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Our Country is The World

by Jeroen Junte (1929 words)

In the wake of the Second World War, former bomber pilot Garry Davis decided that the only way to ensure lasting peace was the establishment of a unified world government. He launched his effort to bring that about by renouncing his American citizenship and travelling with a self-issued World Passport.

‘Passport please?’ For citizens of prosperous, democratic states it’s a casual question, almost a sort of welcome. For the rest of the world, however, it means suspicion, scrutiny, a screening out of undesirables. Imagine then, a world passport, one that would be not just a travel document, but a symbol to unite all mankind instead of an instrument to divide people into national entities. Imagine ‘no countries […] nothing to kill or die for,’ as John Lennon put it.

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