Zeitgiest: Moving Forward.

Tara - posted on 02/05/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Has anyone watched this yet? Did anyone here watch the first one?



I'm halfway through this one and find it fascinating, but nothing really new to me, really it sums up how I feel and have felt for a long long time.



It's certainly worth watching and should provide for good conversation fodder if nothing else.

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http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/zeitgeist...

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Jenny - posted on 02/06/2011

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I know. It is so frustrating how living with money totally limits our potential. It is holding us back in every way: educationally, health wise, environmentally, socially, mentally etc.

This was a good editorial on how inequality is "a melencholy of the soul" and the root of what is wrong with us and our world: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/opinio...

Kylie - posted on 02/06/2011

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I've been writing the website on all bills i come in contact with, i really would like a stamp or stencil because it takes a while hehe. I put a few flyers up yesterday with links to zeitgeist moving forward and the story of stuff.
The only way to change things is to get more people seeing the reality of the monetary system.

Jenny - posted on 02/06/2011

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It rang true for me as well. I see what is going on the world and read the news and it just all fits. Inequality is unsustainable. Our problems don't end at borders, we have to come together.

I wish everyone would give this movie a chance. I know it's long so please watch it in parts if you can. I plan on distributing DVDs of it randomly to people.

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Oh for sure, the car that ran on water was created in the 80's yet the oil company bought the patent and never produced it. Why? because the greed of the company outweighed the greater good of humanity. Its so sad that we allow these few groups of people control our entire life. They exploit us and our planet so they can profit, in the end, none of it matters. The only thing that truly matters is staying true to our self as an individual and as a race, we are so far from that...

Kylie - posted on 02/06/2011

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You will enjoy the second half of the film Julianne. It talks about a resource based economy and using technology to to improve living and working conditions and creating equality for all humans. I like the part where they showed fresh food being grown vertically. I'm setting up a hydroponics system this year, i think it's the key to gardening and farming for the future. It's basically a closed link system where there is perfect balance and no need for chemicals or water wastage. Organic fruit and veggies plus fish and the pump can run using solar power. *squuueee* so exciting :)

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Kylie - posted on 02/06/2011

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The saddest part is we have the technology and the ability to supply green energy for the whole world and provide machines that can create themselves. We could conserve and ration what is left of the oil and finite resources but because there is no profit involved its not being explored and used.

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Currently i am just about halfway though, i was watching ten minutes here and there, but got a chance tonight to actually watch it. Everything i have seen so far has rung true to me, i have watched several other documentaries based on the same idea. We as a whole do need to stop over consumption. Profit only gets you in a heap of trouble. To exploit our planet the way we are,is ridiculous. I loved the analogy at the beginning about the monopoly board, it all goes back into the box. I have said this before in many threads, we do not truly own anything, and the sooner we realize this, the better off our children will be. Past generations as well as us are leaving the future of mankind hanging in the balance. We need to change NOW before its too late. I think we do need to step away from centralized government and go back to a simpler time when we did not allow other people to make life altering decisions for us. To live off of our basic necessities, and replenish the earth like we are suppose to. Greed is a horrible thing, and it will destroy us all if we don't stop it. The planet has enough resources for everyone's need, not everyone's greed.

Karina - posted on 02/06/2011

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i watched the second one first, with my friends a few months ago and i have to agree. (debating fail!) While most of it struck true to what I already believe, I could have thoroughly enjoyed debating EVERY sentence in the narration/film..!! I don't think a movie has ever been paused so much, purely for heated discussion. However, as it's been months, I cant remember what was worth all those words! If you liked zeitgiest, you might like the film of Chariots of The Gods, based on a book from 1968 but the film has great footage of earth, and evidence of ancient human civiliasations and belief systems.
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Jenny - posted on 02/06/2011

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We have a few community gardens for that in my city. I have one across the strret from my house that is very well used.



Another good idea is writing www.zeigeistmovingforward.com on paper bills to direct them to the movie and show what money truly represents.

Hailey - posted on 02/06/2011

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fab idea!! im trying to get a field off our council to grow free veg for our village. there is no land near us and its the last field left. all the houses have yards but no gardens so i hope it works, there is only so many pots i can fit in my yard!
I havnt told the village why they dont have to pay, will set it up first before they think im mad lol

Jenny - posted on 02/06/2011

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"as well as try to institute a "borrowing" center there for things like camcorders, cameras etc. so that those in our community without them can benefit from those who have them..."

That is a great idea!

A condo building being built by my house is including a car sharing program with a couple of Smart Cars. You book them in advance anywhere from an hour to a weekend and it's open to anyone who lives in the building.

Tara - posted on 02/06/2011

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Finally finished watching it last night.
Amazing and scary all at the same time.
Again, most of the information presented has been known to me for some time.
When they were talking about health care in the US and the GDP it really hit home, the global economic market needs sick and dying people, the GDP would drop drastically if it weren't for the sheer volume of sick and dying people moving through the health care system.
So in essence, a healthy human population is seen as counter productive to the GDP and therefore not only are improvements in preventive health care measures not being adopted, but keeping people sick is actually the way to earn more profit.
Sick sick sick....
The amount of money being wasted every day on so much bullshit, and we could feed the world for eternity if only we would open our eyes to the scam being played on everyone of us.
I also love the idea of "borrowing" rather than owning. It is not the owning of the product that we desire as consumers, it is the use of the product that we want.
I am also going to make copies and distribute them randomly, as well I'm going to set up a public viewing of the film at the library in our town, as well as try to institute a "borrowing" center there for things like camcorders, cameras etc. so that those in our community without them can benefit from those who have them...
Start somewhere, anywhere just start acting differently, start seeing things differently and hopefully change will come, albeit slowly, we can only move forward....

Hailey - posted on 02/06/2011

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yes, it was nice to see someone else talking about this stuff and not feeling so crazy!!
The venus project if a fab idea, it would be nice if a similar thing could be set up without money donations though!
I have always hated money, this proves why. Its exciting waiting for change but scary for all of us with children.

Isobel - posted on 02/05/2011

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Jenny started a thread about this the other day...could be more interesting now that a couple of us have seen it...



holy shit! I suddenly felt the urge to move to a circular cult compound after it was done ;P



Most of it made sense to me...I'm not sure that I buy that the original founders of capitalism truly meant for it to be as horrible as it is...I think they thought it would really work to even things out.



The problem with that of course, is that the true free market requires that the public be educated and aware of all the choices and factors that would lead to the right choice and the true cost of the products.



Unfortunately, because big corporations (which as they grow bigger and bigger, get further and further away from a true free market system) have a strangle hold on the government.



They thrive on people being not only uneducated, but indeed taught false information in order for them to prosper.

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