Originally Published at Conspiracy Archive on 2008/10/18

Peter Joseph is naive, and has been swayed by one after another “teacher.” In the first Zeitgeist – a Hegelian concept coined by Johann Gottfried Herder of the Bavarian Illuminati – he was obviously enamored with ‘Acharya S’ and her occult Theosophical “secret tradition” interpretation of ancient history. In ‘Addendum,’ he has found a few new (solution-oriented) gurus of the same ilk.

The one-time New Age Theosophical Christ-Maitreya, J. Krishnamurti — thrust upon the occult, Utopian socialist underground at the beginning of the 20th century by Theosophy head, Fabian socialist Annie Besant and pederast-Freemason, C.W. Leadbeater — begins and ends the film. For something that purports to espouse “a modern, non-superstitious based understanding” of the world, well, let’s just say that it is hypocritical and deceitful not to even identify the theosophical current throughout both films, or the outright socialism of the latest. Though Peter Joseph hasn’t admitted his Theosophical debt, at 1:35:37 he tips his hand by the obscure mention of “intellectual materialism” – a term used by Blavatsky herself in Lucifer magazine (also, see here for another theosophic source) – and touts the “true divinity” of Man (1:48:25). New Ager aka “economic hitman”-Perkins has experienced the seething energies of Lucifer as well. At 1:43:07 he talks of the bliss of connectedness and our “God spirit,” while an “Illumined” man makes a gesture with his hands of a triangle in front of the sun.

In Zeitgeist: Addendum, Part I is based upon Ellen Brown’s Web of Debt; Part II, is based on New Age, shamanistic practitioner, communist apologist, John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, whom the Left view – and no wonder – as an acceptable “conspiracy theorist.” At about 00:48:00 in the film (still within Perkins-dedicated Part II) Peter Joseph quotes from Jim Garrison, the same quote to which Perkins had cited on p. 170 of his book. After writing that the IMF’s stated goal (or ruse) was to “save us all from the evil clutches of communism,” Perkins then immediately quotes from communist Mikhail Gorbachev’s buddy Jim Garrison:

Taken cumulatively, the integration of the world as a whole, particularly in terms of economic globalization and the mythic qualities of “free market” capitalism, represents a veritable “empire” in its own right . . . No nation on earth has been able to resist the compelling magnetism of globalization. Few have been able to escape the “structural adjustments” and “conditionalities” of the World Bank , the International Monetary Fund, or the arbitrations of the World Trade Organization, those international financial institutions that, however inadequate, still determine what economic globalization means, what the rules are, and who is rewarded for submission and punished for infractions . Such is the power of globalization that within our lifetime we are likely to see the integration, even if unevenly, of all national economies in the world into a single global, free market system .

Jim Garrison, America As Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Power?, 2004, p. 38.

Garrison is an insider’s insider. Indeed, in the last sentence of the above quote, he had successfully predicted the current situation which seems to be occurring as we speak. Jim Garrison is the President of the technocratic State of the World Forum, organized by the Gorbachev Foundation. This is the realization of Gorbachev’s lofty goal of a global Brain Trust. In its first meeting in 1995,

The former head of the Communist empire had gathered “nearly 500 senior states-people, political leaders, spiritual leaders, scientists, intellectuals, business executives, artists and youth from 50 nations to begin a process of deliberation on the central question of what priorities, values and actions should guide humanity as it moves into the next phase of development,” said Jim Garrison, President of the Gorbachev Foundation.

“Human interdependence,” he continued, “must now become our watchword as we move into the global civilization which lies ahead: interdependence with each other, interdependence with the earth, interdependence with the Spirit which perennially guides the affairs of humankind.”

Garrison is the front-man for the Gorbachev elite enterprise. He’s an adherent of the theosophical school of Manly P. Hall Rosicrucianism. He touts the long held America-as-Atlantis utopian plan of Francis Bacon. More, from America As Empire:


Of particular importance to the thinking and politics of the founding fathers was the work of Francis Bacon, who, in some ways, was the spiritual godfather of the American republic. Bacon left a legacy of achievement unrivaled in his generation. He was a writer who some scholars believe authored several of the works attributed to Shakespeare, a scientist who helped shape the basis of modern science with his theories of an empirical scientific method, and, hidden from public view, one of the great secular mystics of his age.

He was friend and counselor to Queen Elizabeth I and King James I, serving as attorney general and lord chancellor. He was also a friend of the explorer Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh had tried unsuccessfully to found a colony in what is now North Carolina. Although he failed in doing that, he brought back and introduced to England potatoes and tobacco, at the same time igniting Europe’s imagination with the possibilities of the New World. It was Bacon who penned the first popular expression of these possibilities in a curious little manuscript titled New Atlantis, which he wrote in 1624 but which was published posthumously in 1627.


