Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008)

March 5, 2020

– The old appeals to racial,
sexual and religious chauvinism to rabid nationalist fervor
are beginning not to work. -The business of who I am
and whether I’m good or bad or achieving or not, all
that’s learned along the way. -It’s just a ride and we can change it anytime we want.
It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job,
no savings of money. -I realized that I
had the game wrong that the game was to find
out what I already was. -We were saying, how very important it is to bring about,
in the human mind the radical revolution. The crisis is a crisis
in consciousness. A crisis that cannot, anymore accept the old norms the old patterns the ancient traditions. And, considering what
the world is now with all the misery conflict destructive brutality aggression and so on… Man is still as he was. Is still brutal violent aggressive acquisitive competitive. And, he’s built a society
along these lines. . ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM “It is no measure of
health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
” J. Krishnamurti -Society today, is composed
of a series of institutions. . From political institutions legal institutions religious institutions. To institutions of social class familial values and occupational specialization. It is obvious the
profound influence these traditionalized
structures have in shaping our understandings
and perspectives. Yet, of all the social
institutions, we are born into directed by and conditioned upon there seems to be no system
as taken for granted and misunderstood as the monetary system. Taking on nearly
religious proportions the established monetary
institution exists as one of the most unquestioned
forms of faith there is. How money is created, the
policies by which it is governed . and how it truly affects society are unregistered interests of the
great majority of the population. In a world where 1% of the population
owns 40% of the planet’s wealth. In a world where 34.000
children die every single day from poverty and
preventable diseases and where 50% of the
world’s population lives on less than
2 dollars a day… One thing is clear. Something is very wrong. And, whether we are
aware of it or not the lifeblood of all of our
established institutions and thus society
itself, is money. Therefore, understanding this
institution of monetary policy is critical to understanding why
our lives are the way they are. Unfortunately, economics is often
viewed with confusion and boredom. Endless streams of
financial jargon coupled with
intimidating mathematics quickly deters people from
attempts at understanding it. However, the fact is: The complexity associated with the
financial system is a mere mask designed to conceal one of the most
socially paralyzing structures humanity has ever endured. “None are more
hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely
believe they are free.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
– 1749-1832 -A number of years ago the central bank of the United
States, the Federal Reserve produced a document entitled
“Modern Money Mechanics”. This publication detailed the
institutionalized practice of money creation as utilized
by the Federal Reserve and the web of global
commercial banks it supports. On the opening page the
document states its objective: “The purpose of this
booklet is to describe the basic process
of money creation in a ‘fractional reserve’
banking system.” It then proceeds to describe
this fractional reserve process through various
banking terminology. A translation of which
goes something like this: The United States government
decides it needs some money. So it calls up the
Federal Reserve and requests, say,
10 billion dollars. The FED replies saying: “Sure, we’ll buy ten billion
in government bonds from you”. So the government takes
some pieces of paper paints some official
looking designs on them and calls them treasury bonds. Then it puts a value on these bonds
to the sum of 10 billion dollars and sends them over to the FED. In turn, the people of the FED draw up a bunch of impressive
pieces of papers themselves only this time, calling them
“Federal Reserve notes” also designating a value of ten
billion dollars to the set. The FED then takes these notes
and trades them for the bonds. Once this exchange is complete the government then takes the ten
billion in federal reserve notes and deposits it into
an bank account. And, upon this deposit the paper notes officially
become legal tender money adding ten billion to
the US money supply. And there it is, ten billion
in new money has been created. Of course, this example
is a generalization. For, in reality, this transaction
would occur electronically with no paper used at all. In fact, only 3% of the US money
supply exists in physical currency. The other 97 percent essentially
exists in computers alone. Now, government bonds are by
design instruments of debt. And when the FED
purchases these bonds with money essentially
created out of thin air the government is
actually promising to pay back that
money to the FED. In other words, the money
was created out of debt. This mind numbing paradox of how money or value can be
created out of debt or a liability will become more clear as
we further this exercise. So, the exchange has been made and now ten billion dollars sits
in a commercial bank account. Here is where it gets
really interesting. For, as based on the
fractional reserve practice that ten billion dollar deposit instantly becomes part
of the bank’s reserves just as all deposits do. And, regarding
reserve requirements as stated in “Modern
Money Mechanics”: “A bank must maintain
legally required reserves equal to a prescribed
percentage of its deposits”. It then quantifies this by stating:
“Under current regulations . the reserve requirement against
most transaction accounts is 10%”. This means that with a ten
billion dollar deposit 10%, or one billion, is held
as the required reserve . while the other nine billion is
considered an excessive reserve and can be used as the
basis for new loans. . Now, it is logical to assume,
that this nine billion is literally coming out of the
existing ten billion dollar deposit. However, this is
actually not the case. What really happens, is
that the nine billion is simply created
out of thin air on top of the existing 10
billion dollar deposit. This is how the money
supply is expanded. As stated in “Modern
Money Mechanics”: “Of course they” -the banks- “do not really pay out loans for the
money they receive as deposits. If they did this, no additional
money would be created. What they do when
they make loans is to accept promissory
notes” -loan contracts- “in exchange for
credits” -money- “to the borrowers’
transaction accounts.” In other words, the nine billion
can be created out of nothing simply because there is a
demand for such a loan and that there is a 10
billion dollar deposit to satisfy the reserve
requirements. Now, let’s assume that
somebody walks into this bank and borrows the newly available
nine billion dollars. They will then most
likely take that money and deposit it into
their own bank account. The process then repeats. For that deposit becomes
part of the bank’s reserves. 10% is isolated and in turn 90% of
the nine billion, or 8.1 billion is now available as newly
created money for more loans. And, of course, that 8.1 can
be loaned out and redeposited creating an additional
7.2 billion. To 6.5 billion…
to 5.9 billion… etc. This deposit money
creation loan cycle can technically go
on to infinity. The average mathematical result
is that about 90 billion dollars can be created on top of
the original 10 billion. In other words,
for every deposit that ever occurs in
the banking system about nine times that amount can
be created out of thin air. Money-Jitters.
Ask the obliging Bank of America for a jar of soothing
instant money. M-O-N-E-Y in the form of a
convenient personal loan. So, now that we understand
how money is created by this fractional
reserve banking system a logical yet illusive
question might come to mind: What is actually giving this
newly created money value? The answer: the money
that already exists. The new money essentially steals value
from the existing money supply. For the total pool of
money is being increased irrespective to demand
for goods and services. And, as supply and demand finds
equilibrium, prices rise diminishing the purchasing power
of each individual dollar. This is generally
referred to as inflation. And inflation is essentially
a hidden tax on the public. -What is the advice
that you generally get? And that is, inflate
the currency. They don’t say:
debase the currency. They don’t say:
devalue the currency. They don’t say: cheat the
people who are safe. They say: lower the
interest rates. The real deception is when we
distort the value of money. When we create money out of
thin air, we have no savings. Yet there’s so called “capital”. So, my question
boils down to this: How in the world can we expect to
solve the problems of inflation that is the increase in the supply
of money, with more inflation? -Of course, it can’t. The fractional reserve
system of monetary expansion is inherently inflationary. For the act of expanding
the money supply, without there being a proportional
expansion of goods and services in the economy, will
always debase a currency. In fact, a quick glance at the
historical values of the US dollar versus the money supply,
reflects this point definitively for the inverse
relationship is obvious. One dollar in 1913 required
$21.60 in 2007 to match value. That is a 96% devaluation since the Federal Reserve
came into existence. Now, if this reality of inherent
and perpetual inflation seems absurd and
economically self defeating hold that thought, for
absurdity is an understatement in regard to how our financial
system really operates. For in our financial
system money is debt and debt is money. Here is a chart of the US money
supply from 1950 to 2006. Here is a chart of the US national
debt for the same period. How interesting it is that the
trends are virtually the same. For the more money there is,
the more debt there is. The more debt there is,
the more money there is. To put it a different way, every
single dollar in your wallet is owed to somebody by somebody.
For remember: The only way the money can come
into existence is from loans. Therefore, if everyone in the country
were able to pay off all debts including the government there would not be one
dollar in circulation. “If there were no debts
in our money system there wouldn’t be any money.” -Marriner Eccles- Governor of the
Federal Reserve September 30th, 1941 -In fact, the last time
in American history the national debt was
completely paid off was in 1835 after president Andrew Jackson
shut down the central bank that preceded the
Federal Reserve. In fact, Jackson’s entire political
platform essentially revolved around his commitment to
shut down the central bank. Stating at one point: “The bold efforts the present bank
has made to control the government are but premonitions of the fate
that awaits the American people should they be deluded into a
perpetuation of this institution or the establishment
of another like it.” Unfortunately his message
was short lived, and the international
bankers succeeded to install another central bank
in 1913, the Federal Reserve. And as long as this institution
exists, perpetual debt is guaranteed. . Now, so far we have
discussed the reality that money is created out
of debt through loans. These loans are based
on a bank’s reserves and reserves are
derived from deposits. And through this
fractional reserve system any one deposit can create 9
times its original value. In turn, debasing the
existing money supply raising prices in society. And, since all this money
is created out of debt and circulated randomly
through commerce people become detached
from their original debt and a disequilibrium exists where people are forced
to compete for labor in order to pull enough money
out of the money supply to cover their costs of living. As dysfunctional and backwards
as all of this might seem there is still one thing we have
omitted from this equation. And it is this element
of the structure which reveals the truly fraudulent
nature of the system itself. The application of interest. When the government borrows
money from the FED or when a person borrows
money from a bank it almost always has to be paid
back with accrued interest. In other words, almost every
single dollar that exists must be eventually returned to a
bank with interest paid as well. But, if all money is borrowed
from the Central Bank and is expanded by commercial
banks through loans only what would be referred
to as the “principal” is being created in
the money supply. So then, where is the money to cover all of the
interest that is charged? Nowhere. It doesn’t exist. The ramifications of
this are staggering for the amount of money owed back
to the banks will always exceed the amount of money that is
available in circulation. This is why inflation is a
constant in the economy for new money is always needed to help cover the perpetual
deficit built into the system caused by the need
to pay the interest. What this also means,
is that mathematically defaults and bankruptcy are
literally built into this system and there will always be
poor pockets of society that get the short
end of the stick. An analogy would be a
game of musical chairs for the once music stops,
somebody is left out to dry. And that’s the point. It invariably transfers true wealth
from the individual to the banks. For, if you are unable
to pay for your mortgage they will take your property. This is particularly
enraging when you realize that not only is such
a default inevitable due to the fractional reserve practice,
but also because of the fact that the money that the
bank loaned to you didn’t even legally exist
in the first place. In 1969 there was a
Minnesota court case involving a man
named Jerome Daly who was challenging the foreclosure
of his home by the bank which provided the
loan to purchase it. His argument was that
the mortgage contract required both parties
-being he and the bank- each put up a legitimate form
of property for the exchange. In legal language this
is called consideration: [ a contract’s basis.
a contract is founded on an exchange of one form of consideration
for another. ] Mr. Daly explained that
the money was, in fact not the property of the bank, for
it was created out of nothing as soon as the loan
agreement was signed. Remember what “Modern Money
Mechanics” stated about loans? “What they do, when
they make loans, is to accept promissory notes
in exchange for credits. Reserves are unchanged by
the loan transactions. But, deposit credits
constitute new additions to the total deposits
of the banking system.” In other words, the money doesn’t
come out of their existing assets. The bank is simply inventing it,
putting up nothing of its own except for a theoretical
liability on paper. As the court case progressed the bank’s president Mr.
Morgan took the stand and in the judge’s personal
memorandum, he recalled that the Plaintiff – bank’s
president – admitted that in combination with the
Federal Reserve Bank did create the money and credit upon
its books by book-keeping entry. The money and credit first came into
existence when they created it. Mr. Morgan admitted that no US Law or Statute existed which
gave him the right to do this. A lawful consideration must exist and
be tendered to support the note. The Jury found that there was no
lawful consideration and I agree. He also poetically added: “Only God can create something
of value out of nothing”. And, upon this revelation the court rejected the
bank’s claim for foreclosure and Daly kept his home. The implications of this
court decision are immense. For every time you
borrow money from a bank whether it is a mortgage
loan or a credit card charge the money given to you
is not only counterfeit it is an illegitimate
form of consideration and hence, voids the
contract to repay. For the bank never had the money
as property to begin with. Unfortunately such legal realizations
are suppressed and ignored. And the game of perpetual wealth
