R. Buckminster Fuller
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Here is god's purpose-
for god, to me, it seems,
is a verb
not a noun,
proper or improper.
R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), U.S. architect, engineer. Untitled poem (published in No More Secondhand God, 1963).
From man's first self made shelter to the Taj Mahal, the Dome is represented frequently throughout the history of civilization. Observatories, bathhouses, theaters, and temples are traditionally crowned with the magical shape of a Dome. In modern times Domes have been largely popularized by R. Buckminster Fuller. Using sacred geometry Bucky created geodesic designs that have been used in major architectural works worldwide.
Both visually appealing and structurally superior , the geodesic Dome has been known to be the only thing standing after hurricane winds, and even a direct blast of the Atomic bomb at Hiroshima. Throughout time the Dome has been an important architectural form, and many great minds have envisioned Domes playing an important role in our future. But no matter which period of time we consider, the Dome is usually associated with shelter, simplicity, stability, and an overall sense of well being.
It is now believed that the Earth also has its own energy centers, much like the human body has chakras and acupuncture points. Like the growing fawn or the balloon subjected to a higher frequency,when the Earth periodically moves into a higher energy state, so the overall planetary energy patterns shift into newcrystallike forms. This is a global phenomenon which appears to have been going on for a very long period of time.
Bucky Fuller says in his book _Critical Path_ that he would not promote, or ask anybody else to promote, his ideas. He theorized that no amount of marketing or policy changing would cause people to adopt an idea or a product even when experimental results showed that the idea or product was"good" in terms of making humanity's relationship with the planetary environment more healthy.
Bucky said that an idea or product could only gain acceptance through a "natural occurrence" of people recognizing the value of it and wanting to buy it or use it on that basis. This is why most political revolutions fail. People will accept an idea if it is an idea which nature (read: consciousness) wants us to accept. By working for the health and wholeness of humanity's existence on the planet, and therefore by extension for the health of the planet as a while, and if this idea fits with the "bigpicture" of consciousness, does an idea start to gain acceptance, as with the 100th Monkey principle.
"Never before in all history have the inequities and the momentums of unthinking money-power been more glaringly evident to so vastly large a number of now literate, competent, and constructively thinkingall-around-the-world humans.
There's a soon-to-occur critical-mass moment when the intuition of the responsibly inspired majority of humanity, in contradistinction to the angered Luddites and avenging Robin Hoods, faced with comprehensive functional discontinuity of nationally contained tecno-economicsystems, will call for and accomplish a world-around reorientation of ourplanetary affairs."
-- R. Buckminster Fuller, _Grunch of Giants_, p.
The outstanding example of
the negative self-fulfilling prophecy in our century is Joseph Stalin,
who alway sbelieved himself surrounded by enemies. His own party,
he suspected, was permeated by deviationists who hated him. He steadily
increased the size and powers of the secret police, and each chief of the
secret police, in turn, was executed as one of the plotters against him.
They all signed confessions bfore they died; Stalin insisted on that.
He wanted it in black and white, proof that his suspicions were justified.
Eventually, it appears, his closes associates conspired to poison him.
In contrast, there is the case of R. Buckminster Fuller, who stood one
day in 1928 on the shore of Lake Michigan contemplating suicide.
He was despairing because of his daughter's death by polio and his own
lack of financial success as a construction engineer. But, in a moment
insight, Fuller decided to gamble that the universe had some use for him.
Today, he is not only one of the most influential scientists in the world,
the inventor of a new system of mathematics and a universally respected
philosopher and poet, he is also a multimillionaire. He is one of
the most radiantly optimistic men on this planet, as everybody who has
ever heard him lecture will appreciate. Now, let's not confuse self-fulfilling
prophecy with the puerilities of positive thinking or other Pollyanna philosophies
that ignore reality totally in favor of a cocoon of self-delusion.
Bucky Fuller, for instance, has had his share of hard times since his act
of faith in 1928. His dymaxion automobile cracked up on a trial run
and was never mass-manufactured. His most important scientific ideas
were ignored for nearly two decades during which he was dismissed as a
brilliant crank. He has experienced the usual human bereavements.
Nevertheless, he transcended all such setbacks by believing that he could
do something good in this universe.
- Robert Anton Wilson - _The Illuminati Papers_
- R. Buckminster Fuller
Cage: "I began the Diary optimistically in 1965 to celebrate the work
of R. Buckmister Fuller, his concern for human needs and world resources,
his comprehensive scientific designs for making life on earth an unequivocal
success, his insistence that problem solving be continuously regenerative."
From: yale-com!carey (yale-com!carey)
Subject: Re: Louie Louie
Date: 1982-11-15 05:01:45 PST
I don't know the original (dirty) lyrics to Louie Louie, but I remember one verse as performed by Richard Meltzer's group Vom a couple years back:
My girl licks those postage stamps
Rides her bike up and down the ramps
She's fond of knitting when she gets home
Buckminster Fuller's gonna buy her a dome