In paragraph 4, Chavez describes a possible outcome of violent protests as a “total demoralization of the workers,” but in paragraph 12, he states that only the poor, the workers “get killed in the case of a violent revolution.” This shift in diction is able to convince his audience that violence has repercussion greater than they can fathom. Even though Chavez tries to sympathize with his audience that “we are not blind to feelings of frustration” he makes it clear that there must be a balance between peaceful and violent protests ,and that we also must have the strength to be patient in times of anguish. The line, “Those who espouse violence exploit people”(Paragraph 12), serves the intention of bashing
Cesar Chavez influences poor labor workers that nonviolence is the best way to make a change. The rhetorical devices Chavez uses within the article catch the workers attention and helps make them feel as if they can make a change, and of all the devices, his militant diction influences the reader most. The sixth paragraph of his article uses military diction by stating, “But if we are committed to nonviolence only as a strategy or tactic, then if it fails our only alternative is to turn to violence.” This means that if they think of nonviolence as a type of strategy instead of making it a mindset then they will become violent.
The idea of an abuser beating on another person, while the abused took the beating on himself, did not sit well with him. In the speech “The Ballot of the Bullet” Malcolm X states, “if you are going to die for what you believe in…let your dying being reciprocal.” In other words he is stating that if you are going to die for what you believe in, the fight against each opposing party, in the case the white man and the African-American, should be on equal grounds. One of the justification he makes for this can be found in his Oxford Union Debate speech where he states that nonviolence is not the language the white man speaks. Therefore, in order to be able to “communicate” with the oppressor, each party must speak the same language.
These individuals retaliate with spite in their hearts and only want to achieve chaos as their primary goal. Yet, this mentality of violent protesting undermines the solidary among communities and negatively impacts the righteous cause. Violent protesting demonstrates the implementation of a short-term strategy to show the accumulation of anger and frustration among communities. The 1992 Los Angeles Riots demonstrated a prime example of the release of the accumulative of anger and frustration among the African American community. According to Bert Useem, a professor of sociology at Purdue University, the acquittal of four police offers from the assault case of Rodney King triggered the response of the Los Angeles Riots (Useem, 1997, p.357).
They lash out at the Mexican-American communities by stereotyping them as criminals, the bad guys. They feel as if they are let out into the world they will be a bad influence towards the American families. Evidence #2: In this quote the press is saying that the Pachucos, the Mexicans, are a threat towards everyone and should be put
If he would have listened to the government men calling him a coward for not fighting, he would have been sending all those men to certain death. Sam could not ethically send men into battle knowing they were untrained. Sam Houston was quoted as saying “I intend to fight when I have a chance for success” (Campbell, 2007, p. 79). Sam’s used reflective thinking as part of his critical thinking processes on how to attack this ethical dilemma. Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education states that reflective thinking, is a broad and informed “problem-solving and deliberate decision-making that relies heavily on information, deliberations, time, planning, and comprehensive consideration” (BCEE, 2017b, p. 28).
Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, a New York senator at the time, delivered a speech to the Cleveland City Club, lamenting the prejudice and hatred that killed Dr. King. In his speech, Kennedy appeals to ethos, utilizes metaphors, and employs 3rd person point of view to advance his purpose of how American society fosters prejudice and how, as a nation, they must change their ways to see any significant changes. Ethos plays a unique role in The Mindless “Menace of Violence”. Although it is prevalent in the essay, it’s most important components are never outrightly stated; rather it is understood through background knowledge and analysis. If the Kennedy name were to call to mind anyone in
The sound of a weapon that snatches the life of an innocent person. The worry of a mother to knows that his son will not return home. The tears of the children when they saw how the soldiers killed other people mercilessly. It would be better if we decide to change the racial hatred for the compression, the luxuries for humility, the missiles for helping the people who live in poverty. All these terrible things we can prevent by means of a passive dialogue.
Appeal to history is used as an argument that use past cases as a guide to the future. It is used by the author in the article when he looks back at nonviolent protests in the past and how successful they can be over violence. One example being Gandhi’s marches in which he taught that “[t]he boycott…is the most nearly perfect instrument of nonviolent change, allowing masses of people to participate actively in a cause” (Chavez 61-64). Chavez also states that if victory were attained through violence, it “…would come at the expense of injury or perhaps death” and it will only be temporary as it will just “… [replace] one violent form of power with just another just as violent” (Chavez 67-68, 75-77). The author makes it clear that history has proven the nonviolent protests holds more leverage as the oppression it is against, whereas violence can only lead to injuries and deaths of many and only result in a similar or worse
Cesar Chavez Rhetorical Analysis Throughout the existence of mankind, many cultures and civilizations have encountered a form of injustice treatment that has resulted in political movements. Some were supported by violence, such as the Revolutionary War, which was an ultimate result of Great Britain’s lack of freedom of religion, while others, such as the women’s suffrage movement, were based solely on nonviolence. In one of his magazine articles, Cesar Chavez explores Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s idea that nonviolent resistance is the most powerful when fighting injustice as well as why and how this is possible.
This would damage business which would therefore damage the economy. The government would have to step in, whether directly or indirectly to maintain the stability of the system. Many workers created unions to protect workers and bully companies. “With the miners resisting, refusing to give in, the mines not able to operate, the Colorado governor (referred to by a Rockefeller mine manager as 'our little cowboy governor ') called out the National Guard, with the Rockefellers supplying the Guard 's wages” (Zinn Online). The government was willing to defend the capitalist businesses from socialist workers demanding more rights.
. In my view, the author is correct since people have been known to abuse their power, especially when they are in a position of power like a presidential candidate. More specifically, I believe that people convince others into following them and try to force their beliefs onto others, regardless of those who don’t share the same opinion. This can be seen in the lines “He used his vow to torture terrorism suspects as an applause line at a Las Vegas rally Monday night … And when a protester was ejected from the rally, Trump said, “I’d like to punch him in the face.””. This quote shows how some people don’t care about other people or their opinions if it gets in the way of their goals.
Chavez states "if it fails our only alternative is violence". The people need an understanding of what is taking place in order to handle however amount of struggle is occurring nonviolently. Violence happens when concern about any human aspect gets deepened. Nonviolence is a more successful way to prevent future issues.
John F. Kennedy’s assassination was unjust because he works for the equal and civil rights, also his support for the prevention of intellectual disabilities. However, he increases the conflict with the Cuban and communist society, creating problems and disagreements in his administration. You will see reasons, facts and process about his achievements and conflicts during his presidency; finally we will analyze all the arguments to make a conclusion about his administration and his assassination. The shocking images in newspaper and television of police dogs attacking black children and the racial violence made Kennedy feel that broad federal civil rights legislation was necessary, he starts to create the support to change the violence for peace in
In a news article published during the Red Scare, the author describes the Communist red flag as symbolizing “defiance of law, order, and constitutional government. It is an insult to the stars and stripes.” It also states, “There is no room in this country for any flag but our own.” (source) The article goes on to say that the federal government must do whatever it takes to eradicate any forms of communism.