The Eurovision Song Contest has helped unite Europe for decades following World War II, helping Europeans forget their differences and join a single marketplace ruled by the EU Commission. Every year, the most talented groups of singers and musicians from each country in Europe compete in a celebration of diversity and unity. But why should this song contest be limited to just Europe?
It is undeniable that we live in an increasingly globalized world, as multinational corporations continue to transcend international boundaries, and global governing institutions take a greater role in influencing national policy. But in order to truly embrace global unity, we need a universal culture with shared traditions. A global music contest is the perfect way to start developing this culture, allowing us to showcase our differences, while giving a platform to various public figures and global leaders to make inspiring speeches about globalism and global challenges like climate change.
We can no longer deny the need for global governance, as people around the world demand that America and Europe open their borders and share their prosperity with the rest of the planet, and business titans espouse the benefits of the TPP and TTIP with international courts that operate above national supreme courts. During the global music contest, millions of wide eyed children will tune in to see the wonders of global diversity, and listen to inspiring speeches about the need to come together as a planet behind a unified vision for peace and prosperity. Let’s make this happen, and make 2017 the year when globalism finally reaches out to the masses and captures the hearts and imaginations of millions of people around the world.