Inspired by Raleigh’s tales of a vast land of untapped resources and scarcely peopled, New Atlantis told the story of a group of sailors who venture forth from Peru and are blown off-course northward. There they find a previously undiscovered island called Bensalem, which is governed by the House of Salomon. The House of Salomon was undeniably wise. In its exploration of the “true nature of things,” it would send out an expedition every twelve years to trade “not for gold, silver, or jewels; nor for silk, nor for spices; nor any other commodity of matter; but only for God’s first creature, which was Light: to have Light of the growth of all parts of the world.” The House of Salomon had what it called “Perspective Houses” where “all multiplications of light” were demonstrated. This focus on light provided the House of Salomon with the capacity for good governance. “Happy are the people of Bensalem,” the governor in the book declares. “There is not under heaven so chaste a nation as this of Bensalem; nor so free from all pollution or foulness. It is a virgin of the world.” The people were happy because within constraints they were free and within limits their needs were met



Bacon invoked the lost civilization of Atlantis to underscore that Paradise was and can be lost; but he reframed that ancient myth and cautionary tale within the possibility of a new Atlantis that could be created in the New World Europeans had just discovered. Paradise could be rebuilt in the “virgin country” of America. Only if the inhabitants of the New World lost their connection with the light, would they, like Atlantis of old, be destroyed.


…a beacon of freedom to the rest of the world. Benjamin Franklin summarized this vision when he said that America’s true destiny was not to be about power, it was to be about light.

The United States soon discovered that having such a foundation in the light gave it an extraordinary wisdom in the acquisition of power. Right from the beginning, even before the Revolutionary War in 1776, the Americans demonstrated remarkable agility in their interactions with the British, then the dominant European power. Alone among all the

Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, among numerous others, were all revolutionaries. They were also members of the Masonic order, a secret society dedicated to the teachings of mystical Christianity. They were steeped in the political thinking of Locke, Smith, and Hume; they were schooled in the Enlightenment thinking of Descartes, Voltaire, and Montesquieu; they were immersed in the esoteric teachings of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome; and they were devoted to the scientific method and mystical writings of Bacon. As they fought the Revolutionary War and as they created the Constitution of the United States, the founding fathers brought these strands together to achieve a whole new kind of nation, based on a radically new notion of human possibility. As Washington put it, America was to become what freemasonry already was–a temple of virtue. [my emphasis]

The United States was the first nation in history to be consciously created as a place of perfection. The Great Seal of the United States, printed on every dollar bill, summarizes the great promise that the United States was founded to embody. It depicts a pyramid that the ancient Egyptians used as a metaphor for the tip of a beam of light. At the top of the pyramid is the all-seeing eye of Horus, the Egyptian sun god, whose essence is light and who represents the eye of knowledge. Underneath the pyramid are inscribed the words Novus ordo [seclorum], which means “New order for the ages.” In this spirit, the founding fathers intended the United States to be the greatest of nations, destined to be an inspiration to all…

Parts III and IV of Addendum supports this utopian reordering of society that occultists have longed for. Enter the Technocracy movement’s futurist-genius: Jacque Fresco. At this point the film essentially espouses – as a solution to the ills of capitalism, competition and the free market – an unabashed technocratic anarcho-communitarian sociology.

Part III begins (00:54:27) with a quote from Bernard Lietaer about greed and competition. Lietae is an important man. He is a member of the Club of Rome (the establishment’s population reduction conclave that wants to kill off all the useless eaters); was intimately involved with something called GaiaCorp (named after the earth goddess worshipped by the UN theosophical occultists, of course); was “responsible for the design and implementation of the ECU, the convergence mechanism to the Euro, the single European currency”; and the theorist behind the so-called “Terra currency.” That the film chose to quote him is significant; and it is no wonder that Parts III and IV are ripe with buzzterms such as sustainability, carrying capacity, resource-based economy, common heritage, and world unification.

Jacque Fresco’s answer to the ultimate and inevitable collapse of the monetary system, is to offer up his own unique solution to replace it: the Venus Project. He’s an advocate of a cybernated society, and what he terms “sociocyberneering.” Plugging in “cybernated society” into a Google books search, one is confronted by results from the works of Henry Margenau (world government advocate), Paul Goodman (“New Left” anarchist sociologist), and Leo Huberman (socialist agitator). Sociology, as a term, and the practice of the social sciences itself, goes back to Claude-Henri de Saint-Simon (the original technocrat) and his pupil Auguste Comte, inventor of positivism. Saint-Simonians, in the early 1800s, called for a “new Economic Parliament of Europe and a transnational authority”; the political structure had to be replaced by “social authority” and a “technocratic utopia” run by scientists, inventors and engineers. A “totally scientistic system” whose followers proselytized for “social control,” challenged individualism, with the goal of creating an “elite of the new age.” (See James H. Billington, Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith, Basic Books Inc., 1980, pp. 214-18.)

Much like Saint-Simon before him, and Bacon’s New Atlantis, Peter Joseph’s techo-guru, Jacque Fresco believes in the sacerdocy of scientists. The technicians, he says in Addendum (around 1:05:30), are the only ones sufficiently advanced enough, and with the necessary skills to solve the real problems of the world.

Technology as savior.

Technocracy, Inc.

Man (with a capital “M”) as god.

Cybernetic utopia.


Connect the dots:

Barmby communitarian | “Jacque Fresco” Etzioni | Futurist communitarian | “world government” theosophy | anarcho-communitarian | Hegel Marx Saint-Simon Technocracy | Cybernetics Trentowski | Cybernetics “Club of Rome” | Brzezinski cybernetics | “population control” cybernetics


On the net:

Zeitgeist Addendum – A Critical Review

Zeitgeist 2: Theosophy, Socialism, and The new NWO

Dedroidify: jacque fresco

Zeitgeist Addendum – “A Push for A New One World Religion”