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Defining “They”

Mia: Is that a fact?
Vincent: No, it’s not. It’s just what I heard.
Mia: Who told you this?
Vincent: They.
Mia: They talk a lot, don’t they?
Vincent: They certainly do.
Mia: Well, don’t be shy, Vincent… what did “They” say?
Pulp fiction (1994)

We've got one who can see!

There is a great song out there, by an artist called Jem. The song is called They. In the songs lyrics, she opens with a question, “Who made up all the rules?” & further points out, “We follow them like fools….. Cause what we tend to do, is act off what “They” say and then it is that way”. She then apologizes, a lot, & asks “Who are they?”, “Where are they”, & “Why do we live like this, is it because it’s true, that ignorance is bliss?”. These are just a few of the things I’ll be delving into & trying to answer by the end of this blog post.

Could “they” be who Vincent & Mia were speaking about in Pulp Fiction? Maybe. Some of them.

However, when I think of the great “They” it’s easiest for me, to connect this word, “They” with what some refer to as “the powers that be” or also, & more poignantly, “the powers that shouldn’t be”. This is largely the aspect of “They” which I plan to discuss, however, I’ll also be pointing out a few other “They“‘s as well. Such as “They“, being simply, society at large. However, as a caveat, ALL, of the many “They“‘s, I intend to discuss here, are actually all a part of this other word; “We”; or, our human species, but at times may extend that to any &/or all other earthlings.

So let’s get into this ” powers that shouldn’t be ” version of “They“. Some, paint with very broad brush strokes, and these “They” are everything from governments to globalists. I myself use to often bring up who Peter Joseph once called, “the plutonomy” in his excellent “Social Pathology” lecture, from 28 minutes – 32 minutes, as this was quantified via a Citigroup memo, on the super rich. This memo essentially described how “They” have so much money, that “They” can steer the global marketplace any way they choose, defining further the Invisible Hand, as it gives you the finger! However, this “They” was just one ship, if you’ll forgive me as I mix metaphors here and remind the reader of a line from Godfather 3; “All our ships must sail in the same direction.” and Admiralty law (“man’s law”) still governs “many commercial activities”. Many of these laws are in contradiction of Natural Laws. This said, where’s the rest of the fleet of vessels? On the current seas, or is that currencies, either way it’s flowing through the banks, right? Did you see what I did there? 😉

People of the same trade seldom meet together even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or some contrivance to raise prices.” – Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations.

Well, when I’ve tried to describe the eye of the pyramid, I often like to show this article from Forbes; http://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2011/10/22/the-147-companies-that-control-everything/  Yeah, you read that title right, & as we continue this look into a solid definition of “They“, I’m going to assume that if you’ve read this far, then you just came back from reading that Forbes article, in full, & if you are a political Libertarian, you’re here to finish reading before you point out that other article at the bottom; http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/10/24/retort-the-147-companies-that-run-the-world-theyre-you/ My favorite parts; “This is no secret cabal; this is the capital markets at work, allowing everyone a way to save for college, a new home and retirement.” ….  “There’s no conspiracy here, just the financial markets doing what they do, allocating capital on behalf of investors large and small. ” – Eric Savitz ends with. How comforting, eh? It’s not a conspiracy. It’s just the way things are. Business-As-Usual. Grandma’s pension money gets reinvested into the system & her dividends are enough to cover buying extra presents for the kids this year? Maybe some extra chocolate Santa’s too? Way to go Granny, not only are you spoiling these already overly privileged children, but you are stimulating the economy. Ok, enough snark & sarcasm,let’s get back to business; what kind of masonry does it take to build better BRICS for the Pyramid?

Sorry for the echo, but  “This is no secret cabal; this is the capital markets at work” – Eric Savitz. Well, this has truth to it, but as Brendan Coffey then points out in http://www.forbes.com/sites/brendancoffey/2011/10/26/the-four-companies-that-control-the-147-companies-that-own-everything/ “What does all this mean? Researchers at a desk in midtown Manhattan are the butterflies that cause the hurricanes in the markets. For instance, 37% of all index funds in stocks are in a S&P 500 index fund.” So there you have it. The wind in the sails of the “ships that must sail in the same direction.” The Invisible Hand of the markets. “Together, these four firms(“McGraw-Hill, CME Group, and Barclay’s, which took over Lehman Brothers and its Lehman Aggregate Bond Index, the dominant world bond fund index.”) dominate the world of indexing. And in turn, that means they(“They“) hold real sway over the world’s money.”

