Newspaper logo  
 
 
Print view: Nation States with Plutocratic-Controlled Politicians VS. Virtual Nations with Professionals Serving The Public's Interests
GOVERNMENT MATTERS:

Nation States with Plutocratic-Controlled Politicians VS. Virtual Nations with Professionals Serving The Public's Interests

We need to disintermediate nation-state governments


by Marc O. Cherbonnier

How can we best avoid dangers of “bad change of government results” from coup d'état, wars, economic crises, elections, etc.

Some years ago I began thinking of Virtual Nations (VNs) to supplant nation states to avoid dangers of “bad change of government results” from coup d'état, wars, economic crises, elections, etc. What I call Virtual Nations might best be visualized by imagining different colored spice sprinkled upon the earth, with each tiny dot representing a person/family with contractual allegiance with a chosen national-level government authority for administration of citizen services. (Local governments continue as always for local services.) Ideally all VN governments would be non-profits run by professionals certified by acceptable authority, such as the UN, as having fulfilled criteria such as insurance, safety record, etc., so there would be no national-level elections.

How would VNs be an improvement over current Democratic and other forms of national government? Citizens can elect to stay or leave a Virtual Nation annually without physically immigrating, and the escrow for Safety Net services must transfer in entirety to their new VN if chosen. It is this ability to switch VNs that is true Democracy without politicians.

How else might Virtual Nations be an improvement? War between “nations” would be nonsensical since all a VN's citizens are sprinkled all over the world. Military spending would be dramatically reduced but still provided to fight international terrorists and mafias via a common military Interpol, funded through a fee. Money can similarly be raised for world improvement in reactive and proactive ways. Passports might become illogical too, replaced with a common system for secure identity IDs honored everywhere.

One or more low cost universal health care system(s) could be implemented and provided world-wide at lower cost per capita than any single nation state's costs, given greater efficiency of scale.

The transition from nation state to VN choice might begin with Nation State’s states (states, cities, provinces, etc.) seceding from their nation state upon receiving UN protectorate status. After which citizens could contract with VNs for national government ‘level’ services, each VN offering different emphasis for higher education, charity donations, and scientific investment, for example.

This or similar alternative to nation states must be pursued quickly as the world is undergoing rapid and dangerous change and becoming less and less able to respond quickly or at all, let alone have the energy and money to act proactively.

Good luck everyone!


Copyright 2017 Marc O. Cherbonnier


Copyright © 2017 The Baltimore News Network. All rights reserved.

Republication or redistribution of Baltimore Chronicle content is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.

Baltimore News Network, Inc., sponsor of this web site, is a nonprofit organization and does not make political endorsements. The opinions expressed in stories posted on this web site are the authors' own.

This story was published on May 2, 2017.

 
Local Stories, Events

Ref. : Civic Events

Ref. : Arts & Education Events

Ref. : Public Service Notices

Books, Films, Arts & Education

12.15 The Rape of Recy Taylor: behind one of the year's most vital documentaries

Letters

Ref. : Letters to the editor

Health Care & Environment

12.17 World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and production

12.17 Brazilian police foil million-dollar fraud to export precious wood to China [clear-cutting forests harshly impacts all life above and below ground-level for decades; it decreases oxygen production and seguestration of CO2 and increases area, frequency and duration of drought]

12.16 How investing in solar energy can create a brighter future for Africa

12.14 Global warming made Hurricane Harvey deadly rains three times more likely, research reveals

12.14 The long read: A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off

12.14 After years of toxic oil spills, indigenous Peruvians use tech to fight back

12.13 The US is penny wise and pound foolish on the climate

12.13 Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds

12.13 Drugs Don't Kill People, Neoliberalism Kills People

12.13 English rivers polluted by powerful insecticides, first tests reveal [Are similar tests of U.S. waters conducted by the EPA anymore? We think not...]

News Media Matters

12.18 How Syria's White Helmets became victims of an online propaganda machine [profiles how America elected its most immoral president]

12.17 A Report to Our Readers

12.15 Net Neutrality Fight 'Not Over': Groups Launch Internet-Wide Campaign Pushing Congress to Overrule FCC Vote

Daily: FAIR Blog
The Daily Howler

US Politics, Policy & 'Culture'

12.18 THE DEMOCRATS’ DANGER OF OUTRAGE OVERLOAD

12.18 Elizabeth Warren: Congress needs to fund community health centers right away

12.18 Warren and Sanders: Who Is Congress Really Serving?

12.18 Paranoia grips Capitol Hill as harassment scandal spreads [Surely Republicans implicated won't resign—like Al Franken was forced to—before passing super tax-cuts for the super rich]

12.18 Trump's tax bill has nothing to do with economics. It's brute-force politics

12.18 Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle

12.18 This man sums up all that is wrong about Trump's takeover of the courts [2:04 video of another incompetent district court judge nominee]

12.18 Trump will drop climate change from US National Security Strategy [“Stupid is as stupid does.” –Forrest Gump]

12.17 'Making America Stupid Again': Outrage Over Forbidden 7 Words You Can't Say at Trump's CDC [“Stupid is as stupid does.” –Forrest Gump]

12.16 Poverty in US set to increase due to Donald Trump's policies, says UN official [oligarchy-controlled countries are wonderful for the very rich]

12.16 The crisis ahead: The U.S. is no country for older men and women

12.16 Republicans Despise the Working Class [oligarchy-controlled countries are wonderful for the very rich]

12.16 Rep. Adam Schiff Warns Republicans Are Moving to Shut Down House Russia Probe, Target Mueller

Justice Matters

12.17 Venue of last resort: the climate lawsuits threatening the future of big oil [something else Republicans are packing the courts for...]

12.15 Who Pays for Judicial Races? The Politics of Judicial Elections 2015-16 [desperately packing the courts at all levels to protect white power & unregulated capitalism]

12.13 US Concern Over 'Pervasive' High-Level Corruption Surging Under Trump: Poll [anyone surprised?]

High Crimes?

12.17 Trump’s Misuse of Intelligence on Iran [immoral behavior that could lead to War]

Economics, Crony Capitalism

12.17 How a Philadelphia nun became the unlikely face of conscientious capitalism [Why don't we teach morality in Law & Business schools?]

12.16 The Republican Tax Bill Provides Huge Benefits to People Who Don’t Work. But Only if They’re Rich. [oligarchy-controlled countries are wonderful for the very rich]

12.16 The United States Is Now as Unequal as Russia. And That’s Before the Tax Bill. [oligarchy-controlled countries are wonderful for the very rich]

12.16 EU to force firms to reveal true owners in wake of Panama Papers [what are the chances oligarchy-controlled countries (esp. America and Russia) ever agree to fight tax evasion and money landering? International agencies must all mandate common regulations as a condition for UN membership, trade agreements, world bank loans, etc.]

International & Futurism

12.18 'The future is very dark': Central African Republic's relentless cycle of suffering

12.17 Africa’s new elite force: women gunning for poachers and fighting for a better life [a good model that converts victims of abuse and cruelty into positive activists with good jobs...]

12.14 Mexico: murders of women rise sharply as drug war intensifies

We are a non-profit Internet-only newspaper publication founded in 1973. Your donation is essential to our survival.

You can also mail a check to:
Baltimore News Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 42581
Baltimore, MD 21284-2581
Google
This site Web
 

Public Service Ads: