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Humanity Overdue

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Knee Deep Productions Presents A film by MGT GLOBAL POPULATION GLOBAL POVERTY 13 million people die from poverty every year. 36,000 a day 50% of the global population live on $2.50 a day or less GLOBAL POLLUTION 10,000,000 tons of toxic chemicals released every year 7-8 months is the estimated cost to UK lifespan due to air pollution GLOBAL WAR 170,000,000 people have died due to war in the 20th century Global military costs in 2010 were estimated at $1,630,000,000,000 HUMANITY OVERDUE The profit motive which drew Fudsy to accomplish so much may be bring out the evil as well as the good [Ring] Hellooo Fudsy old boy, I've got a great idea... Between us, we'll control 70% of the country's sales Yeah, but... Quiet! Let's see what's cooking! I smell troubleee...!♫ We'll clean up... Terrific! We'll make millions! Billions! But... Quiet! Ok Sam, it's a deal! You'll be soorryyy...!♫ Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha...! We are for the occupations Occupy Oakland, Occupy the Stock Exchange... We are against the occupations of Palestine, Haiti and the other myriad of occupations in the world What's the most important part of any structure? What's the most important part of a structure? You look at this church. The rest of the structure wouldn't be there if it wasn't built on a solid foundation The most important part of any structure is the foundation, and if the foundation of a structure gets up and walks away, the rest would have the choice of either following or crumbling. We stand in solidarity with the globally oppressed and we call for an end to the actions of our government and others in causing this oppression. Occupy London Taxes are going up! University fees going up! Let´s bring the troops home from the war! Have peace, why waste money? We've got to become aware of the fact that we have generated, our forefathers up to us, have generated a position of instability that needs sorting out. We´ve got a massive debt, and instead of pointing the finger  at each other and blaming each other for the state of the world, We can make things happen and we can stop things happening by the language that we use. They should see what's happening. You know, there are people who can't leave their houses because their disability allowance has been cut. There are people who cannot afford legal representation... To me these are ultime rights of human beings who live in a democratic society they're being taken away to support 1% of the population who live like kings already. Everything we need is already here. We've stripped the Earth of so much of its material wealth but we put it into a way that profits me as an individual but shits on everything, including me. and as long as I don't look at the destructive attitudes, the destructive habits, then that money is generated. As long as I don't look at that, if I can keep the blinkers on, and just look at the money, then I'm all right. You can't put a money figure on life but we do. As a race we do. If you look at things like: gold, diamonds, money, shit. Put them on the floor and watch them The gold never even tarnishes will always stay gold, bright and shiny. The diamonds are forever, they won't change form or anything. The money might corrode a little bit but, you know, thousands of years and it will still be exactly the same shape as it was It won't do anything for you. Now, the shit... that will turn into soil, and leaves that have seeds and things will blow into it and they'll germinate, and they'll spring up from it, and you'll notice that life will come out of shit. But it won't come out of money and it won't come out of gold and it won't come out of diamonds. So only one of those things is vital or viable and that's the shit. We are builders. Builders of new freedoms and more power for a new age. We stand on the edge of that new age even now, and the pioneering spirit, flowering in the air of freedom, will dream and build new ways to put electric power to work. The Eden Project is a unique destination. To different audiences it is different things, but first and foremost it's a public attraction, it's a botanic garden, a botanic garden with the largest single collection of ethnobotany, that of plants for human use, some 5,000 species through three different climate zones... and again that's part of the unique display and message of Eden. We have a temperate biome, the outside temperate landscape; we live in a temperate climate here in the UK. There are also two very impressive geodesic domes, biomes as we call them, housing plants from two different climate regions of the world: warm temperate climate regions and tropical, and to a certain extent subtropical regions of the world. We are... it's a phrase that we've heard time and again, but no less true, we are living in very interesting, admittedly also, exciting times. 31st of October, apparently, was the first time that this planet has 7 billion human beings living on it at any one moment. And if we are going to be able to not only allow the existing 7 billion, including ourselves to have a happy, enjoyable life with the resources that we need for that and, allow that for the existing 7 billion, plus the expected population increase by 2050 that may take us to as many as 10 billion people on this planet, then practices and principles of sustainability have to be not just maintained, but augmented. One of the, perhaps, more important elements for us is harvestable rain water. The core building, our educational resource centre, both covered biomes..., have very large surface areas and we use them for harvesting rainwater catchment. Some of that rainwater is stored, cleaned, and we then use it sitewide for various purposes A project that we hope will be starting to come online early next year it is indeed a geothermal project. Geothermal is..., not a new technology, indeed in some parts of the world it doesn't involve drilling at all, it involves walking to the place and there is the hot water bubbling to the surface. Iceland is a classic example for that We are at the extremes end of the line, so to speak, of energy transfer, energy production in this country, so, if this county, through wave energy, wind power, now geothermal, can become both a leader and also an exemplar of what is possible to generate, that will be very favourable and very exciting. Water, precious liquid