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  1. I think in 2008-10 during the market correction you would of had your best chance to really bring about your ideas to fruition. Maybe wait until the next economic crisis to see if you can get the most traction?

  2. I see the exact same thing, only I am not able to narrate it this beautifully.
    You are spot on about everything you said in here!

  3. The most important revolutionary thought of the whole zeitgeist movement is the fundamental change that is humanity's motivation for existing and acting and our goal or direction.
    The shift is from our current self-maximization through exploitation to a new maximum well-being for all living beings and environment through life-supporting and enhancing understanding and practices (which of course includes and understand striving for a perfect balance at all times).

  4. Cuándo tenía 18 años tus conferencias y documentales cambiaron mi vida, literalmente. Hoy estoy por cumplir 30 años y sigues inspirándome de la misma manera. Ayudándome a interpretar correctamente nuestro tiempo a través de la cortina de humo de los defensores del statu quo. Muchas gracias por tu esfuerzo. Los libros de historia recogerán tu nombre, para inspiración de las futuras generaciones.

  5. So how do we go forward with this? Been talking to people about this concept for a decade now. No one gives a shit. Everyone just keeps doing what they were doing before. Pretty much have lost any hope. We are pretty fucked. If in ten years no one wants to even be intellectually open to the idea, then fuck it. I didn't make the world this way. Not my burden to fix it. I'm a spectator now. Save this shit, or let it burn. Either way, I'm grabbing the popcorn and sitting back. Tired of getting shit on for genuinely trying to help people. Hard to want to save a world you feel doesn't give two fucks about you…

  6. ANDREW YANG- 10% added value tax will only take away the benefits of UBI for those who are spending 120K or more per year on purchases. If you spend 20k a year on personal purchases, then you are essentially forfeiting 2000 of your UBI to the AVT. So in principle, the less you spend per year on purchases, or the poorer your lifestyle is, the more UBI will benefit you. These two mechanisms when put into application in tandem result in a very reasonable wealth redistribution. Andrew Yang is an incarnation of Robin Hood if there ever was one.

  7. Wow. So clear how the system itself is responsible for the atrocities we see on the planet. Capitalism is a disease on the planet and most people don't even think twice about it. Very thoughtful analysis here. Thanks PJ!

  8. Peter Joseph you are perfectly professional in your presentation of this post accurate conceptualization of our current paradigm. Now? We have performed a 180 in mid air as a group with scarcity of resources at the root of all division and acquisition. We can observe this by looking at regular people looking at less fortunate regular people,go figure.

  9. 26:44 "People like to say that the animal kingdom is based on ruthless competition, between individuals and hierarchical groups. That evolution is a force of natural selection through competition and so on. And as true as that may be on some level. The creatures and the biological forces of evolution don't build nuclear weapons." Hilarious! XD

  10. Some say, it's human nature to rob, steal, rape and murder. However, Dr. Stanley Livingstone was the only European in the middle of Africa and nobody robbed or murdered him. What happened to "human nature"?

    The Europeans introduced imperialism and predatory capitalism. And look at Africa now.

  11. Theres a Jordan Peterson fan gagging somewhere because of this. Like always, great work PJ. Youve yet to hit your peak within this movement. I can see how MLKs final speech influenced you the most when he talks about his place in history.
    This is your time PJ. You are like Neo hahaha born from the system to combat it.

  12. greetings from AFRICA Mr.Joseph , I am a big fan .Please send me your email so that i can send you REAL PICTURES OF POVERTY IN AFRICA , that can be included in your documentory . Believe me for the HATE OF MONEY , you will not be SUED , I just want the world to see the images of real poverty .

  13. Thank you for this talk Peter I am enjoying hearing about people who challenge the existing definitions of categorisations. There are a few categories I get put in which I would prefer it if they meant different things to people, but that is a story for another day. Please will members of this audience spend some of their time looking at this new social project https://www.acorns.fun it is a world first free cryptocurrency to unlock the potential of blockchain based services for everyone on the planet (who has access to a computer and the internet). Disclaimer: It runs on the Telos blockchain and my company is a paid Telos BP but this site is branded only ACORNs and can be used by anyone looking to help onboard new users to a blockchain.

