One of my conclusions from the study of history is that peace will not be possible until the world has some form of effective government which can enforce its will on national governments which wage war on their own citizens (such as Syria) or on other governments.
I recently stumbled upon the World Parliament website, and was surprised to find that it already sits, has a draft constitution and some draft legislation. Its constitution begins with the preamble given below. Sadly, I believe this is moonshine. The citizens of the world cannot form a parliament without the consent of the governments of the nations of the world, and we are still a very long way away from this.
I will explore this issue in future volumes of Time Crystal.
Here is the preamble to the so-called World Parliament’s Constitution
Realizing that Humanity today has come to a turning point in history and that we are on the threshold of an new world order which promises to usher in an era of peace, prosperity, justice and harmony;
Aware of the interdependence of people, nations and all life;
Aware that man’s abuse of science and technology has brought Humanity to the brink of disaster through the production of horrendous weaponry of mass destruction and to the brink of ecological and social catastrophe;
Aware that the traditional concept of security through military defense is a total illusion both for the present and for the future;
Aware of the misery and conflicts caused by ever increasing disparity between rich and poor;
Conscious of our obligation to posterity to save Humanity from imminent and total annihilation;
Conscious that Humanity is One despite the existence of diverse nations, races, creeds, ideologies and cultures and that the principle of unity in diversity is the basis for a new age when war shall be outlawed and peace prevail; when the earth’s total resources shall be equitably used for human welfare; and when basic human rights and responsibilities shall be shared by all without discrimination;
Conscious of the inescapable reality that the greatest hope for the survival of life on earth is the establishment of a democratic world government;
We, citizens of the world, hereby resolve to establish a world federation to be governed in accordance with this constitution for the Federation of Earth.