By Thomas Naylor
Second Vermont Republic
It’s high time the small nations of the world rise up against all eleven of the meganations of the world with populations in excess of 100 million and say, “Enough is enough. We refuse to continue countenancing your plundering the planet in pursuit of natural resources, treasure, and markets to quench your insatiable appetite for consumer goods and your lust for political, economic, and military power.”
The ongoing residual effects of the 2008 Wall Street meltdown, the current euro crisis, the alleged international threat of terrorism (albeit Western induced), American imperialism (full spectrum dominance and imperial overstretch), excessive population growth, extreme poverty, peak oil, and climate change are all evidence of a chaotic meganation world that is totally out of control. Without exception the governments of each of these eleven meganations are too big, too centralized, too undemocratic, too unjust, too powerful, too intrusive, and too unresponsive to the needs of individuals and small communities.
The time has come to delegitimize meganations and work towards the peaceful dissolution of countries such as the United States, China, Russia, India, Japan, and Brazil. To achieve this aim the small nations of the world should convene “An International Convention on Small Nation Self-Determination.”
Voting delegates to the convention would include representatives from the 150 or so nations of the world which have populations that are less than 100 million. The eleven meganations would be invited to send observers. These representatives would not have voting rights. Representatives from aspiring nations would also be invited as observers without voting privileges.
The objectives of the convention would include:
- Identify global problems associated with meganations.
- Evaluate the performance of international megainstitutions such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, and NATO.
- Examine the track record of small sustainable nations such as Bhutan, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
- Delegitimize the meganations of the world by challenging their moral authority.
- Encourage self-determination among small aspiring nations.
- Organize a community of small nations.