(Management, Media, Mentoring, Medical, Marketing)
by Christopher Rudy
In the summer of 1974 I gave a presentation at the beginning of Buckminster
Fuller’s month-long World Game Studies Workshop in Philadelphia.
The thesis was (is) that all problems are, at heart, communication
problems, and the key solution to the “World Game” is therefore the global
communication processes for individual and collective (local/global) win/win.
I explained that - like the first primitive nervous systems of biological
organisms - communities and civilization-at-large are beginning to connect the
“cells” (people) via satellite, CATV networks, public access to portable
video and video production facilities, etc.
I dramatized the history of a simple yet profound model of universal law
that I had developed as a model of Bucky’s Design Science process to serve as
an interactive interface for mass-to-mass telecom.
And I explained how this “cultural DNA” would serve “homeostasis”
(self-regulation) in civilization via “information’s ecology”, the recycling
of general knowledge in the way that “geometrizes specific wisdom”
(Bucky’s core vision) along more enlightened “lines” (crop circles 101)
that frame the most valued cultural values “between the lines”.
results were again two-fold:
Local officials would not let
me have access to the equipment I had been responsible for getting. It was the
same nationwide with access denied community activists who created public
opinion pressures on elected representatives and special interests who had
become comfortable controlling from behind the scenes. The other result was a
complete disregard of the CONTROLLERS for the interactive capabilities as would
make local government, the school board and other community services more
accountable to the public they are entrusted to serve.
What I’ve learned is that the forces of CONTROL resist the public right
to open networks with informed choices that challenges the CONTROL-centric
(For more on the paradigm paralysis of ownership-to-CONTROL at the expense
of freedom-to-LOVE, click here)
(For more on the paradigm paralysis of ownership-to-CONTROL at the expense of freedom-to-LOVE, click here)
THE WHOLE POINT: The
U.S. Government has become a growth industry that is increasingly in collusion
with the most powerful corporate special interests in the world who have a
vested interest in CONTROL for the benefit of a few (shareholders and paid-off
parties) at the expense of the vast majority.
If new technologies are not part of the solution, they’ll compound this
core problem that, “Whenever profits are at stake, the interests of
shareholders comes before that of the public” [Red Lion decision: Henry Ford
vs. the stockholders].
This profits-before-people precedence set by the archetype of the
Industrial Age’s command-and-control paradigm (Ford’s 1st mass
production line that could have lowered the cost of Model T Fords for consumers)
is diametrically opposed to the trending of the Information Age paradigm where
information wants to be FREE and the KEY is customer/community service (3rd
Wave “local”) and public/planetary service (4th Wave “global).
IS NOT JUST THE BIGGEST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OF THE HOUR.
The force of anti-love is on the move. It is the abuse of patriarchal power behind this force of dis-integration in all our social, political and economic institutions:
many Americans believe that the Founding Fathers of the U.S. system of
government were divinely inspired? The
fact is they created the first working model of representative self government
in the world which was definitely a new paradigm in social management.
But after hundreds of years looking at the fruits of that model,
many Americans understand the key reason that the greatest experiment in
self-governance in modern history is failing our core institutions as referenced
above? THE REASON MAY SURPRISE
history was rewritten to fit the Patriarchal Paradigm of
conquest and dominance of indigenous
cultures that had more balance with
Matriarchal values of cooperation, tolerance and compassion.
many Americans know that the Founding Fathers Madison, Franklin and Jefferson
modeled our unique system of government after the Confederation of Iroquois
Tribes that had lived peacefully for thousands of years along the Eastern
seaboard? There was 12 tribes with
the 13th being the spiritual overseers as the Levites were the 13th
priesthood tribe to the 12 tribes of Israel.
Jefferson went to study the ancient language of that tribe, the Montauk
Indians on the end of Staten Island, which he found had the original pharaonic
language of the pharaohs of Egypt. The
Montauk series of books on this by Peter Moon and Robert Preston explains that
there are giant buried pyramids at Montauk Point that a secret government
military installation has occupied since they were discovered.
