Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.

— Jacque Fresco

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Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon.

Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur.

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When education and resources are available to all without a price tag, there will be no limit to the human potential.

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No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred;

these are all learned behavior patterns.

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If you love someone and they want to leave, you help them pack. That's love

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We must stop constantly fighting for human rights and equal justice in an unjust system, and start building a society where equal rights are an integral part of the design.

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We are not taught to be thinkers, but reflectors of our culture.

Let's teach our children to be thinkers.

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It’s your own expectations that hurt you.

Not the world you live in. Whatever happens in the world is real. What you think should happen is unreal. So people are hurt by their expectations. You know , you’re not disappointed by the world, you are disappointed by your own projections.

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If you make people uniform, you can control them.

If you teach people to read, and think, and question things, you lose control. So, the best idea is to separate people if you wish to maintain a monetary system. It's called divide and conquer. By dividing people, they're not a threat, you can control them.

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The question is not whether there is intelligent life out there, the question is, whether there is intelligent life down here. As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.

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We don't know how to live together on Earth, how the hell are we going to live together on Mars?

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Take off all the masks, manners, fancy clothes, all the devices you use, and be the most honest person you can be with yourself. Then, whatever love you get then is real. All the false approaches, like trying to be a player, only bring false results.

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We live in a world where our social system is old, our language is old, the way we acquire goods and services is outdated, our cities are detrimental to our health, chaotic and a tremendous waste of resource, and most of all our politics and values no longer serve us.

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About Jacque Fresco

Quotes 178 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Inventor
Birthday October 16

So your having trouble with your partner.

Well ask yourself, if you were in a relationship with a replica of yourself how long would it last?

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Opinions are very dangerous, because they aren't based on scientific studies.

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We talk about civilization as though it's a static state.

There are no civilized people yet, it's a process that's constantly going on... As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.

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There are no negro problems, or Polish problems, or Jewish problems, or Greek problems, or women's problems, there are HUMAN PROBLEMS”.

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We have more than enough to take care of everybody on earth at this time.

If we have a shortage of anything, it's very easy for science to make a substitute material. There's no shortage of anything except brains in Washington.

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If you had a free society you couldn't get people to go to war, if you had an intelligent type of upbringing in ones children. They would say; There must be many other ways of solving problems other then killing people.

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So, "normal" is really what society dictates as normal and if we're born in that world, we would see that as normal. But if you think about it for a second, is it really?

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I have no notions of a perfect society, I don’t know what that means.

I know we can do much better than what we’ve got, I’m no utopian, I’m not a humanist that would like to see everybody living in warmth and harmony: I know that if we don’t live that way, we’ll kill each other and destroy the Earth.

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We will never know what anyone is really like, until everyone has economic security and doesn't have to answer to anyone else.

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War, poverty, corruption, hunger, misery, human suffering will not change in a monetary system. That is, there will be very little significant change. It’s going to take the redesign of our culture and values.

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You cannot approach people who think differently with reason and logic if they don't know what that means. First, you have to appeal to their values to start with. If you attack them, you lose them.

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Today we have access to highly advanced technologies.

But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt.

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Earth is abundant with plentiful resources.

Our practice of rationing resources through monetary control is no longer relevant and is counter-productive to our survival.

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The only hope for developing a new civilization is to accept responsibility for improving our lives through knowledge, understanding, and a deeper comprehension of humanity’s relationship to natural processes of evolution. Our future is determined by effort we put forth to achieve this transition.

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Working with drug addicts, alcoholics, and so-called juvenile delinquents in New York City convinced me that instead of working with individuals, more effective methods would deal with the societal conditions that create dysfunctional behaviors in the first place.

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Whatever happens in the world is real, what one thinks should have happened is projection. We suffer more from our fictitious illusion and expectations of reality.

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To be human is to care for your fellow human beings and protecting the environment.

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We accept, without sufficient consideration, a system that breeds inefficiencies and actually encourages the creation of shortages.

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The difference between a serial killer and a saint is environment.

That's a very hard thing to accept because that raises a lot of questions

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The Venus Project is neither Utopian nor Orwellian, nor does it reflect the dreams of impractical idealists. Instead, it presents attainable goals requiring only the intelligent application of what we already know. The only limitations are those which we impose upon ourselves.

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When they say all men are created equal, that bothers me.

I told you some are thin, some are heavy, some have better eyesight than others. I don't know what that means. I think they're trying to talk about equal opportunity and I know that doesn't exist. If you don't have the money to go to college, the word 'equal opportunities' mean nothing

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Only when science and technology are used with human concern in a world in which all of the earth's resources are held as the common heritage of all of the earth's people can we truly say that there is intelligent life on Earth.

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You know that you can't go out there and change the world tomorrow morning.

It just takes time, and the realization of that does not produce frustration. What produces frustration, is when you expect the world to join with your cause it's so reasonable. It is not reasonable to unreasonable people.

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The uncreative mind can spot the wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot the wrong questions" The question has never been: Do we have the money? The question has always been: Do we have the resources?

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If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world's people.

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Lack of education turns soldiers into killing machines.

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During the thousands of years of monetary system, most workers have been paid just enough to make it necessary that they return to work, even when higher wages have been possible. How else can the wage-payer keep the workers coming back?

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We must look at alternatives objectively, and not try to fit the future into our present social mould.

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There are no bad people, there are people with insufficient information to make appropriate decisions.

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It's hard in a monetary system to trust people.

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The Venus Project is not about new cities or new architecture. It's about a way of thinking

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It takes a different value system if you wish to change the world.

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If there's a group like Amish people, that want to live their own lifestyle – they don't want to live in our city – they want to live out in the country, with their own projects. We’ll put up the buildings for them, design the buildings for them, design the food production systems for them – if they want us to. But we don’t control them.

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We're not sane enough yet to enter space until we learn to live together in peace on Earth.

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The social designs that are proposed in [The Venus Project] merely provide the opportunity for individuals to develop their fullest potential in whatever endeavor they choose without the fear of loss of individuality or submission to uniformity.

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If your values are not related to the Earth or realistic, you'll believe in things that aren't so, which will hurt you in the long run, and as a species, too.

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Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture.

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