The Venus Project: Building A Better World

Imagine a world with no poverty, war, or greed. There is no need for politics because true democracy thrives. We are no longed forced to spend most of our time at pointless jobs. We are free to pursue any dream that comes to mind, and the community you live in will provide whatever you need to make your dreams a reality. All resources are available to everyone for free at all times. People are genuinely kind to each other and education is valued. You are no longer held back by your society, but rather supported, encouraged, and motivated. We can bring the all nations out of poverty and provide them with sustainable solutions for the future.

This is not a fantasy world. The Venus Project is the blueprint for what we can do with our current technology. All of the technology required to make this happen exists today. We can create a much better society than what we are currently living in. We need to emphasize education and shift our values to focus on the collective good and the improvement of society. Once the truth about our current political, economical, and monetary systems is widely known and understood it will be much easier to transition to a better world.

We can save our planet. We can achieve world peace. We can eliminate all crime. We can do things that no man has ever been able to accomplish on this planet. All we must do is come together. We must see through the fog that has been placed before us in attempts to blind us and slow us down. We must get past the hold that mainstream media has on America. We must understand the crimes against humanity that our American government has committed over the past century. We must put an end to all the injustices around the world.

The Venus Project is the best solution to our problems. Jacque Fresco has dedicated his life to designing sustainable city systems and practical technology that will improve everyone’s life. We can improve on almost every aspect of our culture. There is no need for car accidents, pollution, theft, or corruption.

Keep in mind that technology alone is not the answer. It is the knowledge that we now have about the earth and everything on it. It will take a new education effort and a sever shift in values of average person.

It is also important to know that the Venus Project does not write anything in stone. It honors the principles of science and recognizes that people’s needs and desires will change. The system is free to evolve with technology and the needs of society.

I strongly recommend that you take 50 minutes out of your day and educate yourself on the Venus Project by watching Paradise or Oblivion. We need to embrace critical thinking and new ideas to overcome the problems of our time. And then we need to talk about them. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

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All Great Minds Can Agree

There is hope. Many people are starting to realize that we have very serious problems that we need to address. It is even more hopeful that people are starting to understand that we are all one and we must focus on the collective good. The philosophies of Alan Watts have enlightened millions of people of the reality that we live in. Terrence McKenna was another great mind of our time that shares similar views and explores the use of psychedelics to understand reality. Another topic that is greatly misunderstood by most people today, but shows how the laws of this country just don’t make any sense.

Bill Hicks is another great man that left this earth too soon. Bill dedicated his life to telling the truth through comedy. He was also a friend of Terrence McKenna and references him in some of his acts. He had an amazing understanding of the cosmosGeorge Carlin realized the bigger picture and most of his later material was about pointing out just how stupid we have been acting. Joe Rogan is another comedian who is doing great things for the evolution of critical thinking and the advancement of our society. He has an amazing podcast that features the great minds of our time talking about everything relevant and important today. Carl Sagan created the TV series The Cosmos and was way ahead of his timePeter Joseph is an innovative thinker and a filmmaker. He has created the Zeitgeist film series and started the Zeitgeist Movement. The Zeitgeist Movement is all about moving toward a world of equality and sustainability.

Jacque Fresco is a brilliant man who has inspired me a lot. He is a self-taught genius that dedicated his life to social engineering and technology application that will rid the world of war, poverty and greed. He has created an organization called the Venus Project that is a blueprint for a better society. He understands all of the factors that contribute to the decline of culture and addresses them scientifically. He has contributed to the Zeitgeist Movement, and has given many lectures and talks over the years including a few books. He has also put together two movies. The fist movie is called “Future By Design” and the most recent movie is “Paradise or Oblivion”. He has created practical solutions for many of our severe problems and has designed a much better city system. Through the application of practical technology we can move past the need for a monetary system and create abundance for everyone on the planet.

