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When watching the last zeitgeist movie – what really struck me is in the second half of the movie, the approach that is being laid out for ‘Humanity’s survival’. Peter Joseph goes on to explain the ‘strategies’ humanity can use to ‘secure’ its continued existence on Earth. What I found fascinating is the approach that is taken towards earth and the resources of the earth. In the movie we are shown this computerized view of the planet and how to detect and manage all the resources effectively – and how to integrate that management into one management system. It seems the only concern of the Movement is the survival of the Human no matter what. Yes – the earth is taken into consideration from an ‘ecological perspective’ though only within the consideration of how to extend humanity’s existence on earth as long as possible. Though, one could ask: what is the point? Why should the human being continue to exist at all cost? What if humanity is the problem – and not the solution?

I am not asking this question out of some ‘hate towards humanity’ – though simply because I observe that the approach taken within the Zeitgeist Movement is very much similar to the approach of a parasite. The parasite does not actually care about the well-being of its host – but only ’keeps it alive’ as a form of control to maintain its own existence. From that perspective the parasite only makes profit calculations to ‘maximize’ its own ‘wellbeing’ – which is exactly the approach we see within the ‘resource management systems’ of the Zeitgeist project. There is no actual consideration for the earth for instance – nor any real questioning of humanity’s place within existence. So, in a way Zeitgeist is still operating from the starting point laid out in the creation story of the bible, where it is stated that the earth and it’s creatures are ‘created for man’ – ‘are given to man’ as it’s ‘property’, free for them to use.

The ‘problem’ as we state at Desteni – is the starting point human beings are acting from in this reality. If the starting point is not ‘what is best for all’ within the consideration of oneness and equality of all in existence – then what future can there ever be for Humanity? Should we not look at why we are here – before we continue our struggle for survival?

The belief underlying Zeitgeist is that one can ‘technically’ solve the crisis humanity is in currently. This leads to certain considerations and strategies that do have some merit – though if the considerations are limited to the survival of the human, do they really solve the problem?

This is why the process proposed by Desteni primarily implies an existential transformation of the human being – ‘existential’, meaning: who we are as human beings as part of the whole. How to become a dignified life form that considers all life equally? The solutions we propose, such as the equal money system and the equal labor system – are only practical points that serve to facilitate the realization of man as one and equal as all life. At the moment such considerations are not able to be made by the majority as humanity is currently consumed by survival only in the current money system – only seeing reality through the ‘eyes of fear’ and ‘how can I survive’. Without political and economical intervention there is no way such considerations can open up within the majority of human beings. Simplistically – you cannot sit down with yourself and sort out ‘who you are’ if you don’t even know if you’ll have food tomorrow, or if you’ll still have a job tomorrow…

So – from that perspective we agree with Zeitgeist that the current system makes the human pathological – and that a change is required in the human environment to better support the human. Though such ‘technical adjustments’ can only ever be meaningful if they are placed in a context of a re-education of the human, that involve an ‘internal process’ of self-forgivenes and self-honesty as well. In a way that is the point that has been ‘missed’ throughout human history – causing the human to only re-create the same suffering generation after generation after generation because the knowledge is never able to be placed into practical application.

For instance, why does anger exist?  Why does desire exist? How come human beings create beliefs? Why do human beings fear eachother? Why do human beings have a tendency to want power over eachother? Why are human beings unable to actually act according to their understanding, but instead always betray themselves? Is any of that necessary? Is it possible for the human to purify his inner self and live that into his outer world? These are important questions to ask – if we want to stop the cycles of abuse that we have created for ourselves and actually create ‘Heaven on Earth’.

So, I strongly encourage anyone who is able to – to investigate what we are doing at Desteni and the desteniiprocess to see how individuals are able to expand and transcend their fear and become expressive human beings who consider and work towards what is best for all.

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Gabriël