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Blaming Zeitgeist

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Peter Joseph

Jared Lee Loughner

The first time I saw “Zeitgest” by Peter Joseph, I assumed it was a counter-intelligence propaganda film. The second time I viewed it, I found it nearly impossible to sit through the first few minutes of shells being fired, bombs landing and general images of war and violence, which go on endlessly. (The first time you watch it, you don’t realize the conditioning involved in that opening sequence, and its importance in creating the final, fearful mood.)

Zeitgeist creates a feeling of dread and dread is the key emotion in crafting mind control propaganda. So, I assume the film is state-sponsored propaganda post-911. Of course, I could be wrong and there is a lot in Zeitgeist to love. Revealing the astrological connections behind the Jesus story, for example, even with some major exaggerations regarding other cultures. And Vanderbilt University just released a report claiming elements of astrology can be proven scientifically, so there’s yet another news hook to this blog. And, of course, I concur with the opinion of Peter Joseph that 911 was most likely an inside job designed to sweep us into war, although I also believe the so-called “911 Truth Movement” is heavily manipulated and a lot of what you find on the internet about 911 are carefully crafted rabbit holes leading off a cliff (or to nowhere).

So it comes as no surprise Zeitgeist is trailing into the shooting incident involving Jared Loughner. Apparently, it was Loughner’s favorite film, which may be bad news for Peter Joseph since he has recently started the worldwide “Zeitgeist Movement,” which someday may rival Scientology considering 50 million people have watched the film so far.

Will “Zeitgeist” become the first internet movie to be censored and/or banned from existence? Or will the NRA band together with Joseph to save our guns AND our dread-amplifying conspiracy theories?

Then again, this is probably just a public relations coup designed to increase the Zeitgeist brand immensely.

A final point worth noting: the lawyer who has emerged from the shadows to represent Loughner also represented the Unibomber, a man who participated in CIA-sponsored MKULTRA experiments while at Harvard before becoming a violent psychopath. If Loughner is one day revealed to be a Manchurian Candidate, it seems possible “Zeitgeist” could have been used in his conditioning, the same way Lennon’s shooter may have been programmed with “Catcher in the Rye.” The smiling face of the long-haired Loughner from High School seems is a long, long way from the shaved-head psycho taken into custody after the shooting. And if this is the case, what a clever move, to brand that film (and conspiracy theory in general) as being one of the biggest problems we face, why isn’t it obvious that this horrible conspiracy research is encouraging a wave of psychopathic violence through depressing factoids about the Federal Reserve! Pretty soon, anybody known as a “conspiracy theorist” better duck and cover. And that means you, Jesse Ventura.

And, by the way, if you want to watch a really good film about MKULTRA and mind control, check out “Human Resources” by Scott Noble. It covers some of the same ground as “Zeitgeist” but is a much better film. You can watch it free here:

Written by Steven Hager

January 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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