transfer and perpetual debt continues. And this brings us to
the ultimate question: Why? During the American Civil War President Lincoln bypassed
the high interest loans offered by the European banks and decided to do what the
founding fathers advocated which was to create an independent
and inherently debt-free currency. It was called “The Greenback”. Shortly after this measure was taken,
an internal document circulated between private British and
American banking interests, stated: “…slavery is but
the owning of labor and carries with it
the care of laborers. While the European plan is that capital shall control
labor by controlling wages. This can be done by
controlling the money. It will not do to allow the Greenback…
as we cannot control that.” The fractional reserve policy perpetrated by the Federal Reserve
which has spread in practice to the great majority
of banks in the world is, in fact, a system
of modern slavery. Think about it, money
is created out of debt. And what the people do
when they are in debt? They submit to employment
to pay it off. But if money only can only
be created out of loans how can society
ever be debt free? It can’t and that’s the point. And it is the fear
of losing assets coupled with the
struggle to keep up with the perpetual debt and
inflation inherent in the system compounded by the inescapable scarcity
within the money supply itself created by the interest
that can never be repaid that keeps the
wage-slave in line. Running on a hamster wheel,
with millions of others in effect powering an empire that truly benefits only the
elite at the top of the pyramid. For, at the end of the day, who
are you really working for? . The banks. Money is created in a bank and
invariably ends up in a bank. They are the true masters along with the corporations
and governments they support. Physical slavery requires
people to be housed and fed. Economic slavery requires people
to feed and house themselves. It is one of the
most ingenious scams for social manipulation
ever created. And at its core it is an invisible war
against the population. Debt is the weapon used to
conquer and enslave societies and interest is its
prime ammunition. And, as the majority walks
around oblivious to this reality the banks in collusion with
governments and corporations continue to perfect and expand
their tactics of economic warfare spawning new bases,
such as the World Bank and International
Monetary Fund [IMF] while also inventing a
new type of soldier: The birth of the
Economic Hit Man. “There are two ways to conquer
and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt.”
– John Adams – 1735-1826 -We economic hit men, really have been
the ones responsible for creating this first truly global empire
and we work many different ways. John Perkins Former Chief Economist for Chas. T.
Main Inc. Author: Confessions of an Economic Hitman But perhaps the most
common is that we will identify a country that has resources
our corporations covet, like oil and then, arrange a huge
loan to that country from the World Bank or one
of its sister organizations. But the money never actually
goes to the country. Instead it goes to
our big corporations to built infrastructure
projects in that country. Power plants, industrial
parks, ports. Things that benefit a few
rich people in that country in addition to our corporations but really don’t help the
majority of the people at all. However, those people, the whole
country is left holding a huge debt. It’s such a big debt they can’t repay
it and that’s part of the plan that they can’t repay it.
And so, at some point we economic hit men, go back
to them and say, “Listen, you owe us a lot of money.
You can’t pay your debt. So, sell your oil real cheap to our oil companies allow us to build a military
base in your country”, or “send troops in support of ours to
someplace in the world like Iraq” or “vote with us in the next
UN vote”, to have their electric utility
company privatized and their water and sewage
system privatized and sold to US corporations or
other multinational corporations. So there is a whole
mushrooming thing and it’s so typical of the way the
IMF and the World Bank work. They put a country in debt and it’s
such a big debt it can’t pay it and then you offer to refinance that
debt and pay even more interest and you demand this quid pro quo which you call a “conditionality”
or “good governance” which means basically that they’ve
got to sell off their resources including many of their social
services, their utility companies, their school systems sometimes,
their penal systems their insurance systems,
to foreign corporations. So it’s a double – triple
– quadruple whammy! IRAN; 1953 The precedent for economic hit men
really began back in the early 50’s when the democratically elected
Mossadegh who was elected in Iran. He was considered to be the hope
for democracy in the middle east and around the world. He was in
Time-Magazine’s “Man of the year”. But… one of the things that he ran
on and began to implement was the idea that foreign oil companies
needed to pay the Iranian people a lot more for the oil that
they were taking out of Iran and the Iranian people should benefit
from their own oil. Strange policy. We didn’t like that of course.
But… we were afraid to do what
we normally were doing which was to send in the military.
Instead we sent in one CIA agent Kermit Roosevelt, Teddy
Roosevelt’s relative. And Kermit went in with a
few million dollars and was very, very effective and efficient
and in a short amount of time he managed to get
Mossadegh overthrown and brought in the shah
of Iran to replace him who always was favorable to oil.
And it was extremely effective. [ Revolt in Iran ] “Mobs overthrow Tehran. Army officers shout that Mossadegh
has surrendered and his regime as virtual dictator of Iran is ended.
Pictures of the Shah are paraded through the streets as sentiment reverses.
The Shah is welcomed home.” So back here in the United
States, in Washington people looked around and said:
“Wow, that was easy and cheap”. So this established
a whole new way of manipulating countries,
of creating empire. The only problem with
Roosevelt was that he was a card carrying CIA agent.
And if he’d been caught the ramifications could
have been pretty serious. So very quickly, at that point,
the decision was made to use private consultants to
channel the money through the World Bank or the IMF or one
of the other such agencies to bring in people like me, who
worked for private companies. So that if we got caught there would be no
governmental ramifications. GUATEMALA 1954 When Árbenz became
president of Guatemala the country was very
much under the thumbs of United Fruit company, the big
international corporations and Árbenz ran on this
ticket that said: “You know we want to give the land
back to the people”. And once he took power, he was
implementing policies that would would do exactly that, give the
land rights back to the people. United Fruit didn’t
like that very much. And so, they hired a public relations
firm, launched a huge campaign in the United States to convince
the United States people the citizens of the United States,
the press of the United States and the Congress of the United States,
that Árbenz was a soviet puppet and that if we allowed
him to stay in power the Soviets would have a
foothold in this hemisphere. And that, at that point in time, was
a huge fear on everybody’s mind of the red terror, the
communist terror. And so, to make a long story short,
out of this public relations campaign came a commitment on the part of the CIA
and the military to take this man out. And in fact, we did. We sent in
planes, we sent in soldiers, we sent in jackals, we sent everything in to take him out.
And did take him out. And as soon as he was
removed from office the new guy that took over after him
basically reinstated everything to the big international corporations,
including United Fruit. [Ecuador 1981] Ecuador, for many, many
years had been ruled by pro-US dictators often relatively brutal.
Then it was decided they were gonna have a truly democratic election.
Jaime Roldós ran for office and his main goal he said, as president would be
to make sure that Ecuador’s resources were used to help the people.
And he won. Overwhelming. By more votes than anybody had
ever won anything in Ecuador. And he began to implement
these policies. To make sure that the profits
from oil went to help the people. Well, we didn’t like that
in the United States. I was sent down as one of several
economic hit men to change Roldós. To corrupt him. To bring him around.
To let him know, you know. “Ok, you know, you can get very rich,
you and your family, if you play our game. But if you continue to try
to keep these policies you’ve promised you’re gonna go.
” He wouldn’t listen. He was assassinated. As soon as the plane crashed, the
whole area was cordoned off. The only people allowed in were
US military from a nearby base and some of the
Ecuadorian military. When an investigation
was launched two of the key witnesses
died in car accidents before they had a
chance to testify. A lot of very, very strange
things that went on around the assassination
of Jaime Roldós. I, like most people who’ve
really looked at this case have absolutely no doubt that
it was an assassination. And, of course, in my position
as an economic hit man I was always expecting
something to happen to Jaime whether it’d be a coup or assassination,
I wasn’t sure, but that he would be taken down, because he
was not being corrupted, he would not allow himself to be corrupted
the way we wanted to corrupt him. PANAMA 1981 Omar Torrijos,
president of Panama was, you know, one of my favorite people.
I really, really liked him. He was very charismatic. He was a guy
who really wanted to help his country. And when I tried to bribe him or
corrupt him, he said: “Look, John” – he called me Juanito
– He said: “Look Juanito, I don’t need the money.
What I really need is for my country to be treated fairly.
I need for the US to repay the debts that you owe my people for all
the destruction you’ve done here. I need to be in a position where I can
help other Latin American countries win their independence
and be free of this of this terrible
presence from the North. You people are
exploiting us so badly. I need to have the Panama Canal back
in the hands of the Panamanian people. That’s what I want. And so, leave me alone, don’t, you
know, don’t try to bribe me”. It was 1981 and, in May, Jaime
Roldos was assassinated. And Omar was very aware of this. Torrijos got his family
together and he said: “I’m probably next, but it’s OK because I’ve done what
I came here to do I’ve renegotiated the Canal. The Canal will now be in our hands.
” He’d just finished negotiating the treaty with Jimmy Carter. In June of that same year,
just a couple of months later he also went down in
an airplane crash which, there’s no question, was
executed by CIA sponsored jackals. A tremendous amount
of evidence that one of Torijos’ security guards
handed him, at the last moment as he was getting on the
plane, a tape recorder. A small tape recorder
that contained a bomb. VENEZUELA 2002 It is interesting to me how this system has continued
pretty much the same way for years and years and years,
except the economic hit men have got better and
better and better. Then we come up with, very recently,
what happened in Venezuela. In 1998, Hugo Chavez
gets elected president following a long
line of presidents who’d been very corrupt and
basically destroyed the economy of the country.
And Chavez was elected amidst all that. Chavez stood up to
the United States and he’s done it primarily
demanding that Venezuelan oil be used to help the
Venezuelan people. Well, we didn’t like that
in the United States. So in 2002 a coup was staged, which
there’s no question in my mind and most other people’s minds,
that the CIA was behind that coup. The way that that
coup was fomented was very reflective of what Kermit
Roosevelt had done in Iran. Of paying people to go
out onto the streets to riot, to protest, to say
that Chavez was very unpopular. You know, if you can get a few
thousand people to do that television can make it look
like it’s the whole country and things start to mushroom. Except in the case of
Chavez, he was smart enough and the people were so strongly
behind him, that they overcame it . which was a phenomenal moment in
the history of Latin America. IRAQ 2003 Iraq, actually, is
a perfect example of the way the whole
system works. So we, economic hit men, are
the first line of defense. We go in, we try to
corrupt the governments and get them to accept
these huge loans which we then use as leverage
to basically own them. If we fail, as I failed in
Panama with Omar Torrijos and Ecuador with Jaime Roldós,
men who refused to be corrupted then the second line of defense
is we send in the jackals. And the jackals either overthrow
governments or they assassinate. And, once that happens and
a new government comes in boy it’s gonna tow
the line because that new president knows what
will happen if he doesn’t. In the case of Iraq, both
of those things failed. The economic hit men were not able
to get through to Saddam Hussein. We tried very hard, we tried
to get him to accept a deal very similar to what the House of
Saud had accepted in Saudi Arabia but he wouldn’t accept it. And so the jackals went
in to take him out. They couldn’t do it.
His security was very good. After all, he at one time,
worked for the CIA. He’d been hired to assassinate a
former president of Iraq and failed but he knew the system. So, in ’91, we send in the troops
and we take out the Iraqi military. . So, we assume at that point that Saddam Hussein
is gonna come around. We could have taken him out,
of course at that time but we didn’t want to.
He’s the kind of strong man we like. He controls his people.
We thought he could control the Kurds and keep the Iranians in their
border and keep pumping oil for us. And that once we took out his
military, now he’s gonna come around. So the economic hit men go back
in in the 90’s, without success. . If they’d had success he’d
still be running the country. We’d be selling him all
the fighter jets he wants and everything else he wants, but they
couldn’t; they didn’t have success. The jackals couldn’t
take him out again so we sent the
military in once again and this time we did the
complete job and took him out. And in the process,
created for ourselves some very, very lucrative
construction deals to reconstruct the country that
we’d essentially destroyed. Which is a pretty good deal if you own construction
companies, big ones. So, Iraq shows the three stages. The economic hit
men failed there. The jackals failed there.
And as a final measure the military goes in. And in that way we’ve
really created an empire but we’ve done it very, very subtly.
It’s clandestine. All empires of the past
were built on the military and everybody knew they
were building them. The British knew they were
building them, the French the Germans, the
Romans, the Greeks and they were proud of it, and
they always had some excuse like spreading civilization,
spreading some religion something like that, but they
knew they were doing it. We don’t. The majority of the people in
the United States have no idea that we’re living off the benefits
of the clandestine empire. That today there is more slavery
in the world than ever before. Then you have to ask yourself; well, if it’s an empire,
then who is the emperor? Obviously our Presidents of the
United States are not emperors. An emperor is someone
who is not elected doesn’t serve a limited term and doesn’t report to
anyone, essentially. So you can’t classify our
presidents that way. But we do have what I consider to
be the equivalent of the emperor and it’s what I call
the corporatocracy. The corporatocracy is
this group of individuals who run our biggest
corporations. And they really act as the
emperor of this empire. They control our media either through direct
ownership or advertising. They control most
of our politicians because they finance
their campaigns either through the corporations
or through personal contributions . that come out of
the corporations. They’re not elected, then
