posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:57 AM
I don't think Fresco was suggesting that we would have no free will in such a society or that we would be "made" to do anything we didn't want to
do. We'd likely have a list of options presented to us, based upon our exisiting skills and talents and would maybe sign up to do a few of them in
exchange for getting all the food and basics we need plus our lovely house, clothes, tranport and etc...all for free.
Look at what money has done to this world since recorded history, look what it's done to many people !! Look how it the main driving force for most
people who have to go and work. It's a constant pressure in ones head every day - bills, rent/mortgage, food, clothes, running a vehicle, paying back
debts and loans, going on holidays, and huge numbers of humankind can't afford even the basics in life let alone any extras while others kill
themselves or others over money or the NEED for money to pay this that or the other, relationships and families break down due to financial pressures,
people lose their minds over money problems and so on and on and on...money does more harm than good.
The vision of society he presents brought tears to my eyes to be honest. No system is EVER going to be perfect or please all of the people but THAT
system would unify man in many new ways, it would feed , clothe and house every person on the planet eventually, it would give people back their time
instead of them being chained to a clocking in card for 50 years and it would also respect the environment in every conceivable way. It would solve
many many world problems and free man to focus on what is beyond this world....the stars, the universe....huge leaps and bounds coud be made in
respect of space science and exploration. I could go on and on but won't.
It's a BEAUTIFUL and lofty idea as far as I'm concerned, I would welcome such a world with tears of JOY but if it freaks you out a bit, i wouldn't
worry yourself too much because i just can't see it happening on the mass scale envisioned for a couple of hundred years, by which time we will
hopefully have evolved more so can handle it all better. And sadly, as wonderful as the idea is I just don't know if we WILL embrace it as a species
unless and until a huge shift in global consciousness occurs .
To my mind, beliefs should remain personal and private. You can't have a peaceful, unified world with religious doctrine in the picture, we have seen
what chaos and dissent that creates as there are thousands of variations on what is "the truth", it's INSANE - history is to be learnt from, not
repeated over and over. Religion DIVIDES man, it never has and never will UNIFY man on a global level. People should be left to believe what they want
to believe but not to spread the virus of religion, I'd be TOTALLY up for a global ban on all public displays of religious worship and sales of
religious texts and so forth. Maybe there could just be a few copies in libraries as reference texts but a ban on all printing of further texts and a
ban on forming clique groups of worship that divide people up into little camps who are pitted against one another due to their different beliefs and
We don't need religion to be spiritual creatures and I'd love to be around to see what effects a 100 years of religious suppression would have on
world society....I can already feel the peace and see alot less BLOOD
[edit on 9/10/08 by cosmicpixie]