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The Zeitgeist Movement: One Earth (Repository)

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You are here. The Earth as imaged from the Voyager 1 spacecraft, as it exited the solar system in 1990. Earth is nearly 4 billion miles away in this image. From this distant vantage point the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. Do you understand what I'm trying to tell you? Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion we have some privileged position in the universe are challenged by this point of pale light. The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. The flat horizon that we've evolved with has been a metaphor for the infinite. Unbounded resources and unlimited capacity for disposal of waste. It wasn't until we really left Earth and got above the atmosphere and seen the horizon bend back on itself that we could understand our planet as a limited condition. The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species can migrate. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. The pale blue dot. The only home we've ever known. Do you understand what I'm trying to tell you? What the world needs now is a sense of being able to look at ourself in a much larger condition now. In a much larger sense of what home is. Because our home is the universe and we are the universe, essentially. We carry that in us. So, we're all connected. To each other, biologically. To the Earth, chemically. And to the rest of the universe, atomically. It's not that we are better than the universe. We're part of the universe. We're in the universe and the universe is in us. We are one planet.

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Duration: 3 minutes and 21 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: TOIJALANABC
Director: TOIJALANABC
Views: 51
Posted by: tzmgermany on Nov 12, 2012

A shortclip by youtuber TOIJALANABC in support of The Zeitgeist Movement. To translate this video go to: http://dotsub.com/view/65497468-3806-4109-b249-715135c57891

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