Why the Country of Oceanus?
People generally think of a "country" as "a landmass with definite boundaries,"
and of "oceans" only as endless stretches of water between countries. In
reality, ocean seas connect the entire ecosystem, and do more to determine the
health of the entire planet than all the land masses combined.
Photographs from space show Earth as a beautiful, fragile, pale blue ball shining
against the blackness of the universe. The dominant features in this image are
the oceans and smaller seas. The ocean seas cover about 71% of the Earth's
surface and hold 97% of its water. The seas are what make this planet different
from all theothers. It is the dominant aspect of our biosphere, vital to
the processes which make human life possible.
Human beings have thus far focused on the five percent of the planet that they
walk around on. Man has not only failed to understand our connection to the seas
but continuously insists on using the global oceans as a huge repository for all
manner of human waste. Pollution, fishery mismanagement and profiteering from
seabed mining of oil and minerals are not addressed by any form of management on a
Management of the world's oceans requires a world government. The human tendency
is to cling to ethnic identity, often at the risk of devastation. The Government
of the Country of Oceanus recognizes this human diversity while we all share in
our common heritage ownership of the global ocean seas. We must join together to
protect our biosphere while allowing for human differences. Therefore, all peoples
are citizens of The Country of Oceanus by birthright. From this equitable
foundation where all are citizens of equal value and voice, The Government of
Oceanus can appropriately manage the most important aspect of Earth's biosphere.
Thanks to today's global communications network, the only boundaries are in the
minds of man.
The Oceanus Government is designed to allow ideas to better surface through due
process to solve problems and make life better for all. Through Oceanus,
fragmented environmental groups, individuals, companies and governments can come
together for a positive coalition for Earth's survival.
While working to prevent monopoly and to maintain free enterprise competition in
ocean business and ocean government leadership, the Oceanus Government is aware
of the benefits of big, economically powerful businesses in helping to effect
important ideas. The Oceanus Government is also aware that big businesses using
ocean space commercially must equitably share economic wealth and other benefits
with all individuals as Oceanus due process provides. Oceanus Government is most
acutely aware that economic activity on the global ocean seas must be
environmentally sustainable for the future Plant Earth.