I’ve been consumed with family matters for the last 2 weeks and little time to do much more than check my email, which has been slightly peppered with comments about a person and cult that I really didn’t have a lot of interest in, and post a couple of replies to said blog. One thing I’ve discovered about this cult is that a little attention goes miles for them.
Seriously now, who am I to be bothering with? My opinion is really non-consequential in the scheme of their Utopian plans. And yet, they kept coming back to try clarify their ‘movement’ to an audience that really doesn’t care and views them as a bunch of wacky folks. And a great deal of their clarifications is nothing more than babbling. I’ve read their posts and aside from calling me a coward and basically unenlightened, nothing they say makes a whole lot of sense.
Does anyone really believe that we can have a borderless world? Every nation will open it’s borders and we will have free range humans, everywhere? We will become a global nation with no currency and only barter for trade?
Oh, come on. (insert rolley eyed emoticon here.)
I wonder if my neighbor will take a pot of my homemade spaghetti sauce in trade for a couple hours of using his chainsaw to trim my mesquite tree? Honestly, I look around my little room here as I type and wonder what in the world I have of value to anyone else to use as barter. These ‘things’ only hold value to me. Who’s going to take a box full of yarn in trade for a gallon of gas? Not my local corner gas station, I can assure you of that!
I can see Hugo Chavez and that guy in Iran whose name I can’t spell and don’t want to google right now (one radio guy calls him Imadon Inadinnerjacket, which works for me), giving up all their power so we can all sit together and roast marshmallows, can’t you? And what would they use for barter? Oil for no money? Uranium for no guns? Just for the chance to eat s’mores and sing campfire songs with the whole wide world?
Oh, I think not.
The hard truth about life is this: Some people just won’t ever grow up. And they won’t ever go away, either.
He is the filmmaker and chronicler of the Zeitgeist movement (loosely translated from German, it means “spirit of the age.”) Something that, according to a friend of Jared Loughner, the mass murderer was attracted to. I’ve been listening to and reading about 32 year old Joseph and his ideology, most of the night. He is frightening and the most ego-maniacal person I’ve ever listened to. I believe I’ve finally actually witnessed a true anarchist. Nothing like those wild young people who break store windows and throw rocks – this guy is the real deal.
Regardless what he says though, Joseph is thriving in and loving the cult worship that he is nurturing and that’s being showered on him by so many misguided people. It’s very apparent in the interview video.
His so-called ideology is the pure fantasy of Jacque Fresco, 94 year old founder of the Venus Project and it’s activist arm, the Zeitgeist and it’s scary to think that thousands of people are being sucked in.
When you listen to what Joesph says, especially about currency, monetary systems and the use of a “resource based” world economy, it becomes pretty clear that Loughner was at the least, somewhat impacted by these scam artists. And a man with the fragile and disturbed psyche that Loughner apparently has, would be easily influenced by this.
This is a link to the interview Peter Josefph gave in December ’09. If you search at YouTube, there are several videos and portions of videos he has done in the last 2 or 3 years ago. All the information that you might like to know is very easy to google or search on YouTube.
Now, who wants to bet that the MSM won’t get off the Palin/blood libel/hate speech meme long enough to look into these fantastical connections that Loughner had with this YouTube sensation? It will take someone in the conservative media to investigate this and then it will be ignored because it doesn’t fit their narrative that the Tea Party, Palin and talk radio is responsible for the assassinations in Tucson.
There is no way any Conservative would have any of these beliefs, provided any one of us could even figure out what this guy really believes.
What is understandable is that he announces to his British audience that he is an American who “does not like my country.” And he’s extremely anti-capitalist and anti-Christian.
The Venus Project is part of the Zeitgeist movement which Jarod Loughner’s high school friend says had a some influence on the mindset of the murderer. It’s an incredible cult with some really bizarre ideas – when you can sort any of them out.
Does anyone remember Marshall Applewhite, the founder of Heaven’s Gate cult? It was located in California and all his members committed suicide in the hope of being taken to the mother ship that was hiding behind the Hale Bopp comet.
Heaven's Gate Founder Marshall Applewhite, aka Do
Am I alone in seeing a resemblance, sans the goatee?