There are many more great minds that all can agree on one thing. Either we change or we die, all as one. Stephen Hawking said in the documentary Surviving Progress,

We are entering an increasingly dangerous period of our history…If we are the only intelligent beings in the galaxy, we should make sure we survive and continue. If we can avoid disaster for the next two centuries, our species should be safe. We have made remarkable progress in the last hundred years. Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain inward looking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space.” –Stephen Hawking, Surviving Progress, 2011

Please check out some of the videos above and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

 

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The World We Live In

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – J. Krishnamurti

I have mentioned that Money is Debt in the past few blogs. The idea is a little hard to grasp at first, but the more you examine our financial system it becomes clear that money always creates debt through interest and presents opportunities for people to exploit other people.  It is the sad reality that we all live in. Everywhere you go you can always catch a reference to the world being so cold, or every man for himself. My favorite is “nice guys finish last”. When did it become true that the businessman who wants to do good in their community and focus on more important things than profit like honesty, integrity, and community gets taken advantage of by everyone with a lower code of ethics? Everyone seems ok with this and they use the expression as if to say, “don’t be a nice guy these days unless you want to be broke”. I believe what they are trying to say is that we live in a world where it is much more economically viable to be a drug dealer than a teacher. So don’t be a teacher.

Today you must be a cutthroat businessman who will ponce at any sight of profit despite the ethical implications or environmental factors. In modern day economics these ethical implications and environmental factors are referred to as externalities. What is missing from this modern day economic model is the understanding that we are products from our environment. Without an environment to exist in we would not be here. Our planet is a miracle in the universe and yet we choose to destroy it as fast as we can. It is true that we were once trying to conquer our environment because it was viewed as dangerous and mysterious because of our primitive knowledge of the earth. We have gained vast amounts of knowledge since then so we no longer have to wage war on our environment.

Over the past 100 years we have been able to observe every natural cycle known to man and understand the sustainability of those cycles. Every system that humans have created is completely foreign to any natural cycle found in nature. We have created an economy that requires infinite growth just to sustain itself and survive. It is built on consumption and waste, in combination with our continually growing money supply. Our standard business models today take as much as they can from the environment to generate profit, and then contribute as little as possible to help the environment in efforts to control costs. There is no balance in what we are doing. Think of the water cycle. Now think of the oil cycle. Oil is drilled from the ground after taking millions of years to create to be burned in minutes and turned into carbon in the atmosphere. It is not a cycle at all and there is no chance of ever replenishing the oil reserves on earth. Our city systems only consume energy and produce pollution. We need to start producing energy and reversing pollution to balance out these cycles. We can turn our harmful cities into sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for the problems we are facing today. We have the knowledge, the technology, and the urgent need.

Unless we address our current monetary, economic, and political systems things will continue to get worse until the final collapse happens. Our system is built on infinite growth and that has led us to the exponential times we are currently in. Everyone knows that exponential growth cannot be sustained. It will eventually reach a carrying capacity or strike disaster and regress very quickly. We need to understand that proactive measures are better than reactive measures. Lets take the necessary steps to save our society and the planet. I believe in a world where teachers are treated like celebrities and there are no drug dealers. No poverty, no war, no hunger, abundance for all. It is possible.  The answers are here. Our system is the only limitation.

“Before 1980, Afghanistan produced 0% of the world’s opium.
After the US/CIA backed Mujahadeen won the Soviet/Afghan war by 1986 they were producing 40% of the world’s heroin supply.
By 1999, they were producing 80% of the total market supply.
But then, something unexpected happened.
The Taliban rose to power, and by 2000 they had destroyed most of the opium fields.
Production dropped from 3.000+ tons to only 185 tons, a 94% reduction.
On Sept. 9th 2001, the full Afghanistan invasion plans were on President Bush’s Desk,
Two days later they had their excuse.
Today, opium productions in US controlled Afghanistan,
which now provides more than 90% of the world’s heroin, breaks new production records nearly every year.” – Source Washington Post and UNODC Report

Check out this music video by Tech N9ne and ¡Mayday! This is the world we live in. We can change it.

 


 

What are you willing to do to ensure a better world for the generations to come? Are you willing to shift your values and try something new? Please let me know by leaving a comment below. We are all in this together.

