They Live! Old Film Relevant to Sociology, but what about in our Society Presently?


Even though this image is from the 1988 movie “They Live” starring Rowdy Roddy Piper & Keith David…a corny but classic masterpiece of a film – this is still relevant today. The main plot point deals with the main character “Rowdy” Roddy Piper finding a pair of sunglasses in which he can see all types of things others cannot see whenever he wears them. Regardless this is extremely significant to the C.Wright Mills theory of possessing a sociological imagination, where one is able to view their own society as an outsider looking in. Is this how our society truly appears? Does advertising essentially brainwash? Is our education program designed to prepare us for adult life? Our we truly free? Or is our freedom an illusion or better yet, delusion? Sociologist Emile Durkheim once said “Liberty itself is a form of regulation.” What do you think? I don’t know the answer, I’m just the one proposing these questions. That is what is most important: to never stop questioning! #soc_imagination #sociology #sociologist #sociological #society #mindset #sociologicalperspectives #vapemilitia #CASAA #Vaping #vaperrights #vapingadvocacy #education #filmmaking #filmmaker #writer #socialconsciousness


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