MIT 1200: Lecture 7 –
1. Debate and Crisis
During a time of crisis, people want unity and come together for the common
We build our lives on negotiation.
Enders Game: IF controls everything except the nets.
Voice are unmediated. How do we know that it is the truth, we are always
making assumptions if we don’t know.
How far will we go to question reality?
1. Controlling Speech
Enders Game: Never told the full truth, only what they want them to know.
Students rarely question the information.
Irony: children are trained (paradigm) to believe certain things and once
they believe them (right or wrong), it is hard to persuade them into thinking
Education for Death-Disney Clip=Propaganda
Dinks is aware of how they school has been using him.
Propaganda simplifies things into good or bad.
The concept of growing up is foreign to the children because they are being
trained as weapons and tools, when your trained to be a tool you have no
desires of your own.
Enders pattern of growth is a typical pattern for creating a soilder in the
o Break the person down. o Rebuild the person to want to be the perfect image
o Build them back up to being a “new self”, obeying orders, no
o Resignify the person- tell them who they are
o Use new sign and make them do what they were meant to do.
They lose their identities
They don’t care about the way p