This will ultimately speak volumes about his perceived views on government. According to Peter Baehr: author of Dictatorship in History “Totalitarianism extreme in its denial of liberty, conveys a regime type with truly radical ambitions. Its chief objectives are to rule unimpeded by legal restraint, civic pluralism, and party competition, and to refashion human nature itself,” (Baehr 1). Baehr goes on to say that one characteristic of totalitarianism is, “A revolutionary, exclusive, and apocalyptic ideology that announces the destruction of the old order; corrupt and compromised, and the birth of a radically new, purified and muscular age. Totalitarian ideology creates myths, festivities… and rituals designed to commemorate the destiny of the elect,” (Baehr 5).
In the book The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom, the reader journeys through the events that unfolded during the holocaust from the perspective of a Catholic. Corrie Ten Boom may not have fallen victim to the Germans, but she certainly didn 't agree with how the Germans were treating the Jews. Despite it being against the law, the Ten Boom family decided to lie in order to maintain the Jews safety. In this case it is simply to lie in because they are lying for the greater good of saving lives. When people make decisions they weigh the pros and cons, so when it came to the time where Corrie made her decision, she knew the good most definitely outweighed the evil.
Not only that, but the interview also mentions how bombing specific railways had failed to immobilize the Germans, so the Allies believed it futile. Moreover, Bauer comments that bombing gas chambers in camps would have been difficult for them. Nevertheless, it was the Allied armies that liberated the camps and
The silencing of language by autocratic dictatorial leaders is an abuse of power that has brutal consequences on society. The consequent destruction of creativity and individual expression leads to submission and a collective inability to revolt against such despots. The displays of corruption by these leaders is demonstrated through their mass manipulations of the collective, which are enforced by oppression and dehumanisation. Throughout the twentieth century, there was significant social and political upheaval as a consequence of rapid industrialisation, war, and extreme class disparity. The dangers of such regimes are explored in the futuristic, dystopian worlds of Fritz Lang’s, Metropolis and George Orwell’s, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
As we all know, Adolf Hitler was described as a “devil” due to his ruling method of Germany. He was a harsh Nazis leader who implemented a lot of controversial policies. It seems like all what Hitler did were negative and brought huge harm to Germany as well as to the world history. However, is it a true story? What made him become a “sinner”?
Moreover, if you decided to speak out against the majority, you would have also been shunned. Characterization- Another aspect of the novel I understood was Kurt Vonnegut’s belief that while scientists attain great knowledge, they fail to use that knowledge for wisdom. For instance, Dr. Felix Hoenikker created ice-nine to simply prove a point, but failed to stop himself from creating such weapon because he did not even think about consequences. Allusion- Another aspect of the novel I understood was the Biblical allusion that ran throughout the entire novel, the Garden of Eden, and the story of Adam and Eve. In the Biblical story,
World leaders may argue justifiable reasons for war, including war being the most viable means to defeat an irrational, uncivilized common enemy; others, including those whose very lives are at risk, may define war was unreasonable, risky, and even absurd “in which human beings exist in an irrational, meaningless universe and in which human life has no ultimate meaning” (“The Absurd”). The fictitious novel, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, describes the violent yet absurd and meaningless nature of World War II and the young men who are forced to sacrifice their sanity and lives to protect their countries. The novel weaves together a variety of loosely related stories that depict a war of irrational events, absurd characters who are driven to the point of insanity, and a satirical, senseless, commanding bureaucracy. Although the novel takes place during a violent, deadly war, the novel
It is in human nature for people to accuse other things for their downfall. Humans will condemn gods, fate, and other humans. The Jews were rebuked for many things. German soldiers blame Hitler for their ignorance about the concentration camps. Trump accuses our broke government, jobs being shipped overseas, and other countries taking advantage of us as to why our economy is getting to become terrible.
In three sections, he answers the questions who, what, and where to blame society for the destruction and sacrifice of the American people. These people were oppressed by the conformist and materialistic ideologies of this time that they started to act in rebellion against it. These rebellious acts of the “best minds” against “Moloch” continued to progress until they were “destroyed by madness” like Solomon progressed into
To inflict this much pain on people is never justifiable. The US should not have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. It was unnecessary. The war was set to end in other ways anyways. Because of this, the bombs only true purpose was to send a message to the Soviets.
At the very start of the war, there were already so many assumptions about Germans. Once some of the assumptions proved to be accurate, people became frightened and terrified of all Germans. Those beliefs have endured and are still prevalent today. At the same time, it is true that the Germans, as a people, made mistakes. They elected Hitler, allowed him to rise to power and commit many atrocities.
As stated previously, the political climate of the Cold War lent itself to manufacture fear and panic among politician in order to perpetuate a sense of anxiety against communism and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Similar to the approach the Soviets and communists took in other nations, American society was filled much anti-communist propaganda and promoted America’s efforts to fight the horrors of the communists. The Red Scare as it came be known as included pieces of Anti-communist propaganda, where fear spread among the American public and influenced the opinions of the masses on a large scale (Schaller 1016). Hints of any communist ideals were met with hostility across American society, effectively preventing any formal or civil discussion on the matter.The United States became fragmented, it 's denizens in protest and division. To oversee the stability of American values and stability, the House committee on Un-American Activities was created (Schaller 981-982).
The vital information that only the scientists held should have been used as the main motivation to sway the President. By not bringing up the fact that it was them who invented the atomic bomb and they knew of its massive annihilation abilities, was a key argument that must have been brought forth. The petitioner’s repeated use of pathos and appeals of emotion and moral responsibility sidetracked the rational facts of their arguments. A factual representation of the scientist’s true information of the matter should have been the main thought process and might have possibly altered the course of history. Leo Szilard and his group of co-signers failed to prevent the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus demonstrating that the point of view of the scientists failed to carry the strong talking points needed to stop the world’s first atomic weapons attack.
The Americans also delayed Russia’s entry in the second World War which resulted in the deaths of tens millions of Russian’s. After the war ended these acts of unfairness evolved into an overwhelming sense of mutual distrust and hostility. Postwar Soviet expansionism in Eastern Europe fuelled many America’s fear of a Russian plan to take over the world. Meanwhile, the USSR despised what they assumed was an aggressive American arms