RobbinR on March 04, 2016, 03:21:01 pm

A video interview with Jacque Fresco and Peter Joseph.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=retxWac-6Z8

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customdesigned on March 04, 2016, 06:14:14 pm
If his grasp of economics is anything like his grasp of Christianity - no wonder the Venus worlds are in trouble.


A video interview with Jacque Fresco and Peter Joseph.


Tucci78 on March 07, 2016, 05:17:16 am
If his grasp of economics is anything like his grasp of Christianity - no wonder the Venus worlds are in trouble.

Yep.  Considering politicians en classe, I'd say we've got the "snakes walked upright" business working pretty solidly right now.
"I is a great believer in peaceful settlements," Jik-jik assured him. "Ain't nobody as peaceful as a dead trouble-maker."
-- Keith Laumer, Retief's War (1966)

emb021 on March 07, 2016, 02:50:03 pm
well, I read the wikipedia article on Jacques Fresco.

frankly, his life struck me like the lives of other such marxist/anti-cap theorists (for lack of a better term)- at this is alluded to in the criticism area of the article- of a not very successful person who has grand ideas on how to reorder society for the betterment of all.


customdesigned on June 27, 2018, 03:06:30 pm

JanessaVR on July 13, 2018, 12:37:03 am
Venus Project being pushed in real life:

https://www.thevenusproject.com/multimedia/head-of-nothingness/
Just more attempts to "soft sell" Communism.

Unfortunately, there's too many soft-headed kids buying this crap these days.  Ship the lot of them off to Venezuela and let them get a good look up close and personal...
Madness takes its toll - please have exact change.

customdesigned on July 16, 2018, 11:39:12 am
Venus Project being pushed in real life:

https://www.thevenusproject.com/multimedia/head-of-nothingness/
Just more attempts to "soft sell" Communism.

Unfortunately, there's too many soft-headed kids buying this crap these days.  Ship the lot of them off to Venezuela and let them get a good look up close and personal...
But!  But!  That's only because their government isn't run by a *computer*!

Skull the Troll on July 24, 2018, 08:25:26 pm
Venus Project being pushed in real life:

https://www.thevenusproject.com/multimedia/head-of-nothingness/
Just more attempts to "soft sell" Communism.

Unfortunately, there's too many soft-headed kids buying this crap these days.  Ship the lot of them off to Venezuela and let them get a good look up close and personal...

But!  But!  That's only because their government isn't run by a *computer*!

And that its a despotism. There are any number of countries that are far more socialist than Venezuela, but are doing quite well. All of Northern Europe basically.

Scott on July 25, 2018, 01:12:12 pm
Venus Project being pushed in real life:

https://www.thevenusproject.com/multimedia/head-of-nothingness/
Just more attempts to "soft sell" Communism.

Unfortunately, there's too many soft-headed kids buying this crap these days.  Ship the lot of them off to Venezuela and let them get a good look up close and personal...

But!  But!  That's only because their government isn't run by a *computer*!

And that its a despotism. There are any number of countries that are far more socialist than Venezuela, but are doing quite well. All of Northern Europe basically.

The Scandinavian countries are capitalist countries with extensive social-welfare systems. At least, as "socialism" is classically defined. Nowadays, however, most so-called "socialists" have decided capitalism is just fine so long as the capitalists share most of their income and generally do what they're told by the state and its banks. I think of this arrangement more as "kleptocracy" than "socialism."


UncleRice on July 26, 2018, 07:51:00 am
It seems to me that those in charge don't care so much whether you have Socialism or a Cartel Capitalism so long as you are obedient.
Stupid criminals put on a mask and rob people with a gun.
Smart criminals put on a suit, call themselves politicians, and rob people with writ of law.

Skull the Troll on July 26, 2018, 12:19:57 pm
Venus Project being pushed in real life:

https://www.thevenusproject.com/multimedia/head-of-nothingness/
Just more attempts to "soft sell" Communism.

Unfortunately, there's too many soft-headed kids buying this crap these days.  Ship the lot of them off to Venezuela and let them get a good look up close and personal...

But!  But!  That's only because their government isn't run by a *computer*!

And that its a despotism. There are any number of countries that are far more socialist than Venezuela, but are doing quite well. All of Northern Europe basically.

The Scandinavian countries are capitalist countries with extensive social-welfare systems. At least, as "socialism" is classically defined. Nowadays, however, most so-called "socialists" have decided capitalism is just fine so long as the capitalists share most of their income and generally do what they're told by the state and its banks. I think of this arrangement more as "kleptocracy" than "socialism."

They directly socialize many industries though, TV, Gas and other fossil fuels, Secondary Education, Health Care, etc.