The citizens believed that the arrested Communist party members were traitors and that they should suffer for what they had done. They definitely deserved it over the innocent people that were sentenced to death. Heda depicted that she was one of the few that believed the trial was false. In contrast, McDermott justifies that the reactions to the trial of the Czech citizens had mixed feelings. Instead of being in agreement with the trial, most of the people reacted with shock.
Subject: Zenger discusses the corruption of British government officials in New England, particularly the royal governors. He talks about how they take bribes, of how they cover up deaths of slaves in slave revolts. Zenger speaks of the climb for power in the government, about how many officials will sink to low standards in order to reach the statuses they so dearly covet. On many occasions, Zenger quotes ‘Cato.’ Cato is in fact a pseudonym for two men, John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, who have written a series of essays exploiting corrupt government officials and essentially calling many of them out in their papers. The essays were published as a series of articles called “Catos’s Letters,” as publishing the essays under the men’s true names would have put them and their families in potential danger; being a whistleblower was dangerous, even back then.
As the Nazi’s rose to power, many Germans accepted their rule. However, some Germans and other Europeans resisted the movement and spoke out against the Regime. Early opponents to the Nazis were Communist, Socialist, and trade union leaders because they threatened their rise to power because of their different ideologies. Jews and Non- Jews alike resisted the Nazi movement in Germany and in areas controlled by the Nazis during World War II. Even though the Gestapo, the secret police, and the Security Service tried to suppress criticism against the Regime through fear, torture, and executions but a few people resisted and risked their lives to stand up for those who lost their voices because of the persecution.
Cruel punishments were acted out by any government official. Police brutality in America has been an occurance of the misuse of authority. Police officers abuse their power by assaulting and harassing individuals because they can. The novel 1984 relates to this because in the result of convicting crimes the Party would torture a victim in order to get them to confess or commit suicide. The ministry of love was where most of the police brutality occurred along with making arrests.
I strongly agree with Robert’s claim. McCarthyism resulted in Americans turning against each other because of politicians greed for power, paranoia, and the fear of communist infiltration. Clearly, Senator McCarthy’s greed for political power led to American citizens’ unrest. In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, John Proctor dealt with the corruption of power in his town when Abigail Williams and many other girls accused those, who were innocent, of witchcraft. Similarly, americans were being blacklisted by McCarthy because they believed these people may have
In this essay William Lutz would be considered someone who fakes history for the government like in the Ministry of truth, to please the government. Although this essay states there was blood on their shirts during that time, individuals continue to say, “I was wrong” and “No one died in Tiananmen Square”. No one denies this and they protect the government in results of fear. They are being forced to lie and say the army did not hurt anyone nor killed anyone. The government in China wants people to “Love the Party, love the socialist motherland”, similar to Nineteen Eighty - Four because “The two aims of the party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought” (Orwell 193).
Darnay suffered due to his aristocratic family’s misdeeds, while Manette suffered to his past life as a revolutionary rebel. The aristocratic crimes of Darnay’s family took him to trial and a sentence of death by guillotine. He suffered due to the wrong doings of others. Manette suffered due to his own past life as a prisoner in the Bastille. His heart hardened and he was damned to despair.
The Führer was able to manipulate a majority of Germany, including Irmgard Hunt’s family, into believing his hopeful lies. In On Hitler’s Mountain, Hunt recounts her childhood under Adolf Hitler’s rule. Looking back on her childhood, Hunt questions how Hitler was able to make the country follow him but then she remembered what her mother said, back then after the war was over, “If there were a bad economic downturn or perhaps a war with the Soviets, Americans might too accept a leader who promised to save them and the fatherland” (Hunt 270). Hunt’s mother was able to recognize how Hitler used Germany’s struggles to his advantage. After World War I, Germany was struggling in many ways.
One of Pinneberg’s former workers at his bookkeeping job is part of the Nazi party. The Nazi party is the party that helps create even more anti-Semitism towards the Jewish population. Many people know the story of what the party did to the Jewish party. Yet, in the novel people often supported other political views. Lammchen and Pinneberg illustrate their political views in the novel and their views are among the minority who believes that the system of government is corrupt.
Corruption unfortunately was a result of the growth and it became more prevalent in society, which is why it ended up being Rome’s downfall. All of which affecting the relationship the Romans had with their state. Crime and laziness were common occurrences, because there was such a big difference between the parties that arose during this time. The citizens that were poor had nowhere else to turn to but crime because things were getting so bad. This is obviously how Catiline was able to get so far in his plans because many felt as though the leadership of their state was failing them.
The Most important events happened in London, England and Paris, France (1775-1790). A major event that happened in London, England was the bad court system that they had. It shows how bad the court system is by how they charged Charles Darnay with treason. Treason is when you betray your own country and/or when you try to kill someone from that country. The public assumed that he’s felonious of betraying the country so Darnay goes on trial to show that he’s not guilty.
In addition, this organization was established around 1938 and this origination was established because of the red scare and the overwhelming fear of communism spreading to the west. The primary Purpose of H.U.A.C. ( House Un-American Activities Committee) was to investigate communistic influences and put an end to it. A common question most people would hear, if they were interrogated by of H.U.A.C was, " Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communistic Party? " This origination would go around excusing a lot of people being Communists or communist sympathizers, many of these people were even communist or communist sympathizers.
McCarthy and the Red Scare’s influence reached beyond the government, even finding its way to books. Librarians would pull classics such as Robin Hood, The Grapes of Wrath, and Civil Disobedience off the shelves, fearing they would be considered too leftist (Wall). Nebraska state legislators passed a law that required schools to inspect textbooks for “foreign ideas”, and also required them to devote hours of school time for the performance of patriotic songs. Everyone in America felt the Red Scare hanging above them, as McCarthy scholar Ellen Schrecker articulates, saying, “The taint of communism was like a contagious disease. Almost every survivor of the McCarthy years-Communist and political innocent alike-has a story of someone crossing the street to avoid eye contact” (Hillstrom 69-70).
The National Lawyers Guild is an organization that was established in 1936 by a coalition of left-wing and liberal attorneys who wanted to combat the conservatism of the mainstream American bar association. Although communists were active in this organization, so were many devoted non-communist civil libertarians and progressives. However, the NLG had criticized the FBI for many years, which made it a large target when the bureau conducted a massive campaign of illegal surveillance in an attempt to find and eliminate communists from unions and left-wing
These horrific events of corruption occurred during 2003 and 2004. Two judges received 2.6 million in bribes to oppose harsh sentences to young individuals being accused of crimes (Anderson, 2009). This demonstrates how both society and individuals are affected due to this unsuitable interest of