A superstition is an easy-to-understand concept that has no basis in reality. Believing a superstition blocks the perception of more useful possibilities. But superstitions are not called superstitions until they are recognized as superstitions. Before then they are regarded as the truth.
A superstition that participants in modern culture have not yet identified as a superstition is 'the nation-state.' This superstition became popular as the belief grew “If you get the resources we die, so we will do whatever it takes to get the resources. We will prove that we have the legal right to take the resources by calling ourselves a nation-state, with a flag, a constitution, and a set of laws."
This superstition includes the concept that a nation-state is connected to a piece of land on Earth. Since all the land on Earth has already been claimed by the current 206 nation-states accepted by the United Nations, it is logical to assume that no new nation-states can emerge on Earth.
But the connection between a nation-state and a plot of land is not a law of nature. It is a concept invented in the imaginations of human beings, pure fiction, a story marketed to you by – you guessed it! – the current set of nation-states.
The concept that land on Earth can be owned by either a person or an organization is pure fiction, another superstition, easy to understand, but asserted without basis in reality.
In addition, the laws that declare the legality of individuals or corporations buying and selling land or mineral rights, and the laws declaring that nation-states rule over anyone or anything inhabiting the land they have claimed, are also completely fabricated.
If we were to define a 'false paradigm' as a construct that leads to degraded ecosystems and mass extinction of life on Earth, then the modern rule of law adopted by western civilization is a false paradigm. The modern rule of law is suicidal and ecocidal. Anyone following the rule of law of western civilization is criminally insane. Anyone enforcing the rule of law of western civilization has already forfeited their life.
If the laws of a nation-state are assumed to apply to any person standing on soil claimed to be possessed by that nation-state, then when I set foot on the soil of a different nation-state I would automatically be issued a passport from that nation-state. But this does not occur. I lived beyond the borders of the United States of America for nineteen years yet the laws of the USA still applied to me until 2015 when I exchanged my US passport for that of a different nation-state, Germany.
Anyone who carries a US passport is required by the laws of the USA gameworld to pay taxes to the United States Internal Revenue Service even if they live on foreign soil. This means there is already a precedent for a nation-state existing no matter on which piece of land the bearer of a passport of that nation-state stands. Therefore nation-states are not defined as being associated with pieces of land on Earth.
From the Wikipedia nation-state page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation_state: It has been speculated by both proponents of globalization and various speculative fiction writers that the concept of a nation-state may disappear with the ever-increasingly interconnected nature of the world, with governance handled on the local level, based on a global ethic of human [and nature] rights.