Thursday, September 29, 2016

Exploration #4- Hunter Bayer


After discussing Ain't Scared of Your Jails, I thought about how from past documentaries about the civil movements in the 60's, I mostly saw the violent side of the protest. When I say the violent side, I refer to both the law enforcement and the black community side of the fights. This video fleshed out the more peaceful side of the protests, help shed light on how it was done. The one thing i will take away from this video, is how much of a difference some people can make by just sitting down at a reserved table and send a message through that action. 

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Reverent C.T Vivian 

Reverent C.T Vivian played a large role in the movements within Nashville Tennessee during the 1960s. He helped form the systematic non-violent protests that led to Mayor Ben West to say as a man, he found racial discrimination to be morally wrong. Vivian became a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and was one the first to ride on the "Freedom Rides.

The themes in the short chapter "Church" and in the long chapter "The Man I Killed", I found it interesting how the themes are very opposite of each other. In one chapter we have monks helping the soldiers, and in the other, we have soldiers shooting and mistreating civilians. The whole idea and story in these chapters contradicts on another since one side makes them look good when the other shows the lesser side of them. 


  1. I agree with you when you said that the stories both had opposite feelings and how they contradicts with one another.

  2. The tragedy of any given war really. We can call them the enemy, the enemies forces, enemy soldiers, etc, but really what are the people we are fighting against in war? That's simple: they are us: Humans. Whether they were dragged into the war by a draft or there by choice, it makes no difference that humans are humans-the result is that by slaughtering each other we do quite a number to our own soldiers sanity. Veteran Suicide rates is about 1/5 veterans if I recall correctly.

  3. It was somewhat disturbing how much detail O'Brien put into describing the dead body. Then again they were at war, it is disturbing.


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