treasure, Water, running out. The message has to be, I think, all three standard levels of local, national and international and recognizing that we don't all have to pursue goals individually; often sharing resources, sharing ideas, is not just exciting and helpful, but very pleasant. Lower taxes, higher taxes, record employment, unemployment, peace, war, highest wages, lower pay, states rights, centralization of government... Woahh! Stop! I've tried!... I've listened to everybody! On TV and Radio, I've read the papers and magazines I tried!... But I'm still confused!... Who's right? What's right? What should I believe?... What are the facts? How can I tell?... [Ben Mcleish]: So, the whole goal of an economy, of a society!..., that runs very well is to completely minimize this kind of inefficiency, that's weighted around..., this poverty..., this presuposition that poor people should somehow be served less by society than the rich. [Will Dixon]: Tens of thousands of kids are dying every year because they can't get clean water, regular people here, if you just look at Britain, that are being put out of work every day, families that are hungry, children that are being abused, physically and emotionally and just through neglect, Clinging on and holding some illusion over that "life's okay, you know?", so it's pretty chaotic at the moment. The Zeitgeist Movement is a sort of global, decentralized, volunteer organization that tries to spread... tries to spread sustainable values, tries to educate people about what it means to live in a society that's actually sustainable. that, literally, can go on. At the moment we've got what people are starting to refer to as a multidimensional collapse. We are running out of a lot of different resources at the same time: slowly we're running out clean water, slowly our air is getting more polluted, slowly we're coming to the end of a hydrocarbon era. All of that is a product of the fact that we're, at the moment, unable to solve the problem unless it makes some money, and there is no money to be made in being sustainable. If you just look for a moment that what the word "economy" means, it's about economizing, isn't it? It's about doing things sensibly, it's about how we manage our resources, and at the moment we have this middle man, which is money, and that's the go-between that we use to manage our resources. A Resource Based Economy is about getting rid of that sort of corrupt money-middle-man and going directly to the resources and managing those intelligently but sustainably as well. To understand what you have, where you have it, and then to build a society that has open access, free "life goods" in the sense of the best health care possible, the best kind of housing, which means also that housing is essentially free, that you can live anywhere, and free transport, free integrated transport. A human being is a human being and it needs to be looked after in the best possible way or you are going to create a very sick individual [the word "Work" being wiped out] People always say "well, in a system where everything's free, and, you know, where t's all modernized and everything looks the same", apparently, "people will just be lazy, people won't do anything" and it's actually the other way around, isn't it? Because the more you do a job you hate, the more you are not interested in doing anything else when you get home. You just wanna withdraw into youself and do nothing, go to sleep and hate the fact that you spent most of your day, of which we have a limited number, in something that you have no emotional investment in, that you're only doing for the money..., that's the only reason you do it: for the money. So it's a form of social control. We still live in the days of empire, hard and fast stand by that, they just don't do it with the sword any more, they do it with, you know, they do it with money. Either way you've been forced to work in jobs that are belittling, meaningless, and in a lot of cases very dangerous for us, environmentally and socially. Well, at the moment we are very much in the process of trying to communicate this to as many people as possible. Because, to enact this kind of change requires, for the first time really, everyone to understand what's happening in their society. Most of us would just "vote for it" and hope that it'll get better, and of course, it doesn't. We already have the technology in place to do all this stuff. We understand how things work. They can't be put into place because, of course, they're being competed against by the society, So we have to fight to free that to essentially produce almost money-less projects where you just damn-well build it. You showcase and demonstrate this so people can essentially come and see a museum of the future or multiple museums of the future: city systems like The-Venus-Project-like stuff that Buckminster Fuller talks about It's been spoken about by a great many theorists. That's one of them, but there's many many other things as well. But the biggest move at all is going to be global revolution It's gonna be a combined opting-out of the current system. The world does change and it will keep changing It's just kind of which way you want that change to go, isn't it? That's the question. We must become the change we want to see in ther world. Gandhi Well, you said something about why worrying now. I'm worrying all right. The continuing waste of life and vitality present a serious problem. Sometimes a relatively small improvement can mean the difference between success and failure. The fires of frustration and discord are burning in every city. Ask yourself, is this the time to change? There are things to do, learn responsibility, learn to work with people. And you, your life will be affected by this. You know this. Can we gamble? When the stakes are so high? Now is the time to begin, Now is the time, to begin... Written, Produced and Directed by Glenn Smith, Maxx De Jong and Tom Wren

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Duration: 16 minutes and 11 seconds
Year: 2012
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Producer: Glenn Smith, Maxx de Jong, Tom Wren
Director: Glenn Smith, Maxx de Jong, Tom Wren
Views: 70
Posted by: yagolf on Jan 20, 2012

Short Documentary exploring the current state of the world and some of the social, environmental and economic changes which could be put into place to create a better quality of life globally.

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