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Inflation And The Fractional Reserve Banking System

On my last blog post we talked about how easy it is for the Federal Reserve to create new money. That is only one piece of the puzzle. The fractional reserve banking system is expanding our money supply as we speak. This puts the power of inflation in the hands of private banks and makes it very hard to control.

The fractional reserve banking system basically works like this. When a deposit is made into bank, the bank is allowed to lend out that money to other people in the form of loans. Not all of the money, just 90% of the money. The required reserve rate is 10% in America so the banks are allowed to use 90% of your money to lend out to other people that must be repaid with interest.

Nothing seems too unusual yet, but let’s take a closer look. It would make sense that when a bank grants a new loan that the physical form of the 90% of your money (the amount of the new loan, let’s say) should be used as the basis for new loans. But what is really happening is a magic trick in itself. Once you make a deposit, 90% of your money is available as the basis for new loans. The problem is that they create an additional 90% of your money out of thin air just because there is a demand for such a loan. So if you deposit $100, $90 can now be loaned out, but due to creative book entries the bank still has your $100 and created credit for an additional $90, which they use for loans.  Their reserves do not change. Here is a quote from the video I posted yesterday.

“As stated in “Modern Money Mechanics”: “Of course they” (the banks) “do not really pay out loans for the money they receive as deposits. If they did this, no additional money would be created. What they do when they make loans is to accept promissory notes” (loan contracts) “in exchange for credits” (money) “to the borrowers transaction accounts.”

In other words the bank creates additional money and their reserves do not change when giving out loans. They are adding to the money supply and generating outrageous profits with literally no risk. Does that seem right? There have been a few court cases that have brought this information to light.

So why does it matter that our money supply is growing? Just take a look around and see how much faster prices are rising than minimum wage. Everyday inflation has the power to make the goods and services you require to live more expensive while your wages go unchanged. Here is a fun little fact

“One dollar in 1913 required $21.60 in 2007 to match value. That is a 96 percent devaluation since the Federal Reserve came into existence.”

Starting to make sense yet? Debt is used as a tool to control people and nations. With the actions of the Federal Reserve in combination with how the fractional reserve banking system works, our money supply is growing constantly. It is the FED’s job to control inflation, but it is a near impossible task because the system has gotten too far out of hand. Even after the great bail out of 2008 our required reserve rate is still only 10%. We need to start controlling inflation by raising the required reserve rate and limiting the fed’s ability to create money. You cannot solve the problems of inflation with more inflation.

“What is the advice that you generally get? And that is, inflate the currency. They don’t say: debase the currency. They don’t say: devalue the currency. They don’t say: cheat the people who are safe. They say: lower the interest rates. The real deception is when we distort the value of money. When we create money out of thin air, we have no savings. Yet there is so called “capital”. So, my question boils down to this: How in the world can we expect to solve the problems of inflation… That is: increase in the supply of money, with more inflation?” – Rep. of Texas, Ron Paul

Here is a video that tells you the history of the fractional reserve banking system. This is the first video in a series of five and the whole uncut film is 45 minutes and available on youtube.

 

What do you think? Please let me know by leaving a comment below.

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The Madness Behind Money Creation

Understanding the creation of money and the fractional reserve banking system has never been more important. A lot of people think that the system is too complicated for them to understand, but in reality it is all a smokescreen used to stop the public knowledge of the financial system. For if everyone knew the horrifying truths that are built into the fabric of our system the there would be civil outrage. Once you understand how money is created, you too will understand why we need to put an end to this madness.

I will briefly go into how money is created according to Modern Money Mechanics by the Federal Reserve.

When the government wants to increase spending they go to the private banking company referred to as the Federal Reserve. The government tells the Federal Reserve how much new money they would like to have. The Government prints up fancy looking pieces of paper called Treasury Bonds, then the Federal Reserve prints up equally fancy looking pieces of paper called money. They exchange shady brief cases in a dark ally and that is how money is created. Except for the last part. Everything is now done electronically and only 3% of money exists in physical form. That means that the other 97% exists in computers alone.

