Essay On Villains In Uniform

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Villains in Uniform Police officers and soldiers have been categorized as the knights in shining armor for decades, commended from the young to the old in the United States. Within the article “You Don’t Protect my Freedom...”, by David Masciotra, he discusses his idea of how immature the American culture has become, due to the still high praise of these heroes who the author thinks have no right to be categorized as such. Throughout this article he held a irate and derogatory tone with his reader, as if he is scolding the readers themselves, that results in his article to be not as clearly communicated as it could and should have been. Masciotra begins by immediately striking the reader with his blunt words, sternly stating: “Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as ‘heroes’”. Just by these words Masciotra does not spare any feelings, trying to get his point across that he takes…show more content…
Though it was his pure intention to shock the reader with vivid details to get them to acknowledge how these “heroes” might be the actual opposite, it does little to no powerful effect if the readers are negatively shocked. By declaring the world would need better villains, as if these crimes are not horrendous as is, he does not captures the audience 's understanding but rather yet captures just even more anger by doing so. The audience will not be able to comprehend his column in the way he wishes they would if he communicates in rather shallow

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