Sunday, February 21, 2016

Suitable Sovereignty

What does sovereignty mean in terms of world peace?

What does sovereignty mean in terms of democracy?

What does sovereignty mean in terms of global prosperity?

When does sovereignty have something to do with the idea of integrity?

Claims of sovereignty have often been belligerently enforced.  Yet the relationship between suitable sovereignty, world peace, an enlightened approach to democracy and an egalitarian approach to global prosperity has never been adequately examined anywhere.

Oppression and other causes of mistrust have often occurred in the name of sovereignty, and in the name of unity and political legitimacy.  Yet true enlightenment is never oppressive.

What does a Brexit referendum have in common with conflict in the Middle East, the South Atlantic, South China Sea and in the waters between Asia and Australia?   And how does it relate to conflict between neighbours anywhere?