Saturday, October 11, 2008

Zeitgeist: Addendum

Ever ask yourself, "What is going on?!"

Zeitgeist: Addendum
Released October 3rd 2008

From the trailer for Zeitgeist Addendum-
"The old appeals to racial, sexual, and religious shovensism - To rabid nationalist fervor are beginning not to work."

To who I am, whether I'm good or bad, or achieving or not. All that is learned along the way.

"Its just a ride and we can change it anytime we want."

"The reason our institutions, our traditional religions are crumbling is because..they are no longer relevant!

"What we need is a true change is consciousness, where we understand the interrelationship between all of us".

This movie also explains how the money system controls us and why it is crumbling - especially Part I.

"None are more helplessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That quote pretty much sums up they movie.

From the monologue at beginning of Part I -
"Society today is composed of a series of institutions - from political institutions, legal institutions, religious institutions, to institutions of social class, familial values, and occupational specializations. It is obvious the profound influence these traditional structures have been in shaping our understandings and perspectives. Yet, of all the social institutions we are born into, directed by, and conditioned upon - there seems to be no system as taken for granted and misunderstood as the monetary system. Taking on nearly religious perspectives, the established monetary systems exist as one of the most unquestioned forms of faith there is. How the money system is created, the policies by which it is governed, and how it truly effects society are unregistered interests of the great majority of the population."
He goes on to say -
"Something is very wrong and whether we ourselves are aware of it or not, the lifeblood of all our established institutions and thus society itself is money. Therefore, understanding this institution of monetary policy is critical to understanding why our lives are the way they are. Unfortunately, economics is often viewed with confusion, boardroom, endless streams of financial jargon, coupled with intimidating mathematics quickly deter people from attempts at understanding of it. However, the fact is, the complexity associated with the financial system is a mere mask designed to conceal one of the most social paralyzing structures humanity has ever endured."

I thought Zeitgeist was amazing, and Zeitgeist: Addendum is well worth two hours of your life. It may even hopefully change your life.

The last parts though..with all its good intentions whats to stop a bladrunner scenario or a rise of technocrats as elite controllers?

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