A Transdimensional Communiqué from Buckminster Fuller
“A message for those living aboard Spaceship Earth,
Traditional human power structures and their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete.
It is essential that anyone reading this know at the outset that the author is apolitical. I am convinced that humanity’s most fundamental survival problems could never be solved by politics.
Few realize that political action offers little solution to the world’s major problems.
Few understand that the elite have created political parties in order to prevent real change from ever taking place.
The political arena is merely the ‘sty’ in which two or more mutually hostile agencies, created by the same hidden hand, get the chance to pummel one another, and us in the process.
The world’s power structures have always ‘divided to conquer’ and have always ‘kept divided to keep conquered.’
As a consequence, the power structure has so divided humanity – not only into special function categories but into religious and language and color categories, into identity politics – that individual humans are now helplessly inarticulate in the face of the present crisis.
They consider their political representation to be completely corrupted, therefore, they feel almost utterly helpless.
We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.
Think of it…
We are blessed with technology that would be indescribable to our forefathers. We have the wherewithal to feed everybody, clothe everybody, and give every human on Earth a chance.
At this time, after thousands of years of invention and discovery, real scarcity has at last been vanquished.
We are maintaining artificial scarcity because of sheer ignorance.
It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known.
It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary.
War is obsolete.
We must stop burning up the house to keep the family warm.
We have all the technology needed to tap vast cosmic energies of the sun but greedy big business and money drunk government won’t allow it because they haven’t found a way to place a meter on the sun.
Technologically, we now have seven billion billionaires onboard Spaceship Earth who are entirely unaware of their good fortune.
Unbeknownst to them, their legacy is being held in probate by general ignorance, fear, and selfishness.
We are in the tragic-comic predicament of two crazed men dying of thirst, fighting over a teaspoon of water in the middle of a rainstorm. We cannot see the rainstorm because we are hypnotized by emergency-reflexes fixated on the teaspoon.
In short, humanity has already achieved, technically, the total success all Utopians ever dreamed of; our problems now are entirely due to wrong thinking.
There is no energy crisis, food crisis or environmental crisis.
This is only a crisis of ignorance.”
~ Buckminster Fuller, Transdimensional Communiqué