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The decline of humanity

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It is time for humanity to provide the urgently as possible tools needed to take control of their destiny and put in place a democratic governance of the world. This is the only means of survival of …

It is time for humanity to provide the urgently as possible tools needed to take control of their destiny and put in place a democratic governance of the world. This is the only means of survival of the human species and to halt the decay of humanity. Because there is no other means capable of building a world in which every woman, every man of today and tomorrow have the same rights and the same duties, and in which the interests of the planet and of all nations, of all forms of life and future generations would be finally taken into account, in which all the sources of growth would be used for environmentally and socially sustainable way.

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  • 1. 1 THE DECLINE OF HUMANITY Fernando Alcoforado * An attentive observer to what happens in the world perceives the decay experienced by humanity. However great scientific and technological advances every day basic moral values, honor and respect are being lost in our society. Humans destroy what they build, fight with their fellows for the most trivial reasons possible and trivializes and subject himself to the worst humiliations in pursuit of power and wealth. Humans are born and grow subjecting themselves to platitudes created and passively accepted by the majority. Perhaps we are on a path of no return without recovery heading towards an abyss. Humans built and appreciated a despicable capitalist liberalism that destroys and corrupts man every day, leaving him alienated and distant from the great moral virtues. For most it is more simple and practical follow traditional thinking and accepted by society and judged as correct and normal, rather than developing a critical and opposed to what is imposed as normal and correct thinking. Become comfortable continuing with the quiet life while idle than to risk going against the majority. The truth is that so goes mankind. This is the result of the biggest crisis of values that we live increasingly in modern times in most countries of the world where leaders show extensive inability to manage the situation and could even lead to the crisis of governments and the rise of dictatorships that end up with the meager existing freedoms. All this happens in the present moment while the crisis of the world capitalist system and its imminent debacle occurs in which the United States can drag across Europe and can create more violence and social inequality that have mushroomed in the present century. In fact we are accelerating the decay of humanity that is lacking urgently need a major transformation. Only few are aware and conscious to the "signs" of the times and spread the truth to those who know nothing about the difficult days ahead. Which end will have our world, our lives, if the world has become today an unmanageable chaos where humans think only of power and wealth and destroys nature? Can a man be called being the most intelligent on Earth? An intelligent preaches war and jeopardize their future and of their descendants? It's what they do today with our world, by destroying for money, kill for wealth and power, human life no longer worth anything, nothing more has value, all for power and wealth! It is shameful that the situation came to mankind with its form of civilization, where hunger kills every day millions of people around the world, most children do not reach adulthood due to lack of food, while others eat too much and are obese by the errors and excesses as they do their own parents. We live in a world of contrasts between luxury and waste, material wealth and misery. It is unacceptable to live in a world where, in the last 6000 years of human history, there have been only 292 years of relative peace between peoples. World history is largely a history of wars, because states in which we live born from conquests, civil wars or struggles for independence. The earliest historical records that are known already speak of wars and struggles. It is therefore to cause astonishment that now, at harvest time all the bad actions generated by humanity, the number of wars and
  • 2. 2 revolutions grow in scale unseen, both in quantity and in intensity. The violence of the conflicts in our time has no parallel in history. The wars of the twentieth century were "total wars" against combatants and civilians without discrimination. The twentieth century was undoubtedly the most murderous of which we have record, both in scale, frequency and extent of the war but also filled by single human catastrophes that produced from the greatest famines in history to systematic genocide volume. Since the end of World War II the world has known 160 wars when died about 7 million soldiers and 30 million civilians. All "mega deaths" occurred since 1914 reached a total of 187 million dead. The wars are still part of our daily lives as demonstrate the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that makes evident the purpose of the Western powers (United States and European Union), allies of Ukraine, of weakening the geopolitical position of Russia that seeks to regain global role before exercised by the former Soviet Union. Insoluble Palestinian issue, which has existed since the end of World War 1st when the victorious powers contributed to the occupation of Palestine by the Jewish people and facilitated the creation of the State of Israel at the expense of the Palestinian people, makes the Palestinian people and Jewish living at war. The recent military intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Libya complete the picture of conflict in the Middle East. Besides the aforementioned conflicts, humanity is faced with two major threats. One of an economic nature, is represented by the general crisis of the world capitalist system that tends to lead the global economy to depression with the failure of governments, business bankruptcies, mass