don’t serve a limited term . they don’t report to anybody and at the very top
of the corporatocracy you really can’t tell
whether the person is working for a private
corporation or the government because they’re always
moving back and forth. So, you know, you’ve got
a guy who one moment is the president of a big
construction company like Halliburton and the next moment he’s Vice
President of the United States or the President who was in the oil business.
And this is true whether you get Democrats or
Republicans in the office. . You have this moving back and
forth through a revolving door. And in a way, our government
is invisible a lot of the time and its’ policies are carried
out by our corporations on one level or another.
And then again the policies of the
government are basically forged by the corporatocracy, and
then presented to the government . and they become government policy.
So, there’s an incredibly cozy relationship. This isn’t a conspiracy theory type of thing.
These people don’t have to get together and
plot to do things. . They all basically work under
one primary assumption and that is that they
must maximize profits . regardless of the social
and environmental costs. -This process of manipulation
by the corporatocracy through the use of debt, bribery
and political overthrow is called Globalization Just as the Federal Reserve keeps
the American public in a position of indentured servitude though
perpetual debt, inflation and interest the World Bank and IMF serve
this role on a global scale. The basic scam is simple. Put a country in debt either
by its own indiscretion or through corrupting the
leader of that country then impose “conditionalities” or
“structural adjustment policies” often consisting
of the following: Currency devaluation. When the value of a currency drops,
so does everything valued in it. This makes indigenous resources
available to predator countries at a fraction of their worth. Large funding cuts
for social programs. These usually include
education and healthcare compromising the well-being
and integrity of the society leaving the public
vulnerable to exploitation. Privatization of
state-owned enterprises. This means that socially
important systems can be purchased and regulated by
foreign corporations for profit. For example, in 1999,
the World Bank insisted that the Bolivian
government sell the public water-system
of its third-largest city to a subsidiary of the US
corporation “Bechtel.” As soon as this
occurred, water bills for the already impoverished
local residents, skyrocketed. It wasn’t until after a
full-blown revolt by the people that the Bechtel
contract was nullified. Then there is trade
liberalization or the opening up of the economy through removing any
restrictions on foreign trade. This allows for a number of
abusive economic manifestations such as transnational
corporations bringing in their own
mass-produced products undercutting the indigenous production
and ruining local economies. An example is Jamaica; which, after accepting loans and
conditionalities from the World Bank lost its largest
cash crop markets due to competition
with Western imports. Today, countless farmers are out of
work for they’re unable to compete with the large corporations. Another variation is the
creation of numerous seemingly unnoticed, unregulated,
inhumane sweatshop-factories which take advantage of the
imposed economic hardship. Additionally, due to
production deregulation environmental destruction is
perpetual, as a country’s resources are often exploited by the
indifferent corporations while outputting large amounts
of deliberate pollution. -The largest environmental lawsuit
in the history of the world today is being
brought on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadorian and
Amazonian people against Texaco, which is
now owned by Chevron; so it’s against Chevron, but for
activities conducted by Texaco. They’re estimated to
be more than 18 times what the Exxon Valdez dumped
into the Coast of Alaska. In the case of Ecuador
it wasn’t an accident. The oil companies did it intentionally.
They knew they were doing it to save money rather than
arranging for proper disposal. -Furthermore, a cursory glance at the performance
record of the World Bank reveals that the institution,
which publicly claims to help poor countries develop
and alleviate poverty has done nothing but increase
poverty and the wealth-gap while corporate profits soar. In 1960, the
income-gap between the fifth of the world’s people
in the richest countries versus the fifth in the poorest
countries was thirty to one. By 1998, it was
seventy-four to one. While global GNP rose 40%
between 1970 and 1985 those in poverty actually
increased by 17%. While from 1985 to 2000 those living on less than one
dollar a day increased by 18%. Even the Joint Economic
Committee of the U.S. Congress admitted that there is a
mere 40% success rate of all World Bank projects. In the late 1960’s,
the World Bank intervened in Ecuador
with large loans. During the next 30 years,
poverty grew from 50% to 70%. Under or unemployment
grew from 15% to 70%. Public debt increased from
240 million to 16 billion while the share of resources
allocated to the poor went from 20% to 6%. In fact, by the year 2000, 50%
of Ecuador’s national budget had to be allocated
for paying its debts. It is important to understand:
The World Bank is, in fact a U.S. bank, supporting U.
S. interests. For the United States holds
veto-power over decisions as it is the largest
provider of capital. And where did it get this money? You guessed it.
It made it out of thin air through the fractional
reserve banking system. Of the world’s top 100 economies,
as based on annual GDP 51 are corporations and 47
of that 51 are U.S.-based. Walmart, General Motors and Exxon
are more economically powerful than Saudi Arabia, Poland,
Norway, South Africa Finland, Indonesia
and many others. And, as protective trade
barriers are broken down currencies tossed together and
manipulated in floating markets and State economies overturned
in favor of open competition in global capitalism,
the empire expands. -You get up on your
little 21-inch screen and howl about America
and democracy. There is no America,
there is no democracy. There is only IBM,
and ITT, and AT&T and Dupont, Dow, Union
Carbide, and Exxon. Those are the nations
of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk
about in their councils of state? Karl Marx? They get out their linear
programming charts statistical decision theories,
min and max solutions and compute the
price-cost probabilities of their transactions and
investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of
nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college
of corporations inexorably determined by the
immutable by-laws of business. The world is a business, Mr.
Beale. “Taken cumulatively, the integration
of the world as a whole particularly in terms of
economic globalization and the mythic qualities of
“free market” capitalism represents a veritable
“empire” in its own right. Few have been able to escape the
“structural adjustment” and . “conditionalities” of the W.
B, the IMF, or the WTO those international financial
institutions that, however inadequate still determine what economic
globalization means. Such is the power of globalization that,
within our lifetime, we are likely to see the integration, even if unevenly, of
all national economies in the world . into a single global,
free market system.” -The World is being taken over
by a handful of business powers who dominate the natural
resources we need to live while controlling the money we
need to obtain these resources. The end result will
be world monopoly based not on human life but
financial and corporate power. And, as the inequality
grows, naturally more and more people are
becoming desperate. So the establishment was forced
to come up with a new way to deal with anyone who
challenges the system. So they gave birth
to the “Terrorist.” The term “terrorist” is
an empty distinction designed for any person or group who chooses to challenge
the establishment. This isn’t to be confused
with the fictional “Al Qaida” which was actually the name
of a computer database of the U.S.
-supported Mujahideen in the 1980’s. “The truth is, there is no
Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed
intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign
to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity…
The country behind this propaganda is the U.S.” – Pierre-Henri Bunel, Former
French Military Intelligence In 2007 the Department of Defense
received 161.8 billion dollars for the so-called global
war on terrorism. According to the national
counter-terrorism center in 2004 roughly 2000 people
were killed internationally due to supposed terrorist acts. Of that number,
70 were American. Using this number as a general
average, which is extremely generous it is interesting to note
that twice as many people die from peanut allergies a year
than from terrorist acts. Concurrently, the leading
cause of death in America is coronary heart disease, killing
roughly 450,000 each year. And in 2007, the government’s
allocation of funds for research on this issue was about
three billion dollars. This means that the US
government, in 2007 spent 54 times the amount
for preventing terrorism than it spent for
preventing a disease which kills 6600 times more people
annually, than terrorism does. Yet, as the name terrorism and
Al Qaida are arbitrarily stamped on every news report relating to any
action taken against US interests the myth grows wider. In mid 2008, the US Attorney
General actually proposed that the US Congress officially
declare war against the fantasy. . Not to mention, as of July 2008,
there are now over 1 million people currently on the US
terrorist watch list. These so called
“Counter-Terrorism Measures” of course, have nothing to
do with social protection and everything to do with
preserving the establishment amongst the growing
anti-American sentiment both domestically
and internationally which is legitimately founded on the greed-based corporate
empire expansion that is exploiting the world. The true terrorists of our world, do
not meet at the docks at midnight or scream “Allah Akbar”
before some violent action. The true terrorists of our
world wear 5000 dollar suits and work in the highest positions of
finance, government and business. So, what do we do? How do we stop a system
of greed and corruption that has so much
power and momentum? How do we stop this aberrant group
behavior, which feels no compassion for say, the millions slaughtered
in Iraq and Afghanistan so the corporatocracy
can control energy resources and opium
production for Wall St. profit? Before 1980, Afghanistan produced
0% of the world’s opium. After the US/CIA backed Mujahideen
won the Soviet/Afghan war by 1986 they were producing 40%
of the world’s heroin supply. By 1988, they were producing 80%
of the total market supply. But then, something
unexpected happened. The Taliban rose to power and by 2000, they
had destroyed most of the opium fields. Production dropped from 3000+ tons
to only 185 tons, a 94% reduction. On Sept. 9th 2001, the full Afghanistan
invasion plans were on President Bush’s Desk. Two days later they
had their excuse. Today, opium productions in
US controlled Afghanistan which now provides more than
90% of the world’s heroin breaks new production
records nearly every year. How do we stop a system
of greed and corruption that condemns poor populations
to “Sweatshop-Slavery” for the benefit of
Madison Avenue? Or that engineers
false-flag terror attacks for the sake of manipulation? Or that generates built-in
modes of social operation which are inherently
exploitative? Or that systematically
reduces civil liberties and violates human rights in order to protect itself
from its own shortcomings. How do we deal with the
numerous covert institutions such as the Council
on Foreign Relations the Trilateral Commission
and the Bilderberg Group and other undemocratically
elected groups which, behind closed doors
collude to control the political financial, social and environmental
elements of our lives? In order to find the
answer, we must first find the true underlying cause. For the fact is: The selfish, corrupt power
and profit- based groups are not the true
source of the problem. They are symptoms. “Greed and Competition are not the
result of immutable human temperament… …greed and fear of scarcity are in
fact being created and amplified… the direct consequence is that we have to
fight with each other in order to survive. – Bernard Liertaer
– Founder of the EU Currency System -My name is Jacque Fresco. I’m an industrial designer
and a social engineer. I’m very much
interested in society and developing a system that might
be sustainable, for all people. First of all, the word “corruption”
is a monetary invention that aberrant behavior behavior that’s disruptive
to the well-being of people. Well you’re dealing
with human behavior. And human behavior appears to
be environmentally determined. Meaning, if you were raised by
the Seminole Indians as a baby never saw anything else, you’d
hold that value system. And this goes for nations, it goes
for individuals, for families. They try to indoctrinate their
children to their particular faith and their country and make them
feel like they’re part of that. And they build a society,
which they call established. They established a workable point of
view and tend to perpetuate that. Whereas, all societies are really
emergent, not established. And so they fight new ideas that would interfere
with the establishment. Governments try to perpetuate
that which keeps them in power. People are not elected to political
office to change things. They are put there to keep
things the way they are. So you see, the basis of
corruption is in our society. Let me make it clear.
All nations then are basically corrupt because they tend to uphold
existing institutions. I don’t mean to uphold
or downgrade all nations but communism, socialism, fascism,
the free enterprise-system and all other sub-cultures
are the same. They are all basically corrupt. -The most fundamental characteristic
of our social institutions is the necessity for
self-preservation. Whether dealing with a corporation,
a religion or a government the foremost interest is to
preserve the institution itself. For instance, the last thing
an oil company would ever want is the utilization of energy
that was outside of its control. For it makes that company
less relevant to society. Likewise the Cold War and the
collapse of the Soviet Union was, in reality, a way to
preserve and perpetuate the established economic and global
hegemony of the United States. Similarly, religions
condition people to feel guilty for
natural inclinations each claiming to offer the only
path to forgiveness and salvation. At the heart of this
institutional self-preservation lies the monetary system for it is money that provides the
means for power and survival. Therefore, just as a poor person might be forced to steal
in order to survive it is a natural inclination
to do whatever is needed to continue an institution’s
profitability. This makes it
inherently difficult for profit-based institutions to
change, for it puts in jeopardy not only the survival of
large groups of people but also the coveted
materialistic lifestyles associated with
affluence and power. Therefore, the paralyzing necessity
to preserve an institution regardless of its
social relevance is largely rooted in the
need for money or profit. [ Industry ] – “What’s in it for me?
” is the way people think. And so if a man makes money
selling a certain product that’s where he’s going to fight
the existence of another product that may threaten
his institution. Therefore, people
cannot be fair. And people do not
trust each other. A guy will come
over to you and say “I’ve got just the house you’re looking for.
” He’s a salesman. When a doctor says, “I think
your kidney has to come out.” I don’t know if he’s
trying to pay off a yacht or that my kidney
has to come out. It’s hard in a monetary
system to trust people. If you came into my store and I
said, “This lamp that I’ve got is pretty good, but the lamp
next door is much better.” I wouldn’t be in business very long.
