Buckminster Fuller: The Billionaires of Spaceship Earth

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“Technologically we now have [six billion billionaires] on Spaceship Earth who are entirely unaware of their good fortune.  Unbeknownst to [us our] legacy is being held in probate by general ignorance, fear, selfishness, and a myriad of paralyzing professional, licensing,  zoning, building laws and the like, as bureaucratically maintained by the incumbent power structures.”

— R. Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path

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I never regarded R. Buckminster Fuller as a true revolutionary until I began reading his final book, Critical Path.  The above quote from the preface clearly summarizes his position:  The people in power are artificially maintaining the poverty of the world.

May this generation pull them and their political structures down.

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WordWine

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I am slowly creating another blog I call “WordWine”.  This blog will contain the text of speeches by great historical figures.  I feel this is important because we are too reliant on single sentence quotations instead of the complete thoughts of the men and woman who led in this world.  I invite you to visit the WordWine blog and partake of the words of greatness.

Link: WordWine Blog

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Plans and Planning

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In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Dwight D. Eisenhower