Jie-won studied the book, One World—a travelogue published by Wendell Willkie in
1943. In this book, Willkie documented his world travels, meetings with Stalin, Chiang Kai-shek, General Montgomery, General Chennault and others during World War II and his
hopes for the world after the war. He also discussed the need for a world government. At
the time of the violent race riot of Detroit in 1943, he criticised republicans and democrats on the national radio, saying: ‘The desire to deprive some of our citizens of their rights—
economic, civic or political—has the same basic motivation as actuates the fascist mind
when it seeks to dominate whole peoples and nations. It is essential that we eliminate it at home as well as abroad’.
Though inspired by Wendell Willkie, Jie-won could see that his small team doesn’t
have the resources to go around the world talking about his concepts and he can’t elicit
attention of the influential political leaders who could make things happen. As Jie-won
observed so far, the political leaders thrive on patriotic feelings and would hardly encourage the formation of a world government.
In response to havoc caused by World Wars I and II, many organisations were
formed to prevent another global war. In 1937, two famous feminists, pacifists and female suffragists, Rosika Schwimmer and Lola Maverick Lloyd, founded the first world federalist organisation—the Campaign for World Government. In 1945, at the University of Chicago, a
committee drafted a Constitution for the World.
World government is the notion of a single common political authority for all of
humanity. Currently there is no worldwide military, executive, legislature, judiciary or
constitution with jurisdiction over the entire planet. The United Nations is limited to a mostly advisory role and its stated purpose is to foster cooperation between existing
national governments rather than exert authority over them.
Sol Gareth ‘Garry’ Davis, an international peace advocate and former Broadway
song-and-dance man, is self-declared World Citizen No 1. He is widely regarded as the dean of the One World movement, a quest to erase national boundaries that today has nearly a
million adherents worldwide. He founded a non-profit organisation, World Service
Authority, that created, in 1954, the World Passport, a travel document originally based on Article 13, Section 2, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Garry became a peace advocate when his elder brother died while fighting for the US
navy. Garry, then a working United States army flier, realised many might have been killed
by bombs shot by army fliers. On 25 May 1948 he entered the American Embassy in Paris
and renounced his American citizenship. To the astonishment of officials there, he declared himself a citizen of the world. In 1960, he published the book, My Country is the World.
In the prologue of this book, he described how he solved the problem of a US citizen
who was restricted to travel to Bulgaria: ‘The stamp I had affixed on his passport read, “The above restriction is hereby removed”. As per him, this sentence of six words is exactly what Jesus Christ meant when He said, “The Truth shall set you free”’.
He said in this book: ‘Man’s deadliest self-imposed, restrictive device is nationalism.
You and I may be fellow humans, but we are not fellow nationalists. I am a fellow who
wilfully withdrew from the co-partnership of citizen and national state and declared himself as a world citizen’.
Recently, 34-year-old British athlete, Kevin Carr, has become the fastest man to run
16,300 miles around the world in 621 days, despite being attacked by bears, hunted by
packs of wild dogs and run over twice. Though Jie-won admired Kevin Carr, he thought his
team wouldn’t succeed by following this example, because he wouldn’t be able to share his vision with the world and his team doesn’t have enough resources to run for 600 days.
Jie-won told the group in the camp: ‘We don't have that much arms and
ammunition, money and resources to mobilise a movement as Wendell Willkie and Garry
Davis did. Let’s make minimum changes to have profound effect. I don't plan for armed
revolution, but non-violent disobedience’.
The first step of the group was to set up a political party called World Organisation
(WO) which would control all countries of the world. Some of the responsibilities of WO
might overlap with those of UNO—United Nations Organisation.
Jie-won’s team pondered: ‘To which country should WO or UNO belong? Would WO
be a multinational company registered in many countries?’
The camp decided that WO wouldn’t be registered at all; a group would be set up on
a social media such as Facebook or LinkedIn, where members from different countries
would be inducted. A handful of people would control the entry and exit of members from
this group. No legal restrictions of any country would be applicable to WO, which would set up its own rules and regulations for the welfare of the world.
The camp analysed the modus operandi of WO. WO should first study which
regulations of visa and work permits were prevalent in which countries. Then respective
countries would be requested to abolish the regulations which are deemed restrictive by
If those restrictive regulations weren’t abolished, then WO would organise mass
disobedience of these regulations. But who would organise mass disobedience, and how?
They all shared a fear of failure. If any of them were caught during mass disobedience, the person(s) could be sentenced to life imprisonment, the court cases could lead them to
bankruptcy and many of them could be killed or totally devastated.
