A global society needs global reasoning, global decision-making, and global results. The global reasoning and decision-making facilitate the achievement of global results. The global results achieved depend on the goals of the decision-maker. Does he desire domination, does he want "peace," or does he want power? If his goal is domination, he will tell you that he wants you to have freedom. If his goal is peace, he will tell you that he wants you to end the wars. If his goal is power, he will speak of national sovereignty. How then can one determine who should be trusted? One must look at the results. If he speaks of freedom, yet his policies and procedures set the stage for increasing domination, you know that his goal is not freedom. If he speaks of state sovereignty, yet his policies and procedures seem to consolidate power outside of the state or country, you know that his goal is not to protect and enhance sovereignty. If he speaks frequently of peace and he seeks to assist you in ending the wars, perhaps you can trust his agenda.
When we witness results that appear to be contrary to the stated goals, many of us prefer to wait, to examine the issues more carefully, and to give the benefit of the doubt. We assume that time will cause the results to become transformed into a sustainable achievement. That reasoning is somewhat similar to hoping that an apple tree will produce figs. If the root is corrupted, the very first fruit also will be corrupted, as will every subsequent harvest. Thus, corrupted results generally are a sign that the entire tree should be uprooted and destroyed, irrespective of how much time and resources it already has consumed. The choice is either to continue the waste of resources, or to begin to turn in a new direction with better and hopefully more sustainable solutions. It takes courage to admit that a billion-dollar endeavor is not likely to yield the widely anticipated results. However, there are times when circumstances are such that the harm will be unfathomable and likely to increase exponentially over time unless the project is immediately halted, or focused in a new and different direction. Several entities must make this difficult decision, including the United Nations, the federal government, state and city governments, foreign governments, corporate entities, and non-profits. Discarding or amending the governance model and adopting one that is significantly more egalitarian often is the first step to achieving robust, sustainable solutions that are pragmatic, yet globally applicable and achievable.
Rebekah Isaac Incorporated offers consulting services on a wide variety of issues of national and international significance, including Global Governance models, sustainable development, and conflict resolution. The president of the company is the author of three books, and a White Paper entitled The Holy Spirit of God.