Narstopia

The Chronicles of a dystopia

Violence can be used for good

This is quote was said by V to Evey Hammond in his underground house. Evey was watching the news and saw that Lewis Prothero was killed. Evey asked V if he had killed Lewis and he said yes. The violence used in this movie by V is showing that by using only violence it can get the governments attention. V disagrees with all of what the government is doing for the people and the only way to get them to maybe change their minds is by using violence. It can be used for good because V is getting the governemnt to respond to him but by using violence.

The chronicles of a school sonnet

School

My schools rules are lame

We can’t leave school for lunch

They think it is a game

All we want is to munch

Referrals are like yellow/red cards

Having to stay after for detention

The administrators are like bodyguards

Just causing more tension

We have to ask to use the bathroom

It’s just like being in 4th grade

All I want is to learn in the classroom

Not to be played around like in an arcade

And yet, graduation seems so far away

I cannot wait till that day

Dystopia paragraphs

Some believe we live in the American dream but in reality we live in a world where everyone can see what you are doing. A dystopia is the idea of a society that is a cruel and in a measured state, where different societies are controlled by the government. The world today is a dystopia in many different ways like for example our American government. “Where you eat, shop, and travel; whom you call, e-mail and text; every website, café and museum you visit even once is all stored in the great digital cloud” (Zakaria). According to the “TIME” magazine from the “Big Data, Meet Big Brother” article, it is basically saying everything you do or where you go is being watched by some kind of technology from the government. They have cameras, satellites, social media access, and everything you send out in the world, the government has access to it. It’s basically having a watch dog follow you around everywhere you go because no one has any privacy. Agreeing with Fareed Zakaria “ And you can’t delete anything ever” ( Zakaria) Everyone thinks once they click that red delete button or put stuff in the trash can in their email it is deleted but like the quote said “ you can’t delete anything”. The government can see what you thought you deleted and will always have access to your life whether you think they can’t see it, they always will.


Another reason why the American dream is not like it used to be is because of the dystopia world we live in from government to how we recognize celebrities. Another reason why the world is related to a dystopia is how we recognize the celebrity world. According to Idee Winfield, “if you look around and see how pervasive reality TV is in our lives, how frequently we make celebrities out of nothing, you’ll notice that distraction is everywhere” (Winfield et al). When you watch the news you should be looking forward to be updated on what is going on in the war or the political world. Now we see celebrities every time we turn on the news about their reality TV show or who broke up with whom. This county has so many different problems going on that it focuses on the things that do not matter instead of how we are going to make this country better.


There is no such thing as an American dream anymore in this county. We live in a world where Kim Kardashian's life is more important than dying troops in Iraq. The government is the main reason why I believe we live in a dystopia today. In other countries around the world they make America seem like the most amazing place and have the American dream. It is not true because we make people believe we are something that we are not. They are able to see every text or listen to every call we make because they have that power. What happen to having privacy? America will never find out anymore because the government has taken over everything we do. Altogether, I blame the government for the reason why we live in a dystopia today.



The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?

The Dystopian World in a song

A dystopian society is a place of hate, fear, and government control. The song “Where is the Love" by The Black Eyed peas can relate to a lot to the 1984 novel about the Oceania dystopian society, in many ways. The line that caught my attention was “The truth is kept secret; it's swept under the rug"(WILL.I.LAM.). This line connects basically to the book as a whole, because in the dystopian society of 1984, events are changed, hidden, and most of all is kept a secret within the “Inner Party". The next line I saw was “Wrong information always shown by the media"(WILL.I. AM). The book 1984 shows how communications and media can be used to control masses and lead them to do, believe, and even do things which go against their very nature as rational human beings. For example, through the use of newspeak, a language that combines antonyms to form paradox and contracting statements, the book explores the concept of doublethink, the capacity for one person to hold contradictory beliefs. The third line I really liked was “And to discriminate only generates hate" (Black eyed peas), because it really relates to the discrimination to Proles in Oceania. Proles are the free people of the society and also the majority of the Oceania population, who are looked down upon by the party members and thought to be stupid and a distraction. The final but most important line I chose was " But we still got terrorists here livin' in the USA, the big CIA, " This line is basically saying that the CIA is bad, just like the Oceania government. All together this song is a great example of a dystopia in their lyrics.


Where is the love song lyrics

What's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma

Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK

But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah

Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates
Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practise what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love

It just ain't the same, old ways have changed
New days are strange, is the world insane?
If love and peace are so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong?

Nations droppin' bombs
Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone

So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong
In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin' in
Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother
A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover

The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practise what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love (The love)?
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' the wrong direction

Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema

Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity

That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive 'til love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father, help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?

Sing with me y'all:
One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That's all we got)
One world, one world
And something's wrong with it (Yeah)
Something's wrong with it (Yeah)
Something's wrong with the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That's all we got
(One world, one world)



Hollywood Shutdown

Wednesday, May 21st, 10am

Hollywood, LA, CA, United States

Los Angeles, CA


This event is protesting against the reality T.V. shows. And how they make the world seems worse than it really is. Parents and young parents are allowed to attend this event, no children under the age 18 are allowed in. These parents will be marching down the streets of Hollywood with signs going against reality T.V. shows for example Keeping Up with The Kardashian's with a big X across the picture. Parents will have microphones for them to speak in and saying “no more reality shows" or “take these shows off Television". Come join us and meet new people!!!!



#Trend #soccervsreality

The sport soccer is not only just a trend but it is also described as a dystopia. It starts out with the team and what the rules are to play. Every single player has to follow the rule book of soccer. Just like in a V for Vendetta everyone had to listen and follow the government. In soccer, you have to wear the same jersey and follow the rules. The team must follow the rules or the entire team will be punished. If a player receives a red card then you must play a player down the remainder of that game. That player made a decision not only hurting them but it hurt the entire team. In a dystopia society, you must follow the expectations you are given or you will be punished. Another example on how soccer relates to dystopian world is that everyone thinks soccer is an easy sport, but in reality it is the world’s hardest sport. A dystopian world, you have this picture in your head that everything is perfect and nothing can go wrong. When in soccer, it is the hardest sport not just a game where you kick a ball around like everyone thinks it is. Altogether, people put these thoughts and images in their head of something but in reality it’s not even close just like a dystopia.



Work cited


"BLACK EYED PEAS - Where Is the Love? Lyrics." SongLyrics.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.


"The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?" YouTube. YouTube, 16 June 2009. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.


Orwell, George. 1984: A Novel. New York, NY: Published by Signet Classic, 1977. Print.


Winfield, Idee, Claire Curtis, Christopher Korey, and Amanda Ruth McSwain. "5 Ways the Hunger Games Is More Realistic than You Think." (2013): n. pag. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.


V for Vendetta. Dir. James Mcteigue. Perf. Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. 2005. Film.

Zakaria, Fereed. "Big Data, Meet Big Brother." TIME 08 July 2013: n. pag. Print.