In the movie(Equilibrium) the government seem to kill the people who had emotions which is obviously wrong. Do you think there is other ways to stop the people from having emotions instead of killing them?
I think that the government can just force the people to take the medicine istead of killing them. What do you think?
Post by ExtremelyExtremeExtremist on Oct 21, 2012 0:11:55 GMT -5
Before that, the government is doing a wrong action. They had a wrong idea that an ability to feel can cause another conflict which will result in next world war. They should know that an emotion can lead to thinking, and thinking can lead to action. For example, if we have an emotion, we can know how terrible war is and everyone will find a way how to stop the war.
But if the government really want to eradicate people who can feel, then they should arrest them, adjudicate which punishment they will receive, and give them punishment (pay fine, imprison, etc.)
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I think that there are other ways. Instead of killing them without any mercy, just arrest them for a while, while giving them their medicine, or watch the person taking the medicine. Or maybe they could just insert the medicine and let them go.
Personally, I think that taking this medicine is wrong, but, this is just a question so...yeah...
I think government doing wrong things it is important to have emotions because without e don't know motions they will not have love. I don't know they will have another thing istead of killing people. But I know government doing wrong things.
In my opinion, if the sense offenders know that they are just gonna lose their ability to feel rather then dying, they might grow stronger; knowing that they still end up living, but without emotions.
I have a feeling that this movie can totally be connect with "Harrison Bergeron", but change "feelings" into "freedom" o.O In both stories, people urge to posses or keep these elements, but there are always a group of people "the majority or the powerful one" opposing the other side.
Post by nadiraamalina on Oct 21, 2012 7:40:28 GMT -5
The government probably knew that once the sense offenders had a taste of the freedom that came with having emotions, they'd stop at nothing just to get another chance of freedom. And their biggest chance of obtaining freedom is to join the resistance, which is the most serious threat that the government has had to face.
So, if I were the government, I'd stamp out the smallest threat before it has a chance to grow. If I executed them, even though the execution was done on unfair terms, there would be no public outcry because people don't have any emotions any more. There would be so much more to gain and nothing to lose by executing the sense offenders. The threat would be eliminated and I wouldn't lose the support of the people.
I also think that the government should force them to take the medicine. All human beings are not perfect and they should build up a society.. instead of reducing the amount of people. But the thing they should be working on is.. NOT taking the pills and just letting the society feel
In my perspective, I think the government should just let the people to have feelings instead of forcing to take the medicine or killing the people who rejects to take them. Humans are just like a robot if they have no feelings towards the world. People live to feel.
Post by agneslianaputri99 on Oct 23, 2012 6:09:45 GMT -5
well I think that the government start it first, they did the wrong thing in the first place. They should let people have feelings. Living with no feeling is just makes you a cruel person because you would do anything people said and can harm them with no feeling(not feeling guilty at all). And yeah, the government should give them chances or other choices than to kill them.
I think that the government cannot control people with their emotions, that's just wrong in so many ways. What the government is dong is taking away the things that every single human-being has: emotions. And what they did to people who had feelings is just so cruel, and how they brunt down the pictures at the beginning, all that piece of art, horrible people!
I think there are no really ways to kill emotions or get rid off emotions. Government can make a policy that everyone would follow. Like North Korea everyone follows whatever the dictator says, some people seem to enjoy it. But i believe there are not ways to control peoples emotions.
Post by lukejoo1092 on Oct 24, 2012 9:16:58 GMT -5
I believe that the most effective way to make them have the medicine is death (I don't promote this idea though), but I believe the second best method would be to educate the people from when they are young to direct them into taking the medicines, planting them ideas that having no emotions is good. Using propaganda would be an awesome way to change the minds of the crowd without performing violence.
However, the society in Equilibrium is clearly messed up so I hope that this situation would never need to happen even in our real lives. We deserve the right to know the truth and be able to judge things skeptically without having any outer influence.
the govt. wants the ultimate power, they are using negative reinforcement to control the people. by killing those who rebel, the govt. is sending the message that rebelling is absolutely unacceptable and one will be punished severely if they break they rules. if the govt. can't force the people to take the drugs that would be like an asylum or prison where people are taken in to be "fixed." i don't think Father has time for that. if you see a rebel being killed for not following the rules, you won't rebel because you have been scared by the authority.
First, the government is wrong for killing the innocent people who want to feel. But, if the government really needs to get rid of the rebelling people, I would just make them go to jail or something and threaten them to take the medicine, or make more strict laws to make people follow the law.