But still damn cool.
Ok, so I just got through watching Peter Joseph’s “Zeitgeist – The Movie” and I feel like my brain has just gotten a barbed wire enema.
This 2 hour documentary, split up into 3 parts, first covers the illusions that is what we call “Religion”, then moves onto the shady and not so easily explainable sides to 9/11 and lastly, if there is a “man behind the curtain pulling all the strings”, these guys are it.
Now, the one thing that I love about these kind of “Uncovering the Conspiracy” documentaries is that, even if you don’t swallow everything they’re throwing at you, at some point you stop to think, “is the version I learned any more credible???”
My thoughts at the moment brilliantly summed up by from Tom Robbins’ ‘Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas“:
Sarah Bernhardt was such a powerfully popular, awe-inspiring actress that when she toured in North America her performances invariably sold out, even though she spoke hardly a word of English. Whatever play she did, Shakespeare, Moliere, Marlowe, or whatever, she did in French, a language few nineteenth-century Americans could comprehend. Theatergoers were provided with librettos so that they might follow the action in English. Well, on at least a couple of occasions, ushers passed out the wrong libretto, a text for an entirely different drama than the one that was being staged. Yet from all reports, not once did a single soul [...] ever comment or complain. [...]
“We modern human beings are looking at life, trying to make some sense of it; observing a ‘reality’ that often seems to be unfolding in a foreign tongue – only we’ve all been issued the wrong librettos. For a text, we’re given the Bible. Or the Talmud or the Koran. We’re given Time Magazine and Reader’s Digest, daily papers, and the six-o-clock news; we’re given schoolbooks, sitcoms, and revisionist histories; we’re given psychological counseling, cults, workshops, advertisements, sales pitches, and authoritative pronouncements by pundits, sold-out scientists, political activists, and heads of state. Unfortunately, none of these translations bears more than a faint resemblance to what is transpiring in the true theater of existence, and most of them are dangerously misleading. We’re attempting to comprehend the spiraling intricacies of a magnificently complex tragicomedy with librettos that describe barroom melodramas or kindergarten skits. And when’s the last time you heard anyone bitch to the management?”
The libretto offered in this documentary differs greatly from the one we’re spoon fed on a daily basis, and for that reason it is fascinating. I don’t know if it’s 100% legit (in some cases, I truly hope not), but at least it’s got me thinking… which libretto can I best live by, or should I just ditch them all out the window?
But never do i want to be he who says, “Just tell me whatever, as long as I’ve got my comfy house, a big screen TV and a toaster oven.”
Give it a watch if you’ve got 2 spare hours. It really is a trip.