The above “They” in conjunction with the World Bank/Federal Reserve and the governments which use violence to prop them all up, are often called “the New World Order” or Globalists. On November 30, 2014 RT published Juice Rap News: The New World Order on Youtube, discussing in parody, rhyme, and reason this particular “They” quite well where he echos in spirit what was said in Eric Savitz 147 companies retort; “So, here’s the issue. We have met the enemy, ….. and he is us.”  Now, what Savitz called “markets doing what they do”, “Robert Foster” reports that the Illuminati of the average conspiracy theorist is but a “projection” to blame, for turning the average person into victims of their own making. Suggesting that people like “Terrence Moonseed” are using the “eye” at the top of the pyramid as an “alibi” for letting Business-As-Usual continue. Capitalism run amok, expanding to imperialism by way of global Mussolini brand fascism(marriage of government and corporations). “William(Bill) De Berg” then points out the truths of a pyramid structure built of our own edifice, bringing the point home, by saying; “The New World Order is you!”

How many of those trinkets Grandma bought were made by “Santa’s elves” but are stamped with “Made in China” ? Those extra Chocolate Santa candies, does Grandma know “the story” of how that chocolate was produced? Less then poverty wages, maybe even child slavery? But we have to placate Grandma & let her spoil her only grand-babies. You would have to be a villain in Robin Hood to say “…and call off Christmas!” or worse, the Grinch who stole Christmas. Yet even, Family Guy had an episode about Christmas, which suggested only one present per person, because our society has become so overly consumeristic.

So who are “They“? Globalist Banksters pulling the marionette strings of politicians or Grandma shopping at Wal-Mart? As far as Juice Rap News is concerned, the answer suggests that both, are strange, but true, conspiracies. No, I’m not saying that all grandmothers are in the Eastern Star Lodge. That would be silly. I am suggesting, that because many don’t always know where the products they purchase come from, nor do they care, if the price is right, one may be condoning or partaking in practices which cause the suffering of others. Further, that ignorance may be killing us all. Not every business out there shows off it’s sustainability practices. Many businesses don’t even have them. How many businesses out there are the cause of pollution in our world, yet we still support them in ignorance of how their practices may contribute to the long term lowering of the Earth’s carrying capacity?

It’s true, “They” sold us a lie, but we bought it. “They call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” – George Carlin. The late comedian Bill Hick’s was once interviewed on “Capsize”, where he spoke about the movie They Live, to a caller. Bill spoke about how he loved the allegory of the film and asked about humanities connection with nature; “How much illusion can the world take, until nature just snaps in half?”  Between Climate Change & fish stock depletion, maybe less time then one might think? Further more, if we continue to go along to get along, & just let Business-As-Usual keep doing what it’s doing, we will be unwitting contestants in an oil & coal burning suicidal race. Participants in the Globalist agenda, leading to a tragedy of the commons. A servitude and death march, of our own making because we’ve become too dependent on modern comforts. This is how we, are “They“. This is why we must end the divisional 99% vs. 1% mentality. We are the 100%, & not only is ignorance not bliss, but it’s a direct rout into slavery & ecocide.

Tell me what has become of my rights
Am I invisible because you ignore me?
Your proclamation promised me free liberty, now
I’m tired of bein’ the victim of shame
They“‘re throwing me in a class with a bad name
I can’t believe this is the land from which I came
You know I really do hate to say it
The government don’t wanna see

All Michael Jackson wanted to say is that “They Don’t Care About Us” but he also said;

If you want to make the world a better place, just look at yourself, & make a change.” Now whatever you think of this man is irrelevant, what matters here, is that these words are true.

So what do we do, when “They” are us? Boycotting doesn’t mean anything to the plutonomy. Sure some mega-corporations will hurt a little, but if they are too big to fail, the they will be bailed out. The UN’s version of “Sustainable Development” Goals for the #Post2015 agenda(what use to be Agenda 21) are more a cloak-realism of continuance of Business-As-Usual, with the World Bank screening new loans through Climate Change risk filters. That’s not sustainability, & neither is a carbon tax, which does not end pollution, but rather just taxes it.  Derrick Jensen has likened our reliance on civilizations destructive dominator cultures as being akin to his own mother’s reliance on her abusive husband. Much of the problem is that there is a built in feedback in which the rich get the poor to act against their own interests. Few even want end the current control structures which would end the exploitation. Because the poor would rather try to become rich, & in so doing, become the exploiters themselves.

However, that’s not to say rejecting this matrix in mass wouldn’t hurt the system. Humanities wholesale rejection of ideas like “authority” & “money” would for sure rock the boat, which is sometimes necessary, even if you are in it.

Well, it would seem that someone has already been thinking about this for awhile now. His name was Richard Buckminster”Bucky” Fuller. He came up with the World Game and until we are all playing it, to win it, 100%, then our civilization & our species will continue to it’s decent as many cultures in decline. The object of the World Game is simple; “To make the world work for 100 percent of humanity, In the shortest possible time, Through spontaneous cooperation, Without ecological offense, Or the disadvantage of anyone.”  The game is played on a 35 foot by 70 foot Dymaxion Map, which offered an equivalent of a view of Earth from 1500 miles up.

