Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 9 March 2017

World Government ? Let us begin with a World Military

Leading News papers ( 10 March 2017 ) carries following news report :

“ World govt may save humanity from doom

LONDON: The aggressive instincts of humans, coupled with the fast pace of growth in technology may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war, renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned, adding that only a 'world government' may prevent this impending doom.

Despite the problems of mass species extinction, global warming and the threat of artificial intelligence, Hawking remains optimistic about the future of humanity. He said that he looked back on his life with gratitude and towards the years to come with cautious hope.

However, he is worried that humans may not have the skills as a species to stay alive. If humanity is to survive to see the future, then we might need to form a world government, Hawking said.

"We need to be quicker to identify such threats and act before they get out of control. This might mean some form of world government. But that might become a tyranny," said Hawking.

"All this may sound a bit doom-laden but I am an optimist. I think the human race will rise to meet these challenges," he said.

"Since civilisation began, aggression has been useful in as much as it has definite survival advantages," he said. "It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war," he added.

"We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason," Hawking was quoted as saying by 'The Times'. He argued that there were new challenges too - among them environmental problems and his concern that artificial intelligence could supplant humans. Hawking had earlier warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence may turn out to be "the worst thing ever to happen to humanity" despite its potential benefits.

This raises the question :

Despite possessing the basic frame work of a “ World Government “ , why has 71 year old United Nations , repeatedly failed to enforce its dozens of “ Resolutions “ in curbing / controlling terrorism , around the World ?

My following earlier blog may provide an answer :

17  Nov  2015

From Inter-Pol to Inter-Mil ?

Over the past 100 years, countries of the World have instituted quite a few organizations to deal with international issues . These include :

*    United Nations ( earlier, League of Nations ) and its various arms

*    World Bank

*    International Monetary Fund  (  IMF  )

*    World Trade Organization  ( WTO - earlier , UNCTAD )

*    International Court of Justice - Hague

*    Atomic Inspection Agency

*    Environment Protection Agency

and ,

*   International Police ( Inter-Pol )

During the past decade, the World is facing another major international threat to civilization

It is " Terrorism "

" Terrorism " is characterized as follows :

*     Distinct from

       #     Internal conflicts / civil wars , within a nation's boundaries

       #     Localized commotions / disobedience / militancy , within a country

       #     Breakdown of " Law and Order " situations , inside a country

       #     Country's citizens trying to overthrow an oppressive dictatorship / 
              military rule

*    Spread across international borders

*    Unrelated to any geographical / territorial disputes between countries

*    Hiding under fundamentalist ideologies that disregard human rights

*    Trying to overthrow democratically elected legitimate popular governments

*    Killing innocent citizens

*    Poisoning the minds of Youth with hatred for certain peace-loving / non-             violent religions or philosophies
*    Recruiting children / women as shields against reprisals by legitimate

*    Glorifying suicidal attacks while bombing peaceful gathering of people

*    Aided and abated by black money / arms , from sympathizers everywhere

Of course , this is not a comprehensive definition of " Terrorism " , but it is good enough for UN to adopt it right away

And it is high time , UN forms, along the lines of Inter-Pol ,

Inter- Mil  ( International Military )

And lay down clear and unambiguous rules under which :

*   Any country affected by terrorism, can seek intervention / help from Inter-Mil ,


*   UN itself may take suo moto cognizance of such terrorism anywhere in the World


     not only confined to the territory of a Member Country ) , and act on its own
     to press Inter-Mil into service , to eliminate terrorists and their supporters


I request the readers to " Like / Share / Re-tweet / Forward " this message to policy-makers / opinion-makers , all over the World

10  March  2017