I’ve been trying to get my video logs (or vlogs) going & have recorded three so far, but dammit if it isn’t hard as hell! I’m not totally happy with any of them and am starting to feel that this isn’t going to be the easy-breezy-sit-down-and-do-a-vlog-real-quick thing I was hoping for. So, here’s a video that is completed and well assembled. :)
Vodpod videos no longer available.
What a big day today is! First I want to mention that I now have all the test scores from my first round of exams this semester and…. (drum roll please)…. I made a 96 on every exam!! It looks like I’ve achieved a certain level of proficiency in my newly applied study skills and I’m super excited; it’s nice when your hard work pays off.
Today is World Habitat Day. It’s a holiday enacted by the well known Habitat For Humanity and was created to raise awareness of global housing issues. I was actually going to work on a project for Habitat this past Saturday, but all the volunteer spots were full by the time I went to sign up. I support the work they do and when we’re fixing up our home we always shop at the ReStore near us. However, it seems readily apparent to me that none of our current efforts are really ever going to do a damn thing but achieve small, dis-connected successes- a lot like wading in water. If someone doesn’t eventually come to your rescue, all that staying afloat will end in your drowning at some point.
Housing the planet is my call to action; and I’m doubly planning for making strides forward in the current system and in the one I feel we must embrace. But the latter is the only place we’re actually going to see a planet full of people out of homelessness and poverty. I strongly feel that until we address, seriously address, the reasons we have so many people without even basic, adequate shelter, then we are doomed to being hamsters in a wheel, working hard doing the same old shit just to stay in the same place. And when you pull that thread and follow it back to the source, like so many other pulled threads, it leads to a total broken system based on the pursuit, acquisition, and abuse of money and power.
The 3rd Zeitgeist film trailer has been released!! Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is set to release January 2011 and I’m so excited! If you haven’t seen the first two films and researched into it’s origins or the foundation of this movement, now is the time! There are still plans for a Hollywood style feature film on The Venus Project planned for the future, intended to be a major step in raising awareness – I can hardly wait for that one. In the mean time, we have more Zeitgeist goodness to look forward to right on the horizon.
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Labor Day is such a worthless holiday. A day reserved to trick the working person into feeling pride and gratitude towards their status. No time to go into the details now, but I simply won’t celebrate a holiday that is about keeping the employed minions upholding the system of degradation, abuse and corruption that is our American way of life.
Now, not working is not the same as doing nothing. Let me say that again, not working is not the same as doing nothing. If you did not have to go to work to “earn a living” and had unobstructed access and ability to engage in other things of actual interest to you, would you sit at home on your ass and channel surf? Um, no. You would likely do the things you wish you got paid to do. Yes I’m sure watching tv is what some of you would like to get paid to do at this point in time and as a result of what you’ve been previously doing- but that’s exactly my point, you have not been living your passions, talents and interests- and you should be!
Having the world wide open to you would very likely inspire you to the point of taking part in things that make the most use of your human potential. The world would benefit exponentially more from that than we do from you doing a job you have little interest in other than to provide for yourself and your family. And to those of you think you really do love your job – MAYBE; but the vast majority of people on this planet are not living this kind of reality. They are in poverty or in the grind trying to keep out of poverty. That’s no way to live and it’s neither necessary in today’s world, nor the best use of the planet’s people power.
The work force is forced into work by a system that pre-dates the technology and advances we now have at our disposal to rid us of such chores. Just think about how modern refrigeration changed our lives for the better. We have other technological advances that can do the same in regard to how we spend our time, preferably NOT working for the man. Still think I’m crazy or just don’t know what the hell I’m talking about? Well kiddos it’s time to meet Jacques Fresco; you’ve got some homework to do. :) www.thevenusproject.com