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Jacque Fresco before Venus Project lecture Liubljana June 5th 2010

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Last night we had a meeting with a group of people and one of the chapters was from Poland and they wanted to know what to do, what the next step is. So Jacque wanted to address that specificaly for them but they're not here right now but it's for everybody of course. We might have to come up closer cause Jacque's voice isn't real loud. Ok. Due to the compressed time I can’t go into all the details but I'm going to tell you what you have to do if you want to see The Venus Project come about. If you do nothing, nothing will happen and this is what you have to do. There’s millions of people that are very religious. You have to package a presentation for them. And that is that most of the churches has sold out to the money system throughout the world and those Christians who really believe in setting up the world which is a brotherhood of humanity you have to get them to join the new ...don’t call it a Christian movement... the new movement to carry out the teachings of all religions. But don’t use any name, Catholicism or other names, don’t use any names. But you have to prepare a package for people, to get them to form in the Zeitgeist Movement for carrying out two religious teachings, not go to church and sing all day long. DO things! Jesus said: "By thy work you shall know them" So all they talk about has no meaning at all. Especially when Americans say “God bless America” ... you know, who the hell are you to tell God who to bless?! All right, so, the next thing that has to be done is you have to go in the detail. We have to collect sufficient funds from corporations. This is strange ... So I'd like a young couple to go around the different corporations and say ... if you don't say this : "15 Million people in the world now know about the Venus Project." but there are only so many hundreds of thousands that are doing things now. So if you have any vision for improving your country this is what you have to do go around to organizations and say "This is the future trend!" And what of trend is, is to collect sufficient funds to build the first city, here, in this land. The first city will consist of engineers and planners who plan the details of the city. I will give them the details if they make contact with me of how to build the city. What has to be done… You can go to concrete companies, you can go around and ask them to donate steal, whatever we need. Ask them for it! Say “If you want a future, this is the future” otherwise things are going to get worse they are going to go down hill and there’ll be no future. This is what you have to tell businessmen: that The Venus Project does not want to destroy the free enterprise system it wants to lift everybody up so the richest person today will be considered poor in The Venus Project. Because The Venus Project has all kinds of medical research in heart disease, cystic fibrosis, all the diseases. No more digging up nickles and dimes in a Resource-Based Economy. Do we have the resources to do this? We have more than enough resources. For education: Due to the fact that the parents are very slow and parents don’t know how to raise children, they really don’t. They do it on a feeling basis. And if you really want your kids to be highly productive and intelligent, we can't take the children away from their parents, but we could do this: have the parents send their kids to our summer camp and in that summer camp we teach the kids all kinds of new things, including how their parents got to be the way they are. Why they say “don’t you play with that Catholic Girl !” "You’re a Lutheran, you don’t play with that 7th Day Adventist !" You hurt people when you do that, you separate people. So we can't do that in front of the parents, they wont understand that. But while we’re working on the kids, we make soap operas for television. Standard looking soap operas. And the kids say in the soap opera, say it’s a 20 year old girl says: “Daddy, I want to become a social anthropologist.” he says: “What’s that?” Then it shows what it is. So every soap opera will be designed to turn people around so you just don’t watch hell and trends troubles. All you see in soap operas is the same old story with different actors and they always say they’re having an affair. They can't just say they’re having sex. You know what I mean “they’re having an affair” ... I've been to a thousand restrooms and never found a place to rest. Think about it! So the world you live in has a language that was designed hundreds-hundreds of years ago that makes it impossible to talk to each other. So what we have to do is get people together to go to corporations and try to get funding for building a new city They say “What’s the city for?” The city is for sustainability! Have photoelectric cells so the whole city is self contained. Remember this, the electric companies wont like it because if you generate your own power and maintain your own city a lot of people are going to dislike it. So you tell the electric companies if millions of people are out of work they can't afford electric light anyway, so you’re going to have problems ahead. This is why we’re doing it, to develop proof of a sustainable city. Now, naturally, if we build a city and there're certain things that don't work too well we will change them, right then and there because this is how you learn. I think I told some of you, in the past that sincere people believed man can fly, they built small wings and the guy jumped off the Eiffel tower, and he died. And his brother wrote “Make wings larger next time!” That’s how you get experience. Everybody makes mistakes, or nobody makes any mistakes. The first guy that flew with nitroglycerin, nitric acid and glycerin, the building disappeared, so did the guy. His cousin wrote “Never fool with that stuff!” So there is only one way to learn and that’s "no one makes mistakes". They try whatever they know, if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. They invented the word "mistake" which is untrue! Because there is no such a thing as good or bad people. If you were raised by the head hunters, you’d hunt heads. If you were raised as an eskimo and never saw anything else, you’d be an eskimo. If I said to you, you can have anything you want, what do you want? He then says "...a stainless steel pool table." He can't even think of that is, he’s an eskimo. So people, this is a hard thing to say but if you ask people what they want, they really don’t know. They think they want a job to earn enough money to pay for the house and a car. What they want is the house and the car, they don’t want a job! So people don’t really know how to come to the point. What is it that you want? You want to be free to study whatever you want to study in any university without owing 40,000$ when you get out. The better educated all people are, all over the world, the richer the whole world. Every kid deprived of a college education or information is going to hurt you. Every kid shooting up drugs, you're going to pay for later on. So I noticed that a lot of high school kids and college kids hang out in malls, and that's right in the United States. There should be art centers, music centers, cultural centers for kids to go to. Not hanging out in Coca Cola's stands or in restaurants. So we are abusing millions of people that way. And we will take all the soldiers and teach them how to become problem solvers. Send them to school so they can bridge the difference between nations rather than kill. Now, I said before, we don't go to another country to bring democracy, we go because they have oil ! Or they have some resource we need, or cheap labor. And the reason people hate other people is when the Irish came to this country they worked for a half price. So they said "Get rid of the goddamn Irish !" And when the Chinese came to this country they worked for very low ... "Get rid of the goddamn Chinese!" There's nothing that matters with anybody! They come, they want to live! All people need: clean air, clean water, good food and a relevant education. They all need the same thing. But if we've got one country that controls most of the Earth's resources you will always have war, always have territorial disputes until the world joins together. When they join together we go off into space. I'm afraid of any one nation going out in the space, 'cause if that happens you'll see nuclear weapons going around out there. Space will become the next battlefield. People today, I'm talking about the top people that run your country, are too stupid to understand the wonders of technology, what it can do for people. We can solve any problem, proof: you've got a bunch of scientists to make nuclear bombs. We never had nuclear bombs. You get a bunch of scientists, they design aiplanes and bombers. We don't want them doing that! We want them working on safer highways, safer cars that can't hit each other. We want them improving the agricultural yield. This is what has to be done. People asks me "What do you do?" This is what has to be done. You have to go to a lumber yard and say: "Would you donate lumber to the first Venus Project city?" You have to do that with all industry! You have to say: "15 Million People now know about it!" Otherwise they will do nothing! If they say "Gee, our future doesn't look too good." they will move in that direction because in America Chevrolet, General Motors, and the banks fail. So we bail them out with public funds used for better education for kids, feeding the poor, they gave that money to the banks and the banks gave it to their friends. So, you know who really runs the country. They took all these public funds and they give them to the people who created these problem in the first place. All politics all over the world is corrupt! Is there anybody who doesn't understand that? If you got a money system and you own a big factory and you produce more goods than he can and you're producing the same product but if you tell him how you do it, you'll lose the competitive edge. That's called the deliberate withdrawal of effeciency. So if you own patents, a lot of people in the world can't make your thing. So we're raising the world, we're bettering everybody, so every human being is well cared for medically. You don't have to write your congressman for women's rights. Today they tell you "Write your congressman!" Well if he's so dumb you have to write him. Think of modern technology: When you fly in an airplane today, commercial airliner, you don't have to write the pilot, say: "You've been flying at an angle for three hours, straighten up!" He knows his business! The people at washington should understand women's problems, agricultural problems, educational problems. All those jerks up there today, called politicians, know nothing! Don't take my word for it, ask them! Go up and say, "How would you prevent forest fires?" "Uhh, I don't know..." "How would you prevent automobile accidents?" "I don't know..." They don't know anything! I'm trying to tell you that! Don't take my word, ask them! They were great a hundred years ago, when we didn't need information. Today everything is technical, everything you have, your washing machine, your television set, your electic lights, your automobile... Everything is techical. So politicians are not technical. Therefore they cannot supply those needs. But if you got a bunch of engineers together and say, "We would like you to design highways across this nation." No senator, like they asked me, "Could you make a highway go a little bit north for about 20 miles, and then turn?" and I said "Why?" "Because I own a thousand arces up that way. If the highway goes that way, the land value goes up." You understand? You can't be decent in a monetary system. If your bottom line is profit and you hire people and they make 5 bucks and 60 cents an hour, if you give them 10 bucks an hour no one will invest in your company because they want to see the profit margin going up. So we are in a society that makes us cruel, unkind, but we go to church on Sunday and say: "Dear God, do this." or "Do that." or "God bless America" So here we