Some recommended books and documentaries
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The Zeitgeist Movement
Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) is a sustainability advocacy organization, which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global/regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work.
The movement's principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems that plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, absolute scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of "human nature" or other commonly held assumptions of causality. Rather, the movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, pollution, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be "symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure.
The defining goal is the installation of a new socio-economic model based upon technically responsible resource management, allocation and design through what would be considered the scientific method of reasoning problems and finding optimised solutions.
This “Natural Law/Resource-Based Economy" (NLRBE) is about taking a direct technical approach to social management as opposed to a monetary or even political one. It is about updating the workings of society to the most advanced and proven methods known, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions. which are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profit, business and other structural and motivational issues.
The movement is loyal to a train of thought, not figures or institutions. The view held is that through the use of socially targeted research and tested understandings in science and technology, we are now able to logically arrive at societal applications that could be profoundly more effective in meeting the needs of the human population, increasing public health. There is little reason to assume war, poverty, most crime and many other monetarily-based scarcity effects common in our current model cannot be resolved over time. The range of the movement's activism and awareness campaigns extend from short to long term, with methods based explicitly on non-violent methods of communication.
The Zeitgeist Movement has no allegiance to country or traditional political platforms. It views the world as a single system and the human species as a single family and recognizes that all countries must disarm and learn to share resources and ideas if we expect to survive in the long run. Hence, the solutions arrived at and promoted are in the interest to help everyone on Earth, not a select group
Cypherpunkd is an Internet radio series on AgoristRadio.com consisting of 46 interviews hosted by Hiro White between April 4th and June 17th 2011 with an additional episode a few months later on September 22nd. The interviews cover a wide range of Agorism oriented topics including liberty, freedom, law, Bitcoin, privacy and much more.
At Organic Design, we consider this series to be an absolute prerequisite for understanding what's involved in forming a new liberty-oriented society free from state oppression. Most of the interviews are completely riveting stuff, but some of them may be too technical for some listeners, and others may be covering topics that are not quite your area of interest, but we strongly suggest persevering through all of them regardless, because they all contain important gems of knowledge.
After listening to them you'll have gained important shared context with other members of the new society, The Second Realm, and will be aware of the many other projects working towards this and the passion, and intensity they all have for bringing this about. [more...]
Sons of Liberty Academy
The Sons of Liberty Academy is a really complete and well presented research project by truth-seeker Chris Duane. He's put together an extremely comprehensive and well organised package of material which is in the form of ten video modules, each with an associated optional set of supplementary material for deeper research into the topics covered.
The Sons of Liberty Academy is invaluable material for anyone interested in getting a deep and clear knowledge of what's really behind all this war, poverty and financial meltdown, and what the real solutions are. It's invaluable not only for newcomers to these concepts so they can avoid thousands of frustrating hours wading through confusion and disinformation, but also a great reference and referral resource to have at hand for those of us who have been studying these concepts for many years.
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