A Review of “Zeitgeist - Moving Forward”
The “Zeitgeist Movement” was launched by former New York City musician, Peter Joseph - otherwise known as Peter Jospeh Merola with his first Zeitgeist Movie in 2007. This first Zeitgeist film doccumentary was very controversial with Christians because it challenged their historical religious beliefs. In 2008, there was Zeitgeist - The Addendum and now in 2011 we have Zeitgeist - Moving Forward.
The second Zeitgeist film documentary introduced the infamous Venus Project as a utopian ideal based on some of Jacque Fresco’s ideas involving modern technology. Jacque Fresco who is now in his 90’s was popular in the 1970’s and in 1974 he was was interviwed by Larry King.
By relying heavily on Jordan Maxwell’s research for the first Zeitgeist film, Peter Joseph Merola focuses on religion, 911 and global banking conspiracies to reel in those who are seeking for solutions.
Ed Griffin offers a critical review of Zeitgeist - The Addendum and it is posted at this website: http://infowars.wordpress.com/2008/10/13/zeitgeist-addendum-a-critical-review
Zeitgeist 3 - Moving Forward, is being shown at theatres all over the world this week. Any film documentary being launched in over 20 languages, in 60 countries all over the world needs an abundance of usury-based, debt money to finance such a proejct. So one key question is where is Peter Joseph Merola getting the money to finance the Zeitgeist film documentaries? If we could follow the money, we would know lots more about the agenda behind the Zeitgeist Movement. My observation at this time - is just be cautious!
Zeitgeist - Moving Forward will be online beginning January 25th, 2011. Full details will be psoted at this website: http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com Here is the synopsis explaining this new film documentary, BUT you may need a dictionary to understand.
“Zeitgeist - Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical “life ground” attributes of human and social survival, extrapolating those immutable natural laws into a new sustainable social paradigm called a “Resource-Based Economy.”
I watched “Zeitgeist - Moving Forward” at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, January 16, 2011. My observation was that the theatre was almost filled and the majority of those in attendance were younger than myself. The film documentary was two hours and forty-five minutes in length - too long for any film documentary no matter how good it claims to be. And there was too much repitition - like the computer number and the footsteps - making is seem like subtle brainwashing techniques along with monotone voice and selected mood music.
No talk of earth ships or eco-villages but lots of promotion for the major city template known as the Venus Project. An example of a much smaller, sovereign and sustainable community would be the Mandala Village Project as outlined at this website: http://www.mandalavillage.org
There is much about the Zeitgeist Movement that must be questioned and we must in turn question the answers. Hopefully, the creators of the Zeitgeist Movement are open-minded human beings who will correct some errors or flaws in future presentations.I reject censorship and promote critical thinking and I trust that many others who are seeking solutions will do likewise.
For example, I reject the statement that “profits are the root of all our problems today.” Instead, I suggest that the design flaw of usury on our orthodox, economic system of usury-based, debt money is the root cause of violence, wars, poverty, scarcity and lack. Nowhere in the film documentary did I hear the word “usury.” I did hear the word “interest” discussed on issues regarding our monetary system. I suppose that Peter Joseph Merola does not know that “Life Without Usury” is possible again in this 21st Century.
Rather than “profits” causing greed and selfishness, I suggest that it is “usury” and its effects on debtors that causes brains to become hard-wired with elements of greed and selfishness - just to survive in a rigged economic game. The debtors are forever scrambling at their roles and duties to acquire sufficient dollars to pay their monthly usury and taxes - not knowing that the majority of their taxes goes directly as “usury” payments being exacted by their creditors.
I daresay that when people have cleansed their minds of the usury motive, there still be be some form of usuryfree money and there will be happiness, peace, prosperity and abundance for everyone on this planet. Indeed, “profit” is possible without depending upon usury as the brutal, ruthless, evil and immoral element that creates it. Eventually, the usurers will whither away when we-the-people re-create a world of usuryfree living.
Zeitgeist - Moving Forward focuses on problems associated with the fossil fuel industry, without even mentioning that there is scientific proof that “abiotic oil” is replenishing oil wells that were formerly capped because they were dry of oil. Indeed, scientists are reporting that abiotic oil is being constantly manufactured by natural forces in the earth’s mantle. More information at these websites: http://www.viewzone.com/abioticoilx.html & http://www.questionsquestions.net/docs04/peakoil1.html
Zeitgeist - Moving Forward masters the art of mixing truth and misinformation - which is commonly accidental and disinformation - which is usually purposely spread. As the film documentary points out, it may indeed, be true that violence and addictions are likely less evident in people who have been lucky enough to avoid childhood abuse. Poverty may be defined as a childhood abuse inflicted by the creditors on the parents who are the debtors, but some people have been able to survive poverty and eventually live a usuryfree lifestyle.
It would be a giant step, probably not possible in the near future, to live without money as the film documentary suggests, BUT I daresay that we could live without usury by simply abolishing the usury software and inserting the usuryfree software within the local, national and global banking system which is commonly referred to as the hardware system.
Zeitgeist - Moving Forward is a too-long, documentary that presents an abundance of information and suggests that we need a transition from our failing monetary paradigm (without directly addressing the design flaw of usury) that is on the slippery slope to global depression. On this point I agree.
The suggested, social paradigm - The Venus Project, calls for a Resource-Based Economy. I fail to understand what will be the catalyst to usher in this new age of advanced technology while we are still in this primitive age of usury-based, debt money. Maybe, the idea of a usuryfree time currency for the whole planet would be a good starting point and we the usuryfree creatives have been advocating that since the latter years of the 20th Century.
Just as the Zeitgeist Movement holds its annual “Z-Day” in March each year, so the UsuryFree Community Currency Movement holds its annual UsuryFree Day on November 13th each year - the beginning of UsuryFree Week - November 13th -19th. On UsuryFree Day and during UsuryFree Week, we have local gatherings/meetings to learn about the evils of our usury-based, debt money system and the blessings of the usuryfree community currency movement.
In summary, I agree with some of the content presented in Zeitgeist - Moving Forward, BUT I am curious about Peter Joseph Merola and who is funding his desire to make a difference and why?
Certainly, it was good "infotainment" on a cold January night.