Mark Passio of http://whatonearthishappening.com/podcast did an incredible 25 part series on the Non-Support Of Dominator Cultures, from episodes #102-#127. Where in just the first 5 episodes of this series, he covers topics like:
Emotional Mind Control, Police & Military Complicity with Human Slavery,

Consequences of Ignorance & Personal Responsibility,

Conscience and Its Exercise, Apophasis, & Justification for Immoral Behavior,

NO as the Most Powerful Word In The Universe,  &

Obedience To Authority as the Antithesis of Virtue & Finding the Courage to Say No.

There is another group, within the we, trying to express this also; http://thezeitgeistmovement.com/

We are an international network of like minded, individuals, extolling the virtues of honoring Natural Laws & utilizing the methods of science for social concern to create non-authoritarian systems of technically achievable abundance. A peaceful & truly sustainable future in which everyone can participate is possible. Please, add your voice to ours?

Let’s help the “They” understand the WE!


The Zeitgeist Film Series

The Zeitgeist Film Series is about examining the world we share, the values we hold, the problems we face, along with what we can do to make it better.

As the word “Zeitgeist” implies, we are dealing with the “intellectual, spiritual, cultural awareness of the time” and the goal of this project is to explore what makes us who we are, how we relate, what we are doing and what we should be doing if we wish to live in a peaceful, humane, sustainable and healthy global society.

The Zeitgeist Film Series is also a media project designed for public consumption without the inhibition of most copyright limitations. All films, while technically copyright to combat financial abuse and exploitation, are universally available for duplication, private screenings and digital distribution without the need for permission – just as long as there is no money involved in those actions. Of course, such projects by Peter Joseph are only made possible if people do purchase such media or show support the via Donation, so please understand that support is critically needed to keep future projects going. This work is difficult enough to maintain with the free distribution model and the inherent loss of revenue because of it.

As far as history, the premise of “Zeitgeist: The Movie” is not what many assume. The original Zeitgeist was not a film, but a performance piece, which consisted of a vaudevillian style multi-media event using recorded music, live instruments and video. [The only known (camera phone) recording is posted here.] The event was given over a 6-night period in New York City and then, without any interest to professionally release or produce the work, was “tossed” up on the Internet arbitrarily. The work was never designed as a film or even a documentary in a traditional sense – it was designed as a creative, provoking, emotionally driven expression, full of artistic extremity and heavily stylized gestures. (For more about the evolution of “Zeitgeist, The Movie” please see the Q & A at http://www.zeitgeistthefilm.com )

However, once online, an unexpected flood of interest began to generate. Within 6 months over 50 Million views were recorded on Google Video counters (before they were reset for some reason). Suddenly “Zeitgeist” the event, became “Zeitgeist: The Movie”.The current combined estimates put the number of Internet views at over 300 million as of 2013.

In turn, the decision was made to make a follow up in 2008 entitled “Zeitgeist: Addendum”. (www.zeitgeistaddendum.com) Originally this was going to conclude the Series, introducing ideas of resolve for some of our ongoing social problems. Yet, this work succeeded in sparking a mass shift of attention, inspiring the development of an activist organization now called The Zeitgeist Movement. This Movement, founded by Peter Joseph, now works globally to spread information about a new social reform ideas. However, this is an aside for the Zeitgeist Film Series, while an inspiration for The Movement which shares the term “Zeitgeist”, is not to be confused with the content / views of the films in detail, which are personal to Peter Joseph alone. The Zeitgeist Movement is an economic/sustainability movement at its core and its relationship to the Film Series content is not in tandem.

On January 15, 2011, the third of the series, “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward”, was released independently in over 60 countries and in over 30 languages with over 340 screenings worldwide. Likely the largest independent documentary release of it kind in history. This more traditional, interview based documentary focuses on the very fabric of the social order: Monetary-Market Economics.

While the majority of the world today have slowly come to see some basic flaws in the economic system we share, as large scale debt defaults, inflation, industrial pollution, resource depletion, rising cancer rates and other signposts emerge to bring the concern into the realm of “public health” overall, very few however consider the economic paradigm as a whole as the source. The tendency is to demand reform in one area or another, avoiding the possibility that perhaps the entire system is intrinsically flawed at the foundational level. ZMF presents the case that it is, indeed, the very foundational mechanics of this system that generates the patterns of behavior and unsustainable methods of conduct that are leading to the vast spectrum of detrimental consequences both personal, social, and environmental and the longer they go on, the worse things will become.

In 2011, it was announced that a 4th film of the series would be create in the future, called “Zeitgeist: Beyond The Pale” However, this has been reconsidered due to newer ideas for the project and it was decided that The Zeitgeist Film Series as a form would close as a Trilogy, with Beyond The Pale turning into the beginning of a New Series in the same light, but in a different manner. This is now called Interreflections.

