Across towns, states and the nation millions of young and old protest, petition and look to you to solve and remedy the problems that are relentlessly pushing societies and the natural world toward collapse and extinction. It must be painful to know that there are no instruments in the political toolbox that could effectively solve the problems. The old tools don't work. There is an urgent need to step outside the box and invent new tools that can solve the problems of 21st century's hyper complexity that combines societal and environmental challenges.

Mr. President,  Members of Congress,  Governors,  Mayors

Holigent ® is a registered trademark • The Alliance to Reconstruct America™ • Copyright © 2010, 2024  A. Nicholas Frank


Did you see 15-year-old Greta Thunberg striking for her future? Because,

"Why go to school if I don't have a future?"


Have you heard 90+ year-wise Sir David Attenborough at the 2018 UN Climate Conference? "If  we don't take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon."


Did you read the book, The Uninhabitable Earth, by David Wallace-Wells?


I have, and my life has changed. I no longer wait for someone else to save our future I decided to do it myself. It is a big job! Will you help?

The United States needs to make a historic decision similar to the one that aided Europe in winning World War II and helped reconstruct much of the Continent. This decision is to plant the seed and nurture Transformative Societal Reconstruction —  developing social, economic and environmental justice, quality and sustainability. This will require heroic efforts and the outlay of treasure, but no blood.


The first phase of that effort is for Congress and the President of the United States to establish the Department of Homeland Reconstruction. This is to secure funding of experimental societal retrofit and reconstruction programs (one community at a time) to search and find ways to comply with nature’s building and sustainability code.


All in a long-range program to reduce socio-economic stress around the world while building universal quality of life, global peace and systemic sustainability — securing life and wellbeing for people, our planet and for the natural world. The book, Dear Billionaire is your action guide. 

                                                                                                  

I was born into the Great Depression, survived the Nazi hunt for my life and the bombs of World War II in Budapest. Grew up in mindless and murderous soviet occupation and escaped communist Hungary across the partially dismantled Iron Curtain in 1956. My heroic Mother took the arduous journey with me to the Austrian border to see me off to the West. At our parting, I promised her to be careful not to step on a landmine.


In much of my growing up, I was hiding, running, escaping often a step ahead of death. It took years and thousands of miles for the early images and the questions to catch up with me during a late evening walk on the Westside of Los Angeles. My eight-year-old self emerging from the bomb shelter, near the end of the War in 1945, asking: Why would grownups destroy beautiful Budapest and kill innocent people?

You can build an experimental nature-compliant community (a Holigent Village) to amuse yourself or as your part in a collective effort to save the world.


Oh yes I hear, you are planing to jet to your remote island on the Pacific when big trouble comes. Please remember it has to be very remote for the nuclear clouds not to find you. But if you find such a remote place, I am worried that boredom may kill you anyway.


So, you going to Mars!  Wish you good luck. Though, I have doubts: If we couldn't make it on Earth, the most habitable planet in the known universe, how do you plan to make it on a dead rock in cold and empty space?


In any case, before you leave, won't you give Earth one last chance? The book, Dear Billionaire is your guide. And remember, if we are still here, come back often for warm, wet and green vacations. 



Mr. Secretary of Defense,  

Please start a global Peace Offensive to avoid a nuclear world war


Our proposed Peace Offensive may provide the starting point for productive conversations about establishing a small department within the Pentagon dedicated to initiating and promoting a Peace Offensive in the spirit of the Holigent Peace and Sustainability Initiative. With its vast resources and global footprint, the Pentagon is perhaps the only institution in the world that, with the right spirit, could turn the course of global events away from a probable mutually assured destruction toward world peace and systemic sustainability. 

                                                                           

The Holigent Project: Transformative Societal Reconstruction to build communities with hybrid socioeconomic arrangements to comply with nature's building and sustainability code will be a trans-generational program. However, with your participation and donations we can begin organizing now to build a better bridge to our future of quality of life in peaceful systemic sustainability.

     A. Nicholas Frank

         on youtube

Nearly fifty years and five books after that evening walk, I am getting serious about saving the world. No, I am not planing to do it alone. On this site and in my fifth book Dear Billionaire you can find your action part in building a better bridge to a peaceful and sustainable future before the window of opportunity closes forever.                                                                                                                                                                  

  

Dear Billionaire,

Please help young people build a better bridge to our future

Dear Billionaire: Your Bridge to the Future is Falling Down                                                                                         


Order it from Amazon.com



The

Holigent Forum

is the online version of Instructive Demonstration;

a way to build a better bridge to your future


You are invited to join the discussion on the subject of societal transformation to avoid environmental catastrophe, collapse of civilization, and nuclear MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) so that humanity can survive and thrive on our wondrous warm, wet and green, only habitable planet in the known universe.






















