A corporatist markets off what they know would put them in financial ruin if people found out the truth behind what they claim is bettering the world. Once gathering enough positive claims, they proceed anyway. This is the quintessence of GMO marketing. Now, as the newest generation, millennials are likely to have been fed these genetically modified foods growing up, but have the technology to research and make their own intelligent and informed decision on whether these foods should be continued to be produced and distributed throughout the world. It is not being overly suspicious to not believe a corporation such as Monsanto, the leading agrochemical company, when with minimal research they publicize that GMOs are safe to consume.
In the article entitled Monsanto's Harvest of Fear, Donald L. Barley and James B. Steele demonstrate that Monsanto already dominates the United States food chain with their genetically modified seeds. They are currently targeting milk production which is just as scary as the corporation's legal battles against the small farmers. This situation leads to a history of toxic infections or diseases. There were many disagreements between Gary Rinehart and a stranger about the innovative seeds. They were under surveillance and an investigator came in the picture.
All over the world fear is controlled by many different factors. Whether it is social media, literature, or power. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, fear is used to control others as it is today. Social Media is a great example of controlling others using their fear. Embarrassment and exposure can come from social media.
Paranoia is a great motive and a sufficient drive for people. As Newton’s law states, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This was the most probable case that happened in the Red Scare back in the 1950’s. This tragedy that happened began with a United States Senator James McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities proclaiming and dictating that Communists had infiltrated the government and even society as well. Arthur Miller, the author of The Crucible began with the pretense that these trials were more or less something of a comical sense.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller can often be misunderstood as just a play written to show the mass hysteria of the 17th century caused by the lack of good judgement made by the puritans. However, Miller was only using the past to show America the path they were following if they continued to persecute communist and also as a warning for the future generations of Americans, through the use of an allegory. If the reader does not see what Miller is trying to accomplish from writing this play then there is a potential danger of repeating the mistakes made by both Salem and the entire country. In order to avoid this it is important for the reader to understand the motivations behind the false accusations made and the unjust court proceedings that
Hysteria and Mistreatment “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” - Benjamin Franklin. In the play The Crucible, readers observe a terrified public who sacrifice other people’s rights for their own safety. One of The Crucible’s defining themes is mass hysteria and mistreatment of outsiders in the community. This happens throughout the play and also throughout history. Humans have historically experienced mass hysteria when things were different.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller relates to many hysterias that happen in reality. This book gives us the attention to this repetitive problem, and to prevent it in the future we can be more aware of what’s happening, and how to handle it. Likewise, The Red Scare was caused by the people themselves, there were many concerns in Eastern Europe and China about the issue of communism. The general idea of this novel is that there are continuous cases of hysteria that have happened in the past which is why Arthur Miller decided to make this novel and based off of his own experiences, he decided to bring consciousness on this matter; he wants people to understand the concept of hysteria. Although Fear was influenced into their minds, one element that
Hysteria occurs in our everyday lives no matter how small or large, true or untrue, the event may be. The inspiration for The Crucible came from another example of mass hysteria, and from that aspects the play can be compared to more recent events in American history. Much like the events that occurred during The Crucible, the aftermath of the Boston bombing also led to outstanding false accusations, and irreparable damage. To begin, mass hysteria is described as a psychological phenomenon in which individuals in a group setting collectively “freak out” in result of a stressful event (Nicholas).
Fear and paranoia have an extensive history with American politics. Since the times of the thirteen colonies, and the Salem Witch Trials paranoia and suspicion have been a part of daily life in America; Whether it be rational or otherwise. Sporadically, there have 2 other periods in American history when paranoia has reigned politics. The first period of paranoia was during the Cold War, which spurred the Red Scare. Consequently, it also inspired Arthur Miller to write The Crucible as an analogy to the Red Scare.
Man has endured hysterias in the past. Many times, they caused damage to the social structure and even led to the destruction of it. The audience finds hysteria in the play “The Crucible”. The town of Salem follows the same process that crumbles social order. The role of human nature is present and factors to the downfall of man.
One of the themes used in “The Crucible” is the use of fear/paranoia. Throughout the story, from the beginning, when Betty Parris is “bewitched”, this story shows a concept of irrational fear. For example, the conversation between Rev. Parris and Abigail when Abigail admits: “Uncle, we did dance; let you tell them I confessed it – and I’ll be whipped if I must be” (Miller 10) shows a huge amount of fear because Abigail, who is the reverend’s niece, admits to dancing, naked, in the forest allows for all of the people to open their imaginations to suspect that
For example “All that changed, however, in the postwar atmosphere of fear and contempt for the Soviet Union, at which time HUAC's activities commanded broad popular support and consistently attracted major headlines.” (House Un-American Committee), in the quote it shows how even with the lack of proper evidence the paranoia of citizens increased the popularity of the situation on Communism. In addition during that time period, fear commenced the lack of trust between communities, and citizens. As Arthur Miller himself states that, “My basic need was to respond to a phenomenon which, with only small exaggeration, one could say paralyzed a whole generation and in a short time dried up the habits of trust and toleration in public discourse” (The Crucible, The Salem Witch Trials, and McCarthyism), it shows how The Crucible had the purpose to emphasize the paranoia on these
A major theme in The Crucible is paranoia and how foreign troubles are feared because false information is spread. In the play, the people in the village of Salem assumed witches were around them torturing one another and as word went around, more and more accusations began to occur. This has also become a common issue in the real world for many different reasons. For example, Malaria is a deadly mosquito-borne disease that originated from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This disease spread from its original location to the United States, sparking a national paranoia.
Monsanto and other companies such as those that own Larabar, Silk and Kashi do not want consumers to know the truth about GMOs in the foods they have purchased. They are also spending huge sums of money to try to defeat Proposition 37. “The Proposition dictates that labeling is required on raw and processed food if it has been made using Genetically Modified material. ”(Rodale)(No on Proposition 37)
The use of Genetically Modified Foods has been a controversial topic for quite some time. Many are for, and many are against the use of such heinous methods of mass production. Those that are against it argue that the use of GMO's is not wanted and the foods that contain it are not properly labeled; the experts, such as Dr. Judy Carmen, say they are unsafe for the animals that consume these chemicals on a daily basis; they are also unsafe for unborn children and their mothers. Therefore, GMO's are not positive or healthy chemicals and everyone needs to stop using and consuming them.