Zeitgeist (2007 Video)
George Carlin: Think about it! Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time! - But He *loves* you.
Narrator: The religious myth is the most powerful device ever created, and serves as the psychological soil upon which other myths can flourish.
Narrator: Nothing is more profitable for international bankers than war.
Bill Hicks: Life's like a ride in an amusement park, and when you go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down and round and round, it has thrills and chills and it's very brightly colored and it's very loud and it's fun... for a while. Some have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: "Is this real or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered and they come back to us and they say: "hey, don't worry this is just a ride." And we kill those people.
George Carlin: When it comes to bullshit, big-time major-league Bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims: - Religion.
Narrator: Christianity, along with all other theistic belief systems, is the fraud of the age. It serves to detach the species from the natural world, and likewise, each other. It supports blind submission to authority.
Narrator: The bottomline is this: The Vietnam war was never meant to be won. Just sustained. This war for profit resulted in 58,000 American deaths and 3 million dead Vietnamese.
Narrator: The Federal Bank is about just as federal as the Federal Express.
Jordan Maxwell: The more you educate yourself the more you understand where things come from the more obvious things become and you begin to see lies everywhere. You have to know the truth and seek the truth and the truth will set you free.
George W. Bush: [live, 2004 vote] Of course we're after Saddam Hussein, err, uh, I mean bin Laden, he's he's he's...
Jordan Maxwell: I don't know what God is, but I know what 'he' isn't.
Narrator: The most incredible aspect of all: these totalitarian elements will not be forced on people, the people will demand them.
Narrator: The last thing the men behind the curtain want is a conscious informed public capable of critical thinking. Which is why a continually fraudulent zeitgeist is output via religion, the mass media, and the educational system. They seek to keep you in a distracted, naive bubble. And they are doing a damn good job of it.
Narrator: ...it is just a ride, and we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a choice right now. Between fear... and love.
Chogyam Trungpa: "Spirituality" is a particular term which actually means: a dealing with intuition...