posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 01:01 AM
lol at all the wacko comments trying to derail this discussion...
OP - Zeitgeist has definitely been discussed here before on ATS - there was a time when this website was actually much more tuned to the critical
thinking type of conspiracy - rather than all the partisan politics and tinfoil paranoia you see today (well ok, the tinfoil's always been
But here are the main threads on the last 2 films:
Zeitgeist Addendum Released
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward - Officially Released Online
Although the first movie probably got the most attention because of the religion controversy, it's definitely the last 2 that have taken everything
to another level, mainly for the reasons that you've already stated.
What I love about Zeitgeist is how well they simplify many of the complex issues within the films, to the point that they become quite self-evident
and obvious. Like someone out there might not initially understand how fiat currency, fractional reserve banking, or planned obsolescence work - and
how these principles are used to manufacture an entirely fake, Ponzi scheme
But when you point out how ridiculous it is that someone would actually go out and spend $2000 on a handbag because it has a designer logo on it, when
the thing cost 35 cents to make in a sweatshop in China - people really start to think harder about the actual math behind the stuff they might
already be somewhat cynical about, but otherwise take completely for granted.
Zeitgeist Addendum and Moving Forward are great films for the way they get everyone talking, thinking, and looking at the world in ways that have been
there right in front of them all along - but they've always just managed to passively accept rather than truly stop and question.
I have recommended both films to many people I know, most of whom aren't even remotely conspiracy-minded. But virtually every one of them comes back
to me wanting to have a 3 hour in-depth discussion about it after