Friday, May 2, 2008

more subversion

I suspect the unschooling blog is not exactly the right place to put this; these videos are quite beyond the children at this point. But it's a significant part of our interest, so it's all learning, right? If you never had time to watch Zeitgeist (though you still should; it's wonderful), then these little youtubes are pretty good, too. :--)
I don't necessarily believe that everything is controlled by the handful of people suggested in Zeitgeist; I think it's controlled by all of us... but too many have been drowned in the wash of consumerism; too many are lost in the struggle to be at the top of the money tree. And it's not making us happy.

Short Version of Zeitgeist:

Video after the "We're in a lot of trouble" video:

Money and the Federal Reserve:


  1. fascinating stuff, all compelling videos. However, my skeptical critical thinkin' self wonders how this stuff would stay online if it where so accurate and true, it would be supressed somehow or other if it was really true and if the conspiracies where really going down like this, no? I do agree that we're not in on what's really going on, but I'm not these conspiracy theorists are either, or wouldn't they also, be shot, as that third video repeats? I've been interested in conspiracy theories for awhile, but I'm skeptical too, though I did like the ideas of david ike's that it all comes down to the leaders of the world being shape shifting reptilian aliens from the 6th dimension, I could understand the level of evil suggested in these conspiracy theories if the powers that implemented them weren't human. It will be fun to meet and talk about this in real life, typing this out is tough :)

  2. I don't actually think there are conspiracies, particularly. Well... of course there are; it's inevitable, but not on the grand-scale that many people are suggesting. I think it's actually a tragic shift in our global culture from local to global. And in losing our local awareness and concern, we get swept off into the desire for money, possessions and power. We forget about the importance and simplicity of true happiness. Happiness isn't just at home, it's inside -- inside where there are no shops, no responsibilities, no ladders to climb. It's so simple we've forgotten how to find it.

    I actually don't know anything about the reptilian theory, but I wonder if the real villain isn't something much more elusive and awful. It's heartless because it's unconscious: it's our own blindness; our own detachment from our souls. And I find it terribly sad.

    I do believe that "we're in a lot of trouble", but I think it's because we've lost the collective desire to create our own happiness. And many people are trying very hard to change that, to inspire others to be impassioned, etc. but too many are just looking to blame, which of course gets us nowhere. Looking for someone to blame (as in a conspiracy theory) is just as sad as looking for someone to make us happy, to entertain us, etc. What we once did as a species to create our own peace and happiness, we now look to have served to us. But that's impossible.

    This is too long. I'll post this as a new post. Thanks for commenting, Rachel!!


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