Mark Zuckerberg is running the Bucky Fuller agenda

Mark Zuckerberg is running the Bucky Fuller agenda

by Jon Rappoport

June 2, 2017

“Every time somebody comes up with a universal plan to improve the world, you have to ask yourself this burning question: who will impose the plan? And then you have ask: what are the imposers’ true motives? And you have to remember what a Trojan Horse is.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Over a period of 50 years, Buckminster Fuller explained his plan for making a better world. He talked about the coming wave of automation that would throw gigantic numbers of people out of work. He talked about the need for a universal system of support, whereby everyone on the planet would be guaranteed, from birth, the essentials of survival: food, clothing, shelter, and limitless free education.

Read this statement by Fuller:

“We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

Obviously, Fuller’s plan carries great appeal for many young people, for whom the idea of earning a living is a full-bore horror movie.

Fuller also believed that freeing up the young to “think about new solutions” for humanity and come up with new technology would justify his plan.

Compare Fuller’s agenda with Mark Zuckerberg’s. The Facebook founder recently gave a commencement address at Harvard. Read his words carefully:

“…today, technology and automation are eliminating many jobs…Our generation will have to deal with tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks. But we have the potential to do so much more together.”

“Every generation expands its definition of equality. Previous generations fought for the vote and civil rights. They had the New Deal and Great Society. Now it’s our time to define a new social contract for our generation.”

“We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things… And as technology keeps changing, we need to focus more on continuous education throughout our lives.”

By direct statement and implication, Zuckerberg is echoing Bucky Fuller. The threat of automation. Massive unemployment. Guarantee the means of survival for every person. Free education for life. Come up with new ideas that contribute to the progress of the human species.

But as with Fuller, the thorny question about who is going to put this new universal plan into action is sidestepped. It appears the answer is: “the government.”

The most incompetent, bloated, corrupt, conniving force on the planet is in charge.

Doesn’t that fill you with confidence?

There is more. Who, behind the scenes, influences and controls government decisions and policies? A few groups come to mind: Bilderberg; Council on Foreign Relations; Trilateral Commission; United Nations. Fill in others yourself.

These are people we can trust?

And then there is this: what is the overall effect of gifting everyone on the planet with the basics of survival? On balance, does it produce visionaries and determined entrepreneurs? Or does it produce massive numbers of Welfare dependents, who drift in a sluggish space and want, at most, periodic stimulations of adrenaline to relieve their interminable boredom? Do they seek out endless free education, or do they ingest various drugs and sit glued to screens—and occasionally take to the streets to demand MORE?

Are fervent Globalist, Leftist, technocratic academics prepared to offer an honest assessment of the effects of a few billion people living on universal Welfare?

It’s quite convenient that “utopian” thinkers like Bucky Fuller and Mark Zuckerberg avoid these questions.

It’s not a stretch to infer that Zuckerberg views his brainchild, Facebook, as a means to expand the Surveillance State to new dimensions, because a few billion people living on Welfare are a potentially volatile demographic and “need to be watched.”

Is this liberation? It’s about population-pacification, passivity, endless “entertainment,” lowest common denominator, mind control, creating “voting blocs”; and yes, elimination of all borders, and a global superstructure of management for planet Earth. It’s about smaller living spaces, assigned from above, overcrowding in cities, and governments taking over more and more public lands…

This is the reality behind the utopia.

As usual, the devil is in the details. It’s easy to envision whole generations of empowered visionaries finding new solutions for the planet. But on even a cursory examination, the whole plan sinks into a morass of grotesque consequences.

If you’re up for it, try researching this question: How many government programs, and how much funding, is devoted, in all countries of the world, to authentically stimulating the freedom and power and creativity and independence of The Individual?

A related question: How many college courses around the world teach The Freedom and Power and Creativity and Independence of The Individual?

Answering these questions will give you some idea of governments’ “genuine caring” for individual innovation.

Good hunting.

Zuckerberg is Bucky Fuller 2.0. Unlike Fuller, he has billions in the bank. He has allies in the Deep State. He has the means to push the Fuller agenda.

From the top down.

And as usual, that’s where all the trouble starts. “Here, all you people, this is what you want. This plan will make life easier for you. Don’t you want things to be easier? We will make it happen. It’s our gift.”

The gift sounds appealing. It looks appealing.

