ZEITGEIST – The Movie

This weekend Prabhu Singh leant me the DVD of a movie called "Zeitgeist". Last night I watched it, and it was quite an eye opener. All the information is a bit overwhelming and reminds me of the feeling I got when I was very young and saw part of a movie on "Nostradamus" who predicted a world war III. Before that I never really know of such things and I was so innocent.

The Zeitgeist movie is not about predictions or seeing the future. It’s about evaluating the past and present and how religion is used to control societies, and wars are made to profit.

Too much these days we are passive and just let our governments and people in power take more and more of our rights.

Watch Part 1 - The Greatest Story Ever Told

Watch Part 2 - All The World’s A Stage 

Watch Part 3 - Don’t mind the men behind the curtain

You can also watch the full movie or download a high quality version from the official website: http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com 

"Zeitgeist was creted as a non-profit filmiac expression to inspire people to start looking at the world from a more critical perspective and to understand that very often things are not what the population at large think they are.  The information in Zeitgeist was established over a year long period of research and the current Source page on this site lists the basic sources used / referenced.  Soon, an Interactive Transcript will be online with detailed footnotes and links so exact sources and further research can be relayed.

Now, it’s important to point out that there is a tendency to simply disbelieve things that are counter to our understanding, without the necessary research performed.  For example, some information contained in Part 1 and Part 3, specifically, is not obtained by simple keyword searches on the Internet.  You have to dig deeper.  For instance, very often people who look up "Horus" or "The Federal Reserve" on the Internet draw their conclusions from very general or biased sources.  Online encyclopedias or text book Encyclopedias often do not contain the information contained in Zeitgeist.  However, if one takes the time to read the sources provided, they will find that what is being presented is based on documented evidence.  Any corrections, clarifications & further points regarding the film are found on the Clarifications page.

That being said, It is my hope that people will not take what is said in the film as the truth, but find out for themselves, for truth is not told, it is realized." – From the Zeitgeist Website

22 Responses to “ZEITGEIST – The Movie”

  1. This movie is by far one of the best documentaries I have seen. I watch documentaries on a regular basis, and this one was a real eye opener. I would like to say a few things regarding this film. Many people who watched this video felt very scared to what is really going on in the world. Others dont want to believe it, and some just do not care. People fear the truth. I just want to say that dont believe everything you see, but take the time and do your research and find out for yourselves. I have watched many documentaries and have done alot of research, and all I can say is that the documentary is for real and its time to wake up to reality. For the people who like this movie and would like to educate themselves more in depth, please email me at [email protected], and I got lots of good videos for you to watch. Its time to wake up and do our part, even if its not much we can do. This movie really makes you realize the Kalyug we actually live in, but like it says in Gurbani, “At the end, Truth will Prevail”. The least we can do is create awarness among our selves and our familys to what is really going on in the world, and try to pass this documentary on to everyone you know and keep creating awarness.

    Thank You! and I would like to apologize if I made any mistakes. God Bless!

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

  2. Some other good watches are:

    -Peace Propaganda and the Promised Land
    -America Freedom to Fascism
    -Loose Change

    All of these can be seen on youtube and google video.

  3. Guruka Singh says:

    “Just a choice, right now, between fear and love….” yes… at each moment, within each human being. The world is waking up – yawning and stretching – blinking in the the bright light of a new dawn. The angels are washing their windows. The birds are singing. The time is now. Now is the time. Karma makes you sleepy. Dharma wakes you up. Wake up and join the dance. Join hands and hearts around the world. Look into each others eyes and see the One in every one.

    …..G

  4. Amrit Kaur says:

    What a coincidence to see this post! I had just watched this movie last night, from a different source.

    It is a must watch. If us Sikhs are as human-rights oriented as we like to think and say… then we have to be informed, read up, share with others… and REACT in some way…

    Sikhism is a DEMOCRATIC religion. You can see that by the past Gurmattas, etc. Human/Civil rights is strongly dependent on having CHOICE. Democracy stands on the premise of choice. If choice is removed, human rights are removed…

    Sikhism, past and present, is the world’s top religion for standing up for human (and animal and other kinds of) rights and liberties. This is why Guru Teg Bahadur Ji gave his life to save the rights and lives of hindus. This is why the sahibzaday gave up their life, but not their faith. This is why Guru Har Gobind Ji took up the sword. This is one reason why Guru Gobind Singh Ji made Khalsa. To stand up for truth and justice, human rights, religious rights, the freedom of choice, EQUALITY of gender and castes and social classes…

    Now if you watch this video, you will see that all that we are standing up for – is at stake…

    In response to that, I think it is crucial for us right now, to come up with practical and effective ways of preventing and countering this. REACT.

