Posted on December 01, 2008 in Perspectives
By Taryn Yudaken
In 2007, Zeitgeist: The Movie, undoubtedly one of the most important films on our culture, was released. The movie aims to evolve human consciousness, or at least to educate some unknowing citizens. The German word “zeitgeist” translates into “spirit” of the “time”, and is defined as the general thought process and mood of society during a particular period of time. Zeitgeist is about our time.
Zeitgeist’s purpose is to reveal ultimate truths about humanity and society. Watching it requires an open mind, because the ideas portrayed are extremely threatening and challenging to many peoples’ personal identities. Zeitgeist focuses on myths and truths regarding religion, the events of 9/11, and U.S banks. These three topics are incredibly intertwined and their relation is explained brilliantly in this film.
Part one, “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, goes in-depth about the corruption behind religion. A few people have told me personally how hard it was for them to watch it, which proves Zeitgeist’s point about how deeply ingrained “faith” is in our society. Zeitgeist explains how the story of Jesus is a story of the sun, by detailing the significance of the sun and constellation trends throughout history. “It was the political establishment that sought to historize the Jesus figure for social control”, the film explains. People generally believe what they are conditioned into believing, and religion’s intentional conditioning plays an enormous role in the broad agenda of our world’s leaders.
If part one was a lot to handle, get ready for part two, titled “All The World’s A Stage”, as Zeitgeist undoes “The 9/11 Myth”. There is a significant amount of information in this film that clearly illustrates the U.S government’s motives, leaving little doubt that 9/11 was an inside job. Zeitgeist’s conclusion is that “Criminal Elements within the U.S Government staged a ‘False Flag’ terror attack on its own citizens, in order to manipulate public perception into supporting its agenda.” According to the researched claims in Zeitgeist, 9/11 was indeed a controlled demolition. Charles Shaw, Executive Editor of online publication Reality Sandwich, points out that “Zeitgeist was running the risk of being ghettoized as “another 9/11 conspiracy movie” when it was about, and represented, so much more.”
Part three, “Don’t Mind The Men Behind The Curtain”, reveals the fraudulent nature of the banking systems that virtually govern the world. Zeitgeist exhibits the most disturbing element of America- the fact that it is not a free country anymore, but most Americans believe it is. Brainwashed into thinking that we have choices and freedom and liberty, our thought processes are deeply affected and essentially controlled by the governments, religions, and industries that stem from massive banking institutions. Many corrupt laws have been made since 9/11, ironically, opened up the doors leading to the eventual end of the Constitution, and democracy.
Zeitgeist also explains how and why our society will always be in a perpetual cycle of debt with the Federal Reserve (and its current operations) in existence. It asks if this land of economic crisis and injustice is really what the American revolution was aiming for? According to one of the founding fathers, No. “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies.if American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency.the banks and corporations that will grow around them will deprive people of their property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” (Thomas Jefferson)
Less than a hundred years later, Woodrow Wilson said (in regret of signing the Federal Reserve Act), “Our great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, most completely controlled governments in the civilized world – no longer a government by conviction, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.”
Zeitgeist explains the use of war as a tool for profit and social control, and how WWI, WWII and Vietnam were carried out by powerful U.S bankers. The Iraq/Afghanistan war has been maintained for years now, with no real progress made. Why? Because without this war the U.S banks and corporations that started it wouldn’t be profiting so much!
A big question here is that if all this is true, then why doesn’t the majority know about it? The answer is simple, we are not told what they don’t want us to know.
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity,” reads a quote from David Rockefeller, of the Council on Foreign Relations and the notorious Rockefeller Banking Dynasty.
Our society is so completely drenched in mainstream media and industries that it’s difficult for many to think “outside the box”. If you suspect you are in the box and need a hand out, watching Zeitgeist is a wonderful place to start.
“The last thing the men behind the curtain want is a conscious, informed public, capable of critical thinking, which is why a continually fraudulent zeitgeist is output via religion, the mass media, and the educational system. They seek to keep you in a distracted, na’ve bubble, and they are doing a damn good job of it.”-Zeitgeist: The Movie.
Zeitgeist The Movie can be viewed online for free at