Roughly 3200 years ago, after Greek forces failed to penetrate the gated city of Troy during a decade of war, they abandoned the field in apparent defeat. They left behind a giant wooden horse. The Trojans took the beautiful and appealing statue as a trophy and brought it into the city. At night, under cover, a door opened in the horse, Greek soldiers slipped out, opened the gates of Troy, and the rest of the Greek force, which hadn’t really retreated, flooded in.

The gift that wasn’t a gift.

“Oh look, that’s a wonderful idea to make a better future. I’ll take it in. I’ll believe in it…”

The gates of a city; the gates of a mind.


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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

45 comments on “Mark Zuckerberg is running the Bucky Fuller agenda

  1. Eliza Ayres says:

    Pacify the masses so they won’t disturb your castles mentality… Zuckerberg is a grandnephew of David Rockefeller and an agent or affiliate of the CIA. Need I say more?

  2. Oliver Manuel says:

    Thank you, Jon, for this post.

    It reinforces my conviction there is but one universal problem and one universal solution:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/imfbxy1j7phtbzl/Universal_Problem.pdf?dl=0

  3. James Tarver says:

    Whoever has the means to impose anything on a population is by definition, “the government”.

  4. dogg says:

    Wonder who writes Zuckerberg’s speeches for him? I’d bet he doesn’t.

  5. Marco Saba says:

    You should consider reading some papers on the result of universal basic income experiments before taking such a dramatic position, else, there’s a voluntary big bias in your narrative…

    • From Quebec says:

      Are you kidding ?

      • Jay Wibley says:

        Think of mandatory vaccines.
        Think of universal income.
        See how Australia is now imposing mandatory vaccines by threatening to remove benefits.
        See how the vaccination program is being used for depopulation.
        Connect the dots.

    • Ray says:

      It sounds good to be on the receiving end. On the paying end, not so good.

      The corporate media likes to credit Reagan for the collapse of the Soviet Union. He just happened to be president at the time it collapsed. The real reason was its economic ideology of expecting the masses to work without personal gain. It’s a lesson power hungry people cannot learn. It would be like expecting a dog to give up meat.

      I estimate that the average productive worker (not government dependent) works for about six months to pay taxes, and closing in on another six months to pay for the economic dislocations built into the system by government meddling.

      George McGovern tried something like that, and he only won two states. That was then. Today, the mass appeal of free income without work is symptomatic of a nation close to economic collapse.

      If there is any justice here, it is to be found in the knowledge that those on top of the food chain have the most to lose. It’s a cycle that recurs throughout history.

      • Bunny says:

        I have been trying to find an actual breakdown in goods and services we buy that shows the concatenated amount of taxes built into the price of every good and service we purchase (in addition to the income and property taxes etc).

        You probably understand my meaning- suppose someone purchases an ear of corn- factor in the land taxes, taxes paid the laborer, taxes of buying and selling, taxes the truckdriver pays in permits & licensing etc to transport the goods (including the gas taxes)..most of these will be miniscule ..but with enough of them they add up,…i realize the breakdown would be very complicated, and i do not possess the business and accounting knowledge to do it.

        I am wondering if someone with the requisite acumen HAS already done this. I am willing to bet that the total actual taxes, including taxes hidden in the price, as well as licensing and permit fees we pay would far exceed 50%.

        And we have what to show for this?
        Large multinational corporations who pay no taxes and get handouts from the government?
        Craters in Iraq and Afghanistan and several million dead?
        A crumbling infrastructure that is being privatized for profit?
        Huge scam.

    • Padraigin Eagle says:

      Darkou Sabatine, he who of entrainment dreams, the Cabal and their schemes, consider reading his Orwellian papers, another of the Suckerberg fakers, a big bias in his bios, the machine mind running on DOS, in Afrikaans, that be DOOS, useless at that, Koos, basic indumb experiments, I see you have taken one, passed with merit, how well ye do wear it.

  6. Greg C. says:

    Bucky Fuller was wrong – everyone needs the dignity of earning a living. It’s not about justifying your existence, as he said. It’s about exercising your ability to sustain and grow yourself and your family. The alternative is to let society sustain and grow you, the life of a potted plant.

    The problem that Fuller was trying to solve is not a societal problem. He should know, because he solved it for himself, by himself. He escaped a life of mindless drudgery, and earned a living doing what he loved. But no, he can’t recommend that to anyone else! Typical globalist mentality – one way for the elite, another system for the masses.