    So the question is: How can we react? How should we react?

    How is fear removed? Nirbhao~~ Nirvair~~ by Love? Love destroys fear… No fear means No hate. No hate means Love.

    Guruka Singh reiterates LOVE, and seeing everyone as part of the One. How is that done, in a practical way? Seva perhaps? A prayer call for all the world? An increase in heart-opening meditation? Giving out langar in the streets? Singing in public? Random acts of kindness? Propaganda and pamplets? Gatherings?

    God bless us with light and love for all,
    May it guide our way on as One humanity,
    One soul…

    Amrit Kaur

  5. Mohinder Singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa||
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh||

    Gurumustak singh Ji,

    I read that article “Christians target Sikhs for Conversion” on Sikhism. Reading this article, my heart pierced and wounded deep. Punjab and innocent punjabis, poor farmers are being targets of DERA MOVEMENT, SANT-SAMAJ, and now Christian are coming in to confuse them further.

    We Sikhs in Western countries should try to clear this mess from Punjab. Don’t you think so? SGPC is busy being not doing anything for poor Sikhs in Punjab. Rozana Spokesman newspaper got attaced by AASHOUTOSH NOORMAHILIYA’s gang and SGPC and other organizations didn’t do anything about it.

    We Sikhs in western countries are living very comfortable life but poor punjabis are suffering where Sikhism started. I see many groups are doing their thing seperately. We need to unite to overcome over difference ourselves and fight together against all odds!

  6. Gurinder "G" says:

    I have been posting this info about how zealous christian missionaries are trying to convert people of other faith by deception, confusion, and false promises etc.

    I have posted previously how they are planning to tackle people of different faiths living in united states and canada. These people will disguise punjabi indian men and women under the Amrit. It means that these people will look like they have taken amrit but are taking about chirstian club.

    People WAKE UP!!! That’s why you see punjabi sikhs who always argue that meat should be part of the langar and even wine. These people are NOT sikhs but disguised as sikhs.

    People! we need to take this work in our own hands and NOT depend upon SGPC or other club of men. We should go to our local sikh temples and tell the people what is going on and even on punjabi TV and Radio channels.

    Some people have argued that why sikhs get happy when people from other faiths join sikhism but when their own people change their religion they go crazy!

    The answer to this question is that people in the west are more educated and they know their religion philosophy and history, and also these western people learn lot about other faiths such as hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. They make their own decision regarding what path they are going to follow. There are no sikh missionaries and sikh people have no interest in converting other people into their faith, because we have learnt that one light resides in everyone.

    On the other hand, Christian missionaries are manipulating and distorting everything in order to confuse people and to increase their club numbers. These people have very deceptive and they will show respect superficially but their agenda is different. Lot of people in punjab don’t even know enough about their own religion and therefore they will get sucked in by false promises and etc!!!!

    If a sikh makes his or her mind based upon their research then we as sikhs have no probelm with it, matter fact we will be joyous also for them.

    People you don’t know kind of deceptive plans that are going on at higher levels ( universities) and these people will use the weapon of deception because if they use force then ordinary sikhs with no education will recognize it as aggression and they (sikhs) will defend themselves. But if they are decieved by interchanging words around from bible and SGGS then oridinary sikhs will not be able recognize the deception and will fall for it.

    So, people take this action in your hands!!! don’t depend up SPGS or others because they minds are also polluted.

  7. Mohinder Singh says:

    Gurinder “G”

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa||
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh||

    Eating meat in Sikhism is a big question for Sikhs. There’s no place for wine, bhang, or any other products for intoxications. As for eating meat, I myself is a vegetarian but I really think meat in Sikhism is allowed. Our Guru, Guru Granth Sahib does not preach anything about our daily meals. Gurbani is food for soul and it reflects on one’s face but body needs all kind of food. Eating meat is part of eating healthy. Again too much of anything is bad for health.