  14. I'd love to hear Jordan Peterson's take on all this and even more a discussion between Jordan and Peter Joseph.

  15. Brilliant, as always Peter. You have changed the way I think about human conditioning and structural influences that shape our society. This type of thought is spreading rapidly and my hope is eventually people will start to understand. I also loved how he mentioned Jeremy Rifkin's "zero marginal cost" concept. I have been reading some of his materials recently and it's amazing the amount of work that's being done over in Europe to transition over to a "third industrial revolution"

  16. "Capitalism Psychologically Amplifies The Worst side of Our Nature"

    Is this true in relation to other systems that have been attempted and failed in the past?

    Peter once quoted "Poverty is the worst form of violence". Does this mean Socialism and/or Communism create an impoverished society that leads to more violence and death, therefore amplifying the worst side of our nature more-so than capitalism?

    Asking because this is my perception of reality, but open to learn more.

  17. Jacque Fresco began describing his ideas regarding The Venus Project 25 years ago. Imagine where we could be today, if we had taken his ideas and Peter Joseph's philosophy seriously two decades ago. We most probably wouldn't be facing total mass extinction. To blindly sleep-walk into extinction simply because of a fear of the unknown is mind-blowingly stupid. The capitalists who designed this system knew little about human nature and behavior, so they continued to make choices that they should have known were illogical and unfeasible.

  18. Okay this is probably way off subject but I would like to read to you an excerpt from the book The Best that money can't buy Beyond politics poverty and War by Jacque Fresco the excerpt from chapter 4 from Superstition to science
    The challenges we face today cannot be resolved by Antiquated Notions and values that no longer relevant ,unfortunately we tend to support basic values and traditions that reflect the past without questioning their appropriateness to the present or the future, the more superficial the changes the more things remain the same for us to think creatively about the future and examine our traditional habits , we must become better informed ,we must look at achievements objectively and not try to fit the future into our present social mold, today millions of people throughout the Civilized World warships different gods and fear demons ,while some try to placate their gods with incantations, sacrifices ,adulation and flattery ,others use astrological charts and pendulums for arriving at decisions ,popular newspapers feature columns on astrology ,while television radio Airways are filled with psychic problem solvers, a noted psychic recently said "we should be surprised at how many important decisions about running our country are in the hands soothsayers and charlatans" until scientific inquiry came of age, human beings could not comprehend the relationship to the physical world so they invented their own explanations. These explanations tended to be simple and some more harmful, resulting in religious ritual superstitions, astrology, numerology, fortune-telling and more . Milions of people still except and follow these ancient beliefs, scientist are not close-minded regarding these issues, but their standards for accepting such ideas require more rigorous and sophisticated proof. the difference between sciencetist and a metaphysician is that the scientist ask a question and engages in experiments to determine the nature of the physical world, this process also requires that the experiments be verified by others who must get the same results, in contrast metaphysicians fabricate answers that are emotionally pleasing and require no verification, a process that is subjective and not in touch with the real or physical world, considering how metaphysicians rely on unverifiable information for direction, it is ironic to see them surrender lofty intuitive and spiritual interpretations of worldly things ,when it comes to their daily lives when purchasing property for example, they measure exactly how many square feet are being exchanged for a given sum of money, when purchasing a new automobile they asked how many miles per gallon the car will deliver or the exact cost of buying it. In fact much of our daily lives involving the applications of scientific principles as BF Skinner said intuitive feelings may tickle the cockles of a poet's heart but they do nothing to enhance our knowledge of the physical world. what makes a person feel good or feels to one's emotions does not necessarily add to one's understanding of the world. throughout history life for most has been a constant struggle against too many problems, finances ,Health, personal safety, communal security ,starvation and much else, finding no Safe Haven in the world where many are resigned to the consequences of original sin. Theologians created concept of distant heaven. in this place of Eternal Bliss and Limitless abundance full of warmth and love where people are free of destitution, greed ,lust the need for money and all other afflictions that have plagued humankind for centuries, to qualify for entrance into this world of Eternal Bliss however one was first die and also demonstrate impeccable Behavior while on Earth, they must also engage in constant prayer to and intermediary for forgiveness of their transgressions other seek to attain this while still on an Earthly plane through meditation and or reunification of the material world by this means they hope to experience Nirvana well it may be true that medicine will alter their associative memory and develop a procedure for filling their hopes dreams and wishes ,the attainment of this state takes place only in their minds ,this test to seek wish fulfillment and unique individual fantasy states often makes it difficult for people to tell the difference between the physical world and their fantasies. people will continue to search for answers to Universal and perplexing problems but to find meaningful answers one must first know what questions to ask. people pose complex questions without first having fundamental knowledge of what it is they are seeking, in science which is closer to the physical world it is acknowledged that there are no absolutes, if science where to accept absolutes, scientific inquiry would come to an end. A brief course in scientific principles enables a person to better understand the world and their relationship to it we can only experience the world with are receptors and the degree of linguistic Precision that our culture affords us, no one can view anything with the certainty they perceive it as it really is, if a mouse could talk it would describe a dog as an enormous creature, but a giraffe would say it is a tiny creature ,from his point of view, they are both telling the truth as they see it, but only from their own point of view.
    I highly recommend Carl Sagan the demon Haunted World science as a candle in the dark.

