Documentaries 101

It is natural for humans to choose the path of the least resistance. I also am guilty of borrowing someone else’s opinion that I overheard and liked how it sounded on topics that I had limited understanding of, in situations where I did not want to seem uninformed.

How often do you do things “because others do it”? We are afraid to look odd or weird, or have an unpopular opinion, so we mimic and replicate each others behaviour, to the degree that collective consciousness becomes what Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung refereed to as the “collective unconscious”: “[it] does not develop individually but is inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes, which can only become conscious secondarily and which give definite form to certain psychic contents.

Thus, we can only escape the collective unconscious by educating ourselves. The problem is, the conventional educational system is (arguably) rotten, and it is preparing you for the World that does not exist [speaking about the primary and secondary education, not necessarily the higher education]. According to a tech entrepreneur Ingrid Riley, the Founder and Lead Strategist of CONNECTiD, “half of what we learn in schools will be obsolete [by the time we graduate]”.

In the past couple years that I’ve been educating myself through select literature and documentaries, I have learned a lot more about how the World operates, rather than what I’ve learned from the mainstream media and the university.

How often do you wake up with the realization that there is something wrong with the World? Do you think that anybody who works 40+ hours a week should struggle to feed themselves; that the effect of the food on the human organism needs to be researched before the food is sold to masses? Why is nearly 50% of World’s wealth is owned by the 1% of population? Who is profiting from tipping the scale?

If you dig deeper and follow the money a lot becomes more clear. There is a ton of material, good and bad, radical and not so much; but I feel like these 5 documentaries are enough to get you thinking. They are in the easily digestible order, from the easiest to understand towards the ones with the wider perspective on the situation.

1. The American Dream – about the banking and education system;

2. Food Inc – about the food industry; [the only one that isn’t free to watch]

3. The world according to Monsanto – about the food industry, and the Monsanto’s impact on it;

4. Venus Project – about where we are now, and how we can fix it;

5. Thrive – this documentary is difficult to explain in one sentence. It is doubtlessly the best documentary I’ve seen; I still watch it over occasionally, and learn something new every time. It opens up a whole new perspective on the World, and connects all the dots in a way that it makes perfect sense.

If you have seen all 5, and feel like there is more to learn, I highly recommend reading “The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin about the creation of the creation of the Federal Reserve in the US, which may very well be the most interesting agency in the US, which, despite its name, is not Federal, nor a reserve; and “Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis by James Rickards about the new type of wars, which do not necessarily involve armed interference, but still have quite a devastating impact on the general population.

Since the immensely popular “Currency Wars”, James Rickards wrote another book, The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System, which is rated #212 on Amazon. I have not read it yet, but, judging by his previous brainchild I can only assume it will be good.

BONUS: The interview with the New York’s fireman, who has helped with the aftermath from the events that occurred on 9/11.

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