The fact that most are unwilling to face is that the rise of technology has decreased dramatically the necessity of work, and thus the driving force of exploitation. So, those in charge are finding it more and more difficult to justify the exploitation of the masses, but they are still succeeding in doing so by creating false allegiances that pit populations against one another. Although we believe there is such a thing as governments and nations, we know on a deeper level that financial power structures are international and meet and make agreements on a global scale, while the rest of us are constricted by regional laws.
So, in order to keep up with reality, the citizens of the world need to do a few simple things, and these things would create universal unity and liberate us from the arbitrary forms of oppression that make rich people happy.
1. Global citizens need to unite to create a global set of labor laws, reducing the amount of labor to 30 hours a week, and demanding that all jobs pay a livable income in exchange for that time. This would force financial institutions to spend more money on their workers, and it would also give people more free time, and this time would enrich families and individuals and allow them to engage in the dialogue of global citizenry. The corporations are already behaving globally, so for intellectuals to keep debating globalism is a way of staying stuck in the past. Such a simple demand, would unite citizens all over the world, and unity is exactly the primary source of power for any future progress.
2. With that unity, as an aside, people need to begin developing a culture fiercely antagonistic toward greed and obscene wealth. I would argue that anybody with enough assets to last 2 lifetimes has entered into wealth obesity, and must dedicate all future income and half of their time to progressive uplift of those at the bottom.
3. A world without fixed boundaries is one where warfare does not exist. the only violent struggle found in our world is that of rebellion and/or police action. And in such conflict we are tasked to seek justice. However, given a more equitable use of resources, I would argue that such rebellions would become harder to sustain, and our use of force would be channeled into basic policing of public life.
Global Citizenry has happened. The governments are sideshows, and distract us from uniting across boarders with our fellow human beings who struggle against the daily extraction of their life force.