By Taryn Yudaken
For many of us today, the world is becoming increasingly unaffordable. With a crumbling economy, an endless war, and a collective ignorance about today varmints, the most powerful country in the world has become the most indebted and wasteful country in the world. There is global poverty-preventable hunger and disease, and a worldwide state of fear. Our lives are essentially controlled by money, and we care more about profit then we care about people. Now imagine a world with no money. No group of elitists running the show, no corrupt media to brainwash the crowds, no big industries preventing people from being taken care of. A world where you would never have to worry about affording healthcare, groceries, gas, or bills. A world where goods and services work together to help better human existence, not profit off of it. Imagine a moneyless world, a planet of people all peacefully benefiting from one another. It sounds too to even comprehend, or to not roll your eyes at. However…
One of the most significant movements the world may ever see is developing right now. It is a project that has the ability to alter every aspect of our existence; an organization with enormous potential to eliminate almost everything negative in our world. It’s a technological revolution that the media-sponsoring institutions do not want anyone to know about. Ideally, it would calls the human mind and consciousness to evolve. It’s called The Venus Project, and it could change our lives.
The Venus Project, based in Venus, Florida, proposes a society with a resource-based economy. Instead of painfully crawling towards unobtainable change, The Venus Project requires rebuilding our world so that we can actually achieve that’s change. The idealistic society that we collectively assume is impossible, actually is possible. The change is possible through the use of technology, and the fact that the Earth has enough natural resources to sustain every single human in the world. Current technology and resources that are only hidden because they would abolish the need for a monetary system. Capitalism keeps the rich power holders in control. They don’t want the world to know that we actually have the capabilities to live a life that revolves around the quality of life, instead of the competition for profit.
Jacque Fresco, director and founder of The Venus Project, states: “All limitations imposed upon us by our present-day monetary system could be surpassed by adopting a global consensus for a worldwide resource-based economy. We could easily produce all of the necessities of life and provide a high standard of living for all.”
Some people might accuse The Venus Project of being rooted in communist ideals, But in there are very clear differences in these two societal ideas.”Communism has money, banks, armies, police, prisons, social stratification and is managed by appointed leaders”, says Roxanne Meadows, Fresco’s partner. “Police, prisons and the military would no longer be necessary when goods, services, healthcare, and education are available to all people.”
I believe that a resource-based economy would be the answer to most of our planet’s problems. It is intelligent and high-functioning in its evolution. The path our society is on has left uncountable damage on the earth and its people. Wars, social classes, money, pollution and big industries are all different kinds of factors that have played their part in leaving behind a human legacy of filth, corruption in casualties across the globe. Well, hopefully leaving behind.
I realize (along with others) that it would be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, for The Venus Project society to become a reality anytime soon. Its not a lack of resources that would make it hard (it’s been scientifically proven that wind, solar, geothermal, tidal and wave energy are all abundant enough to power the world, with hundreds of thousands of years to spare for future need). No, the problem lies in convincing everyone that this is the best possible option if we all want to live well; equally. The world will not easily be convinced, because collectively, the monetary system has been so deeply integrated into almost every individual on this planet. Our senses are constantly flooded with so much mass media influences that it is entirely possible that many people go through life without ever having an original thought; without ever questioning the authorities; without ever wondering why we are all slaves, and who we are really slaves two; without stopping to think that maybe, just maybe, there is a better away of life, a free way of life. There could be a life for everyone that is not wasted away at some boring and unnecessary cubicle office-job; a life that uses resources to completely erase poverty; a life that encourages human growth and development instead of business growth and development; a life in a society that cares about you because you care about it.
The Venus Project is brilliant, but it is concealed by mainstream media (which is where most people get new information from). Their are two excellent movies created by Zeitgeist—a completely nonprofit organization created to enlighten our uninformed society. Discover their breakthroughs at www.zeitgeistmovie.com.
These two movies are very insightful, and I highly recommend watching them. If you have any desire to learn more about the world you live in, these films should be incredibly helpful. As for The Venus Project, it is a revolution worth examining.