‘Dystopian Diary’ Category

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Dystopian Diary: The Quiz

  more context: http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/sciencetest.asp The downside of this whole fuss people make about freedom is that people who really shouldn’t enjoy the benefits of freedom (for example, many who are controlled by some sort of group fanaticism, such as some extensions and branches of organized religion, as opposed to personal faith which I have no qualms with) get to pollute […]

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Censorship Chronicles/Dystopian Diary: Media and the Marathon Bombing

Yesterday, I watched snippets of Stewart and Colbert with my friends. The only marathon bombing coverage they brought up in the bits that I saw focused on making fun of on-scene reporters: one said that the eerie silence in Watertown felt as if “a bomb had been dropped”, others stumbled through futile attempts to keep the coverage fresh in between […]

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Dystopian Diary: Native Americans

There are few things more dystopian than one day realizing that a huge chunk of history you were indoctrinated with growing up, infact the chunk that deals with where you live, how American society came to be, and also happens to include the greatest misfortune (and subsequently, the greatest upset victory) in human history, was just fed to you as […]

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Dystopian Diary: The Evasion of Responsibility

This morning, I learned of two terrible events. First, there was the Connecticut school shooting. Next, HSBC had been fined about $2 billion for widespread money laundering to drug cartels and banks with known terrorist affiliations. I don’t know enough about the shooting to write about it with any kind of justice. What I do know is that in the […]

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