Zeitgeist: Addendum [PAL]
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Zeitgeist: Addendum, by Peter Joseph, was released on 2008. The work is divided into four sections. The first section explores the global debt-based monetary system and the process of money creation through the "Fractional Reserve" expansion policy used by all banks. It presents a case that the entire global monetary system is little more then a pyramid scheme which can only generate eventual debt collapse along with a society of debt servants and deprivation. The second section features John Perkins, famed NY Times best selling author who discusses his former career as an "Economic Hitman" where we helped certain institutions use loans/debt to take control of a poor country's resources and labor. This section expands to discuss the role of the World Bank and IMF and how the debt schemes and structural adjustment policies employed have served to further injure poor nations, while profitably benefit select Transnational Corporations. The third section of the work introduces an organization called The Venus Project. Started by social scientist Jacque Fresco in the 1970s, the film explores his ideas of a new social system called a "Resource-Based Economy". Finally, the fourth section presents a mix of philosophical concepts about human thought and belief, along with the foreshadowing of certain economic problems which could manifest in the future if a large scale social revolution isn't made quickly towards a new social system.
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BUT, this review is supposed to be about this second instalment: Zeitgeist: Addendum.
Appreciating what Peter Joseph is all about by this point I jumped straight into this movie with both feet and lapped it up! - This movie is about the foundations of our society, the root cause of it's problems and the presentation for a radical solution.
The Problem: It's basically money and the desire to not only to acquire money, but profit... Lots of profit, regardless of the social or environmental consequences, even if that cost is the heightened misery of downtrodden nations, the manipulation of an ignorant public, the poisoning of the planet and the disrespecting of its finite resources through unsustainable, corrupt, cost cutting business practices. You'll learn about the money system, how money's created, how it's inflated, that its existence is by it's very design accompanied by debt and interest and the fact that debt and money are actually one and the same thing. You'll also be introduced to the whole idea of economic hitmen and how they're employed by corporations to bribe the leaders of underdeveloped nations to enable the expansion of US business interests.
The Solution: Enter Jacque Fresco and his suggestion that a Resource Based Economy is the way to go... Jacque Fresco is the founder of The Venus Project and has spent the bulk of his long life thinking about the root causes of a lot of the worlds problems and offers a few revelations: "All the worlds problems are technical, not political!" "Politicians are not elected to change things for the better; they're elected to keep things the way they are." "When a technical problem presents itself to a politician the first question a politician is likely to pose is: "How much does it cost?" - The appropriate question was never about how much it costs; it should actually be: "Do we have the resources?" [to solve said problem]..." "We have the resources to feed, clothe, house and educate everybody on this planet."
With both the problem defined and the solution presented (very well in my opinion) Peter Joseph invites you to join the Zeitgeist Movement which at the time seemed like a pretty far out suggestion but now? - (seven years on) http://thezeitgeistmovement.com/ has become a global reaching information organisation (there are chapters all over the globe), raising awareness, offering countless lecture videos, reading materials, information on events, an eye on the social breakdown and the continuous emergence of technical solutions that could be employed to solve problems if we weren't subject to the existing rulebook that governs the box we all live in; it's time to climb out of this box and embrace the Resource Based Economy model. - Good stuff