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I want to thank all of you
for coming
and doing the work you're doing to inform other people.
I'm gonna say a lot of things that may bother some of you.
But please be patient.
I'm not your enemy.
I'm gonna tell you things that...
about you society you may or may not know.
I want to say first
that the language we speak
was designed hundreds of years ago.
And it's almost impossible
to talk to one another.
Although we think we talk to one another,
we really repeat in language
that's highly insufficient.
Whatever you say to other people, it goes in their heads
and comes out to fit their society.
You don't always communicate with people.
So the problem is -
can we develop a language
that has
consistent meaning?
Well, if you still don't understand me -
sometimes I might say "Have a nice weekend."
Why don't we say "Have a nice life"?
Why just a weekend?
Our language, again, is old.
Is it possible to devise a language
that's not subject to interpretation?
When you read the bible,
(if you do)
it says "Jesus meant this" (somebody says that).
"Oh, no. He meant that."
The third people says "You're both wrong. This is what he really meant."
So you have the Lutheran,
the seven days Adventist, the Catholic,
because it's subject
to interpretation.
The language of chemistry, mathematics,
science,
engineering
is not subject to interpretation.
When a chemist writes a formula,
no matter what country it goes to, they interpret it the same way.
I'm trying to tell you, it's possible
to develop a language
that's not subject to interpretation.
So, we really talk at each other,
rather than to one another.
That's a major problem, that's why lawyers exist.
They can take language,
mold it, reshape it.
But you can't do that.
Those of you who do want to know how to communicate,
there are books
such as "Science and sanity"
by Alfred Korzybski,
"Language in Thought and Action" by [Samuel Ichiye] Hayakawa,
"The Tyranny of Words"
by Stuart Chase.
You don't even know this, but the words you use
have no communication value.
Take junior grade school for example.
When a teacher says to a child "That's wrong"
that doesn't tell the child anything. Think about that.
"That's wrong". What does that tell you?
Nothing in particular.
And the teacher says "That's not what I told you". That doesn't tell the child anything.
So the most of our language is empty.
And there's another bullshit word. And that's "love".
Don't get mad at me. Hear me out.
Now, most of us don't like everything we've done in life.
I'm sure we don't.
We've made mistakes. We've made false judgements.
So, sometimes you like yourself.
Sometimes a little bit. Sometimes not at all.
So, love is a fluctuating thing.
Even if you marry somebody and love them,
you'll find sometimes you love them very much,
sometimes little less,
sometimes "How did I ever get in this situation?"
So, love is a fluctuating thing, not a fixed thing.
That's why we don't understand what's happening.
Sometimes a guy is conditioned by society
to like a girl of a particular configuration.
But he marries a girl of a different configuration. And he is always looking
at different configurations.
And you think "What the hell is the matter with this guy?"
Nothing is the matter with him. He was brought up that way.
There are not good or bad people.
There are no creative people or lazy people. All that is bullshit put out
by your country.
Now I gonna tell you a little bit about it.
If you were raised by the headhunters of the Amazon.
You'd be a headhunter.
And If I've said to you "Doesn't it bother you to have five shrunken heads?"
He'll say "Yes, my brother have twenty."
So... Is he nuts? No. That's normal to his culture.
If you were brought up in ancient Rome, assuming you were Christian.
The Romes believed in many different gods.
And you come up with one god, you must be nuts.
So they put you in an arena with a lot of hungry lions.
And they starve the lions for week to put on the good show.
Then they take the clothes off the Christians.
So the lions can tear on them easy.
The whole family would come Saturday and Sunday
to see Christians fed to lions.
.
And the kids would say "Daddy, can I come next week to see Christians fed to lions."
Dad says - "If you behave yourself."
Now... Are this people nuts? No. That's normal to that culture.
Just as we go to prize fights
and watch men punch the heads of other men.
All the things we do are stupid and far beyond civilization.
We are not civilized yet.
That's why you have prisons,
police, war
and all the problems you have. Unnecessary human suffering.
Because people don't understand yet.
There are schools to not educate people. They teach you to become a cog in a wheel
as Roxanne pointed out.
They teach them to become a carpenter,
an engineer, an architect.
All these are false fields.
They have to teach you
how to become a generalist.
How to understand the history of civilization
which is lacking in all our universities.
They will be shut down in the future
and people will be brought up to become generalists.
