posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:47 AM
Edit: I seem to have posted this on the wrong thread.
I watched the movie last night and I was pleasantly surprised. I watched the original Zeitgeist and though I loved parts of it (9/11, monetary policy)
the others were so and so. Also the documentary had a definite negative vibe to it, which is understandable considering the content, but on the same
token people want to be left with a feeling that they can do something about it and not just "we are screwed".
This documentary was different in that it showed ways in which we can transition into a new paradigm if we put together our resources and our know
how. It pointed out that if we concentrated on technology to mechanize most of the mundane labor jobs (according to the doc we have the technology
now) and use powerful mainframes to locate potential resources on the earth, that we could then work on other systems to replace our currency based
one. I don't know if I have as much confidence as the producers in technology to cure our society's woes, but IMO anything is better than our
current way of doing it. They also tackle our problems with our current system including gross inequality, eco-cidal insantiy, and perpetual wars
sprinkled with social psychology.
One major problem that it didn't tackle is our current exponential population growth problem, and also how people hardwired into a system for 2-3
generations would be able to disconnect themselves from that system in order for a new one to emerge (my guess would be semi-total collapse would need
to happen first). Overall a good documentary that rather then simply tell you how bad things are; is willing to throw some ideas at a possible sane
If you haven't seen it I would definitely recommend it. Again I don't agree with all it's parts, but at this moment in time people need to address
the true issues in our society (and it isn't the bankers, welfare entitlements, and Obamas birth certificate), and throw together some plans to help
with any transition, the sooner the better. I will definitely check out more info on the venus project.