ok, i know i said that i was going to leave that awful zeitgeist movement forum behind but i just couldnt help going back to argue my point.
i made a big thread about the whole movement is hypocritical because it claims to be able to save humanity by sitting around touting ideologies about the future but at the same time refusing to take part in the current system in order to actually change things. the post was really really long and eventually the actual thread grew to over 100 replies (thats a lot around there.) anyway everyone totally let loose on me about how i was uneducated and just didnt get it. then the thread actually got locked which just shows how much they cant handle any criticism whatsoever.
And then the best thing EVER. a few days later i came accross another post and saw this
And now im all like HA. now my ideas dont look so crazy after all. now that arguably one of the greatest political minds and one of the greatest political activists of our time agrees with me. now that literally he is saying the same thing as me almost word for word that i said in my original thread. is he uneducated? does he just not get it?I recently asked Noam Chomsky about the Zeitgeist Movement. His reply:
"I don't regard The zeitgeist Movement as an activist movement. Rather, it seems to me to be a very passive movement that is misled by doctrines that have a pleasant sound, but collapse on analysis. Among them is the idea that we should "stop supporting the system" and should not "fight it," that is seek to change and overcome it. That means that we should withdraw into passivity. Nothing could be more welcome to those with power. My feeling is that however sincere the leaders and participants may be, the movement is seriously misguided. It is not leading towards change, but is undermining it by encouraging passivity and withdrawal from engagement, and offering a false sense that some real alternative is being proposed, except in terms so abstract and divorced from reality as to be virtually meaningless."
that has literally become my ultimate ace in the hole for any argument now. oh well Noam Chomsky agrees with me so what do you think about that
The fact is my views werent influenced by him or anyone else because i said it first. i said what i said from the heart in that thread i made. and then i find someone truly credible actually saying the same thing. HAHAHA
Im sorry guys i dont mean to sound really petty but i have been arguing these points with those guys a lot. i was really starting to believe that maybe i just didnt get it or that i was uneducated. but this has been the biggest boost in confidence i could have imagined and now i couldnt care less what the crappy zeitgeist movement or its members think.
Anyway i dont mean to sound petty but like i said i was really starting to waver there for a moment but now i just cant stop smiling. also its 5:37am and i really cant sleep so this couldnt really have come at a better time