So they understand human behavior, they understand what makes a person,
what gives a person drive.
So all of us are brought up to believe there are different kinds of people,
which is a lie.
That the Japanese mind can't grasp technology.
That the Chinese can't understand certain things. And always get a dumb Polak
to clean out your cellar.
And a damn Italians are waps. They brought
the mafia to this country.
And all that hatred comes from
cheap labor. As rule when the first Irish came to this country.
They worked for the one half the amount Americans worked for.
"So let's get rid
of those damn Irishmen.
They are no good." They took their jobs away. That's why we've got mad at them.
And during the depression
if a factory put up a sign "Help wanted"
everybody lined up to get a job, hundreds of people.
And normal Americans - normal means fucked up -
normal Americans
would say "Let's get the god damn waps out of the line". "Let's get the god damn Filipinos out of the line".
Because they threaten our jobs.
That's why they do that. Racial hatred is tolerated
and brought about. But I want to tell you this -
If a normal American baby or Greek baby, or French baby
were brought up in Nazi Germany.
And all they see is "Heil Hilter! Deutschland über alles!" (Germany above all)
They become Nazis.
If you brought up in America - you become "Yes, sir. I'm an American and I proud of it."
Most Americans don't know
that George Washington, the first president,
had three hundred slaves.
Today he'd be arrested
as a nut.
And the most of the people... Harry Truman,
president Truman
was a hat salesman,
real jackass
in presidential position.
Now, who are these people in government? What is a politician?
I don't want you to take my word. I want you to walk over
to any politician you know
Or do not know. And ask them
"How can you grow food faster without exhausting the soil? and feed the hungry?"
"- I don't know."
"How can you make automobiles that don't hit in each other?"
"- I don't know."
"How can you make highways safer?" - "I don't know."
They don't know anything. Don't take my word for it. Ask them.
They really don't know a damn thing.
And I mean politicians all over the world.
All countries,
all are basically corrupt.
If you don't understand what I'm saying
Where do you think America got America from?
You think the Indians - "Come on over and enjoy yourself, take all the land you want."
No, we kill thousands of Indians.
We starved 50 million buffalo
to make it tough for the Indians.
And the Indians have fought back.
They really tried to take
some land back.
But the government decided that they want to get rid of those aggressive Indians.
That wouldn't
conform to what we wanted.
So they offered 10 bucks for every Indian you killed.
And the guy walked over and said - "I just killed 10 Indians."
The government says - "How do we know that?
Bring back a piece of the Indian."
So they started scalping.
Americans, not the Indians.
And we brought back 10 scalps to collect 10 bucks
for every Indian you killed.
Americans are no good, French are good, The Greeks are no good.
All nations are corrupt.
They say "The sun never sets on England."
Where do you think England got all that land from?
They took it
by killing thousands of people.
So, If you don't like the guy next door.
If you shoot him
and missed by one inch,
you're not a murderer.
But if your aim is a little better, you're a murderer.
If you hit the guy.
So, today they have guns,
machine guns with the laser beams,
When it's on you and you pull the trigger, bullets come out.
If it's a little off, no bullets come out.
The guns are getting smarter.
Soldiers are getting dumber.
And they are killing machines.
We would train soldiers
to be problem solvers, send them back to school.
How do you bridge
the difference between nations. How do you improve agriculture.
How do we fight hurricanes, heart disease. This is the real problem. Not killing. When you
kill people and bomb cities... Consider the abortionist.
Some people say "Jeez, it's terrible. They commit abortion, they take a life."
If these people were consistently educated,
when you have war you kill pregnant women,
children, everybody. Why don't they fight against war? Why just abortionist?
There is something dreadfully wrong with all our schools.
They have better equipment than ever (the universities).
The best.
And the war is getting worse.
The atom bombs considered nothing today
compared to the cobalt bomb.
They would kill many more people.
Each submarine (I'm talking about America, it's the only country I have information on)
has 300 hundred submarines.
According to the navy
each one
has more destructive power
than all the wars in history.
What can you accomplish with that?
Then they tell you other things.
They tell you things like be good, be kind.
How can you be kind or good? Suppose I have a factory
and I turn out things
ten times faster than your factory.
Same product.
If I share that with you, I'll lose the competitive edge.
If I have patents,
I deprive people all over the world from making things that make life better.
So how can you be decent?
So you go to church on Sunday and what do you do there?
