The successful exercise of power requires a social cage restricting the citizen’s option of leaving, a “closing of the escape route,” if you will.
This is an easy dystopian or anti-utopian read, even for the fussiest of readers.
The glorification of these ideologies endangers the future perceptions that one day may inspire peace.
Historical films can be a ‘powerful tool in the incitement of desire and the fantasy of history,’ inviting us to view the past from the safety of our living room.
Just picture an Australian culture where ‘She’ll be right, mate’ and G’day, mate’ are outlawed, banned, possibly even illegal with hefty fines.
They have taken advantage of your fear, heightened it, and then exploited it. But to admit that we’ve been fooled is to admit we’re wrong.
The rest of 2021 is shaping up to be a sequel to a movie that never should have been made in the first place: from the people who brought you Pandemic 2020 comes the smash hit sequel Pandemic 2021: Delta Variant. New CDC masking “guidelines” make me wonder about further restrictions, all from “the experts” who…
Before you commit yourself to thousands of words, see how you go with these tasks. They may seem simple, but I promise they’ll help with your insight.
Sometimes all you need are a few short sentences to summarise the current situation, or remind you of humanity’s fragility.
One key component that confers true happiness is missing.
(By Aral Bereux) Some of the greatest hits of all time have been created with dystopian themes. Music, books and films — they strike a proverbial chord with audiences. From Prince to Good Charlotte, Imagine Dragons and Bright Eyes, here are but a few music hits to consider. Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire. The…