Friday, March 14, 2008

Zeitgeist - The Movie

This film appeared on the internet last June, and has subsequently been updated several times. Click on the above picture to link to the home site. There you can watch the 2-hour film. Perhaps partly to its credit, over the ensuing 8 or 9 months, the subjects presented have been the topic of a lively public debate (at least in my local coffee shop!)

According to its writer and director, the film "was created as a nonprofit filmiac expression to inspire people to start looking at the world from a more critical perspective and to understand that very often things are not what the population at large think they are."

Zeitgeist is divided into three parts, each seeking to prove a particular assertion:

Part 1 attacks the artifice of religion as a means to manipulate populations. Part 2 examines the events of 9/11, claiming this was a "false flag" operation designed to take us to war. Part 3 describes how the international banking elite are manipulating money supplies, profiting from perpetual warfare and steadily moving us toward a "New World Order".

Far from being an academic thesis, Zeitgeist serves more as a thought- and debate-provoking work, clearly targeted at an audience half my age. And these days, I'd say thought and debate are good. Complacency is bad.

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