    • Bunny says:

      I completely disagree. Many of us are actually forced to participate against our will. IF ACTUAL self sufficiency had been taught to us- growing our own food, surviving in the wild- many would actually prefer that.
      THAT is no longer and option because there is no where on the globe that is not owned and taxed by some government.
      In our current system, the hoi polio OWN NOTHING except their time, which they are forced to SELL to “earn a living”

      It is an actual fact that the people over a century ago were more perceptive than the generations today, who have been brutally conditioned and dumbed down by the behavior modifying public school system. (prison camp for kids)

      They understood that there was nothing more demeaning, more spiritually destitute, more soul destroying, than having to prostitute oneself out for money. They understood selling one’s handiwork was different than earning the right to live through prostituting out of ones very time and self, selling your life for money.

      So i disagree..no one should have to “earn a living”.
      People should be self sufficient and if they want to participate in a system of actual equal exchange, then they are free to do so, and are also FREE to abstain.

      • truth1 says:

        I dig what ya say! Besides, if we all shared in the time and labor savings of industrial automation, we would all have to still work a little, but less than 20 hours, And we would be all far more productive if we did not dumb down all the kids in school and thru the media. As it is at present, many are so stupid they are useless., IF we want mom to stay at home and raise kids rather than have strangers do it and send mom to work.Parents should be the only ones allowed to teach, program, or indoctrinate their kids. Its their right. the kids are products of the parents bodies and commitments to each other. the state has not business laying any claim to anyone’s children or how to raise them to think, etc.

      • SamAdamsGhost says:

        Well said. And its even worse than that.

        “the Full Faith and Credit of the United States”

        What’s that ? The ability to steal (‘tax’) the people’s labor and physical wealth. We are the collateral for USA Inc debt. That is serfdom.

  7. From Quebec says:

    If you thought that Elon Musk is a brilliant and a honest man, THINK AGAIN!

    “Elon Musk has said he is leaving Donald Trump’s advisory council over the President’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accords.

    The Tesla and SpaceX founder tweeted: “Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.”
    I guess he must be very good friend with the Mark Zuckerberg Bucky Fuller agenda

    Full article:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/paris-agreement-elon-musk-quits-trump-withdrawal-climate-change-deal-advisory-council-a7768201.html

  8. Keith Colter says:

    Jon I knew Bucky and it was always frustrating to work with him with him when it came down to details. He did not see himself in the role of an implementer, he was a global thinker and that is what he did best! He wanted to stick with that job and would even get angry if you tried to get him to think practically….etc. Bucky was not a wealthy man but he was on target in so many ways. To have a billionaire who is young and able to act on his ideas is a powerful and potentially wonderful planetary development. Your worries about hidden conspiracies helps sell your books but is more paranoia than prediction. From San Francisco World Game in 1970 to today is not that long of a journey….Bucky should have said…be sure to buy some real estate in town or down around Stanford University….but other than that his ideas may finally be hitting the target via the new tech billionaires.

    • SamAdamsGhost says:

      Fuller believed that all children are natural geniuses and that people are basically good.

      But if all men were angels, we wouldn’t have to be concerned about the details. Unfortunately they’re not angels, and most are probably not geniuses like Bucky Fuller was.

    • elliottjab says:

      Pretty powerful assessment Mr. Colter. Good.

  9. To Da Moon says:

    Sounds like a great idea Jon. I’d just like some of the tax loopholes (triple Irish loop then through The Cayman Islands and leaves it offshore–tax burden—-poof) Maybe it was The Foundation concept statists like this will abandon to pay for this Plato’s Republic idea (which I doubt–ain’t happening).

    I get the impression however, he’s more in the school of George Bernard Shaw where we must justify our existence at some point. These people are proud proponents of Eugenics. From Gates to Rockefeller to the recently departed Zbigniew Brzezinski among many others (Father of the modern surveillance state). (GBS—a little over 1 minute) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xagSvfyFCWQ

    Jon, and this–“It’s not a stretch to infer that Zuckerberg views his brainchild, Facebook, as a means to expand the Surveillance State to new dimensions”
    Jon, with all due respect–it already is as was it’s intent. fait accompli. Immoral, lacking empathy or any trace of humanity or love for their fellow man. These inbreds are likely insane to our detriment. This includes all members and owners of central banks. We now live a tyranny. The State is Inbred and quite psychotic as a result.

    Be well my brother and thank you.