The camp ended, not with much success, but with promises to do something without
bending the rules and rigours. Jie-won realised he needed people who would sacrifice
everything they have for realising a vision; Jie-won thought that his childhood friend, Kyu-won, could be another Gandhi for inspiring non-violent mass disobedience. Kyu-won was an
executive member of the Vauxhallites Party. He had never married; he had full control of his own time.
Jie-won couldn’t dedicate his own life for the sake of his vision because he decided
that he wouldn’t divorce Hye-jin, unless she was ready to take care of herself. Hye-jin, on the other hand, wouldn’t allow him to spend his time on a cause that mattered little to her.
She’d request him to work on various projects of her own; for example, she’d pester him for a couple of overseas tours each year; she’d ask him to help in planning tours of her relatives to Canada; she’d ask him to install hand-held bidets in toilets for the visit of her relatives; research a new smart TV and sound-bar for buying; organise tailor-made sideboards, sofa-cum-beds and so on. He also needed to perform in the handyman and techie roles in the
household to fix the hills hoist, the locks for the underground floor of the house, the
security alarm, virus removal from the desktop and laptop and so on. Hardly any minute was left for Jie-won’s own discretion.
Many times Jie-won wanted to organise a divorce, but every time Hye-jin said that
she wouldn’t leave him till her death. Now Jie-won had lost all hope of getting his own life back. Poor Jie-won can work freely only in the evening till midnight while Hye-jin is busy watching TV serials. Situations were no different for other couples. They all had to care for their families, their children; they couldn’t pledge their time and money to WO. Kun-woo
and Chun-ja, though not married, thought it was worthwhile to get a small world of love and trust than striving for WO. Fortunately, Jie-won could share his vision with Kyu-won who
didn’t waste any time. The very first thing Kyu-won realised was that setting up WO would
require international collaboration. For this gigantic project he first solicited help from his life’s inspiration, Yeon-hee, who readily responded.
Yeon-hee preached about One World to her disciples—the people who joined her
institution to take shelter away from the oppressive and insensitive families and friends. She taught them to trust in God and win the hearts of friends and families; she started to instil into their hearts the idea of God’s world, one world for all people, where everyone
perceives divinity in fellow citizens of the world.
Jie-won forewarned Yeon-hee that this movement for one organisation shouldn’t be
transformed into the movement of fundamentalists like Islamic State. Secular countries
were already concerned about threats of Islamic radicalisation. Yeon-hee ensured that her disciples were devoted to a God worshipped by all religions, not any single religion. People could follow any religion they wished, but no-one should be allowed to impose any
particular religion on others. In the religious camps, Yeon-hee preached a religion that
united all religions—a belief in Oneness. Unlike fundamentalists, WO would never teach
people that the current families are all set up. ‘You don’t belong there; you belong to the heaven of a special religion.’
Kyu-won was already active in the social media of Twitter and Facebook. With the
help of the campaign manager of Vauxhallites, he prepared a short 10-minute video on how
technological revolution had brought the world together and how the people would benefit
if anyone could live and work anywhere in the world. As soon as he posted the video on
Twitter and Facebook, it went viral; its content resonated enormously with the people; it didn’t take even a week to get 50 million hits; a million people from all over the world
offered to collaborate with Kyu-won. So far, Kyu-won hadn’t trusted friends outside his
motherland, but now he started Skype interviews with people of many different countries
and set up a well-knit organisation, spanning worldwide. Millions, then billions of people around the world collaborated on the common theme: ‘Let’s belong to our world and let
world belong to us; to work for and to live in. Let boundaries disappear between countries and families’.
While Kyu-won and his close associates prepared a white paper on WO, they started
collaboration with people-smuggling groups of various countries. They researched various
ways of people smuggling—sending boatloads of people to foreign countries, dropping
paratroopers, taking help from the army of the country, building tunnels beneath the
country borders for smuggling people, flying people across the border without immigration check.
Kun-woo and Chun-ja of Jie-won’s camp researched on pairs of countries separated
by land borders. Most countries have at least one neighbouring country separated by a land border. The longest land border between two countries is 8,891km between Canada and
the United States. The longest single segments of land borders are:
Kazakhstan and Russia: 6,846km
Canada and United States: 6,414km
Argentina and Chile: 5,150km
Kun-woo and Chun-ja located on the world map, all land borders between countries. United
States’ land border with Mexico is 3,141km long. Jie-won planned to mobilise WO
supporters to buy land in the bordering towns on both sides of the border. New houses
would be constructed. Under the cover of construction work, tunnels would be built
beneath the border; these tunnels would enable smuggling of people from the house in the
bordering town of one country (say Mexico) to the house in the bordering town of the other country (say USA). All people smuggling needn’t be done simultaneously, but done
whenever convenient between the two countries connected by hidden tunnels.
