So I went so the screening of Zeitgeist: Moving Forward at the Tribeca Film Center last week. The film was lengthy and focused largely on human conditioning and the urgent need to transition into a resource based economy in order to save our planet from unsustainable growth and consumption of resources.
It also featured the Venus Project founded by the great Jacque Fresco. After the screening, Peter Joseph was there for the Q&A. One of the things he said that stayed with me was his proposition to create our own currency, an idea I’ve been musing on for a while. He called it the “Z Bank”, with credits to appear on an internet database that can be traded for services by members.
The movement ( 310000+ members) is steadily building towards critical mass which is right on the horizon. What’s interesting is that the mainstream media is now using the recent Arizona shooting to demonize this movement along with other figures who are proposing change, all because the suspect, Jared Lee Loughner was obsessed with creating a new currency. Their use of the ad hominem tactic is juvenile as most rational people are aware that something needs to change in reagards to the collapsing economy that the gov’t is clearly not addressing correctly.
The film is now officially available online worldwide. View it here:
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi