Its Money That Causes Poverty: a TZM NYear's Address...
Dear Mates Near and Afar:
In the wake of the old year turning into the new, we find ourselves with a
World unchanged. Or has it? The tremendous effort put out by individuals
Yourselves alike has had an impact and here is why!
Continued Financial crisis, Occupy & entering the Mainstream media and
debates: 2011 was the year that opened the eyes to many, that the financial crisis was not a temporary event but an ongoing process that is not self-resolving but needs to be looked at thoroughly in order to be solved. Denial of crisis has been made impossible by many including the Occupy movement late 2011 by demanding change in the form of protest. Consequently a lot of discussion has been raised about the functioning of our social and economic systems, hence allowing us to put forward information about and arguments in favor of a Resource Based Economic Model.
Various Chapters have reported priceless opportunities to appear and Comment on national/commercial television in their countries and to speak On behalf of The Zeitgeist Movement trying to communicate our shared “Train of thought”. Many chapters have had great success on the streets And hosting various events such as Zday’s, Media Festivals and of course Moving Forward screenings. While an immediate “skyrocketing” growth did Not occur, seeds for thought were planted amongst many individuals whom may at some point reach the conclusion as have you and i; that we are in serious shit and if we do not drastically change how we operate our society, we will be in even more.
The Movement and Moving Forward:
This past year has been tremendously turbulent on all levels of
participation. It can be said with certainty that a young organized
movement as ours has been put to the test in various ways such as:
- Inhibition of participation of individuals due to a lack of financial
- Public mockery by various parties or media
- Organizational differences and consequential split with The Venus Project
- Various administrative, technical and organizational challenges
However, we are still here and more solid and determined than ever. Soon to be published in some form an overview of Chapters will show how far our message is spreading. And we should continue to spread this information and engage our community on all levels possible. Some things to look forward to this year:
- Regular/Monthly Updates (Audio&Video) on what our worldwide chapters are doing and coverage of events & media appearances
- TZM Blog interlinked with various global & chapter sites in order to
spread news and announcements fast and effective
- More Global Campaigns executed by all or groups of Chapters
- More and bigger Global event days
- New people standing up to communicate the movement to the public on a
“Speakers” level (could be you?)
- Improved and additional guides for various target audiences
(Chapters, Newcomers etc)
- Further solidifying of our organization and daily operation as to have it
Operate in the background.
Hopefully we will get through to even more people and groups of people. We will have to do it together. Respectfully not everyone can participate with the same time and energy, but if we all do our part we are undeniable.
Being one of the few working on the Global Administration i can safely say that we are not 500.000 strong, its more than that. And if we assume the “Train of thought” to be the core reason of this movement’s
Existence, we are even bigger.
Motion implies the movement of something in particular and in this specific
Case requires the participation of individuals like us communicating this “train of thought” to others in order to arrive at a desired Destination. Therefore i ask of yourselves a continuation of participation and of those of you that are new or not currently in a Chapter to join or start your local chapter and lend a hand if you are in the liberty to do so. I know I will keep doing my best to move this movement forward this year and hopefully many to come
provided a RBEM has not been adopted in the meantime ha.ha.ha) and i hope you will do the same. It is our world after
all, and natural or out of world threats on the side, we are the only
One’s that can change it.
Global Chapters Administration (Team Head)
The Zeitgeist Movement
~We can build an economy that does not destroy its natural support systems, a global community where the basic needs
of all the Earth’s people are satisfied, and a world that will allow us to think of ourselves as
civilized. This is entirely doable.
-- Lester Brown~