RBE Alternatives to Controversial Social/Political Issues

RBE Alternatives to Controversial Social/Political Issues

I've been seeing a lot of gun control debates springing up like weeds on Facebook over the past 12 hours, and it's no surprise that all of them are a result of the Colorado Batman movie shooting that happened last night.

The System is Clearly a Joke

The System is Clearly a Joke

We've got a terrible economic situation and it’s getting worse. But why is this? And what will it mean for, say, the UK's jobs market, industry, education, and society as a whole?

My prognosis is that the economic situation will lead to an even greater scarcity of jobs in the future as the debt game trundles on. We'll see more social division, patriotism and nationalism emerge as individuals - in this case, British citizens - move toward a protectionist mentality, perceiving that they have more of a 'right' to take a job above non-British citizens.

Democracy – From Power to Process

Democracy – From Power to Process

For as long as there have been humans, there has been some form of central authority to manage decision-making. Whether it has been the elder, the shaman, the chief, the king or the president, most societies throughout history have established their decision-making around a central figure or group which it deems most wise or knowledgeable. The problem with a central authority is that it almost always generates corruption.

You Aren't Free Without Me

You Aren't Free Without Me

An exercise in personification

Hi, my name is Freem. Nice to meet you. Well, I’m not sure it’s nice to meet you yet, but I’m going to find out. I want to learn about you. To be honest, I just want to learn enough about you so that I can figure out what you can do for me. I would really like to know how you can help me in my mission of self-aggrandizement. I like being able to do what I want without restriction.

Live, Love, Create!

Live, Love, Create!

Since I first discovered the Zeitgeist Movement a few years ago, I immediately started trying to think of ways in which I might contribute something positive and promote awareness of these ideas. I had to ask myself exactly what I had to offer in the context of such a large and diverse global community. I just kept coming up short. Yes, I do have some talents and abilities that might be useful, but translating them into something palatable and useful proved to be an uphill battle.

Beats for change

Beats for change

After a really long night working at the hospital I headed towards home, slept a couple of hours and caught everything I needed for the event we had been preparing for in the last weeks... I checked the videos for the last time and drove to 'Teatro México' which is the best acoustically designed stage in the city, one of the most representatives venues in the Town and certainly a very beautiful place to visit, even if you do it virtually.

Why We Should Develop a Strategy for Online Activism

Why We Should Develop a Strategy for Online Activism

In the last few months, I've had concern about the growth and direction of both my chapter (Sacramento/Davis) and Zeitgeist Movement as a whole. I often feel as though we're not growing and expanding at the pace we should, and I'm not sure if we're engaging people enough on a mass level around the ideas and objectives of the movement.

Finally, A Transition Plan towards a Resource Based Economy: The 4-Hour Work-day

Finally, A Transition Plan towards a Resource Based Economy:  The 4-Hour Work-day

http://www.4hourworkday.org

When explaining what a Resource Based Economy is and how it would help society and the planet to live a better life, one of the most asked questions by the audience or public in general is the one about transition. If we manage to convince the audience that the Resource Based Economy model is the way to go, we will get questions like: “Ok, it sounds great but......how do we get there?”

We've All Got Religion

We've All Got Religion

Several discussions of religion take place here and in other mediums across the movement. Some maintain that religion is incompatible with the concept of a “Resource Based” economic model. Others feel that religion and religious belief will simply take on other less organized and personal forms as the bulk of the population becomes more educated and less subject to indoctrination. It seems to me to be more important to reduce the question to its lowest terms, and to look at the tendency to become rigid and unwavering in ANY belief as the root of the issue.

Educating Education

Educating Education

When we look at the concept of education through the lens of Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems, we immediately notice that the word “education” itself generally refers to formal processes and institutions that deliver teacher-driven content from preschool through higher education.