Culture in Decline

With Culture in Decline – Episode 6, Peter Joseph concludes the first (and only?) season of this changing-the-paradigm-type of social criticism and presses on to the ongoing InterReflections project. Being what it is – an appendix to the Zeitgeist Trilogy – Culture in Decline does not possess the strength or the depth of the Zeitgeist documentaries, but does make a point of bringing to the spotlight what is wrong with modern society, sometimes going as far as pointing the finger at the viewer, for what are we if not both victims and agents of a culture in decline?

But that’s the thing with Culture in Decline series, it’s not meant to be pretty or agreeable, it’s meant to be exactly what it is: an ultimatum to the world. If we do not address our planet’s resources rationally and responsible, in half a century pollution, depletion and surely tragedy will ensue. Episode 6, “A Tale of Two Worlds”, speculates on exactly this issue, this pending decision we must take as a race, in one hand where we are heading and, in the other, what we could accomplish.

Anyway, for what it’s worth: Thanks Peter, your work is an inspiration and, undoubtedly, a catalyzer for change all around the world.

 

 

 

Why Do Banks Make So Much Money?

How can banks make so much money while most of the rest of the world dwells in debt and poverty? Well, since the system is closed and money cannot run out into space, the question becomes quite simple, doesn’t it? They drain it out of the system for themselves. Banks not only create money, while protected by governmental legislation, they are given the control of our economies which they use, by rule, for their own profit. Health, education, science… if it’s not profitable, it’s not important in their agendas.

 

More info and resources at www.positivemoney.org.uk

Positive Money is a not-for-profit research and campaign group. They work to raise awareness of the connections between our current monetary and banking system and the serious social, economic and ecological problems that face the UK and the world today. In particular they focus on the role of banks in creating the nation’s money supply through the accounting process they use when they make loans – an aspect of banking which is poorly understood. Positive Money believe these fundamental flaws are at the root of – or a major contributor to – problems of poverty, excessive debt, growing inequality and environmental degradation.

The Most Efficient Vehicle on the Planet?

The ELF, a product of Organic Transit, a North Carolina-based company which develops what they call “the most efficient vehicles on the planet” is a zero carbon-emission vehicle for everyday urban use. The ELF is made of 45 percent recycled aluminum frame, equipped with a weatherproof 80 percent recycled composite shell and it’s assembled together by actual people, not machines, making a strong stand on sustainable production and social corporate responsibility. It also possesses a solar panel on top so that the battery recharges just as you go about your business.

Rob Cotter, CEO of the company states:

“We’re watching the cost of Chinese labor and fossil fuels going up, while unemployment in the West is at critical levels. We’re riding that wave, and aiming to build a radically different business model that will keep our costs and environmental impact down.”

ELF vehicle

The ELF-like vehicles could have been in the market decades ago, but throughout the 90’s until recently people prioritized power, luxury and size, not efficiency. These broadly overrated priorities are clearly part of the problem that is directly and indirectly causing the collapse of your world, whether economical or environmental. Vehicles like ELF are not only the answer to a clean, efficient and waste minimizing society, but they are also said to be a unique and addictive ride.

Read the original article (mnn.com) and the video from company CEO Rob Cotter here.

The 21st Century Reveals a World at Crossroads

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview

This one hour documentary emphasizes oneness, how everything is interrelated to everything else as a whole. It explains how humanity got to where it is now and why there is an urgent need to overcome the present narrow mind-frame through which so many people still see the world. It analyses greed under a scientific scope and acknowledges how it will bring unhappiness not only to the world, but to the individual as well. It states the inherent need for the upcoming conscientiousness evolution which shall, ultimately, bring deliverance to modern society and the world.