Inzomniac wrote:In China, it's dangerous to even own an opinion.
Eh, China isn't that
bad any more. Granted, there still is oppression going on but we have that going on here in the good ole USA as well so I don't think the US can claim a huge moral high ground on the topic of libery/freedom.
Maybe in years past but not now.
What would it take if US/China/Russia had to cooperate to create a global government? I don't think we have the years left of the progress needed to make that happen. And if it doesn't happen, when the US economy tanks because of the debt, it will tank the world economy as well. All of the most significant problems are connected: Illegal immigration, environmental destruction, worker rights, etc: they are global problems that require a global solution. As of right now, we have two choices: One, the most oppressive tax scheme Americans have ever faced or, two, we offload at least some of the debt in our own system into a global currency. It's better for the world to share a currency and for it to be devalued somewhat than for one country to go down and take everyone else with them. I believe in a weak global government. I think it is important that countries and states still have their own sovereignty and money, but we need to get cooperation on certain things at an international level. Countries need to sit down at a table and come up with a plan that everyone can agree to and not attempt to create any global government beyond that. To me, that is the ideal global government and the only one within our reach.
Anyway, this is a complex issue. It can't all be addressed in one post.
The truth is a bitter pill.