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Feudalism vs Commonwealth (english)
by Buckminster Fuller
Email: jpchance (nospam) egroups.com
Address: 72 Peterborough Street, Boston MA 02215 USA
17 Nov 2002
In order for a world-around democracy to prosper, world society must learn how to prosper; world society must learn how all this came about....
...Unnoticed among all the world-political-crisis news, the 155 largest industrial corporations born and developed in the United States had committed 80 percent of their wealth to operations outside of the United States.
They have gone "world"; they have their own world inter-accounting, which transcends politico-economic sovereign accounting.
FEUDALISM vs COMMONWEALTH
In order for a world-around democracy to prosper, world society must learn how to prosper; world society must learn how all this came about.
We discover that, historically, the exclusively agricultural accounting system now being ineptly applied to word industrialization began with a sovereign's claim to the lands established by his
conquering "deeds or arms."
Public recognition of the claims was secured by the sovereign's
continued and ever-increasing armed might.
The sovereign of his or her assignees then issued paper deeds to
great lands to pay for the armed deeds of their comrades-in-arms who
became the lords of all the conquered lands other than the king's.
This landlordism, or land ownership, was originally dispensed from
deeds of war.
Then the great landlords loaned or sold parcels of their lands to
share-cropping farmers who had to pay the landlord a tithe, or rent,
and "interest" out of the wealth produced by nature within which to
store the grains collected in the basket (fiscus is Latin for basket;
thus the fiscal year is that which winds up within the basketed
measuring the net grains harvested).
The real pay-off, or course, was in regenerative metabolic increments
of the botanical photosynthetic impoundment of Sun radiation and
hydrocarbon molecules' structuring and proliferation through
hydrogenic and biological inter-accommodations.
Obviously none of this natural, wealth-regenerating and multiplying
process was accreditable to the landlords....