I particularly liked the first half of the film, which goes into greater detail about the fractional reserve banking system, and central banks. It describes how the money you hold is actually debt, and says that, ultimately, centralised banking systems are akin to slavery.
(Image: The European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany. The HQ of money control in Europe.)
The film goes on to document the Venus project, an anarchistic (don't misunderstand that term, see real anarchists here) vision of how free society could rebuild itself in future. And that not religion, money or politics, but technology, is what progresses society.
If you haven't seen the first film, it's in three parts:
- An alternative explanation of religion, focusing on Christianity as an extension of solar myth
- A 9/11 expose (not another one!), which is pretty effective
- A history of the Federal Reserve and the abolition of gold standards for money (the basis for the later expansion in Addendum)
Altogether very compelling viewing, which has produced an underground movement and much debate. And yet I'm not certain. Not about the critique of centralised money, or 9/11, or the possibilities surrounding the origin of Christianity. (I have seen better 9/11 documantaries, my favourite is Loose Change)
(Image: This is near Brighton in southern England. The 9/11 truth movement is largely 'underground', if you get what I mean - outside of the mainstream media society - and thus is easy to marginalise based on stereotypes, as the uploader of this photo did. But the factual discrepancies of the US government's 9/11 conspiracy theory refuse to disappear.)
They are all valid possibilities. But the idea of abolishing money itself...it's more than just 'outside the box'. It's difficult to envisage how society would work in anarchy (which has so many negative associations with it, but what it really means is the opposite to 'hierachy', that exists now).
Anyway, good stuff.