By the way, that video is a clip from http://www.futurebydesignthemovie.com/ - buy it before ZDAY because Gazecki has a 'special price' for it.
The fundies are not going to come running by the droves to join up with Fresco when he's pointing out that their God ideas are essentially human ideas - the Gods are a reflection of human thinking. Trying to sneak around and proselytize the worlds fundies is very ridiculous in the end. Either they're going to see the light and let go of the literalism or they're not.
I agree very much. It's not so much that I advocate 'sneaking around' them. There are two approaches that can be taken, in my mind, though I'm sure you and others could suggest countless more:1.
Come at them 'hard' and very critical of their beliefs. In essence, challenge them very strongly and if the result is positive you'll change their perspective by getting them to strongly bring into question their present point of view.2.
Take the approach of showing them that, regardless of their beliefs we are really all the same and that the direction of The Venus Project is essentially their spiritual values being put into practice and that they would only enhance their spiritual values with 'dutiful action' and be a part of putting them into practice.
We just have to choose what we think would be most appropriate. For example, a gun-loving 'I can rape the environment because Jesus is returning' type is not going to be easily swayed by number 2 but may be receptive in some way or another to number 1.
You may allow the freedom of religion in the resource based economy and you might not want to force people into having to accept your mythicist based views on religion - the views of the people leading out this whole movement - but you all are standing behind people who promote mythicist based views on religion and that's simply a case of stating the obvious. Trying to publically pull away at this point in order to gain a wider range of converts can come off as an act of very blatant dishonesty. Just take the high road and stick to the speaking platform that has already been started and put out to the public, that's my advise
For the most part, I agree. It doesn't really worry me much, because as I've highlighted elsewhere literalism in all forms is generally in decline in the West (perhaps in the East and elsewhere too, but I haven't checked demographics for those areas) so that little 'issue' is really taking care of itself.
If anything, the movement would have to consist of trying to somehow force the current monetary system into a global collapse therefore opening up the possibility for the VP to come in and replace it, not convince a majority of people into wilfully letting the current monetary system go. Has something changed since the Addendum? Is Fresco now saying that it will require convincing the majority of the world to let go of the monetary system, or is he sticking to what he said previously in the Addendum interviews?
He's generally sticking to that, and we all are, but allow me to clarify what is meant by that. We don't need to force the system into collapse for many reasons. First of all, nearly every nation is using the economically unsustainable system of fractional reserve banking which is a 'matter of time' before collapse - I really suggest reading great books such as Ellen Brown's Web of Debt
to understand that problem. But regardless of that, we have the multi-faceted environmental crises which wipes out the monetary issue in leaps and bounds. We are heading toward environmental crises because we lack the intelligent management of resources, and live in an economic system which (though not entirely bad) tends to have a 'rape and run' mentality. In other words, exploit the resources and f**k the problems that will be caused if we don't manage them. This has improved in many industries in recent decades, but it's still inadequate. I suggest reading Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
by Jared Diamond - amazing work, award winning, etc,.
The Movement is really about having the public informed about our direction, as well as a base of activists ready to go on various issues and to push the governments of the world to move towards a resource-based economy when our numbers are large enough (or when the problems become too big, whichever comes first).
Personally I think that if we get enough media attention we could get the numbers needed to push for this in a few nations before social conditions decline too much.
But we'll see.