worldorder - Mark Eldridge Prof. Beres Pol 432 Discussions...

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Mark Eldridge Prof. Beres Pol 432 Discussions over World Order Richard Falk describes the grim situation of the current world and political system in his book, A Study of Future Worlds , by exclaiming that “The planet is too crowded and is getting more so, the war system is too destructive, risky, and costly, and is getting more so, and Human and material resources of the planet are wasted and depleted in a shortsighted way, and at increasing rates.”(Michalak, 1991) There is no denying the fact that our current world order does not work. We have billions of people who live in third world countries who do not have access to education, basic medical supplies, and even clean water. Nation states are too busy discussing the here and now and not thinking about the future the incoming generations will inherit which is why it is imperative that our future generations discuss and become educated about world order. The definition of world order must be broad enough to contain all the elements that derive from world order but yet specific enough that it can be applied to the correct situations. World order should be broken down into three different parts: the personal level, the state level, and the world level. The reason for breaking it down into these sections is so that world order can be applied to all forms of humanity from the individual, the state, and the group of states as a whole. This allows for world order to be applied to all aspects of humanity without being too broad. World Order should be defined as the collaboration humanity at
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the individual, state, and world level in which humanity can coexist with the reason that all of humanities survival is the ultimate goal. The current world order contains problems at each level but these problems can be fixed. World order at the individual level aims to take a look at how a person makes their decisions on world order and the cause and effect of those decisions. This brings us back to the early 300s BC to find the basis of western politics. Plato is often considered as the “father” of western politics. His idea of reason contradicted with the rest of the world under the idea passion. The difference between the two was that reason believed in the good of the individual. That if faced with a problem a person would make a decision based on harmony and justice. That justice was essential to the world. Passion on the other hand was the much more harsh and pessimistic point of view. It stated that if you scratch the surface of the individual that we all revert to our most barbaric forms. That there is no room for harmony or justice only the goal of survival at all cost. The current world order is based off of passion rather than reason. This is the starting point problem for our current situation. If the base of the building is faulty then all it takes is one earthquake to bring the whole building down. So, for the beginning point for World Order to be a success is it must have a basis of reason
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