I finally got round to watching the 3rd installment of zeitgeist and I can see why alot of people might think it's disinformation especially with a huge chunk being about environment and its influences rather than genetics and how the environment can't change a psychopath into a non-psychopath. Why did they ignore the fact that psychopaths exist and it is in there genes? Uhmm, maybe he just doesnt know? Maybe it isnt part of his aim?
Infact one would have to ask themselves what the aim of zeitgeist is meant to be about?
It's pretty clear to people here that those on the top of the pyramid don't care about anyone but themselves.
I think most people would agree with this, if not everyone. But, If you ask them why this is the case, I think they would probably say because greed and power corrupts etc. Next to no one will say psychopathy. I think the idea that the people at the top are that radically different from the rest of us, interms of them being psychopaths will be met with alot of hostility and emotional thinking. Firstly, next to no one will believe that they have been able to go this long without being detected and acknowledged by the wider scientific community, next to no one can imagine the whole magnitude of the whole thing, they'll just think it is to big to be true, also people aspire to the same things as those at the top, they aspire to wealth, power and the perceived freedom this brings - arguing against psychopaths and there way of life is akin to arguing against capitalism and this will lead alot to calling you a communist or socialist, also some will say they've heard all this before about separating people from each other by claiming genetic differences eg with the eugenics movement, colonial movement, civilising movement, slavery, genocides etc. This are just some of the reasons why the psychopath will probably remain a hidden or an un-acknowledged phenomena in the main.
My take on zeitgeist is that it is based on wishful thinking, the whole thing is built upon a 'resource-based' economy and if truth be told, no such thing will ever happen - not anytime soon. Firstly he refuses to acknowledge that people have different view-points and always have, secondly he thinks that putting forward logical arguments is enough to convince everyone, 3rdly he forgets that, you cannot institute a world-wide economic phenomena like a resource based economy and get it to work properly in reality, this will probably take centuries given everyone is onboard with the idea, he also refuses to acknowledge different cultures and there different viewpoints - i mean i'd like him to walk into the middle east and try to convince them of this idea, or china or russia, he'll probably get kicked out!
My take on the whole thing, is that it is quite artsy, which is a nice thing, probably attract alot of viewers because of this single fact, but it is also poorly researched, he attacks the problem from his point of view, or the point of view of a westerner and doesnt acknowledge that uhmm, that most of the world is not the west, he starts talking about nurturing, care, bringing up people properly, I mean, what parent will let someone else tell them how to bring up there kid? This guy is living in dreamland. For the kind of revolution that he wants to happen, the revolution needs to start on an individual basis and grow outwards, not the other way round, people moving in and imposing there ideas on a mass of population will probably result in the same old thing, revolution, friction, suffering and death. The thing that got me the most, almost made me shake my head in disbelief, I really dont know if it was a joke or not, right at the end of the 3rd movie, when the WHOLE world was apparently standing as one(OUTLANDISH TO SAY THE LEAST) the guys apparently controlling the world, called up the riot police and told them to stand down thus relieving there power. HAHAHAHA! OMG! IN WHAT WORLD? Someone should tell him to look no further than what is going on in the middle east right now!!!
I am abit confused with conspiracy documentaries now, I dont really know what is going on in that genre. For example, alot of conspiracy stuff is getting alot of celebrity endorsement now, WHY IS THAT? Why also is it the norm for the top conspiracy or alternative documentaries, not that I am complaining, to be so flashy? Like top notch editing work plus music that is kind of like, gives one the impression that the roman army is on the move. I mean this is glitzy stuff, is it that people are just creative or is something else going on? Zeitgeist 3 had everything. The flashy editing, the music, the quotes, the 'experts,' they even co-opted the theme of the matrix, something that I have never seen in conspiracy documentaries, it had hot girls, like 9/10 of the girls making an appearance in it were 'hot.' I refuse to believe this happened by coincidence. Maybe it says something about me that I noticed this. Hahahaha! Red flags going up everywhere, he is using tried and tested techniques to 'hook' the viewer in such a way that, he must be hiding something. IMHO. Either conciously or without his knowledge...
Example of some documentaries that I have come across, endorsed by celebrities.
Ethos, a powerful new documentary hosted by Woody Harrelson, is an investigation into the flaws in our systems, and the mechanisms that work against democracy, our environment and the the common good.
With a stunning depth of research and breadth of analysis, this film delves deep into the inter-connected worlds of Politics, Multi-National Corporations and the Media.
Most of us have wondered at some point how we have arrived at a situation where democracy is touted as having created an equal society when all we see is injustice and corruption.
Politicians openly deceive the public with the support of major corporations and the mainstream media. Wars are waged, the environment is destroyed and inequality is on the rise.
But what is the source of these institutional mechanisms which – when we scratch the surface – are so clearly anti-democratic, so contradictory to the values we hold in common and yet so firmly embedded that they seem beyond discussion?
Ethos opens a Pandora’s box that has it’s roots in the cross-roads where capitalism-meets-democracy, implicates every power-elite puts profit before people and finally offers a solution whereby you – the viewer – can regain control using the one thing they do care about – your cash.
Charlie sheen to do with 911 truth movement.
Mark Ruffalo with gasland.
What is going on here? Celebrities were busy endorsing barack obama aswell...