|The radical left secessionists of Catalonia.|
[W]ould world government be potentially desirable since it could eliminate your North Koreas, Venezuelas, Cubas, etc?As I have tried to point out in various posts, the ramifications of
unifications and secessions may be different for different groups.
Certainly a world government would result in more oppressive government in most parts of the world given that most people do not understand the value of free markets and liberty. It would almost certainly lead to more oppressive rule in the United States.
However, given the horrific regimes in control in North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba, it is entirely possible that conditions might be better for people in those countries under a world government.
That said, this confuses the issue when we are considering the Catalonian secession issue.
The question is not: Is bigger government always better? The question is: Under which conditions will Catalonians experience the most freedom? All indications are that it would be as a part of Spain, under current circumstances. I remain open to support Catalonian secession if it could be proved to me that secession would lead to more freedom for Catalonians. However, given the radical leftists leanings of those leading the secessionist movement in Catalonia, the "more freedom under secession" case strikes me as a very difficult one to make.