In his “9/11 Address to the Nation” the 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush assures that America will not be affected by the unruly and evil attacks carried out on September 11th, 2001. The President drafted this speech to resist the impending fear and questioning that American citizens around the country would soon be consumed by. Because 9/11 was the most impactful, yet devastating terrorist attack on the United States to date, Bush was not able to derive his thoughts from others’ ideas and speeches, thus he was forced to dig deep and extract the emotions and thoughts aroused by the “despicable acts.” Much like any great leader, President Bush wanted to stress the importance of instilling a sense of pride and resilience in the country and fellow countrymen and women to come together and remain as one. As the head of the “brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity” President George W. Bush declares that the United States of America will “remain strong” and appear unaffected as the country continues to build and rebound from the senseless acts of terrorism and hate. When being sworn into office, the elected presidential candidate must swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of his/her ability.
In his untitled gun control and gun rights cartoon, Chris Britt establishes an accusatory tone using critical irony and a macabre diction to condemn the national threat disregarded by the Republican Party for ignorantly advocating unregulated licensing of guns. Chris Britt evidently displays, in his work, a frustrated sentiment towards the American federal government, specifically addressing the Republican Party. Deliberately, Chris Britt labeled the gun store as “GOP Guns and Gore” and highlighting that the store is “Open 24-7”. Bluntly, Britt specified “GOP” (“Grand Old Party”), interchangeably corresponding to the Republican Party, to emphasize his personal disdain against their party platform. Indisputably, through irony, Chris Britt exhibits
In Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s article, “Insulting Colin Kaepernick Says More About Our Patriotism”, the author argues that Colin Kaepernick’s choice to not stand with his teammates during the US national anthem was patriotic. Abdul-Jabbar first compares Kaepernick’s choice to Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Sam Kendricks’ decision to interrupt his pole vaulting attempt at the Rio Olympics and stand at attention when the US national anthem came on. He believes that Kaepernick and Kendricks should be praised because they both behaved in a patriotic way. Abdul-Jabbar reminds us that Kaepernick’s reason for not standing during the national anthem is due to ‘things that are going on that are unjust that people aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something
On April 15th, 2013, while attending the Brisbane Writers Festival, American author and journalist, Lionel Shriver, delivered a speech discussing the effects cultural appropriation is having on author’s ability to write fiction. The speech needed to be carefully delivered considering the sensitivity of the topic. Shriver began by telling a story of how tequila and sombreros at a party became hurtful towards Mexican culture, even if the intention was not at all mockery, so, “...what does this have to do with writing fiction?” (Shriver). Well, fiction stories are those that describe imaginary events and people.Nevertheless, even though the stories are made up, there is much controversy whether or not the authors of these stories are allowed
The wake of September 11, according to Amira Jarmakani, came to form an ‘imperialism-through-freedom discourse’, which represented the events of this day as a symbol of shock rather than a tragic, continuation of hostilities in the political relationship between the Middle East and the United States. In this discourse, the Arab and Muslim world is home to a set of oppressive, fundamentalists, who hate American freedom and their ways of life. Moreover, Jarmakani also described the cover of the movie American Bellydancer, which displays an image of the destroyed Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City with a belly dancer standing in front of it in the frame of the Statue of Liberty. As she explained it, this image represented the alignment of belly dancing with freedom, allowing the viewers to feel that belly dancing is not affiliated with the negativity surrounding the Middle East. This soon allowed people to associate belly dancing as a symbol of
Paul and his comrade, Kat, developed a bond of friendship and brotherhood during the dismal times of the war, which helped their individual desires to survive and protect their fellow soldiers. Although Paul is very sympathetic about the war and believed that it was very pointless, he still served his country as ordered, in the hopes of
Black Pete, racist or not? The Netherlands is known as the liberal bastion of Europe - with relaxed attitudes to drugs and sex - but when it comes to the tradition of “Sinterklaas”, things are a little different. According to the tradition, around mid-November a white man “St Nicholas/Sinterklaas”, comes into the Netherlands from Spain where he spreads cheer, presents and most towns hold parades when he comes to the Netherlands. Sinterklaas is also accompanied by a helper, 'Black Pete' , who has attracted criticism in recent years over allegations the character is racist. The actor who is portraying Saint Nicholas is a white man with red clothes and gold jewelry, the actors portraying Black Pete on the other hand is typically painted with some
Kilgore Trout goes to the Midland City. On the way to the Midland City, Kurt Vonnegut takes on the history and practices of American culture in an attempt to destroy those narratives that dehumanize and damage life on this planet. Vonnegut focuses on the narrative and blames the shameful practices of the American culture, and shows how the history of America is narrated in a voice that is childlike in its directness and honesty. Kurt Vonnegut dismantles the notion that any of this has led to democracy. The undispable flag was a beauty, and the anthem and the vacant motto might not have mattered much, if it weren’t for this: a lot of citizens were so ignored and cheated and insulted that they thought they might be in the wrong country, or
Mathematical Exploration: Constructing the Iron-Carbide phase diagram using Gibbs Free energy curves Introduction The first time I heard of the term “phase diagram” was on an online post about the 911 attacks. In 2005, the first installment of the Loose Change film series (series of films which argued in favor of conspiracy theories surrounding the September 11th attacks) was released. The movie suggested that the United States government itself orchestrated the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Conspiracy theorists claimed that the burning fuel from crashed planes would not have been able to melt the supporting beams of the World Trade Center – and this is the origin of the assertion “jet fuel can’t melt steel beams” that was once viral.
