Thursday, October 22, 2009

Video of Naomi Klein on the Colbert Report

-"whole societies also go into a state of shock when their is a crises. when there is a terrorist attack or a huge natural disaster, or a huge economic crisis. something happens where people don't know whats going on and they'll do what people in authority tell them to do"- Naomi Klein

when she said this all could think about was the katrina disaster and how all these people where waiting outside the dome for the government to come help them because that was they were told the government was going to do......the government came late these people here with out food with out water.... how did the government expect these people to survive in such conditions....i bet if it was president bush who was in that circumstance they wouldve gotten him out of there within less than an hour of the cirisis happening. many older people who needed oxygen and medications died because there werent gettin what they needed. what wouldve happend if the government aid never showed? this is some really serious situatons. TBC...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Personal responses...

When i chose this class i though that it was going to be about things that are going on today in the world. That it would be about recent events.

I like the fact that all our classes link together because in a way it helps me understand it more. even though sometime i get confused with the sotries and which class its for =] but i feel that its alot better. Also I feel that having the same classes with the same people is nice because you really get to know them and interact with them. The shyness goes away and its easier to work with the people.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


-I honestly really didn't enjoy this film as much as the first one that we saw on Farmingville probably because some of the dialogue wasn't very understandable because of the accents..... but i did find it interesting. I liked how they switched from scene to scene about how the tourist are in a nice hotel having fun enjoying "Jamaica". and then they show the real Jamaica and the things that the people who actually live there and have to deal with. my favorite part was when a small group of tourist took a ride around the real Jamaica and they saw how "relaxed the people in Jamaica were" and how free they were to do as they felt....but they were ignorant to see that it wasn't that they were "layed back and relaxed" it was they had nothing else to do! their poor, have no jobs...all they could really do is take care of their families and the place that they live in.

-In my eyes I believe that America had control/power over Jamaica. Something interesting that I learned from this movie that I didn't know before was how Jamaica was owed by the British and when they got their Independence they became financially unstable and thats when America decied to "help" them. But in helping them in a way ended up affecting them real bad.......TO BE CONTINUED