Entry Submitted Anonymously at 2:42 AM EDT on October 10, 2016
"In Awe of One Man" - RV Video Update - 10.9.16
I am very grateful for this information. Cleaner water with more life living in it -- hurray! What country/society doesn't need this? (Hint: not just Haiti and USA) The first category on my post-RV to-do list involves WATER... making it more available to people by working with local governments and drilling rigs, AND also by cleaning it up, which has to include cleaning up the land and air and sea it comes from, NO? And what about setting up focus groups to deal with the current polluting systems in realtime?
This movie just helped me feel as if the new technologies that we've been promised in the future from our galactic friends, just landed 100 years ago and all I have to do is pretend it's new and it's my responsibility to get it rocking for the future! I don't have to know everything about this science, per se, but the more I know, the more helpful I can be in terms of networking and inspiring others.
This is just an example. I think water is a big priority for all of us, and it encompasses so much about our relationship to each other and to our earth mother. I am sure I could spend at least a lifetime and a few hundred trillion on this aspect of my 'project list' alone.
I hope I get the opportunity to do so.
I mention this example because I wish to point out to some folks who've posted here, that money alone isn't going to solve anything -- it ACTUALLY takes knowledge and interest and self-education and politics to actually work things out into reality of here and now, and I get the feeling that if one were to get all those things in order, one wouldn't need the MONEY in the first place. The money is inspirational, but it takes an inspiring person whose been inspired to inspire others to actually get things DONE. Ever worked in a union? government? I have: securely-paid individuals with not so much inspiration, getting almost nothing done for a lot of someone else's money. At least from my perspective. Is that going to be your team? How are you going to NOT have that as your team? More motivational speeches? I think not.
Or look at Haiti and how the Clinton Foundation invited many companies to show their design for "sustainable" housing. Nothing was built in the end, and none of the models were workable, or sustainable for that matter. It was a 'feel good' event that went nowhere and 'the people' weren't surprised nor inspired. Sorry Mr. Tilton, but I even heard you talk about your plans for housing/hospitals and how it involved buying forest land and shipping Pacific Northwest wood all over the world to build stuff. Not sustainable. Even metal framing is more sustainable than that. What about using the earth to build stuff... it's everywhere and you don't have to ship it... but how? It would require research... and a plan. We need to think before we spend! I plan on funding schools of natural architecture to solve that problem, BEFORE I go clear-cutting everything in sight in the name of helping the earth and its inhabitants.
I am a handyman for a few public charter schools in the area, and I can't tell you the amount of times I end up throwing away and re-building the work of various other parents who think they can re-imagine "the wheel," and don't come back to check their work a year later. These parents include engineers, architects, other 'handypersons,' and they all spend the school's money, bolster their self-image of how they are doing a nice thing, and leave a pile of something that quickly needs to go away. It's not that 'the wheel' can't be re-imagined, but one should do so in a responsible manner, by researching, and following up. The cost doubles or triples if we don't do this, and we use more resources and it takes more time.
Get the point? It takes inspiration, which comes from KNOWLEDGE, which comes from RESEARCH, which comes from finding out the answers to YOUR OWN QUESTIONS and CONCERNS and comparing these findings WITH OTHERS before ACTING. And then you can assemble your teams, and you have something to say to them besides "Think of it all for me, and do a good job."
Otherwise, you might as well just give your (newly acquired) money away to others and understand and accept that it might not go where you wanted to, or do much. Or you'll end up polluting the same rivers, and a few new ones, in the name of giving people a job and a place to stay. Please, I beg you, don't do that. This Earth wants her RV as well and she deserves is like no one else. Stop the clearcutting and landfilling.
Negative? Perhaps. This is coming from someone who has cleaned up after other's blind ambitions once too often.
Yes, we must re-invent a LOT, because many of the technologies we have been given thus far do not serve us or this earth as best they can. Can we do this sustainably? I hope so.