The myth though fails because it does not embody the whole of American society or an accurate account of history. This is prevalent in Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle which satirizes America’s need for a myth, having Rip embody negative aspects
Every country have a different of gun control law. We can’t expect that gun control can effective in reducing crime rates in every country. V. CONCLUSION Summarize/ Rephrase Thesis Statement: In a nutshell, gun control is not effective in reducing the crimes rates. Although Australia had success in gun control but there were still have the other reasons why gun control is not effective in reducing crime. Such as, the non-firearm crime, and the cause is from the owners not the guns.
The ill minded should not be the cause of the abiding citizens of America to lose their rights. The second amendment (the right to bear arms) was within the first 10 amendments to be put into our Bill of Rights. As the supreme court stated, the right to bear arms belongs completely to those as individuals. The purpose of the second amendment to be made was to make sure that the government couldn’t unarm our militias and make federal standing armies. When argued that the Second Amendment is purely to keep from disarming the state militias can not be entirely true, for it is said in the last half of the Amendment itself “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.
Saying Australia used genocide to justify their racial policies would be an overstatement. The crimes against the Aboriginal people don’t consist as genocide. Although the crimes against the race were abysmal and they did not fit into some of the stages and the definition of genocide. They were never the targets for mass killings or extermination compared to the Jews. Nazi Germany did use extreme measures of genocide to justify their racial
Although the natives lead different lives than the stereotypical Christian American citizen, it does not give the United States government the right to strip them of their homeland and resources. The aborigines have a vast set of lore that many of are unaware of. It is wrong of Jackson to assume that one must be Christian in order to be civilized. Jackson claims that the natives, upon settling westward, will have access to countless benefits provided by the government. However, disregarding the natives’ religion, culture, and way of life does exactly the opposite.
This poses a large problem, because corrupt or self-interested leaders in post-conflict societies can do next to nothing to alleviate the suffering of the nation’s citizens, and claim that what they are doing is their own take on reconciliation. Without clear definitional boundaries, the concept of reconciliation can be adapted to fit any process that suits the political elite. In Schaap’s own study, he found that there were at least three conceptions of reconciliation that emerged regarding the Australian reconciliation process in the 1990s. Reconciliation in the Australian case went from being about achieving distributive justice and equity on the one hand, to requiring an official apology and economic reparations on the other. Thus, the actual methods and outcomes of the reconciliation process will ultimately depend on who is in charge, what their intentions are, and who they strive to
WEEK 1: CULTURAL IDENTITY I always thought that the definition of culture was the way a group of people behave socially, which was influenced by their cultural background like race, religion, rituals and origin. Activity 1 challenged the way I thought about my own culture. I used to think my culture was typical Australian, but when asked to describe my own customs, I realised that I do not eat seafood or pork, like many Australians, and that this is because of a religious belief that my parents and extended family held. I now think that culture is different for every person, as they choose the customs that they find meaningful and are influenced by peers and family. Kaur Klair (2018) said that what we eat, wear and how we act is determined by our culture, but I also think those things are influenced by many factors as everyone’s culture is different.
Two examples of contemporary versions of Euripides’ The Bacchae include Mr. O’Dwyer’s Dancing Party (1968) by the New Zealand poet and playwright, James K.Baxter, and A Refined Look at Existence (1966) by the Australian, Rodney Milgate. Both these plays localise the temporal and spatial setting of Euripides’ drama, but their updating of the plot overshadows any attempt to decentre imperial hegemonies; rather, these two texts merely make the British Empire more accessible to the former colonies in the twentieth century. Although Milgate casts Pentheus as an Aborigine, he misses a significant opportunity to use him to centralise the issue of race relations in Australian society of the 1960s. Instead, the portrayal of ‘Penthouse’, the Aboriginal Pentheus, becomes racist, and ‘Donny’s’ (Dionysus’) attempts to seek revenge on his family reveal a protagonist even more self-absorbed than Euripides’ original. Similarly, Baxter’s play, which focuses on boredom in a number of 1960s marriages in Remuera, New Zealand, is not a strategic postcolonial reworking of a canonical text but merely a somewhat misogynist updating.
A communist in NRC Handelsblad newspaper questioned whether Netherlands really tolerant as imaged. He said that America has chosed a black-skinned president, in the other hand Netherland hasn’t choose non-Netherlands decendant and black-people in cabinet yet. “It’s because we aren’t like another countries, they are color blind. We don’t need ministry thus prime minister with black-skinned. We have Zwarte Piete” quipped Bas Heijine, columnist.
A land ripe for the taking. How have we allowed this to happen? The insensitivity of our nation towards this issue has driven our renowned morals into the dirt. For the sake of our country’s future we need to change the date of Australia Day to a more inclusive one. Not only does January 26 commemorate the Invasion Day for Indigenous Australians, but there are numerous approved dates where Australia Day can be held instead, as its purpose is to celebrate the unity of all Australians and praise living in such a great country, one we all proudly call home.