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Jacques Fresco, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

"When I was a young man growing up in New York City I refused to pledge allegiance to the flag. Of course I was sent to the principal’s office. And he asked me, 'Why don't you want to pledge allegiance? Everybody does.'

I said, 'Everybody once believed the earth was flat, but that doesn't make it so.' I explained that America owed everything it has to other cultures and other nations, and I would rather pledge allegiance to the earth, and everyone on it.”

Now, my grandmother was a wonderful person. She taught me how to play the game Monopoly. She understood that the name of the game is to acquire. She would accumulate everything she could and eventually, she became the master of the board. And then she would always say the same thing to me. She would look at me and say: “One day, you’ll learn to play the game.” One summer I played Monopoly almost every day, all day long and that summer, I learned to play the game. I came to understand that the only way to win is to make a total commitment to acquisition. I came to understand that money and possessions… that’s the way you keep score. And by the end of that summer I was more ruthless than my grandmother. I was ready to bend the rules if I had to, to win that game… and I sat down with her to play that fall. I took everything she had. I watched her give her last dollar and quit in utter defeat. And then she had one more thing to teach me. Then she said: “Now it all goes back in the box. All those houses and hotels. All the railroads and utility companies… All that property and all that wonderful money… Now it all goes back in the box. None of it was really yours. You got all heated up about it for a while. But it was around a long time before you sat down at the board, and it will be there after you’re gone – players come – players go. Houses and cars… Titles and clothes… Even your body.” Because the fact is that everything I clutch and consume and hoard is going to go back in the box and I’m going to lose it all. So you have to ask yourself, when you finally get the ultimate promotion, when you have made the ultimate purchase, when you buy the ultimate home, when you have stored up financial security and climbed the ladder of success to the highest rung you can possibly climb it… and the thrill wears off - and it will wear off - Then what? How far do you have to walk down that road until you see where it leads? Surely you understand it will never be enough. So you have to ask yourself the question: What matters?
—  John Ortberg
In society today, you seldom hear anyone speak of the progress of their country or society in terms of their physical well-being, state of happiness, trust or social stability. Rather, the measures are presented to us through economic abstractions. We have the gross domestic product, the consumer price index, the value of the stock market, rates of inflation, and so on. But does this tell us anything of real value as to the quality of peoples’ lives? No. All of these measures have to do with the money sequence itself and nothing more.
—  Michael C. Ruppert

Now, my grandmother was a wonderful person. She taught me how to play the game Monopoly. She understood that the name of the game is to acquire. She would accumulate everything she could and eventually, she became the master of the board. And then she would always say the same thing to me. She would look at me and she would say: “One day, you’ll learn to play the game.”

One summer, I played Monopoly almost every day, all day long. And that summer, I learned to play the game. I came to understand the only way to win is to make a total commitment to acquisition. I came to understand that money and possessions- that’s the way that you keep score. And by the end of that summer, I was more ruthless than my grandmother… I was ready to bend the rules if I had to, to win that game.

And I sat down with her to play that fall. I took everything she had. I watched her give her last dollar and quit in utter defeat. And then she had one more thing to teach me. Then she said: “Now it all goes back in the box. All those houses and hotels. All the railroads and utility companies… All that property and all that wonderful money… Now it all goes back in the box. None of it was really yours.

You got all heated up about it for a while. But it was around a long time before you sat down at the board and it will be here after you’re gone: players come, players go. Houses and cars… Titles and clothes… Even your body.” Because the fact is that everything I clutch and consume and hoard is going to go back in the box and I’m going to lose it all.

So you have to ask yourself when you finally get the ultimate promotion, when you have made the ultimate purchase, when you buy the ultimate home, when you have stored up financial security and climbed the ladder of success to the highest rung you can possibly climb it… and the thrill wears off – and it will wear off – Then what? How far do you have to walk down that road before you see where it leads? Surely you understand it will never be enough.

So you have to ask yourself the question: What matters?

—  Jordan Maxwell
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ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2011 (by TZMOfficialChannel)



This will be my last post for — I don’t know how long.

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward [FULL] 2011 (via Servant2All)

This newly-released 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”.

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Watch NEW Zeitgeist Moving Forward Movie

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This movie, along with the other two previous ones, is going to change how this world works. We just have to let people know its available to view, for free. Reblog till you can’t reblog no more, this is the future of the world we’re talking about, not some chopped up GIF that runs on loop.

If you could show the world three films, which (three) would you choose?

I’d show the world Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, Forks Over Knives, and The Union - The Business Behind Getting High

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is the third installment of the Zeitgeist movie series, created by independent producer Peter Joseph.  In this installment, the concept of a transition from the flawed society we live in today to a more peaceful, less chaotic, and yes, radically different society is presented.  This new society is centered around a resource-based economy, a concept which is expanded and elaborated upon in the new documentary, and was originally introduced in Zeitgeist: Addendum.  The Zeitgeist movie series, as well as The Zeitgeist Movement, intends to examine the root causes of the wide-spread, social, economic, health, and governmental problems that we experience today; and with the knowledge that these examinations in place, they introduce new models for societies (new and existing) by which these problems can be solved.  

Zeitgeist: Moving forward will be released worldwide this saturday, January 15th in over 300 Theathers and gathering places in 60 countries worldwide in 30 languages.  To Find out if there is a screening in your area, follow this to a map.  

On Tuesday, January 25th, the movie will be released on-line for free to the world via the zeitgeistmovingforward.com website.  

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Zeitgeist: Addendum (for those of you who have not seen it yet)

And here’s the sequel, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward