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Thezeitgeistmovement

Thezeitgeistmovement

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- THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT -OBSERVATIONS AND RESPONSES Activist Orientation Guide
www.thezeitgeistmovement.com | www.thevenusproject.com
 
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PREFACE:The Zeitgeist Movement is the activist arm of 
The Venus Project 
, which constitutes the life long workof industrial designer and social engineer, Jacque Fresco. Jacque currently lives in Venus, Florida,working closely with his associate, Roxanne Meadows. Now, let it be understood that Mr. Fresco willbe the first to tell you that his perspectives and developments are not entirely his own, but ratheruniquely derived from the evolution of scientific inquiry which has persevered since the dawn of antiquity. Simply put, what The Venus Project represents and what The Zeitgeist Movement hencecondones, could be summarized as: ‘The application of 
The Scientific Method 
for social concern.’Through the humane application of Science and Technology to
social design 
and
decision-making 
,we have the means to transform our tribalistic, scarcity driven, corruption filled environment intosomething exceedingly more organized, balanced, humane, sustainable and productive. To do so, wehave to understand who we are, where we are, what we have, what we want, and how we are going toobtain our goals. Given the current state of affairs, many of which will be addressed in the first partof this book, the reader should find that we not only 
need 
to move in another direction…
we have to 
.The current economic system is falling apart at an accelerating rate, with the prospect of worldwideunemployment occurring on the largest scale ever seen. Simultaneously, we are courting the “point of no return” in regard to the destruction of the environment.Our current methods of social conduct have proven to have no chance in resolving the problems of environmental destruction, human conflict, poverty, corruption and any other issue that reduces thepossibility of collective human sustainability on our planet. It is time we grow up as a species andreally examine what the true problems and solutions are, as uncomfortable, untraditional and foreignas they might seem.This work will first present the current economic problems we face, recognizing root causes,consequences and inevitabilities, while then presenting solutions derived from an assessment of whatis actually 
relevant 
to life and society. Additionally, information will be provided as to how each oneof us can help in this challenge, presenting methods of communication and activism that willhopefully speed up the process of transformation.It is very important that those who begin this work pause for a moment and think about thewindows of perspective they have been indoctrinated into. Considering the current vastness of human values and ideologies, coupled with the identification that grows over time with associations to aparticular train of thought, tradition or notion of reality, it can be difficult and even painful for aperson to revise or remove the cherished understandings which they have considered true for long
 
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periods of time. This ‘ego’ association, coupled with the perpetual state of ‘limited knowledge’ eachone of us has, will be the biggest hurdle many will face when reading the information presented here.It is time to broaden our loyalties and affiliations beyond the narrow confines of the marketplace,tradition, and the nation-state to encompass the human species as a whole, along with the planetary environment that supports us all. It is time we view the earth as an indivisible organic whole, a livingentity composed of countless forms of life, all brought together in a single community.If nature has taught us only one thing, it is that the only constant is
change 
. There is no such thingas a
Utopia 
. Therefore, in order for us to grow productively as a species, we need to become expertsat “changing our minds” about anything and everything. If you choose to approach this material witha conscious attempt at being open minded and objective, we feel the ideas expressed here will realign your vision of the world, yourself, and the future of our human family in a way that is the mostproductive, humane and effective.

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