a quiet revolution
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The #MyHungerGames hashtag is inspired in part by Donald Sutherland, the actor who plays President Snow in the Hunger Games series. Sutherland, who is 79, toldGood Morning America that he chose to be a part of the series because he wanted to end his life being “part of something that I thought would maybe catalyze and revolutionize young people.”
Sutherland said he hopes that young people will answer the call like the character Katniss Everdeen does in the films. “We’ve wrecked this world and, if you’re gonna fix it, you’ve got to do it now,” he said.
two forces of globalization by Ed Brenegar
This first force seeks to integrate all functions of society into one seamless efficient system of governance by global institutions.
The theme of integration has emerged in popular young adult novels and films like The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner and The Giver. In each of these narratives, a governing authority seeks to or has accomplished the integration of society by controlling how each person functions within that world. In these stories, characters of a particular independence of character and diversity of talent foster a crisis of change for the governing systems of society through their own personal leadership initiative to bring people together to resist the forces of integration.
The second force is reflected in the native desire of people to live lives and do work that matters. These acts of human initiative operate within the context of relationships of trust and mutuality, and are facilitated by the growth of computing and communication technology.
We can see this force of personal initiative in the central characters of the stories mentioned above. Their motivation to act comes from a source of inner values that move them out of the crowd into a place of influence.
Katnis in The Hunger Games steps forward to compete in the games instead of her sister.
Tris in Divergent is motivated by an inner sense of justice about the importance of family.
Thomas in The Maze Runner discovers within himself a calling to serve the members of The Glade by leading them through the maze to a safer place.
In The Giver, Jonas discovers within himself an emotional depth that is expressed in his love for Fiona, his desire to save the infant Gabriel, and, ultimately to take action to cross the boundary that will release memories both painful and joyful back into society.
no is not enough – ch 4 – hunger games
from let’s not wait:
very hunger games (qr scenario) ish – 4 min video – Delaney Tarr – @delaneytarr
also this post – on the spring awakening
turns out, Sater and Sheik began writing “Spring Awakening” in response to the Columbine massacre.
Nikhil fb share:
“My message, as an aging Gen X-er to millennials and those coming after them, is: Go get us. Take us down — all those cringing provincials who still think climate change is a hoax, that being transgender is a fad or that ‘socialism’ mean purges and re-education camps. Rid the world of all our outmoded opinions, vestigial prejudices and rotten institutions. Gender roles as disfiguring as foot-binding, the moribund and vampiric two-party system, the savage theology of capitalism — rip it all to the ground. I for one can’t wait till we’re gone. I just wish I could live to see the world without us.”
in comments.. bowie quote shared by tara ansley @TaraAnsley:
From the beginning of breakfast club but still rings true:
‘and these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. they’re quite aware of what they’re going thru’ – david bowie
Tony Wagner (@DrTonyWagner) tweeted at 6:41 AM – 31 Mar 2018 :
Researchers debate the characteristics of this generation, but the results thus far speak for themselves – including new gun control legislation just passed in Vermont. They are our hope for the future. Let’s work with them in every way we can. https://t.co/aY45J04dwI (http://twitter.com/DrTonyWagner/status/980062586745090048?s=17)
perhaps we can listen deeper: as it could be