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Today is my wife’s birthday and i went out with her to dine in a really fancy and nice place. While i had my dinner i wondered why we don’t do it that often anymore. When we were dating we would go out at least twice a week. Now it’s twice a month if that much and mostly in less fancy spots. Of course there is the money issue. You get tired of paying big bucks to have dinner. But the reason is not that really. Maybe it’s not even only the fact that these days talking about food is prohibited and everything we do is counting calories and starting new diets. So dining out means a nice salad and not ny italian duck ragu with tagliolini and her capellini with shrimp and tomatoes and butter and sicilian lemon. Not the great wine and dessert. Not at all. The thing is: How horrible is the fact that eating always comes with consequences? It makes us fat and less healthy. And it is so horrible because eating is besides sex the best thing in the world. Why can’t it be healthy? Why can’t it be like when we were kids. I remember waiting for the great parties my grandma used to give where she would cook the best italian food in the hole world. We would wait like it was christmas and we would sneak into the kitchen before it was ready always with excuses like offering help to be able to try the ragu before lunch. So many memories are related to this moment of gathering around the table. And trips! How can someone enjoy other cultures if not by trying what their cuisine has to offer? Impossible. So why? Why why why why is it soooo hard. We should be able to eat as much as we wanted and mostly eating without thinking about the consequences so we don’t loose the appetite even before ordering.

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We can’t blame the rich or the government or the people. They are part of the system. We can’t blame the church or the first world countries. We can’t blame corruption. Who owns the systems are the Banks. Period. If we want to blame something we have to blame the banks. It’s amazing how this money industry have the world by it’s balls. Banks are constantly blackmailing entire countries with fear and when they are in bad shape they are always asking for money also using fear. The idea banks input in our society is not totally truth. They say they are the most important institutions on the capitalist world and if any of them break they can take society society with them. This only happens because we gave them this kind of power. We invested in their vision of society so blindly we created these monsters. Today we can’t eat if we don’t use our bank cards in the market. We buy credits for our cell phones with that card and we pay all the taxation and services they charge to have our entire financial life taken care of. if that’s the case we should be albe to control them but we don’t. We either are deep in debts or in need of their services to move the result of our business around. In the old days many would keep money in house. Now everything is in these banks. We don’t have even control over our money anymore. Economists say if everybody would try to cash their balance today at the same time the money would not be there. Not even ten percent of the demand would be there. So if they don’t even have the money we did put there why do they still have us by our balls? Why do they are ruining our money system and nobody can stop them? Why we just don’t decide to stop paying interest? If the money is not even there it should be really logical…

Yesterday i watched the third zeitgeist video: Moving forward. For those who didn’t see those videos Zeitgeist is a german word that means the spirit of an era. All the ideas and fashions and arts and achievements and language that describes a society in a certain time. The first video called “Zeitgeist: the movie” talked about three things: The solar gods in which Jesus is classified and the theory about 9/11 being a big set up and finally about the money market and how banks controls society today. It’s really impressive mostly because the author uses facts as argument. There’s no big theory. Just interpretation of facts and i can tell these facts are pretty consistent. I saw the documentary about three years ago and i learned it was the video most ever seen on the web of all times. It’s around 500 million views. Last week i learned the same guy released a second and a third documentary. I watched the third and skipped the second. The idea of the third doc called “Zeitgeist: moving forward” is all around the money system and the money based society. The film does a big research in the next steps of society and tries to prove that it’s impossible to sustain this system for more than 40 years from now without destroying what is left of the planet’s resources. Finally it proposes the end of money. Not socialism or anarchism because those still runs with governs and power. A system with none of these thing. Though it is a really utopian idea for the actual society it makes us wonder how it would be to live in a world with no money and no lack of quality of life for everyone. I have to agree with the author that money is the cancer of our society. In every trade we do the banks can keep a share for them. In every effort we make they make money out of it and then they land us this money we made so we pay interest to have stuff we really don’t need. Soon we are slaved by this process sometimes not even with much choice of getting of not money in the banks. There are many researches not mentioned in this doc about the addictive power of consumption. I believe i’m addicted on buying stuff. In my case usually gadgets and art things. It’s good to watch a doc like this to make us think twice before buying stuff with money we still don’t even earned. The only people who makes money on this idea are bank and i really think bankers should all go to hell. Not when they die. Now!