Everything you know is wrong. That’s sort of the thesis for this Internet movie (it was first in independent theaters in June 2007), that shakes up common beliefs on everything from Christianity to September 11th to the Federal Reserve. And it all makes a really scary kind of sense.
Winner of the Artivist Film Festival’s “Best Feature Documentary” in 2007, fundamentalist Christians, Bush’s neo-“Patriots,” and a host of others are zealously at work to debunk the movie with websites and YouTube counters. And that other side is worth checking out, if only because everything they say and do reinforces the Zeitgeist message of their methods of control.
According to the movie’s website, Zeitgeist, produced by Peter Joseph, “was created as a nonprofit expression to inspire people to start looking at the world from a more critical perspective and to understand that very often things are not what the population at large think they are.”
What are some of the premises of this film? That Christianity, like just about every other organized religion, is based entirely upon ancient allegories to describe seasonal changes in the Earth and sky (and, consequently, has been a hell of a successful method for controlling the population for hundreds of years); that since 1913, the United States government is really controlled by the Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, the Morgans, and a couple others that run the privately-owned Federal Reserve; that September 11th was a brilliantly-executed nightmare launched by this elite group to create a new war machine that will make them a hell of a lot of money and achieve greater goals of power; that Americans continue to readily accept handing over civil rights based on (government-orchestrated) fear; that both the Federal Reserve and income tax are illegal and unconstitutional; and that in a few short years, we’re all going to be forced to walk around implanted with microchips, with all of our personal and financial information available for total exploitation as the government sees fit.
Crazy wack-jobs and conspiracy theorists? Decide for yourself. There's a boatload of interviews, quotes and newsclips throughout the movie, and checkable resources on the movie’s website.
Critics will point to entertainment sensations like The Da Vinci Code, The Secret, and What the Bleep? as like-minded books/movies, but really, this is an entirely different ball game. There is no fiction, quantum theory physics, or even leanings toward spirituality in Zeitgeist. No disbelief needs to be suspended. No faith in anything needs to be employed. Every statement is backed-up, usually through several hefty and credible sources.
Zeitgeist just may be the most important movie you ever see. Take action, or, get ready to report to have your micro-chip fitted. You know, the Real ID Act of 2005 did pass as law…
Watch it here:
[Editor’s note: the first nine minutes are an introduction that is a voice speaking mostly in darkness, followed by a series of images. It’s worth skipping over to get to the good stuff]