Now Available, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
As many of you might be aware, the bit in the original Zeitgeist documentary that went over fractional reserve banking and the automagical money-making of the Federal Reserve was a huge catalyst to forming the website you enjoy today. Between that and not-so-accidentally picking up a copy of Michael Panzner's Financial Armageddon, my mission was clear and I set out to devour every piece of information I could find on economics, monetary policy and the socioeconomic fabric that binds us all. It's a mission in progress but in the last 2 and a half years I've managed to get a PhD in Fedspeak (how the hell do I know what these asshats are saying?!) and have thus far decoded about 5% of what Alan Greenspan ever said. Progress, people, progress.
Fun JDA fact that isn't new to my hardcore stalkers: I hate movies. Hate them. Common movie references that most normal people might get are beyond me because I haven't seen them. That thing with the chick with the "gel" in her hair? Didn't see it. The one with the guys in space and the CNN voice? No chance. Perhaps it's because I don't like the idea of giving up 2 hours of my life to bear witness to a manufactured fantasy world of scripts and scenery and CGI. Whatever it is, when Zeitgeist accidentally showed up on my computer screen nearly 3 years ago, I happened to stop whatever it was I was doing to watch all two hours of it and it changed my already-strange view of the world as we know it.
And now the third installment in the Zeitgeist series is here.
The entire film may be found below. I humbly recommend you give yourself the full two hours and 45 minutes you need to watch it in its entirety.
From the official site:
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward focuses on the very fabric of the social order: Monetary-Market Economics. While the majority of the world today have slowly come to see some basic flaws in the economic system we share, as large scale debt defaults, inflation, industrial pollution, resource depletion, rising cancer rates and other signposts emerge to bring the concern into the realm of “public health” overall, very few however consider the economic paradigm as a whole as the source. The tendency is to demand reform in one area or another, avoiding the possibility that perhaps the entire system is intrinsically flawed at the foundational level. ZMF presents the case that it is, indeed, the very foundational mechanics of this system that generates the patterns of behavior and unsustainable methods of conduct that are leading to the vast spectrum of detrimental consequences both personal, social, and environmental and the longer they go on, the worse things will become.
Enjoy, kids. (Since you're probably at work, email this to yourself and watch it when you get home. Seriously)