this is the war room!” is trivialising politicians, even though they are absorb in war and power, actual conflicts would be a disaster. Or the visual comedy of the slogan “Peace is our profession” being on a billboard with multiple bullet holes in it due to the war that is taking place around being another example of the satirising of the American government. The theme of “Appearance vs Reality” in regards to how the American government want to be viewed contrasted to how they actually are, is significant throughout the film. I conducted a focus group with the intention of analysing how people react to satire by screening all 95 minutes of the film and I encouraged them to discuss their thoughts on the film
Journalist and author, Dave Cullen, in his book, Columbine, redefines how his readers understand the Columbine tragedy. His purpose is to illustrate the misconceptions Americans have of the shooting by explaining how these misconceptions came about and became rooted in Americans’ minds, although they were so unbelievably wrong. Cullen creates a blunt tone in order to get straight to the facts to show who Eric really was. Through his use of rhetorical devices in this passage, Cullen unravels that Eric was not a bullied outcast like so many believe, but a psychopath.
Through a rather basic observation of Obama’s “War on Terror” campaign, one can come to find that the president has completely deconstructed the conflict into a host of euphemisms aimed at misleading the public; hence, it has been labelled “Obama's All Euphemism Foreign Policy” ever since. War and conflict are topics which cause civil unrest due to their negativity and correlation with danger, and therefore, in order to maintain peace and tranquility throughout our beloved nation, Barack Obama utilizes euphemisms to strip the associated language of every bit of its negativity. Rather, it is replaced with intricate, emotionless words aimed at creating a false image of war, as well as a flawed sense of
The political cartoon “Blood, Sweat, Tears” by Steve Breen focuses on the controversial topic of gun control in America. In order to emphasize the seriousness of taking action, Breen uses an emotional approach. He appeals to pathos to explain how these deaths have emotionally affected Americans throughout the country, and inform of how much effort the executive branch is putting in to limit the access of guns to the mentally ill. Breen utilizes a simplistic approach towards the details to gently remind his audience of the emotional impact that the gun shootings of the past few year have had on Americans.
In 2002, then Senator Barack Obama addressed fellow anti-war rallyist by using scesis onomaton to emphasis his views on why invading Iraq is unreasonable. He signifies that this war is an unrealistic decision by saying that “a dumb...rash war” would only cause more tension between nations. Obviously, he was not anticipating a clear answer because he knew that President Bush would not be able to defend his argument on why the American people should fight against Iraq. Obama brings attention to his audience by repeating similar words like “dumb” and “rash” in order to get his point across of how unnecessary this war will be. He establishes that he “does not oppose all wars”, but he does oppose those which add more fuel to the fire.
It is an un-American and evil worldview, which makes Rand’s influence on the Republican party all the more terrifying. House Speaker Paul Ryan has his interns read her work; GOP leaders from Ted Cruz to Ron Paul and Rush Limbaugh sing her praises; the Tea Party Movement, the dominant force among conservatives today, cites Rand as one of its most important philosophers. And her vision is deeply embedded in the policy proposals the GOP puts forward, which if enacted, would eviscerate the American safety net.
The belief that America’s gun culture is a fundamental to the construction of their modern day society, is the topic of Michael Moore’s documentary film “Bowling for Columbine.” Guns, death and fear; three keywords that inspired The movie makes its points by manipulating and twiting the information that is fed to the viewer. Moore utilises deception as the primary tool of persuasion and effect in Bowling. A major theme in Bowling for Columbine is that the NRA is cold hearted towards the killings.
Barry Levinson’s 1997 film, Wag The Dog, demonstrates to what length the government will go to in order to be reelected, even if it means war, through mockery. This film does not hold back when it comes to ridiculing key figures and groups. The director expresses his view by using a representative of the president, a Hollywood producer and a spin doctor to expose the tactics used by governments, and influential organisations. Levinson targets especially the government and mocks the steps members of the government are willing to take to win an election. In addition, the media is gone because it is contaminated easily as Wellers Hollywood's extravagant ways.
Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the heart of the non-believers. Bin Ladin uses didactic language touche Prime in al-Qaeda in the cause they stand for. Bin-Ladin uses the phrase,”strike like champions” to emphasize the pride and unity Al-Qaeda shares when taking down the United States. He also uses the phrase “strike fear in the hearts of the non-believers" to cause others to join his political views on life and focus on acts of terrorism. “ if God decrees that any of you are just lawyer, you should dedicate the slaughter to your father's, because you have obligations to work them.”
During a conversation with Nick, Tom says, “[Wilson] was crazy enough to kill me if I hadn’t told him who owned the car” (178). The fact that Tom sends Wilson to Gatsby despite knowledge of Wilson’s mental instability proven by “his hand on a revolver in his pocket,” demonstrates Tom’s selfishness and his disregard for others (178). Ultimately, Tom eliminates his competition—Gatsby—by exploiting Wilson’s grief and anger over Myrtle’s death. Subsequently, he says, “What if I did tell [Wilson]? [Gatsby] had it coming to him … if you think I didn’t have my share of suffering … I sat down and cried like a baby” (178-179).
The NYT article refers to the controversy about renaming the memorial and building a shrine commemorating the death of Native Americans in the Battle of Little Bighorn. “Senator Malcom Wallop, Republican of Wyoming, became an outspoken opponent of the name change, calling the proposal ‘a prime example of political correctness’ and an act of ‘revisionism’” (NYT 37) It seems that ideas such as westward expansion and imperialism have taken a negative toll after the 1960’s, but yet defenders of colonialist/imperialist history find some type of way to defend it. Political correctness is the orthodox patriotism of the post
David Kopel 's article on the 1966 gubernatorial election discussed the extremism issue. Reagan dealt with accusations from the Democrats of being extremist. Incumbent Pat Brown upon hearing of Reagan 's candidacy remarked “gleeful anticipation of beating this politically inexperienced, right-wing extremist and aging actor.” Accusations came from the Republican side, but the 11th Commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of any other Republican,” kept accusations from being too loud. The 11th Commandment promoted unity within the Party.
An atheist from California has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to remove the phrase “In God We Trust” on American currency, claiming it is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed against the U.S. Congress and Treasury Department by Michael Newdow, 62, a Sacramento attorney, on Jan. 11 in Akron, Ohio on behalf of 41 plaintiffs. Newdow claims that the phrase “In God We Trust” violates the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).
Kelly followed up asking Cruz why “doesn’t make sense" to draft women in combat. “It risks putting women in an unsafe situation,” Cruz said. “If you are dealing with a 200 pound jihadist, the idea that we would be forcibly take our daughters and put them in the position of close combat doesn’t make sense. The job of our war fighters is to defeat the enemy not to be a cauldron for social experiments or political correctness.”
Ms. Tarbell series on Standard Oil published in, “1904” would cause the government to act. “Tarbell meticulously documented the aggressive techniques Standard Oil employed to outmaneuver and, where necessary, roll over whoever got in its way. A short while later, President Theodore Roosevelt used the phrase “muckraker” (from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress) in a speech in reference to Tarbell….” (Connecticut History.org). Ms. Tarbell earned praise of President Theodore Roosevelt for exposing Standard Oil’s corrupt practices.