It wouldn’t work. If I were ethical,
it wouldn’t work. So when you say industry cares
for people, that’s not true. They can’t afford to be ethical. So your system is not designed to
serve the well-being of people. If you still don’t understand that
there would be no outsourcing of jobs if they cared about people. Industry does not care.
They only hire people because it hasn’t
been automated yet. So don’t talk about
decency and ethics. We cannot afford it and
remain in business. -It is important to point out that
regardless of the social system – whether fascist, socialist,
capitalist or communist the underlying mechanism is still
money, labor and competition. Communist China is no less
capitalistic than the United States. The only difference
is the degree by which the state
intervenes in enterprise. The reality is that
“Monetary-ism”, so to speak is the true mechanism
that guides the interests of all the countries
on the planet. The most aggressive and
hence dominant variation of this monetary-ism is the
free enterprise system. The fundamental
perspective, as put forth by early free market
economists like Adam Smith is that self interest and competition
leads to social prosperity as the act of competition
creates incentive which motivates
people to persevere. However, what isn’t talked about,
is how a competition based economy invariably leads to
strategic corruption power and wealth consolidation,
social stratification technological paralysis, labor
abuse and ultimately a covert form of government dictatorship
by the rich elite. The word “corruption” is often
defined as moral perversion. If a company dumps toxic waste
into the ocean to save money most people recognize this
as “corrupt behavior”. On a more subtle level, when
Walmart moves into a small town and forces small
businesses to shut down for they are unable to compete,
a grey area emerges. For what exactly is
Walmart doing wrong? Why should they care about the Mom
and Pop organizations they destroy? Yet, even more subtly, when a
person gets fired from their job because a new machine
has been created which can do the
work for less money people tend to just accept
that as “the way it is” . not seeing the inherent corrupt
inhumanity of such an action. Because the fact is, whether
it is dumping toxic waste having a monopoly enterprise
or downsizing the workforce the motive is the same: Profit. . They are all different degrees of
the same self-preserving mechanism which always puts the well-being
of people second to monetary gain. Therefore, corruption is not
some byproduct of monetary-ism it is the very foundation. And while most people
acknowledge this tendency on one level or another,
the majority remains naive as to the broad ramifications of having such a
selfish mechanism as the guiding
mentality in society. -Internal documents show that after this company
positively absolutely knew that they had a medication that
was infected with the AIDS virus they took the product off
the market in the US and then they dumped it in France,
Europe, Asia and Latin America. The US government
allowed it to happen. The FDA allowed this to happen and now the government is
completely looking the other way. Thousands of innocent hemophiliacs
have died from the AIDS virus. This company knew absolutely
that it was infected with AIDS, they dumped it because they wanted
to turn this disaster into a profit. -So you see, you have
built-in corruption. We’re all chiseling
off each other and you can’t expect decency
or that sort of thing. Politics …a feeling that they
don’t know who to elect. They think in terms
of a democracy which is not possible in a
monetary based economy. If you have more money to
advertise your position the position you desire in
government, that isn’t a democracy. . It serves those in positions
of differential advantage. So it’s always a dictatorship of the
elitist, the financially wealthy. . “We can either have democracy
in this country or we can have great wealth
concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
– Louis Brandeis – Supreme Court Justice -It is an interesting
observation to note how seemingly
unknown personalities magically appear on the scene
as presidential candidates. Then before you know it,
somehow you are left to choose from a small group of
extremely wealthy people who suspiciously have the
same broad social view. Obviously it’s a joke. The people placed on
the ballot are done so because they have been
pre-decided to be acceptable by the established financial
powers who actually run the show. Yet many who understand this
illusion of democracy, often think “If only we could just get our honest,
ethical politicians in power, then we would be okay”. Well, while this idea, of
course, seems reasonable in our established
oriented world view it is unfortunately
another fallacy. For when it really comes down
to what is actually important, the institution of politics and
thus politicians themselves have absolutely no
true relevance as to what makes our world
and society function. -It’s not politicians
that can solve problems. They have no technical
capabilities. They don’t know how
to solve problems. Even if they were sincere, they
don’t know how to solve problems. It’s the technicians that produce
the desalinization plants. It’s the technicians that
give you electricity. That give you motor vehicles. That heat your house and
cool it in the summer time. It’s technology that solves
problems, not politics. Politics cannot solve problems ’cause
they are not trained to do so. -Very few people today
stop and consider what it is that actually
improves their lives. Is it money? Obviously not. One cannot eat money or stuff money
into their car to get it to run. Is it politics? All politicians can
do is create laws establish budgets
and declare war. Is it religion? Of course not. Religion creates nothing except intangible emotional solace
for those who require it. The true gift that we
as human beings have which has been solely
responsible for everything that has improved our lives is technology. What is technology? Technology is a pencil which allows one to solidify ideas
on paper for communication. Technology is an automobile, which
allows one to travel faster than feet would allow. Technology is a
pair of eye glasses which enables sight for
those who need it. Applied technology itself is merely
an extension of human attributes which reduces human effort freeing humans from a
particular chore or problem. Imagine what your life
would be like today without a telephone, or an oven or a computer, or an airplane. . And, everything in your home,
which you take for granted from a doorbell, to a table to a dishwasher, is technology generated from the creative scientific
ingenuity of human technicians. Not money, politics or religion. These are false institutions. – …and writing your
congressman is fantastic. They tell you to write your congressman
if you want something done. The men in Washington should be
at the forefront of technology. The forefront of human study. The forefront of crime. All the factors that
shape human behavior. You don’t have to write
your congressman. What kind of people are they that
are appointed to do that job? The future will have
great difficulty… and the question that’s
raised by politicians is: How much will a project cost? The question is not “how
much will it cost”. Do we have the resources? And we have the resources
today to house everyone, build hospitals all
over the world, build schools all over the world the finest equipment in labs for
teaching and doing medical research. So you see, we have all that,
but we’re in a monetary system and in a monetary
system there’s profit. -And what is the fundamental mechanism
that drives the profit system besides self-interest? What is it exactly that maintains
that competitive edge at its core? Is it high efficiency
and sustainability? No. That isn’t part
of their design. Nothing produced in our
profit based society is even remotely
sustainable or efficient. If it was, there wouldn’t be a
multi-million dollar a year service industry
for automobiles. Nor would the average
lifespan for most electronics be less than three months
before they’re obsolete. Is it abundance? Absolutely not. Abundance, as based on the
laws of supply and demand is actually a negative thing. If a diamond company finds ten times the usual amount of
diamonds during their mining it means the supply of
diamonds has increased which means the cost and
profit per diamond drops. The fact is: efficiency,
sustainability and abundance are enemies of profit. To put it into a word it is the mechanism of scarcity
that increases profits. -What is scarcity? Based on keeping
products valuable. Slowing up production on
oil raises the price. Maintaining scarcity of
diamonds keeps the price high. They burn diamonds at the
Kimberly Diamond Mine. They are made of carbon.
That keeps the price up. -So then, what does it mean
for society when scarcity either produced naturally
or through manipulation is a beneficial
condition for industry? It means that sustainability
and abundance will never ever occur
in a profit system for it simply goes against the
very nature of the structure. Therefore, it is impossible to have
a world without war or poverty. It is impossible to continually
advance technology to its most efficient
and productive states. And, most dramatically it is impossible to
expect human beings to behave in truly
ethical or decent ways. “Human nature or human behavior? ” -People use the word instinct because they can’t account
for the behavior. They sit back and they evaluate with their lack of
knowledge, you know and they say things like “Humans are built a certain way.
Greed is a natural thing” as though they’d worked
for years on it. And it’s no more natural
than wearing clothing. -What we want to
do is to eliminate the causes of the problems. Eliminate the processes that produce greed and
bigotry and prejudice and people taking advantage
of one another and elitism eliminating the need for
prisons and welfare. We have always had
these problems because we have always lived
within scarcity and barter and monetary systems
that produce scarcity. -If you eradicate the
conditions that generate what you call socially offensive
behavior, it does not exist. . A guy says: “Well, isn’t that in-born?
” No it’s not. . -There is no human nature;
there’s human behavior, and that’s always been
changed throughout history. You’re not born with bigotry and
greed and corruption and hatred. You pick that up
within the society. -War, poverty, corruption,
hunger, misery, human suffering will not change in
a monetary system; that is, there will be very
little significant change. It’s going to take the redesign
of our culture, our values . and it has to be related to the
carrying capacity of the earth not some human opinion or
some politicians notions of the way the world ought to be or some religious notion of
the conduct of human affairs. And that’s what The
Venus Project is about. The society that we’re
about to talk about is a society that is free of
all the old superstitions incarceration, prisons,
police, cruelty and law. All laws will disappear and the professions will disappear,
that are no longer valid such as stockbrokers,
bankers, advertising. Gone! Forever! Because it’s no longer relevant. -When we understand
that it is technology devised by human ingenuity which frees humanity and
increases our quality of life we then realize that the most
important focus we can have is on the intelligent management
of the earth’s resources. For it is from these natural
resources we gain the materials to continue our path of prosperity.
Understanding this we then see that money fundamentally exists
as a barrier to these resources for virtually everything
has a financial cost. And why do we need money
to obtain these resources? Because of real or
assumed scarcity. We don’t usually pay
for air and tap water because it is in
such high abundance, selling it would be pointless. So then, logically
speaking, if resources and technologies applicable to
creating everything in our societies such as houses, cities and
transportation, were in high enough abundance, there would be
no reason to sell anything. Likewise, if automation and machinery
was so technologically advanced as to relieve human
beings of labor, there would be no
reason to have a job. And with these social
aspects taken care of, there would be no reason
to have money at all. So the ultimate
question remains: Do we on Earth have
enough resources and technological understanding to create a society
of such abundance that everything we have now could
be available without a price tag and without the need for
submission through employment? Yes, we do. We have the resources and technology
to enable this at a minimum . along with the ability to raise
the standards of living so high that people in the future will
look back at our civilization now and gawk at how primitive and
immature our society was. -What The Venus Project proposes
is an entirely different system . that’s updated to
present day knowledge. -We’ve never given
scientists the problem of how do you design a
society which would eliminate boring and
monotonous jobs that would eliminate
accidents in transportation that would enable people to
have a high standard of living that would eliminate
poisons in our food give us other sources of energy
that are clean and efficient. We can do that out there. [A resource-based economy.] The major difference between a Resource-Based Economy (RBE)
and a monetary system is that a RBE is really concerned
with people and their well-being, . where the monetary system has
become so distorted that the concerns of the people are really
secondary, if they’re there at all. The products that are turned out are
for how much money you can get. If there is a problem
in society and you can’t earn money from solving
that problem, then it won’t be done. The Resource-Based
Economy is really not close to anything
that’s been tried. And with all our technology
today we can create abundance. It could be used to improve
everyone’s lifestyle abundance all over the world if
we use our technology wisely and maintain the environment. -It’s a very different system and
it’s very hard to talk about . because the public is not
that well enough informed as to the state of technology. [Energy] At present, we don’t have
to burn fossil fuels. We don’t have to use anything that
would contaminate the environment. There are many sources
of energy available. -Alternative energy solutions
pushed by the establishment such as hydrogen, biomass
and even nuclear are highly insufficient,
dangerous and exist only to perpetuate the profit-structure
that industry has created. When we look beyond the propaganda
and self-serving solutions put forth by the
energy companies we find a seemingly
endless stream of clean, abundant and renewable
energy for generating power. Solar and wind energy are
well known to the public but the true potential of these
mediums remains unexpressed. Solar energy, derived
from the sun has such abundance that one
hour of light at high noon contains more energy than what the
entire world consumes in a year. If we could capture 1/100th
of a percent of this energy the world would never have to
use oil, gas or anything else. The question then,
is not availability but the technology
to harness it. And there are many
advanced mediums today which could accomplish just that if they were not hindered by the
need to compete for market share with the established
energy power structures. Then there’s wind energy. Wind energy has long
been denounced as weak and due to being location
driven impractical. This is simply not true. The US Department of
Energy admitted in 2007 that if wind was fully harvested in
just three of America’s 50 states it could power the
entire nation. And then there are the
rather unknown mediums of tidal and wave power. Tidal power is derived from
tidal shifts in the ocean. Installing turbines which capture
this movement generates energy. In the United Kingdom, 42 sites
are currently noted as available forecasting that 34%
of all the UK’s energy could come from
tidal power alone. Wave power, which
extracts energy from the surface
