Walt Whitman essay paper

After reading the publications on Walt Whitman and New Eden comments on a global morality, I recognize the concepts and wishes conveyed in the works. Walt Whitman spoke of the United States of America being made up of pieces or different regions, various people, and even diverse civilizations that were brought together to form a nation called the United States of America. He also acknowledged the presence of immigrants who came from all over the world to help shape the country into what it is today (Deleuze, 78).This article aims at assessing whether the pluralist vision and approach that was first articulated by Whitman for American society could be applied to the whole world even if in any small way or a dimly perceivable way in future.
Walt Whitman and New Eden approach aims at establishing pluralism in the American nation where people of different race, origin, culture came together to work closely and formulate a smoothly running nation. According to Walt Whitman, America’s civil wars divided America strongly it was not good to the nationhood of the people of America (Deleuze, 67). He proposed of bringing diverse people and states to work as companions in a convivial and wholly manner devoid of belittling other states (Eck, 23).
Extending Walt Whitman’s, pluralist vision to the entire globe or even if in the smallest way perceived in future may be assessed depending on the interests of the nations. Nations with people of different believes, desires, aspirations, culture, economic status is greatly a challenge unless there is a compelling reason for their union. I feel that countries or states have in the past united based on the geographical closeness, bonding by former colonial masters, control of markets and many other desires or human wants. Union of states and countries such as oil producing countries (OPEC), European Union (EU), United Nations (UN) and many unions globally are notable scenes where people and nations from different background came together for a common goal, benefit, and interest. However, their unions are slightly different from wholeness or unions that Walt Whitman proposed (Connolly, 56).
Walt Whitman proposal was the creation of a unified entity in which the whole co-exists with the parts of the whole (Smith, 59). This statement means that the confederation formed had equal power or influence as the states making the union. It means that none of the two entities placed interests first and thus United States of America was virtually equal to its states, for instance, New York. The world has made an attempt to create Whitman pluralist vision, and in future, it might come true. The only issues holding such ambitions back may be differing religions, different economic status and perhaps security. People are intermingling at great rates. People adopt new nationalities and are accepted without hindrances. I feel that in future, people pluralist vision might be achieved after when nations acquire significant number of people from different regions. Extreme supporters of certain ideologies such as religions may slow the rate of the adopting the perceived pluralist vision.
In summary, I feel that adoption of global pluralist vision proposed by Walt Whitman and New Eden would mean that globe becomes one whole unit, have a leader and all other countries would become states or parts of the big union (Whitman, 34). The countries would have a seamless relationship with the leader of the entire globe. It is like the current United Nations which has the membership of 193 sovereign states of different race, culture, language and many other dissimilar qualities. The pluralist vision first articulated by Whiteman for the American nation is achievable at global levels, but varying interests of leaders of such unions is what may promote or fail the dream. The commonest divide lies between the developed nations who would want to remain rich and even acquire more wealth; and the developing countries that are struggling to get to the status of developed nations. Their interests are diverse, and it is complicated to unite unless under strict agreement based on ‘win-win’ approach.

Works cited
Connolly, William. E. Pluralism. Raleigh, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.
Deleuze, Gilles. Whitman. In Essays: Critical and clinical. (D. W. Smith & M. A. Greco, Trans.) 1997. (pp. 56-60). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
Eck, Diana L. “What is pluralism?” The Pluralism Project. 2006. Retrieved from http://www.pluralism.org/pages/pluralism/meanings
Smith, Daniel W. Introduction. In Essays: Critical and clinical. (D. W. Smith & M. A. Greco, Trans.) (pp. xi- liv). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 1997.
Whitman, Walt. Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass: The first (1855) edition. New York, NY: Penguin. 2005.

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