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Saturday, April 14, 2012

World Citizenship pledges allegiance to human family

 Matter of conscience
Excerpt, editing by Carolyn Bennett
From thoughts by “World Citizen” Ken O’Keefe

“I disagree with paying into a tax system that spends more than every other nation combined (more than 1 trillion dollars annually) at the behest of the ‘military industrial complex’ with a ‘global spectrum dominance’ agenda. I reject war except in legitimate self-defense (meaning the enemy is coming over your border). I would rather be imprisoned than pay for the murder of my brother and sister no matter how distant they may be.“

“I despise secret agendas and I am fully aware of the New World Order agenda seeking to establish a ‘one world government.’ I reject and denounce this agenda and want no part of any system that concentrates power in the hands of a minority at the expense of the majority. My goal is to effect a better world in which the will of the people is sacrosanct and the way of the world citizen is commonplace.“

“ Citizenship is a social contract. Within this contract, each person has rights and obligations.

“Citizenship is a reflection of one’s conscience, thus world citizenship (as I understand it) best reflects my ultimate allegiance to my entire human family and to planet Earth.

“World citizenship transcends rather than renounces the nation/state system which is inherently divisive. The philosophy behind world citizenship is a uniting force that respects one principle above all others: ‘The Golden Rule.’ You need only to understand the wisdom and necessity of ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ to qualify as a world citizen..“

Sources and notes


World Citizen Ken O'Keefe (born Ken Nichols in the U.S. State of California) holds Irish, Hawaiian and Palestinian citizenship; and has worked as entrepreneur, marine conservationist, and Human Rights Activist. In 2002, he founded the Truth Justice Peace Human Shield Action to Iraq. Intended to ‘make it politically impossible for U.S.-led coalition troops to bomb’ Iraq by placing western civilians as ‘shields’ at non-military locations, about 75 activists traveled over land from London to Baghdad in two double-decker buses.

In 2004, he founded the P10K. His website and Wikipedia note that P10K founder Ken O’Keefe joined the Free Gaza Movement which intends to enter Gaza by sea in order to expose and ultimately break the siege of Gaza; that O’Keefe’s intention was to meaningfully contribute to the Free Gaza objectives and complement the goals of P10K.

“P10K Mandate:  Incessant Calls for International Observers”

“‘… The undersigned, citizens of the European Union, declare that we refuse to watch in impotence the atrocities against the Palestinian people that are taking place before our eyes. We demand from the European leaders a decisive action in the face of a crisis of these proportions. We demand urgent and efficient action, according to international law...’”

Also are these notes: “‘P10K: The Palestinian People’ — It is not an exaggeration to say that the Palestinian people virtually uniformly agree that a presence of 1000 International Observers in Palestine would improve conditions on the ground. But it is a long term presence that is needed most, a presence that remains until a ‘just’ peace becomes reality.… If ‘Free Gaza’ is successful, there can be no doubt that the chances of an international observer force within Gaza become more possible. For this reason P10K organizers encourage people to support the Free Gaza Movement in every way possible.” http://www.p10k.net/

 “…Both of these direct actions acknowledge the huge disparity in value placed on life — Western life versus  everybody else’s life: roughly 3,000 lives lost in the September 11, 2011, World Trade Center attacks; Western retaliatory aggression (based on false premises) has left well over a million Iraqis and Afghans dead. Disproportionate does not begin to describe this horrid hypocrisy and injustice.” http://www.p10k.net/

See also http://kenokeefe.wordpress.com/
Kenneth Nichols "Ken" O'Keefe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_O%27Keefe

Who is a World Citizen?
Posted by Patrick Frost, creator, writer, and host of Great Power Politics, June 1, 2009, sourcing a World Public Opinion.org poll taken in the period July 15 - November 4, 2008

“…Most people when asked ‘who are you’ identify by family, friends, and or city/town of origin or are current city, town or state. But what of a higher level of identity: nation, region, world? How do people respond when asked, “Do you consider yourself more a citizen of country, more a citizen of the world, or both equally? In the July 15 - November 4 poll, World Public Opinion.org asked this question of identity (with country, world or both country and world) to 21,307 people in 21 nations (diverse countries with a variety of governments, cultures, sizes, etc.). Some of their findings were these:  



United States (most nationalistic of Western countries)
72 (Country), 5 (World), 22 (Both Equally) 

Mexico (highest “Both Equally” reply, 35; Country, 56; World Citizen, 9)

France, Germany, and Italy (higher rates of World Citizen or Both Equally)


China (Country, 35; World, 6; Both Equally, 44)
India (Country, 40; World, 14; Both Equally, 32)

Several nations with strong histories/cultures, young statehood or autocratic societies polled very high nationalism (e.g., Turkey, South Korea, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Russia). http://greatpowerpolitics.com/?page_id=2

Truth - Citizenship is a social contract, within this contract each person ... worldcitizen.uk.net
commons.wikimedia.org, Palestinian flag on the sail of the Free Gaza boat.jpg
Gaza youths celebrate Egypt revolution, uprootedpalestinians.blogspot.com


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