What critics have to say about the Zeitgeist Movement...Read more »
There's been some confusion on the show as to what the Venus project is. This video gives a good description of it. The Venus project is not a proposal for a political system of government, but a socioeconomic system. The Venus project, similar to the Free State project, is completely voluntary and its primary object, beyond developing its ideas, is spreading its message to persuade people to join it.Read more »
In the film it is imagined that an identical unpopulated Earth is discovered. Well... there isn’t an identical Earth, so the transition is an important part of the puzzle, especially if you consider the tragic consequences of every historical attempt to abolish private property.
Peter Joseph imagines a massive revolution where the hidden masters in their smokey rooms realize the jig is up... and he skips straight to children siting in a high tech history class. That’s not really good enough.
Jacque Fresco has a more detailed plan.Read more »
When I have asked if I was free to import unique resources from off grid, or grow my own vegetables, I was told that this would be unnecessary or systemically impossible, because the system should fulfill all demand. If the assertion is that this system will be able to satisfy 100% of demand for 100% of the population 100% of the time, then it is a Utopia by definition. However, if the system is imperfect, as some have admitted, then there is going to be some percentage of demand that is not satisfied by the system, and that has some economic ramifications.Read more »
Fresco describes government as, “defining the most humane and appropriate ways to manage human affairs.” The Venus Project proposes that all current political systems are obsolete that should be replaced by a global “cybernated” central computer. They suggest this would result in a kind of harmonious anarchy that would eradicate the need for police and taxation and really any authority at all. But make no mistake, there is a “manager” in the Resource-Based Economy.Read more »
Ownership is a concept extrapolated from the observation that people naturally have possession and control of their body, and it primarily defines the appropriate role of coercion and voluntarism, specifically that it is appropriate to transfer resources voluntarily and inappropriate to transfer resources with coercion. If you are proposing to abolish ownership in favor of "common heritage" you have to define what the appropriate role of coercion and voluntarism becomes under this new strategy.Read more »
It seems constant throughout all the Zeitgeist films that I enthusiastically agree with almost exactly half of Peter Joseph's message, and could not disagree with the other half more vociferously. This new installment is no different it seems.Read more »
Trailer for an upcoming documentary film that details the causes of the worlds social and economic problems, and offers a feasible approach to solving them. End government, end corruption, end poverty, war and the causes of violent and aberrant behavior prevalent in the modern paradigm... because as long as there is an incentive, there will always be those willing to profit from it.Read more »
Peter Joseph speaks of: Differential advantage :: Ron Paul :: Media & Election :: Corruption :: Modern slavery :: Inherent systemic corruption :: Scarcity :: Monetary reform :: Technological abundance :: Automation :: Human value system change :: Moneyless society, and much more in this recently released, uncut 2008 interview.Read more »
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