  8. Gurinder "G" says:

    Mohinder, I disagree on your comment.
    Oh God, I don’t want to start same a debate again!

    Mohinder singh , I totally disagree with you, that our body needs all kinds of food, especailly meat. People have been consumed so much by pleasures. Pleasure can be found in different things, such as sex, ego, money, sleep, TASTE,…. Humans have been under the control of senses and run by the senses and less by the mind. So, people who eat certain things or even involved in certain activities will find answers to satsify their own needs.

    However, you have written that you are a vegetarian, so tell me what kind of deficiency have you found so far in your health, If you do feel that there is deficiency then why are you a vegetarian?? Is it just to make your point non-biased?

    But the question is that do we really follow the teachings of SGGS, do we really practice it or its just like to battle with Words. Or try validate our own actions by distroting the meanings.

    Even field of medicine states that eating meat is not necessary for building strong bodies. Have you seen body builders who are 100% vegetarians and have competed in bodybuilding championships?????

    Have you ever wondered that new born babies don’t need meat to meet their very high metabolism even though the brain, bones, muscles are developing? Yet develop normally.

    When we eat meat it stays longer period of time in our intestines than comparison to vegetables and legumes, maybe twice as long. The reason is that our body cannot break down meat products efficiently and the bacteria which is used for digestion breaks down meat products into cancer causing chemicals. That’s why reaserach has shown that incidence of colon cancer is high in western part of the world, due to meat products.

    Again, I will state eating meat, doing drugs etc is a personal choice that people make but not dictated by our Guru’s.

  9. Gurinder "G" says:

    one more thing. That average people may not know of…

    Do you know that animals do have tumors and cancer their bodies.. And these tumors or cancer part looks quite normal to the naked eye because it just looks like a slap of meat to the eye. Trust me its not a pretty site.

    Is anyone willing to eat a bowl of tumor or cancer cells. If yes, then please enjoy and make your body healthy….

    We need to rise above our senses and rule our mind NOT the other way around. That is one of the essesnce of SGGS. When people Truly meditate and do seva the will begin to distance themselves from worldly pleasures such as lust, sex, drugs, and taste sensuality.

    If we don’t rise above it then we as human beings ar just part of ANimal kingdom in terms of reproduction, and gratifying our senses all the time.

  10. If you guys have listened to coasttocoastam radio then these three parts won’t be that overwhelming. Just search youtube or google videos for past shows.

    thanks for the links though!

  11. maninder pal singh says:

    veer ji meat is not at all a part of sikh values. it’s like killing someone and eating it.
    i m giving an example—
    graveyard ( madi , masaan ) have the bodies in them.
    if v just put an animal in our mouth by eating them then our body is nothing but a graveyard.
    and grave yard ( madi – masaan vich kadi shabad da parkaash nahi hunda hai )r not place of worship.
    just an analogy given but i think this is very much
    relevant.
    and till the time an alternative is present why go for
    it.

  12. jaiwant singh says:

    Media, specialy visual, creates an impression on mind for a while. During the course of that impression, the mind is more oriented towards the point of view of the presenter/maker/producer or in simple terms the creator of the that media. The better the art of presentation, which includes narrative, music, editing etc, the longer the impressions last. But finally they do fade away over time.
    Now coming back to the point, documentaries are a visual representation of the film makers mind. You can agree with their pov for some time but not always. Bear in mind cinema is a very powerful medium to bring across a pov to a wider audience. Lets not just take all the “facts” presented by this documentary as prima facie truth. Film maker employ a technique called temporal arrangements of sequences to tell you a story.

    What i am getting to is, that all major religions that have stood the test of time have some element of divine blessing. I would state that for christianity too. What matters is not the history of the religion but the quality of people following it.(documetary does not show us that side)
    Secondly, it doesn’t matter if the IRS doesnot have a law to tax on the income, not every govt is perfect. What matters is the accountabilty of the govt spending it. (this point is somewhat ignored)
    Thirdly, the value of dollar being dissociated from gold, is purely economic. There’s no conspiracy behind it. There information available to back that.
    Fourthly, the 911 issue. There’s no end to conspiracy theories. As stated in the beginning, film makers can use limited shots and and information to build an intelligent sequence. The reality is that we dont know, there too little to build a guess. You can always blaim JW and his chums for general incompetence.
    If you were to look for the cri

