by Hon. Most Rev. Dr. Cesidio Tallini
Professor Emeritus of Fourth and
Fifth World Studies
The Fourth and Fifth World Chasm
According to Article 6(a) of the UNPO covenant, a 'nation' or
'people' is: "A group of human beings which possess the will to be
identified as a Nation or a People[;] and to determine its common
destiny as a Nation or a People[;] and is bound by a common heritage
which can be historical, ethical, racial, linguistic, cultural,
religious or territorial."
It should be noted that if your nation has been around for 5
years, as is the case of fairly old TTF-Bucksfan, still active and
strong as it ever was, that hardly constitutes a 'history.' Even
respectable company histories are usually longer than that.
If the race of which your people is comprised of is the Indigo
race, a phenotype more than a genotype, although it is a true
phenotype, this is hardly universally accepted as a 'race.'
The fact most of your people speak English, hardly constitutes an
autochthonous 'language' in any shape or form, since English is a first
or native language in many countries, and practically a second or
auxiliary language worldwide.
If the favourite food of your nation is chocolate, that hardly
constitutes a 'culture.'
If you follow a fairly orthodox faith, such as Christianity in its
various forms, or no faith whatsoever, that hardly constitutes an
Finally, it should be noted that unless your people live close to
one another, and the individual properties actually border each other,
you really don't possess a 'territory,' even when you do legally own
the property, and your nationals legally own theirs!
To be fair, to have a nation or a people you don't necessarily
need ALL of the attributes such as a history, a distinct race,
language, culture, religion, or territory, but it seems that all
micronations (Sixth World), and virtually all Fifth World nations
wouldn't have much to hang on by following strict UNPO definitions.
Translation: as much as you would like to think of you entity as a
'nation,' and perhaps your entity does genuinely possess some of the
attributes associated with nationhood, or even statehood, it wouldn't
be considered such by UNPO.
UNPO also defines a 'nation' or 'people' as: "a section of people
constituting a minority, living in a portion of its ancestral
territory, [and] incorporated into a state other than a state
represented by that people." It should be noted that according to UNPO
definitions also, "a territory is ancestral when it is inhabited by a
People for 500 years or longer."
If you were realistic enough to think that 5 years may not be
enough to call your entity a nation, but maybe 25 might be, and you are
still young, and already the Monarch of this entity, I have news for
you: don't hold your breath! Not only is there a dividing line between
the Fourth and Fifth Worlds, but the dividing line is actually a chasm.
What Your Nation Really Is
Friend, you are not a 'living organism' according to the
biologists of UNPO; you are, at best, a cell, or maybe tiny group of
cells, that have fairly recently separated from the living organism
called a First, Second, or Third World nation.
No, you are not an eardrum, which may be important to the 'Command
Centre' of the living organism, you are not a finger, not even the
stinky genitals! You are just a cell, or a few cells, that have
recently separated from the living organism, that act like a missing
eardrum, but really aren't, and actually you are so irrelevant that
even the undemocratic living organism you separated from doesn't feel
threatened by you, or by the lack of you! By the way, good luck: now
you are going to have to live outside of the living organism all by
Growing Fifth World Cultures in a Petri Dish
Of course, the more attributes of nationhood you grow from now on,
the better the chances of your nation surviving into the future, but
even that doesn't completely ensure that your nation has a future, and
in the meantime you only have a struggle, and little or none of the
satisfactions that come from true independence or autonomy.
What is clearly needed at this stage is a 'petri dish for Fifth
World cultures,' a medium that optimises the growth of nationalistic
tendencies outside of the living organism, which currently holds the
monopoly on national personhood.
Lets start with the 'national' or 'people' persona, and later we
will discuss the 'state' or 'organisational' one. You need a history to
be a nation, right? Start writing it down! If you can't write down a
single development in 3 to 6 months, cannot mention anything new but
some stupid national anniversary, or other rhetorical event, then your
nation is no longer growing, and maybe you should ally yourself with a
growing Fifth World nation that can incorporate your nation, and turn
your nation into a 'territory' or 'province' of that nation, or perhaps
a sub-organisation of that nation.
Nations need a distinct ethnicity or race, right? Why not consider
accepting only White people in your nation, or only Black people? Sure,
it may sound racist, but then Tibetans wouldn't consider you part of
their nation either, when you really think about it.
Or maybe you should try the approach I've adopted: TTF-Bucksfan
accepts people that are not White like me (Tallinians and Bucksfanians
are actually White, Black, and Asian from a racial standpoint), but
even though they may not share my same or similar genotype, they must
share my same or similar phenotype (strong character or personality
type), and the phenotype must be Indigo. I'm not 100% certain on every
Tallinian or Bucksfanian, but at least 90% are clearly of the Indigo
race in this aspect — read Quantum
Anthropological Leap Part 2
for detailed information on the
different kinds of Indigos, that is, the different Indigo ethnic
groups. (The whole Quantum Anthropological Leap series can be read at
the following links: [1
], and [3
Nations need a distinct language, right? It doesn't make much
sense to create a new language from scratch, and this will discourage
otherwise promising nationals from joining your nation, but then why
not formally adopt some of the vocabulary you are reading here, and
perhaps some of that micronational vocabulary that you find meaningful?
Make an official English word list, that is, and include as many of the
words you cannot find in the best dictionary in your National
Dictionary and/or Encyclopaedia.
