One Global Democracy, via Blockchain Voting
Video Highlights Bold Vision for Solving World’s Problems Post-Trump
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 29, 2017 — A small group of highly credentialed progressive leaders have announced in a video a new movement for One Global Democracy — boldly challenging Trumpism by calling for an end to separate countries, as a necessary step to solving the world’s biggest problems, including climate change, inequality, and economic opportunity for everyone.
This new video is online at: OneGlobalDemocracyVideo.com
Two new technologies can now combine to transform governance worldwide: a Blockchain will enable secure voting at a global scale, and a Liquid Democracy model will enable everyone to vote directly on policy, or delegate their vote if they choose, in a system of accountable yet flexible decision-making that includes everyone equally, without electing representatives. We can eliminate countries, and handle decisions at the most local level feasible, while also giving everyone worldwide a vote on the big, global issues. People will be able to move freely anywhere, with constitutional rights guaranteed for everyone.
“The only way to build a future that works, one that can handle our increasingly global problems, is to include everyone equally — worldwide,” said Peter Schurman, formerly the founding Executive Director of MoveOn.org, and key driver of this new movement.
Global governance is not a new idea. Reformers and elected officials called for a global government following World War II because they did not think the United Nations went far enough. More than 100 members of Congress, including the future presidents John F. Kennedy and Gerald Ford, supported this call in 1949. Yet today, it is almost entirely absent from mainstream debate. With today’s new video, One Global Democracy is kicking off a new conversation on this idea whose time has come.
“Climate change, inequality, lost economic opportunity: these are our biggest problems. We seldom think about it, but all three are linked to a world political system that’s failing because it’s comprised of separate countries,” said Schurman. “The definition of a country is an entity that’s accountable to nobody beyond its borders. In today’s interconnected world, that just doesn’t work any more.”
“Separate countries are a core reason why our world is breaking apart — this isn’t an easy challenge to face or solve, but it’s clear that things will continue to get worse until we do.”
Executive Producer: Peter Schurman
Director: Dennis Castro
Editor and Motion Graphics: Jacob Nasim
Voiceover Talent: Mara Junot
Additional Motion Graphics: Austin Cable
Social Media: Beth Becker
Web Developer: Jason Charter
Marketing Strategy: Maya Zuckerman
Development Associate: K. Stellar Dutcher