Rob Star’s


In this column, I want to try and bring to the fore books, films, talks, websites, people of interest who are pushing a different or alternative view of the world and how it is organised to the one portrayed by mainstream science and the media.

One film, which has had a huge impact in this arena, and been seen throughout the world by many people is Zeitgeist. Released in 2007 by Peter Joseph, the film focussed on the origins of christianity the events surrounding 9/11, and corruption in the US banking system. It goes into detail on how the September 11 attacks were either orchestrated or allowed to happen by elements within the United States government in order to generate mass fear, initiate and justify the War on Terror, provide a pretext for the curtailment of civil liberties, and produce economic gain. Whether there is any element of truth in these rumours remains to be seen, but Joseph among others has consistently lobbied for a full investigation into the events surrounding that day, which has so far been ignored by the US government .

Maybe more pertinent to the current financial situation in the world, is the films focus on the US banking system, claiming that three wars that the United States were involved in during the twentieth century were waged purely for economic gain by what the film refers to as “international bankers”. The film alleges that certain events were engineered or were allowed to happen as excuses to enter into war including the sinking of the RMS Lusitania (a factor in the US decision to enter World War 1 two years later), the Attack on Pearl Harbour (which was the opening attack of the Japanese on the US in World War II), and the Gulf on Tonkin incident (which led to the escalation of the Vietnam War).

According to the film, the US was forced by the Federal Reserve Bank to become embroiled in these wars, not with a view to win but to sustain the conflict, as this forces the US government to borrow money from the bank, allegedly increasing the profits of the “international bankers”. Just shows how far some people will go to get their annual bonus!

A second film was released by Joseph in 2008 entitled Zeitgeist: addendum which follows on from the first, with a further look at the banking systems of the US and an interesting interview with Jacque Fresco and his work on the Venus Project
A third film (Zeitgeist 3 strangely enough) is being released on the 13th of March 2010

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