The Earth is Integrating

In 1400-1700AD, the global population fluctuated from around 450-500 million people on the planet. Since then, the earth has rapidly grown to over 6 billion people and now nearly 10 billion people.  The exponential growth in the planet’s population resulted in great migration shifts. Despite tribal and local customs, race, religion and culture, this has created integrations of many races in many parts of the world. We are seeing more and more race migrants settle in new places or countries not native to their own. It is not just the United States that has immigrants from every race on earth. This is happening in many countries across the planet. Additionally, in every society crime occurs. This is not due to race.

Although crime might be inevitable, humanity must make a conscious decision and effort to stop wars, and wars based on race, creed, religion, or political gains that are not threatening enough for a war. Too many are confused as to why we are at war so much in the world. Many of us share experiences of friendship with many races that seem to be at war. How can this be? Citizens from every country in the world do not have problems getting along. Nation states in these areas, however, can’t cease to fight. Who is involved? Why are we fighting? What are we after? How do we stop it? These questions are difficult and may not be able to be answered anytime soon. It is clear, however, that our planet holds a certain level of finite resources. Without getting into corruption to much. It is important to understand that as the earth integrates, all races and nation states must learn to share resources. These resources are key indicators and influencers of why corruption takes place. Nation states want to protect their own resources and culture, but, also want to make sure their homeland and citizens are sustainable for many years to come as well.

Politics

Many people want to understand the role of politics is to govern. Individually, we must govern ourselves. Nation states, however, must govern the people of the nation. But, what is the role of the governing body? Political philosophy has been around for longer than most may realize. The role of government is still in debate. How far is government supposed to go? We have studied political economies such as Socialism, Communism, Capitalism, and built these ideologies off what is known as the philosopher kings or Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, and Tyranny. According to many political scholars, the United States is closest to an Oligarchic state and moving into the lower tier Democracy. If we look at some countries that claim to be Socialist like France, for example, we might compare that to a Democracy. The socialist regime of Russia and communist regime of China, however, could be compared to what Plato would have considered a democratic state ruled by a tyrannical regime. Why is that? There is no short answer to this question.

A Tyranny, in short, is when the people of a Democracy all share the wealth of the nation, but, specific individuals choose to take more, act out of self-greed, and act as a tyrant. The unit as a whole; decide whether he or she wants more resources than their next-door neighbor or other citizens of that nation, therefore, it doesn’t usually happen as everyone gets even shares. Why is all of this important with race integrating around our earth? Many times, these people must act violently, or inhumane in order to get what they want. These acts of crime are considered tyrannical acts. These tyrannical acts can be made both from citizens and political officials within the governing body, or even the governing body as a whole. This distinction is very confusing and is not widely accepted. It is important for the citizens of the earth to truly begin to understand the roots and foundations to these political systems. By doing so, individuals can better govern themselves and the idea of tyranny would be minimal. Citizens of the earth would yearn for virtue and understanding of their personal attachment to the society in which they were born or currently reside. The more understanding of political virtue people gain, the less political tyranny or large governing sovereign nation states would need to use force of law to intervene within societies, use corruption to gain control, or look toward another race as if it was their fault for anything.  

Society

We live in society together. At this point, each race is inextricably linked to the society from which they are born into. For many of us to realize how this not only affects our ethical duty, but also, our individual duty toward society is not only vital, it is transformational. Every society around the world is slowly integrating race and religion. We have different upbringings, different views, knowledge bases, and goals, but we all share common universal truths. Intuitively, humans yearn for social interaction. Evolutionary psychology has proven human character relies on each other for emotional stabilization, and we form in pack like tribes for this reason.

Today, tribal packs can be referred to as our local communities in which we live, thrive, exchange, and share the resources of the earth. As the population grows to such great magnitudes, it begins to be more difficult to share resources. And the more difficult it is to share resources, the more conservative it becomes to exchange finite resources. The question of how to live becomes a top discussion and priority. We have created complex attributes to the way we live. These attributes are woven in the fabric of different societies and cultures. The fabric of our exchange for goods and services is, a mixture of human capital and financial capital that creates productivity and prosperity with our human labor. This production of our resources is what know of as business. Societies rely on business to keep their citizens productive, healthy, and sustainable. With such a complex system of money creating ongoing interest, sustainability is difficult to maintain in business. Race and cultures around the world use business to share goods and services for things we need or want. Business is meant to make society run, and create value and prosperity for the citizens. Societies across the earth are now bound to business to transact common necessities.

Business

The world engages in business exchange to keep each country producing value to each other. This exchange process is represented by the goods or services that we consume. This process of exchange for goods and services has come to be known as business. Business allows us to make choices. These choices are freedoms of the markets. Some of these markets, however, are regulated and not free. What is free in a market anyway?  There is a healthcare market, and education market, but, some argue that these should be free and are not in a Capitalist society. We will discuss that in later articles. The point here is, there is a marketplace for us to exchange goods and services. And with so much discrepancies around which political system, economic system, and means of business going on in the world, how will the business environment look in the coming years?  The business environment is a very complex ecosystem. But, it is a global ecosystem and a system we all must share and honor at least for now. A firm must engage with the consumer to truly understand how goods and services are valued. The consumer, on the other hand, must determine how to best extract this value. Everything in business affects the culture and development of what we do as humans on this planet, and surely, it is incentives that drive us. Therefore, the way business interacts in the world both for people, and for the environment is, an integral part of the sustainable growth of humanity. Indeed, the businesses we create and the products we buy affect our cultures and create our cultures. Therefore, we must help each other to create products that resemble what we want out of our culture.

Cultural Integration

People are constantly moving around the world. Not only through the data shown by the census of countries, but countries around the world are much more racially integrated in the past 5 to 10 years than ever before. Why is this? Is the earth too small?  Perhaps people are more comfortable to stay in non-native regions of the world. Without fear of race, color, religion, or whatever may have restricted someone from doing so before. These cultural boundaries are slowly deteriorating. In fact, cultural bridges are being built both consciously and subconsciously as countries and individuals integrate their cultural norms. Cultural norms have always existed. Individual tribes adopted certain traits from geographic areas and developed specific norms overtime as methods of survival. As cultures across the world integrated, social norms began to merge. These social norms evolved into new cultural norms. This is the process of the earth integrating. We can take from each other and bring home to our local area’s knowledge and new perspectives of how to live. Cultures around the world have been trying to figure this out for tens of thousands of years. How do we all live on this one planet together? And how do we sustain economic development both locally, and globally?

One Earth Many Tribes

We are all in this together due to the complex currency exchange systems and varied interest rates put on us, the environments of the world, as well as the fact we inherently share the earth by default of being born on this planet. As discussed earlier, the finite resources around the world can only go so far or so fast. There are enough resources on the planet to sustain life for generations to come. If we don’t reflect and consciously make a pivotal paradigm shift, we will do significant damage to humanity and the earth. This makes projections of resource allocation harder to quantify. At this point, it is not about who’s land it is or was anymore. It is every person’s land by default of being born on earth. Humanity is at a pivotal point in history. We live on one earth and are divided into many countries, many cities within those countries, and many communities within those cities. These communities are small tribes that rely on both the well-being of their tribe, and the well-being of the earth. Certain areas of the earth lack one thing or another. And global exchange can help these local areas to benefit by more effective resource allocation and distribution of resources to these tribes. As global citizens, we must help the world to learn how we can interact globally, but as well, create more robust local production which will develop a stronger foundation for sustainable growth worldwide. Truly, humbling ourselves to our cultural differences will help us learn, and allow the earth to adapt and organically digest this inter-contextual woven fabric of life.