In 2012, Peter also began to host his own free, online, satirical Web series called “Culture In Decline”. This Bimonthly show features interesting personality and comedic commentary which has received critical acclaim.

For information on the work of Peter Joseph, the following website are related:

WOEIH Rewind - Mark Passio and Kevin Tilsner - What on Earth Is Happening #98

WOEIH Rewind – Mark Passio and Kevin Tilsner – What on Earth Is Happening #98  or

Topics: Money As Illusion, the Propaganda Supporting Monetarisms, Solutions to the Illusion of Money, Detachment From The Monetary System,  Sustainability, Scarcity vs. Abundance, Money As Main Motivation To Commit Violence, Issues of Capitalism, Nikola Tesla, http://earthship.com/, http://thezeitgeistmovement.com/, http://thevenusproject.com/, & my favorite part; where Mark Passio stops me & tells the audience how much exception he takes to people, calling other people “communist” for speaking against monetarisms, in all their many forms.

Calling The Zeitgeist Movement or the Natural Law Resource Based economy we advocate, either; Socialist, Communist, “Marxism with Robots”, or a Technocracy is at best a Hasty Generalization fallacy do to nescience of the technology available today, or in it’s worst, a Straw Man fallacy meant to create an argument of their choosing, not really having anything to do with the actual ideas, TZM advocates for: which can be found in detail, Download Here The Zeitgeist Movement Defined (Full PDF Book)

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bee houses something wrong
economic calculation

children will look back


Buckey & Larken

Buckminster Fuller San Quentin Prison Jan. 31 1959 PART 1

Buckminster Fuller San Quentin Prison Jan. 31 1959 PART 2

Buckminster Fuller San Quentin Prison PART 3 &
Larkin Rose from Free Your Mind Conference 2011
(starts @ 44 min.)

These three free .mp3’s contain two very different talks. After listening to them, we think you’ll hear many distinct aspects of the general Zeitgeist “train of thought” being presented, in these speeches.

Admittedly, both men come from very different times & perspectives.

Yes, Mr. Rose seems to be an advocate of the free market, but let us not hold that against him, because what he says in this speech, about the “myth of government” & “authority” being the “greatest superstition”, specifically, is not only on point & funny, but in line with the Zeitgeist “train of thought”.

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (3 parts)
This was a talk given to inmates on general semantics. San Quentin Prison; San Quentin, California: 31 January 1959 Original Format: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in., 1/4 in. tape. Irish double-play, Ferro-sheen process recording tape, mylar base.

The Venus Project & Natural Law Resource Based Economy are evolutions of Fuller’s ideas which, Jacque Fresco, was inspired by, at an early age. Fresco mentions him fondly in Future By Design.

For more information; http://bfi.org/ & pictures below.

do away with work

scarcity because of greed

The other talk, at the end of PART 3 is Larken Rose’s presentation from the Philadelphia http://www.FreeYourMindConference.com on April 10, 2011. Larken clearly explains the illusion of human “authority” in a unique and dramatic way.

For more information; http://www.LarkenRose.com & pictures below.



Further, if you liked Larken Rose’s speech, & you also liked Mark Passio (from a few weeks back) speaking on Natural Law; then you’ll love this: i even call in & ask Mr. Rose what he thinks about the Venus Project.


Finally; we’re still in contact with a few people for live guest call-in episodes, but scheduling is currently getting in the way, thank you for your patience. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning with us so far?

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Zeitgeist Philadelphia

A conversation with Daniel Kluko on Vertical Farming

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Z-Philly Philly Radio RETURNED on March 1st 2014, with Daniel Kluko. Dan is Michigan’s Green Spirit Farms(GSF) Research & Development Manager, of the Scraton/Lackawanna County Vertical Farm.

This conversation was inspired by the ZeitNews article:
The world’s biggest vertical farm is set to soon open in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Please also visit Green Spirit Farms at: http://www.greenspiritfarms.com/ &

Nicole Lightitup on Consent, Social Inclusion, & Safe Sex

Co-hosts Nicole Lightitup & Kevin Tilsner discuss Consent, Social Inclusion, & Safe Sex

Listen here  or click the picture above to download free from Zeitgeist Philadelphia Radio

Recorded 03/19/2014 04:30 PM EDT
at  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/91812

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To learn more about Nicole, please visit http://www.lightitupphilly.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/lightitupprod

Free HIV/STD testing in Philadelphia mentioned on show:

^^^^Mark Passio Discussing Natural Law, Self-ownership, & Property Rights on ZPR

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Mark Passio was interviewed by Kevin Tilsner on Zeitgeist Philadelphia Radio on March 27, 2014. The main topic of discussion was a Natural Law Resource Based Economy, & the difference between Real Property vs. the erroneous claim to property was stressed during the conversation.

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Recorded live, here: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/91812