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Conspiracy Theories In The Documentary Based On Religion, The 9/11 Attack. Personal Development Essay

1338 words - 6 pages

Tatiana Olisma
Personal Development 1201
Professor Davis
November 4, 2018
Zeitgeist
Intro
Zeitgeist means the defining mood or spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time. The word zeitgeist is German. Zeit meaning time and geist meaning spirit or ghost. The movie zeitgeist touches on conspiracy theories such as the myth of Jesus, 9/11 attacks, and the Federal Reserve Bank. The government is feeding us all lies and it’s not like we must believe it, it’s just we do not think for ourselves and open our eyes to realize what is true instead we just believe whatever they might tell us because we are scared to go up against something that has such great power over us. A narrative is a spoken or written account of connected events, a story. A counter narrative is an argument that disputes a commonly held belief or truth, a counter story if you will. I believe Both of them are equally important. Let us take for example the 9/11 conspiracy, we have the government sponsored narrative and a counter narrative made by knowledgeable people who noticed inconsistencies in the government sponsored narrative.
According to “Zeitgeist, the Movie” the 911 narrative is as followed. “19 hijackers, directed by Osama B. Laden, took over 4 commercial jets with box cutters and, while evading the Air Defense System (NORAD), hit 75% of their targets. In turn, W. Trade Towers 1,2 &7 collapsed due to structural failure through fire in a “pancake” fashion, while the plane that hit the pentagon vaporized upon impact, as did the plane that crashed in Shanksville. The 911 Commission found that there was no warning for this act of Terrorism, while multiple government failure prevented adequate defense.”. One thing I like about this film is that it breaks down the government narrative and picks apart each section with a counter argument. Knowing both the narrative and counter narrative is very important for people to know before one can make an informed decision. The part where people fail in is checking the facts presented to them. Most people just accept narratives as fact if somebody with a good resume presents it without checking facts. And the facts are where counter narratives tend to spring from. “Zeitgeist, the Movie” appears to be a counter narrative to three main topics. It is presented in a well-organized logical fashion explaining the presenter’s points.
Body
In the beginning of the documentary it talks about God. It says that there is an imaginary person in the sky that we made up and he has these 10 things that he does not want us to do and if we do them, he will send us somewhere hot with fire to be tortured for the rest of eternity, but he so calls “loves us”. If he loved us why would he want us to suffer? If he actually existed why do bad people exist? If he existed why would he let the government use money, the way they do for all the wrong reasons to only benefit themselves and not others. Religion is something...

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