motions of the ocean is estimated to have
a global potential of up to 80,000
terawatt-hours a year. This means 50% of the entire
planet’s energy usage could be produced from
this medium alone. Now, it is important
to point out that tidal, wave, solar
and wind power requires virtually no
preliminary energy to harness unlike coal, oil, gas, biomass,
hydrogen and all the others. In combination, these
four mediums alone if efficiently harnessed
through technology could power the world forever. That being said, there
happens to be another form of clean renewable energy,
which trumps them all. Geothermal power. Geothermal energy utilizes
what is called “heat mining” which, through a simple
process using water is able to generate massive
amounts of clean energy. In 2006, an MIT report
on geothermal energy found that 13,000 ZJ of power are
currently available in the earth with the possibility of 2,000
ZJ being easily tappable with improved technology. The total energy consumption of
all the countries on the planet is about half of a ZJ a year. This means about 4000
years of planetary power could be harnessed in
this medium alone. And when we understand that
the earth’s heat generation is constantly renewed, this
energy is really limitless. It could be used forever. These energy sources
are only a few of the clean renewable
mediums available and as time goes on,
we will find more. The grand realization is that
we have total energy abundance without the need for pollution traditional conservation
or, in fact, a price tag. And what about transportation? The prevailing means of
transportation in our societies is by automobile and aircraft both of which predominantly
need fossil fuels to run. In the case of the automobile,
the battery technology needed to power an electric car that can go over a
hundred miles an hour for over two hundred
miles on one charge exists and has existed
for many years. However, due to battery patents,
controlled by the oil industry which limits their availability
to maintain market share coupled with political pressure
from the energy industry the accessibility and affordability
of this technology is limited. There is absolutely no reason, other than pure corrupt
profit interests that every single
vehicle in the world cannot be electric and utterly clean,
with zero need for gasoline. As far as airplanes,
it is time we realize that this means of travel
is inefficient, cumbersome slow, and causes far
too much pollution. This is a maglev train. It uses magnets for propulsion. It is fully suspended
by a magnetic field and requires less than 2% of the
energy used for plane travel. The train has no wheels,
so nothing can wear out. The current maximum speed of
versions of this technology as used in Japan, is three hundred
and sixty one miles per hour. However this version of the
technology is very dated. An organization called ET3 which has connections
with The Venus Project has established a
tube-based maglev that can travel up to
4000 miles per hour in a motionless,
frictionless tube which can go over
land or under water. Imagine going from LA to New
York for an extended lunch break or from Washington D.C.
to Beijing, China, in two hours. This is the future of continental
and intercontinental travel. Fast, clean, with only a
fraction of the energy usage we use today for the same means. In fact, between
maglev technology advanced battery storage
and geothermal energy there will be no reason to
ever burn fossil fuels again. And we can do this now if we were not held back by the
paralyzing profit structure. [work] -Now America is inclined
toward fascism. It has a propensity by its
dominant philosophy and religion to uphold the fascist
point of view. American industry is essentially
a fascist institution. If you don’t understand that, the
minute you punch that time clock you walk into a dictatorship. -We’re given notions about
the respectability of work. And I really look at it
as being paid slavery. -You’re brought up to believe
that you shall earn your living by the sweat of your brow.
That holds people back. Freeing people from drudgery repetitive jobs which
make them ignorant. You rob them. In our society, that is a
resource- based economy machines free people. You see, we can’t imagine that because we’ve never known
that kind of world. [automation] -If we look back at history we see a very clear pattern
of machine automation slowly replacing human labor. From the disappearance
of the elevator man to the near full automation of
an automobile production plant the fact is, as technology grows the need for humans in the work force
will continually be diminished. . This creates a serious clash which proves the falseness of
the monetary-based labor system for human employment is
in direct competition with technological development. Therefore, given the fundamental
priority of profit by industry people through time will
be continually laid off and replaced by machines. -When industry
takes on a machine instead of shortening the
work day, they downsize. You lose your job so you have
a right to fear machines. -In a high technology,
resource-based economy it is conservative to say that about
90% of all current occupations could be phased out by machines. Freeing humans to live their
life without servitude. For this is the point
of technology itself. And through time,
with nanotechnology and other highly advanced
forms of science it is not far fetched to see how
even complex medical procedures could be performed
by machines as well. And based on the pattern, with
much higher success rates than humans get today. The path is clear but our
monetary-based structure which requires labor for
income, blocks this progress for humans need jobs
in order to survive. The bottom line is that
this system must go or we will never be free and technology will be
constantly paralyzed. -We have machines
that clean out sewers it frees a human being
from doing that. So look at machines as
extensions of human performance. -Furthermore, many
occupations today will have simply no basis to exist
in a resource-based economy such as anything associated
with the management of money advertising, along with
the legal system itself. For, without money, a great
majority of the crimes that are committed today
would never occur. Virtually all forms of
crime are a consequence of the monetary system, either
directly or by neurosis inflicted through
financial deprivation. Therefore, laws themselves could
eventually become extinct. -Instead of putting up a
sign “Drive carefully slippery when wet,” put
abrasive in the highway so it is not slippery when wet. And if a person gets
in car, they’re drunk and the car oscillates
a great deal there’s a little pendulum
that swings up and back and that will pull the
car over to the side. Not a law… solution. . Put sonar and radar on automobiles
so they can’t hit one another. Man-made laws are attempts to deal with occurring problems and not knowing
how to solve them they make a law. -In the United States,
the most privatized capitalist country on the planet,
it should come as no surprise that it also has the largest
prison population in the world growing every year. Statistically, most of these
people are uneducated and come from poor,
deprived societies. And, contrary to propaganda, it is
this environmental conditioning which lures them into criminal
and violent behavior. However society
looks the other way in regard to this point. The legal and prison systems
are just more examples of how our society
avoids examining the root causes of behaviour. Billions are spent each
year on prisons and police . while only a fraction is spent
on programs for poverty which is one of the most
fundamental variables responsible for crime
to begin with. And, as long as we have
an economic system which prefers and
in fact creates scarcity and deprivation,
crime will never go away. [incentive] -If people have access to
the necessities of life without servitude,
debt, barter, trade they behave very differently. You want all these things
available without a price tag. Now then, “you gotta have a price
tag, what will motivate people? A man gets everything he wants,
he’d just lay around in the sun.” This is the myth
they perpetuate. People in our culture
are trained to believe that the monetary system
produces incentive. If they have access to things, why
should they want to do anything? They would lose their incentive. That’s what you’re taught to
support the monetary system. -When you take money
out of the scenario, there would be different incentives,
very different incentives. -When people have access to
the necessities of life, their incentives change. What about the moon
and the stars? New incentives arise. If you make a painting
that you enjoy you will enjoy giving it to
other people, not selling it. [education] -I think most of the education that
I’ve seen today is essentially producing a person for a job It’s very specialized.
They’re not generalists. People don’t know a lot about
a lot of different subjects. I don’t think you could
get people to go to war if they knew a lot
about a lot of things. I think education is mostly rote and they’re not taught
how to solve problems. They’re not given the tools,
emotionally or within their own field of how to do critical thinking. In a resource-based economy, the
education would be very different. -Our society’s major concern
is mental development and to motivate each person
to their highest potential. . Because our philosophy is; the smarter
people are, the richer the world because everybody
becomes a contributor. The smarter your kids are,
the better my life will be. . Because they’ll be contributing
more constructively to the environment
and to my life. Because everything that we devise
within a resource based economy would be applied to society, there
would be nothing to hold it back. . [civilization] Patriotism, weapons,
armies, navies all that is a sign that
we’re not civilized yet. . Kids will ask their parents: “Didn’t you see the
necessity of the machines? Dad, couldn’t you see
that war was inevitable when you produce scarcity?
Isn’t it obvious? Of course, the kid will understand
that you were pinheads, . raised merely to serve the
established institutions. We’re such an abominable,
sick society that we won’t make
the history book. They’ll just say that large nations
took land from smaller nations used force and violence. You’ll get history talked
about as corrupt behavior all the way along until the
beginning of the civilized world. . That’s when all the
nations work together. World unification, working
toward common good for all human beings and without anyone being
subservient to anyone else. Without social stratification,
whether it be technical elitism . or any other kind of elitism,
eradicated from the face of the Earth. . The “state” does nothing
because there is no “state”. Because there is no state… The system I advocate, a
resource based global economy is not perfect, it’s just a
lot better than what we have. . We can never achieve perfection. “My country is the world…
and my religion is to do good.” . – Thomas Paine – 1737-1809 -The social values
of our society which has manifested in
perpetual warfare, corruption . oppressive laws, social stratification,
irrelevant superstitions . . environmental destruction,
and a despotic socially indifferent, profit
oriented ruling class is fundamentally the result
of a collective ignorance of two of the most basic insights
humans can have about reality. The emergent and symbiotic
aspects of natural law. The emergent nature of
reality is that all systems whether it is knowledge,
society, technology philosophy or any other creation will, when uninhibited, undergo
fluid perpetual change. . What we consider
commonplace today such as modern communication
and transportation would have been unimaginable
in ancient times. Likewise, the future will
contain technologies realizations and
social structures that we cannot even
fathom in the present. We have gone from
alchemy to chemistry from a geocentric universe
to a heliocentric from believing that demons
were the cause of illness to modern medicine. This development shows
no sign of ending and it is this awareness
that aligns us and leads us on a continuous path to
growth and progress. . Static, empirical
knowledge does not exist rather it is the insight of
the emergence of all systems we must recognize. This means we must be open to
new information at all times even if it threatens our
current belief system and hence, identities. Sadly, society today has
failed to recognize this and the established institutions
continue to paralyze growth by preserving outdated
social structures. Simultaneously, the population
suffers from a fear of change. For their conditioning
assumes a static identity and challenging
one’s belief system usually results in
insult and apprehension. For being wrong is erroneously
associated with failure. When in fact to be proven
wrong should be celebrated. For it is elevating someone to
a new level of understanding, furthering awareness. The fact is, there is no such
thing as a smart human being for it is merely
a matter of time before their ideas are updated,
changed or eradicated. And this tendency to blindly
hold on to a belief system, sheltering it from new, possibly
transforming information is nothing less than a form
of intellectual materialism. The monetary system
perpetuates this materialism not only by its
self-preserving structures but also through the
countless number of people who have been conditioned
into blindly and thoughtlessly upholding
these structures therefore becoming self-appointed
guardians of the status quo. Sheep which no longer need a
sheep-dog to control them. For they control each other by ostracizing those who
step out of the norm. This tendency to resist change
and uphold existing institutions . for the sake of identity,
comfort, power and profit . is completely unsustainable and will only produce
further imbalance fragmentation, distortion,
and invariably . . destruction. It’s time to change. From hunters and gatherers to the agricultural revolution to the industrial revolution the pattern is clear. It is time for a
new social system which reflects the
understandings we have today. The monetary system is a
product of a period of time . where scarcity was a reality. Now, with the age of technology, it
is no longer relevant to society. . Gone with the aberrant
behavior it manifests. Likewise, dominant world views,
such as theistic religion operate with the same
social irrelevancy. . Islam, Christianity, Judaism,
Hinduism and all of the others exist as barriers to
personal and social growth. For each group perpetuates
a closed world view. And this finite understanding
that they acknowledge is simply not possible
in an emergent universe. Yet, religion has succeeded in shutting down the awareness
of this emergence by instilling the psychological
distortion of faith upon its followers. . Where logic and new
information is rejected in favor of traditionalized
outdated beliefs. -The concept of God is really a method of accounting
for the nature of things. In the early days people
didn’t know enough about how things formed, how nature worked. So they invented their
own little stories and they made god
in their own image. A guy that gets angry when people don’t behave right,
he creates floods and earthquakes . and they say it’s an act of God. -A cursory glance at the
suppressed history of religion reveals that even the
foundational myths themselves are emergent culminations developed
through influence over time. For example, a cardinal
doctrine of the Christian faith is the death and
resurrection of Christ. This notion is so important
that the Bible itself states ‘And if Christ be not risen then is our preaching vain and
your faith is also vain’. Yet it is very difficult to
take this account literally for not only is there
no primary source denoting this supernatural
event in secular history awareness of the enormous
number of pre-Christian saviors who also died and
were resurrected immediately puts this story in
mythological territory by association. Early church figures,
such as Tertullian . went to great lengths to
break these associations even claiming that the devil
