Q. With over a billion people, how can
you ignore China?
A. We clearly do not want to ignore China, but since
China is not yet a democracy, there is no practical way of achieving a representative view
of its people. The UDN is not a
military organization and there is no agenda to force democracy on China
or anywhere else. But this does not preclude working at all levels to promote democracy...through education, open communications,
and so forth. But to allow bureaucrats from a government that
does not represent its people to PRETEND to represent its people is
implicit support of that government and a disservice to a billion
Here's another way to look at it. A billion
people in China are already being ignored. So the only change
would be the implementation of a system that FAVORS the democratization
of China. The UDN is a pro-China organization.
Q. Won't the UDN diminish the power of
the five permanent security console members?
A. On the surface it appears as if the "big five" lose
power. But if you believe in democracy and if democracy ultimately
generates world peace, everyone benefits.
Q. Where will the UDN be located?
A. It's important that the UDN not grow as large (and
ineffective) as the United Nations. It is also important that the UDN not
appear to be "owned" by any one country. Consequently a rotating
headquarters would be established. The first five years might find
the UDN based in India, the next five in France, and so forth.
Q. How can I promote this concept?
Can I donate?
A. Donations are not necessary. Spread the word.
Post the message on blogs. For those of you fortunate enough to
live in democracies, tell your representatives.
If you approve of the concept, let
know and I can add your name to the petition on the
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