8 billion borders
Some people talk about reducing borders. This on the surface seems like a good idea, a single human family, a single universal law, all differences forgotten, all people held to the same standard. The problem is borders are what protects us.
Our skin is a border, the physical border of my physical body which keeps the good in (necessary bits and pieces organs blood etc) and the bad out ( foreign objects and pathogens). I think we all agree this border or barrier is necessary and desirable.
A little further out from this border is my personal space, I am (and many people are) quite careful who of what is allowed in this space.
The next border is the activities I consent to participating in. What I do and the terms and conditions under which I engage in commerce or how I volunteer my time is surely cornerstone to my freedom.
This is called the consent or voluntary principle: each individual has the right to give or refuse consent to anything.
So declaring your own borders around yourself creates a clear line between your will and the will of another person.
The real sticking point is: we live in a world of dissolving borders, nation state borders are beginning to dissolve. Eventually there will be few borders and at this point super states will form. The problem with any state is it finds justification (rightfully or otherwise) to impose restrictions on all of its governed, often without consent, whether it is a democracy or not. The larger the state, the more laws that are necessary, and even if truly democratic, your individual vote is much smaller.
State borders mean if your state is truly and clearly unsuitable for you and is resistant to change, you can always move to a different state more compatible to your beliefs. But what if there are no other states to go to, because there are no other states? Where will the refugees and asylum seeker go? You could say asylum seekers and refugees are created by borders, well in a way they are because they are seeking a different set of laws and cultural conventions. But without borders such people (asylum seekers and refugees) are doomed, there is nowhere else to seek asylum.
Refugees are escaping a state that refuses to respect their consent, and seek to find one that does respect their consent, at least to a greater extent.
The ideological danger in eliminating borders is after state borders are removed, then the other borders you cherish ( your jurisdiction of your activity) are under threat and there is no other state to move to. A dangerous trap, I’m sure you will agree. A world without borders is a world without escape.
No rickety ship or fake passport will save you from a world without borders.
But what of the utopia we are planning? say some globalists.
The global world being planned is simply an expansion of the most brutal and greedy regimes in the world today. These regimes will not magically change once they reach the target of encompassing the world. The greedy brutal expansionary regime will simply continue their erasing of borders until they reach your personal borders and challenge them also. To believe in a magical change is foolish and naive.
To desire world domination ( a borderless world) is to desire world enslavement.
The global borderless world planned is is a ideologically bankrupt.
Any person who seeks a world without borders may not realize the enormous trap they are constructing.