caused the similarities to occur. Stating in the second century: “The devil, whose business
is to pervert the truth mimics the exact circumstance
of the Divine Sacraments. He baptizes his believers and
promises forgiveness of sins he celebrates the
oblation of bread and brings in the symbol
of the resurrection. Let us therefore acknowledge
the craftiness of the devil who copied certain things
of those that be Divine.” What is truly sad however is that when we cease the idea
that the stories from Christianity Judaism, Islam and
all the others are literal history and accept them for
what they really are which are purely allegorical
expressions derived from many faiths we see that all religions
share a common thread. And it is this
unifying imperative that needs to be recognized
and appreciated. Religious belief has caused
more fragmentation and conflict than any other ideology. Christianity alone has
34,000 different subgroups. -The Bible is subject
to interpretation. When you read it, you say “I think Jesus meant this.
I think Job meant that. Oh No! He meant this.” So you have the Lutheran, the
Seventh-day Adventist, the Catholic and a church divided
is no church at all. And a church divided,
is no church at all. And this point on division which is a trademark of
all theistic religions, brings us to our second
failure of awareness. The false assumption
of separation through the rejection of the
symbiotic relationship of life. Apart from the understanding that
all natural systems are emergent where all notions of reality
will be constantly developed altered and even eradicated we must also understand that
all systems are, in fact invented fragments, merely for
the sake of conversation. For there is no such thing
as independence in nature. The whole of nature is a unified
system of interdependent variables each a cause and a reaction, existing
only as a concentrated whole. -You don’t see the plug
connected to the environment so it looks like we’re
free, wandering around. Take the oxygen away,
we all die immediately. Take plant life away, we die. And without the sun,
all the plants die. So we are connected. -We really must take into
account the totality. This isn’t just a human
experience on this planet, this is a total experience. And we know we can’t survive
without plants and animals. We know we can’t survive without
the four elements, you know? And so, when are we gonna really
start taking that into account? That’s what it is
to be successful. Success depends on how well we
relate to everything around us. I’m very aware of the
fact that my grandson cannot possibly hope to
inherit a sustainable . peaceful, stable,
socially just world unless every child
today growing up in Ethiopia, in Indonesia, in
Bolivia, in Palestine, in Israel also has that same expectation. You’ve got to take care
of the whole community or you’re gonna have
serious problems. And now we have to see that the
whole world is the community. And we must all take care
of each other that way. And it’s not just a
community of human beings it’s a community of plants
and animals and elements. And we really need
to understand that. That’s what’s gonna bring
us joy too, and pleasure. . That’s what’s missing
in our lives right now. We can call it spirituality,
but the fact of the matter is . joy comes from that
bliss of connectedness. That’s our god spirit, that’s
that side of ourselves that really feels it, and you
can feel it deep inside you. It’s this amazing wonderful feeling,
and you know it when you get it. . . You don’t get it from money,
you get it from connection. . -Now if that isn’t a
hazard to this country. How are we gonna keep
building nuclear weapons you know what I mean? What’s gonna happen
to the arms industry when we realize we’re all one? It’s gonna fuck up the economy. The economy that’s fake anyway. Which would be a real bummer. You can see why the
government’s crackin’ down… …on the idea of experiencing
unconditional love.” “I believe that unarmed truth
and unconditional love will have the final
word in reality.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
– 1929-1968 -Once we understand that the
integrity of our personal existences are completely dependent
on the integrity of everything else in our world we have truly understood the
meaning of unconditional love. For love is extensionality
and seeing everything as you and you as everything can
have no conditionalities for in fact, we are all
everything at once. -If it’s true that we’re all
from the center of a star every atom in each of us
from the center of a star then we’re all the same thing. Even a Coke machine or a cigarette
butt in the street in Buffalo is made out of atoms
that came from a star. They’ve all been recycled
thousands of times as have you and I.
And therefore, it’s only me out there. So what is there
to be afraid of? What is there that
needs solace seeking? Nothing. There’s nothing to be
afraid of because it’s all us. The trouble is we have been
separated by being born and given a name and an identity
and being individuated. We’ve been separated from the oneness
and that’s what religion exploits. . That people have this yearning to
be part of the overall one again. So they exploit that.
They call it god, they say he has rules and I think it’s cruel. I think you can do
it absent religion. “An extraterrestrial visitor examining
the differences among human societies would find those differences trivial
compared to the similarities Our lives, our past and our future are
tied to the sun, the moon and the stars… We humans have seen the atoms which constitute all
of nature and the forces that sculpted this work… . And we, we who embody the local eyes and ears
and thoughts and feelings of the cosmos, we have begun at least to wonder about our origins…
star stuff contemplating the stars . organized collections of ten
billion billion billion atoms, contemplating the evolution of
nature, tracing that long path by which it arrived at consciousness
here on the planet earth… Our loyalties are to the
species and to the planet. Our obligation to survive and flourish
is owed not just to ourselves but also to that cosmos ancient
and vast from which we spring. We are one species.
We are star stuff harvesting star light. – Carl Sagan – 1934-1996 -It’s time to claim the unity our outmoded social
systems have broken apart and work together to create a
sustainable, global society where everyone is taken care
of and everyone is truly free. . Your personal beliefs,
whatever they may be are meaningless when it comes
to the necessities of life. Every human being is born naked needing warmth, food,
water, shelter. Everything else is auxiliary. Therefore, the most
important issue at hand is the intelligent management
of the Earth’s resources. This can never be accomplished
in a monetary system for the pursuit of profit is
the pursuit of self interest and therefore imbalance
is inherent. Simultaneously,
politicians are useless for our true problems in life
are technical not political. Furthermore, ideologies
that separate humanity . such as religion, need strong
reflection in the community in regard to its value,
purpose and social relevancy. Hopefully, through time religion will lose its materialism
and basis in superstition and move into the useful
field of philosophy. The fact is, society
today is backwards with politicians constantly talking
about protection and security rather than creation,
unity and progress. The US alone now spends about $500 billion dollars
annually on defense. That is enough to send every
high school senior in America to a four year college. In the 1940s the
Manhattan Project produced the first true
weapon of mass destruction. This program employed 130,000 people,
at an extreme financial cost. Imagine what our life would be like
today if that group of scientists instead of working on a
way of killing people worked on a way to create a
self-sustaining abundant world. Life today would be very, very
different if that was their goal. . Instead of weapons
of mass destruction it is time to unleash
something much more powerful. Weapons of Mass Creation (WMCs). Our true divinity is in
our ability to create. And armed with the understanding of
the symbiotic connections of life while being guided by the
emergent nature of reality there is nothing we
cannot do or accomplish. Of course, we face
strong barriers in the form of established power
structures that refuse to change. . At the heart of these structures
is the monetary system. As explained earlier, the
fractional reserve policy is a form of slavery
through debt where it is literally impossible
for society to be free. In turn, free market capitalism
in the form of free trade uses debt to imprison the world
and manipulate countries into subservience to a handful of
large business and political powers. Apart from these
obvious amoralities the system itself is
based on competition which immediately
destroys the possibility of large scale collaborations
for the common good. Hence paralyzing any attempt
at true global sustainability. These financial and corporate
structures are now obsolete and they must be outgrown. Of course, we can not be
naive enough to think that the business and financial elite are
going to subscribe to this idea for they will lose
power and control. Therefore, peacefully yet highly
strategic action must be taken. The most powerful course
of action is simple. We have to alter our behavior to force the power structure
to the will of the people. We must stop
supporting the system. The only way the
establishment will change is by our refusal to participate
while continuously acknowledging its endless flaws
and corruptions. -They’re not gonna give
up the monetary system because of our designs
or what we recommend. The system has to fail and people have to lose confidence
in their elected leaders. That will be a major
turning point if The Venus Project is offered
as a possible alternative. If not, I fear the consequences. The trends now indicate that
our country is going bankrupt. The probability is our
country will move toward a military
dictatorship to prevent riots and complete social breakdown. Once the US breaks down,
all the other cultures will undergo similar things. -As of now, the world
financial system is on the brink of collapse
due to its own shortcomings. The controller of
currencies stated in 2003 that the interest on
the US national debt will not be affordable
in less than ten years. This theoretically means total
bankruptcy for the US economy and its implications for
the world are immense. In turn the fractional reserve
based monetary system is reaching its theoretical
limits of expansion and the banking failures you are
seeing are just the beginning. This is why inflation is skyrocketing,
all debt is at record levels . and the government and FED
are hemorrhaging new money to bailout the corrupt system. For the only way to
keep the banks going is by making more money. The only way to make more money is
to create more debt and inflation. . It is simply a matter of
time before the tables turn and there’s no one is
willing to take new loans while defaults grow
as people are unable to afford their current loans. Then the expansion
of money will stop and contraction will begin
on a scale never before seen ending a century
long pyramid scheme. This has already begun. Therefore, we need to expose this
financial failure for what it is using this weakness
to our advantage. Here are some suggestions: Expose the banking fraud. Citibank, JP Morgan Chase
and Bank of America are the most
powerful controllers within the corrupt
Federal Reserve system. It’s time to boycott
these institutions. If you have a bank account or a
credit card with any of them move your money to another bank. If you have a mortgage,
re-finance with another bank. If you own their stock, sell it. If you work for them, quit. This gesture will
express contempt for the true powers behind
the private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve. And create awareness about the fraud
of the banking system itself. Two: Turn off the TV news. Visit the emerging independent
news agencies on the internet for your information. CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX
and all the others present all news pre-filtered
to maintain the status quo. With four corporations owning
all major media outlets objective information
is impossible. This is the true
beauty of the internet and the establishment
has been losing control because of this free
flow of information. We must protect the
internet at all times as it is truly our
savior right now. Three: Don’t ever allow yourself,
your family or anyone you know . to ever join the military. This is an obsolete institution now used exclusively for
maintaining an establishment that is no longer relevant. US soldiers in Iraq work for US
corporations, not the people. . Propaganda forces us to
believe that war is natural and the military is an
honorable institution. Well, if war is natural why are there 18 suicides
every single day by American veterans who have
post-traumatic stress disorder? . If our military men and
women are so honored why is it that 25% of the American
homeless population are veterans? . Four: Stop supporting
the energy companies. . If you live in a detached
house, get off the grid. . Investigate every means of making
your home self-sustainable with clean energy. Solar, wind and other
renewable energies are now affordable
consumer realities and considering the never ending
rising costs of traditional energies it will likely be a cheaper
investment over time. If you drive, get the
smallest car you can and consider using one of the
many conversion technologies that can enable your
car to be a hybrid electric or run on anything
other than establishment fuels. Five: Reject the
political system. . The illusion of democracy is
an insult to our intelligence. In a monetary system, there is no
such thing as a true democracy and there never was. We have two political parties owned by the same set
of corporate lobbyists. They are placed in their
positions by the corporations with popularity artificially
projected by their media. In a system of
inherent corruption the change of personnel
every couple of years has very little relevance. Instead of pretending that the
political game has any true meaning focus your energy on how to
transcend this failed system. And six: Join the movement. . Go to the thezeitgeistmovement.
com and help us create the largest
mass movement for social change the world has ever seen. We must mobilize and
educate everyone about the inherent corruption
of our current world system along with the only true
sustainable solution declaring all the natural
resources on the planet as common heritage to all people while informing everyone as to
the true state of technology and how we can all be free
if the world works together rather than fights. The choice lies with you. You can continue to be a slave
to the financial system and watch the continuous wars, depressions
and injustice across the globe while placating yourself
with vain entertainment and materialistic garbage; or, you can focus your energy on true,
meaningful, lasting, holistic change which actually has the
realistic ability to support and free all humans with
no one left behind. But in the end, the
most relevant change must occur first inside of you. The real revolution is the
revolution of consciousness and each one of us first
needs to eliminate the diversionary,
materialistic noise we have been conditioned
to think is true; while discovering,
amplifying and aligning with the signal coming from
our true empirical oneness. It is up to you. -What we are trying in all these
discussions and talks here is to see if we cannot radically bring
about a transformation of the mind. Not accept things as they are but to understand it, to
go into it, to examine it give your heart and your mind with
everything that you have to find out a way of living differently. But, that depends on you
and not somebody else. Because in this
there is no teacher no pupil there’s no leader there’s no guru there’s no master, no savior. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil, you’re
the master, you’re the guru, you are the leader you are everything! And to understand is to transform what is.

