Zeitgeist: Moving Forward focuses on the very fabric of the social order: Monetary-Market Economics. The majority of the world today have come to see basic flaws in the economic system we share. Large scale debt defaults, inflation, industrial pollution, resource depletion, rising cancer rates and other signposts have emerged to bring the concern into the realm of “public health”.
The tendency is to demand reform in one area or another, avoiding the possibility that perhaps the entire system is intrinsically flawed at the foundational level. Part One presents a treatment on “Human Nature”, with the argument that society is out of line with what Science has taught us about positive human development, enabling distortions of health and behaviour that could be thwarted if the social system was changed.
Part Two details the central inherent flaws of the Monetary-Market System of economic conduct and how this system is destroying ourselves and the planet in a very direct way.
Part Three begins a thought exercise where the Earth and Natural Law is considered a starting point for human decision-making rather than politics, with the subject explored from all sides.
Part Four ends with a prediction of what is to come as the society becomes more destabilised due to our outdated traditional practices.
“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact...that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast to his scientific and technological abundance; We've learned to fly the air like birds, we've learned to swim the seas like fish, and yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters...”
A Divine World Government
It has already been established that the fundamental purpose for the nomination of Prophets (pbut) was to complete the path for the sake of the perfection of man, which is attainable through the accessibility of Divine revelation. Likewise, another purpose of the nomination was for the development of Man’s intellect, and spirituality. The ultimate purpose was to establish a government based upon Divine values, to install Divine justice throughout the world. Although a few individuals were somewhat successful in achieving the above, they were only so, for a limited time and in specific geographical locations. The conditions for a Divine world government however are yet to be created, this is the role of a divine saviour mentioned in many of historys revealed books.
The fact that such conditions have not yet been attained is not a reflection on the inadequacy of the prophets (pbut) and in no way infers deficiencies in their leadership or administration skills. It is intended by God to achieve such conditions through the free-will of man and not through determinism. This can be understood from the following verse:
“Apostles, as bearers of good news and warners, so that mankind may not have any argument against Allah, after the [sending of the] apostles.” (al-Nisā’:165)
On the other hand, God the Supreme has made a covenant for the establishment of the Divine world government in the revealed books. We can therefore conclude that conditions for accepting the true religion for mankind will reach its time on a large scale in these end times. Equity and justice will then encompass the masses that have become tired of the injustice and oppression of the tyrannical rulers and their governments. This is the ultimate goal for the benefit of mankind.