  10. SamAdamsGhost says:

    I’ve studied Fuller’s thought and work for more than 40 years. I have a much different view of him than expressed by Jon.
    Fuller believed that we have the resources and technology to ‘take care of everyone’ but that so much is focused on ‘killingry rather than livingry’ that this does not get done. As one example, USA Inc spends more on ‘defense’ than (at least) the next 8-12 nations combined. This is obviously excessive. Would it not be better in terms of the safety of the planet in this thermonuclear age, if some of those dependent on the ‘defense’ industry just stayed home ? Even if they received their paychecks, the odds of some politician, bureaucrat, or general making a grave calculation with grave consequences for us all (literally) would probably be reduced. How many wars escalate because a politician wants to prove themselves ‘tough’ or a general wants his ‘ticket punched’ for a larger command?
    Fuller thought people would then be like himself – and actually do something creative & productive with their lives rather than just push paper.

    Fuller thought positive change would not come from governments, but from increasingly effective technology. As an example, he invented homes that were made using advanced manufacturing technology and mass economies. These geodesic homes were air deliverable (helicopter) and had all the necessary electrical wiring & plumbing. They were energy efficient, incredibly durable, and cheap. He started a company to produce this innovation and it failed. Local building unions insisted the wiring & plumbing first be removed so their members could later reinstall it. Local governments were appalled at potential property tax revenue losses on the much cheaper structures. Banks didnt like that the houses could be bought outright (they were cheap) so they wouldnt be able to mortgage something for decades. The only ones who bought Fullers structures were when its technological superiority trumped all other considerations. They were bought by the military and for arctic regions, for example.
    His experience taught Fuller that technological artifact innovations like his would not be adopted till crisis forced them to be taken up. When people can no longer afford conventional housing they will consider alternatives. When people can no longer afford ‘education’ delivered by a 19th-to-early 20th century factory model, new innovations will come about.

    Fuller’s talent was as an architect and engineer. He decided that he would focus on inventing physical artifacts that would solve long term human problems (50+ years into the future.) He wasn’t very good st making money, but decided he could ‘either make money, or make sense’ so that’s what he focused on.

    Fuller did perhaps have a certain naïveté. He thought that people would naturally be curious, creative, and good if released from global corporatism fueled by greed & fear.
    “Fee fie fo fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman. Be he alive or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread.” He called this the GRUNCH of Giants. The Gross Universe Cash Heist. The current global money/economic system is based on lies and exploitation. It is propped up by fear and false notions of scarcity.

    IMO, in many ways, Fuller was a visionary. He was not a Marxist or collectivist. He believed in the power of the individual and in their natural wisdom. But he never dealt with the detailed particulars of how his vision would come about. It seems to me that he had a kind of confidence that people would somehow naturally become enlightened. Maybe not. Maybe in a thousand years ? Who knows.

    https://fullerfuture.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/buckminsterfuller-grunchofgiants.pdf

    • SamAdamsGhost says:

      Zuckerberg, the guy who called his naive trusting Facebook users “dumb f**ks” is no Bucky Fuller. Not even close.

    • elliottjab says:

      May I share this? The link? Beyond good read. Thank you.

    • I.M. Pistoff says:

      Jefferson had great confidence in the people of our new country, a view which changed completely by the time he died. Put nothing past anyone with an agenda, and don’t doubt for a moment that humans are opportunist animals.

      • SamAdamsGhost says:

        Excellent point.
        Even though Jefferson practiced law, he warned about lawyers. He feared that they and other scoundrels would steal the people’s Liberty.

        Of course, he was right.

  11. NellieAldrich Rockfell says:

    The first paragraph in this article says it all, it fits 90 percent of every known politician ever in the history of the world, it also fits most do gooder types that want to force everybody to their way, even if they don’t want to comply. That first paragraph here is so true, critical thinking is soooo important.

  12. Ray says:

    Hey … it almost worked for Bernie Sanders

    Reminds me of an H.L. Mencken quote about election campaigns being an advance auction on stolen goods.

    IMO it’s impossible to be a billionaire without political connections.

  13. truth1 says:

    This is a good example of naive optimism and good intentions, vs. those who have really rotten intentions. Fuller was no doubt well-intentioned but perhaps naive. Zuckernerd, on the other hand, take those very same words with with a completely different twist.

    Indeed, the mechanization and automation of industrial production, should have yielded or enabled far less work time and Prices should have come down eventually as the huge increases in production with far fewer people should have yielded a cheaper lifestyle for us all. After all, it was the early labor that enabled the profits that improved engineering. But the rich don’t share with the poor. They used the increased profit margin to undermine labor and humanity.

