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Forum Post: Renaissance 2.0 - A rare and excellent education

Posted 2 years ago on March 27, 2012, 11:10 a.m. EST by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL
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For those who have not been exposed to this on-line video class, prepare to have your eyes opened in a very profound way. This information is life-altering. I cannot recall having watched something quite this impactful in a very long time, with the possible exception of "The Century of the Self", of which I had much to say at the time on that too.

Understand that the total video is long at 1hr 45min, but it is broken up into a series of Lessons, so you can pause and take a break whenever you want.

Very, very highly recommended. 5 Stars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96c2wXcNA7A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

tell us a little about the key points Underdog

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 2 years ago

See Copy/Paste below from YouTube description:

Lesson 1

Revisiting American History: Documents the conversion of the US into a monolithic financial empire as the Federal Reserve Act created a monopolized cartel of private interests, "Wall Street," that controls all money in the system.

Lesson 2

Revisiting Economics 101 - Debt: Discusses the power of debt-based money, embodied in the bond market, and its ability to exert total top-down power and control over the empire. Our system is not a free market.

Lesson 3

Revisiting Civics 101 - Ownership: Describes how the media projects a false picture in terms of who controls the US. This lesson illustrates the real power structure, which is modeled after the corporate governance system.

Lesson 4.1

Part 1 - The Culture of Empire: Addresses our wealth illusion, freedom illusion, exponential growth, inflation/deflation, and bankruptcies.

Lesson 4.2

Part 2 - The Culture of Empire: Focuses on the issue of scale. As the debt-based empire grows, the scale of our system grows causing all sorts of problems related to the loss of meaning, community, freedom, and agency.

Lesson 4.3

Part 3 - The Culture of Empire: The velocity of money is a standard economic concept, but economists ignore the issue of human velocity caused by the system, which results in the loss of rest, joy, delight, and deeper issues

Lesson 4.4

Part 4 - The Culture of Empire: Focuses on the rise of narcissism, increasing pathology and oppression, and how the financial empire eventually replaces government

Lesson 5.1

Part 1 - The Emerging Global Empire: Explains the strategic global transition we're in as the financial institutions take us through a global restructuring, similar to how the individual states were restructured into the financial empire in lesson 1.

Lesson 5.2

Part 2 - The Emerging Global Empire: More on the restructuring process and the single, integrated, corporate government the elite is trying to create.

Lesson 6.1

Part 1 - Brightening the Future: Discusses the powerful monetary vortex that governs our lives day to day; explains the truth about inflation, leverage, and derivatives; and introduces the solution to the vortex.

Lesson 6.2

Part 2 - Brightening the Future: Discusses how the left vs. right political framework is not the place to find solutions to the vortex because it only fuels the vortex further. Explains what fascism really is.

Lesson 6.3

Part 3 - Brightening the Future: Discusses how to fix the problem and help launch the next Enlightenment to ensure humanity moves into Renaissance 2.0 vs. the next Dark Ages.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

Overall, would you say the film is unbiased, or does it have an agenda of " slant"

It looks like a lot of work has gone into this !

curious to know what they suggest in lesson 6.3

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 2 years ago

Depends on what you mean by "unbiased" or "agenda of slant". It offers a definite opinion as to the state of things today and how we got to where we are today, but that doesn't mean that because the information paints a bit of a bleak situation that it isn't true. For me personally, I would rather know the truth of things than to remain blissfully ignorant.

You'll just have to watch and form your own opinions as I don't want to influence anyone.

[-] 1 points by FriendlyObserverB (1871) 2 years ago

fair enough.