are telling God who to bless, which is an insult to all religions. If you feel God made everything in the universe, he's ultra smart, you don't have to tell him : "Ease the pain please!" He says "Oh gee! Thanks for telling me that!" You see, we made God as dumb as we are! So all religions are crap today, they don't even understand what they read! Or take the Lord's prayer, it says: "Love thine enemy." Well if you love your enemy, how the hell can you go to war?! It says: "Judge not lest ye be judged." "Don't do jury duty!" Because you don't know the conditions that made that person 'choke' to get an expression. You understand what I mean? There was a little guy in New York that worked for the police department and one day he cut his wife's head off and put it in a box. It took years to catch up with that guy and when they caught up with him they killed him with the electric chair. Now here's what the guy had to say: He was very short and the wife that married him, just married him for money, and she called him "Runt, you little nothing!" Continuously for years and he didn't kill her. But if you could see his side of the story, say "Gee, he's a hell of a nice guy! Go through all that shit before he killed her." So you don't know why people do things, leave it alone! Don't judge them, don't condemn them! And don't judge other people or anything, because we don't know what made them that way. Now don't take my word, if you're religious in the bible it says "Judge not, least ye be judged." That means you have no right to judge anyone. And then there are judges and juries, supreme court judge, they're all full of shit is what I'm trying to tell you. They're in violation of everything religious. Now, Jesus chased the money changers out of the temple, now they're all back in there. Every church is a money thing. "We need money for Jesus!" Jesus doesn't need any money! God doesn't need any money. He doesn't need your five bucks. What do you think God is? Well God is an excuse man made to try to understand where all this came from. So I suggest that religious people become honest. You say "Where did all this come from?" I don't know, I really don't. "Did Jesus work miracles? It said so in the book" I don't know, you really don't know though. So to prove that Jesus wasn't very bright, he said: "God knows everything." is what you're taught in church, he made every galaxy, every bug, everything. You don't have to tell him: "God forgive them, for they know not what they do." God says "Gee I didn't know that!" So you make God dumb! Then if you don't follow the true teachings you burn eternally. That sounds more like a pychopath that would burn people eternally. So I'm telling you that religion has gone off on a sick track! Now if you're religious and you want to discuss that later on, I will. But I'm trying to tell you, if you want a better world, you have to get up off your ass and make it better! Otherwise nothing will happen! If you just keep it as a hobby, you don't say anything, don't talk to people... So I'm telling you women and men and children are abused in all societies and I told some of you that I went to the south pacific islands years ago when I was 21 and everybody walked around nude and I never saw a guy look at a girl's body, only the eyes. If you were swimming nude, every since your that big, you don't look at another person's body. There were no peeping toms. If everybody walked around nude nobody's gonna peep in your window and look at you dressing. And there were no fetishes. That means: tit men, leg men, ass men, hair men. Men go for different parts of the body. Because in hollywood, when the girl leans foward, the camera moves in on the clevage line. When she's walking, its on her butt. That's why men get "Hey, get a load of that!" That isn't the way men are! That's the way they're made in this society. So if you feel sorry for men, that's ok. They're made that way, but that isn't the nature of men. In the islands you couldn't give away a magazine on nude women. They'd say "What the hell is that?" You understand? It would have no meaning. So all you people that think "I guess that's human nature." It isn't! All our values, everything we believe in, "Good morning, how are you sir!" in the army, and if you're Irish you say: "A fine Irish lad sittin there." or if you live in Austrailia you say: "How are ya mate!" Because even your language, your facial expressions reflect your culture. If you lived in Germany ten years, and then moved to France and lived there ten years, you'd speak with a German-French accent. Do you understand that? Ok. So whenever people say: "Well I make my own decisions!" You don't make your own decisions! Because the movies, magizines, tell you what kind of furniture you want, what kind of refrigerator to buy, what kind of drink, coca-cola, or whatever the hell it is. So all your decisions are forced by advertising on TV. There will be no advertising in the future, only information on your TV. Then there are so called "good people", who don't want to cut down the forest, because the forest we need, for oxygen, so they walk with signs: "Please don't cut down the forest!" And then there are other people who go to Home Depot and they buy lumber. As long as they buy lumber they'll cut down the forest. So you're walking with signs: "Womens rights" Men don't give a damn about that, that's your problem! So everybody is selfish, interested in their own works. "What's in it for me?" And all countries are that way. US goes to other countries for cheap labor, oil or something they want. They don't go to bring humanity to a country. And a preacher goes to another country to see if he can get more catholics, or more presbyterians to donate more to the church. So the catholic church says "Have as many children as you want, the Lord will provide." And I say to them, "Are you sure the Lord will provide?" - "I know it!" "Then sign here, if he doesn't, YOU will provide!" They never sign. Do you understand? If you really believe in something, back it up. Ok? So the Venus Project to me, will enlighten all people. No matter what you are, Italian, Greek, you