Whenever I hear the phrase “one world government,” it is often accompanied by other asinine terms such as “New World Order,” “Freemasons” and “Illuminati.”
Despite what every conspiracy theorist will have you believe, there may actually be good and practical reasons in forming a world government. Set aside what you may feel about the difficult implications and consider this:
1) Global Warming – There’s a reason it’s global; it affects everyone on earth. Each country has the ability to implement policies to slow it down- but will they?
Companies still make fortunes while giving off rampant industrial pollution- all one needs to do is to look at an organization like Koch Industries. And it doesn’t help when the owners have donated nearly $80 million to groups denying climate change over the past two decades. Perhaps they could have used that money to innovate.
One of the few ways to combat these companies and their deadly impact to the environment would be through a worldwide policy. Changes on a national level are great, but if we really wish to save our oceans and longevity on earth, it must be a collective effort.
2) Human Rights – While the United Nations and other systems have done a decent job protecting and enabling human rights in many countries, there are still many societies that lack even the most basic of freedoms.
A world government would be able to guarentee human rights to everyone, regardless of where you are born. Your birth place is a lottery so why should people born in North Korea, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia be granted less basic freedoms then anyone else in the world? A worldwide human rights standard would increasingly provide greater opportunity for all of us and provide grounds for a universal ethic.
Furthermore, while I believe global warming and human rights to be the primary concerns, a world government may be needed to address additional issues including a widespread new disease or virus, AI Singularity, or a catastrophic natural disaster.
I believe we are still 100 to 200 years away from a world government becoming a possibility- but I can see that being quickly accelerated for the above reasons. Of course, we must approach a world government with great caution. The implications are staggering. I’m sure conspiracy theorists will make it a living hell too.