Zeitgeist – “The spirit of the age”. A picture painted based on the general thoughts of a period in time. So what is the Zeitgeist today? Peter Joseph, producer of the ‘Zeitgeist, The Movie’ suggests it’s not quite the way we are led to believe.
The caption on Google Video reads, “What does Christianity, 911 and The Federal Reserve have in common?” What indeed… The film conjures up masses of controversial questions about the nature of Christianity, citing much evidence suggesting that Christianity is nothing but one in a line of many similar religions with strikingly similar histories that have existed over the course of history.
Also up for grabs is the September 11th (9:11) World Trade Center tragedy. This film claims that there are many inconsistencies in the current ‘official view’ of what really happened at 9:11. The peculiar collapsing of the skyscrapers, molten metal and whatnot. Did you even know there were 3 – not 2 – buildings that collapsed at 9:11? I certainly didn’t… But there seems to be evidence there that has been largely neglected.
Finally, The Federal Reserve. I know next to nothing about banking, economics and business studies, so this part was probably the most enlightening for me. I still haven’t fully grasped the workings of the banking system, but suddenly I don’t feel so happy about putting my money away in them anymore.
If only Britain were as safe as Japan, perhaps I would start doing what I’ve read many Japanese people do and keep larger sums of money at home within reach… (I guess because interest rates at Japanese banks are really low, but I’m not sure). If any Japanese people are reading this, please leave a comment! Do you keep large amounts of money at home?
I watched the film myself in three parts over the weekend after my friend Dave (creator of Watermelon Studios – site still under construction) introduced me to it. If you have time to watch (it’s a full 2 hour film), then I would highly recommend it! Not because I’m advocating conspiracy theories, but because it offers a really radical perspective on many things we take for granted. I think its message – that people should start thinking critically about the world around them – is very strong.
Many people accept things as true just because the government or some organisation that has authority tells them so. But we should be more careful than that. We want to be in control of our own lives, right? I think we should all start out a little bit skeptical like Descartes when he worries about his Demons. Question, question, question. Sure, we may end up finding out we can’t know the world really exists, but at least it protects us from dangerous political propaganda!
On that note, relax, open your mind and have fun watching the film. And remember, be sure to be critical and question why we should believe this film too!
Watch Zeitgeist, The Movie below: