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Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement 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 which plague the human species at this time are not
the sole result of some institutional corruption, scarcity, a political
policy, a flaw of “human nature” or other commonly held assumptions of
causality in the activist community. Rather, The Movement recognizes that
issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation
and the like appear to be “Symptoms” born out of an outdated social
While intermediate Reform steps and temporal Community Support are of
interest to The Movement, the defining goal here is the installation of a
new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible Resource
Management, Allocation and Distribution through what would be considered
The Scientific Method of reasoning problems and finding optimized
This “Resource-Based Economic Model” 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 Science has to offer, leaving behind the damaging
consequences and limiting inhibitions which are generated by our current
system of monetary exchange, profits, corporations and other structural and
The Movement is loyal to a train of thought, not figures or institutions.
In other words, 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 which could be profoundly
more effective in meeting the needs of the human population. In fact, so
much so, that there is little reason to assume war, poverty, 95% of most
crime and many other money-based scarcity effects common in our current
model cannot be resolved over time
The range of The Movement’s Activism & Awareness Campaigns extend from
short to long term. The long term view, which is the transition into a
Resource-Based Economic Model, is a constant pursuit and expression, as
stated before. However, in the path to get there, The Movement also
recognizes the need for transitional Reform techniques, along with direct
For instance, while “Monetary Reform” itself is not an end solution
proposed by The Movement, the merit of such legislative approaches are
still considered valid in the context of transition and temporal integrity.
Likewise, while food and clothes drives and other supportive projects to
help those in need today is also not considered a long term solution, it is
still also considered valid in the context of helping others in a time of
need, while also drawing awareness to the principle goal.
The Zeitgeist Movement also has no allegiance to a 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 the planet Earth, not a select group.