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My name is Jacque Fresco.
I'm project director of The Venus Project
in Venus, Florida.
The Venus Project maintains
if you don't want war
if you don't want poverty, hunger, unemployment
territorial disputes
and all the other problems that go with society
you have to declare the Earth
as the common heritage of all the world's people.
If you fail to do that
you'll have problems to the amount of events you don't want to change.
If we don't change
we'll have the same problems over and over again.
The Venus Project is an attempt
to design a world where poverty, war
prisons, police do not exist.
Because we deal with the problems themselves.
The factors that shape arrogant behaviour, aggression
all the things that paralyze our society and prevent it from growing.
Politics was good a hundred years ago.
Today politicians have no ability
to solve any problems
because they're not students of behavior
they're not students of agriculture, oceanography.
They know nothing about the factors that operate the world.
So, they say things that people like to hear
and that gets them elected.
Now, scientists, on the other hand, are not concerned with public approval.
What they do, even if everybody on Earth believed the Earth was flat
they would say, "You're wrong. This is the evidence we have
to support the fact that the Earth is round."
But they don't say
'It's a little round and a little flat'.
That's politicians.
Money was a convenience
designed by man many years ago.
Used to carry a bag of apples
and change it for tomatos.
That was a trade in the old days.
But when you invented money
it carried smaller particles
and it was easier to represent
apples or tomatos or eggs
by giving a person a coin
instead of bringing 50 eggs and chickens.
Money represented a value
agreed upon to diminish the lugging around of heavy objects.
Later it became the most corrupting medium in the world.
It corrupted people, they paid each other off.
If you wanted a congressman to act in your behalf
you put up a certain amount of money to help him get elected
and you owe that person a favor.
And that's the same with the drug companies
the auto companies, the banks.
All systems all over the world
that use money are basically corrupt.
In the old days, people could not account for natural events.
They really didn't know where all this came from.
So they assumed there was a guy that lived up in the sky
that made all these things.
He made the Earth, I think he took six days
on the seventh day he rested.
If it took six days, it means it was turning while he was making it
because you couldn't have a day.
And that must have been pretty rough to handle the thing while it was turning.
And then he made a man and a woman, and
put them in a beautiful garden.
Then he made a snake which walked upright
and said, you know, 'Do terrible things'.
And the people eat of the fruit of knowledge.
And they ate the fruit and he kicked them out.
First, he made the snake to tempt them.
I don't understand this all loving, all benevolent being that loves everybody
and then he creates the plague and other diseases when he gets angry.
And then if you don't follow the teachings
all the religious teachings, you burn in hell.
And that sounded to me like a psychopath, not God.
But I'm mixed up when they tell me, 'God loves everybody'.
Then he creates a plague where children die.
And I said, "How come the children are dying?"
'Because the children shall suffer for the sins of the parents'.
This is not a just God.
It's a man made God.
So when you ask me whether I believe in God, not the concepts of God, I've heard.
War is a word which was invented when one territorial group of people
took away other peoples' land.
They used force and violence and war was the medium for doing that.
You shot other the people, stole their women and their resources for your own gain.
And nations have been at war ever since man invented weapons.
And as long as you invent weapons, you're gonna have war.
And war is the means of protecting everything you've stolen from others.
No nation starts out very big.
They start out smaller and take land away from other people.
And they don't take it by invitation.
They weren't invited to take over the land.
They took it, by killing, force and violence.
And war is a most inappropriate way of solving the differences.
That's why I'm against the Pentagon and the military
'cause they majorly should be concerned with how to bridge the difference
and bring nations together toward a common purpose.
Namely, taking care of the environment, one another
and restoring the damaged environment.
That's what I'd like to see in military systems.
I would like to see, instead of training millions of soldiers to be killing machines
I'd rather train them in being problems solvers.
Send them back to school, teach them social science, social psychology, sociology
so they can add to the culture, not be destructive.
But ask anybody, 'What does democracy mean'?
They think it means participation in government affairs.
So I ask them, "Do you really believe in democracy?"
They always say 'Yes'.
I said, "Did you vote for the space program?" They said 'No'.
"Did you vote for the Vietnam war?" 'No'.
"Did you vote for the war now?" 'No'.
Where the hell do you participate?
That's an illusion given to people.
They even pick the people you vote for
to make sure they'll keep things as they are, the establishment.
So they put them out there for you vote for them.
If we lived in a democracy, it'd be five thousand political parties, different points of view.
In a true democracy, you would have that.
All points of view expressed on television and radio.
It's up to you to turn it off.
Jacque Fresco Talk Series was filmed in London Oct. 6th 2009.
This series of short films was produced to introduce the 'Earth 2.0' Movie concept.
Earth 2.0 will be going into production in conjunction with the TVP Design and The Venus Project.
The film will be an independent film production and it will present an examination of the future of humanity.
Jacque Fresco, social engineer and the brilliant mind behind The Venus Project
insists that we must prepare for the changes to come.
In his view, if the structure of society should fall
we must be ready to take the opportunity to upgrade every possible facet of our civilisation.
The visionary ideas of Jacque Fresco will be presented in parallel with experts in every field
including social engineers, biologists, botanists, technologists
psychologists, futurists and inventors.
Cinematography/ Editor, Mark Waters
Directed by Frank Da Silva
We wish to thank The Zeitgeist Movement UK Team/ The Venus Project Design Team
Earth 2.0, coming soon
[email protected]
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Jacque Fresco about Politics, Science, Money, Religion, War & Democracy

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王惟惟 published on August 9, 2017
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