Democratise global power
The threat of a perfect storm of planetary problems is deepening every day, problems such as war, forced migration, pandemics, economic crashes, climate breakdown and mass extinction. Problems that are bigger and more complex than any nation can tackle alone.
Instead of cooperating, nations are putting more and more effort into competing with each other. This is driving a global race to destruction.
To make matters worse, international division is funded and pushed by a few globally mobile media, oil, weapons and banking oligarchs. By sowing the seeds of chaos and shock they increase their power over national governments whilst swelling their profits in offshore tax-havens. It is a classic "divide-and-rule" strategy on an international scale.
Together as Earth Citizens we can break down the walls that divide us. We can pull nations to cooperate with each other to implement global justice policies of our choosing. We can gain our local, national and global democratic power and sovereignty in a globalised world.
To tackle the root-causes of global problems, Earth Citizens cooperate across international borders. We suggest, debate and vote on the contents of an Earth Citizens’ Global Policy Manifesto*. Then, at national elections we coordinate our votes for politicians and political parties who have joined us as Earth Citizens (by signing a contract to implement the manifesto alongside other governments).
As our movement grows, Earth Citizens will increasingly win elections for truly progressive and cooperative political parties around the world. (*The Earth Citizens' Manifesto is a work in progress. Few global policies will be needed for systemic change. Power will be devolved down as locally as possible.)
Earth Citizens get together on the streets (online due to Covid-19):
- Inviting humanity to claim their Earth Citizenship.
- Asking people, “What could and should the world agree to act on together?”
- Celebrating our cultural diversity and our common humanity as we tackle planetary problems together.
Mainstream evolutionary psychologists state that cooperation, empathy and a strong sense of fairness were the key ingredients which led to the evolutionary success of our species. For the vast majority of us these remain our most dominant values.
Systems science maintains that everyone and everything is not separate, but interconnected and interdependent. All life exists as interrelated systems with varying degrees of complexity.
So, we human beings are bizarre super-cooperators living in an interconnected world, despite what we are led to believe by the few who profiteer from division.
Global People Power wants to enable humanity to live how most of us really want to live – with kindness, care and empathy. Not only extending this regard to ourselves, our families, communities, nations and with those whom we identify with culturally, but for the whole of humanity and for the natural world.
Through decentralised blockchained global democratic participation, networked through Earth Citizens' local groups, the evolution of systems thinking for systems change will follow suit.
Try out our Systemoji Thinking Tool to help you communicate and act systemically in an interconnected world.