Woo-jin coined the idea of marriages between WO supporters of different countries.
He said: ‘Inter-caste marriages remove the boundaries among different castes. Inter-country marriages would remove boundaries between countries’.
Myung-sook objected because recently a few overseas girls married Canadian boys
only to become permanent Canadian residents. Woo-jin explained that the goal was legal
immigration; wedded partners would be prepared to get divorced later. Kyu-won worked on
this idea: the person from developed countries would travel and marry spouses from
developing countries. After the wedding, both partners would reside in the developed
Min-jun and Su-bin considered use of paratroopers for moving people from one
country to another. The word AIRBORNE speaks volumes to those who know what these
paratroopers once were, and still are. These paratroopers were perhaps a crazy bunch, but they got the job done. One veteran paratrooper said to all comrades, ‘Airborne all the way, do or die; come home with your shield, or on it’.
Kyu-won considered paratrooper migration wouldn’t be feasible; owing to the
limited capacity of cargo aircraft, paratroopers rarely jumped in groups larger than 20 from one aircraft. Also, because of radar controls, it wouldn’t be possible for the aircraft to enter the sky over a foreign country.
Around this time, a dating advertisement appeared on the internet offering free
flights to beautiful persons. One could respond either as an Attractive Traveller or as a Generous Traveller. Attractive Travellers love to travel, but lack the budget. They would look for Generous Travellers who would pay for their partner’s travel either in cash or in frequent flyer miles. Generous Travellers would get free access to this website; they need to pay only when they communicate with any Attractive Traveller. Both Attractive and Generous
travellers may search the hundreds of thousands of real members worldwide. One may
choose to email a member directly, or send a travel invitation via the website. Using this online dating site, two members travel together, the Generous Traveller pays all travel
Jie-won preferred to be aloof from this online dating website that might lure
attractive girls to prostitution. This was the time when a wife’s family of four girls, born in the husband’s country, made a very public bid to prevent the children from being sent back to the husband’s country to have a custody dispute heard in the court system of the
husband’s country. The court of the country had to follow the International Convention,
signed by both countries.
Men's Rights Agency of the wife’s country said the apparent outpouring of sympathy
for the children's mother was reflective of men's poor standing in such situations; many
fathers are left behind by mothers abducting children both within a country and
internationally. To Jie-won’s way of thinking, had the world been one country, the custody battle could have been fought in any court of the world, using virtual courts, if needed.
This was the time when a German policeman wasn’t permitted to move to Canada
with his autistic stepdaughter, even though his 25-year-old daughter had two jobs and
volunteered with the Scout movement. He was offered a job as a constable on a remote
coast of Canada and was due to start work as soon as his visa was approved. His family had to continue in Europe. Jie-won and Kyu-won thought, had the world been one organisation, then this policeman wouldn’t have the problem of relocating to Canada.
This was the time when boatloads of asylum seekers were drowning at sea while
trying to reach the shores of developed countries. One billionaire said that the government of involved countries should allow asylum seekers to fly into the developed country at one-tenth the cost of coming on people-smugglers’ boats. He requested the government to
allow asylum seekers to pay their own return plane fare into developed countries and
process them for immigration; the ones not found legitimate would be sent back on the
next flight. He urged the government to follow international responsibilities of allowing people to arrive safely.
This was the time when the world’s understanding of the origin of the universe had
taken an historic leap forward with the discovery of a subatomic particle that scientists believed to be the Higgs boson or ‘God particle’. The discovery had been hailed as virtual proof of the Standard Model of physics that describes the interactions of all known
subatomic particles and forces. According to the Standard Model, the Higgs boson is the
manifestation of the so-called Higgs field, an invisible energy field filling all space. The Higgs boson gives mass to other subatomic particles such as protons, neutrons, quarks and
leptons. Physicists of the world put their heads together; Jie-won envisaged that every
individual is blessed by ‘God Particle’; let all individuals inspire one another to enhance the health and productivity of the world, if not the universe.
This was the time when the frequency of identity theft was rising fast. It was
becoming difficult for the real person to prove his or her identity. Kyu-won used identity theft tricks to camouflage his comrades; many of them had the same names, similar
handwriting, similar mannerism and voice. If one comrade moved from country A to country
B, another identical comrade would continue in country A, as if no-one had moved. These
comrades appeared to be omnipresent and omnipotent in multiple countries.
This was the time when super-rich people from developing countries were migrating
more and more to developed countries to invest there and live better lives for themselves and their next generation.
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