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    LOL–Only difference between Modern times and antiquity is that the ancients lied in Tunics/Cloaks and today or Gov't leaders wear ties and Brooks Brothers suits..

  • Reply leigh phillips October 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I don't have a solution for poverty or for violence. I don't have the answer to peace on Earth. I just wish every one can see that we are connected all of us. One Earth and one life. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. If we fight each other and kill our planet where do we have to go? We are all humans all flouting through space on an Island. all we have is each other.

  • Reply Gigi Becali October 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

    i have watched the hole thing, and my opinion hasn't changed. since you appear to be a smart ass maybe you could tell me how exactly a world without money would work?

  • Reply William Woodruff October 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    … people magically survived before cash, maybe we can do it again?

  • Reply Gigi Becali October 22, 2012 at 4:20 am

    sure, if you like not having a roof above your head. be my guest.

  • Reply Harris October 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Its you the one who needs to wake up. Banks, lobbies, rich complanies and corrupted politicians already HAVE destroyed our society. There's no democrasy, no freedon, no actual society… It's all just an image, manipulated by those who run the world. It might sound like an unlikely scenario and propably a bit crazy, but yes these people do exist. No, they are not member of murderous organisations or underground killing groups, but founders of the world's biggest companies.. Oil companies atm…

  • Reply Harris October 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    No money? Noone implied that we, humans, should not have, use or produce money. No. We should simply not let private coorperations, such as banks control them. Seriously watch the whole movie. If you can't cope with it, then try reading a book or two, or debate with an intelligent person who's propably involved with economics if that's possible. I am 15 and I know alot more things than an avergae 30 year old. All due to debating and reading books. Useful ones.

  • Reply Gigi Becali October 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Right. Maybe you know alot of things but your sence of understanding isn't quite tip-top. Listen to some interviews with Peter Joseph, the maker of Zeitgeist – he clearly states that he wants a resoursce based economy that replaces the excange system. Than give me advices about reading books and debating with intellgent people.

  • Reply Harris October 25, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    First of all, I was talking about the movie. SInce there were no implications on that topic in this movie, everything else in irrelevant.
    Second, you need to understand what we mean when we say exchange system. Exchange system is the currency. Altering the exchanging system could also mean altering the currency, right? Peter Joseph, propably meant that we should have a currency which is our country's property and not property of the banks. Had you watched the movie you'd understand..

  • Reply maniadoc1 October 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    VERY ignorant notions when he says religion hinders development of human mind, science, personal & social growth … In fact ALL the modern science was initiated by devout believers … WHO WERE FIRM IN FAITH & at the same time invented new things & discovered laws of science that are basis of ALL the development to come later …

  • Reply maniadoc1 October 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Morality that atheists brag about is plagiarized from their religious surroundings … It is NOT invented of their own. Atheist considers rape bad bcoz of laws of his country that was constituted by religious ppl, who declared rape bad bcoz their religious book said so. Atheists left alone on an island devoid of any religious influence would develop into worst animals ever.

  • Reply maniadoc1 October 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Whenever atheists came into unrestricted-power, 100% of times they committed genocide of public, bcoz they were NOT accountable to anyone. A fact that those who accuse religion of wars forget.

  • Reply maniadoc1 October 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    He kept repeating religion links to materialism which is pure ignorance on his part. Religion is the diagonal opposite of materialism. NO religion is money making machine primarily, it could be a side thing in some cases. In fact ALL technologies he stressed upon are controlled by corporatism that he condemned so much. Hypocrisy. !!! He was right in 1st half of video though. But in later half his attack on religion is baseless.

  • Reply prasidha thapa November 12, 2012 at 4:31 am

    That's what they are saying about us being conditioned and trained to think that we cannot function without money which is absolutely a false concept. We don't need money as an incentive to maintain our civilization. Humans right now are greedy because of the current system and if this system is changed or rather completely transformed then we can have humans who don't need an incentive such as money to perform operations on humans or fix some machines. Just like now many people do volunteering.

  • Reply Gigi Becali November 12, 2012 at 7:28 am

    would you volunteer to daily drive a truck across the country to transport materials and get nothing in return? or we can make our own materials on a HP printer?

  • Reply Gigi Becali November 12, 2012 at 7:30 am

    any attack on religion is not baseless.

  • Reply prasidha thapa November 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Well not within this present system but again when you volunteer you don't get nothing in return. You dont get something material but u always get other things. Also, in the system described by the person in the video the people do not get nothing in return the only thing that is removed from the picture is money. So firstly we get to live a stressfree life not having to worry about loans and mortgages. We get to use many resources and facilities for free. Living standards are high and equal

  • Reply Gigi Becali November 12, 2012 at 8:47 am

    so short story, you have no ideea how it would work, lol.

  • Reply prasidha thapa November 12, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Well we cant have a good idea unless it is actually implemented and the information presented in the video is very less too.So yes, I don't have a complete idea but then I can understand what it would imply. lol

  • Reply Gigi Becali November 12, 2012 at 9:47 am

    so you suggest implementing it without knowing what the fuck we're doing? lol, isn't this what got us were we are today in the first place?

  • Reply duke asrul November 30, 2012 at 6:50 am

    USA is EVIL..More EVIL than the NAZI' least in the NAZI's we can put all the blame and hatred to Hitler..what about USA,do we blame the President,the CIA,their ignorant people,the corporation or the Federal's simple..just put them in the same bracket.(EVIL)..

  • Reply 9896292628honey December 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    loved it … must watch

  • Reply drmanhattans balls December 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I could not be more grateful for these documentaries. Thank you very much.

  • Reply thevizualassassin December 24, 2012 at 3:41 am

    I met a girl last night at a Xmas party, and as our conversation went on, we somehow got into conspiracy theories. Ive been awake, but didnt know about this documentary. I thank both, the uploader and her for putting me more on game. This was good info.

  • Reply DrZuko January 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    So you are instigating to walk the walk I believe?

  • Reply DrZuko January 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I'm with you man, I'm in the same boat as well.

  • Reply NSAlixFEDass NSA January 3, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I remember watching this years ago..god i hate the fucking monetary lies and how the gov kisses rich asshole!! The USD is worth shit. A real capitalistic society would have some material worth to back up the "currency" that is being printed up.

  • Reply Christopher Everett January 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    The world is a comedy to those that think;
    A tragedy to those that feel.

    Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (September 24, 1717 – March 2, 1797)

  • Reply gOSUfITNESS January 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Have you ever read a history book ? That should at least put into context your… point of view.

    While every depressed person has a different explanation/ story for it, their nervous system is in fact weakened in a very similar way (alteration of hormonal levels / sleep patterns / brain activity / etc.)

    In a way, while the pain is different, the wound is similar. And the pain being essentially a symptom, don't confuse it with reality.

  • Reply gOSUfITNESS January 24, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    This documentary is a sum of approximations and incomplete truths. The most dangerous one is perhaps when at 21:00 when a parallel is drawn between the creation of the dollar at the time of slavery and the creation of an enslaving system for the labor masses.

    1/ the creation of the dollar is a creation of fiduciary value among many others before (John Law / Talleyrand) and since (the Euro, duh)
    2/ Fiduciary money opposed the medieval core values : ownership of people / power through blood, etc

  • Reply gOSUfITNESS January 24, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    The fact that the current monetary system is more complex than ever and more specifically the fact that the global system of transactions is almost uniform when we have only distributed national and inter-regional regulators is the reason of our crises should be the focus of such documentaries.

    The economical hitmen are only epi-phenomenons of the otherwise general monetary system. They existed during expansion and contraction movements alike.

  • Reply Symbologist 1979 January 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

    heybooboo757, i understand….and NEOKayakFisherman….so am i, and i hope i am some day as well…..but to quote a friend of mine, "Ah hell just take on and die with as much debt as possible, that's the american way right?" that's sad….

  • Reply joseph ornelas January 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    all men should work according to his strength, personally I work for God. that's the way I look at it, any other way is depressing.

  • Reply Eduardo Gomez V. January 28, 2013 at 3:16 am

    what is the name of the man who starts the video?

  • Reply TheZSITCHIN January 29, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Phuck the system they can't have me I don't need society quote from DRI dirty rotten imbeciles

  • Reply TheZSITCHIN January 29, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Ph=f get it ?

  • Reply bethany swein February 5, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Haha your a slave.

  • Reply Interstella Shepsit February 6, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh

  • Reply chris bradley February 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    the end of moving forward made me cry cuz it was so beautiful i want so badly for this world to be a better place

  • Reply TheNickel1964 February 8, 2013 at 3:49 am

    My parents hated credit cards. They few they had I could count on one hand. Oh, they paid mortgage but credit cards were to them the beginning of the end. I'm beginning to think they were right.

  • Reply raws thapa February 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

    So i think now is best time to act and take action to make this world a better place, don't forget every individual counts. Let's make it happen

  • Reply Groovy Chronics February 12, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Our whole world is enslaved, your not alone!

  • Reply Abhy Sunny February 13, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Mysterious human mind. It get depressed about things that we are conditioned to be depressed about.

  • Reply AryanOG March 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    you sir are not alone. We grow everyday, we will have our victory.

  • Reply AryanOG March 4, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    spread the word!

  • Reply Nedko Dimitrov March 10, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    The machines will produce all we need and we won't pay for it??? Really??? Sounds like a silly upgrade to the old communist slogan – we'll work as much as we can and we'll get as much as we need. Isn't it another kind of utopia that THEY want us to believe in so THEY implement the next step of world domination? Because HE WHO CONTROLS THE MACHINES CONTROLS EVERYONE!!
    Dont be silly people! While there is a CENTRALISED system there will be someone controlling it!