  13. Prabhu Singh says:

    Jaiwant Singh Ji, the makers of this film specifically request the viewers to search for the truth and not just accept what they’re seeing.
    All your points are valid, however I think we seriously need to consider some of the points in this film. You say the gold standard was given up due to economics. What is the point though? Why was this done? Are the people and the government not continuing in a spiral of debt? Who comes out on top from bank loans and war profiteering?
    There is no end to 9/11 conspiracies, but the reports from the people there that day, who experienced it, are that there were bombs going off in the buildings. The towers fell at the speed of gravity in the style of a planned demolition. The owner of the towers (Larry Silverstien), by his own admission on PBS said that they “pulled” (meaning demolished) tower 7.
    The problem is that it takes weeks to set up such a perfect demolition. There’s no way they could “pull” it in one day without the work having been done ahead of time. How come the 9/11 commission wrote that tower 7 came down “due to unknown reasons?” Didn’t the commission have all the resources at its hands? And they couldn’t write more than that?
    Don’t take anything at face value, but don’t believe “our” corporate masters. War profiteering is so immoral. Every religion would agree. We live in an age, where it is so common.

    Also, Mohinder Singh Ji, meat is really like poison to the human body, but you’re right the Guru only specifically forbade ‘Halal’ meat.

  14. Avtar Singh says:

    WJKK WJKF

    Thanks for making me aware of this documentary Gurumustukh. It is an eye opener to whats happening in the world. A lot of people say dont take everything as truth but sometimes we need a wake up call to think about whats happening in the world and look at it in a different light (obviously scrutinizing the evidences at the same time). We usually just sit in our homes in our own routines, go to work, come home etc, dont give anything a second thought and just take it as it is stated in the media. When world leaders such as Bush cannot give straight answers to some seriously important questions it is quite worrying.

    At the moment the majority of people think only about themselves and no one else. Even so, as to turn a blind eye when they see wrong things happening just to avoid confrontation. We as Sikhs are Saint Soldiers it is out duty to help those who are weaker than us and be able to deal with problems and confrontations in a humble manner. We each need to spread Sikhi within our circles and promote the message of Guru Nanak as this is not just for a small percentage of the world’s people but a world religion that everyone could benefit from regardless of anyones caste, creed, religion, and background. I think society as a whole feel that “what can one person do” but I think we under estimate our power as a human being and need to give ourselves more confidence and believe in ourselves with whatever we want to do as it all makes a difference.

    Apologies for any mistakes in the posting.

    WJKK WJKF

    Avtar Singh

  15. Mohinder Singh says:

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa||
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh||

    Please post something from SGGS that says, eating meat is not healthy, eating meat is not part of Sikh way of life. The reference should include page number and shabad.

    The problem is not meat. It is really unto you to decide what you want to eat to maintain your health. After consulting, if doctor say, don’t eat meat, then its ok.

    For building body, there are many ways to get protein. Protein drinks, milk, lentils, cholle, meat, eggs, fish, whole wheat, cheese, and many more things. I agree!

    One can pick the combination of food they like to eat. It should not make them bad people or bad Sikhs.

    Let me come back to what Gurinder “G” wrote above, “People have been consumed so much by pleasures. Pleasure can be found in different things, such as sex, ego, money, sleep, TASTE,…”

    I agree with Gurinder “G” that people consume so much by pleasure. But what I didn’t understand is that what pleasure eating meat brings? For most of the people it is just their regular meal.

    Poor Muslims, Christians eat meat because this is what they eat for their food. It does not make them KAMI, KARODHI, LOBHI, MOHI, ANHKARRRI..

    People eat Shahi Paneer with so many egos. They would drink their milk to show off that they are rich. Many poor people in India don’t get to enjoy milk everyday. For middle class kids, it is to show off that they are better than those living close to their homes in huts.

    Anyway, let me take you all, back to the history. Sikhs sacrificed their lives but didn’t comply with what Guruji taught them not to do.

    Singhs in jungles, when they spent their days and nights on the back of horses, had no ration with them to eat. They hunted and ate to survive.

    If Guru Granth’s bani or Guru Gobind Singh had taught them not to eat meat, come what may, they would die of hunger but would not eat meat. But it was never the case.