You look at the clothes of other people.
Everybody dressed
to outpace the other person.
And so when they go to church, what do they do mostly - bother god.
"We need a new car. My wife needs a car. I'd like a home in the country.
And I like this, I like that."
And they say that god knows everything.
That's what they teach you in church.
God knows everything. He made every planet, every galaxy.
So when I went to church, I insulted
the minister by saying: "If god knows everything,
why did Jesus insult God?"
He said - "I don't remember Jesus insulting God".
Well, they crucified Jesus.
Just before they crucified him,
he looked up and said "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."
And God said "Jeez, I didn't know that. Thanks."
You know, if he knows everything what is Jesus talking to him about?
What are you talking to him about? (if he knows everything)
"Aunt Manny is sick and she is suffering. Please ease the pain."
"Well, I didn't know about that Aunt Manny. O.k."
So, you see,
man makes God in his own image - Some jerk that get angry and says
"Noah, build yourself an ark.
I'm gonna
flood the whole area. I don't like the products I turned out."
He want to kill everybody.
So, Noah
is to build an ark.
If he took two kinds of every animal,
the ark would be about a mile long.
Who cleans the shit out of that boat?
The story is so ridiculous,
it not even sensible.
So when I... I read the bible instead of the comic strips.
Because there is nothing in it that makes sense.
God sits on the throne.
He makes a men and a women, puts them in a beautiful garden.
And then he has a snake,
that walks upright.
According to the bible, not me.
And the snake says "Eat of the fruit of knowledge"
And Eve did that.
And he kicked them both out and slammed at the gates shut.
All loving, all kind God.
The contradictions are so thick in the bible.
It's amazing that everybody doesn't see it.
Now, in the bible (if you're religious) it says "Thou shalt not kill".
It doesn't say "You can kill Wednesdays and Thursdays".
It says "Thou shalt not kill".
Than it says
"Love thy enemy". Meaning if a man strikes you, turn the other cheek.
And what happens in times of war?
What's the matter with these Christians?
Larry Kind once said
"What do you think of Christianity, Fresco?"
"This is a great idea, when are they putting it into practice?"
Frankly, I've never met a Christian.
That forgives
people.
That loves the enemy.
That turns the other cheek.
That has no locks on the door,
When a hungry person knocks, they bring them in and say
"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."
I never met a Christian.
Never found one everywhere I've traveled.
So, the point is,
all of us need security.
All people, all over the world need clean air,
clean water,
arable land
and a relevant education.
What is relevant education means?
to study agriculture,
nature, how we relate to nature,
how we relate to one another.
To give us the tools
to live in accordance with what we want.
Not what they want you to be.
They want you to be patriotic. That meant they want to control you.
Patriotism
(Einstein said) is a disease.
But he couldn't say that publicly.
When he came to this country,
he was a socialist (to America).
And they said "Don't talk socialism. They will ship your ass
back to Germany."
So he wouldn't talk about it.
Einstein... I once asked him whether he felt that
uh... social designed with the
social design would be prevalent for all people, useful.
He said, he was a socialist. He really didn't know the anatomy
of social design.
He said "You are interested in mathematics?"
I said "Yes, as a tool".
But he didn't really know the process of social design.
I asked communists "How will you prevent
corruption in the future?"
They said "Well, when that time comes," (This is at the Great Depression)
"That time comes, we'll work on it."
I asked them "How will house millions of people?"
"Well, ah, when that time comes, we'll work on that."
I said "Let's start a technical branch
of the communist party or the socialist party
or any party
to make live
secure for all people. So no one can become corrupt."
They said "You are deviating from the teachings of Marx. You'll have to leave."
I wasn't trying to deviate or disrupt communists.
I was trying to give them methods of solving problems.
So I joined (at that time, during the Depression),
I joined Technocracy.
Because they talked about using science in government.
But there were no black in the organisation.
And I said "How come there's no blacks?"
They said "Well, let them start their own section."
I said "What about orientals?"
They said "The oriental mind can't grasp technology."
Of course, as you know today,
they lead the world in robotics.
So, all our thoughts about different kinds of people are lies.
They are not real.
We have to understand that all people tend to love their kids.
All people want their kids to be better educated.
All people want to know about nutrition.
So, let's say the drug companies were really sincere.
And they found out that celery juice
lowers blood pressure.