  19. Bravo! As a whole, we are behaving like deranged lunatics in this current world system! Thus, we could sum up this entire lecture in one word. Spitefulness. The solution to Spite is Equal Responsibility. Technology can help, but it is just a temporary band-aid and not the complete solution.

  20. I've been following PJ since the first Zeitgeist film, on and off. It seems he projects his own ignorance out towards the world while claiming to know the truth. If what he's saying is as well thought out as he claims people would have flocked in droves and built a template city already. But it's mostly hot air with a few tidbits of useful information.

  21. PJ and TZM broadcasts come so seldom and can't explain sufficiently how much they bring joy and contentment into my life let alone how establishing this knowledge is probably the most important thing that is being done currently. If ever there was a time of hopelessness and despair, this message will cure it. There is actually hope for humanity but is contingent upon this knowledge being understood to the point of critical mass adoption. May this message not be made in vain AND if ever you needed a "savior" look not to a man but to the school of thought. TZM could from this perspective be as godlike as anyone's needs would require.

  22. RBE is communism by definition by the very same definition of communism:

    "In political and social sciences, communism (from Latin communis, "common, universal") is the philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money, and the state." – Wikipedia

    Nobody has ever given me a reasonable explanation of a working communism system. And yes, Capitalism has taken more people out of poverty than every other system *that has been tried*.

  23. There's PLENTY of competition in the least violent nations on Earth. Canadians, for example, LOVE hockey, but do they have a problem with violent crime? Australians love sports, do they have a problem with violent crime? If anything, racism has been lessened by sports, because it's given people a means to appreciate the talents of certain minorities. I've agreed with a good deal of what the TMZ has promoted in the past, but this is the dumbest thing that I've ever heard from Peter Joseph.

  24. Thank you for this. You've articulated my own thoughts better than I could myself. As well as educated me on new concepts.

