Was ‘Bucky’ Fuller Right? Are We Digging A Deeper & Deeper Hole?
Bucky Fuller is one of the most important humans of the twentieth century, and one of the most original thinkers of our time … but how many people are listening to him?
Yes, he passed on in 1983 … but his books, audio trainings and DVD’s live on.
There is also a business education program called Money & You that operates successfully round the world and teaching many of Fuller’s principles. I did the program in Australia in 1992 and contribute a large part of my business success and the soon to be launched ethical marketplace and member’s club Your Healthy Planet.com to what I learned there.
How many of our so called world leaders have even heard his name?
Sadly I think very few, otherwise we would not be where we are financially, environmentally or spiritually. He designed amazing buildings that were a fraction of the weight of conventional buildings and could be constructed in a fraction of the time. He even designed floating cities because of the then high land prices (nothing has changed) and submerged cities. Today companies are designing and building what he saw possible fifty years ago.
In Rotterdam such a floating building has now been towed into place, and it is completely “off the grid” with passive solar design and complete treatment and recycling of waste. Click here or on the picture for more information.
Another thing Bucky said back in the 1970’s was that the economy would be better off if the government paid 70% of all employees to stay home, (those who consume more energy going to work, and who don’t actually produce any wealth or life support) and that they be paid around $1,000 per day.
WOW … I can hear some people saying “pick me, pick me … I’ll stay home”.
Fuller believed that human beings would naturally start looking for things to do once they no longer had to work for a living … and they would very quickly be solving the problems that are at the heart of all humanity living together peacefully and in harmony with nature.
At present the vast majority of people justify their JOB or their business by saying things like, “Well I have to pay the rent / morgage” or “Someone has to put food on the table” or “What do you think money grows on trees or something.”
Were you aware that since the 1970’s when the “gold standard” was dropped money does grow on trees or at least it gets printed at will … which is almost the same thing.
It is staggering to hear the amount of money circulating in the US economy has more than doubled in the past 2 years. Similar events have occurred all over the developed world as governments try (in vain) to bail out banks and corporations and keep money flowing … like blood flowing in our veins.
Fuller believed that as soon as we started using computers to determine what will create the sort of future we say we want, the faster we will start making ‘radical decisions’ that will bring that future into existence at a very fast speed. And when we look back in only a few years time we will be dumbfounded that we would have done anything else.
But computers … or logical thinking is not what is making decisions today, nor has it been in the past.
Decision makers are usually selfish, greedy corporations and weak, unintelligent politicians who “make deals” that favor them both usually and that are so complex that the mom and pop individual tax payer employee or small business person has no way of understanding them.
In one of Buckminster Fuller’s books he recalls how a member of the JP Morgan family said to him “Bucky, you will never make any money because you make things simple. If you want to make money you make the issue more complex.” Does that remind you of choosing a mobile phone deal, or the supply of energy or even choosing your mortgage company? Makes you think doesn’t it!
The future will not be created by political parties … or in the first instance by large corporations. It will be created by individuals, like you and me who make the choices and the small differences, that use less energy, produce less carbon, maintain a healthy body, respects the environment and perhaps most importantly think about everything they do, and how it will impact their children and their children’s children.
It is amazing also how that “compounding” effect … like compounding interest can gather momentum so quickly that before you know it there will indeed be 10 Billion Billionaires on-board our beautiful planet Earth living in peace and harmony.
The alternative, again as Bucky said … is oblivion.
Thank you Bucky … thank god we have you!