Today, I will be sharing about a unique movement with you all which intrigues me and makes me think very deeply. The idea is to make you all think about it as well... The “Zeitgeist Movement.” I don’t know how many of you have already heard about it or know about it, but I am going to share what I know about it. “Peter Joseph” has directed three parts of this movie called the “Zeitgeist”. The word Zeitgeist is a noun which means the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of that particular time.
- The first part is about the religions and their messages and its supposed co relation with scientific observations, the disasters of the 21st century and the power play behind them and lastly the alleged reasons and effects of the World Wars. While the movie spans across three different periods in history, the message seems to be that the word of mouth, or the way an idea is spoken about or promoted by the media and the eminent people, is the way the general public perceives it. That there is a fully fledged plan behind things we believe to be otherwise. Some of the catchphrases from the movie:
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
- Lord Action
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
- Jim Hendrix
- The second part underlines the reasons why a large part of world lives in inequality in spite of the abundant resources. The paralyzing profit structure in all the fields prevents the technology from developing as it will decrease the role of the middle men. The resources are abundant to enrich everybody’s life but the efforts are not channelized in the right direction.
“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
- The third part is about the scientific research and interviews on various experiments about the gene structure of the human race and how it affects the individuals.
Should one be open to new ideas and accept the reforms in any sector as fast as one can if they are logical and beneficial? All the three parts seem to throw light on things which are not shared with the common people since ages. Which are kept secret from us as we are not one of the “eminent few”. Are we actually leading these people to rule over us? While word of mouth and fear were used to rule over people in olden times, now with the advent of internet people resort to various social media to believe things the higher sects want them to. Have you ever thought about the authenticity of the videos and information on the internet? Or the television? Some of the events in the movie may come as a grave shock, but are worth giving a long thought.
Peter Joseph leads the “Zeitgeist Community” which is a group of people who strive to think independently. The Zeitgeist movement's ideas are presented through local and national chapters and online release of media and it holds an annual event, Z-Day. The aim of one of their projects is for every chapter of The Zeitgeist Movement to initially try to go into just one school or university to promote/discuss sustainable values and practices with the next generation.
I am sharing the link of its website so that you can know more about it. I recommend all the three parts of this movie... http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/