  25. Where are your original Zeitgeist documentaries I thought they would be on your channel but they seem to have disappeared 😞

  26. Ahhhh! I didn't get a notification. Mutha fuckin' Peter Joseph ladies and gentlemen! I also completely forgot about Zday

  27. Fiz legendas em português (BR) pro video, tá aqui no meu canal do youtube e na minha página do face também…

  28. Extinction Event:
    Today we are witnessing the most drastic melting of the Arctic EVER observed. We are 21 DAYS ahead of the previous record … and with that running head start, I don't see how we won't have a Blue Ocean Event (BOE) this summer.
    The Arctic and Antarctica have heated up three times the global average increase. 2 April 2019
    The President of Finland has been warning world leaders of the dangers of a multiple of a gigaton burst of methane from the Arctic region. A lack of ice coverage over the region's seas would allow sunshine to heat the frozen methane on the seabeds instead of being reflected off the normal ice coverage (Albedo effect). A massive burst would rapidly increase atmospheric temperatures by at least 1 C, thus, causing a major reduction in agriculture production. "If we lose the Arctic, we lose the whole world.” President Niinisto (Finland) John Berbatis Perth, Australia

  29. bias is powerful and I guess it must be reinforced by coming to understand and believe in a particular view point and losing touch with the continuum of ideas along the way – the therapy industry is full of this bias, once a therapist has bought into a belief system say CBT then they repeat ideas such as harmful diagnostic categories and reducing the irreducible such as when they reduce the complexity of life context to a mere trigger for your own hypothesised personal disorder – then the economic system, drug companies, the therapy industry ensures people buy into this toxic diagnosis seeking behaviour because it can come with benefits, it can reduce pressure on people to be more responsible because now it can't be helped because of your 'illness' the welfare system might offer you benefits over and above people without such a label and a bunch of others secondary gains – now does this help us really or does it cause us to suffer way more? i'd say the latter because after decades of this nonsense, more labels, drugs and talk therapy than ever before and yet illness increases year in year out we are clearly not seeing greater wellbeing but less – the therapy industry is also imported in to work places and schools so now burned out stressed workers and children rather than having their life context job, school completely changed to make them human positive they get worse pressure increases and when we snap, well now the industry will put the problem right inside of you – its your misperceptions, disordered thinking, unhelpful behaviour, beliefs and relationships – such a sick backward way of viewing things

  30. The biggest obstacle is Anti-Intellectualism! I've witnessed, too many times, the "tuning out" of others when trying to convey this message. A willful, or deliberate, ignorance (ignoring) new information. The response is similar to living under the Gestapo or KGB. Literally afraid to hear this, or be considered involved, in an idea against the current system.

  31. Overpopulation is one of the reasons why people started to occupy, embezzle, steal, sell, buy etc resources… We surely must be very cautious not to grow in population untill we have clear picture what kind of life can we offer to all the people…

    Simplicity isn't totally bad — e.g. we can say that most of, if not all the problems are because of artificial scarcity and the solution is max smart abundance. 🙂

  32. Peter, you have taught me so much thank you. Btw Buy Mr. Joseph's book! -The new human rights movement. I've read it twice going one a 3rd.

  33. I see this too — I'm a climate science educator. I find that 2/3 of voters are not technical or scientific, and their learning style (specifically for technical information) is kinesthetic participatory. When they take part in an activity which demonstrates the excess carbon dioxide being added every day to the atmosphere, they finally understand the climate crisis, and they are less vulnerable to the deluge of misinformation from the delayer/denier campaign. What's more — their political worldview doesn't get in the way any more. When they've experienced an experiment where they see carbon dioxide molecules absorb and trap heat — they understand at a deeper level, a physical hands-on level, and they DO change their views. They email me later often times, telling of their change in opinion. That's why I think we wouldn't be in this crisis, if scientists had admitted forty years ago that they are terrible communicators, and had been paired up with K-12 educators and liberal arts majors.

  34. "a cultural sickness" — yes, but Peter! Please offer some solutions! How do we even begin to move in the direction of changing our social structure to allow science and reason to guide our decision making? Maybe we could have a Citizens of Earth Summit, that's open, transparent, and broadcast to everyone, with the feedback monitored to be included in the discussions…

  35. Rebel against the governments of the world for criminal inaction on the climate crisis. Join the Rebellion beginning April 15th https://extinctionrebellion.us/

  36. Scientific ingenuity doesn't need the market infrastructure!! S&P 500, Dow Jones kiss my ass! I'm gonna harness renewable energy and cutting edge biomedical technology without ya!

