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Offline Matthew

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Can someone please order a copy of this and upload it? I bet this has some revealing info in it. There's no video of this currently online.

"Survival of Spaceship Earth"


        Raymond Burr    ...    Himself - Narrator
   Hugh Downs   ...    Himself - Narrator / Host
   Maurice Strong   ...    Himself
   Rene Dubos   ...            Himself
   Harrison Brown   ...    Himself
   Barbara Ward   ...    Herself
   John D. Rockefeller III   ...    Himself
   Margaret Mead   ...    Herself
   Walter Orr Roberts   ...    Himself
   Keith Johnson   ...    Himself - Ambassador of Jamaica
   Motoo Ogiso   ...    Himself - Ambassador of Japan


Rene Dubos        writer
John Holdren       writer
Dirk Wayne Summers       writer (as Dirk Summers)
Barbara Ward       writer
Barbara Ward-Jackson       writer


Earth's environmental crisis--brought about by uncontrolled technological progress--is endangering life on a global scale. At the core of the threats to the planet - wars, overpopulation, pollution, and the depletion of natural resources - is the inadequacy of the nation state to come to terms with the surmounting problems of twentieth century living. What is urgently needed is the kind of international cooperation where nation states relinquish part of their sovereignty to a world body entrusted with the management of mankind's future.

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Here is some more information on the Barbara Ward from above.

“Barbara Mary Ward (23 May 1914 – 31 May 1981), in later life Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth, was a British economist and writer interested in the problems of developing countries.  She was an early advocate of sustainable development before this term became familiar and was well-known as a journalist, lecturer and broadcaster.”

“After witnessing antisemitism there and in Nazi Germany she began to help Jewish refugees, and mobilise Catholic support for any forthcoming UK war effort, although she had initially been sympathetic to Hitler.”

“In 1950, Barbara Ward married Australian Commander Robert Jackson, an administrator for the UN.”

“Ward started to see a close connection between wealth distribution and conservation of planetary resourcesThe careful husbandry of the Earth is sine qua non for the survival of the human species, and for the creation of decent ways of life for all the people of the world.”

“In 1966, she published the book Spaceship Earth and is sometimes said to have coined the phrase.”

It sure seems all these people were popped out of the same Darwin/Sanger/Rockefeller eugenicist mold.  These kinds of professional connections make Holdren an even scarier character today.

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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by Buckminster Fuller is infinitely preferable to the other authors so called "works."

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In this essay on man Mr. Fuller expresses what may well be his penultimate view of the human condition. Here, in a mood at once philosophical and involved, Mr. Fuller traces man’s intellectual evolution and weighs his capability for survival on this magnificent craft, this Spaceship Earth, this superbly designed sphere of almost negligible dimension in the great vastness of space.


Mr. Fuller is optimistic that man will survive and, through research and development and increased industrialization, generate wealth so rapidly that he can do very great things. But, he notes, there must be an enormous educational task successfully accomplished right now to convert man’s ten­dency toward oblivion into a realization of his potential, to a universe-exploring advantage from this Spaceship Earth.


It has been noted that Mr. Fuller spins ideas in clusters, and clusters of his ideas generate still other clusters. The concept “spaceship earth” is Mr. Fuller’s, and though used by Barbara Ward as the title of a work of her own the idea was acknowledged by her there as deriving from Mr. Fuller. The brilliant syntheses of some fundamental Fuller principles given here makes of this book a microcosm of the Fuller system.
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About the Author

R.   Buckminster Fuller has been a Research Professor at Southern Illinois University since 1959. In 1968 the Board of Trustees appointed him University Professor, the second faculty member so honored in the University’s history.
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And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address

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Survival of Spaceship Earth [VHS] ~ Raymond Burr, Hugh Downs, Maurice Strong, and Rene Dubos (VHS Tape - April 1, 1992)

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Excerpt - page 8: "... the same time acquired the know-how to meet the basic survival needs lfood, shelter, energy, water, etc.) of 100% of humanity ..."
And  the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40