Last night, my fellow compadres and I held our first film night, ‘Principa Discordia Film Society’, in London, and we thought we’d get the ball rolling by showing the third release from the Zeitgeist Movement, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.
Now having seen the first two installments and not agreeing with alot of what was being presented (more so in the theosophical areas of the first movie), I was obviously abit wary of this third film. Now the backstory to us showing this came about from us actually attending the main London Zeitgeist meet-up last week in the heart of the financial city district. It was all nice and people were friendly and we made friends with alot of them, but for myself, something just wasn’t right.
It’s great to be idealistic and plan for the future but I just find this Zeitgeist Movement intrinsically going in the wrong direction. Here’s why:
The Venus Project presented in Moving Forward, which I have came across previously before this film, is socially and technically flawed. It would NEVER work, mainly due to man’s own destructive nature, and I just don’t fully buy into the concept that man is a product, wholly, of his environment. So for The Venus Project to actually work, there will have to be alot of social changes to occur first, ie, getting ‘rid’ of undesirables.
I find the whole Zeitgeist Movement to be completely atheistic and Marxist in it’s ideologies and to say that man will give over his personal property for The Venus Project is what will cause many wars to occur, even though the Project denounces violence in all forms. It almost seems like a utopian new world order vision. And lets not forget the fundamental idea that a resource based economy promotes equality amongst everyone (which in itself is a good concept), BUT, there has to be people who control that system and make it work, therefore, leaving room for corruption. And what is man if not corrupt, selfish and egotistic. That is part of our nature and what makes us ‘human’. So unless we go under some sort of Huxleyan Brave New World transformation, I just don’t see it happening.
I could go on and on about it but if you haven’t seen the film here it is, with further videos, one from Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio going through his points and also a response to this by Peter Joseph, the creator of the Zeitgeist films.
At the end of the day it is personal discernment that will win through. Investigate and research everything that you are being told. Take nothing for granted. And don’t be lazy about this.
Peace and love
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
Stefan Molyneux’s review
Peter Joseph’s (creator of Zeitgeist) response
ALSO some other video responses that bring up what I was saying earlier: