I haven 't finished reading this yet, but it's very interesting.
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From: "Dick Eastman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 7:52 PM
Subject: Re: Your petty bourgeois guidebook for crushing globalism
> The most fortunate combination of technologist,
> designer and humanitarian I know of was
> R. Buckminster Fuller. He understood these
> times before we even got here.
> May what we read below bond us "synergistically"
> (Fuller's term, meaning stronger, more effective
> and fundamentally beyond the mere sum of parts
> taken seperately).
> Dick Eastman
> Every man is responsible to very other man.
> From: Jon Chance
> Subject: (Bucky Fuller's) A Brief Description of Everything
> Written in 1973, this is one of the founding documents
> of the US Citizens Executive Administration
> (CEA-USA - born on the 25th of January, 2001).
> Jon Chance
> COSMIC COSTING (1973)
> by Buckminster Fuller
> HAMILTON VS JEFFERSON
> In the decades immediately following America's successful
> 1776 revolution, a group of political strategists led by
> Alexander Hamilton persuaded the Congress of the United
> States that it was not the intention of the founders of
> the republic that their government should have any capital-
> wealth-initiating capability [public monetary system].
> Wealth, they maintained, was a mysterious reality that
> emanated exclusively from inherited fortunes and the
> private ventures of large landowners. There were no
> government or public inspections of the nature of their
> wealth other than the self-evident land and the publicly
> registered deeds of ownership.
> All the U.S. Government's financial needs, said the
> Hamiltonians, must be underwritten by funds from these
> for the first time exclusive, self-accredited, wealthy
> individuals, loaned to the government through the wealthy
> citizens "banks," and must be repaid to their banks by the
> government with funds raised by taxation from the people.
> DEBT VS WEALTH
> And this exclusively negative, politically sustained
> interpretation provides the legal precedent for today's
> limited liability privilege of bank's and insurance
> corporations to loan out at interest to humanity (as
> government of individuals) the very same earnings and
> savings deposits that humanity had entrusted to the banks
> and insurers for safekeeping.
> Unauthorized by the depositors and unbeknownst to them,
> the banks have been loaning out the deposits of the
> borrowers themselves. Thus the banks are "justified" by
> precedent in paying exclusively to themselves the interest
> earned on the deposits.
> DECEPTION VS BIOLOGY
> Since the deposited monies are not biological, those monies
> cannot actually multiply in physical-energy fact. The
> "interest" earnings were predicated historically on the use
> of cattle as currency -- a real currency that did indeed
> multiply its numbers biologically.
> That present paper and metal money cannot multiply the so-
> called earnings of interest on it, means automatic increase
> of the number of dollars in respect to the true wealth of
> life-support items for which the money is exchanged. Thus
> interest charges on non-biological money automatically
> deflate the value of the money.
> The banks' continuing escalation of discount and interest
> rates progressively devalues humanity's commonwealth equity
> while siphoning over the deposited wealth into the banks'
> credit accounts, so that the depositors' realized funds of
> later years have only a fraction of the buying power they
> had commanded at the time of deposit.
> The banks of 1970 have all but abandoned their specious
> representation, popularly advertised until the time of the
> 1929 crash, that suggested that the individual's consistent
> bank-deposited savings would continually grow, ultimately
> to provide handsomely for the individual's old-age needs.
> But the myth persists as a popular concept and as a
> psychological drive [especially with stock-market bubbles].
> CRASH & DEPRESSION
> The American banker's "wealth bluffing" poker hands were
> "called" for the first time in the 1929-1933 stock-market
> crash and Depression. Their empty-handedness occurred
> (1) the banks themselves had no real wealth, and
> (2) the banks had used the depositors' funds as investments
> elsewhere in "non-liquid cash" ventures.
> These frozen resources brought about unmeetable "runs" and
> bankruptcy of the banks.
> After Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, the U.S. government
> reopened the "banks" with public knowledge of the fact that
> the people's deposits were now being guaranteed only by the
> people's government, and not by the bankers or by private-
> enterprise wealth.
> The banks and their managers, "owners," and employees were
> then put under stiff government regulation. Thus the U.S.
> Congress and administration socialized the banking system,
> but without saying so in a forthright manner. The people's
> government, and not the bankers, became the guarantor of
> last recourse.