You can't make any money selling celery juice, 'cause...
But you can get two bucks for every pill you sell.
So, there was a book written many years ago.
I also like to know how many people ever heard of it.
"A Hundred
Million Guinea Pigs."
How many of you have heard of that book?
It should have been in every library. It's not.
What did "A Hundred Million Guinea Pigs" talk about?
The lies put out by the drug companies.
And the people of America (it was a bestseller by the way in America,
years ago)
And they demanded that the government put in a Food and Drug
Administration
to check the claims
of the drug companies.
And they did. They got that in.
Now it's run by people of the drug companies.
Everything becomes corrupt.
Everything we touch.
So Oppenheimer
went to visit Harry Truman (president Harry Truman).
and said "Now that we have an atom bomb.
Why don't you demonstrate it about 30 miles out at sea?
So that Japanese can see it.
So you won't have to drop it over Japan.
Give them a change to surrender."
Harry Truman said "Get out of my office.
I never want to see you guys again."
And they dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima, Nagasaki.
Because he was a jackass.
Most presidents are very stupid people.
They know nothing about ecology,
evolution of the society.
(Well, I have ever...) No politician has ever increased the agricultural yield,
made automobiles safer, airplanes safer. What the hell they're doing there?
How did they get the job?
There is something dreadfully wrong with education.
The people in Washington...
I can only talk about them. I believe all countries are similar.
The people in Washington should know more about human behavior,
the latest technologies.
They tell you - "If you want freedom, write your congressman."
Why do you have to write them?
He should know
all those things.
When you fly on an airplane, you don't have to write the pilot.
Say, you've been flying at an angle for a half an hour. Straighten up.
They know their business.
The same for government. They should know everything about modern technology,
human behavior.
When you put a man in prison.
Say he stole a watch that costs
150 dollars.
And that's the fourth time he committed that crime.
So you put him in jail
for seven years.
That's a hell of a lot of watches you can give him.
Figure the costs of that.
Feeding him, medical care for seven years.
Let him have the watch.
It's much cheaper to give people the thing they need
than to kill them.
It's much cheaper. Think of man in jail for life.
Do you know how much that costs?
They worried about the fact that he tried to rob the jewelry store
of may be three or four hundred dollars.
It's always cheaper to feed people.
And when they go to jail, I can assure you,
they don't come out any better.
They call them correctional institute. They don't even know
how to correct people.
They are not people trained in that area.
Then you have a bunch of people they call psychologist.
I hope there is none here today.
And psychiatrist
that adjust you to this
fucked up culture.
How can you adjust people to this culture
if you're sane?
Do you understand what I mean?
So even psychologist
and psychiatrist
are part of the culture.
So is religion.
"Jesus needs money". Jesus doesn't need anything.
God doesn't need anything.
They also try to tell you that God so loved with the world,
that he gave his only begotten son.
According to the bible, it says
they crucified Christ,
he arose
and ascended into heaven.
Where is the sacrifice?
Think about it.
So, we don't think about what we've read. We just read
and we just yack.
And so, when we asked to vote for somebody, we vote for somebody
that fits the patters we've been brought up to accept.
Now during the question period please
don't be polite.
If I say anything you don't understand, say "I don't get it."
And If I fail to answer your question, say "You didn't answer my question."
Don't be polite.
So at the question period
we will examine some of the idea
and I want you to ask all kinds of naughty questions.
Don't accept the thing I say.
I don't want you to follow me.
I want you to listen to what I say. If it makes sense, do it.
If you like The Venus Project, when you leave here,
if you don't talk to other people about it,
nothing will happen.
So, if you like what we stand for, look, it's not perfect.
It's just a lot better than the society you live in.
And it will continue to get better.
There are no final frontiers. People think
I am a Utopian, I believe that you can make the best of all possible worlds.
I don't.
Even If I design a city that works,
that city will be a straitjacket to the kids of the future.
They will design their own cities.
If you make a statue of me and put it in the city
that holds people back.
In order to move forward you have to look at things, examine it, improve it, move on.
History is very poor.
You don't learn much from it.
If you study history
exclusively,
you won't come up with new ideas.
We want to move on. There is no such thing as utopia. Every city I design
would be the best I know up to now.
And as time goes on you learn more and the city changes.
Nothing can be frozen
and kept that way.
Everything keeps changing.
There are no final frontiers.
