What other viable option do you suggest? What organization or process do you propose to bring the people of the world together?
There is no other viable option. Not because the creation of the UN is a solution to the worlds problems, but because I think UN domination is inevitable.
The reason why I think this, is because the number of languages in the world has been shrinking over time and the number of political/economic entities has also been shrinking over time. I look at city centres in the West and city centres in the second and third world, the difference between them is becoming unrecognisable. Global law is coming into place. Industry is now truly global. So because I am seeing this happening throughout the world, I think one world government will be inevitable.
I don't consider the UN necessary. I don't consider this 'bringing the world together'. I consider this world domination. But if the world is going to be dominated, I guess it's better we dominate, rather than somebody else.
My support of the UN has nothing to do with my culture. My support of the UN is because the UN serves a great purpose. It is the only mechanism for the people of the world, or their representatives, to attempt to solve larger problems.
I won't go into culture, because it is off the topic of this thread, and we could talk about it forever.
Instead: maybe my use of the word culture was wrong. Is Aculture a word? Are you an Aculturalist? Am I an Aculturalist?
Tell me how we are supposed to poll every adult on the planet to see what they think about this and decide what to do. The UN is an evolving mechanism of democratic processes. I am interested to know what your suggestion is to solve global problems.
If you can't poll every adult, there is no democracy. The UN is oligarchic, there is no democracy involved in it. I don't really think there are any major problems that make the UN necessary. The UN is an inevitable means to an end. Global domination by the West. If I had to choose between different forms of global domination, I would definitely choose the UN. I prefer the UN over Islam or Chinese communism.
I am sorry, but that is a massive logical fallacy which you are using.
Ouch. Maybe this is why I like you Dee.
The argument Appeal to tradition (argumentum ad antiquitam) in which things will be this way because things have been this way.
The following is not my response to this statement, it's just my thought process in regards to it: Crime is not a tradition. Breaking the law and committing immoral acts are not traditions. Laws are traditions, so believing we should keep the same laws because they have always existed is an Appeal to Tradition. If the breaking of laws was something somebody believed they should do, because their ancestors had always broken laws, then that would also be an Appeal to tradition.
This is my response: I understand you wrote those crimes down, as crimes committed in the name of tradition. Therefore yes, if those crimes were to be committed because of some Islamic or Christian law, they would be an Appeal to Tradition. But I don't think those Islamic and Christian laws are the reason why Muslims and Christians commit the crimes they commit. I think the actual individuals who commit those crimes are just murders and misogynists. I think those same crimes will still be committed in the future, regardless of tradition or law. Even if Islam, Christianity, Hinduism etc, disappear and everybody becomes an atheist, those same crimes will still be committed.
It completely ignores the evidence that these things are becoming less and less common. It is the same argument which says we will have violence because we have always had violence when the level of global violence is on a steady decrease and has been since paleolithic times. It denies that humans have the capacity to evolve past these things because we haven't yet or haven't completely yet.
I agree with you that some humans have the ability to evolve past these things but not all humans. I don't think I can argue against what you have said, what you have said make sense to me, and I also see what you are seeing in society. (Maybe somebody who has studied evolution to a great degree could confirm or deny the following) Evolution brings about differences in species. It creates diverging groups from one species. It doesn't keep the whole species together, so that it can change together. From what you have said, it makes me think of the classes(Alpha, Beta, Gamma etc) in Brave New World.
I think you should watch this speech by Steven Pinker. It might help you understand some of the changes which are occurring in humanity.
Nice video. The video and what you said about evolution made me remember the following conversation I had with a neighbour of mine, called Zdenek, in Iran. His theory was: those who were inclined to kill and were 'brave' enough to go to war were becoming less in number because they mostly died on the battlefield, before being able to breed. But the 'gutless' humans, who were inclined not to kill and who didn't go to war, would continue to live and breed. Peace has more to do with evolution than morality.
... ahead of his time. Imagine if around today; would CNN FOX bother ... would the people? ha..