocate to an area where their potential can be maximized.
  • People seeking education in their field of interest can move to receive the training they want.
  • Commercial items can be transported easily without punitive tariffs and inspections.
  • Economists claim Open Borders would elevate global wealth by 50% — 150%. This seems obvious: today millions are unable to produce their potential because they live in environments unsuitable to their skills.
  • People with an aversion or disinterest in the culture of their homeland can relocate easily to other cultures where they can intellectually and emotionally thrive.
  • People trapped in an overpopulated region or an area ‘going underwater’ due to climate change, can settle smoothly into a safer or less-crowded geography.
  • Dangerous mindsets like patriotism, nationalism, and xenophobia will be avoided if everyone can relocate internationally, establishing cordial relationships across the globe.
  • War between hostile nations will become increasingly rare if individuals see themselves as global citizens, instead of warriors for a single state.
  • Understanding and empathy for all humanity will be elevated if borders are eliminated. Today’s demarcation of WE vs. THEM promotes dehumanization and suspicion of the ‘other.’
  • 10. Cultural forms and intellectual ideas will flourish if access is enhanced.

PURE DEMOCRACY

  • Abolish Anti-Democratic Institutions. Many systems today subvert the will of the majority. These institutions need to be eliminated, or drastically reformed. In the USA this initial step requires abolishing the Senate and the Electoral College, electing Supreme Court justices, and transferring commander-in-chief powers from the President to the House of Representatives.
  • Campaign Finance Reform. Political contests need to be publicly-financed — no outside money at all. Candidates abusing this must be disqualified.
  • Abolish Lobbyists. Politicians cannot accept funding or favors from corporations and special interest groups; this obviously influences their votes. Washington DC needs to cleanse itself from all potential bribery.
  • Ranked Choice Voting. This helps select politicians the majority can at least tolerate, and it eliminates the need to vote for ‘the lesser of two evils.’
  • Adopt the Parliamentary System. Presidential government (adopted by 52 nations) is far less democratic than the Parliamentary system, enjoyed in 102 nations. The Parliamentary system enables smaller party representation, it reduces the power of the Executive branch, and it encourages multi-party collaboration.
  • Encourage Secessions. Individual political power is elevated if the citizen belongs to a smaller group. A voice is more likely to be heard if it is one voice out of 100,000–10,000,000 instead of one voice out of 300,000,000–1,300,000,000. Eight of the Top Ten “Most Democratic Nations” have 10 million people or less, and none has more than 35 million people. To guide the world towards this, support separatist groups in Catalonia, Galicia, Flanders, Scotland, Chiapas, California, Texas, and Darfur — and support the desire of Berbers, Kurds, Yakuts, Batwa, Canarians, Balinese, Karenni, Assamese, Uygurs, Punjabi, Rwenzururu, and dozens of other ethnicities to govern themself.
  • Demand Initiatives and Referendums (also known as Proposition or Plebiscites). “R & I’s’ provide ballot measures to the citizenry, so they can directly vote on reforms advanced by other citizens. (Surprisingly, 24 states do not even offer this option) Switzerland and Ireland offer the most referendums in Europe. In Asia, The Philippines is prolific with plebiscites.
  • Poli Sci Education Required? Fear of ‘mob rule by idiots’ is often just elitism, but it would be alleviated if citizens has to pass information and logic tests for the right to vote.
  • Abolish Politicians. Representative democracy is flawed because politicians are often narcissistic, authoritarian, and corrupt. If direct democracy referendums are in place, there’s no need for conniving intermediaries.
  • Emulate Rojava Communalism — Rojava — the Kurdish autonomous zone in northern Syria — governs itself with a ‘communalist’ structure, designed by American political philosopher Murray Bookchin. Rojavans enjoy enormous power at the community level; its ‘bottom-up system’ provides a voice to everyone. The long-term goal of communalists is to organize Earth’s inhabitants into thousands of self-governing communities that are intrinsically linked into non-competitive, ever-large confederacies.

CONCLUSION

References

INTRODUCTION

WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION

REPARATIONS

LAND REFORM

NATIONALIZATION

TAXATION

WAGES

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME

CORPORATE SHARING & WORKER POWER

COMMUNES & COOPERATIVES

OPEN BORDERS

PURE DEMOCRACY

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Hank Pellissier

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Poverty Alleviation, Peace, Social Justice, Mental Health https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Pellissier

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