  37. 27:30 <– Peter Joseph makes valid points again.. People in society who view the world ONLY through the lens of Winning vs. losing must be suffering from some pathological condition. Albeit Narcissism, Paranoid Schizo, Bipolar, Sociopathy, Psychopathic disorder. Ooops, im not a psychologist, cannot diagnose. But just my stupid hunch, maybe all those military Generals, All those CIA heads and Political Elite are a tad bit messed up in the head. They clearly got some kind of pathology. Peter Joseph needs to be in a position where he can shake things up in global government. He should start with abolishing the FED.

  38. Peter you're the master of taking complicated ideas and condensing them in such a way that almost anyone could understand. Every time I listen to you, I feel ever so slightly enlightened :p Thank you for everything you do. It always troubles me though that more people don't have the opportunity or patience to listen. I guess most most people would rather watch cat videos or crappy pop music on YT!

  39. The train of thought has been planted and grown with your knowledge Peter. I hope to do the same with others.

  40. I wonder why Peter isn't freaking out about abrupt climate change, there wont even be humans, let alone a social construct!

  41. Peter can express my "irrational thoughts and feelings" as pure logic. Thank u for making me feel sane and not alone.

  42. Communist advocates be like "This corrupt and evil system needs to fall!", while sitting comfortably in their home, on their computers, enjoying a bag of cheetos. I love the zeitgeist hivemind 😀

  43. Thank you Peter. I have felt this way since childhood. Things are not black & white. I am not perfect but I am trying to live my life this way. Listening to others. Even those I disagree with. I've been shown time & time again that kindness & compassion will stop anger in and negativity in its tracks. Try it next time somebody upsets you. It works. I've felt for a long time that what we incentivie combined with our ability to spread information & technical leaps in weaponry will do us in. When will we drop this facade? I am a landscaper making $10 an hour. I wake up at 5 am and work 10 to 11 hours engaging in brutally hard work in the Florida sun. I can't afford to live on my own so at 39 I live with my parents. I kicked a heroin habit that sent me to prison where I was raped & then put in solitary confinement for 120 days. This happened at the age of 19. How can people not see that the "competitive trade" breeds a sociopathic society? How can people not understand that if you take religion out of the picture, like mankind never knew it they/we would not change how we love and care for one another. I got two toll booth tickets two years ago and due to late fees & reinstatement costs I can't afford to to get my driver's license back which due to the fact I am a felon only adds further restrictions on employment opportunities. I feel completely exploited by the court & traffic fines the judicial system has placed on me. I no longer use hard drugs but the machinery of the economic, judicial & social class is grinding away at my mental health. I am a musician & artist. I believe creativity in ALL forms has the power to bind humanity. To touch those emotional levels to galvanize & begin to change humanity. I also believe in what John Lennon said "Once you become violent they know how to handle you". So, that isn't the process of revolution. I've been looking in to Anarcho-syndicalism. Any thoughts on that? Anyway, I am so so grateful for your content. It gives me hope that other people see things in this manner. With much respect & an open mind I again thank you. If there's anything I can do to help please let me know. I'm trying to find happiness in helping others and opening people's perspective on these issues. That this antiquated, dividing & class structure inducing system or outlook must change. Here's a link to my music https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHpNDCgf4Y77sPQeuQgJbdyarm5jIKeEa @wellrose1 on Twitter Slippery.sliding.slope on Instagram Hemingway Hummingbird on YouTube the Wellrose Hummingbird playlist CHEERS FROM ORLANDO

  44. Could you explain reasons about why capitalism is not the main point to end the poverty? I have heared it loads of times and it´s sounds so dodgy and the typical game with statistics that I can not believe it…

  45. I love his views on social design and technology, but I wish he and the organization would let go of the heliocentric nonsense.

