Most of it is useless, a lot of it is offensive, and some of it causes harm because it is deceitful, and because it is aimed at discrediting specific groups. It also undermines democratic citizenship and stirs up nationalism and jingoism, which results in harm to citizens of other countries. Even worse than political discourse, according to Kateb, is religious speech; he claims that a lot of religious speech is hateful, useless, dishonest, and foments war, bigotry and fundamentalism. It also creates bad self-image and feelings of guilt that can haunt persons throughout their lives. Pornography and hate speech, he claims, cause nowhere near as much harm as political and religious speech.
The Importance of Individuality “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury’s famous quote shows that while differences are disliked by many people, persuading people to be the same is like destroying a culture, eliminating the possibility of future developments. Can being different possibly save a life? While many people see individuality and differences as embarrassing, it is an important part of human life. In The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, the characters discover that it is harmful to hide from their differences.
Extremism is a plague of the human mindset that typically leads to suffering, and it must be acknowledged and kept in check so society can prosper. Religions are typically blamed for causing extremists to perform their horrific acts, and they are not completely to blame. Religion can bring out extremists and give them a goal or idea to follow, but it does not create the mindset. Humans have possessed a natural tendency to take things to the extremes, as evidenced by the Crusades and and the American Revolution. In general, these human tendencies lead to a useless loss of life.
While being an effective speaker, Stephen A. Smith allows his biases to largely overwhelm the sound logic of his arguments. In this way, Smith loses his audience and the meaning behind his argument which shows signs of an ineffective speaker. Everyone is naturally entitled to their own opinion, but when reporting like Stephen A. Smith it is important to keep your overwhelming bias out of your reporting and deliver the information correctly. Even though he tends to be the loudest person on the talk show, being loud alone will not attract viewers and could possibly lose the
Some people may believe that once you have lied you are untruthful to another person . For example, Immanuel Kant says a lie even if does not wrong to any particular individual always harms mankind individually . (4) This argument is wrong because you are not hurting mankind you are protecting someone from harm . Another common counterpoint is that people believe when you are lying you are unnecessarily complicating your life . For example Brad Blanton an author says lying is stressful and hurts relationships .
In modern society, where human rights are highly protected, torture is considered as a hideous crime that makes us feel repugnant. In fact, in a few circumstances, as an interrogation technique, some people are of the opinion that the use of torture is justified. However, torture should still not be legalized because not only the information gathered from it is usually unreliable, but also its effects on both victims and perpetrators are unacceptable. There is no doubt that the confession extracted through torture is not always trusted. Humans, including detainees, mostly tend to avoid pain, which means they may deliver any information just to appease the tormentors instead of the accurate one.
Consider the way that reputation is so important to so many characters in Salem, which is a place where even the most innocuous action or word is enough to crush somebody's reputation. And if either of these characters have a bad reputation then people will know not to trust the ones that have a bad reputation on the line. You can only trust the ones who have good reputations but John Proctor on the other hand he represented why he would not take the document he has good reasons to observe why he didn't want his name to be out
In John Berger’s essay, Photographs of Agony, the writer discusses the negative impact that graphic war photography can have on viewers. Berger implies that photographs portraying “terror, a wounding, a death, [or] a cry of grief” are unethical because they “arrest” or “engulf” the audience with “the moment of the other’s suffering” while imposing viewers with a sense of obligation in a moment “discontinuous with normal time” (Berger 39). In other words, Berger argues that such photography is misleading because it escapes reality while keeping the viewer in place. The writer also adds that such photography is unfair because it confusingly “accuses nobody and everybody” because of the photograph’s ambiguous nature (Berger 40). Berger’s essay reemphasizes that photographs of violence, suffering, dying, or death can be unethical by imposing unrealistic guilt-laden blame on
Danforth's power blinds him to the truth, and prevents him from seeing the effect that his actions have on the lives of innocent people Arthur Miller argues that being fearful or damaging one's reputation is what caused people to act irrationally and against their morals, coming off as selfish and arrogant, and leading to the Salem Witch Hysteria. Through the characterization of Hale, Parris and Danforth, it is evident how excessive pride makes people unwilling to admit to their mistakes, with the fear of a reputation damage. Miller's descriptions of the frailty of arrogance, can be used as an example of how arrogance turns people against each
First of all, the philanthropic argument holds that bringing human beings into existence is wrong since it will concern the welfare in their life. As for the misanthropic argument, another kind of anti-natal arguments contains more intense sense of hostility, especially for the brought horrible evil when people destroy and brought negative effects to humans. On account of it represents the hostility on human beings, what’s worse, it seems hold a more antagonistic side than the philanthropic argument by the reasons that people do not like those misanthropists who hate them, and also do not like to hear those bad things about themselves but the misanthropist precisely has many bad things to say. Based on the above, few comments are made to mitigate
This quote shows how some people don’t care about other people or their opinions if it gets in the way of their goals. They insult and threaten people to try to scare others into listening to them and to prevent them from opposing their beliefs. Although some might object that these ideas and plans should be supported, I maintain that it is a threat to people if it continues to get out of hand. Therefore, I conclude that politicians need to have their power limited, as well as language, to prevent them from becoming a negative