  • Reply Daniel Berry March 11, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I don't normally resort to referring to people as morons…but in your case I must. You think the Federal Reserve is an American institution? It is a conglomeration of WORLD banking. ALL government in our current world is EVIL. Your government, my government…all governments. I know not where you are from but the assholes who GOVERN you are the same as the assholes that presume to govern me. Don't blame Americans. You are duped and brainwashed like all the rest

  • Reply Daniel Berry March 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

    We can't just blame Obama…though I hate him for the liar he is. He is merely a puppet and is in no way in control…Yes Dimitrov…you have it right!. Problem is..Gov and Medial have brainwashed the "Non-Thinkers". Keep them so busy just existing and living, they don't have the time to think of how the "SYSTEM: is screwing them. I am retired, and have time to get enlightend. The entire world system is screwed, as are humans on this earth.

  • Reply Daniel Berry March 11, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Well said Dimitrov

  • Reply Daniel Berry March 11, 2013 at 3:57 am

    I have always been proud to be an American. Or should I say privileged?
    I was born into my current state of life. I had nothing to do with it. The world wants to blame America for it's problems…but it isn't America. The American people are a good and just people. They have just been lied to and duped into believing what Big money wants them to believe

  • Reply Daniel Berry March 11, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Unfortunately we will not see our victory in our lifetime.. The age of TRUTH is but a mere 100 and some years off. But we are the beginning. Spreading the truth, one person to another. Hopefully via the internet…before the bastards shut it down. And don't think they wont!!! THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!

  • Reply Nedko Dimitrov March 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Just to finish what I started saying. This Fresco guy says there will be no money. Hm, lets see – what is money? Money is POWER! They take our money – they take the little power we have! He says "there will be no laws" – hm, no laws no humans rights! So, we end up with no power and no rights. But we still need food and shelter. THE SYSTEM will provide it…at no cost. Really? The cost is OUR FREEDOM. Yes, we will be fed and we'll have flats but NO FREEDOM. A human without FREEDOM is a SLAVE!!!

  • Reply Nedko Dimitrov March 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Now, lets see who Jaque Fresco is. Surprise, surprise – he has been a member of the communist party in his earlier years. Old communist die hard in other words. On a top of that he is a Jew. So it happened that Marx and Engels were also Jews who promoted the utopian communist world which came to be implemented unsuccessfully with the cost of millions of life by …Jews, Russian Jews. Lot to think about.

  • Reply Nedko Dimitrov March 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    In conclusion – DON"T LISTEN TO THE JEWS! They will sell you their lies that will cost us our lives and freedom. At the World Trade Center who died? Not a single Jew. They have been warned. Died the gentiles – us. They dont care about us. So why buy their crap like religion or world systems? No reason. Want to be free? Buy land, buy a house and defending them at all cost. Also get off the grid and become self sufficient. This is as much as you can do for now. Good luck!

  • Reply Bob Dylan March 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Oh my god,you people are fucking crazy

  • Reply Bob Dylan March 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    OH NO AMERICA IS EVIL RAHHH WE GOTTA RISE UP MAAAH. no. You people must be those who built fucking fallout shelters in their goddamn basements on 9/11

  • Reply JRMCNEA March 15, 2013 at 2:56 am

    If you could free yourself form it. Would it really be slavery? aside form living like a hill person of winning the lottery. There are systems in place that keeps you in debt.

  • Reply JRMCNEA March 15, 2013 at 5:49 am

    More like the people who created the airplane, The 3 step Electric motor. And the Car that could 200 miles on a Gallon of gas. Ignored by the ignorant masses until they realized how much better their lives were made by the people who gave their lives to advance humanity instead of their own personal greed. But hey I'm a wackjob. Im sure you can work really hard in your Wal-Mart Position. And become a millionaire one day. Because the American dream is real. And anyone can become rich!…

  • Reply heybooboo757 March 17, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Yes we will, those with heart.

  • Reply Bob Dylan March 17, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Alright i'll make you a deal. If you actually finish highschool,then i'll consider your wacked out conspiracies somewhat credable.Untill then, i can't believe that people believe so much from so little

  • Reply JRMCNEA March 17, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Yeah.. I graduated from High school over 10 years ago. Did 6 years overseas in the Navy. And am now working on my bachelor's ins Computer Science. Minor in electrical engineering. But sure I haven't graduated from high school. Because I know all of the people who made it possible for you to live your stupid pointless life. Were innovators and people labeled loons and wack jobs. Until the stupid people of their time like you were able to benefit from their hard work.

  • Reply Jw Smith March 29, 2013 at 7:39 am

    You cant believe people believe so much from so little? Religion. You tell people an invisible man who lives in the sky created everything and they believe you. You tell them the paint is wet and they have to touch it to see.

  • Reply JD Straw April 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm


  • Reply JD Straw April 2, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    It exposes our dirty deceitful greedy government and their unfair schemes and the unfair systems set up against the majority of the USA citizens.

  • Reply Therealillest April 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I can't believe this has only 93,000 views. FFS! Some video with Justin Beiber and Ludicrous has 845,000,000 views! 845 million! Please share this vid everywhere! Acknowledgement is the key in this still early stage of burgeoning philosophy:)

  • Reply navarrolevel7 May 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Why the hell doesn't he specify that Jerome Daly's case, even though the court reached the descision that he could keep the house, the bank appealed the next day and the outcome was nullified, as if there never was any trial to begin with

  • Reply Dave Aaron July 15, 2013 at 3:20 am


  • Reply Thank me later July 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    when i watched this movie the 1st time, it rocked my brains out.. but now i found something better that rocked my brains out much

  • Reply Nicolaas Leach November 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    It's funny how much of the documentary coincides with what is happening in Portugal and it's involvement with the IMF. Portugal has been cutting on social services like crazy, education health, jobs, the hole place is falling apart, it's insane… All of this to pay back a loan to bunch of blood sucking fucks! 

  • Reply DarthAlphaTheGreat December 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    The points and views are very interesting and very intriguing. But many cases discussed are conspiracy theories, which lack in physical evidences. Most argument is "what else can they be killed for", which is argument from ignorance, or argument of the gaps.

    I agree with the issue with the monetary system, and we need to fix it. But we cannot rely on conspiracies even slightly. We must rely alone on empirical evidences. Which means we need to go out and learn economics and do research.


  • Reply Jasik Raz January 12, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    —————we do not have to be just sheep—————————————————————–
    If we want to take over the government we have to give the people more than promises. We have to guarantee that our government will not dominate the people but serve the people. The guarantee is going to be given in the form of a declaration signed by every member of the government and every state employee stating that if I betray the nation, if I steal from the nation, if I do anything fraudulent knowingly I do Know and accept there will be only one punishment, death. This legal change of government will require a new political party from the people, willing to guarantee honesty in the government. Because of freedom in thinking, there are no innocent bystanders. How many will refuse to vote for a future president willing to guarantee the honesty of government with his life?
                                                                                           yes we can

  • Reply maxxas2000 January 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    movie twisted my brains

  • Reply darren young February 4, 2014 at 9:20 am

    RBE is just socialism put through the Bernays-o-matic and given a more palatable name. Socialism has always been a Chinese fingertrap for those who believe themselves to be intellectual. They just can't resist digging their fingers into Marxism, and it always ends the same way. What if we call it RBE? What if we call it Sustainable Development? What if we call it the Great Leap Forward? Yawnworthy. Our system is a mess, but going to the tired old Marx playbook is the height of a giant leap backward. But hey, 13th time's the charm!

    Fun movies. Though this one was no where near as entertaining as the first one.

  • Reply Poppy Le Froix March 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Love the Zeitgest movement

  • Reply John Smith March 10, 2014 at 7:27 am

    The Zeitgeist Documentary Trilogy should be made a mandatory High School curriculum.. perhaps even earlier, but not too early, go too far & pupils won't understand 80% of the words.. But imagine how nice it would be if the New Generation would enter adult world totally woken up.. I think Monetary Capitalism would disappear even before it had it's chance to crash under its own debt..
    One thing that is a bit mysterious though.. If in this movie the so called "Economic Hitmen" were real & somewhat "official" (in a matter of wages, tickets, receipts, contracts, etc), than you would think that if they had "balls" to come on record via this documentary, shouldn't they be called before Congressional hearing, because if I understood correctly they were under orders from some VERY high ranking political officials.. & those orders usually led to death of the "Mark", or even his/her entire family.. + if it came down to wide-spread violence than death toll would be in hundreds if not thousands.. Also tactics involved probably weren't too "honorable".. Anyways I'm sure these Witnesses could "sting" a little bit some of the Powers That Bee..

  • Reply ManufacturedReality March 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Get rid of all the politicians and put these 3 people in charge:
    1. Peter Joseph
    2. Elon Musk
    3. Russell Brand

  • Reply IFA Economy March 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm


  • Reply petulia kowchee April 20, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    You may be able to produce debt and money for them, but my problem is they owe me money which they are refusing to pay!! And legislation is helping themselves to my money that the us treasury owes me and are refusing to give me what was awarded to me, just like my tribe refusing to give me my lands and monies owed!! And I'm here to collect

  • Reply petulia kowchee April 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    manufacturedreality, you need to change your name if you think they should be in charge, they already are, stupid

  • Reply archil kopadze June 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    i think like you many many years now since i start anderstanding things since i had tha base informations about economy but i had nowhere to say my opinions but there is no place… For begining there should be place where people could go there and say their ideas for everything.. There are people who are realy clever but doesn't have money to go in school.. there are people who have great ideas about some things for example technology and to create those thought they need money and ok from the goverment olso why? there are many cases where people know that for exaple in one hospital doctors are not doing their jobs well and they dont have place to say that… yes right the "police".. if one police officer do something bad? you will say it in another police oficer.. so what.. yes there is a place colled court of justice to go there you need money and lawyer so more money and the justice is not doing everything fairly.. so where are you people i mean you who believe those thought which zeitgeist says.. you who are saying those words in those videos do something go in parlament or somewhere people somehow one time will wake up and if people wake up the one percent of the people who control the humanity what will they do?

  • Reply cyb0rg18 July 7, 2014 at 8:02 am

    1:52:14 Most Important.

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    تخيل ان المجتمع تحرر من الدين ومن باقي ماتم ذكره هل تعتقد انه مجتمع مثالي في الحقيقة لا لازم تعرف ان كتيير من الناس يمتنعوا عن كثير من الافعال للااخلاقية بسبب الدين بسبب ايمانهم بوجود ثواب وعقاب يخوفهم لما يحاولوا فعلها

  • Reply The Elf April 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I see and u r healthy sir?

  • Reply The Elf April 19, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    ah money is just a exchange thing and these are old information…..

  • Reply superlativeconspable April 30, 2016 at 4:50 am


  • Reply copie692012 May 12, 2016 at 12:14 am

    This is a monetary paradigm that will not let go until it has killed the last human being

  • Reply TheGeneralist September 14, 2016 at 1:21 am

    this film should be one of the first things that the world should watch before we can start harmonazing the world….

  • Reply yas March 22, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    vim pela Mayara Pereira 💓 alguém mais veio?

  • Reply gakaface July 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    1:19:00 onwards – he says that renewables: wind, solar, wave and tidal energies require virtually no preliminary energy in order to harness them. Really? What about the acquisition of all the raw materials that make up the machines? What about the manufacture of those machines? Re: geothermal heat, he says the Earth's heat generation is constantly renewed. Really? How do you know? If mankind cracked the earth open like an egg, and cracked a hole in the atmosphere, and allowed all the core heat to escape into the infinite coldness of space, and believe me, it's pretty cold out there, do you think there would be any heat left over? In reality, the earth's heat resources are finite, and in practice, we'd only ever be able to tap a very small amount of it, because we can only dig/drill down to a maximum of 12km before pressures become too great. Another example of Earth's grand design in protecting itself from its inhabitants.

  • Reply Donnie Mac February 3, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Why is it that we have this information, this understanding of the corruption and yet we cannot change anything? Its sickening that the vermin that brought us to this point, and now those who have taken the torch are still manipulating everything. They should be burning on the end of pole somewhere. Period!

  • Reply I. Kaminskiy April 6, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    like and share 🙂

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