May states “His outrage at the ludicrousness of sociopolitical fads and the stupidity of the people who support them are both at play in this story.” (May). People in society will allow themselves to be controlled by the government, but never think about how the people actually run the government because they're here to serve the people needs. People today can vote on who they believe seem beneficial for their needs. Their need to be a change to where there's more flexibility for people to rotate their schedule around. A true patriot are the ones who oppose, the ones who don’t just go along, those who follows truth and righteousness and try to pass it along to the society.
It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely. However, the Council in Anthem has forbidden individual thoughts. They worked to create a society where everyone is supposedly defined as equal. These rules cause Equality to believe he is evil for not being able to prevent his individual thoughts. Equality thinks he is a sinner for thinking outside of his
George’s brain handicap symbolizes a legitimate restriction that the government has placed on his body. By placing a handicap on his brain the government is attempting to make George more like everyone else. George is not able to have unique or creative thoughts without be halted by society. Even if George was to question the Government or why he had handicaps, his brain would be shocked and he would forget about the thought.
‘Amen’ “ (Rand 21). This motto prevents the idea of equity by saying they should all be the same. It is taking away the idea of individuality and fails the society members. The society is attempting to make all equal however that is nearly impossible to actually do. Both pieces fail their societies by trying to make everyone and everything the
In Equality's society rules are supposed to provide structure and balance, but at some point these rules just become a method of complete control. The house of council suppresses the individuality of all the people by creating laws and regulations to hold everyone equal. The house of council holds them under such a tight guard that the people do not know any better. The laws presented in Anthem are occurring in today's society; people are allowing it to continue until someone like Equality revolts against the government, and puts an end to the unjust ways of the governing body. The citizens cannot speak, love, or even think without being in fear of being punished by their own governing body.
It might give them [children going through conditioning process] the most disastrous ideas about the subject, might upset them into reacting the entirely wrong way.”According to Huxley’s expressive text, conditioned citizens are so indefinitely invested in the hollow happiness the government supply’s, they lose appreciation, respect, sympathy, attachment and compassion for others. Thus, due to the ultimately reconstructed mindset of society, human lives no longer have purpose or significance, and because the constantly happy society is causing this, it is definite that life isn’t supposed to be incessantly
Plato designs his society not with the intention of equality in terms of everyone having the same opportunities but with the idea that no group has the advantage of being happier than any other (Plato YEAR 103). Like happiness, Plato intends for his society to not have a group wealthier than any other, because there are consequences to the inequality including revolution, bad work, and revolution (Plato YEAR 105). Plato attempts to rectify this situation in his Kallipolis, because the structure of system is based on every citizen working in the position based upon their soul and a balance between different groups to create a single cohesive body. Yet, luxury and wealth throw off the system. “If you give an inch, they will take a mile” is an old saying that applies to the fact that there would be no way for materialism not to cause consequences.
Her thesis is that not everyone is able to participate in their society’s “happy activities” because the dominant groups use happiness to systematically exclude and marginalize certain communities, thereby withholding the socio-political conditions for happiness.The moral issue here is materialism more specifically, the belief that people can buy happiness is immoral. Ahmed makes it clear to her audience that she isn’t focusing on the ways to be happy like so many other philosophers before her, in particular Aristotle. She has a very different approach for understanding how people
People in his world are so bent on creating equality that they cannot understand this simple fact: certain people will always be better at certain things than others. It is obvious that not everyone in the world could be a ballerina. This is why specialization is important to society. This same idea applies to all sorts of jobs, from construction to particle physics. It is not practical to teach everyone the same thing; this would disable the world’s ability to advance
Offspring can build up a social cooperation and contribute to a higher chance of survival in an affiliated society (Linda & Ahmed, 2003: p. 25). However, there is a mismatch in social conditions that people feel unpleasant and disappointed due to social failure in the rivalries community (Linda S. & Ahmed S., 2003: Ch. 3, p. 25) Regarding the saying of Ornstein and Elhrich, "non-zero-sum “relations with interdependence on technology cannot benefit human lives due to mismatches. Culture does not develop the ability to deal with long- term trends whereas technological advancements have changed rapidly (Ornstein & Ehrlich, 1989: p.56). People, like the Eskimos, lived from day to day without the little thought for future (Ornstein & Ehrlich, 1989: p.59).