There is one VERY important concept we must consider, the concept of interest. The Federal Reserve accepts the treasury bonds only with the agreement of an interest payment to be made on the top of the principle amount. But since they only created the principle amount of new money that means the bond has to be repaid with money from the existing money supply. Money is created with debt. This is why our system works like a big game of musical chairs so when the music stops someone is left out to dry.

“If there were no debts in our money system, there wouldn’t be any money.” – Marriner Eccies, Governor of the Federal Reserve, Sept 30th, 1941

The very creation of money itself has lost all integrity and honesty. The banking system controls the world through the use of debt. Debt is a powerful weapon and when used by corrupt men in an effective manor the results are as catastrophic as our world issues today. We must remember our founding fathers and their views on these issues. They were all aware of the dangers of the banking system and the only time in history when America was debt free was in 1835 after Andrew Jackson closed the central bank that proceeded the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately we did not take Thomas Jefferson’s advice because the Federal Reserve took control of our money supply in 1913.

“Every generation needs a new revolution” Thomas Jefferson

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt” – John Adams, 1735-1826

There is much more to this story including buying T-bonds on the open market, the gold standard, and fiat currency but I think Peter Joseph does a pretty good job of explaining the basic idea during the first 15 minutes of Zeitgeist: Addendum. I strongly recommend that you watch this 15-minute video and check out the full documentary Zeitgeist: Addendum, which is available on YouTube and Netflix.

What do you think? Please let me know by leaving a comment in the comment section.

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The Future Is In Our Hands

Welcome to the blog dedicated to taking our planet back from the harmful system that is currently destroying our planet and hindering the advancement of our society. If you take a step back and look at the past 100 years it is pretty easy to see that things have gotten a little out of hand. So much has happened in a brief period of time that we are now paying the consequence for rapid advancement with no long-term plan for sustainability. Everything that surrounds us these days is focused on short term profits there is no room to take the necessary action for a better future. This blog will examine the most important issues of our time. My goal is to get everyone educated on the true history of capitalism and the banking industry and how it affects the environment, politics, government, and society.

Without a doubt, we are living in the most interesting period of history ever. All information from every culture throughout history is available to anyone with a smartphone in a matter of seconds. We are now able to pick up where the smartest men of all time left off. The world has been thoroughly explored and mapped out in extreme detail. You can even look at every corner of the planet with Google earth. There are no longer new worlds across vast oceans with unknown resources. We have finally understood the earth like no generation before us. We can explain phenomena through science that were once thought of as mystical or supernatural. We do not have to live in fear of illness. We are no longer limited by distance and accessibility. Today we have an entirely new set of problems.

We have multinational corporations operating worldwide and taking no true allegiance to any country. They are only trying to maximize profits by any means necessary with no consideration for the environment or long-term sustainability in the places they do business. We have many issues of conflict of interest with a lot major companies and the government, the USDA, and other organizations that affect the business of these companies. Our political system has been corrupted with greed. Our economy relies on consumption and infinite growth. We are overfishing the ocean and polluting our rivers. We are clear cutting forests and preventing the growing of industrial hemp. We have not been using our technology responsibly. Our forefathers would be very upset.

We are running out of resources and destroying the plant. All methods of the past are no longer relevant because we have new problems that the world has never faced before.  Unfortunately we have all become victims to the corporate agendas that consume every aspect of American culture because we did not listen to Thomas Jefferson who once said, “Every generation needs a new revolution”. We need to put an end to the madness. We are smarter than we have been acting. It is now time to take responsibility for our actions and work together to address all of the problems that threaten life on this planet.

This blog will examine what is going on today, what has gotten us here, and what we can do to transition into a better world. There is still hope. People are starting to wake up and understand the severity of our problems. We have the technology to solve all of these problems today. We must take our planet back. We must act today.

There is almost still time to save our grandchildren.

Found this after I created the blog. Will.i.am has the right idea

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”

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