“We do not want riches. We want peace and love.” War Chief Red Cloud, Oglala Lakota Sioux. The early European settlers were only interested in trade and riches and could care less about peace and love, which is the main reason why American Indians were mistreated so badly in the past. Although American Indians shouldn't blame the people of today for their mistreatment of the past, the frustration American Indian’s feel about their mistreatment of the past is valid. What happened in the past attempted genocide of American Indians including the elimination of many American Indians, the discrimination it started and the forced movement from their original land to reservations proves the ignorance of America’s past and the ignorance it brought
Throughout the movie, The Book Thief , they show parts where Liesel and her family oppose Adolf Hitler. Many people were forced to like Hitler due to fear of being put in a concentration camp because they didn’t follow the rules. Hitler believed that no non-Germans should have any say in Germany. Hitler believed that communism was a huge threat to Germany and should be annihilated. He thought that communism was a Jewish invention and that was another reason why he hated the Jews.
Even if you were a U.S citizen the government did not care, they put you in the internment camps anyway(Parks). The Japanese internment camps were very unfair for the Japanese. There were many reasons the government did the internment camps. One of the reasons was because the government thought that the Japanese were spies and they didn’t want the Japanese to attack again. Another reason was because the people were paranoid that all Japanese were like the ones who attacked Pearl Harbor so the government did it to please the people(Velanquez).
D). In Document A “study the problem of genocide and to prepare a report on the possibilities of declaring genocide an international crime.” Although this would have been a great action to protect civilians value during the Nazi crimes, which were inhumane. However, due to the “lack of adequate provisions and previous formulation of international law, the Nuremberg Tribunal had to dismiss the Nazi crimes,” (Doc. A). The international government have not payed attention to serious issues concerning their people.
His audience is those who believe America is the Greatest place in the World; at the time, around 2002, there was a lot of fear and doubt in the nation. Which adds to the author's purpose, to show people America is greater than ever. D’Souza makes the controversial point of, “Colonialism and imperialism are not the cause for success but instead a result”, which those who believe America is the result of “bullying others out of resources”, is very off-putting. D’Souza is making the argument, “The West did not succeed due to bullying others or stealing goods, but were driven by the desire for the power that fueled it.” His tone was very optimistic, he believed that contrary to belief, human progress was going up not down; the best is in front of us not
As opposed to righteous view that America was safeguarding its position in the war, the Japanese American internments were created out of resentment and racial prejudice fostered by other Americans. As the article “Personal Justice Denied” stated, the internments were led by “widespread ignorance of Japanese Americans contributed to a policy conceived in haste and executed in an atmosphere of fear and anger at Japan” (Doc E, 1983). It may seem like a precautionary cause to make internments but there aren’t any other extreme measures for other fronts. Caused by a hatred stirred by media and society’s view, many people disdain the Japanese. Even at the high levels of government, officials share similar prejudices.
When Simon Wiesenthal walked away from the dying SS officer who asked him, a Jew, for forgiveness, Wiesenthal questioned whether it was the right thing to do. He asked others this question, and some said that it was justified and that they might even take it to the next level and scold Karl, the SS officer, while others said that Wiesenthal should have forgiven him because it was part of their religion to forgive. Edward H. Flannery said that Wiesenthal should’ve forgiven Karl because he wasn’t asking Wiesenthal to forgive him on behalf of all Jews, but just personally. I disagree with Flannery because I believe that someone can still be angry with another person and their actions even if they were not a victim of that other person’s actions, and that there are some actions that are so horrible, like the war crimes committed by Nazis, that cannot be forgiven.
A monument that is not desired will not be effective or honored such as the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota. People have to favor a monument being put in place in order for it to work. An example of this would be the Crazy Horse Memorial sculpture being developed in South Dakota. Lawrence Downes argues in Source C (Downes), “The Crazy Horse Memorial has some of the same problems: it is most definitely an unnatural landmark. Some of the Indians I met in South Dakota voiced their own misgivings, starting with the fact that it presumes to depict a proud man who was never captured in a photograph or drawn from life.” The landmark being put in place to honor Crazy Horse is not very well supported, therefore, it will not be very
Progress and change is not something white people value in the novel Black Like Me. Belief in changing self and country. After Griffin finishes his experiment he goes back to Mansfield. For publishing his book people claim his acts were unchristian, and they hung an effigy in the center of town. This shows that white Americans do not want progress and change because on the effigy that people hung the face was colored in half black and half white.
No innocent people like the Japanese Americans should have been punished or looked as bad people because of their ancestry. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused the U.S. to fear the Japanese Americans, so they placed them in internment camps. Japanese Americans shouldn’t of been punished because most of them were born and raised on the West Coast. The condition of the camps were often not pleasant. Japanese Americans were viewed as alien and untrustworthy, and isolated from others.
Moment education On thing, I have to point out, however, is the book of matt also has a view on why this happened and while I think that the issue of tolerance and acceptance is a good subject.I think that the real problem is not Matthew Shepard it is the people themselves. They have this preordained idea that gays are bad and that because of this they have to fear them they can 't say why all they can say is that they don 't like it. It is kinda like the same reason that kids today have an immediate prejudice to germans because of what happened in the holocaust none of us have actually experienced it and very few of us have actually had anything to do with this event yet somehow we still have this connotation that Hitler is bad. This is because society has told us that Hitler is bad it doesn 't highlight the good he did or anything else other than Hitler bad man kills poor old jews.I find that this attitude while not entirely without reason exaggerates the qualities of both sides to the point. Kids today feel a hatred or sadness based on an event they might not know a dang thing about.
Elie Wiesel states that, “there is so much injustice and suffering crying out for our attention. (Night, page 190) ” Elie Wiesel questions why the world kept the evils of Nazi Germany silent, and how humanity let this happened. The witness in the Isis article mentions how people don’t make these genocides a bigger issue. This shows that despite the thousands of deaths caused by both groups, the world decides not to do much, and society needs to stand up and stop these genocides. If we stood up against it now, we can just stop it once and for
Nikitchenko 's action to oversee such crimes was very wrong. Now, in 1945 he was serving as a judge to condemn German Nazis for their wrongdoings even though he had witnessed and approved of the killing and torture of innocent citizens. This just contradicts the Nuremberg trial 's mission. The Nuremberg trials were meant to punish Germans and all those who had committed reprehensible acts during the war, but the Allies were not convicted for their crimes (Davenport 141). Because those charges against the Nazis were made following the crimes, it is suspicious that none of the crimes committed by the Allied powers were brought forward.