The Zeitgeist Movement is a global grass-roots organization focused on achieving a paradigm shift towards a sustainable future for our planet in which all needs are met and human potential can be realized.
Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement is a Global 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 principal 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.
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such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be symptoms born out of an outdated social structure. While intermediate reform steps and temporal community support are of interest to the Movement, the defining goal 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 solutions.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.Michelangelo
This Natural Law Economy takes a scientific approach to social management that adheres strictly to the parameters of what nature permits, as opposed to a monetary or party-political approach. This alternative maintains integrity natural law by working in congruence with what science informs us, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions which are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profit-motive, corporate personhood, and other structural and motivational components.
The Movement is loyal to a train of thought, not figureheads 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 achieving the goal of sustainability. In fact, so much so, that there is little reason to assume war, poverty, most crimes and many other money-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 the model based explicitly on non-violent methods of communication. The long-term view, which is the transition into a Natural Law Economy, is a constantly emerging and evolutionary goal. However, in the path to get there, the Movement also recognizes the need for transitional reform measures, along with direct community support.
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 are also not considered long-term solutions, they are still considered valid in the context of helping others in a time of need, while also drawing awareness to the principal goal.
The Zeitgeist Movement has no allegiance to any particular country or traditional political platforms. Instead, the Movement 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 term. Hence, the solutions arrived at and promoted are in the interest of helping everyone on the planet, not just a select group.