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The Zeitgeist Movement
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Posted 3/25/09
Wikipedia is so hard right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitgeist
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Posted 3/25/09
..since i have tons of spare time and not enough work to do and i think people are lazy to click anyway:

:taken from Wikipedia obviously, since i'm damn lazy to search for more as well.

Zeitgeist (pronounced De-zeitgeist.ogg [ˈt͡saɪtgaɪst] (help·info)) is a German language expression literally translated: Zeit, time; Geist, spirit, meaning "the spirit of the age and its society". The word zeitgeist describes the intellectual, cultural, ethical and political climate, ambience and morals of an era or also a trend. In German, the word has more layers of meaning than the English translation, including the fact that Zeitgeist can only be observed for past events.

[edit] Origins

The concept of Zeitgeist goes back to Johann Gottfried Herder and other German Romantics such as Cornelius Jagdmann, but is best known in relation to Hegel's philosophy of history. In 1769 Herder wrote a critique of the work Genius seculi by the philologist Christian Adolph Klotz and introduced the word Zeitgeist into German as a translation of genius seculi (Latin: genius - "guardian spirit" and saeculi - "of the century").

The German Romantics, habitually tempted to reduce the past to essences, treated the Zeitgeist as a historical character in its own right, rather than a generalized description for an era.

[edit] Definitions

"Zeitgeist" refers to the ethos of an identified group of people, that expresses a particular world view which is prevalent at a particular period of socio-cultural progression.

Zeitgeist is the experience of a dominant cultural climate that defines, particularly in Hegelian thinking, an era in the dialectical progression of a people or the world at large. Hegel's main contribution to the formulation of the concept of Volksgeist is the attribution of a historical character to the concept. The spirit of a nation is one of the manifestations of "World Spirit" (Weltgeist). That Spirit is essentially alive and active throughout mankind's history. Now, the spirit of a nation is an intermediate stage of world history as the history of the World Spirit. The World Spirit gives impetus to the realization of the historical spirits of various nations (Volksgeister').

The spirits of individual nations are both the articulations (Gliederungen) of an organization and its realization. The spirits of individual nations represent a segment of the World Spirit out of which emerges the unlimited universal spirit. A comparison is introduced here between the status of an individual and that of a nation's spirit. In the process of his formation the individual undergoes various changes without, however, losing his identity. As a part of world history, a nation—exhibiting a certain trend expressed in its Volksgeist— plays its part in the total process of world history. But once it contributes its share to world history it can no longer play a role in the process of world history. The submersion in the total process prevents a people's cultural rebirth, because it has exhausted its creativity in the historical growth of its guiding spirit.
Posted 3/25/09

Tjoohej wrote:

Read F.A.Q, watch the movie Zeitgeist and hopefully you will understand, and of course, join if you wish to support them :)

Edit: I should say, support US, the humanity.


Maybe it would be easier for people to understand what you're referring to if you'd add a little description to the OP.
You can't come and create a thread just to post a link and then leave people alone with it without giving any further advices or at least a brief introduction.

If you just want to share this link with us then post it into the general link's thread. Unless you'll elaborate your OP I doubt that this thread will stay open any longer. ;/
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True, but i did'nt think people would be this lazy though :S, if everyone was about to watch the movie Zeitgeist they would understand, and you cna download the movie from that link i pasted. And belive me, it's an eye opener, really.


Edit: Info about them in my first post now, go there
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Posted 3/25/09
no
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Posted 3/25/09
hell no. all our so-called "achievements" would go down the drain if we do so.
Posted 3/25/09

Tjoohej wrote:

True, but i did'nt think people would be this lazy though :S, if everyone was about to watch the movie Zeitgeist they would understand, and you cna download the movie from that link i pasted. And belive me, it's an eye opener, really.


I've watched and concluded that the Zeitgiest is foolishness, garbage, and sensationalist. You are too gullible. Don't believe everything you hear, really.
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Posted 3/25/09
i respect your opinion if you beleive in the Zeitgeist Movement then good for you imitate nature all you want, but be careful when you suddenly get asked for money to help support the great leaders of Zeitgeist

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Posted 3/25/09

Tjoohej wrote:


WE ARE THE BORG COLLECTIVE
YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.


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Posted 3/28/09
This "ZEITGEIST" is the Most important movie ever made. It is Imperative that ALL Free-Thinking Human Beings See The Movie, and it's Sequal Which is even More HUMANIST, in Nature Carl Sagan Said, We can now View the World as a Single Organism, and that an organism at war with its' self, Is doomed. (It's About How Religion is Detriment to Progress in Society, How International Bankers Usurped The Government. Plenty of Quotes From Famous People That you Never Heard Woodrow Wilson Says This "I am a most unhappy man. A great industrial Nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately concentrated. The growth of the Nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men... who necessarily, by very reasons of their own limitations, chill and check and destroy genuine economic freedom." "We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men". (Just before he died, Wilson is reported to have stated to friends that he had been "deceived" and that "I have betrayed my Country". He referred to the Federal Reserve Act passed during his Presidency.) And Then, There is Also, The Biggest Treason Ever Committed against the People, of the United States. Can you Tell Me about the Only Three Steel Buildings To Ever have COLLAPSED from Fire? Can you Tell Me about The Only Time in HISTORY, That our Air Defense System Failed (out of 60 Years of Operation and over 100 skirmishes) Four Times in One Day? Then, You can tell me about the biggest treason ever committed against america. These times They are a' Changin',... for the Worst
Posted 3/28/09
You are one fucked up cultist.
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Posted 3/28/09
Its an interesting documentary, but the movement is way too radical to take seriously. Although I sort of do. The most interesting part of it though is the part about the 16th amendment never being ratified which is better investigated in Aaron Russo's "America: Freedom to Fascism". Google video it, it's on there.
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Posted 3/28/09

DRO1 wrote:

Its an interesting documentary, but the movement is way too radical to take seriously. Although I sort of do. The most interesting part of it though is the part about the 16th amendment never being ratified which is better investigated in Aaron Russo's "America: Freedom to Fascism". Google video it, it's on there.


Much like socialism. But in the different way.
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Posted 3/29/09

Tjoohej wrote:



How can you sign up for this? Education and social action, how can these stop the old system (religion, discrimination, elitists, war, greed etc) which is part of mankind since the beginning of time? If a new system is modeled after nature, then there will still be inequality because of "the survival of the fittest".
Posted 4/8/09
huh...never heard of it i heard of the zionist thing but tht has to do with jewish people so its kinda off topic so nvm
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