reply to post by ThePeaceMaker
Always amazing how quick the detractors are to have a first say... Zeitgeist is the stuff of ATS minus aliens.
Don't fall into a trap that this is not worth watching because of the films being "propaganda", "utopianist", "socialist", "anti-semetic" or
I watched it years ago, enjoyed it, and it challenged my critical thought processes regarding the world view I grew up with. I believe all "truth"
has a subjective underpinning, and it is unavoidable, given the subject matter of the Zeitgeist movies, that an objective truth can't be promulgated.
As to criticisms of the Zeitgeist being intentional propaganda... - Too what end??? There definitely is not much of a money incentive, given the huge
amount of effort that has gone into the production of the film series...
Nobody can say that the current systems that run our global society has been perfected. As the movies overly emotionally displays - our world is
fundamentally corrupted. There is much more propaganda in the world trying to persuade us that everything is normal, global warming doesn't exist,
capitalism is the only solution (even though the banks are allowed to benefit from socialist state welfare), that pyramidal hierarchical structures
are the natural order of things (even though the spread of the internet demonstrates the power of human organisational structures emulating nature's
rhizome structure - peer-to-peer, mycelium, decentralization) etc.,etc.
We need alternatives to the status quo, like humanity never needed a new path before. The only way a viable solution will be found is by large numbers
of alternative models being laid out on the table. And I think that is where the value of Zeitgeist lies - It may not have everything right, but I
feel it is an honest attempt at searching for better world, instead of languishing in the fake culture of pop.
Why should Zeitgeist endure more criticism than [insert shallow teen sex comedy here]? What is more harmful to humanity anyway?
Watch the movies, research issues you don't feel comfortable with, and form your own opinion. Don't stop. Research more. Gaia demands it from you.