That's what the matter with heaven. It's fixed.
Everything is the same way. Consider this - if you went to heaven and you look down
to starving kid in Africa,
war on Earth. Would heaven be a peaceful place for you?
Absolutely not.
There were bands of angels that turned against God.
So he kicked them all out.
They call them fallen angels.
If he don't have a peace up there, how the hell you're going to have it down here?
You have to read your bible. You have to be ruthlessly
honest.
If you not honest, it won't work.
It says in the bible
"Judge not,
lest ye be judged."
That means "don't judge anybody." You don't know enough
about what made him that way.
That also says in the bible
"Therefore
but by the grace of God, go I". That's anybody you see in a wheelchair, blind. All of us,
that can happen to all of us.
They don't know what to do about it.
In 1927 I came up with a little idea,
which I got from bats.
Bats can fly at night and not hit anything.
How do they do it? By sound.
So I made a little gadget that would fit over the person's ear
and generate sound waves.
So you can hear an open door even though you're blind.
You can hear an object in front of you by sound feedback.
So we can build
things in all cities so that blind don't need that white stick
or a dog or anything like that.
In a mean time
we'll work on artificial systems of vision.
I think that human being can solve any problem.
If you don't understand me (I am not upholding Germany this time.
Some people think I do.)
We formed the blockade to prevent the Germans from getting rubber.
But they had enough technicians
So they synthetic rubber, all the rubber from their airplanes
and everything
out of their own chemistry.
So... with technicians
not in charge.
Understand - I don't want to see science in charge of government...
or technicians.
What I want to see
is their assignment to problems such as
agriculture.
When you can grow food twice as fast on the soil,
you exhaust the soil.
So we want to know how to grow food faster without exhausting the soil.
The United States Army dumped 65 tons
of nerve gas
into the ocean off the coast of Miami
near the Golf Stream.
How can you love the country
if the army did that?
They don't know what they are doing.
"We want you to dump nerve gas." - "Yes, sir."
We don't want obedient people anymore.
We want you to understand what's happening.
We don't want to vote for a senator - some other jackass.
They are incompetent. All of them.
I want you to understand
everything that you have today
is your electric lights, your airplanes, your automobiles.
You have nothing to do with them.
You got them just being born in a country that has that technology.
You got it for nothing.
I don't think any of you here worked on the electric light
or radio,
or television, very few people.
You've got all them for nothing. Does it hurt you? Of course not.
They say - "Well, you don't want to give people things for nothing. Do you?"
This kid said that to me at Princeton University.
"Fresco, you want to give people things for nothing."
So I said - "Are you paying your way through college?"
He said - "No, my dad is." - I said - "Does that hurt you?"
This kid said to me he still doesn't believe
anybody ought to get things for nothing.
So I said to him "Well. As I understand your father is wealthy. If he dies,
you want that his money to go to the heart fund
and the cancer fund, but not to you 'cause you don't believe anybody ought to get anything
for nothing."
He said "Just a minute now!"
Everybody wants things for nothing. You've got the earth for nothing. You were born
here.
Beautiful scenery, clouds. You didn't make those things.
Does it hurt you? Of course not.
But if you're born in a polluted world
with smog in the air and automobile pollution,
you say - "I guess that's the way it is". It isn't that way!
It's because the people in charge in government
are totally incompetent.
So what you really want is a world free
of burden, pain, prisons, police, crime.
Can we do that?
The church has been trying to do that for year.
They don't know how.
They have no idea how to do it.
They say "Be kind. Be good". How do you do that?
So I wanted my children
(two of them)
to learn
how to read.
So I never taught them how to read.
I would open a book at night
and I read to them in bed.
I read to them about things kids are interested in.
This happened to be my son.
He was about four years old. I was reading about dinosaurs.
And I said - "When the two dinosaurs met... Aeeh [yawn]"
I said - "That's all for tonight." I close it.
He - "What happened when the dinosaurs met?"
I said - "Look, If you learn to read you can figure it out for yourself."
So I gave him a reason to want to read. Don't just teach them to read.
Teach them a reason for want to learn
mathematics.
Teachers teach you how to read. "The Dickie Dare and his sheep.
On the way he met a cow. "Moo moo", said the cow". What is that crap?
And then they have it in America (I don't know how much you have it here)
The Mickey Mouse Club.
Now, what the hell happens
if you condition kids to join The Mickey Mouse Club.
