Does this documentary shows the true agenda?

I spent two hours and forty minutes on Saturday, that I cannot get back, watching Zeitgeist 3: Moving Forward. Boyfriend and I had seen the previous two Zeitgeist installations awhile back, so we decided to see what this movie had to say. I remember the general themes of the other two but not the movies individually, and found more of the same. More America-bashing, more Capitalism-bashing, more Constitutionalist-bashing, More Tea-Party-bashing, more Republican-bashing (with little or no mention of Democrats, only liberals),  more focus on “potential” rather than right or wrong, and more taking God and religion out of every venue of life. More sorry people, you’ve been wronged and you’re a victim but we’ll fix you.

courtesy of IMDb
courtesy of IMDb

I know what my views are but I believe in knowing the arguments of the “other side”, and being educated about the world around me. I believe that his documentary was right in one area, to a degree. Gabor Maté said that stress during a fetus/baby’s neurobiological development can affect them later in life due to the mother’s stress, possible abuse, nutrition and other factors while pregnant because the baby absorbs the mother’s nutrients and stress. He also talked about severe child abuse possibly leading to addiction and violence being the result of what a baby then child has endured, including neglect, which is consistent with other research I’ve read. I also agreed with downplaying the role of genetics with regard to diseases and other conditions because a large number of people blame their heart disease, diabetes, and other illness on genetics rather than on other factors, such as choices (eating fast food and not exercising, for example). I digress…

I did not like that this film removed religion from the equation, as well as personal responsibility, and it seemed to say that, while people want to work, their only motivation is money.  In fact, there is a quote in the Zeitgeist Addendum, and a similar one in Moving Forward, which states, “Without money, a great majority of crimes that are committed today would never occur. Virtually all forms of crimes are a consequence of the monetary system.” Granted, crimes are committed against humanity everyday due to money and the potential for profit, including war, releasing dangerous medications so companies can make back their R&D money, and collapsing economies  to exert control, but it is missing the part where some things are done just for power or the enjoyment of other’s suffering.

My big question is… who will be behind the global management of their “resource-based economy”, which would track all of the resources worldwide, who uses the resources and needs them? Who will be pulling the strings and making this system go around and, what exactly will be used to do the tracking? The film made sure to say that this was not the “New World Order” but it sure sounded like Agenda 21 when the city planning portion of the film was described in great detail. I heard a lot of automation of duty, which is not new to our society, and I heard ideas and methods focusing on the collective while bashing individualism. Great, you can take the tube to work and you won’t need a vehicle, but what if you want to drive. Will that be an option? You can eat from the community-grown agriculture, but there was no mention of having your own garden. What if you want fruit or vegetable that you cultivated with your own hands? Will be you be allowed to do that?  I believe that the focus on how possessions are bad was also a slam against private property. Granted, the emphasis on consumption and “Keeping up with Joneses” is part of the debt/spending problem but shouldn’t you have a say in how you spend your paycheck? Oh, wait a minute, they suggest eliminating money… And, it seems, this proposed system removes the sovereignty of countries because the resources now belong to the “global community.”

I remember the first Zeitgeist moving talking at length about the myth of Jesus and Christianity. The next two films followed in this vein by removing religion from their discussion and eliminating the effect of religion on society by basically denying the idea of good and evil. Sorry, but good and evil will always exist in the world. While most human beings are good at heart, there will always be a few who do evil things either to rebel against the good or to insight the good to engage in evil with them. Evil exists in business and in government but, everything that can be used for good can be used for evil via manipulation. Look at science. While some scientific knowledge can be used to treat and cure illnesses, it can also be used as a weapon to create the next epidemic… which leads to a solution… hmm.

