eitgeist is a stunning presentation of the realities of history. The real events, with warts and all, not the pretty gloss that give an entirely different outlook on key events that your high school history teacher would not ever have allowed discussed in his or her classroom. By using actual footage throughout much of the film, the ring of authenticity pervades. There are good chunks of real footage to illustrate the truth of the hideous fiasco of Lyndon Johnson's Bay of Tonkin attack, for example. This is hitherto highly classified film footage. The attack, we discover, was staged by the American president who had made a backroom deal with Israel. His intention was to sink an American warship and all the men aboard using Israeli fighter airplanes to sink her. The event was deemed necessary to outrage Americans enough to daze and confuse them so as to easily steer them into invading Vietnam. A pschological tactic which has proved enormously useful to big government, as can be witnessed in the dreadful attack on the World Trade Center on the 11th of September, 2001. And in the aftermath of 9/11, Americans were once again dazed and confused and were all too easily led into an illegitimate war with Iraq. Naomi Klein has named the technique, The Shock Doctrine, in her book of the same name, which details the mechanics of the tactic.
In response to the bald faced lies which poured forth from both Federal and local government, there arose in the mid to late 60's, a grass roots anti-war revolution such as had never been seen in America. And out of that came the hippies. Only a few hippies were genuine in their eschewing of the lies and corruption of modern life. The rest came over to Manhattan on weekends from Jersey and Great Neck, all decked out like flower children: Trendy bourgeois poseurs who then went back home to their dentist daddies and soccer moms. But for some reason nobody can quite pin point, great rock and folk music flourished even among the anti-war protest songs.
It turns out that during WWII, the Rockefellers were silent partners with I.G. Farben, the German producer of Hitler's weaponry. There were actually two treasonous sources of American money funding the German army. The other was the Bush family's progenitor, Prescott Bush, George W. Bush's grandfather, who was president of the Union Bank. Finally the Union Bank was seized for treason against the United States. But Bush was never brought to justice for his crimes.
Isn't that odd?
Nobody in the Bush family has ever been brought to justice for their remarkably terrible crimes: war crimes and crimes against humanity. This is a family so rapacious in their greed, sociopathological bloodthirst, they make Ghengis Khan, Stalin and Mao look like quiet, peaceful guys who wouldn't hurt a flea. But these are just a few of the highlights of the two hour video. The documentary shows the horrors of contemporary history in order to make the case for peace, for harmony in one world, all the stronger.♣
If you have seen the previous versions of Zeitgeist, the movie, don't make the mistake of saying, "Oh, I've seen this before. This final version makes a definite roar of a statement. And if you watch it and merely shrug and forget it, then you deserve all the bad stuff coming down the pike. If you want to understand where the Zeitgeist movement is coming from, watch this: