The first state I established was the beautiful state of Lobsterville. It is located in the northeast corner of the nation. The rocky mountains separate the state from its neighboring LandOLake’s. Climate consists of warm summers and cool winters with occasional storms. The state of Lobsterville is cohesive, it is a currently a function portion of the USA which means it definitely can have an effective government.
After Matt Null’s presentation, I was entertained by the creative writings of the famous novelist and short story writer Edward P. Jones. His presentation began with one of his associates introducing him as one of the greatest writers in contemporary America writing on the struggles African Americans faced in the nation’s history. In his presentation, Jones read to us two of his newest short stories The Devil Swims Across the Anacostia River and In The Blink of God’s Eye. Jones used outstanding imagery, but what I took note of most was the particular way he used dialog to describe his characters subliminally. He would use intense descriptive details to describe a scene’s environment and perhaps the outfits of his characters, but Jones took
We live in a period of civil disunion. People divide and identify themselves and others by their race and with that identification, they begin drawing conclusions. Society uses stereotypes to fuel its assumptions and through these harmful conclusions, divisions begin appearing and cultures become heterogenous. Money and greed fuel these divisions by blinding people of the things they’re doing to divide society. Both Richard LaGravenese’s Freedom Writers and Eugene O’Neill’s
Cults bring fear in the hearts and eyes of the public, but do citizens know how Jim Jones managed to seduce so many people to join his cult, the Peoples Temple? The Peoples Temple was previously loved in the public eye, as they aided anti-segregation groups and community work, but were eventually relocated in Jonestown, Guyana, under the paranoid eyes of Jim Jones, where they were found dead in a mass-suicide. The ways Jim Jones managed to bring in as many followers as he did are still widely debated to this day. Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple, manipulated his members to join his sadistic, sinister cult and blindly follow him until their eventual deaths by using threats, blackmail, and brutal punishments.
The reason that I want to attend Machik Weekend is because when I grow older, I aspire to work for the Tibetans inside Tibet, and to give back to the community that has helped me developed my own identity as a Tibetan. Although I am far away from my country, distance shouldn’t be a barrier because there is so much that can be done. Machik’s cause immediately struck an inner chord in my heart and reminded me of the detailed stories that my late Grandpa and Grandma had told me from their experiences in Tibet. I wish to be apart of this amazing organization that helps so many people in my homeland.
Laird Hamilton “Make sure your worst enemy does not lie between your own eyes” - Laird Hamilton. Laird Hamilton is a professional surfer that has contributed and helped surfing a lot. Laird Hamilton is friends with other pro surfers like Shane Dorian and Kelly Slater. Laird Hamilton persisted through losing his dad and getting his step dad, created the hydrofoil board, and changed the way surfing is today. Laird Hamilton created the first hydrofoil board or foil board.
The “Lessons from Jonestown” article from the American Psychological Association explains what happened in Jonestown, Guyana and why it happened. The members of the church wanted to leave the United States to escape racism, so they agreed to follow Jim Jones to South America. They hoped to live more peaceful, happy lives, but their lives were cut short due to a mass suicide led by Jones. Psychologists, such as Philip Zimbardo, believe that Jones’ success came partially from George Orwell’s book, “1984.” This book explained different facets of mind control and how it is executed, and there are many parallels between the examples in the book and in Jim Jones’ church.
“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid,” “They must be drinking the Kool-Aid,” “Keep on drinking the Kool-Aid”, or similar variations have become common figures of speech, so conventional that their use is without knowledge of its origins, yet tonight altered that. The PBS Documentary, Jonestown, describes the life of cult leader James “Jim” Jones, and his deadly effect on hundreds of people. As a member of a dysfunctional family from the wrong side of the tracks, Jim grew up poor. Described, by those that knew him as a child, as a “weird kid” obsessed with religion and death, he lacked acceptance from the members in his Indiana hometown. Due to this, he developed a kinship with black members of society and found the home and acceptance he’d wanted in the Pentecostal Church.
What Makes Me an American? Have you ever asked yourself “What makes me an American?”? To me, living on an Army base and hearing “taps” several times a day. And seeing the different types of army vehicles all around the base make me feel proud. I believe that being an Army child makes me feel the most “American. ”.
The Jonestown massacre was a Greek tragedy in the sense that it was a preventable disaster that was caused by hubris. The Jonestown massacre is in short the collective suicide and murder of over 900 followers of Jim Jones. It started with the rise of The People’s Temple, and eventually lead to the creation of a settlement in Guyana where a mass suicide took place with many of the participants being children or unwilling. Several instances throughout this time present Jim Jones’ arrogance that lead to both his downfall and the downfall of Jonestown. There are also several moments that showed that the situation was preventable, such as in Guyana when the followers first arrived there.
Philosophy 224 Monday/Wednesday 10-11:15 WORD COUNT In a small village, deep in the South American jungle of Guyana, two men overlook a massacre of over 900 people. Of these 900 people, about 300 were children. The men stand in silence, but only for a moment, they are philosophers… HUME: “This is truly astonishing… There is no way that Jim Jones could have been a prophet…”
In David Masci article we are introduced to the theory of how racial discrimination is alive in the workforce. The article begins with a specific example, an African American women who has worked hard to advance in her employment but is held back simply because of the color of her skin. Masci’s claims and arguments are supported thoroughly with actual statistics and examples from modern society. Through his use of pathos, logos, and ethos Masci is able to structure a feeling of action, in order to recognize differences among black employees, and the amount of extra work is needed from them to advance to a position that is still held my limitations of white supremacy in America. “Discrimination still exist even if it is masked well” (7), Masci leaves no confusion to his readers it is clear and problematic that issues that black people face in the workplace are hidden to not be recognized but instead restricted by higher power and who can take those positions.
Plot of Film (A paragraph switch indicates a new scene / major event. ): During the winter of 1776, after the colonies declared independence from Great Britain, the colonists (colonist army) were annihilated by both the British and by German mercenaries (Hessians.) As winter came upon America, the conditions made the colonists' chance of winning the war less. Even in the harsh conditions, the British still pursued the colonists. This mainly happened between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, at the Delaware river.