"The Zeitgeist Movement is a global sustainability activist movement presenting the case for the needed transition out of our current unsustainable economic model and into a new sustainable socioeconomic paradigm based on using the best that science and technology have to offer to maximize human, animal and environmental well being in accordance with the natural world."

- Franky Müller

"I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective—the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Facts are the central exhibit of the scientific method.  They are obscured by mystics, spellbinders, theologians, spiritualists, Herr Goebbels, the pain and beauty advertisers, the formal logicians, the backers of the tortoise against Achilles.  Around the fact the fakers throw their verbal smoke.”

-Stuart Chase

"Neither the great political and financial power structures of the world, nor the specialization-blinded professionals, nor the population in general realize that sum-totally the omni-engineering-integratable, invisible revolution in the metallurgical, chemical, and electronic arts now makes it possible to do so much more with ever fewer pounds and volumes of material, ergs of energy, and seconds of time per given technological function that it is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a "higher standard of living than any have ever known."

- Buckminster Fuller, 1981 Critical Path

“The purpose of science in understanding who we are as humans is not to rob us of our sense of mystery, not to cure us of our sense of mystery. The purpose of science is to constantly reinvent and reinvigorate that mystery.“

- Dr. Robert Sapolsky

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay.  And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it"

- Ernst Fischer

“We are creatures of a world of stubborn and unyielding facts.  On their recognition and correct interpretation depends our existence as a species.  We cannot live on lies, fantasies, and propaganda"

-Stuart Chase

"I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature.  Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it."

- Dr. Robert Sapolsky

“Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon. Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur.”

-Jacque Fresco

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

- R. Buckminster Fuller

"The world's present industrial civilization is handicapped by the coexistence of two universal, overlapping, and incompatible intellectual systems: the accumulated knowledge of the last four centuries of the properties and interrelationships of matter and energy; and the associated monetary culture which has evolved from folkways of prehistoric origin"

- Dr. M. King Hubbert

“The population suffers from a fear of change, for their conditioning assumes a static identity, and challenging one’s belief system, usually results in insult and apprehension, for being wrong is erroneously associated with failure. When in fact, to be proven wrong should be a celebrated, for it is elevating someone to a new level of understanding.”

-Peter Joseph

“We're running into a lot of new problems today because of what we emphasize in this culture. The word 'success' to the average person means earning a lot of money and having a home, two cars, children in college. Success to me is entirely different to what success is to the average person. Success is being a successful human being in terms of pursuing what you believe in. If you believe in making paintings, writing poetry, writing music. If this is what you really want, you're successful to yourself. But to be successful to your culture means to sell yourself short of what you really want.”

-Jacque Fresco

“The true terrorists of our world do not meet at the docks at midnight, or scream "Allahu Akbar" before some violent action. The true terrorists of our world wear 5000 dollar suits and work in the highest positions of finance, government and business.”

-Peter Joseph

“The very same brain centers that interpret and feel physical pain also become activated during experiences of emotional rejection. In brain scans, they light up in response to social ostracism, just as they would when triggered by physically harmful stimuli. When people speak of feeling hurt or of having emotional pain, they are not being abstract or poetic, but scientifically quite precise.”

-Gabor Mate

"Many activists want to focus on one problem, one  symptom, fighting one cause after another... instead of seeing the broader system that has unwanted behaviors & outcomes latent within its structure.  Until this perspective is realized we will see very little change as we push back against the current system and see our problems persist."

- Jason Lord

“People say that the monetary system produces incentive. This may be true in limited areas, but it also produces greed, embezzlement, corruption, pollution, jealousy, anger, crime, war, poverty, tremendous scarcity, and unnecessary human suffering. You have to look at the entire picture.”

-Jacque Fresco

“The real revolution is the revolution of consciousness and each one of us first needs to eliminate the divisionary, materialistic noise we have been conditioned to think is true; while discovering, amplifying, and aligning with the signal coming from our true empirical oneness. It is up to you.”

