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Persuasive Ppt

  1. 1. Utopia: Place that is not.
  2. 2. The Very First “Utopia” <ul><li>“ Utopia” By Thomas More </li></ul><ul><li>Combined Greek words ”ou” and “topos” </li></ul><ul><li>More used this term to describe his fictional island paradise. </li></ul><ul><li>Ever since people have used the term “Utopia” to create their own version of the perfect state. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Went Wrong ? <ul><li>Every Utopia has several fundamental flaws </li></ul><ul><li>Of those who have created different versions of Utopia few were actually meant to be attempted. </li></ul><ul><li>Many include magic trees that produce fruit all year round or lands where all human pleasures are mysteriously fulfilled. Making them obviously impossible to create in real life. </li></ul><ul><li>However even those which where intended to be imitated still fall prey to these oversights. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Why Would They Fail? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No one can control human emotions, or actions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can’t make everyone happy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The demands will always outweigh the supply </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Abbey Of Theleme <ul><li>A hexagonal compound designed so those within could “do as thou wilt” </li></ul><ul><li>Inhabitants were governed only by free will </li></ul><ul><li>Origin of food, drinks, and supplies are unknown </li></ul><ul><li>This leads many to believe that this compound could not exist without outside assistance. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Imitators <ul><li>People have used the enticing idea of the abbey to draw people in </li></ul><ul><li>Cults founded on the belief that “do as thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aleister Crowley </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sekhet Maat Lodge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other satanic cults. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Aleister Crowley <ul><li>Many refer to Crowley as the “wickedest man on earth” </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote “The Book of the Law” </li></ul><ul><li>Started the fist of many communes / cults when he created the first imitation of the abbey </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>A local commune located in down town Portland </li></ul><ul><li>Uses the Ideals of Aleister Crowley and The Abbey Of Theleme to draw members in promising of a more fulfilling life governed by only their free will. </li></ul><ul><li>In reality this organization temps people to join and then takes their money </li></ul><ul><li>Considered by many to be a satanic cult. </li></ul>
  9. 10. In Conclusion <ul><li>It would be impossible to create a self sustaining utopia such as the abbey </li></ul><ul><li>Human will cannot be trusted and the utopia would cease to be a utopia at all </li></ul><ul><li>People tend to use the wants and wishes of others to gain wealth and power for themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Some things are better left to the imagination. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Citations <ul><li>“ 2009 Stardock Corporation”.‘Utopia’ 26, feb 2008 <http://home.comcast.net/~van.etten/Support/Utopia.jpg> </li></ul><ul><li>“ 2008 blog at world press” ‘Utopia’ 21, sep 2008 <http://utopiaweekly.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/utopia.jpg> </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Thomas More’s Utopia’ 2009 <http://users.nsula.edu/sinclaird/> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nexus Network Journal” ‘The Abbey Of Theleme’ <http://www.emis.de/journals/NNJ/images_number1/Frascari_v4n2-05.gif> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Blog at World Press” “Aleister Crowley”3, aug 2009 <http://to55er.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/aleister_crowley.jpg> </li></ul><ul><li>“ SML” ‘main page background’ <http://sekhetmaat.com/wiki/About> </li></ul>

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