    Guru Nanak would not say to Mulla that “Shubh Amla Bhajo Dono Roye.” In that case, Guru Nanak would have told muslims that you are not doing good by eating meat and your face will not be radiant in the house of God.

    But Guru Nanak never said anything like that to anyone. Guru Nanak, Sache patshah would not keep anyone in dark. He was the lighthouse. He was the sun to whole humanity. For him there was no Hindu no Muslim. Muslims ate meat always. Bhai Mardana was his companion, who was a Muslim, and do you think he would have never eaten meat while living with his parents?

    If, Guru Nanak was really against eating meat then why didn’t he say anything against it in Japuji Sahib?

    In the first pouri of Japuji Sahib, Guru Nanak Said, “Soche Soch Na Hovai, Je sochi Lakh Vaar”. In this sentence, Guruji is speaking against those who believed keeping “Sooch” they would attain God.

    In next sentence of Japuji Sahib, Guru Said, “Chupe Chup Na Hovai, Je Laye Raha Liv Taar. Here Guruji is speaking against those who would keep “Maoun Varat” believing that they would not do any wrong if they didn’t utter a word. But Guruji told them, your mouth is shut but not your Hirdha. Not your brain, not your eyes

    In next sentence of Japuji Guru Said, “Bhukhiya bhukh Na uttari Je bhana Bhuriya Bhaar.” Here again Guruji is speaking against greediness.

    So, I ask you all to come up with a Shabad of Guru Granth that is speaking against eating meat.

    All other writings give you advice not order like Guru Granth Sahib. We can consider latest researches as we please but we cannot hold that against those Sikhs who eat meat

    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa||
    Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh||

  16. Swarndeep Singh says:

    WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa
    WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh.

    I were much agree with yo Veer Mohinder there is nothing in Bani which finds any differnce in meat and vegetables. It does accept vegitation to be living too and we seem to forget it. Ir even goes further to consider water to be live to as it is the source of life. All the questions were very much cleared by the First Jama and the Guru was very clear about it. I find it surpurising that his Sikhs are having problems with such minor things. If some of you consider that puting a dead thing in your mouth is bad, than sorry gentelmen keep in mind you are the living dead. You have got the right to the BANA only after killing your self, so a SINGH is a walking corpse. As far as grave yard being the place of saying prayers, as a sikh for me any place is place for saying my prayers no matter what. If any place exists than so does the WHEGURU there, and if HE is there it is a place of worship. A pandit could have had such doubts, but a sikh having such doubt, I do not believe.

  17. There have been countless debates on the topic of Sikhi and meat eating. They always seem to go on and on…and never end. Ultimately you have to educate yourself and do what YOU feel is the right thing. We all have our own opinions.

    This discussion is way off the topic of this current blog post so please keep any further comments related to these videos.

    Thank You…

  18. Gurinder "G" says:

    my last comment on this issue. Mohinder singhji the interpertatiion that you have done of japji sahib makes no sense. If you would like to discuss on this issue we can exchange our emails if you would like, because we have to respect Gurumustak’s comments and follow the rules of commenting.

  19. Mohinder Singh says:

    Sure Gurinder “G” !!

    My email id is: mohinder_singh at hotmail dot com

  20. J says:

    I just need to know what to do…who do we go to with information? is there ppl out there trying to show that what has happened is happening for someones agenda or are we just screwed?? we’ve almost always known that JFK was assassinated via the Mob through the CIA but still without the proof?? do we gotta wait around till more higher ups come forward or is there a media out there that will put this into the masses faces…cuz we seemed screwed….I wanna help. I mean showing everyone this movie gets us where?? Im in canada…I love it here…doesnt mean its any better…everyone just seems to shrug it all off…so do we leave it till the last second and then it becomes a movie where rebels fight against the united world government or what the ….how does Truth..science…Facts…not play into everything thats been shown…im trying not to swear cuz its habit…but this is so frustrating..

    i wanna help email me if you have something I really can do

  21. john black says:

    Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so! really nice post.

  22. telson says:

    This article refutes and disproves claims of Zeitgeist movie, from the part of Christianity:
    http://koti.phnet.fi/petripaavola/zeitgeist_movie

    I suggest to read the article!