To me a dystopia can be simply defined as an unimagined place where the people in that society are treated in an unjust or inhumane way by their government. For example the book that we discussed in class this semester, The Girl in the Brown Ring, the government basically left Continue reading

Realistic Thinking

I understand where Kim Stanley was coming from but I do believe you must be realistic in your thinking. In her writing she describes how perfect civilization would be “political order—that provides adequate food, water, shelter, clothing, education, and health care for all eight billion humans, while also protecting the Continue reading

As someone who grew up heavy in the Christian church, I was taught that God is the answer to everything. That he wouldn’t put more on you than you could bear and that through God all things were possible.So I would have to agree that religion is a key component Continue reading

Suffering Middle Class

I believe that Eco’s Ur Fascism currently does exist in the present society. Specifically in the way that Eco chose to define it in number 6 stating that “the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the Continue reading

The Existence of “faces of oppression” in the U.S

In Five Faces of Oppression, Iris Young uses a family of concepts and conditions that she divides into categories to help understand and describe oppression. The five concepts she discusses are exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism and violence. Out of the five concepts she described there are two that I Continue reading

Defining Dystopia

Dystopia is an unreal imagined place, where inhumane and unpleasant situations occur,contradictory to the word utopia.  While a utopian society is known as a wonderful place, where everyone would like to be, a dystopian society is the complete opposite.  When I think of the word dystopia, the first thing that Continue reading