> The reestablishment of the "banks" were restored by the New
> Deal only because people were accustomed to placing their
> savings in the safekeeping of banks, considering them less
> subject to robbery than when hidden under mattresses. The
> Roosevelt administration found it easier to yield to this
> popularly conditioned reflex than to re-educate the people
> on economics. The public of 1933 knew little or nothing of
> the Alexander Hamilton fiscal coup of a century earlier.
> THE WARFARE STATE
> The U.S. Reconstitution Finance Corporation -- which
> rehabilitated and refurbished the prime industrial
> production corporations such as U.S. Steel -- plus World
> War II further confused the socioeconomic issues that were
> already too complex for omni-specialized society to
> Most of the humans who remember the great crash bankruptcy,
> which peaked to a 5,000 failed-bank crescendo in late 1932,
> are now dead, and the New Deal's invention of non-banker
> banks, with postal-clerk status bank employees, has been
> perpetuated and transformed, through enormous political
> maneuvering and obscure economic semantics.
> As a consequence, the bank stockholders have succeeded in
> regaining their debt-exploiting prerogatives, thereby
> running the U.S. national debt  to a record $400
> billion "owed" to them on the books with intensely
> interesting "interest" to the banks, insurance companies,
> and their bond-buying customers. The annual interest on
> this is [was] $21 billion. [The U.S. national trade debt
> is now over $6 trillion with respectively preposterous
> interest payments.]
> BANKRUPTCY & SOVEREIGNTY
> The U.S. national-debt service of $21 billion interest was
> equal, pre-Nixon, to one-half the value of all the monetary
> gold in the world. With the U.S. dollar in 1972
> realistically deflated 50 percent by true world-market,
> international-trading value, the Nixon $21 billion
> public-debt interest is [was] annually equal in value only
> to one-eighth the world's monetary gold.
> This obscurely managed, complex system of wealth now
> promises again to bankrupt the U.S. people, whose
> presidential elections can only be won through corrupting,
> multimillion-dollar TV-time-buying campaigns [and electronic
> manipulation of privately controlled, proprietary vote-
> counting machinery]. This could bring about the end of a
> sovereign United States and swift emergence of its people
> as world citizens.
> Unnoticed among all the world-political-crisis news, the
> 155 largest industrial corporations born and developed in
> the United States had committed 80 percent of their wealth
> to operations outside of the United States. They have gone
> "world"; they have their own world inter-accounting, which
> transcends politico-economic sovereign accounting.
> FEUDALISM VS COMMONWEALTH
> In order for a world-around democracy to prosper, world
> society must learn how to prosper; world society must learn
> how all this came about.
> We discover that, historically, the exclusively agricultural
> accounting system now being ineptly applied to the word
> industrialization began with a sovereign's claim to the
> lands established by his conquering "deeds or arms."
> Public recognition of the claims was secured by the
> sovereign's continued and ever-increasing armed might. The
> sovereign of his or her assignees then issued paper deeds
> to great lands to pay for the armed deeds of their
> comrades-in-arms who became the lords of all the conquered
> lands other than the king's.
> This landlordism, or land ownership, was originally
> dispensed from deeds of war. Then the great landlords
> loaned or sold parcels of their lands to share-cropping
> farmers who had to pay the landlord a tithe, or rent, and
> "interest" out of the wealth produced by nature within
> which to store the grains collected in the basket (fiscus
> is Latin for basket; thus the fiscal year is that which
> winds up within the basketed measuring the net grains
> The real pay-off, or course, was in regenerative metabolic
> increments of the botanical photosynthetic impoundment of
> Sun radiation and hydrocarbon molecules' structuring and
> proliferation through hydrogenic and biological inter-
> Obviously none of this natural, wealth-regenerating and
> multiplying process was accreditable to the landlords.
> COERCION VS COOPERATION
> Yet the sovereigns and landlords imposed themselves by force
> into the metabolic wealth-harvesting and sharing equation
> even earlier in history.
> Nomadic tribal herders -- after wandering the seemingly
> infinite wilderness for millions of years, as their semi-
> domesticated cattle led them to verdant pastures -- found
> the once free, open land being gradually claimed,
> proclaimed, and patrolled by the most powerful armed
> warlords, who suggested that the herder needed "protection"
> for their defenseless flocks and herds, which were
> tantalizingly stealable wealth.
