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In the Spirit of Times


#1

I chose to post this in the Get a Life forum because I know most of you guys do not post over in the PWI.

Its an actual movie so be prepared to use up an hour and a half....Trust me boys and girls its worth the time

The movie is Called Zietgeist....do not dismiss this please, watch with an open mind

but first here's the pregame to pump you up for the experience!

Going through this life looking for angels
Poeple passing by looking for angels

Walk this world alone try to stay on my feet
Sometimes crawl, fall, but I stand up cause Im afraid to sleep
And open my eyes to a new day, with all new problems 4. and all new pain
All the faces are filled with so much anger
Losing our dignity and hope from fear of danger
After all the wars, after settling the scores, at the break of dawn we will be deaf to the answers
Theres so much bigotry, misunderstanding and fear
With eyes squinted and fists clinched we reach out for what is dear
We want it
we want
We want a reason to live
Were on a pilgrimage
A crusade for hope
Cause in our hearts and minds and souls we know
We need it
we need
We need more than this

Going through this life looking for angels
People passing by looking for angels

Walking down the streets looking for angels
Everyone I meet looking for angels

So many nations with so many hungry people
So many homeless scrounging around for dirty needles
On the rise, teen suicide, when we will realize
we've been desensitized by the lies of the world
We're oppressed and impressed by the greedy
Whose hands squeeze the life out of the needy
When will we learn that wars, threats, and regrets are the cause and effect of living in fear
Who can help protect the innocence of our children
Stolen on the internet with images they can't forget
We want it
we want
We want a reason to live
We represent a generation that wants to turn back a nation
To let love be our light and salvation
We need it
we need
We need more than this

I became a savior to some kids Ill never meet
Sent a check in the mail to buy them something to eat
What will you do to make a difference, to make a change?
What will you do to help someone along the way?
Just a touch, a smile as you turn the other cheek
Pray for your enemies, humble yourself, love's staring back at me
In the midst of the most painful faces
Angels show up in the strangest of places!

and here's the movie enjoy

Your Immortal
Rocky

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Zeitgeist%2C+The+Movie+-+Remastered+%2F+Final+Edition&emb=0&aq=-1&oq=#


#2

#3

I've never experienced the jaw drop effect until I watched this

full spectrum of emotions... the tears flow fast and forever

the tears eventually turn to those of rage then enlightenment

from enlightenment to action

the action to make my brothers and sisters aware that

YOU ARE A FUCKING HUMAN BEING

and

YOUR FUCKING LIFE MEANS SOMETHING


#4

That youtube clip was extremely boring, I only made it through half. I'm going to have to pass, sorry man.


#5

Zeitgeist and its two sequels are amazing films. I don't necessarily agree with 100% of what Peter Joseph is saying, but he makes a number of excellent points about the state of the world.

If you are unwilling or unable to devote the 90 minutes to watching the film, the condensed version is "If we humans stay the course we're going, we're fucked". He doesn't spend too much time dwelling on global warming, which has already been done, rather he focuses a lot of the banking system, huge corporations and planned obsolescence of goods. It's not done in a patronizing "Umm, corporations...are bad...Mmmmkay?" way...he backs up his statements with facts, and although some have been challenged the majority of what he's saying is factually based.

I also think the Venus Project, conceived by his associate Jacque Fresco, has enormous potential. At first glance I wrongly dismissed it as an unpractical utopia, similar to how people in the 1950's dreamed what promise, abundance and convenience the future would hold. But upon further inspection I honestly think it could work. Similar self-sustaining communities already exist in Arizona and Nevada, although on a much, much smaller scale.

To get the Venus project off the ground, they'd need investors to build a working prototype..."human experiment"...whatever you want to call it. Somebody like Buffet willing to take a chance. This shouldn't be that difficult.

What will be difficult is, like in the "Network" clip posted, is to make people to get mad. Society is deteriorating to the point where many people are willing to accept temporary comfort (TV, internet, junk food, games) over long-term societal gain. North Korea could be nuking South Korea to extinction, and I guarantee you many North Americans would say "oh, those poor people, how terrible" and proceed to turn on their Nintendo Wii or go to the kitchen for some cheezy poofs. The same people would be far, far more angry if heaven forbid their internet service was disrupted for a day. Unfortunately I think it will take a crippling, prolonged depression (worst than the 30's) and/or the threat of complete societal collapse for the average Joe Six-Pack to understand that things are going to have to change.