-Peter Joseph

“The reason that I think it is a waste of time to engage in moral value judgements about people's violence, is because it doesn't advance by one iota our understanding of either the causes or the prevention of the violent behaviour.”

-James Gilligan

“The real revolution is the revolution of values”

-Peter Joseph

“I have yet to see a serious act of violence that was not provoked by the experience of feeling shamed and humiliated, disrespected and ridiculed, and that did not represent the attempt to prevent or undo this ‘loss of face’—no matter how severe the punishment, even if it includes death.”

-James Gilligan

“Medical thinking usually sees stress as highly disturbing but isolated events such as, for example, sudden unemployment, a marriage breakup, or the death of a loved one. These major events are potent sources of stress for many, but there are chronic daily stresses in people's lives that are more insidious and more harmful in their long-term biological consequences. Internally generated stresses take their toll without in any way seeming out of the ordinary.”

-Gabor Mate

“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.“

-Mahatma Gandhi

“War, poverty, corruption, hunger, misery, human suffering will not change in a monetary system. That is, there will be very little significant change. It’s going to take the redesign of our culture and values.”

-Jacque Fresco

“A hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors. . . . The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden—but it’s there. As we’ll see, the effects of early stress or adverse experiences directly shape both the psychology and the neurobiology of addiction in the brain”

-Gabor Mate

“The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitations services and basic education to every person on the planet. And we wonder why terrorists attack us.”

-John Perkins

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world. “

-Mahatma Gandhi

“In the real world there is no nature vs. nurture argument, only an infinitely complex and moment-by-moment interaction between genetic and environmental effects”

-Gabor Mate

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TZM has two types of main events that are periodic and open to participation by the community.  Our two annual event days, "Zeitgeist Day" and the "Zeitgeist Media Festival" occur in the Spring and Fall of each year, respectively.

These event efforts are encouraged for all Chapters globally to communicate TZM's train-of-thought of sustainable values to the public, and to create a sense of global unity as a Movement.

Meaningful change will not happen until we stop fighting the byproducts of a corrupt socioeconomic structure and adopt a worldview that seeks to change the root causes in the first place.  This is why we want to offer you access to this community where you can find like-minded people from all over the world, and even close to you.

Join a chapter, host an annual event, or connect with the global TZM community.
Together we can bring the change we want to see!

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If you would like more in-depth information be sure to visit our Latest News and Blog areas.  You can also contribute content to the TZM Blog and help grow our journalism efforts in the community.

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This is why we have compiled a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page that answers many popular questions about TZM to help people learn more.

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Peter Joseph "Train of Thought" and Q & A Session | ZDAY 2017 Australia [The Zeitgeist Movement]

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Franky Müller "TZM Understandings" | ZDay 2017 Brisbane, Australia [ The Zeitgeist Movement ]

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Universal Basic Income: The trojan horse

By TZM News Finder | March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Originally posted on the former TZM Blog site on 12/24/2013 by tharga8616 I should have written this article about 6 months ago, when I finished my thesis on a Resource Based Economy, but this could not be a better occasion. Due to various circumstances, we find a key to the expansion of an idea whose…

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Today and Tomorrow – Original Poem

By TZM News Finder | March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Originally posted on the former TZM Blog site on 10/25/201 by Frank Flores The child that you starve today, Will not grow your food tomorrow. The man you put on the street today, Will steal from you tomorrow. The student that you won’t teach today, Will not mend your wounds tomorrow. The profits that you…

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Our Hollow-hearted Neighborhood

By TZM News Finder | March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Originally posted on the former TZM Blog site on 12/04/2011 by Ryan Johnson A 65 year old man lives near me. Physically fit and socially active, he is able to live independently. He has lived in his home for 26 years and has earned his living through a specialized trade. Business has been steady for…

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Three Questions: What do you propose?

By TZM News Finder | March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Originally posted on the former TZM Blog site on 10/24/2014 by Peter Joseph Transcript below. Welcome to: “3 Questions – What do you propose?” This thought exercise is intended for both the average person, concerned about global problems – along with those who are still confused about – or perhaps even in opposition to The Zeitgeist…

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