> The roving, sword-brandishing strongmen imposed their
> "protection" on all comers within their realms and battled
> with other strongmen to increase their respective
> Finally, the herders were forced to "buy" the lands they
> roam from the lords who sold the herders their "own"
> special ranches. The ranches were sold at prices far beyond
> the herders' total savings in skins or total livestock
> value, so the landlords "loaned" the herder the down-payment
> purchasing price to acquire the ranch while the lord took
> back, and held as collateral, a number of heads of the
> herders' cattle.
> INTEREST & CAPITAL
> From collateral, the lord took as "payment in kind" both
> the annual reduction in total purchase price and -- to cover
> "interest" -- the young cattle bred seasonally.
> The word capital (capita in Latin, originally referring to
> heads of cattle) was thus derived. The herder hopefully
> earned (i.e. bred) enough additional heads of cattle
> eventually to pay off the landlord in kind.
> In later millenniums the herder could sell his cattle in
> exchange for the landlord's inanimate, non-herding money in
> the form of coins and thus repay the landlord or traffic in
> other goods, all of which had fallen prey to the landlord's
> During the interim the cattle deposited as collateral
> continued to breed, and the newborn cattle became basic
> "interest" claimed unilaterally by the landlord and
> appropriated exclusively to his own account.
> THE BIRTH OF MONEY
> Metallic coin money was invented only four millenniums ago
> when ships capable of sustaining sea commerce were
> It became impractical for traders to carry aboard ship
> cattle with which to negotiate, so coins with patterns of
> sovereign conquerors gradually became negotiable.
> Both phonetic spellings and coined money were the
> "inventions of necessity" of the Phoenicians. Overseas
> traders needed negotiability written words with which to
> contract long-term trading arrangements between people who
> never came into direct contact with one another and knew
> little or nothing of the language, conditions, and resources
> prevailing in the mystically far-apart lands of those with
> whom they traded. The Phoenecian's phonetic alphabet
> provided graphic symbols for sounds, and thus made
> possible the spelling out of any language's sound words.
> After a millennium or so of high-seas battling, of sea
> lords, such as the Vikings (Veekings) and other great
> pirate-fleet operators who imposed their "protection" on
> great empires, the Veeking Phoenicians, or Fenecians,
> became the Benetians of Venezia.
> Shakespeare's merchant of Venice, and this attempt to
> substitute human flesh for live cattle flesh as collateral
> for the banker's trade "accommodations," dramatizes the
> nonsense of equating that which is biologically productive
> and the "protector's" non-productive metallic money.
> Society no longer equates the "protection"-imposing
> racketeer with the banking establishment. But this long-
> ago, muscle-warped concept of wealth, and the unjust and
> lethally conclusive way in which it was established ("to
> whom this and that belonged"), was developed over the
> millenniums in just this manner.
> THE DEATH OF MONEY
> Considered independently of yesterday's dubious claim, the
> Exclusively biological premises of the agrarian era are
> utterly inapplicable to the new, inanimate, industrial
> metabolics. >
> The difference is that existing between failure-prone,
> local agricultural metabolics and the never-failing
> eternally inter-regenerative, radiation-mass-radiation-mass
> recycling that characterizes the fail-proof metabolics of a
> universe and its increasing availability to humanity aboard
> planet Earth.
> Only through the human mind does the inexhaustible cosmic
> wealth become increasingly available for local terrestrial
> evolution. This harnessing of eternally inexhaustible
> energy into human-task powering can be factually accounted
> for as part of the irreversibly amplifying inventory of
> metaphysical know-how.
> ENERGY & INFORMATION
> The commonwealth of Universe consists entirely of:
> (1) physical energy, either in its associative phase as matter,
> or in its disassociative phase as radiation (both of which
> phases are eternally and completely inter-transforming
> without any overall loss by the universe), and
> (2) abstract, weightless metaphysical laws, knowledge of which,
> and know-how to employ which, constitute humanity's most
> unique faculty.
> Since first, the physical cannot "wear out" or decrease and,
> second, the know-how can only increase, wealth, consisting
> entirely and only of the physical and metaphysical, can
> only increase.
> WASTE VS EFFICIENCY
> Throughout the multi-millions of years of humanity's known
> presence aboard planet Earth -- until the inception a
> century ago of applied science's conversion of water-wheel
> and steam-engine power through electro-magnetic
> regenerators distantly delivered by wire to electric-motor
> driven or heated or refrigerated tools -- 99 percent of the
> total energy consumed and used by humanity was consumed as
> food to power both humans and domestic animals.
