5 thoughts on “The Zeitgeist Presentation

  1. Just as I thought, a foolish critic will only focus on what he does not like and what he can dismiss. But none of you said anything about monetary economics and what is relevant parts. In this presentation have been said some of the biggest truths. Realities that exist in our world and we simply ignore them. Yes you stupid,fat americans are living well under that system but you cannot say that about an african kid trying to survive every day. Cricketer if you believe this is utopia, then you simply do not know anything about the human being and you have been brainwashed as most of the people.

    Moreover,I also do not agree with most of the technology part and the reason I like this movie is that I realize what they are trying to say and I see the consequences of your current system. I agree with huge parts of the movie, because I choose to, not because these guys are a crazy people trying to create chaos and trying to persuade me to believe in what they say or whatever.I’m sorry, but I believe that the human is much more than it is now, although you refuse to believe it.

  2. Yeah, I was particularly disturbed by the concept of scientifically re-engineering people, reminds me of someone else;

    Russell had been working on the concept of the scientific dictatorship for decades. In his 1931 book, The Scientific Outlook, he had devoted a chapter to “Education in a Scientific Society.” Here, he was equally blunt about his oligarchical totalitarian vision. Drawing the parallel to the two levels of education provided by the Jesuits, Russell asserted: “In like manner, the scientific rulers will provide one kind of education for ordinary men and women, and another for those who are to become holders of scientific power. Ordinary men and women will be expected to be docile, industrious, punctual, thoughtless, and contented. Of these qualities probably contentment will be considered the most important. In order to produce it, all the researches of psycho-analysis, behaviourism, and biochemistry will be brought into play…. All the boys and girls will learn from an early age to be what is called `co-operative,’ i.e., to do exactly what everybody is doing. Initiative will be discouraged in these children, and insubordination, without being punished, will be scientifically trained out of them.”


  3. I’ve just wasted 97 minutes of my life watching a film about a school boy level project to create a Utopia. What’s more, most of it was filched from Aldous Huxley;-

    “The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles, and mysteries.

    Under a scientific dictatorship, education will really work with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown. “(Brave New World Revisited 116) .

    I’m guessing most visitors to this site understand the Hegalian Dialectic, but I do wonder how many have the awareness to know when it’s being applied.

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