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

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

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