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The central goal of the Zeitgeist Movement is to bring about the ultimate extinction of MONEY. And that is exactly what makes both brilliant and so difficult to work. Money – be it fiat or, precious metal based – was created to help reach agreement. The concept of what is “fair” is intrinsically built into the structure of money.

Just like the notion of “competition” (which itself has its intrinsic flaws) – the concept of what constitutes “fairness” is has been part of the human psyche – from the very foundation of civilized society. Money is the quantification – of an individual’s inherent sense of what is “fair” – for him or, her. Remove that quantification – and the notion itself – will still exist.

I support the fundamental idea that in an IDEAL situation – none of us should keep score. That’s what “loving your neighbour as yourself” – is all about. But society is inherently differentiated. And divided.

Ask yourself, if you would let your child die – to save the life of your neighbour’s child – and you’ll get where this differentiation comes from. We are a Global Family – but – we still love those within our own home – just a little more. It comes from our intrinsic tribal roots – when groups of seven or, less used to roam about – hunting and gathering. Human beings have always had – the “Mafia” gene in them and I don’t doubt that in times of scarcity – one tribe would think nothing of plundering another. (Chimpanzees still do it – and they are our closest living relatives.)

I find the Zeitgeist Movement very liberating – on a personal level. I don’t think that INDIVIDUALS should ever be motivated by money. But I don’t think that one individual – will never have the power to motivate another – to act in his favor – without providing SOME measure of remuneration. It might not be in the form of Federal Reserve Notes – but whatever form that remuneration takes – it will still be – technically – MONEY.

A final point which I must make here – is that Peter Joseph’s idea – of a “Resource Based” economy – can very easily be co-opted to serve the purposes of the New World Order. There will always be someone – who decides who gets what. Sure, you can have a “computer” – work out the Math. But at the end of the day – who enforces the distribution?

Somebody will always have to be there – to make sure that each person gets his or, her – “fair” share. And that is where the Zeitgeist Movement – stops short.

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