Define Dystopia ?

The understanding of a dystopian world was best explained by not tackling the idea of a dystopia as whole, but to capture different ideas from authors and scholars that dismantle the framework to see all its characteristics. The most common practice that we see contributing to this form of society Continue reading

Freud oh Freud

Sigmund Freud is one of the most controversial names in history, stretching across many academic disciplines. In his work Civilization and Its Discontent, he says that civilization is a problem and that it makes us unhappy. And to have a smoothly running civilization, a system of government or some ruling Continue reading

Wear your oppression with pride

The question shouldn’t be if any faces of oppression exist in America, it should be, how many could I count on my hands…and maybe toes. The faces of oppression we see in America today resemble those that Young says they appear as, which includes exploitation, marginalization powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and Continue reading

Oppression at its finest

After our recent reading “The Five Faces of Oppression” I found two of her elements that we are currently living in todays society. The first one I believe is currently happening would be violence. Since Covid-19 the crime rate in New Orleans has increased. While in the pandemic most people Continue reading

Freud and Reality

In Civilization and Discontents, Freud argues that too much realization pain and suffering could cause an individual to reject reality and the world. This statement spoke to me because it shows that “ignorance is a bliss” might be a good way to go about life. Obviously I believe that we Continue reading

Least Dystopian Government?

I feel as if an ideal democracy is the least dystopian form of government. In an ideal democracy, everyone regardless of race, religion, gender identity, and sexual identity can have an equal shot at good life. How democracy works is a government run directly and with representatives that the people Continue reading

Is Utopia the Answer?

The writer Kim Stanley Robinson says, “It’s crucial to keep imagining that things could get better, and furthermore to imagine how they might get better.” Do you agree? Is utopian thinking the key to overcoming dystopia? Consider the definitions carefully. I agree with Stanley. I think it is so important to keep Continue reading