Interestingly enough, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward seemed not to blame companies like Monsanto for world poverty, even though their GMO seeds bankrupt farmers and destroy their soil. Mention was also made of the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the amount of deaths… Could this not be partially due to vaccines and experimental drugs given to unsuspecting people desperate for food, health care, and assistance? This has happened before in the US and around the world. Most of the blame was placed on the money system, debt and Wall Street. There are so many factors tied to these entities, such as “Crony-Capitalism” and, while there is much blame to pass around, only one solution was offered: surrender because the system has an answer. Isn’t that how the world got to the condition it is in now? We trusted our corporations, our governments, our banks and our media. We hoped that they were telling the truth and acting in our best interests as we closed our eyes, put our fingers in our ears, and we told ourselves that all was well, even after blatant signs that it was going terribly wrong. Remember what happened in 2008?

In short, I believe that this film was not an idea of what the solution could be. It is a film telling us the direction that the world is heading. The more I hear about global warming and the need for global governance from many powerful people, including Pope Francis, I believe that this is a case of the “powers that be” are telling us what they plan to do with our world. We need to realize what is going before it is too late…

 

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Faith

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In Good Faith.”

My faith has fluctuated throughout my life. I grew up Roman catholic, then lost touch and have, over time, found a comfortable level of faith-based beliefs and independent spirituality. I believe in God and that He gave us free will.  I believe that miracles can happen. I believe that we sometimes face challenges that help us learn and grow. I believe that He can intervene in life but I am sometimes confused how it all works, the why and how of it, and I don’t believe that He saves close parking spaces.

I recognize times in my life when I got a favor and I was clearly given a hand, if you will, though I struggle with faith in other situations. I had an alternator go out while I was driving on a city street but I was able to keep the car running long enough during a brief red light to turn a corner, turn into a business parking lot and park the car in a towable parking space before the car completely shut off. I believe that I was kept safe in a situation that could have gone wrong. I was a on a two-lane street with no street parking available, my panel was not lit and I had no idea of the speed I was going. If the car stopped in the middle of the street, it likely would have resulted in an accident. This car presented me with other similar situations and I was protected each time, thank God. I also believe that God has helped me through some tough times.

I struggle with faith when it comes to bad things repeatedly happening to good people and the suffering they endure, seemingly while bad people carry on with minimal consequences. They somehow manage to get sympathy, justification for their bad behavior and, in some cases, multiple chances for redemption, while others get the book thrown at them for the smallest of infractions. I am told that they will “get theirs in the end”, that “God’s justice is not the same as human’s justice”, and that “everyone deserves a second chance.” Yes, and I am familiar with the Holy Bible’s stance on this  in Matthew 18:21-22 NASB.

“Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.”

I get that we are all human and that we will have our day of judgment to answer for what we have done in our lives. I am even sympathetic to the plight of the wronged and abused who were not taught a better way and committed horrible acts but I believe that they still, in many cases other than severe mental illness, made a choice. We are all held accountable for our actions and the choices we make, especially as adults. I believe in forgiveness and its power to free us, yet I also believe that our forgiveness of others can be taken for granted.

I believe in free will and I believe in divine intervention, but I often wonder how God decides when and when not to intervene. Why does He intervene in some situations and not others, especially a situation of magnitude? Or did He try to intervene and the people were willful, preventing a different outcome? I contempt this as I see terror attacks, wars, crimes against humanity by companies, countries and individuals, oppression, child abuse, and a world in which the most basic human freedoms are being restrained and struck down by powerful individuals working for the supposed “greater good”.

I have faith that there are good people who care about others and about what is going on around them, and I have faith that they can make a difference by speaking out, helping and educating others and by just being honest, decent human beings. Maybe God is using them as instruments to fight back against the evil order at work. Although I try to be a realist, I remain optimistic that life can get better, even as I see signs of life getting harder, and that humanity can band together to fight for true good – freedom, liberty, healthy non-genetically modified food, clean air and water, self-defense, self-sufficiently, an end to wars and power struggles, true healthcare rather than sickcare, individualism and respect for our likenesses and differences. We all need to have faith.