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Interesting Discussion Topics Series: “HyperNormalization”!

Hosted by the Consul of the Houston Culture Quest Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 11 Nov 18:00 - 20:00

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TOPIC of DISCUSSION for this event: “HyperNormalization”!

“We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. Donald Trump, Brexit, the War in Syria, the endless migrant crisis, random bomb attacks. And those who are supposed to be in power are paralysed - they have no idea what to do.This film is the epic story of how we got to this strange place. It explains not only why these chaotic events are happening - but also why we, and our politicians, cannot understand them.”

“HyperNormalization is a Protected content documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis. In the film, Curtis argues that since the Protected content , governments, financiers, and technological utopians have given up on the complex "real world" and built a simple "fake world" that is run by corporations and kept stable by politicians. The film was released on 16 October Protected content the BBC iPlayer.”

You can watch the documentary here on YouTube: Protected content

REQUIREMENT: You will need to watch this documentary beforehand so that you are familiar with the subject matter we will be discussing.

This is a DISCUSSION SERIES about different topics from different areas of life and, of course, from all over the world. Over time we will cover all kinds of topics.

RULES of the event: Please come with the idea in mind that we will be discussing about the above topic over drinks or dinner. You don’t have to make any special preparation. Just come by and let us know what you think. In a respectful manner.

As we begin discussing different topics, keep in mind that each of your arguments should be convincing. Try not to just bring out points, but actually speak in-depth and give reasons as to why you feel the way you do. You might get nervous, but remember that people are genuinely interested in what you have to say.

See you there! Happy discussion!