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Re: Quote of the day

From: hellekin <hellekin@cepheide.org>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 21:49:38 +0000
To: public-xg-federatedsocialweb <public-xg-federatedsocialweb@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1305495491-sup-3711@cepheide.vz.lan>
Excerpts from elf Pavlik's message of Sun May 15 10:11:15 +0000 2011:
> "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. 
> To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." 
> β€” Richard Buckminster Fuller
*** One of my all-time favorite quotes by Bucky Fuller.  One that I keep dancing with, to remind me what I'm standing for.

> β€œto make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage of anyone.”
> making small alteration of changing this quite from 'disadvantage to anyone' to 'violating anyone free will'
*** I wouldn't change it.  "Violating anyone's free will" doesn't prevent the big guys from abusing the system to your disadvantage. As Patrick was commenting yesterday 
(locally), U.S. weapons are made of parts coming from all 50 states.  A handgun costs a lot more to manufacture there than it would if its production was streamlined, but 
then, the public wouldn't finance it.  It's easier to play scaling games and keep the status quo than to face a generic refusal.  The evil ones are smart enough not to come 
to your face and tell you what to do.  Instead, they give you sweets and you embrace them.  I don't care about anyone's free will.  With only free will, you end up on a 
perfusion of crisps and beer watching debilitating TV shows.  We need ethics much more than free will.  Too bad we don't follow the ethics that matches our technology.
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