“Star spangled Banner” was written by Marvin Gaye and composed by John Stafford smith . In 1814 Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics while he detained on a british ship in baltimore. Key who was on a diplomatic mission was inspired after witnessing the American victory at Fort McHenry which Key believed was an impossible task. And before it became our anthem, it was an American drinking tune, too. Back in the days before national media, one of the best ways for a politico to reach the common man was through catchy tunes sung at bars and parties.
Consequently, the Several days later after the 9/11 attack, the U.S. passed the USA PATRIOT Act which is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” (Stan, 2014). The Department of Justice drafted the USA PATRIOT Act to increase the federal agencies’ power to use surveillance cameras, conduct search and detect communication both nationwide and from foreign countries to seek out terroristic attacks. In addition, the president that signed this into law was President George W. Bush. In addition, most people would not want the government to secretly spy on them.
In “ Here’s Why The Drama Over Red Holiday Cups Is a Win For Starbucks,” by Katie Sola, explains why the red holiday cups are fine. Sola first stated Starbucks releases new design on their cups every November and the new plain red cup is a good design. The vice president of starbucks want us to usher in the holiday with a purity of design that welcome all of our stories. Sola then acknowledge the red Starbucks cup was not related to religious imagery, but people say Starbucks hates Jesus. In addition, he points out that people still buy coffee from Starbucks with or without the design overall.
First, was displaying the Ten Commandments in courthouses and public schools a violation of the First Amendment?s establishment clause that prevents the government from passing laws in favor of any religion (Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, 2004a)? Secondly, was an assumption that the purpose of these displays had been for promoting religion enough of a determination for prohibition (Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, 2004a)? With a dissenting opinion on the matter, Justice Scalia first tells how he was in Rome, Italy on September 11, 2001. The President of the United States gave an address to the nation, ending it with ?God bless America.? A judge from a European country approached Scalia, giving his condolences.
• Iowa Congressman Steve King filed an amendment to a Treasury Department funding bill to prohibit the department from redesigning currency to showcase Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. He added the effort to replace Andrew Jackson was “liberal activism on the part of the president that’s trying to identify people by categories.” (I recall Reason doing a fair amount of coverage when the Tubman news first broke, so this could be a good follow-up) http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/house-could-vote-to-block-harriet-tubman-from-20-bill-224637 • In November, Californians will have the opportunity to repeal the state’s death penalty law. The measure is likely to compete with an initiative that seeks to speed up cases where the death penalty is
Cortland’s Red Scare: Immigration, Radicalism, and Civil Liberties in the Post World War I Period mmlBy Doctor Randi Storch President George W. Bush stated after the 9/11 attacks, “You’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.” This declaration of war against terrorism was not a new policy. This radical ideology can be traced back to after World War I. Author of Working Hard for the American Dream, Dr. Randi Storch, offers an illustration that transcends back to the earlier years of what is defined as the “American Century”. By illuminating on Cortland’s untouched part of history in which many felt embarrassed, or shameful towards. Dr. Storch asks, “How did we, a nation of transplants, become so fearful of uprooted people?” Professor,