Discussion subject 1


'Saving the World'


is not nearly as complicated as building a flat digital machine that you can whip out of your pocket and talk to someone hundreds of miles away.


Q.  Why smartphones works so well, but human societies so poorly?


  1. A.  Because we use our prefrontal brain in building a smartphone, but use mostly the                                                   

        primitive part of our brain, inherited from the evolutionary jungle, to form and

        maintain societies.


To better understand this paradox we need to talk about STRESS.


Discussion subject 2


Stress


Q.  What’s wrong with using mostly our primitive brain to form and maintain societies?

A.   Understanding  STRESS can answer that question.


Stress is response to challenges driven by the fight or flight neuro-endocrene response developed millions of years ago in the evolutionary jungle.


In that critter-eat-critter dangerous world life or death decisions had to be made in split seconds; there was no time for thinking. In our time, stress still turns on aggression and turns off rational thought process.


Consequently, highly stressed people can’t tell true from false. They will be inclined to follow a charismatic leader who will tell them what to believe and what to do.


The 1930s Great Depression illustrates that process: In Europe a charismatic leader promised the unhappy German people: “Deutschland über alles” (Germany above all). When the fascist leader could not deliver the promise he gave the angry people a big fight, they didn’t know they didn’t want — World War II.


Could history repeat itself when a charismatic leader promises to Make America Great Again and what will happen when he cannot deliver the promise?


Discussion subject 3


Does History Repeat Itself?


Looking back it sure looks like history is repeating itself. Just think about World War I and the death and destruction it reaped. Then soon after history repeated itself in World War II in a greater reap of death and destruction.


Q.Does history repeat itself?

A.It looks that way, but think again.


Q. Who is history?

A.Good question. Let’s think about it: It is people!


Q.Why do people repeat dumb things, like make war; then do a dumber thing, like make a bigger war; then do the dumbest thing, like set Earth on fire and destroy the life-support capacity of our planet, the only home we have in the universe? 

A. This complicated question brings a word to mind we need to discuss: the Mindset


Discussion subject 4


The Mindset


Albert Einstein proposed that a problem cannot be solved by the same mindset that created it.

Accordingly, the Mindset locked us into an unsustainable way of life; a kind of societal prison on death row.


Q. What is the Mindset?

A.In so many words, it is the dominant ‘civilization’ on our planet: Globally conflicted, techno-industrial, extractive capitalist-consumerist, military-industrial complex.


Q.How do we break out of that Mindset prison?

A.Diligent participation in this Forum will help you break out: Examine life, because “The unexamined life is not worth living” (Socrates)


Holigent Nature-Compliant living is a skill, like riding a bike; you cannot learn it from books alone — it must be practiced, practiced and practiced some more till you get good at it. 


Discussion subject 5


How people can practice and succeed

building a better bridge to our future?


This is not simple, but it is doable in 10 steps.


Step 1.  Be a regular at this on-line Forum.


Step 2.  Use your social media skills to spread the message and invite at least 2 people to participate in this and ask each to do the same. If all do, the number of participants will grow exponentially; such as 2, 4, 8, 16, 36, 72, 144, on and on.


Step 3.  At the 20th round the number of people involved will be over a million and at the 30th round the number of people involved will be over 1.2 billion.


Step 4.  Even if you lose some, the volume of online activity and the subject will attract the attention of journalists and the media. They will write and talk about the online Forum to ‘Save the World’


Step 5.  When Journalists and the media write and talk about the massive activity of people wanting to build a better bridge to the future that will capture the interest of Billionaires; after all it is also their bridge to the future.


Step 6.  We invite Billionaires to become partners in building a better bridge to our common future.


Step 7.  Billionaires, at some point will demonstrate their interest by founding the Holigent societal reconstruction project. When their donations arrive at Holigent.org, we will buy real estate along the Expo line near USC. The first Holigent Houses will be the seed of developing truly sustainable, hybrid, nature-compliant communities.


Step 8.  We will nurture and grow those seed to become a live-learn-work Holigent Village demonstrating the hybrid socioeconomic arrangement that in time will build universal quality of life, global peace, and systemic sustainability.


Step 9.  When the Holigent Village is up and running we will lobby and encourage members of Congress to establish a U.S. Department of Homeland Reconstruction to provide ongoing funding for the building of nature-compliant, hybrid and truly sustainable communities across the United States and beyond.


Step 10.  Thus building a better bridge to our common future of universal quality of life, global peace, and systemic sustainability. This is a rational and better way to do good in the world so that never again will young American die in battle on foreign lands trying to right wrongs with armies, weapons, and ammunitions when in fact engineers, construction tools and building materials would bring about a better outcome.  


Start up your Holigent Nature-Compliant Community.

Instructions are in the BOOK:


       Dear Billionaire: Your Bridge to the Future is Falling Down


Get it from bookstores or from  Amazon.com

Hey

Young People

Your Bridge to the Future is Falling Down