Sunday, February 20, 2011
WSA P R E S S R E L E A S E, 1012 14th Street, Washington, DC 20005
FOR GENERAL RELEASE
Contact: David Gallup, 202 638-2662
CITIZENS OF THE WORLD, SYNTEGRATE!!!!
WASHINGTON, DC — A new "Syntegration" process is being developed to offer a viable way for citizens to have a direct say in running our world. Around the world people are rebelling against despotic governments which grow out of an increasingly dysfunctional national system That system artificially divides humans living on the planet, and allows despots to oppress them in the name of national security.
"The nonviolent revolutions sweeping forth from Egypt, the cradle of civilization, show that people are sick and tired of the status quo. People know what they don't want," said Garry Davis, founder of the World Service Authority (WSA). "but what is the alternative? How can that disaffection be harnessed to bring a more democratic, prosperous and peaceful future? The first step is to have a vision, a model for a better way to run our world. How can we, the people, run an increasingly complex and diverse world in a way that protects our freedom, sovereignty and the safety and well-being of our precious planet?
To answer this question, Davis's WSA engaged the world-renowned cybernetician Stafford Beer, to design a process based on Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome structure, which "releases group creativity and synergy while at the same time permitting participants to maintain individual integrity."
That revolutionary decision-making process he called "Syntegration."
Launched in July 1993 by the World Service Authority, in 30 cities throughout the world, as the World Syntegrity Project, the prime question posed was "How can we, sovereign world citizens, govern our world?"
The resulting answers were transmitted worldwide via the internet. (See http://www.worldservice.org/syn/htlm).
The present coordinator of WSA's World Syntegrity Commission, Dr. David Beatty, claims that "All human societies and their environments are rapidly moving into a state change in climate, one that requires radically different ways of living together on our Home Planet. These Shifts require new ways of governing our relationships, our economies, our very identities as humans. And fast!" He adds that "The recent global financial crises reveals the inability of nation states and international financial organizations (e.g IMF, World Bank,) to redesign these premises. The dysfunctions of the national systems set in place over the last 200 years are increasingly evident."
The current events witnessed by viewers throughout the world of riots in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Jordan , Iran, etc. against despotic regimes, represent a historic "shift" in consciousness of people, especially young, desperate for change based on human rights.
Presently controlled by wealth and bureaucracy, the nation state structure cannot handle the One World dynamics of climate change. The failure of the major national leaders to reach agreement in Copenhagen and the continuing non-commitment of the major polluting nations to change their policies are glaring examples .
According to Beatty, the fossil-fueled infrastructures and lifestyles of the Western nations are no longer viable designs for humans or the biosphere our lives depend on: food systems, water systems, energy availability, and bio-diversity. "Are all in 'red-alert' status" he claims, "and in combination with sudden and long-lasting climate changes undermining the premises on which modern civilizations are built."
" Economies built on growth, debt, and money as-a commodity" he adds, "generate wealth for a few and destitution and debt for the many. When we don't deal with these faulty foundations, social pressures increase, resulting in conflicts, millions of refugees, and collapsing civic society. "
In short, we have to step up our basic civicism to a planetary level or face further dissolution. However, one of the few roads forward is that of the world citizen movements. The World Service Authority, founded by World Citizen Garry Davis, in 1954, following the registration of over 750,000 individuals in over 100 countries, has been responding to the needs of sovereign world citizens, creating frameworks for law, partnerships, supports-based on the Declaration of Human Rights. The World Syntegrity Project is now being revived by WSA under the direction of Dr. Beatty's World Syntegration Commission to advance its solution to the desperate demand for both "freedom" and "democracy" for billions of humans on the planet.