That base is right on a major energy meridian of the earth that runs down
through the Bermuda Triangle (where there is a giant underwater pyramid) and
through sacred sites and pyramid complexes in Central and South America. The
sacred energy vortexes of “Mother Earth” are part of the Grand Design.
highest value of pre-history cultures (which “modern” history conveniently
erases from historical memory) is cooperation; harmony with nature; connection
with all life. It’s the law of
the circle whereby we are all ONE and everything is connected, no time or space,
etc. This was the Great Binding Law
of the Iroquois Confederacy that governs the Iroquois Nation to this day.
It was the model that our Founding Fathers emulated with the Great
Seal’s “E. Pluribus Unum” – “Out of Many, One”.
But the Founders inadvertently compromised the Great Experiment.
the Iroquois model, James Madison took their idea of internal checks and
balances, elected representatives, separation of judicial and executive branches
and shared these ideas with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.
As early as 1754, Franklin invited 42 members of the Iroquois Confederacy
to attend the Albany Plan of Union when the first try of representative
government was discussed. These
three Founding Fathers integrated these ideas into the Constitution of the
United States of America. They each wrote of this extensively in their papers.
they threw the “balanced” baby out with their old paradigm bathwater.
These men were steeped in the Greek and Roman models of empire and
conquest. The British Empire
followed that model and leaders like Washington emulated it.
In fact, virtually all of the elected representatives at the Continental
Congress were either landed aristocracy, business elite, or prominent navigators
in those circles. While these men
agreed with the idea of clearly defined limits on the power of the central
government that the Iroquois had in place for thousands of years, they had a
lingering affection for the prerogatives of power.
The pride of their paradigm was predicated on the perks of prestige,
profit and power-to-control. And
precluded the values of cooperation and collaboration that were perceived by men
back then as effeminate weakness. Remember,
woman couldn’t even vote in the U.S. America until the 1900’s.
consider that the checks and balances on abuse of power in the Iroquois
Confederacy was held by women! Even
though the elected representatives of the Iroquois was mostly men, they were
elected only by the tribe’s women who also had the sole power to remove them
from office. Women of the Iroquois
Confederacy also had the rule, which persists to this day, that ALL decisions of
importance (such as waging war, changing national boundaries, altering
relationships with other tribes, etc.) must be submitted to the local electorate
by the elected representatives for discussion, debate and decision.
of feminine “matriarchal” checks on masculine “patriarchal” excesses, we
have a system of government where macho-domineering values that love
power-to-control above all are making decisions DAILY without consulting the
electorate. We get to vote for a
surrogate king (President) once every four years while lobbyists are in the ears
of our reps, paying them off 365 days of the year.
The gross defects in this unbalanced system is now clearly beginning to
obscure the gains as parasitic government increasingly devours the host
population which is increasingly fed up with mass mechanization, manipulation
and merchandizing of our lives.
power of love at the heart of true interactive communication in the spirit of
win/win cooperation is the highest value of civility and civilization.
All studies have shown that healthy people are more motivated by true
love than by money, sex, power or any other incentive.
But to sick, imbalanced people with paradigm paralysis or power-mad
addiction affliction… that just doesn’t “make sense”.
They don’t “get it”. And
when so out of touch with spiritual reality, they may even see the power of love
as the ultimate threat to their love of power; "The light shineth in
the darkness but the darkness comprehendeth it not."
The core value of our culture is not win/win
cooperation-in-love but win/lose power to beat someone.
by anthropologists and biologists have found that all species and nations that
became extinct did so because of overspecialization and underadaptability to
imbalances within their environment. Have
the imbalance of male power in our own system of government created the best
enemies that money can buy worldwide, fueling the arms race with horrendous
nuclear and biological weapons that are poised and ready under hair-trigger
History of the power elite in America shows that the same Wall Street oligarchies that funded both sides of World Wars I and II have been aggressively building up Russia and China for World War III the last decade. Is this much prophesied war the “3rd great peril” to come upon the United States as foreseen by George Washington in a vision at Valley Forge, and published in the Congressional Record? [www.heartcom.org/3rdperil.htm] Many signs indicate this may well be the case if, by default, enough good people do nothing.