unemployment and even the outbreak of civil wars and new world conflagration as has occurred in the twentieth century to the World War 1st and 2nd . Another threat, environmental, is represented by the depletion of natural resources of the planet, the overcrowded cities and the catastrophic global climate change, which tends to produce a serious impact on the economic activities and increased social problems of mankind. This situation is coincident with the fact that the United States has extended its empire to the point they can no longer manage it, as happened with Spain in the seventeenth century and the United Kingdom in the twentieth century. Since 2001, the Bush administration put everything away in the tax area, with increasing war spending after the attack on the twin towers in New York to promote the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. By Goldman Sachs forecast, China will have, in 2050, surpassed the United States, with U. S. $ 45 trillion GDP, compared with U. S. $ 35 trillion in the United States. It is time for humanity to provide the urgently as possible tools needed to take control of their destiny and put in place a democratic governance of the world. This is the only means of survival of the human species and to halt the decay of humanity. Because there is no other means capable of building a world in which every woman, every man of today and tomorrow have the same rights and the same duties, and in which the interests of the planet and of all nations, of all forms of life and future generations would be finally taken into account, in which all the sources of growth would be used for environmentally and socially sustainable way. Democratic governance of the world does not replace the governments of each nation. Your role would be to build the governance of the economy and the global environment and the maintenance of world peace. Through it would be pursued to defend the general
  • 3. 3 interests of the planet. A democratic governance of the world will ensure towards each State to respect the rights of each citizen of the world seeking to prevent the spread of global systemic risks of economic and environmental nature. A democratic governance of the world would avoid the empire one of and anarchy of all. A democratic governance of the world with these characteristics can only result from a consensus among all peoples and nations of the world. Democratic governance of the world could arise from a war or be designed to prevent their return. This would not be the first time: this was the object of the Concert of Nations in 1815, the League of Nations in 1920 and of the United Nations in 1945 that were in vain because of global governance would not have any means to make decisions or to put to implement sanctions against those who fail to comply. This democratic global governance could result from major disasters systemic such as, extreme ecological crisis, economic crisis of great magnitude, expansion of an economy of organized crime, the fall of a meteorite on the planet and the advancement of the terrorist movement that would make the world's governments to join forces. The preservation of peace is the first task of any new form of global governance. Tomorrow, who will rule the world? No one, probably, if nothing is done to build global governance. And this is the worst scenario. No country however powerful it cannot control the wealth and the problems of the planet. No country wants world governance. However, social and economic crises, financial, ecological, and political development of illegal and criminal activities today show the urgent need for global governance. One must understand that the world market cannot function properly without the rule of international law, the rule of international law can not be applied and respected in the absence of a global governance that is accepted by all the countries which will be sustainable only if is truly democratic. Humanity must understand that it has everything to gain by joining in a democratic governance around the world representing the interests of nations, including the most powerful, controlling the world in its entirety, in time and space. The new world order must be built to organize not only the relations between men on earth, but also their relationship with nature. It is necessary, therefore, a planetary social contract that provides for economic and social development and the rational use of the resources of nature for the benefit of all mankind. The building of a new world order based on these principles is urgent. This government will be a day even happens after a gigantic economic or environmental disaster. It is urgent to think about it to halt the process of ongoing decay of humanity. * Fernando Alcoforado , member of the Bahia Academy of Education, engineer and doctor of Territorial Planning and Regional Development from the University of Barcelona, a university professor and consultant in strategic planning, business planning, regional planning and planning of energy systems, is the author of Globalização (Editora Nobel, São Paulo, 1997), De Collor a FHC- O Brasil e a Nova (Des)ordem Mundial (Editora Nobel, São Paulo, 1998), Um Projeto para o Brasil (Editora Nobel, São Paulo, 2000), Os condicionantes do desenvolvimento do Estado da Bahia (Tese de doutorado. Universidade de Barcelona, http://www.tesisenred.net/handle/10803/1944, 2003), Globalização e Desenvolvimento (Editora Nobel, São Paulo, 2006), Bahia- Desenvolvimento do Século XVI ao Século XX e Objetivos Estratégicos na Era Contemporânea (EGBA, Salvador, 2008), The Necessary Conditions of the Economic and Social Development-The Case of the State of Bahia (VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2010), Aquecimento Global e Catástrofe Planetária (P&A Gráfica e Editora, Salvador, 2010), Amazônia Sustentável- Para o progresso do Brasil e combate ao aquecimento global (Viena- Editora e Gráfica, Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo, São Paulo, 2011) and Os Fatores Condicionantes do Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (Editora CRV, Curitiba, 2012), among others.
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