You make a bunch of Pinheads.
Do you understand? Kids want to know everything. How the airplanes fly.
"Daddy, what make the light go on."
He - "I don't know that."
Daddy usually doesn't know anything. And congressmen know less.
So, I'm saying - Everything that you have is technical.
Think about it.
If we took away technology. If you shut down boulder dam.
Tomorrow
all the food in all the refrigerator
from LA to San Francisco
would fail.
All the food would rot away.
Everything that you have is technology.
If you shut down the power projects, men would have to pull cars and boats.
They did it on the Volga River. They had to pull freighters.
Men (slaves) were whipped to do that.
Slavery
was normal in the old days.
And kings felt that they were put here to rule over people.
People in my position like to think
that they are here to try to make the world a better place. Divine wisdom
guides them.
Look... Divine wisdom doesn't guide anybody.
When Christians were fed to lions, they prayed like hell.
The Jews in concentration camp prayed
and they were burned.
In Salem, Massachusetts,
if a woman spoke up and she didn't quite agree with everything,
she was burned alive as a witch.
Now, here is what you didn't know.
I'm talking about United States.
Women, hundreds of them were burned alive.
Because they thought about things...
just a little different.
But, then what you didn't know is for every witch you found you inherited
their bank account and their land.
So, it's a good job looking for witches in the old days.
The more you can find, the more money you got... and free.
So, here you have a world
that is sicker than shit.
And what I say I mean it, I mean that the world you live in
is consisted of the stupid people
including the military.
The Pentagon and Washington think
that they are there to defend the country.
Whatever a man can think of, some other buddy can think of a way around that.
You can't secure yourself.
You think that you go to an airport, you put your luggage down, they x-ray it
and you're alright.
I can design clothing
that gives off nerve gas.
There are other ways around anything. I personally could think.
I wouldn't do that of course.
I wouldn't work on weapons.
When I was drafted in the army the first thing they've said
"Can you make a bomb, Fresco, that goes sideways instead of up?"
I've said - "I have no idea how to do that."
It says - "cast ye your pearls before swine"
People are not educated yet.
They should not have
weapons of mass destruction.
They don't know how to use it.
They should have technology that enhances all humans’ life.
This is what religion tries to do.
I would say that The Venus Project is the nearest thing to the brotherhood
of humanity.
So I want to try to tell you a little more about people.
If you were raised in the Nazi Germany as a baby.
If you never saw anything else
as the "Heil Hitler".
If you're raised in France
"La Tour Eiffel".
Your facial expression, everything.
If you're raised in the South of America,
you speak with a southern accent.
If I say "Stop speaking with it". You can't.
And you say ??"Well, I'm gon' get me a nigga and I'm gon' kick his ass"??
Is that you speaking?
Or is that picked from your environment?
If you take a normal boy
and bring him up with six
or ten very effeminate women.
Women speak differently than men.
They move their hands a lot.
And facial expression is different. More like I'm moving now.
So, If you were just brought up with...
A boy would move just like a woman.
If you brought up in Italy, you say "Come on, eat! Thes a gooda food."
See, because even that is reflection.
If you brought up in Germany again it's "Deutschland über alles."
If you brought up in
any other country,
you might say you know where the person was brought up
from by the way they speak.
"How are you, Mike?"
You know now that guy comes from Australia.
"How are you, Mike?"
Well, you'd speak that way, your facial expressions would be that way.
And you use words like individuality.
There's no such thing.
Everybody reflects their culture.
If you lived in France ten years,
you moved to Germany, lived there 10 years, you'll speak with the German-French accent.
Not a thing you can do about it.
So we reflect our culture.
All of us.
So when they say "Think for yourself". You can't.
'Cause you think as an American or a Frenchman,
or a German, or a Greek,
or an Italian.
So.. really.. when Germans speak, they speak (when they come to this country)
They speak and say "Well, I give you some idea what happened."
That's the way they speak.
They pick it up. It's a cross between German and English.
I worked for a guy named Ernst Udet,
who was an ace
of World War I. He shot down 71 planes.
Since I worked for him,
I said "How did you shoot down 71 airplanes?"
May be if you shot down 5 or 6, that's possible.
But how can you shoot down 71
airplaines?
