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If Lizard People Exist, Then I must be a Monkey’s Uncle

What an amazing class, everyday with something new and always something to question. My job as a student is to envelop everything I learn but also to critique it in such a way that I understand it to the best … Continue reading

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Who Would have Thought

Looking back at the semester, I never would have thought that a Common Curriculum class fulfilling my art credit would be one of my favorite classes this semester. The course took me a month or so to settle, but once … Continue reading

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Black Gold and Worldwide Corruption

Syriana, written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, centers around the connection between energy giants, Middle Eastern oil conglomerates, radicalized Middle Easter immigrants, and the political effects that lead to worldwide corruption. Corruption is simply the way that America “wins” against the … Continue reading

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The Real “Enemy of the State”

I loved Enemy of the State.  Right from the start, putting Will Smith and Gene Hackman into the same movie has marvelous effects, and it really paid off.  I’m a huge Will Smith fan (After Earth not included) so it was … Continue reading

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Id and Superego: Spreading Fear During the Cold War

The film Seven Days in May, directed by John Frankenheimer in 1964 is a Cold War conspiracy thriller centered on a secret coup d’etat plot on fictitious President George Lyman. Lyman, played by Fredric March, has just signed a disarmament agreement … Continue reading

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They’re coming to get you, America…

One widespread conspiracy meme is built around the idea that Muslims are surreptitiously taking control of America. Similar in concept to the well-known Red Scare of the Cold War, this meme has spread especially well after the events of 9/11. … Continue reading

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The Roswell Incident: Aliens at Last

A very popular conspiracy meme focuses on the crash landing of a potential UFO in Roswell, New Mexico and the dastardly attempt by the government to cover it up.  This conspiracy dates all the way back to 1947, when technology … Continue reading

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