Let’s Reclaim Our Rights

Missed Opportunities? Conspiracy? Vested interests? Or just plain stupidity?

Published on Countercurrents.org, by Gunther Ostermann, 27 November, 2007.

What are human beings fundamental birthrights? We need to know – and claim it, especially for the disenfranchised and future generations, who cannot speak for themselves.

Many people are concerned about injustice, unemployment, poverty, homelessness, drug addicts, healthcare, crime, war, terrorism, globalization, species extinction, natural resource depletion, pollution, climate change, and many other miseries that are destroying our beautiful planet.

The late scientist Buckminster Fuller researched those problems and came to the following conclusion, in his book CRITICAL PATH in 1982:

  • “It is now possible to give every man, woman and child a standard of living comparable to that of a modern-day billionaire. This is not an opinion or a hope-it is an engineering demonstrable fact …
  • World Game makes it eminently clear that we have four billion billionaires aboard our planet, as accounted by REAL WEALTH, which fact is obscured from public knowledge by the exclusively conceived and operated money-game and its monopolized credit system accounting …
  • We find all the no-life-support-wealth-producing people going to their 1980s jobs in their cars and buses, spending billions of dollars’ worth of petroleum to get to their no wealth-producing jobs. It doesn’t take a computer to tell you that it will save both Earth and humanity billions of dollars a day to pay them handsomely to stay at home”.

This statement can be verified by the US research organization Technocracy, which stated some 70 years ago that, if we would operate our society in an intelligent manner:

  • with the ‘Energy Certificate’, instead of money, than these could be our benefits …
  • The first 25 years of anybody’s life could be devoted to schooling and job training, suiting a person’s aptitude and ability, with no financial burden to student and family …
  • A working age from 25 to 45 with perhaps a quarter the present working hours and then retirement with full purchasing power and privileges …
  • Equality of men and women …
  • Full medical and dental care for life …
  • No more debts of any kind to anybody …
  • An orderly planned society obviates competition, advertisement and shoddy products to assure continuous sales and service, the whole fear industry could be transformed to render useful service …
  • The present reason for economic crimes, alcohol and drug abuse would be gone …
  • No more need for anybody to prostitute themselves …
  • And no more wars!

Imagine what it could be like now, 70 years later, if this would have been promoted like an automobile commercial? (full text).

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