World Government: the self-fulfilling prophesy
I have realised, perhaps belatedly, that climate change ‘debates’ in the Guardian are not about science at all. Science is merely the chew-toy thrown between denialists as a cover for the political thread that binds denialists together. The ‘world government’ trope is particularly potent I believe, because they correctly understand that by joining up governments across the world to combat climate change and energy security, we move closer to what I would prefer to call a ‘world administration’. The right have always been very committed to nationalism in one form or another, and it is weakening day by day as national entities are subsumed by global ones.
And the strange thing is that they brought this on themselves. The right worship non-interventional government and endless opportunity for profit. In the service of this end, they joined up the economies of the world to globalise trade. What they didn’t realised was that by doing so, countries lost control of their domestic economies, employment security was undermined, and it was an inevitable consequence of global economics that global administration was to follow, because without consistent management, profit is reduced. Local cultures are decimated and everywhere there is urbanisation now looks like everywhere else. We eat the same food, wear the same clothes, watch the same TV programs and dream the same dreams.
Climate change only cemented the inevitable process because where countries could not be persuaded to join the greed-rush, they now have no option because CO2 is coming to get them. Combine all these factors with peak oil and gas plus a burgeoning population demanding more of everything, and there is no other option but to transcend nationalism in favour of maintaining profit through global administration.