Dystopia: Re-defined

From the beginning of the semester to now, my perspective on dystopias has shifted slightly. According to Iris Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression,” a dystopia can occur in multiple forms such as: exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural domination, and violence. I completely agree with Young’s descriptions, but I feel as if Continue reading

The Key

When examining the definition of an utopia, “an imaginary community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its members” it describes a world that has no flaws. No need for government, no crime, no injustice. These are all dreams that many historical leaders have set out Continue reading

The People’s Choice

From the beginning of times, structure has always been a prominent theme within societies and communities. As these societies began to develop, so did the complexity of the societal structure. This growth eventually led to the establishment of proper forms of government. The world has experienced many forms of government Continue reading

Fascism Today

Ur-Fascism can be described as a complete ultranationalist, authoritarian political philosophy. Traditionally, these forms of government are constructed as a one-party dictatorship led by a single entity. It differs from democratic principles. A democratic government is established in a way that benefits all citizens; however, fascism perceives the nation’s success Continue reading

Unwanted Guidance

Sigmund Freud describes human nature as satisfying sexual needs and impulses such as aggression in order to gain love and avoid pains in life. Technically, any form of a government will ultimately go against and repress human nature. To satisfy some will not satisfy all. Freud states, “Reality shows us Continue reading

“No Place” Left.

Dystopia: A speculated society or community where the state of being and condition of life is oppressive and frightening. When analyzing a society and deeming it as a dystopia, there are certain characteristics it must possess. This includes but is not limited to conformation, surveillance, mass propaganda and restriction of Continue reading