You can see throughout history that power does corrupt. If leaders have a lot of power they can crave more and more power and attention leading them to become power hungry and corrupt. Absolute power can corrupt someone because it will make them think that they can do what they want when they want. If leaders know that they can make their follower do whatever they want to then
Bradbury’s main points in this novel are that many, if not all, rely too strongly on technology, knowledge is never something people should stop striving for and individuals shouldn’t just accept what they are given just to become ignorant to the surrounding world and finally, masses have become extremely desensitized to death to the point where technology has more life than it’s creators. Since this novel takes place in a time where technology tends to destructively dominate society, people will rely on it too much which eventually leads to the downfall of human to human contact. This connection is important when spreading knowledge and ideas with other people and without it, many cannot effectively communicate or make sense of their thoughts. Mildred, Guy Montag’s wife, is a keen example for the majority of the people who are obsessed with technology. She is constantly attached to the parlor walls, which are basically just giant t.v’s that display a show called the “White Clown”.
With these rights in place Hobbes deems it could only result in such bloody chaos. His descriptions of the state of war are very colourful. Hobbes believes human beings are driven by their passions, which are continuous, and people will seek to satisfy these passions. He sees humans seeking ‘power after power’ and this has no end, only in death, “so that in the first place, I put for a general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire for power after power, that ceaseth only in death”. In the state of nature Hobbes depicts mankind to be selfish, riotous and have relentless ambitions.
Being wise and strong doesn’t make a leader if it was misused, but it develops a dictator who get what he wants on other’s expense. On the other hand, Gilgamesh had left a legacy and is widely known as having wisdom making civilians look up to but cannot follow him as he is one of a kind, which means that he does not really inspire because it is impossible to imitate him or even reach a similar level. He is not worthy of having the title leader as his negatives over weight what was found positive. I believe that a leader should be flawless and a role model, even if he has imperfect habits they must be kept secret so it does not repel
Full control of the media is taken by the leadership as well as full power in arresting everyone who disagrees. This happens without any trial. Fascist states do whatever they want and the subjects are too afraid to resist the acts even if they are heinous. This happens with full control of the media, and this
So, he must think about how to get to his enemy before his enemy gets to him. Sun Tzu realism thrives upon preemption because the assumption is that the other people or entities are characteristically aggressive at any given moment. And the only way to survive is to let go of moral rules to be able to see the way to victory. And even more importantly, leaders must let go of their own idealistic self-conception because glory and honor are not as important as victory. Today, Sun Tzu’s principles has gained worldwide acceptance beyond the military into the dynamic and fast-paced world of business where participants fully armed with blazing-fast gadgets and cutting-edge morale to aid competitiveness, and to find efficient and effective use for scarce
Vonnegut says that individuals need to fight only to make his hero a power-hungry godlike creature, being both an unreachable ideal and unreliable threat. Vonnegut is implying that individuals are powerful but that does not mean every individual deserves to have power. Accordingly nothing can change unless individuals force it, but that individuals too often lack courage and strength, even if one individual has everything needed, he might be corrupted when
This very struggle for power eventually leads people to fight against one another, since the only way you can acquire power is to overcome the powers opposed to yours. Macpherson as well claims, in his introduction to Leviathan, that “every man’s power resists and hinders the effects of other man’s power” . This incompatibility of men’s desires for power and their propensity of violence against each other inevitably leads to Hobbes’s perpetual war of all against all, the original state of nature would become a ‘state of war’. However, one needs to acknowledge that this peculiar understanding of human nature is very frequently
“I don’t believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war” she writes. “There’s in people simply an urge to destroy and kill and until all, mankind undergoes a great change, wars will be waged…
If a country cannot manage properly because of an unstable government anything will run well. The problem is not what’s in the outside but what’s in the inside is the one that people want to know, in a harsh world like this that takes a leader to change everything but if the leader is not faithful then it will cause problems. Just like the Indonesian government, everyone is a problem of corruption and that is how Suharto one of the president always stays in power, and what happens at the end is that at the end of his presidency he causes a massive problem in Indonesia. Corruption usually among Indonesians is the act to bribe to someone usually the higher ranking to do what he wants to do and like the current president Jokowi he must try to stay anti-corrupt and hopefully he will be a faithful president where people can