Buckminster Fuller
The new documentary “Miss Representation” encourages girls and young women to become politically active and suggest that such a shift would be a good thing.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  In fact, women who shun politics represent the leading edge of conscious change because politics are destroying our planet and society.  As Bucky Fuller said  …

        "All politics are not only obsolete, but lethal."

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“Miss Representation” champions the idea that the fact that we have much fewer women in politics is bad.  Bucky Fuller had an entirely different perspective.  His view is that politics are obsolete and actually leading to the extinction of the human species.

Politics and almost all politicians keep wars alive.  They fill their pockets and the pockets of their allies at the expense of the poor and middle class (if that exists at all anymore).  They are advocates of competition rather than the cooperation that will lead to Bucky’s vision of “a world that works for everyone.”

So, is it not a good thing that by the time they become teenagers most girls have no interest in politics or becoming President of the United States?  Doesn’t that prove that women are much smarter than men?

Why would anyone want to participate in or support a system that is destroying our planet, killing tens of thousands of people every day and keeping most people from their birthright of living an abundant life?  Women who are wise and conscious do not become involved in politics.  Perhaps they have an intuitive sense of not wanting to support such a corrupt system.  That’s what the “Occupy” movement is all about.  As Bucky says so often …

        “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.   To             change something, build a new model that makes the existing             model obsolete.”

Building that new model of reality requires integrity on the part of each individual, both male and female.  We each have to look within to see find our personal integrity and follow that heartfelt longing.  No doubt, the truly great women (and men) recognize that the system is broken beyond repair, that “the emperor has no clothes,” that the United States and most countries are financially bankrupt as politicians continue to opt for devoting our precious resources to weaponry rather than livingry.

As Bucky frequently reminds us …

        "If humanity does not opt for integrity we are completely                     through.  It is absolutely touch and go.  Each of us could make             the difference."

It’s up to each of us and encouraging our girls and young women (or boys and young men) to become involved in and supporting a corrupt and bankrupt system we label politics will only add fuel to a fire that is destroying our tiny, fragile Spaceship Earth.

May we all remain true to the genuine heartfelt integrity that guides us on a path of happiness and success for all.

Here's a great idea.  Convince more girls and young women to become involved in the obsolete, lethal, corrupt political system.

10/14/2011

I directly addressed the issue of Bucky's politics in my essay <a href="http://blog.cjfearnley.com/2011/06/02/society-and-our-technology-built-world/">Society and our Technology Built World</a>. I think Bucky was a bit disingenuous about politics. Politics is an inevitable consequence of human group structures. But Bucky's metaphorical point is crystal clear and still true: focus on achieving objectives in support of shared values to make the world work for 100% of humanity, do not get side-tracked by the gamesmanship of group dynamics!

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