HISTORY of THE MISSION
"Man is the only animal for whom
is a problem in which he has to solve"
"It is we adults that teach children
how to hate...
We turn children into soldiers to fight our wars"
Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace prize winner
1968, Dwight Blackshear wrote an essay entitled, “The survival
of mankind, what has to be done?” for his western civilization
In the essay, he noted that as history
is always repeating itself, the eventual destruction of mankind
by mankind seems to be in our not too distant future. He further stated that, “Our species with its warring tendencies
and with each subsequent
generation, our ability to cause more harm and destruction becoming
more efficient, it is probable that in the near future, we will
destroy ourselves, many, many other animals, many plant forms and
perhaps part of the surface of this globe we call home.”
Dwight suggested the possibility
of somehow skipping a few generations. Instead
of children learning from adults, let children learn from children,
this way maybe, just maybe, adults could learn too! To reduce the ‘history repeating itself’
factor, we need to reduce the bad habits that children learns
from adults. “THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT FOR MANKIND TO SURVIVE,
WE MUST START OVER AGAIN BUILDING FROM FRESH THOUGHTS” Hopefully,
this would yield unprejudiced feeling with a better appreciation
and understanding of the differences within our species.
Although he received a B+ for the
paper, the desire to attempt to change the world and to inevitably
try to make a difference stayed with him for over 30 years and
through two careers.
In 1991, he formed a non-profit corporation
called EarthVisions 2000, Inc.
His stated purpose in the articles of incorporation was
to endeavor mankind to understand that we are all the same despite
our differences and we should try to understand each other and
accept those differences.
He maintained the Corporation for
the next 10 years while continuing to run his production companies. In 2000, after 21 years of successfully running
his companies, he elected to close them to pursue making EarthVisions
2000 a reality.
In 2001, Mr. Blackshear traveled
in excess of 280,000 miles, visiting 6 continents and talking
to people of varied ethnic and religious backgrounds.
It was with these associations that he was able to see
the globe from all perspectives, listen to all languages and
to further understand the different types of people that occupy
He also committed his full attention
to EarthVisions 2000, which has now been abbreviated
to EarthVisions 2K or EV2K
The concept to make a difference
as stated in his mission statement became clearer and was developed
to its present form as a result of watching a CNN news report
in October 2000, where a 10-year-old child was killed in the
Middle East while throwing rocks at an armed soldier.
It was here that remembering what
Noble Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu said, “It is we adults
that teach children to hate, we turn children into soldiers
to fight our wars”, he wondered, “if children from around
the world could communicate with each other, maybe, just maybe
they could teach the adults how to get along better”.
Out of this came the concept of giving
children a chance to ‘make a difference to this globe and these
global villages’ while they are young and possibly pure in thought.
In November 2000, Dwight developed
the basis of what their purpose should be and made a creed that
the children accepting such responsibilities will say:
peace and understanding, we accept the
responsibilities and determine the future of
this globe and these global villages..... Together "
add power to the children and the ability to communicate with
each other, Blackshear developed a website that would be void
of politics and religion and would deal only with unbiased information
on the globe and the global villages that occupy it.
To give further understanding that it is
for the children, ‘the inheritors of the responsibilities
of this globe’, in December 2000, Blackshear added:
allowed ONLY under child supervision!"
started development in 2002 with the implementation of the
EV2K.tv website, TGVT teams and the ‘TGVT.TV’
In 2002, Blackshear continued to
travel the world and attempted to visit all 7 continents. To
date, Dwight still travels the world and continues to move the
make the mistake of believing that it is their right to survive.
Species die out on this planet all the time without anyone noticing.
This planet was here long before us and will still be here
after us, and we must lose this attitude of divine right,
that something will save us..."
incredible it is that in this fragile existence, we
should hate and destroy one another.
There are possibilities enough for
all who will abandon master over each
other to pursue mastery over nature.
There is world enough for all to seek their
happiness in their own way."
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Inaugural Address, January 1965
world began without man,
and it will end without him"