    Now we have a new work-less idea in motion, whereby as fewer laborers are needed, they reduce the population and enslave us and poison and pollute us and try to kill us a hundred ways. It seem that those above us have only malice for us all and contempt. And what is more, with us receiving a basic living wage but with a whole lot of attachments with it. What sounds like freedom is really the destruction of free thought and will and expression. Anyone who speaks out or disagrees loses their basic income and rights.

    We, in effect, live on a plantation with harsh slave owners over us. the Irony is that when we lived on farms to survive, we were fairly free. We had an independant means of sustenance and survival that no one could deny. So they sought to take it all from us and that is now complete. The game is nearly over. Soon we will be slave or be dead. That is what they call progress.

    • SamAdamsGhost says:

      IMO some of the value of Fuller’s work was that he dared think outside the box. Actually his views mesh well with Jon’s work on imagination and creativity. Also, Fuller asked some of the questions that Catherine Austin Fitts asks today. How do we move from a system based on theft and war (Fuller’s ‘Gross Universe Cash Heist’) to one that honors the individual and produces something of real value ? Its not just the so-called ‘elite’ leaders (obvious or hidden) that perpetuate this system. We do. – – – Fitts has mentioned asking a group of people concerned with spirituality if they would push a red button that ended the current drug, theft, and war system model, – – – but would also crash their own pensions and investments as a result. The people were honest and admitted they wouldn’t push the button.

      Much (perhaps most?) done as ‘work’ by people today is inefficient paper pushing and the selling of trinkets. There is a reason that most people don’t like their jobs. It has little meaning to them and is only ‘a way to make a living’. Surely there must be more significant problems and challenges out there for people to focus their passions on ? How about ending hunger ? How about truly promoting health, rather than ‘making money’ off of sickness ? How about exploration of outer space and the oceans ? How about encouraging the expansion of natural human potential ? Etc, etc, etc

      There was nothing coercive about Fuller or his ideas. He did not think Humanity’s problems would be solved by politics. He thought that all people have potential genius and goodness in them. He described himself as ‘just an ordinary human being’ and said the only thing he might have done differently than most was to maintain a sense of curiosity and ask questions. Perhaps. – – But if one studies his many inventions, writings, and lectures it is obvious that the man was a true genius. It is encouraging to imagine that we all might have some of the natural genius & goodness he spoke of in us, – – true or not.

      How do we move away from a world run on a model dependent on drugs, theft, and war ? What are the necessary details for figuring this out ? Like Fitts, Fuller thought this would be done by individuals working to solve problems themselves locally. (He thought human beings acted intelligently against the Universe’s tendency toward entropy.) – – How would such a move away from current habits of thought be expanded from the local to a broader level ? I don’t know. Fuller seemed to think it would somehow naturally occur. Maybe. There’s a lot of thought work to do on that question it appears to me.

  14. John says:

    Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, is a member of the Rockefeller/CFR, along with Eric Schmidt of Google, Bill Clinton and George Soros. See member lists at cfr org.

    In 2009, Zuckerberg was named as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, he delivered the keynote address at the Bilderberg Group conference.

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/computers/item/7224-after-bilderberg-meeting-facebook-official-says-end-internet-anonymity

  15. Sunshine says:

    Facebook is developing a way for people to have their thoughts entered onto Facebook without using voice or typing (or eye movements, etc.) – direct brain to computer. Wonder how that’s gonna work: something gets entered into Facebook. Person looks at it and thinks to self “I didn’t know I was thinking that, but I must have been because now here it is in black and white right here on my screen.” Another person thinks, “I didn’t think what Facebook entered on my page so I must report this as a glitch.” Facebook assures all people not convinced of facebook’s thought reading accuracy that the technology is sound. Anyone questioning the technology will be made fun of and called a flat earther, conspiracy theorist, thought-tech denier, snail head ( if your brain isn’t hooked up to the internet) or something like that.

  16. km says:

    I always did call if Fed Book.. Now you know why…

  17. Betty says:

    I think a lot of the problem with people who don’t want to work, or rather don’t have the energy to create anything worth while is nutritional. I’ve been spreading the word about collegan pure substance created from the bones, skin, ligaments from grass fed beef. It’s amazing, combine that with a little edible clay and some of Alex’s iodine and the results are amazing.

  18. russellseitz says:

    […]

    Few university commencements would invite or listen to him today, as unless stopped he would habitually talk for several hours.

