My beloved grandson, who has a excellent brain, finds it difficult to understand how an intelligent woman like me can be so easily manipulated by conservative spinmeisters. He thinks that “Hannity, Beck, Pritchett couldn’t speak a single honest and accurate sentence if you paid them.” He was kind enough provide me with a link so I could watch the movie, Zeitgeist, and get another viewpoint. I did just that (twice, and then some) and I also watched the 2007 addendum. After a slow start in which we are told we need to know the truth because it will set us free it certainly held my attention.

Zeitgeist is a two hour movie, jam-packed with statements purporting to be facts, and dealing with its claims is not possible in a few blog posts. However, by way of a brief recap, the movie begins by telling us that the Jesus myth merely builds on ancient tales going back to the Egyptian Horus in 3000 BC and there actually never was a historical Jesus. It goes on to explain how the attack on the World Trade Towers on 9/11/2001 was an inside job and those two aircraft couldn’t possibly have brought down those three towers at free fall speed. Runs on banks were deliberately started in 1907, 1920, and 1929 in order to seize monetary control, and the Federal Reserve (“which is as federal as Federal Express”) is owned by international bankers and has usurped the government.

To gain more control, our gold was seized with the end of the gold standard in 1933. World War I was triggered by the planned sinking of the Lusitania. Pearl Harbor and Vietnam were basically wars which were wanted, planned, and prolonged for profit. We already have RFID chips in our new passports and will soon have them in our ID cards (if not implanted in our bodies) so every action we perform can be documented and if we get out of line we can be controlled by just turning off our chip. Then there’s the Amero in the future, the new currency for the North American Union, similar to Europe’s Euro! This, they say, is just another step toward a one world government.

I shall close this review of Zeitgeist with two quotes that appear toward the end:

We shall have world government whether or not we like it. The only question is whether it will be achieved by conquest or by consent.”
—— James Warburg to the U. S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 1950.

We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.
——- David Rockefeller, Council on Foreign Relations.

This is just a taste of Zeitgeist, the movie. It’s not that we’ve never had a hint of any of these things before. We’ve heard it said that there are behind-the-scenes banking cartels ruling the world and that we ourselves took the Twin Towers down (Rosie O’Donnell comes to mind). But the marshaling of one “conspiracy theory” after another is impressive and worrying. At the end one can only think that if these things are true, if indeed there are people with so much power that they can start wars for their own gain, manipulate the media to keep the masses in the dark, control and use millions of unthinking, unsuspecting people, then we live in a world in which evil holds sway, there is no God,  and all is lost. Understandably determining the facts about all of these many frightening claims would be a job for a lifetime. I do not have the time or the energy or the money or the political clout to investigate, for example, just the claim that  Pearl Harbor was not a sneak attack but was a set-up arranged by international bankers in order to begin a profitable war with Japan.

I would urge everyone to watch  Zeitgeist just to see what some folks are thinking and saying. I do not intend at anytime soon to deal with its many shocking revelations or with the subsequent Zeitgeist movement.

It behooves me, however, as a Christian, to come to terms with the charge that the Jesus narrative is just the retelling of an old, old tale and there actually was no historical Jesus. My life, after all, revolves around this “myth.”  It should be coming up — in due time.

The following is a little clip from Zeitgeist — a tantalizer.


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He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. — Micah 6:8