Finding the Fit: Framing Treaties & Agreements to Fit Socioeconomic Realities

A new pursuit in world treaties must be reviewed as major players vassilate or vacate influential posts. Many developing economies have not devoted enough time and energy toward creating a better internal nation. Many have been overwhelmed with trying to fit within governance frameworks that don’t fit their culture or worldview and fruitlessly defending that to a almost microscopic “Western audience.” It’s time to move on to the business of building the society you want ignoring the asinine provocations of the critics.

This internal socioeconomic infrastructure is critical, because it insulates the public against jarring shifts in the world economy, ensures adequate employment, invests in modern physical infrastructure and allows nations to maintain their sovereignty in the face of an open challenge.

Fumbling to be adequate “democracies,” as dictated by forner imperial and colonial powers has left many nations in worse shape than when they gained independence. A 2014 study by Princeton found that The USA was not, in fact, a democracy, but more like an oligarchy. However, an educated American could have told you that it is barely a democratic republic, due in large part to the presence of its electoral college and it’s super delegates.

The constant striving to fit Western rubrics of governance based on Greek ideas (which most Western countries idolize, but rarely follow) has left developing nations naked and indebted to “world” institutions funded by majority European fiat. This means equilibrium could never come.

The preoccupation has been useless, in terms of real growth. Many developing economies in the global south have brown faces and Western money and are incapable of providing the volume of employment and production the nation needs to function.

The truth is, It’s O.K. to be a failed state–most noteably, a failed western-styled state. Yes, many nations have failed at it (including Western states, ironically). In fact, Capitalism has failed. Ans this isn’t an entirely bad thing. The time to realize the shoe doesn’t fit, is before one buys it, or in the case of the popular Cinderella fairytale, before one cuts off part of their foot to fit. Yes, it’s time for a pivot in the new world that is taking shape–everyone can feel the zietgiest.

It’s time to rework new agreements and treaties that honors nations as they are and not as who they pretend to be. Maybe, Nigeria really does need to be reevaluted–but, by its citizens and states in Latin America must be allowed to revive the indigenous methods of rule; while the Middle East rediscovery its glorious past. Most noteably, Western-educated elites must see their that their societies will never fit the Western model and an eventual, painful collapse is the only real guarantee.

Treaties are meant to be updated, abolished and recreated. Change is good and the whole world knows it’s time to do it. Enough of the special international envoys and bureaucrats, descending on nations to pocket-watch production, energy capacity, human reproduction, nuclear activities and military efforts. According to the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations there are about 40 missions, over half of which are in Africa alone. While the Middle East and Asia follow as number 2 and 3 respectively, there are virtually none in Western European or the Americas allowing those states to solve their own internal affairs without interference.

For those living outside of a truly sovereign nation, they will never know what it is like to have NEVER seen foreign soldiers, international bureaucrats and other “officials” dallying around their country snooping into this or that organization or government agency. Americans have never seen United Nations trucks, NGO SUVs and peacekeepers with Kalashnikovs strolling around their neighborhoods. The thought alone is anathema to the average citizen, yet such sights proliferate developing nations. In late 2020, the US by executive order sanctioned key members of the World Criminal Court and withdrew from the protocols when there was even an suggestion that the body might seem accountability.

Many developing economies submit to arbitrary treaties and investigations like a chastened child. They are ever trying to fit into some kind of model that doesnt work or benefit them or explain themselves. In some way, believing that these moves will allow them to enter the mainstream and conduct business, develop their economy and thrive. But generally, it does not, no matter how advanced or the many improvements, most of the world’s economies and societies still sag–regardless of growth indicators.

Many marvel at the Chinese Miracle economy, and that is nice. However, many of the makings of their success came in their ability to mold their own economy and society–and less in them seeking to be formed into the image of a Western government and society. China is one of the few, if only governments that has not attempted to fit the Western model onto their society. How well might other nation’s thrive if they did the same?

Time and change is moving everyone away from treaties and governance models that don’t fit their people or the society. Even the West, whose governance models historically fit a more Darwinian, survival of the fittest society could not ever fully implement the Greek sociopolitical mores of democracy. And they cannot to this day.

Currently, the world gasps as they are witnessing some of the most influential economies and societies faltering; allowing their constituency and people to live in ways we have come to expect from subservient developing nations that allow their people to flounder. But more recently as Western nations keep making costly mistakes on the international stage; the missteps and losses keep mounting. We can no longer dismiss the errors and assume they are a fluke, but a feature of those souring treaties and ill-conceived ideals and alliances.

It’s time that the howling for strict adherence to these concepts and treaties be revised. Many citizens are acutely aware that their systems are stagnant. They know they need jobs or capital to survive, or food and fuel–but they don’t know how to acquire those things under their post-colonial modelled systems. They elect new leaders fruitlessly, only to get the same results four, six or 30 years later. The systems and treaties don’t work, because they don’t fit.

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