When Peter tells Valentine about his plan to have them take on false identities and slowly become respected political figures he says: “I’m going to have control of something. But I want it to be something worth ruling. I want to accomplish something worthwhile. [...] So that when somebody else comes, after we beat the buggers, when somebody else comes here to defeat us, they’ll find we’ve already spread over a thousand worlds, we’re at peace with ourselves and impossible to destroy. [...] I want to save mankind from self-destruction.” (167) Peter’s reasoning behind his plan is that manipulating the adults to believe the political views they have is worth it because it means that Peter’s hunger for power and control will be satiated and a potential war will be avoided.
Barber’s claim is sound because it agrees with the noble ideals set by our founding fathers and can be applied universally as every country naturally wishes to have a peaceful and educated society. Barber uses logic in arguing for mass public education, quoting two of the most influential founders of our democracy, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Barber knows that in a democracy, the people decide what is best for the nation, and if the nation is uneducated they will make the wrong decisions. Jefferson and Adams warn about those “tyrannies” of an uneducated society, which is why Barbers claims are truthful that education allows people to “think critically and act with deliberation”(6). To answer the question of how a society achieves equality and opportunity for its citizens, one should totally disregard William A. Henry’s callous remarks and illegitimate claims in his essay, “In Defense of Elitism.” His reasoning for selective educational opportunities tries to divide our country, which will discriminate individuals, amplify class
In the excerpt “Electric Funeral” Klosterman depicted his meaning of villainy through the use of famous people and their already established status. This “villain” is one that would harm others in the process of benefiting themselves while gaining fame and money. Roughly, Klosterman would describe villainy as a gateway to mass media manipulation because the introduction of minimal disobedience can open the door to a greater platform of cyber bullying which allows the capability of using one's core weaknesses against them to turn the outcome in the predecessor's favor. There is a multitude of reasons for a Villain, a bully in modern terms, acts the way he or she does. Villainy is by far an outcome of one's environment and can be used for self-consolation, but can also be used to gain
Thomas Paine opposes the ideology of government, stating that, “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil,” (Paine 3). Essentially, the purpose of government is to protect people from preforming vices, and defend their natural right to Locke’s ideology of life, liberty and property. Without government, coercion would occur, and destroy one’s ability to express their natural rights. For America, Paine believes that the establishment of a strong fundamental government could allow for the cohesion of citizens to form a society respected by other nations
The rising popularity of pseudo-events in the media is altering society’s perception of reality due to social media and mass communication. The terms “media event” and “pseudo-event” denote the sensation that in modern day societies several events are created with the sole purpose of receiving media coverage, or even staging events so that the media will be begging to cover said event. Boorstin created the term “pseudo-event,” seeing it as artificially created news that is planned in order to flag attention and obtain media coverage. Pseudo-events have an ambiguous relationship with reality and thrive off this ambiguity by pondering the question, “What does it mean?” By addressing the unimportant topics, pseudo-events make these unimportant
“Far too much value is placed on peace, stability and compliance with the surest path to greatness can only be found through rebellion”(Upland, Robbie). In order for nations to be transformed to gain their freedom and democracy, they must experience rebellion. A rebel is choosing to become an individual and refusing to follow a crowd that tries to prevent them from ever becoming an outcast. Why does the natural world thrive on rebellion? One of the strongest urges in human nature is to feel free.
Propaganda was mainly used to promote ideologies and sway people’s beliefs. Propaganda can also display, in an exaggerated way, the attitudes and the distaste some governments have against each other. This is often shown through colours, bold writing, symbols and catchy slogans to emphasise their key ideas. The two sources offered different attitudes from both sides of the superpowers and reflected the deterioration of US-Soviet relations. Source A shows one countries fear of communism, whilst the other demonstrates the need to be ready for “work and defence”.
Then, it will briefly discuss the reciprocal connection between propaganda and the history of international communication. Propaganda and politics are interrelated. Politics often require the use of propaganda to reinforce its legitimacy and achieve its purpose; similarly, propaganda may affect political situation by shifting public opinion. As an outline of how propaganda can be exploited as a political tool, one might consider the following scenario. When the government wants to achieve its ideal of certain policy, it might use messages that give positive light to this policy.
I suggest that the media institutions and firms, particularly marketers and advertisers, should consider business Ethics in the media, ethical aspects of the use of women and sexuality as a marketing instrument, and they may test how sexual and violent contents affects and influence viewers’ attitudes towards the media institutions. To conclude unethical media is huge problem that has many effects on both individuals and society, especially children. moreover it increased now by the appearance of the new technology and the internet. Many media institutions are violating the major ethical rules by using sexuality and violence. Given the fact that the media institutions use sexuality and violence as a marketing instrument in order to attract more viewers or consumers, it means that the media companies are trying to market themselves or their products at the expense of ignoring business ethics.
I In an ideal democracy, voters will vote for the politicians and policies that can bring the most benefit to themselves, while the rules of the society cares about how to maximize the social welfare as a whole. However, in reality, people find
It emphasizes on the need of improving the party system to ensure that they are representing the public accurately. Unlike the Federalist Papers, this essay supports the need for political parties, since their role is to represent the public and having a two party system allow the public to have a choice between their political view, morals, and promises. The two party system also prevents the government from becoming hyperpluralistic and giving the public multiple positions to take hindering the progress of the nation. Therefore, I believe that this essay is informative and realistic since it acknowledges the existence of factions and, instead of presenting ways to destroy them, it presents information on how the public can improve the performance of the parties in order to improve the
The Declaration of Independence states, “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government”. The Electoral College (another words for as it stands) today, has become (another word for detrimental) to liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As an American citizen, it is our (another word for duty) to (another word for fight) for our right to fair representation. In a fair democracy, everyone’s vote should be counted equally but he method that the United States uses to elect its president using the Electoral College violates the
When you have a strong government who represents the people and is interested in addressing the social issues, then we can begin to solve problems in our culture. However, for real democracy to happen, we need to have educated people who are invested in the collective nationalism and not the virtue of individualism. Likewise, to address the problem, we need to start with educating the future generation to be politically and civically engaged. Democracy is simple meaning it is to the people, by the people, and for the people. If we want to change then, we need to hold our politicians accountable for everything they do.
In an Individualistic subculture the goals of the government are to protect the interests of the business people, provide public goods and services when needed, and protect the economy from useless government intrusion. They rely on the marketplace, and keep it going strong. Politicians running for offices aim are strictly for self-gain and to advance professionally. Corruption is accepted because for politicians to be at the top they have to play dirty. A moralistic subculture is characterized by citizens dedicated to the betterment of the commonwealth.
When people want to against and start to create anti-political corruption campaign, they have to think what strategy to make their nation strong. They believe in small government that people have more personal freedom. They want privacy to let out the government control. This is the reason why corruption is happening because if they can limited big government, they can support a new stability. For example, Ayn Rand argues that the great creator - the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors - stood alone against the man of their time (Rand, 1972: 665).