Something to fuel the fire or ire as it may be:
"We will have a world government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent." (Jewish Banker Paul Warburg, February 17, 1950, as he testified before the U.S. Senate).
Also in Space News:
So on April 27, 2007 in the 87th closest known closest star system to Earth at about 20.3 light years (192 trillion km or 119 trillion miles), in the constellation of Libra is Gliese 581 c. The first reported possible Earth-like planet, With a temperature in the range for water and life.
Earth sized planets are not rare in the Universes, just the appropriate conditions, "We know of only two [planets in the habitable zone]. We know this one and we know our own. But two is better than one." -Seth Shostak