Thursday, December 15, 2011


Over the last couple of years this site has discussed many issues. We've looked at how our police are becoming very militaristic, how evil corporations are using our food to genetically engineer seed that cannot reproduce, how a very small percentage of the population owns more than the vast majority, how the pharmaceutical companies are drugging our babies. But it hasn't been until now that I've watched something that put it all together and into perspective.

Most of us do not want to believe in conspiracy theories. We've been taught to laugh at them, to be very suspect of anything that requires secrecy as we've come to believe that it is impossible to keep everyone quiet. But when a few hold all of the cards that the rest of us use to get our information - it can be done.

While we were in Hawaii we visited an art gallery and proceeded to get into a deep discussion with its owner. He asked us if we had seen the movie Thrive, which we had not. He proceeded to tell us that we must watch it - that it was a movement and that most of his friends had not only watched the movie, but were actively using the website.

Well, I finally watched it today and I can honestly say it is very well done. I can see why most of the reviewers on Amazon gave it 5 stars. Not only does it link all the dots about how we've come to find our world in the place it is in, but gives solutions about how to get out of the seemingly impossible quicksand that we've found ourselves.

Our future depends on us waking up and seeing the world for what it is, but more importantly for what it could be. As Einstein reminds us - "we can't solve problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

This movie at least starts the conversation. You can rent it for $5 for 48 hours directly to your computer, or order the DVD from the Thrive site or It comes in many languages - this is a world-wide phenomenon.


Acoustic Wave, East Neuk, Scotland said...

I look forward to learning more about Thrive - it might actually be a christmas present for someone! Please do keep posting Nancy. :)

Brian Miller said...

hmmm....interesting...will rent it this weekend...

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Thanks for the post. I will definitely take a look!

Cloudia said...

Just when pharo thinks he has crushed the people, Spirit raises & liberates!

something as afoot, bloggers are part of it

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DJan said...

You come up with so many interesting things, Nancy. I'll check this one out. Thank you!

Raksha said...

I stopped worrying a long time ago about the stigma of being a conspiracy theorist. While I may question the content of specific conspiracy theories about particular historical events (for example the Kennedy assassination or 9/11), I don't question the general theory for a minute. There is no doubt in my mind that the fraction of the 1% who control most of the money and power in the world would do everything they can to maintain that monopoly and keep it out of the hands of the rest of us. To that end they also control access to information, although that's becoming more difficult in the Internet Age.

They also have to power to fabricate events to their own advantage. They can start wars that only benefit THEM and are not in the interest of their nation, but since they also control the propaganda machine, they can manufacsecurity_token=AOuZoY6cue_lITt2usos. We've all seen it happen over the past 10 years, so it's hardly "conspiracy theory" to come out and say so! It's just common sense and connecting the dots.

I watched the trailer for Thrive and it looks very interesting. I'm going to rent or buy it ASAP. I know some other people who will also be very interested in a potential source of unlimited free energy. If that information and technology ever becomes widely available, the 1%'s stranglehold on power is OVER.


Raksha said...

In the long note I just posted, the screwed-up line should read "...but since they control the propaganda machine, they can also manufacture consent."

I'm not going to try to delete the comment, correct it and repost it because I could end up with a bigger mess. That happened on another blog earlier this week, and I never did get my comment posted. Google Chrome works better for me with Blogger than Internet Explorer which no longer works at all, but there are still a few glitches I don't know how to deal with.


R. J. said...

Super graphic! The web site for Thrive is interesting and bears a closer look.

Butternut Squash said...

Love it. I remember a psychic making millennium predictions twelve years ago. Her prediction has always stuck with me because it was so optimistic. What she said was early in this century we would discover safe alternative energy that would change and save the world. We so need the change!

susan said...

This is another one I'll have to consider watching one of those days soon when a blizzard either seriously shortens or cancels our daily walk. Thanks for the tip and always for the inspiration.

Reya Mellicker said...

I'm glad you found some inspiration, Nancy.

I'm with Stephen Pinker who just published a book, "The Better Angels of our Nature" in which he presents data about how we've never been kinder or less violent than we are now.

Thriving in every respect has to do with state of mind. What do you scan for?

I love the recent stories about people paying other people's lay-aways in KMarts.

I'm no Pollyanna, but I don't think for one second that things are worse now than they ever were. In many ways, things are better.

Sending you lots of loving inspiration. xx

Nancy said...

Acoustic - I was think the same thing - thank you for the encouragement. :-)

Brian - It is quite long, but not boring.

T & R - You would like it, I think.

Cloudia - I agree.

DJan - A good one for one of your rainy, rainy, days.

Raksha - I agree with you. A few years ago I would never have believed any of the so-called conspiracy theories, but as you mentioned, it's just common sense and connecting the dots. Unfortunately.

R.J. - That's what I thought.

Butternut - Wouldn't it be wonderful? Free, clean energy for all?

Reya - I totally agree. If all of your information comes from the media you would think the sky is falling. But the reality is that we live in a much safer world than ever before, and people are basically kind, generous and good. Looking forward has always been my way, and I see good things for our future.

Nancy said...

Susan - It is a good one for a blizzard day - its quite long.

Amanda said...

fascinating ~ my husband just asked if i had anything to add to my holiday list - now i do!

happy holidays, nancy, to you and yours, and blessings for a joyous and prosperous new year~

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I heard about this before it came out. I think I'll rent it after the holidays. What they say about the few having control over all our major resources is very true.