One Community considers itself a stepping stone to the visionary Venus Project, “a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture” (www.thevenusproject.com). Requiring a fraction of the funding, but with goals no less grand, One Community is a workable model for demonstrating the successful infrastructure and open-source blueprints necessary to move this timely Venus Project and Zeitgeist cultural redesign forward.
Here is a list of areas One Community strongly resonates with The Venus Project on:
Here are areas One Community sees itself supporting The Venus Project in specifically:
So what do we feel justifies our statement that One Community is a stepping stone to the visionary Venus Project?
The Venus Project envisions a planet functioning for The Highest Good of All. Some would call this utopia, and we see no higher service than to help create this beautiful vision of the future. To function as a viable path to The Venus Project, One Community’s goal is open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing everything needed for the building of self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities all over the world to inspire people and teach them what is possible. We believe our success, just as The Venus Project envisions, has the potential to create a new era of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, sustainability, and increased peace and happiness for all of humanity.
Q: Is One Community partnered with The Venus Project and/or the Zeitgeist Movement?
While One Community sees itself as specifically purposed to support The Venus Project and the Zeitgeist Movement, we are not partnered with either.
Q: Why aren’t you partnered with The Venus Project?
We have talked with Roxanne (Jacque’s right-hand person) and she said that The Venus Project is more focused on technology than we are and that they do not see our path to achieving our shared goals as being in enough alignment to warrant a partnership between our two organizations.
Q: Why aren’t you partnered with the Zeitgeist Movement?
As a movement, One Community feels we are partnered with the Zeitgeist Movement because we support many of their foundational values and goals. That said, we are not specifically affiliated with any chapter of Zeitgeist because our focus is on creating open source blueprints for self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities and not activism. We whole heartedly support activism but we are specifically choosing not to be activists because of our support for thought and approach diversity and our commitment to what Buckminster Fuller so beautifully said: “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.”
Q: What do you think distinguishes One Community from The Venus Project?
*Our designs are modifiable and duplicable, in whole or parts, by average individuals or groups, with options and adaptations for almost all budgets and locations.
**Our pragmatic approach is directed towards mainstream appeal and current-world implementation.
***We are inspiring change while operating within and alongside the current systems because we see this as an essential component of change and the fastest and easiest way to speed implementation and duplication.