According to Geoff Brumfiel, there was two main reasons for bombing the cities: to scare the Japanese into surrendering and to test the power of the bomb (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”). The reason Hiroshima was chosen explained by historian, Alex Wellerstein, written by Brumfiel is "Hiroshima is compact," Wellerstein says. "’If you put a bomb like this in the middle of it, you end up destroying almost the entirety of the city.’” (“Why did the U.S choose Hiroshima”). Nagasaki on the other hand is a little more complicated considering it was not the original target. In an article by Alex Wellerstein, it is stated “ The initial
“Where is the Love” was released in 2003; post 9/11. The events that occurred on 9/11 were very gruesome for the United States. The lyrics emphasises the evil that is terrorism, and how the U.S is sending troops overseas to stop the terrorism in other countries even though there are still terrorists that still reside in the U.S. Not only that, but the lyrics suggest that there are terrorists that are members in the CIA, Bloods, Crips, and KKK. That line of the song calls out the faults in the government and its branches of systems and institutions. This stanza especially highlights the similarities of violence that is associated with all of those
Rhetorical Analysis The fear that was created from 9/11 was no doubt over whelming. Charles Krauthammer argues in this article that we as Americans created this fear ourselves. He goes onto add in this article that was published in the Washington Post on September 8, 2011 that we as Americans overreacted to 9/11. Throughout his article he presents a lot of research and then analyses what he finds. In the article Krauthammer is trying to convince Americans, the reader that we freaked out to 9/11.
Because of this, Bush declared War on Terror in the Middle East and Afghanistan. This led to the deepening of hatred between USA and Middle East. Bin Laden, because of his actions, faced worldwide criticism, which ultimately led to his assassination in 2011 by US special forces. The Taliban fell apart after another few kills on the top leaders of Taliban. The US and its allies believed that this would end the war on terror, but they were wrong.
For example, Osama Bin Laden chose to be a terrorist because he was angry at two things: the corruption he saw in Saudi Arabia’s government and the western influence on Middle Eastern life. He organized the terrorist group Al-Qaeda which had a hand in this event. On the internet or the news, there are multiple stories of people taken hostage and forced to work for terrorist groups or engage in these sickening acts. Someone who uses violence and threats to intimidate or coerce others for a political purpose is the definition of a terrorist. It can be inferred with this definition that anyone is capable of being a
His goal is warning people to not use lives in exchange for a perfect selfie. Newcome also uses other sources such as, “the article on Botox treatment called ours the ‘selfie culture’, “wsch6.com (8/30/15) reports on a car accident” and “Mac Slavo writes in sonsoflibertymedia.com (9/18/16) about a real “photo bomb” by a Syrian Jihadi” etc. (1) Using these sources helps to build Newcombe’s credibility by showing the facts that he collected from other experts and other expert’s point is strongly support his claim.
Satrapi talks about the struggle of being Iranian with all of the bombing that occur and how Satrapi shows some stereotype in her book with displaying Iran people and Islamic religion. She portrays Islamic and Iranian people somewhat horribly with pictures of them doing horrible actions to their citizens (14/4-7) and what types of gruesome torture they do to them in jail (51/1-5). Another stereotype that I saw in the book was how Satrapi tried to breakdown the idea of agency. Usually in Third World countries they are portrayed as lacking in agency where they are often in need of help rather than active agents in helping themselves. However I felt that Persepolis had tried to breakdown this stereotype by showing that there were actually many heroes in Iran who had tried to fight for change.
All the cited scholars have had different definitions and application of critical discourse analysis. However Van Dijk, Wodak and Fairclough have similar and correlating definitions and applications for critical discourse analysis of texts, the similarities are in that critical discourse analysis examines the context of the discourse, syntactic and lexical structures of text amongst other features. Wodak and Fairclough cited in Van Dijk (1997: 258) define critical discourse analysis as discourse analysis that, “analyses real and often extended instances of social interaction which take a linguistic form, or a partially linguistic form. The critical approach is distinctive in its view of (a) the relationship between language and society, and (b) the relationship between analysis and the practices analysed.” This study will apply the critical approach as explained by Wodak and Fairclough to locate the language used in the articles and the relationship between the language and Zille and De
The people who practice Islam have experienced hate crimes, the travel ban, and intense security at airports because of stereotypes that have become associated with the religion. It is common today for people to assume that all Muslims are terrorists because of the recent terrorist attacks. This is not the only way people in America make assumptions based off stereotypes. The film Remember the Titans clearly shows discrimination between race in America in the 1970s.
Moore suggests that by only choosing to televise violent stories the media has created a fear driven society. Moore conveys this through the collection of ludicrous media articles creating fear, such as “In an instant an escalator can mangle you or a loved one” Moore employs the sound of a rapid heart beat to metaphorically represent the fear in the american population. Moore undermines the views of the mass media and hyped blame culture through the use of montage displaying numerous media outlets blaming various external influences for the violence in America until they seem to reach the same conclusion; Marilyn Manson. The increasing speed in which the montage cuts between one clip to the next conveys the increasing hysteria of the American
The United States president at the time was sending bombs to other countries, and gun control became a hot topic. While the government is hurting others, people still want to use Marilyn Manson as a scapegoat for what happened at Columbine. He says whatever he wants to say, and that scares people. It’s easier to flaunt his face around as the villain than to take initiative and try to help the kids who are suffering. The reason this painting is named “Crop Failure” is because columbine is also the name of a flower.
They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway. It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more… Tony Blair addressed Muslims in particular, telling them that they need to sort out the problem within. That was a huge stereotype of the Islamic community.” As Hammasa states, when Muslims feel alienated by western culture, they may turn to extremism. “I feel after everything that 's happened Muslims are being stereotyped negatively. The whole community has been labelled and, whether they are guilty of crime or not, they are getting penalised for it.” She finishes.
Contain and Amplify: Review In Thomas L. Friedman’s article, “Contain and Amplify” he discusses the topic of terrorism and chaos in the Middle East. Friedman opens by stating the call to action, which states that there has not been peace established in Middle Eastern countries, such as Syria and Libya. Friedman then states his thesis. Thomas writes, “But after we removed the fists in Iraq and Libya, without putting a new bottom-up order in place, and the people themselves tried to remove the fists in Syria and Yemen, without putting a new live-and-let-live order in place, a horrifying wall of all against all has exploded” (Friedman 1). Friedman explains that by trying to intervene with Middle Eastern countries in order to make the situation