    But that does not detract from the visionary commonsense quoted above- or the novel genius of his geometric designs :Euclid & Pythagoras must have been major bores in their day too.

    • SamAdamsGhost says:

      One thing about Jon’s article is that it reminded me of Bucky Fuller and his work. I’ll have to revisit some of his books this summer. Many of them require reading multiple times. ‘Bucky talk’ can also be very dense & difficult to understand.

  19. Ft. Nolan says:

    Human fulfillment comes from struggling to overcome the forces of nature. Add to that overcoming the forces of a governing oppression. Take away the need or desire to struggle against something and humans turn into piles of jelly. If Z-berg wants to help humanity, let him hire people to be creative, to entertain, to build for the sake of building, to write about opinions which add to or alleviate the struggle involved with surviving. The best thing rich people can do with their wealth is to spend it.

  20. By Kevin says:

    So rich people’s kids get a basic income and that’s good, cause they’re rich, right?
    Probably a percentage of them become “dependent” and a percentage still achieve their potential.
    Why shouldn’t everybody have that opportunity? I bet us lower classes would fare better on that percentage chart.
    We are 80 times more productive than we were 100 years ago. Our ancestors left us wildly wealthy. If all that real wealth weren’t being stolen by the banksters and war profiteers there would be plenty.
    Alaska does it. Has that resulted in the slippery slope you paint with your Birch brush?
    Robotics ARE going to take most “jobs.” If we had given those trillions to people instead of banks in 2008, we would be swimming in happy people who want to work harder for the luxuries, instead of enslaved people terrified of a $500 emergency.
    Star Trek is right, you are wrong (for the first time since I’ve been reading you!)

  21. liboria2017 says:

    Jon, I also knew Bucky and co-produced the last leg of his speaking tour in 1982, “Only Personal Integrity is Going to Count.” Bucky was a thinker and visionary and as Mr. Colter mentioned, not wealthy and not practical, per my direct association. That said his vision and physical models were the start of what he thought technology could build on to effectively create a “world that worked for everyone.” My understanding of his message about “earning a living” was that if humans could devote themselves to what could help everyone, and not just punch a clock, we would all be better for it. I never heard him promote government as the entity to accomplish this. He believes in the possibilities of the “little individual.” Also, it was via Bucky that I first learned from his book, Critical Path, about international banking and their overarching role in all of what happens in the world. A little individual who contributed immensely, he was imperfect as are we all. May he rest in peace and may more people understand the role model he presented. […]

    • By Kevin says:

      Liboria, you worked with the great Buckminster Fuller! I hope to hear more from you in the future. Thanks for your great comment.
      Jon……

  22. Jon, I think Fuller is right.

    Are not vast numbers employed to head off the prospect of real rebellion against elite enslavement? Here, people are gradually being pushed into “job searching” full time to qualify for “social security”.

    Incidentally, thanks to terrorism (sic) I cannot buy (and use) a pre-paid mobile sim card without “banking standards verification” full ID here.

    Best
    OT

  23. Michael Leger says:

    Dear Jon;

    Thank you for this post. As usual, it is a thought-provoking and enjoyable read. I am writing to take issue with the headline and part of the thrust of this article. I think the headline is an inaccurate portrayal of Fuller’s agenda, whatever that might be. In the late 70s, through a good chunk of the 80s, I read everything Fuller wrote and some things several times over. Fuller was clearly aware of the powers-that-shouldn’t-be and wrote extensively on the subject.

    It is fair to say that his writing tended towards the utopian side of things and was written in very broad strokes. Implementation of the details, and the details in any global movement would be full of devils, were not his strong suit. He was also, in many instances, writing from a technocratic viewpoint, though I do not think that was his agenda.  He was extremely idealistic and his ideas could be used by the technocrats to further their agenda. His statements that you quote here about the drudgery of many jobs – as others have said and I agree – soul-deadening tasks, is still on the money. Just earning a living does not nourish the Soul, though it might put bread on the table. Handouts are not the option either. Both deaden the Soul and Spirit. Fuller wrote extensively about the power of the individual, citing himself as a good example. He did have some rather enormous benefits, a wealthy family with many connections being one of them, so his fight as an individual needs to be taken in this context, but he certainly advocated for the individual.

    Zuckerberg might be echoing some of Fuller’s ideas, but only in the most superficial way. Zuckerberg does not care for the individual, has no Love for Humanity, and is utterly selfish. Fuller for all of his faults, was the exact opposite.

    Warm regards, Michael

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