Friday, June 29, 2007

Zeitgeist

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yeah, it's two hours long, and I'm still making my way through it a little at a time. But several people have recently recommended I watch this. I'm not the one who needs to see it. I already know these things, I already agree with (most) of the information being presented in this movie. But those who would benefit most from this don't get it, won't get it, refuse to get it, because they are afraid to know the truth.

I come back to the abused wife analogy time and time again. I think what hurts the most is knowing there is nothing I can do to help people who aren't willing (for whatever reason) to help themselves. People are so into playing the blame game, always looking for someone to blame for everything "bad" in their world, they lose sight of the fact that they are responsible for their own actions, no matter how controlled or manipulated they might be. Nothing I say is going to make a difference. There is no way I can force anyone to grow a backbone and start standing up for themselves, there is no magic information that I could share that would tell people how to start thinking for themselves, if I could, that would defeat the whole purpose anyway. I know that sooner or later, they will realize the extent to which their lives, and even their beliefs, are not their own. Sooner or later people will turn to introspection for their own answers. I can only pray that it's not too late.

edit:
Whoa! Those last 20 minutes are really something else...

2 comments:

Jen-Jen said...

Did you read this:
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/06/27/2131/

stacy said...

I don't subscribe to common dreams anymore. So no, I haven't seen that story.