Tuesday, February 28, 2006
>1 movie V
Based Upon: The graphic novel "V for Vendetta," written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, published by DC Comics in 1988.
Premise: In an alternate timeline where Germany won World War II and Great Britain is now a facist state, a masked vigilante known only as "V" conducts guerrilla warfare against the government. When he rescues a normal young woman (Portman), she joins his struggle against the forces of oppression.
>2 what is oppression?
OppressionFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oppression is the negative outcome experienced by people targeted by the arbitrary and cruel exercise of power in a society or social group. The term itself derives from the idea of being "sat on.'
The term oppression is primarily used to describe how a certain group is being kept down by unjust use of force, authority, or societal norms. When this is institutionalized formally or informally in a society, it is referred to as "systematic oppression". Oppression is most commonly felt and expressed by a widespread, if unconscious, assumption that a certain group of people are inferior. Oppression is rarely limited solely to government action. Individuals can be victims of oppression, and in this case have no group membership to share their burden of ostracization.
>3 what is the UDHR?
Universal Declaration of Human RightsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaWikisource has original text related to this article: Universal Declaration of Human RightsThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights (also UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/217, December 10, 1948), outlining the organisation's view on the human rights guaranteed to all people. It was referred to by Eleanor Roosevelt as "a Magna Carta for all mankind".
Contents 1 Creation 2 Structure and legal implications 3 Major principles 4 Trivia 5 References in Entertainment 6 Notes 7 See also 8 Further reading 9 External links ==========================================
>4 what is the core idea of the UDHR?
Q: What are the main principles upheld by the Declaration?
A: The Declaration contains, in addition to its preamble, thirty articles that outline people’s universal rights. Some of the rights championed by the Declaration are:
the right to life, liberty and security of person the right to an education right to participate fully in cultural life freedom from torture or cruel, inhumane treatment or punishment freedom of thought, conscience and religion
oh look cool ethics link...
So... what is power?
Alvin Toffler's Powershift argues that the three main kinds of power are violence, wealth, and knowledge with other kinds of power being variations of these three (typically knowledge). Each successive kind of power represents a more flexible kind of power. Violence can only be used negatively, to punish. Wealth can be used both negatively (by withholding money) and positively (by advancing/spending money). Knowledge can be used in these ways but, additionally, can be used in a transformative way. Such examples are, sharing knowledge on agriculture to ensure that everyone is capable of supplying himself and his family of food; Allied nations with a shared identity forming with the spread of religious or political philosophies, or one can use knowledge as a tactical/strategic superiority in Intelligence (information gathering).
Toffler argues that the very nature of power is currently shifting. Throughout history, power has often shifted from one group to another; however, at this time, the dominant form of power is changing. During the Industrial Revolution, power shifted from a nobility acting primarily through violence to industrialists and financiers acting through wealth. Of course, the nobility used wealth just as the industrial elite used violence, but the dominant form of power shifted from violence to wealth. Today, a Third Wave of shifting power is taking place with wealth being overtaken by knowledge.
Today, a Third Wave of shifting power is taking place with wealth being overtaken by knowledge.
> what is the third wave?
The Third Wave is a book by Alvin Toffler.
The waves are as follows:
First - Origins of agriculture
Second - Industrial Revolution
Third - Information Age
Therefore, ergo, hence...
what do we the people do with power, with knowledge? with the digital age where by we can see get upload information before and unregulated by the industrialists? before the industrialists shut it (it, the internet, freedom of knowledge of information) down?
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so what if...
what if we loose electricity after becomeing so digital and what happens to the access of knowledge as we move away from localized repositories of depth (library) and academia of quality as we move towards academia of convienence?
would we fall into a second dark age? would society reset falling back to power of violence being supreme? If we knew this was going to happen what would we, WE the people, what would we do to ensure knowledge is not lost? as we democratize knowledge, how do we protect it?
. think about it.
in today's america, how many people know how to sanatize their drinking water?
i am not calling for anything other then a discourse, to reach world unity and peace, how do we truely democratize knowledge and how to protect a pluralistic social construct? are we not abiding by the universal declaration of human rights that we helped create post world war II? The important freedoms are slipping away and who is getting mad about it?
we used to be the home of the free the home of the brave.
now perhaps we are just the home of the complacent while the world tide rises against us the industrialists will gasp to regain 'power' and in doing so kill the third wave of knowledge which will more likely then not, slide us all globally into a second dark age.
what to do to ensure our grandchildrens grandchildren still live free and live in peace, a global peace.... what to do?