Who Said “Politicians Are Dumb”?

Who Said “Politicians Are Dumb”?

My wife just said “You can’t say that, you can’t say politicians are dumb“, and I replied “I’m not saying that, I am asking a question … WHO SAID POLITICIANS ARE DUMB?”

You might be saying “I think they’re all dumb”, or … “Isn’t it obvious?”

Everyone has an opinion, right!

Yes they do … so who do we listen to?

What if the person who said this was a man awarded the Freedom Medal (highest civilian award in USA), nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, published 23 books, was a notable engineer, architect, design scientist and philosopher … and a man Einstein said he was “amazed by”?

He was also thrown out of Harvard twice, and yet during his life was awarded 42 honorary doctorates! He even came back to Harvard as a professor at one stage?

So, who was the man who said politicians are dumb?

R Buckminster Fuller was certainly one person critical of politicians low intelligence.

He was also aware that political lobbying and multi-million dollar (now billion dollar) corporate backing that occurs all around the world makes politics “fundamentally corruptible”. Fuller believed that whenever large sums of money become involved corruption is inevitable. Many sporting bodies have suffered a similar fate … right up to the organizing committees for the Olympic Games and World Cup soccer competitions.

Fuller also said the, “The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.”

At the time of his death in 1983 Buckminster Fuller had a personal following of around 500 million, mainly young people, who had been to one of his lectures and at least for a time had their eyes opened. Many were in countries outside of the United States including Russia, China and India.

One of Fuller’s analogies given in “Critical Path” (C1983) is that we had some 150 captains all trying to steer the ‘ship’ and those on the port side were doing their best to list the ship and drown those on the starboard side, who were also trying to do the same to them, and eventually the ship ran out of supplies and they all perished. 

“We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

It is time everyone considers themselves a member of planet Earth … call it Spaceship Earth as Bucky Fuller did if you like, the important thing is that there are no separate places on Earth. We are all here together and the sooner we do as much as we can individually to ensure the success of everyone, the sooner our man made ‘crisis’ will disappear and  utopia will arrive.

Your Healthy Planet.com is a social enterprise that has a structure to allow individuals, businesses and organizations around the world to work together locally and globally. With a context of abundance the only possible outcome is an abundant lifestyle for everyone.

Utopia is the only option for humanity … has any politician realized this yet?


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About Alex Sprunt

Twenty years ago I participated in a game that changed my life. Called "The Barnyard Game" it threw groups of intelligent people into fierce competition for the chance to 'access the Ocean of Abundance' and the "Ocean only wants to OUTFLOW ... so come with a spoon, a cup, bucket or pipe it in, the Ocean doesn't care". The game was noisy, loud, had physical barriers and it was played hard. Then all of a sudden a realisation was made that swept through the game in an instant. "There is no need to compete ... the Ocean is abundant and wants everyone to enjoy her abundance." For forty years or more we have been living at a time when everyone on earth could be living the lifestyle of billionaires. Technology and a cooperation revolution makes this available and the way forward is to elevate everyone up above the level of the "1%" rather than try and pull the 1% down to a low level. We are all living in exciting times ...
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