Erich Hatala Matthes, professor of moral philosophy, says, “Cultural appropriation can often seem morally problematic. When the abstract schemas above are filled in with details from actual events, we often find misrepresentation, misuse, and theft of the stories, styles, and material heritage of people who have been historically dominated and remain socially marginalized” (Matthes 343). When dominating groups of people (i.e. white people) misuse and twist the history of other groups, it is harmful and offensive. The people who are being misrepresented are often those who have been discriminated against in history.
Corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when there is misused for private gain. A good example in the news article was the suspension of Nauru 's police commissioner, Richard Britten. He was suspended just for investigating the bribery allegation. This is harmful practice in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones like Nauru.
As explained by Murphy-Jallali (2017), the Hypodermic or ‘effects’ model relates directly to what exactly it is that media do to their audiences. The audience in this case is seen to be almost hypnotized by the media, which is where the power lies. This model assumes that the media effects the audience negatively, which stems from a position of moral panic. The effects model ultimately portrays the media in a negative light. It portrays the media as a predominantly unfavourable entity which either encourages inactivity and laziness, or encourages unsavoury behaviour such as violence and sex.
Tryston Strickland Dr. Norwood Honors English IV March 8, 2018 The Flaw: Human Nature In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad shows human nature’s tendency toward callousness through the use of greed, imperialism, and darkness. Throughout the book the topics of greed, imperialism, and heartlessness give examples of the flaw that humans cannot fix. Humans tend to help others when there is a benefit for them to gain. This greed drives humans to overlook the unthinkable in order to satisfy their lust for power and money. The attempted help of the Englishmen becomes the disease that slowly starts to cripple the host to gain the power they desire.
It is also a social evil. “O you who have believed, do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet or be loud to him in speech like the loudness of some of you to others, lest your deeds become worthless while you perceive not.” (surah hujraat 49:2) 11. Greed Becoming greedy leads to jealousy and jealousy is a sin. It is a social evil with destroys all humanity and removes every bit of care that you have for others. Therefore, being greedy is also a social evil.
When you lie, even if you think others will never find out, you will create a barrier in your relationship. When the other person finds out about your lying, it’s nearly impossible to gain trust. Also the people that you are lying to almost always find out, if you are lying it is better to come clean and tell the truth after the lie, because if you don’t it is only worse. Lying hurts us because it becomes a hurtful cycle that is
The acquisition and exercise of power can be either legitimate or immoral, and the mechanics governing this authority can be inscrutable, elusive and incredibly hard to discern; similar to Shakespeare 's play, The Tempest, the exercise of power is often illustrated with unclarity. One means of gauging the legitimacy of power [acquisition?] is to scrutinize the motive and the result? if the person is driven by what William Golding called “mankind’s essential illness” and he/she committed crimes with these powers, then it is morally wrong; otherwise, it is justified Antonio’s subversion over Prospero’s dukedom in this case, cannot be considered legitimate since it was greed that drives him to usurp Prospero. Same for Stephano, Stephano’s appetite for Miranda and the island that lead to his decision of supplanting Prospero.
Introduction Corruption is a criminally reprehensible behavior by which a person (the bribed person) solicits, agrees, or accepts a gift, offer or promise, presents or benefits of any kind for accomplishing, delaying, or failing to perform an act coming directly or indirectly during his duties. The offense has a twofold scope since it covers the existence of a corrupt and a corrupter. Thus, there is a distinction between active corruption, which is the act of the briber, and passive corruption, which is the work of the corrupt. The functions of the corrupt may be public as well as private, but their public character will result in a heavier penalty than that provided for private corruption. Corruption is an international phenomenon that
The most important and damaging of all is corruption in public life. Corruption can be defined as the misuse of entrusted power for personal benefit. Corruption has a negative effect on public service. It renders governments, unable or unwilling to maximise the welfare of the public. It distorts public servants ' decisions and limits the space available to both the public and private enterprises.
The basis of institutional decline is bribery, corruption, the inability of the institution to provide public goods is reflected from the performance of an institution. Hence, since performance is the basis of institutional decline, institutional decline would significantly affect public