Fake news (propaganda) can be very dangerous. An example of propaganda is when the US dropped leaflets over Iraq and told people that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the suffering. Also, take the Holocaust for an example people were blind sighted by lies and propaganda from Hitler which caused 7.6 million lives. We can change these events from repeating by not voting for corrupt people. If nobody believed in Hitler 's lies we could have been a stronger community and a stronger nation overall.
It is extremely important to prosecute the criminals as a way of remembering the Holocaust victims and knowing what they went through. “Everywhere in the world, there is an obscene attempt by people who call themselves historians who dare to deny the deaths of the victims. Who dares to tell me my parents were not killed in the camps” (Wiesel 6). This shows that many people disbelieve in the Holocaust; therefore they are forgetting the horrendous things done to the victims. It is very important to remember the tragedy that the Holocaust caused in order for it to not happen again.
Hitler, the Nazi leader, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and the Jews were “inferior”, therefore they should be eliminated. Does this not happen today? Stereotypes, racism, prejudice and discrimination keep us from evolving and living at peace with each other. We see discrimination and racism happen everyday in our lives.
Machiavelli and Hitler can be compared through their honesty, social beliefs, and justice system. The first statement that we can compare Machiavelli and Hitler with is “Man is easily fooled, be a good liar”. Although Machiavelli doesn’t write specifically that lying is good, he explicated that it is good to be a good liar when needed through his words.
Numerous bystanders claimed to have no other options when faced with a moral dilemma, and in doing so, they gave the perpetrators permission to hurt others. Bystanders enable perpetrators to commit atrocities; therefore, they are just as guilty of the crimes that the Nazis committed during the Holocaust. Bystanders do not know how to stop following the perpetrators’
The 20th century was a time of both success and sadness, triumph and tragedy, however, no event in European history has been quite as disheartening as the Nazi Holocaust, the darkest hour in European History. In less than a decade, The Nazi Party murdered well over 6,000,000 Jews. 6,000,000 mothers, children, fathers, even babies. This tragedy was justified on the grounds that the people of the Jewish population were subhuman, a burden to the Nazi regime. Similar to the Jewish population of Europe, the people of Salem in The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, were unfairly sentenced to death without any justifiable reasoning, other than suspicion and hatred.
The opposition would claim that the people were aware of a bomb and that the Japanese committed similar crimes by attacking pearl harbor. As for the claim that an attack was justified, one crime cannot justify another. And for the claim that the Japanese knew of the invasion, If all the 15 countries that Hitler invaded had pamphlets tossed at them from the sky warning them of an invasion just hours before he started his campaign would we still think of him as a murderer? would a warning change the fact that Hitler was a war criminal? as the evidence would later prove, Truman knew fairly well of that the initial targets of his Fat Man and Little Boy were not purely military because otherwise he would not have ordered dropping of pamphlets warning the citizens of an invasion.
However, United States and United Kingdom’s airstrikes were ought to be extreme since the bombing sabotaged the innocent ones. The possible reason for US to undertake such actions was to avenge for the severe losses from the 9/11 event. Additionally, in order to demonstrate US’s strong military power to the globe, US had taken this as an opportunity. Whereas the US had successfully proven its troops’ strengths, Barrack Obama now faces criticism: rash, uncooperative, and brutal. Indeed, the United Nations Security Council might not be able to come up with the most feasible resolutions to cope with the dilemmas that take place in the Middle East and was unable to execute immediate actions; however, US’s defilement might provoke other series of social unrest in neighboring regions and more unknowing residents have to be sacrificed.
The first evidence that supports this, is “These racist Nazi laws were among the first of many that led to the Holocaust.” The reason to use racist, is that they were stereotyping the whole group of Jews and “non- Aryan” races in germany as they say they are the cause of everything like the defeat in WW1. This is objective as it says facts are true and without opinion something would be all agreed upon that this would be racist. The second evidence is “The first was made on November 14, 1935. It defined a Jew as a person with at least one Jewish grandparent.
Unfortunate like Amery discusses, “ that too many criminals are spared by the letter of the law..”(108). One is innocent until proven guilty, but is one really innocent? If the law clears a Nazi member from all charges, can he automatically be forgiven? Even if Wiesenthal forgave the dying SS man, how would his friends back at the camp, Arthur and Josek view Wisenthal if he had forgiven a man that caused so much harm? Surely he must have had that thought in his minds when he was asking for forgiveness.
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty.
As time elapsed from September 11, 2001, the public began to break ideas about who was to blame for the attacks on September 11. A vast majority believed that the 9/11 attacks were solely to blame from the Islamist radical group, Al-Qaeda, a terrorist regime that sought to rebel against western civilization norms and enact their hate among the United States. The other idea, which is highly noted as a conspiracy theory, was that government knew the terrorist attacks were likely to happen and the only reason the government took a back seat was to conduct a reason to mobilize troops into the war-riddled Middle East. Whether the public believed either or, a paranoia was created, later to be recognized as Post-9/11 Paranoia. This paranoia would harbor certain ideals in American brains, creating a specific view and caution for certain areas, actions and personnel.
I believe that focusing too much on one group of people could result in authorities missing out on thoroughly checking other groups of people that could be just as dangerous or terrorists themselves. Stereotyping a group of people because of their race, ethnicity, or religion is not the solution because not everyone in a certain group of people think and behave similarly. As Richard M. Banks states in his argument, it is acceptable to look for suspected terrorists based off of the descriptions given to law enforcement. Nonetheless, targeting and unfairly treating a certain group of people because some of the suspected terrorists were coincidentally of the same ethnicity, race or religion is taking it to the extreme and is an indisputable act of discrimination. More investigation does need to be directed by experimenting the effectiveness of ethnic profiling on a large scale and recording the results of it because most studies conducted previously are outdated.
Even though Hitler was gone, there were still many anti-Semitic people living in Europe. Therefore, special camps were established for Jews to keep them safe from any danger that might still be out there. In conclusion, the Holocaust left millions of people dead. Two out of every three Jews were killed during this horrible time because Adolf Hitler blamed them for all the economic problems in Germany.