[unrev-II] Fw: Your petty bourgeois guidebook for crushing globalism

From: Peter Jones (ppj@concept67.fsnet.co.uk)
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 14:17:19 PDT

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    I haven 't finished reading this yet, but it's very interesting.


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    From: "Dick Eastman" <eastman@wolfenet.com>
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    > 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
    > Yakima
    > 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
    > chiefofstaff.cea.gov@usa.net
    > http://egroups.com/group/cea-usa
    > =======^==============================
    > COSMIC COSTING (1973)
    > by Buckminster Fuller
    > http://bfi.org
    > http://cinetopia.net
    > 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.
    > 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.
    > 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].
    > 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
    > because:
    > (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 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
    > understand.
    > 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 [1973] 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.]
    > 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.
    > 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
    > harvested).
    > 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-
    > accommodations.
    > Obviously none of this natural, wealth-regenerating and
    > multiplying process was accreditable to the landlords.
    > 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
    > territories.
    > 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.
    > 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
    > "protection."
    > 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.
    > Metallic coin money was invented only four millenniums ago
    > when ships capable of sustaining sea commerce were
    > developed.
    > 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.
    > 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.
    > 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.
    > 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
    > horrendous.
    > 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
    > wasteful.
    > 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!
    > 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.
    > 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.
    > 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
    > planets.
    > 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.
    > Citizens Executive Administration
    > of the United States of America
    > http://egroups.com/group/cea-usa
    > http://www.bfi.org
    > http://www.bioneers.org
    > http://www.futurenet.org
    > http://www.transaction.net
    > =====^=============================
    > Jay Fenello
    > www.Fenello.com
    > "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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    > www.AligningWithPurpose.com

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