The other day I sat through the Thrive movie on YouTube. This 2-hour movie was created by Foster Gamble, an heir to the Proctor and Gamble fortune. Supposedly he spent 8 years producing this thing. Here's my take on it:
This slickly produced movie starts out by suggesting that free energy is possible. It makes repeated use of a cartoon electric purple donut, or torus, shape, and claims that this shape has to do with how free energy would work. Various people sit around a coffee table and talk while they pretend to hold the electric purple donut. Then the movie moves on from the donut and starts to point out various conspiracies and ways that we are not free.
Near the end of the movie, it starts to promote a website where people can go to find solutions to all the problems it presents. The narrator suggests that a solution can be found by networking together all the nonprofits and NGO's that "work for justice" worldwide, using the Internet.
I went to this website today, and it doesn't seem to actually have any answers, just a number of links to sign up for updates. I was - how do you say it - underwhelmed. I also saw the ad for the movie, finally. It features a young lady removing a blindfold from her face. One of her eyes is still covered. She also is holding her hands like she is saying "OK" with her hand as she removes the blindfold.
There is a kind of magickal semaphore in many cultures' systems. The general consensus among people who pay attention to this stuff as it relates to Western mysticism is if you see a one-eyed person in a picture, or someone covering one eye, it's supposed to be a sign the Illuminati use for the All-Seeing Eye (i.e. like on the dollar bill). I don't know if Mr. Gamble meant it that way, but it does make me raise an eyebrow. The "OK" hand looks like the number 6, so maybe the model is also saying "666" - or maybe she is just trying to get her kicks on Route 66.
In addition, the film came out on 11/11/11. The number 11 was very important to the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley. He thought it was a very magickal number. Maybe his amp went up to 11. Or maybe it was just the odd number between 10 and 12, which are both nice round numbers - we count in base 10 and clocks go to 12, so 11 would just be an uncomfortable way to go, or it's kind of between two worlds of counting. 1 and 1 add up to 2, and there's 3 11's, so you have both 2 and 3 there, which leads me to "23 skidoo".
Just a little side story: One time in college this guy I knew who claimed to be a medium pointedly asked me what I thought the difference was between 2 and 3. I have been pondering this little koan of his for years on end now. Maybe I'll get into it in another post. I have known some very odd people. It makes life interesting.
As to who Foster Gamble is allied to, or what his political leanings are, not all kids agree with their parents or their heritage. I might not put too much stock in his heritage, but obviously he has decided to get on the proverbial soap box. It would be interesting to see who or what he has supported in the past, as that would give a clue as to if he is squeaky clean or if he is trying to work people into a lather for some other purpose.
In the meantime, perhaps this movie is a useful tool to get people talking about the issues it brings up, but I don't think the call to action should be to visit some website that doesn't seem to have anything going, nor should it be to waste one's time networking with nonprofitry and global NGO's. So many NGO's and nonprofits are really either get-rich or avoid-taxes schemes for the wealthy, or they are front organizations for people with very different agendas than the organization seems to be about. Such organizations tend to waste a large percentage of the monies they receive on overhead and fat salaries for their directors. If you want to bring on justice, if you want to dispense mercy, you'll have to do it yourself if you want it done right.
On the other hand, free energy is where it's at. I wish I understood physics and electricity better.