Earth Nationhood

"Planet Earth is My Nation"

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13.8 Billion Years of Evolutionary Change


3.8 Billion Years of the Emergence of Life on Earth    [including homo sapiens]

Humanity in Perspective

"The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
~ Marcel Proust

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The Age of Nations Has Passed

Bad Odds and Good News

The Price of Ignorance

The Human Mind

What is Earth Nationhood?

If you watch the news or read any form of consciousness blog, then you've probably heard of "earth nationhood." This term refers to the idea that all humans are part of a global community.

This means that your actions affect the entire world population, regardless of where you live. This can have negative impacts, but it also can have positive ones.

The Age of Nations Has Past

Earth Nationhood is a way of thinking. Generally, a nation-state is defined as a single government that has full control over its territory and resources. However, this is not the only form of governance, and there are a number of other sovereign entities that are currently being used, including colonies, dependencies, mandates, empires, protectorates, trusteeships, free cities, suzerainties and dominions.

The first true wave of globalization came about in the Age of Discovery, when European explorers connected the East and West, accidentally discovering new lands that became part of their empires. This era saw the introduction of global trade, but it was still very much siloed and lopsided. It also created a mercantilist and colonial economy.

The next wave of globalization, the one that took place in the 20th century and led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of the US as a world power, was more global. It started in the 1930s and continued well into the 21st century, allowing more people from all over the world to enter the world economy. The United States led the way, but many other nations benefited from this newfound wealth. Today, we live in a time when nation-states are becoming less and less dominant, as citizens of different countries start to demand more rights from their governments.

Nations Aren’t Real

The fact is, many nations aren’t actually real. Rather, they’re made up of a combination of history, technology, a well-defined set of boundaries and a bit of luck. They also might have a pretty cool name, like China or the United States. Some are even able to issue a legit passport. For example, the United States has a few legitimately named countries, including Hawaii and Alaska. But there’s a whole lot of other countries that aren’t recognized as separate entities by the UN.

Nations Are Changing

Nations are changing as people of different cultures, religions and modes of living come to know one another. Globalization enables humankind to communicate with one another and to share ideas, information and cultural traditions. As nations become part of a global community, they need to work together on common issues. This is especially true in the case of climate change and environmental concerns. For example, a recent UN report calls for nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions and change their economies to be more sustainable.

Those who want to help save the planet can join organizations like the United Nations, which organizes annual Earth Day events to encourage action on climate and environmental concerns. Alternatively, communities can organize their own events to promote international cooperation and sustainability. For example, communities can create an online forum to bring together people with a passion for environmental conservation or animal rights. They may also choose to implement a community-owned solar energy system to provide power for their local areas. The goal is to build sustainable communities that are healthy for everyone.

Earth Nationhood - Shifting From the Nation-State to a Global Community

Throughout human history, the notion of nation has aroused unity and community as well as triggered political sensitivities. Wars rage and conflicts continue to erupt around the world as peoples fight for recognition and statehood.

But does this tumult have to be repeated? We can choose to see a new model of nationhood.

What would it take to become a global community?

There is a growing recognition that the world needs to shift from a nation-state model to a global community. This change would move us away from the nationalistic, economic-based vision of progress that has dominated in recent times and toward a vision centered on global, ecological sustainability.

This would involve changing the way we view our own and other nations, cultures and religions. It is not that we would cease to be proud of our own traditions, but rather that they would become a part of the larger community’s story. Earth Nationhood. This would be a new kind of patriotism rooted in love of the Earth and a desire to build a better world.

One of the most important challenges is finding a way to bring together different national cultures and political ideologies. This is a challenge that is being addressed in a number of ways.

A key is that the word “nation” must be seen not as a natural category but as a political construct. This changes its meaning significantly. It is a definition that can be changed by what happens in society, which in turn determines the structure and nature of the community.

Another challenge is that we must find a way to bridge the field of nationalism studies with the field of environmental change. This is an extremely complex issue, but a good start has been made by scholars such as Daniele Conversi, who in 2021, epitomized a form of nationalism called Green Nationalism (GN) to address the need for environmental protections at the nation-state level.

It is also necessary to change the way we think about class issues, such as poverty and inequality. This is not an easy task, and one that we must address in order to build a global community. One of the problems here is that reducing all social problems to class issues distorts their complexity and makes it more difficult to combat them. It also means that fighting for improved living conditions is treated as a 'class question,' rather than the essential struggle to overthrow capitalism itself.

How to raise our identity above the individual nation

Many of us think we are already doing this. We are trying to decouple the nation-state from exploitation of nature and replace it with a new form of sovereignty centered around environmental concerns. This is what Latour and others are calling ‘terrestrism’ or ‘green nationalism.’ But there is a problem with these ideas. They reduce questions of class, gender oppression and racism to a fight against capitalism itself. This is a dangerous simplification. Moreover, they ignore the fact that these issues are still very real and must be addressed.

What can we do?

There are numerous studies on the need to re-imagine society as an environmental one. For example, a pamphlet by the Anarchist Federation called Against Nationalism emphasises that class politics and ecological sustainability are inseparable.

Yet bringing about a more environmentally friendly consciousness at the large national level seems to be a gargantuan task. Creating political coalitions that can convince powerful oil business and corporations to stop drilling, mining companies to stop their disruptive extractive activities or chemical plant companies to stop polluting the land, water and air are no easy feat.

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