Utopian society? Answer to every social problem
I have just finished watching this documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w
I’ve watched the Zeitgeist flicks and I respect the hell out of Peter Joseph for attempting to inject his ideas into our conversation about society. In spirit, I agree with almost everything he stands for.
It just seems a bit too idealist for me. Advocating for a stateless, resources based economy isn’t really a new idea. To me his ideas sound like a modern version of something Eugene Debs might say.
If everyone could get on the same page then I think it would work great. People are shit heads, though. Again, in spirit I’m all for the Zeitgeist stuff/Venus Project. But at the end of the day I just don’t think it’s realistic.
@robbiekarlson, I’ve done a lot of looking into “The Venus Project” not so much on “The Zeitgeist Movement” but the former spawned the latter and eventually broke free on its own, the latter being more activistic whereas the former being practical design. The thing is, and Jaques Fresco will not deny it, that for a resource based economy to even get a look in, something drastic along the lines of a complete global economic breakdown of the system is needed.
Hate to say it but the probability of a Resource Based Economy happening in the short term(like our lifetime) is extremely low. I am completely on board and agree with its ideology but a complete break down of the current system would have to occur. Those who have power and are making money will not welcome the idea of giving everything up. Zeitgeist quotes Jimi Hendrix by saying “When the power of love is greater than the love of power the world will know peace.”
We rather propose the Equal Money Capitalism, which is essentially making of our current system an actual living opportunity on Earth to be supported as LIFE, as what capitalism always intended and as such simply give money to every single being instead of only having money accessible for a few. This will change the way things work: from money as the goal to a living sustainable solution. Read the goals at equalmoney.org
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