Monday, September 12, 2016


This statement by Winona Laduke throws light on our whole range of global problems. 

"It's Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels."

As they say, at closing time in the British pubs, "HURRY UP PLEASE IT'S TIME." T.S. Eliot picked up the line for The Waste Land. It's now closing time on Spaceship Earth. Do we drink up and move on? Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we... what? What is to be done? This is the heart of the issue. Where does the USA want to make an investment? Where do the people want to make an investment? Do they share the same goals? 

35 years ago, with the publication of CRITICAL PATH in 1981, Bucky warned that it was time to move on from fossil fuels. He warned us about Wall Street lawyers. He gave a shout on the massive transfers of wealth upward and outward. 

With the reunification of the Sioux nation we are seeing individual integrity at work. Bucky might say, they are operating like "the crew of a ship when the ships in danger. Spaceship Earth's in danger. Find out what needs to be done." 

Bucky was a profound theorist on democracy, believing that there is no group integrity, without individual integrity. Native tribes are showing us the way across the river and over the mountain range of corporate indifference. We must activate our own initiative to solve the world's biggest problems. 

From the Dakotas the battle cry is stated simply... "Water is life." Bucky, as a former US Naval engineer, would completely agree. We live on an ocean world. His Dymaxion Map teaches that all the continents are one island surrounded by ocean. The moral: "It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It couldn't be done before--- this taking care of everybody. Only a few years ago the technology of doing more and more with less and less reached the point where it could be done." 

For Bucky, our problems demand a comprehensive design strategy rooted in individual initiative and integrity. Bucky's design target was simply stated, "Make the world work for all of humanity." Start with Universe, and then, work your way down to your specific locality within Universe. He also said, "We have a choice... Utopia or Oblivion. But don't let up. Don't let up or we won't make it. Keep at your integrity more than ever in all your life before, and we will make it."