Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Group 2 discussion 1/27
Similar to group 3, our group discussed what would we do in the mayor's situation. About half of the group talked about killing the two guerillas IF it was definite that the colonel would not kill the eighty people. We thought that Fox news would be the first to announce the murders that the mayor committed because he is a political figure. Also, killing the guerillas wouldn't really set the eighty people free. They would be enslaved for life. This is where the other half of the group came in. We thought that there isn't any certainty in whether or not the colonel would do what he said. A better thought to the other half was to take an act of defiance against the colonel. Dying trying to protect the people is better than letting them get enslaved. Basically, pull a super hero maneuver or in more humane terms, possibly pull what Denzel Washington did when he starred in the recent movie The Equalizer. If the mayor could pull killing the colonel and his army, he would be a hero to his people, and he will have shown that their lives mean a lot to them. Even if he were to die trying, he would still show the people in his town that he cared for them. The people would most likely be enslaved and if they are, after witnessing the mayor's example of defiance, they would have the courage to plan their own act of defiance against the colonel and their men. It would then be similar in context to the history of the American Revolution or the Haitian Revolution.