Overruling of global interdependence by nationalistic images
Nationalistic definitions of social responsibility hinder global understanding of citizenship, including the images and legal forms which allow for true global identification. At present cultural exclusiveness inhibits more than a national understanding of citizenship. Images of conflict and defence against the rest of the world override motivation for a global covenant which would provide the basis of a global legal base.
Loyalties to political structures have changed over the centuries, from the clan, to the tribe, to the kingdom and finally to the nation. At this point in the relationship between the individual and the state loyalty to any geo-political reality smaller than the whole globe creates reduced images of responsibility and unnecessarily focused channels of action.