Some words you can start with? Here's a good starting point: Biel
Mean Time (BMT), Cesidian Law (jus cerebri electronici),
Inclusive Namespace, Indigo, Internet Time, jus cerebri electronici
(Law of the Server), jus sanguinis (Law of Consanguinity), jus
soli (Law of the Soil), macronation, micronation, micronational,
micronationalist, micropatriologist, micropatriology, Native Webian, Quintomondista,
Roman Law (jus soli/jus sanguinis), Fourth World, Fifth World, Sixth World,
Seventh World, tribalisation (or tribalization),
tribalised (or tribalized), untribalised (or untribalized), and
webindigenous. This list is by no means definitive, but it is a
starting point, and the language is distinctive.
Nations need a distinct culture, right? Culture is a broad
concept, but can you think of something peculiar and specific about
your nation? I know I can think of several Cesidian, Tallinian, and
Bucksfanian things, but can you say the same of your nation? There is
no need to create simply for the love of creation, of course, but if
you have a distinctive national life, you will most likely find
something very distinctive about your nation, and perhaps even several
distinctive things. Make a list of them, try to define them, and add
them to your distinctive national vocabulary. And keep on adding to
that list: that's how you build a national culture. Also, educate your
people about these things; if you do these things, or only your
household does, then that is just a family tradition, but if many of
your people do them, then that becomes a national tradition through
Nations need a distinct religion, right? Again, this is not
necessary, but merely accepting the pan-hoopla of faiths already in
existence doesn't help build a national character. Also, you should
consider that the things you truly believe in can start out as your own
personal religion, but once structured and organised in a meaningful
way, these can become a new religion or religious philosophy.
Nations need a distinct territory, right? As I said before, to
have a nation or people you don't necessarily need ALL of the
attributes of nationhood, so perhaps here you can start drawing the
line of difference between the Fourth World and the Fifth, although the
line here is not quite distinct from the upper atmosphere. Sure, you
can claim land that is really unclaimable by international treaty or
convention such as Antarctic territories, or land on the surface of
Mars, but is that where you live in the meantime, or where you even
plan on living? In the meantime your nation really lives on the
Internet, so why not start staking a REAL CLAIM there? Moreover, if you
really think land is important, then why not get yourself a territorial
claim that is so irregular, that
can actually argue it is so eccentric and ephemeral that it is
practically a micronational territory anyway, and thus claim of a small
piece of UMMOA
Turning Fifth World Petri Dish Cultures into Living Organisms
Okay, so now you've got your act together, and you are truly
turning that hopeful micronation into a real Fifth World nation, but
how do you grow that undifferentiated cellular blob into a reasonably
sophisticated state (living organism)?
Here's a hint: bureaucracy, bureaucracy, and more bureaucracy!
Your national culture may be doing just fine, and your people may be
blissful about their newly found culture and traditions, but can you go
before UNPO and tell them that your governmental organisation truly
represents your people?
How are all those Fifth World cells organised into specialised
organs, like companies, churches, and universities; and how are all
those organs assembled into a fully functional and independent living
organism, the Fifth World quasi-state?
No, you don't need to get an army, or a policing force, because
you don't have a territory to defend, and trust me, nobody anytime soon
will attempt to take your ancestral territories on Mars.
Lets be practical! Why don't you start by getting some decent
virus protection for that computer? It is what helps to keep and
organise your virtual realm, so why do you pay so little attention to
these things? How about going all the way with security protection by
getting yourself the latest version of Norton Internet Security™? Do
you know how many hackers are out there sending Trojan horses at your
computer? You'd be shocked if I told you how often they throw those
things at my computer.
Have you considered purchasing a domain? You mean to tell me
you're the King or Emperor of Bodacious Medusa, also known as 'BM' to
BeeMedusian cognoscenti, and you don't have your own version
of Buckingham Palace? Give me a break! And have you considered getting
an alternative domain, perhaps even a Top-Level Domain if you can
handle the hefty price and/or responsibility? You might just be able to
afford it, if you get rid of that fuel-guzzling, Al Queda-sponsoring
automobile of yours! Sure, those links may be 'the road less
travelled,' but don't you know that in this business 'the road less
travelled' is usually the best road to travel on? After all, as a
micronational or Quintomondista, you don't need a Mercedes,
but an all-terrain Land Rover!
And what about the legalities of your nation? Have you considered
developing some simple legal code everyone can adhere to? Constitutions
are for lawyers, fellas, so why do you want nothing but lawyers as
citizens? You need your own version of the Golden Rule, otherwise you
really don't have a 'juris-diction' — get it?
What is also most appropriate in the transition phase from Fifth
World nationhood to Fifth World statehood is developing real
organisations out of your national or governmental one. I'm not talking
about that 'University of Oz' you probably can't handle intellectually
in a credible manner, at least not alone, or that 'Church of Santayana'
with few or no church followers. I'm talking about an authentic
International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO). If there is
something you and a few people in your nation are good at, you should
now be contemplating on turning that skill and knowledge into a true
non-profit, and perhaps even go further after that by seeking
international recognition for your organisation.
After all, it is probably almost impossible for a Fifth World
nation to gain any privileges at the UN, but it still may be possible
for a really good Fifth World NGO to gain consultative status at the
UN. That's not national recognition, but it definitely is international
esteem for your nation's special organisation, and quite frankly it
would put even a lot of Fourth World nations to shame, and even change
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