> In the U.S.A., in 1971, only 1 percent of all the energy
> consumed was in the form of food to support muscle-
> accomplished work, while 99 percent of the energy was
> consumed by inanimate power-driven tools and electro-
> chemical processes.
> Twenty percent of all the inanimate energy was consumed by
> automobiles; that is, the American automobiles consumed
> twenty times as much energy as that going to feed
> Americans. In America, at all times, 2 million cars are
> halted at stoplights with their engines running. This
> means that the equivalent of 200 million horses are
> jumping up and down going nowhere.
> While human metabolic processes are far from 100 percent
> efficient in converting food energy to realized foot-
> pounds of work, humanity's ignorant, sheepish waste of
> both its muscle power and technological power is
> Mechanical efficiency is expressed in relative percentages
> of work realized per units of energy consumed: water wheels
> are 90 percent; fuel cells, 80 percent; jet engines, 60
> percent; turbines, 30 percent; reciprocating engines,
> 15 percent.
> But as operated, all the work that humanity gets out of its
> technology is 5 percent of the potential 100 percent energy
> consumed. Only one-twentieth of all the energy consumed by
> humanity-produced physical work is either useful or
> BLACK GOLD
> Out of every 100 barrels of petroleum distributed and
> consumed by world society today, 80 barrels are completely
> wasted, going into powering machines and processes that,
> averaged overall, are 80 percent inefficient.
> Scientific calculation shows that the amount of time and
> energy invested by nature to produce one gallon of
> petroleum, "safety deposited" in subterranean oil wells,
> when calculated in foot-pounds of work and chemical time
> converted into kilowatt-hours and at the present commercial
> rates at which electricity is sold, amounts to approximately
> $1 million per gallon of petroleum as cosmically developed
> prior to its discovery and exploitation by humans.
> When humans discovered the petroleum, they wrongly assumed
> that it was absolutely free and belonged to the finder.
> Humans take into account only the cost of pumping,
> processing, and distributing oil. Anyone should be able to
> sell a million dollars for fifty cents!
> NATURAL WEALTH
> Only cosmic costing [ecological taxation and distribution]
> properly accounts for the entirely biological evolution and
> cosmic inter-transformative regeneration in general, as
> well as for the parts played gravitationally and
> radiationally in the astro-totality within which our
> minuscule planet Earth and its minuscule star, the Sun,
> are inter-functionally secreted.
> Cosmic costing makes utterly ludicrous the selfish and
> fearfully contrived "wealth" games being reverentially
> played by humanity aboard Earth.
> SOLAR POWER
> Fortunately, the Sun does not demand for all the energy
> that it delivers by radiation to Earth in the overall
> cosmic scheme, which is trying to make humanity a success
> despite its overwhelming ignorance and fear.
> The stars -- the Sun -- are trying to tell humanity to awake
> and prosper and to consciously assume the important cosmic
> responsibilities for which it was designed. Since
> realization and fulfillment of that responsibility involve
> evolutionary discovery by humanity of the cosmic stature
> of its mind and the inconsequentiality of its muscle, the
> planting of humans on Earth may not bear fruit.
> AWARENESS OR OBLIVION
> When Universe is developing important functional
> dependencies, she does not put all her embryos in the same
> locale. So poor is the probability of self-discovery by
> humans of the infinite potential of the mind and the
> relative triviality of muscle power that nature must have
> planted a myriad of humanity seedlings on a myriad of
> The first manifestation that humanity may make good on
> this planet is the serious introduction of cosmic costing
> into the mainstream deliberations of Earthians.
> It completely eliminates the economic validity of
> bankruptcy accounting, except when humans make the mistake
> of trying to hoard or withdraw critical "capital" assets
> from productive functioning. It is akin to attempting to
> withdraw one of the stars from the celestial system. Into
> what universe, other than the cosmic totality, may the
> star be transferred?
> Every atom and electron is an essential part of the
> eternally regenerative, ergo totally inexhaustible,
> (but always locally ebbing and flooding),
> pulsative Universe.
> ELECT YOURSELF! ACT LOCALLY - ACT GLOBALLY.
> Citizens Executive Administration
> of the United States of America
> Jay Fenello
> "When one does not see what one does not see, one
> does not even see that one is blind" -- Paul Veyne
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