all need the same thing: Clean air, clean water, decent home, medical care and a relevant education. A relevant education means no lawyers, no business men, no investment bankers. No one that is parisitic. Parisistic means that does nothing to make the world a better place. When everybody is educated to improve agriculture, language, communication ... That's wonderful! So everybody you meet will be your friend in the future. Today, you meet a person, "I got just the car you're looking for!", "I got just the house you're looking for!" All sales people! Eveybody makes a buck on human misery! If you can't see too well, somebody sells you eye glasses. If you've got a dental infection, some dentist makes fourteen hundred bucks on a root canal. So misery supports a lot of the culture. Our job is to build research labs and give them whatever the hell they need! No more digging up dimes and nickels for heart disease, and cancer. We give the lab whatever the hell they need. And no more money appealing: Going out to Hollywood and trying to get a job as an actress and the producer pinches your ass. And if you let him do that you might get a job in the next picture. If you go to bed with him you'll surely get a job in the next picture. We don't want any of that crap anymore! And you can't make laws that say, "Say No to Drugs", because once you can't make money selling drugs, no one's going to say: "No to drugs" Don't you see? Sometimes, if you're a dishwasher, and you earn minimum wage, and people bring more dishes in than you can imagine everyday, and someone says: "You'll never get out of that. Why don't you sell drugs?" "You could make a thousand bucks a week." And he says, "But I'd be poisoning people!" -"They don't give a shit about you! What do you care about them for?" So what is a criminal to me? A judge, a lawyer, are criminals. They can take words and turn them around. Make you look bad or good depending on how much you pay them. So I can't stand lawyers, judges, politicians. They will all be considered criminal. If you don't understand me: king Solomon had a thousand wives. Today he'd be arrested as a bigamist, but everybody admires king Solomon. And they all admire Jesus Christ but they don't know that Jesus Christ, just before they crucified him, he said, "Father forgive them." He insulted God. Now, then he also said, "Father, why has thou forsaken me?" That means: "Why didn't you do something about this horrible situation?" Nobody seems to understand that! They read their bible and they don't know what the hell they're reading about. They really don't! I've never met a priest that understood religion that was kind and good, and forgiving, and if a guy punched him, he'd turn the other cheek. I've never met a christian. Would you believe that? I heard about them. I've never seen any. I've never been into a church where they personified the teachings of Christ, or Mohammed, or any other church. Now a lot of Arabs believe that the Arabs need ten wives because man is always looking. Well in their world where everybody's covered up, it wouldn't matter if you were walking down the street with your wife. You could be walking with somebody else! So the whole thing is insane. We want to educate people to restore nature. Don't dump toxic materials in the rivers. So you don't have to tell people that, if you have science and technology that maintain the intelligent management of the earths resources. So what I'm saying is: use religion as a "big thing", but get the people to come into The Venus Project because we DO what religion talks about! We don't have any paper proclamations. "Equal rights to all people." That's bullshit! George Washington, the president of the United States, the first president, had three hundred slaves. Did you know that? He'd be a bum and arrested today. So all the people your taught to admire: the rich, the wealthy, and the powerful. You don't even know who improved agriculture for you. His name isn't anywhere. You go into a park today, there are cannons, war tanks, all the wrong things. There should be statues of people that made the world a better place. Do you understand what I'm saying? That's what has to be done. I don't think I have more time. I'd give some more details but do not have the time. Is there any other procedural things you want to get them to do, or not? Organize to do what I said: go to different corporations and tell them: "There are 15 million people that now know about The Venus Project." "Will you make a contribution to The Zeitgeist Movement here?" And get that information out to all the other Zeitgeist people! Don't hope that you can do it alone! They will do it if they fear that their system will not last forever. There is no way you can design a city and say, "This is the best city." It's the best you know of up till now. The kids of the future will design their own cities. So the city I designed is not Utopian. People say, "Well Fresco's a utopian." "He thinks there are final frontiers." He doesn't! Any city I design is the best that I know how, with what I know up till now. But ten years from now the kids will be different. So no one can design the best laptop. You can do the best laptop you know how to do up till now. But ten years from now it will be smaller, lighter, take pictures ..... ..... send them, all kinds of information. So don't ever think that there are final frontiers. There are none. Men will keep inventing and changing, inventing and changing. So the distant future, people may live to be two hundred years old or more. So there's no limit to what man can do if you take him off destructive weapons. That's about it. Thank you!

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Duration: 27 minutes and 48 seconds
Year: 2010
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Posted by: steblizz on Jun 10, 2010

This is the speech of Jacque Fresco to all the chapters present at that moment before the main event. Please feel free to ask for the file at [email protected] so I can make a torrent with a video at the highest HD resolution.

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