With problems with racism always occurring, the people who are mostly affected by it cannot be heard due to lack of representation. Minorities cannot be understood either, so the only options that congress has is either ignore the problem or make assumptions because the can only see the problem from their perspective not everyone else’s. There are a few ways that these problems can be solved. One is if people reached out to minorities and said they would like a bigger minority representation. Another is making minorities feel welcome in the House or Senate.
A government that values the people’s ignorance to their situation has little good to say about someone that feels differently than the majority. Everything is just so much easier when people do exactly what their told, expected, trained to do. Not question anything for fear of, if they’re aware enough, persecution by their peers and government. Individualism in a society where everyone bears the same colors is inherently dangerous. Even some of the most minute misdemeanors towards The Party and its ideals can put someone’s life at risk.
This means that despite the impacts of the war, many in America still believed that America’s role (and the best way to achieve its interests) was by leaving other nations alone. This is because the war was extremely unpopular. Many Americans did not trust that President Wilson campaigned for reelection on a platform of anti-war, but then got the United States involved. They also distrusted that he had promised a just peace in his fourteen point plan, but ended up with secret land deals and a punishing Treaty of Versailles, as opposed to a rehabilitory treaty. As a result, the irreconcilables in Congress voted multiple times to strike down the League of Nations.
“One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don 't go into government” (Trump). Into a positive mentality such as “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the
Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin believed communism was the most daunting threat to the American government at the time. Moreover, most Americans had only heard of communism, but were generally unaware of the topic until McCarthy preached his opinions. After his speech to the Republican National Convention in 1952, American citizens suddenly felt a responsibility to rid the country of communists. Although the thought of communism did not pose a danger to the average American, McCarthy’s rampant speeches made unknowing citizens feel a sense of urgency toward the topic. One reason Americans heard little of communism is because the government did not want them to know.
Throughout the book, Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac, the characters resist the urge to normalize their peculiar behavior. This particular idea of nonconformity is . The ultimate source of uniformity, to which Japhy Ryder and Ray Smith are definitely opposed, is the middle class. The majority of the American population, who are trapped in the "rat race" of money-making and social climbing rely on these social norms to . Kerouac, delivers the overall theme that obedience of societal norms is aberrant.
When Equality presents his lightbox to the World Council of Scholars, they show that they are extremely against individual creativity. Despite the obvious genius of the invention, they completely disregard it. International 1-5537 tells Equality that, “‘What is not done collectively can not be good’” (73). The concept that individuality is evil is so deeply ingrained in the morality of the society that the World Council of Scholars, who should be the smartest people in the society, don’t realize how senseless it is to disregard the lightbox simply because it was created by an individual. The institutions in Anthem are so extremely devoted to altruism, that any idea of doing something for the benefit of oneself is considered morally wrong and unlawful.
Strict power is important, absences of this allows us to forget that we are all equal and no one is higher than the other. Moreover, we lose our sense of flaw and that we, ourselves make mistakes. With the thought that government does not stand for the people, if us [people] all enjoy equal rights and cannot enjoy them in similar manner than we fall to our own quarrel. Nevertheless, in product to war the fruit will be unable to bear because it will be uncertain. There would be no productivity.
The saddest part of it all is that George, Harrison’s father doesn’t remember his son’s death because of the government transmitters that make him forget anything that makes him do too much thinking (Vonnegut 5,6). This shows how their society is being brainwashed into thinking that this is the way that everyone should be equal. People were either too afraid or they thought that what the government was right.There is no difference, there is no diversity, and there are no outliers. The author warns the reader that in the story, diversity and uniqueness are canceled out and that everyone is forced to be
The amendment however, would not come easy. “The amendment proposal failed at this point, in part, because of the makeup of the House. Abolition primarily was a Republican concern and most Democratic lawmakers seemed indifferent, if not actively opposed, to it” (Woog 78). President Lincoln address
Carters “Malaise Speech” did not help the American public. The American public knew what was wrong with the country they were living it every day. The President’s job is to fix the issues not lecture the American public how it is there fault. The transfer of blame because of infighting between political parties is not necessarily good
If we look at most of our opinion when it comes to voting comes from the band wagon affect these days. Media often sways people’s perception on the candidate. I believe that voting doesn’t do us any good when it comes to electing the President of the United States of America or anyone elected to State Represenitive, Governor, or state local official. No matter who get the most popular vote or majority of the votes, the Electoral College always wins. To me this makes voting it senseless to me since the candidate that the American people have voted for will not get elected because of the Electoral College.
Today, the philosopher’s biggest weakness as a ruler would be the inability to keep a strong grasp on their position while gaining the support of their society. Like Socrates says, the philosopher is not at fault, but rather it is the fault of people. An idea like this would never fly in our own country, because like many of us know, you simply cannot get everyone to agree to one
The source of Socrates’ suspicion of democracy stems from the argument that the general public is ignorant and therefore lacks the knowledge or reason to make the best decision for government and electing officials. The foundation of democracy is based on majority rule, however because the majority is unaware of what truly is good for them, by virtue of their ignorance, the masses are not capable of electing a leaders fit to run the state or government. Socrates contends that due to the general public’s ignorance, the majority will vote in favor of what and who panders to their desires and wants rather than what is logical and better for their souls (459b). Because the general public is ignorant, those who have the knack of oratory pander to the desires of the masses and therefore the consequence of democracy is inherent corruption in the governing structure. Socrates contends that the art of
She believes the growing political correctness in our country and government censorship solves nothing and actually causes more problems than it solves (660). She claims that such actions “selectively [erase] history” (660). Reynolds claims that political correctness and censorship are actually hurting efforts to overcome racism and other acceptance issues. She states not being able to freely discuss issues such as “race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation” is harming the efforts for understanding and acceptance because individuals are not discussing them at all and therefore it hinders them from gaining new perspectives (660). She finishes her argument by stating that the bill will smother our freedom and ability to have productive conversations about Native American history in our culture (660).