Sunday, 6 July 2008
ZEITGEIST NO DOUGHT DENY YOURSELF FREEDOM POWER = KNOWLEDGE!
I have had my eyes opened. On my Facebook feed I saw a group and from this group I found this...
What's that you say, 'Hey Steve I'm a busy person and I don't have time to watch some crazy film.' Well friend, neither do I. Luckily though the site sort of details what is in the film. On the statement page it says that the film wants to show people,
'very often things are not what the population at large think they are'
WHAT?!?! WHAT!?! How can this be true? The population at large is like loads of people, could they all be wrong? I better investigate what this is about further.
Part 1 - Religions are wrong. Christianity is a way of controlling people.
Or 'The religious myth is the most powerful device ever created, and serves as the psychological soil upon which other myths can flourish.' Ah so religion is the reason people believe the myths that you eat like thousands of spiders in your sleep and that you only use 10% of your brain. No, no it's more than that, religion is a thing people can twist to justify taking power. Wowza what a controversial theme! I can't believe no one has made a film using these themes before. Still, maybe this film will empower people to loosen the stranglehold religion has over our everyday lives... Oh wait one second. Let me just check my watch. Shit it's not hundreds of years ago and religion doesn't control my life. Oh well, still, a point well made Zeitgeist.
Part 2 - The 9/11 Conspiracy
If you know me then you know there's nothing I enjoy more than debating 9/11 conspiracy theories. Well, maybe televised snooker and the movies of Eddie Murphy but nothing else. I especially like it when they are put across in long rambling diatribes describing clips seen on the internet and devil faces seen in clouds of smoke. From the Q&A section it seems that the film goes along the lines that George W and the government caused the towers to go down for some reason. But please don't just stop there. Venture forth onto the internet and get caught up in the rich tapestry of amateur journalism. You might even find our old friend R.Kelly had something to do with it (Oh how I wish I was joking). Just be careful, the government don't want you to know these truths!
Part 3 - Taxes and why you don't have to pay them
Now what was I saying about myths... Sorry I lost my train of thought. Yes, TAXES! And why you my fellow American (Oh shit this doesn't really apply to me) don't have to pay them. Can you believe that? Why isn't everyone doing it. You could probably buy a horse or something with the money you're going to save.
It's all interesting stuff. It makes me wish I had two hours of my life to surrender but alas I am busy with ummm projects. If any of you do watch it could you maybe fill me in on what goes on. It says it took a years (A WHOLE FRICKIN YEAR!) worth of research and contains information a simple keyword search will not find. I am curious as to what this may be.
Just remember blogateers 'truth is not told, it is realized.'
PS: For two actually worthy treatments of 9/11 try Jonathan Safran Foer's novel 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' or the film 'United 93'.