Why is the Dome Socially Significant


September 10, 2013

By Tyra OldhamLANDsds Sustainable Voice News


There is a television science fiction drama that is socially relevant to the learning called “Under The Dome“. This CBS show premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013 has been named the summer’s number one show. For those who have not watched this series let’s recap quickly.  Small town as in any other living day-to-day experiences a strange event, the coming down of a dome. The dome has trapped the town, no way in or out. The learning begins quickly as good versus evil and power versus powerless start to unravel. The next is the hording of resources and the shuttering of power one-by-one excluding those that hold the access to the resources. People are killed that prevent powerful and young people decide by fate and determination to fight back.

The Dome is a tale of many and the historical reference that leads to exploitation of the masses. The importance of this show developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King is the telling of the social dynamic and injustices that lead to power struggles and drive people in the name of hope to follow radical leaders that promote hatred, division and derision.

The Dome is a metaphor to the imposed prisons or shortsightedness we place on ourselves and one another – self imposed limits to freedom. Under the Dome happens often when we prejudge youth, race, gender, sex, intelligence, religion, politics, class, education, age, body and more. The dome is produced when are eyes are closed or shaded to the inequities that hate, prejudice and injustice allow.

The importance or take away of this series is the lack of resources combined fear and economic destabilization can breed the selection or singling out of people that lead to dehumanization or a holocaust. The acts are the steps that build to larger social movement such as, slavery, interment camps and/or the genocide of a people. The same oppression can bring out change and produce Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman and Nelson Mandela.

What under-girds sustainability is to understand the importance of resources and its impact on social justice, the supply chain that feeds the cycles to support sustained development. It is necessary to identify gaps and constraints to sustainability in all places that for some are in the environment, energy, education, business, art, health, water, science and more.

It is relevant to consider “Under The Dome” despite its commercialism the implications of resources and socioeconomics of power when many are left powerless.  “The Dome” is a symbol that in a short period of time corruptible systems can erode the balance of justice and lead to decrepitude.

In sustainability it is the role to humanize and consider how to protect humanity in all its forms for better tomorrow.


LANDsds Sustainable Voice is a news platform to share interconnected ideas, innovation and observation-The Nexuses.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Art, Education, Equity, Sustainability, Sustainability Nexuses, Sustainable Solutions, Sustainable Voice
One comment on “Why is the Dome Socially Significant
  1. […] Why is the Dome Socially Significant (landsdssustainable.com) […]

Have a Sustainable Day My Friend!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Nexuses Images
Skinny Budget Slashing Budget Making some #Zen

July 4, 2015
Fourth of July!

July 3, 2015
Aetna Buys Humana

June 26,2015
The US Supreme Court votes for gay marriage.

June 25, 2015
The US nation's healthcare, Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court today.

April 28, 2015
The Marriage Gay Rights decision from Supreme Court

April 27, 2015
Outburst and acts of violence in Baltimore after the funeral of Mr. Freddy Gray, 25 Black male

April 27, 2015
Chipotle Mexican Restaurant Chain decides no Genetically Modified Ingredients (GMO) to be served

April 27, 2015
Loretta Lynch, sworn in as first Black Woman Attorney General of the United States

April 26 -27, 2015
Tragedy in Nepal as 7,000 Reported Dead from Earthquake and Tremors

April 25, 2015
White House Correspondence Dinner in full swing. Jokes, Pundits and Politics

April 9, 2015
Walter Scott killed by police officer in South Carolina. The crime witnessed and video taped by Feiden Santana.

April 7, 2015
Billie Holiday 100th Birthday anniversary

April 2, 2015
Storm and hail expected through south and east.

April 1, 2015
California's drought will change the way the state operates

We are glad your here!

LANDsds is the Green Sustainability Voice is dedicated to green, sustainability, green-tech and business contact us at land@landsds.com.

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
  • Innovative Architecture Plyscrapers in Paris June 16, 2015
      Michael Green proposes plyscrapers for Paris  June 16, 2015 LANDsds Sustainable Voice News Vancouver architect Michael Green wrote the book on timber towers, and has made a name for himself building North America’s tallest. He is also great at that…Read more ›
    LANDsds Sustainable Voice News
  • Turning Miami into Next Silicon Valey June 1, 2015
    June 1, 2015 LANDsds Sustainable Voice News SHoP Architects has teamed up with West 8 to design a four-block development, aimed specifically at attracting technology businesses and turning Miami into “Florida’s Silicon Valley”. Located in Miami’s Park West neighbourhood, the 10-acre…Read more ›
    LANDsds Sustainable Voice News
  • BP Settles on Oil Spill for $18.7 Billion July 2, 2015
    July 2, 2015 LANDsdsSustainable Voice News   Big news as “BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill” settled to support the environmental damage in 2010. “The federal government and the Gulf Coast states have reached a tentative…Read more ›
    LANDsds Sustainable Voice News
  • US Puerto Rico In Debt Crisis June 30, 2015
    June 30, 2015 By Dr. Tyra Oldham, LANDsds Sustainable Voice News As we the focus on Greece, Puerto Rico is in trouble. Puerto Rico a travel economy with cheap wages and high energy cost is under water. Puerto Rico a part of US…Read more ›
    LANDsds Sustainable Voice News
%d bloggers like this: