Analysis Of The Omnivore's Farewell Speech

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Since the dawn of the scientific revolution, historical advances has been made for the pursuit of a finer and a stronger understanding of life. But, not all advancements has benefited our society. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed concerns regarding these developments in his “Farewell Address” speech. As his final speech as president, he leaves his audience with a message that may have shocked some listeners. Not to mention he also gave his thoughts on how we should go about solving our issues as a nation. In one aspect of his speech, he speaks on the military industrial complex, which has similarities to our food industrial complex in terms of complications. To further demonstrate these complications, author Michael Pollan sets out to discover what goes on behind the closed doors of the food world in his novel “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”. Correspondingly, Eisenhower’s concerns are reflected in Pollan 's examples which reveal the issue of using an excess amount of oil and resources, the imbalance of solving problems, and government contracts. By wasting valuable resources, we have created a hole for ourselves and for our future. Eisenhower believes we are not utilizing our resources to last for future generations. As a matter of fact, Eisenhower states, “ As we peer…show more content…
Given these points made by both Eisenhower and Pollan, we can come to a conclusion that changes must occur. In order to overcome these problems of overusing oil and resources, there has to be balance and good judgement. Although, to have good judgement, there has to be sound government contracts that are favorable to the good of the people and not only the economy. Overall Eisenhower 's “Farewell Address” speech, and Pollan’s novel, “The Omnivore 's Dilemma” foreshadow and demonstrate conflicts that cause danger to our nation.In the future, as technology advances so will our knowledge. Hopefully, our knowledge will be used to create optimism instead of depression and cures instead of

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