I’m deeply indebted to the author of zeitgeist: addendum, Peter Joseph, this is a documentary that goes to the core of it, and I’ll have to add it to my the most list. Thanks for the patience and the hard work, it filled me with optimism.
If you don’t care to learn about where the money’s coming from, where they go and why you need them today, why you won’t need them tomorrow, to understand the big events around you, the ideology you’re living in, your politicians, the technology, and why you’re waking up in the morning to go to work, you should ignore it; i couldn’t. John Perkins, Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows, George Carlin, and the author of the movie provide insights I consider absolutely necessary to the youngsters and the older ones alike.
I’ll quote, approximately, one of the many interesting (answered) questions in the movie: while around 100 US citizens die from terrorist attacks in a year, and 450000 US citizens die from heart disease in the same period of time, why is the US government spending 50 times more on preventing terrorism than on preventing heart disease?
Check out The Zeitgeist Movement also, the point is
We can continue to stomp on the ants coming out from under the refrigerator, but until we remove the spoiled food behind it, they are just going to keep coming.
In fact this didn’t need to be a movie at all, text should have been enough, but somehow in the slow capitalist-to-be’s mind, one needs a lot of pixels to move around and change color in order to fix some ideas. The capitalist-to-be presumably believes that the next step in the progress from text is the movie. Ridiculous. This comes as a consequence of that theory that you’re learning from text, but more effectively if you combine it with sound, and most effectively if you combine it with image. But that theory refers, in my opinion, to memorizing, in fact, not learning; and this is quite ok for those using moving images for commercial advertisement, but the ok is limited to advertisement/propaganda/brainwashing.
My conviction is that the amount of flickering pixels is flooding the watcher’s information channels to the point where its brain has to postpone (the critical) thinking, if not ban it completely (even if temporary, but if you drive a car to commute, you’re doomed, the temporary ban may become permanent, because the movie you have to pay attention to daily, the highway, and the sound which tells you what to buy and what to believe, enforce a memory of dullness).
By the way, did you notice the annoying sound in the background when you listen the TV news? What’s the role of that noise? To make your life seem full of meaning at breakfast?