“Zeitgeist is originally a German expression that means “the spirit of the age”, literally translated as “time (Zeit) spirit (Geist)”. It describes the intellectual and cultural climate of an era.

Zeitgeist is the societal consciousness of an era. How much do we actually know and how much are we willing to question what we believe and what we have been told our entire lives???

There is a movie, appropriately titled Zeitgeist (click on link to view movie), that is precisely about the “intellectual and cultural climate” of our era. The movie is split up into three parts: disproving Christianity, suggesting that 9/11 was NOT a terrorist attack, and that the bankers of the world have much more power and authority than we realize (this part had me thinking the most).

This is an intellectual conspiracy movie. Regardless of how much credence you choose to give to the claims made in this movie, you will not be able to repress the uncomfortable questions that this thought-provoking movie will generate in your mind. This isn’t just a movie where a biased director pieced together a few loose theories without any sort of substantiated opinions and/or facts. There are numerous interviews, facts, and quotes from very famous figures that seem to give legitimacy to some of the directors assumptions and claims. This is a type of movie that lays out suggestive facts, assumptions, and opinions and then connects the dots.

I think that conspiracy buffs and afficionados will definitely like this movie. This movie will either leave you shaking your head in disapproval and frustration or leave you scratching your head in disbelief and doubt. I think the point of the movie is to make people aware of what is going on around them. We seem to have become mindless drones who will do what we are told and question nothing, so long as we are afforded some necessary luxuries. The point is not to find the hidden truths and cryptic conspiracies, but to start asking questions and thinking for ourselves.


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