  46. African continent is utilized much better by Europeans and Asians as history proves it. Population control is a must and it will also prevent any unpredictable mass-migration – and that's the most peaceful solution.

  47. I disapprove of this idolatry of intelligent people like Peter Joseph. You people keep throwing worship at this man, and while he is an amazing force for progress in the world, he should serve as a focal point for INSPIRATION for us to also get involved, and NOT just passive adoration

  48. I have kept up with this Zeitgeist media on and off since the first film came out. There are some flaws in the arguments that keep me from getting enthused about it as when the movement first started.

    One is blaming the “agricultural revolution” for the start of all today’s problems. This means you are saying we were basically better off as hunter gatherers, but by using the internet to release almost all of your information, you do not in practice believe this dismissal of the founding of civilization.

    The second is suggesting all of monotheism mostly Christianity was a series of formal conspiracies. Actually what you are against mostly is the politicization of Christianity since the historical Jesus Christ was a true anti-imperialist and took down the Roman Empire. I do not see why you would work against such a force of history, if you hope to do something similar like end relentless capitalism.

    Human nature is also subject to the material world. There is evidence that many human beings are carrying neanderthal DNA, and you cannot assume they are intelligent or cooperative enough to understand these ideas. Most people are content with being told what to do, and even in an idealized transcendent society, this would not be any different. You are a fairly intelligent and reflective guy, but most people are not true intellectuals.

    Your quarrels are actually with the industrial revolution, which is when most of the current world’s problems started. If you want to go all the way back to blame ancient humanists or civilizations, that is counterproductive.

  49. Peter Jospeh is the real deal. Thats why such an effort was made to demonize him and his movement. Because he presents actual solutions.
    The powers that be want the aware public listening to alex jones and joe rogan, because they dont present solutions, they present distractions.

  50. Thank you Peter Joseph! You're doing your talents work or passion!! I couldn't explain it like you did but I will try.

  51. “Bringing an entire human population up to a decent standard of living and eliminating poverty” yeah capitalism has raised the standards of living worldwide in real time. Only a fully functioning A.I that automates everything can replace this system

  52. After 4 movies, a book, and hundreds of hours of lectures and talks…. and people don't listen, then what? BTW how come you never see prior supporters going off and making their own films? Why are there NO other indie films on a RBE (that aren't spliced together from youtube videos)?

  53. Human Overpopulation is the elephant in the room.
    How many nations would be capable of self sufficiency via their capacity of resources, distribution and meritocractic capability, to support their population?

    The third world is not just simply exploited for labor and resources by the Western world, these countries benefit from the technological innovation of the western world.

    a NLRBE is an excellent concept and inevitable, only if we do something about managing our global population.

    If we shift our food system away from monocrop agriculture, reliant on fossil fuels, to grassland ecosystem grazing, we can produce higher nutrient dense animal foods from ruminants and repair the damage caused by over farming and desertification.

  54. I want to befriend with someone who loves reading peter joseph's book: The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression. who is willing to be my friend?

  55. I can't believe I fell for this crap many years ago. It's not surprising most of the advocates of this religion are the young ones, the most vulnerable.

  56. Markets are a useful tool when its acting as a problem diagnoser and -solver. However, something highly valued in a market isnt necesarily valueable beyond its monetary context. Human mental and physical health, ecology, etc.. can still be damaged and its cuase, if fascilitated by the market, will by its own logic see it as supplied demand – something good. Markets are not the problem, our idea of value is.

    Also, competition is good, atleast in spirit. Without selection pressures and incentives to iterate, our technical fields would grind to a halt.

  57. I feel very sorry that you have to say the same stuff over and over again Peter but at the same time im very impressed of your endurance..hang in there

  58. Peter Joseph- you are truly and unironically a gentleman and a scholar.

    I've never heard a talk by you that didn't make tons of sense to me. Keep up the good work, brother. Preach! The world needs to discover and understand your ideas and movement.

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