He said [German accent] "It's very easy, Fresco." (That's the way he spoke)
He said "I would fly above the squadrons
'und' I looked for a rookie,
a bad pilot, that didn´t know how, and I pick them off"
So, is he a good man?
Is he kind? Is he humane?
Same with Eddie Rickenbacker.
They always fly above the squadron
and look for guys who can't fly too well and picked them off.
That gives you a lot of medals,
a lot of X's on your fuselage.
So when you're brought up,
you're brought up [where] lot of people go to church and say "Thou shall not kill"
So it's hard to get people to enlist in the army.
So they give Japanese or Chinese Americans false teeth.
And they make a movie
by Frank Capra called "Why we fight?"
And it shows these
Japanese kids
raping a woman.
And the enlistment goes up 71 percent.
You have to teach hatred
to have war
to be a working system.
An army man unfortunately
10 year after the war - that's the most exciting thing in their life.
And they always go back and join The American Legion.
And they talk about the days they shot these
god damn slanty eyed bastards.
And the Germans were called Krauts,
not human beings.
So, we shot them too.
So, soldiers are killing machines.
And if you want a world without war,
people have to be educated to understand,
that all people need the same thing - good food,
healthy livings and relevant education.
Not killing.
Because war only produces hatred over the years.
They remember that you killed their kids, their parents.
And they want to get even with you.
And some people say to me (I'm just imitating them)
"Why are these god damn north Koreans building rockets? And why are these
Chinese building big armies?
They are threat to us."
But, again I don't want you to take my word for this.
There's a newspaper in England called "The Telegraph".
"The London Telegraph".
And in this newspaper they ran a headline
(about seven years ago)
"The US intends to bomb seven countries".
Nuclear bomb,
sneak attack
on seven countries.
It names North Korea, China.
All the countries we don't like.
Headlined
in the "Telegraph". You haven't seen that.
So, write for it, don't take my word for it.
When you do that, if China said "We intend to bomb England, France, United States
and other countries",
we were armed to the tooth.
That's why they are all building nuclear weapons.
They are afraid of us,
afraid of America.
I didn't know they ran that, so you say "Why are these god damn Chinese doing that?"
"Why are these god damn Koreans doing that?"
They are doing it 'cause they are scared
of the United States.
And United States,
are their intentions good? They may be, but they are stupid people. Even if they
intended to do that,
they should not have released it.
It was released by the Pentagon.
According to the "Telegraph."
So, there is your reason.
People behave as they've been conditioned,
as they manage news and turn you off from things they think you ought not to hear.
Like the theory of evolution was held back for a long time.
And in all the parks in America (or most of them)
There are canons, war tanks, airplanes.
There should be statues of people
that increase food
that did wonderful changes in medicine. "Wash your hands."
"Retain cleanliness."
They used to cut cadavers
and then they go right on and do child birth
with surgery.
And the women would die of childbirth fever.
That was because they did cutting with cadavers, never washed their hands.
And the doctor that told them to wash their hands was kicked out of the university.
Because he told them to wash their hands.
"How the hell are you
to tell us what to do?"
So, everything new was fought - women's rights,
child labor. There used to be children in factories.
Of course it's a little before your time.
But people marched to get the children out of the factories.
And they had rotten eggs throws at them.
When you fought for women's rights,
the same thing, there were rotten eggs thrown at you.
"What do you mean 'women'? Women only good for two things, you know." So, they had
notions about women.
"You know, women can't learn to be architects and engineers.
Women are just good to produce babies
and cook for the old man."
Well, all this crap is disappearing.
But every inch of the way of progress
was fought. Just remember that.
Nothing comes easy.
People are now producing articles about The Venus Project,
because we're better known now.
They say - "Fresco get his money from the Vatican
or the Rothschild family,
or this banking institute."
I don't have any money. "Fresco has two Mercedes." I don't even have a car.
So, anyway they will spread whatever rumors they have to keep in power.
And that's what you're up against.
Whatever you do anything new
or different. Instead of, people are saying "You know, that's interesting thing.
Let me think about it.", you know.
They get mad at you,
because you're upsetting the apple-cart.
And that's what it's about.
We have a tough job ahead. All of us.
If you wish to live in a world
without war, poverty, unemployment, hunger, human suffering, you have to
talk to other people.
If you do nothing,
I can assure you, nothing will happen.
So I think I can open this portion to questions.
So Roxanne and I will take questions
from any one of you.
Thank you again.