Response to Senator McCarthy’s “Enemies From Within Speech” With anti-communism being the dominant political issue during the Cold War, hysteria and paranoia spread throughout the minds of Americans. The “Enemies From Within Speech” delivered at Wheeling, West Virginia in 1950 by Senator Joseph McCarthy focused on worsening that national fear. Senator McCarthy used ethos, metaphor, and hyperbole to create the notion of disloyalty within the federal government. In order to persuade the American public in a convincing way, Senator McCarthy appeals to their ethics.
Through 1984, George Orwell predicted what a state which has absolute power over its citizens would look like in 1984 through the terrors of a government with total power over its citizens. The novel touched upon the deeper meanings of human corruption and evil, guiding the reader through the pain and suffering, as well as the joy and what little freedom that the main character, Winston Smith has in the hands of Big Brother, the symbol of the “Party. It is obvious, that Orwell’s intent was to warn the future generations of the dangers of authoritarianism, however even in the modern world we can find traces of 1984’s themes. There are many similarities between our modern day society and Orwell’s 1984, the most significant ones surveillance,
When V saved Evey after she peppered spray one of the detectives in the broadcasting building, Evey wakes in fear, realizing what she did was wrong. V replied saying that “ is that what you really think or what they want you to think?”. This scene depicts evidently how the mass media, controlled by the authority spreads the dominant group’s ideology which leads to false consciousness. Thus, the ideology that does not belong to the society but has been unconsciously accepted as its own shows Marxism’s false
He applies to the emotion of his audience, rousing them to anger, at the same time strikes fear into the hearts of his white listeners. Malcolm X emphasizes specific words to make the audience feel that the government has failed. He also uses unfortunate facts to produce a sense of urgency from his audience for example, “ You have 22 million Afro-American who choices are being bound, whose little girls are being murdered, who leader are being shot down in broad daylight.” Malcolm X uses ethos in his speech by introducing himself and he builds credibility by comparing himself to other activists such as, Adam Clayton Powell and Dr. Martin Luther King, who was also a minister and political leaders during the civil rights movement. He related to the audience “we all have the same problem.
Begin the book, with the infamous Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel to entice readers, Ellis shows the underlining factors of the duel as well as intensity of American politics. Ellis displays Col. Burr’s reasoning for his challenge “ And it is perfectly possible that Burr’s smoldering hatred for Hamilton had reached such intensity, that once he had his tormentor standing helplessly in his sights, no rational calculation of his own best interests was operative at all.” Not only did American politicians viciously and tactfully undermine each other, but also encouraged staff members, “ In the meantime, Adams made one of the biggest mistakes of his presidency by keeping most of Washington's cabinet members as his own. They all had more loyalty to Hamilton than to the new president, and would continue to work against Adams's plans.”
This theme of hatred is illustrated in the novel 1984 with the hate rallies. During the Two Minutes Hate not only was one “obliged to act a part, but... it was impossible to avoid joining in”. (Orwell 18/19) This strategy of unified hatred of a crowd creates the optimal environment for group acceptance of a scapegoat. Once a scapegoat is firmly established, propaganda campaigns effectiveness are increased significantly. Just as Nazi Germany blamed the Jews, handicapped, gays, and other minorities for the tragedies that the country were trying so desperately to overcome; the Oceania government used whichever society, Eastasia or Eurasia, they felt like.
In addition, Orwell uses the Symbol “Big Brother is watching” to instill fear in the people of the 1984 world. The symbol was everywhere and it instilled a lot of fear in the people since they knew they are being watched and they feared for their lives. The words were first seen by Winston when he was taken to the Victory Mansion, the word was all over the place on posters and it was used to make the people to fear the government and to do all the Party ordered them to do. The poster was a propaganda the Party used in order to instill fear in the people by making them believe that, big brother was tracking all their movements. Therefore, the author used the symbolism of the posters on “Big Brother is watching” in order to warn the future society
The World of George Washington Plunkitt by William L. Riordon. It is a collections of talks and writing of Plunkitt detailing about his life, politics, and general knowledge of the public. Many reformers saw the organization of Tammany Hall as a corrupt malignancy that plagued the American government. But Plunkitt argues that his work was always practical, legal and influential and helped shape the democratic system for the better. And as for his fortune, he simply states, “I seen my opportunities and I took em.”
Pathos is a means to convince an audience emotionally. When he claimed “while the wall is the most obvious and vivid demonstration of the failures of the Communist system… it is… an offense not only against history but an offense against humanity, separating families, dividing husbands and wives and brothers and sisters, and dividing a people who wish to be joined together” (Kennedy, “Ich bin ein Berliner”), he compellingly convinced the citizens of the West Berliner of how corruption and cruelty communism conquered East Germany by mentioning the separation of families and loved ones. President Kennedy have successfully invoked the sympathy from the West Berliner and made them feel what he wants them to feel as a consequence of communist corruption. This emotional appeal not only inspired the suffering and angered citizens to grow stronger against the European communist countries, but also enhanced the speech to be considered as one of the most compelling speeches of all
The two parties are seen as two different “countries” now because they emphasise confrontation over cooperation and have utterly different views on almost everything (Abramowitz). It is not even only about voting anymore, it is about living. About a third of voters of both parties say that the other party is a threat to America’s well-being (“Political Polarization”). Communities are becoming increasingly crowded with like-minded people, not only in states or on a regional level but in the midst of cities and towns (Bishop). Further, education has a profound impact on America’s polarisation: regarding social and geographic flexibility, people with a degree of any grade benefit more freedom than others (Tuschman).
Former naval officer, investment broker, and now chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon has learned to weed out the bad congressmen of the United states. The main idea in "All Breitbart 's Children" is the efforts made by Bannon and his CPAC team to expose as much of the scandalous men in politics as possible. Also, another main idea is how much of an impact Bannon has made within politics and his conspiracies. The CPAC team along with Bannon have made countless allegations against congressmen that may have ruined their reputations. For example, Bannon exposed New York Representative Anthony Weiner with his sexually explicit text with females that eventually blew up in the media (Green, p.55).
It is largely remembered for its badly made science, the obvious race and class biases of many of its leading people. It was a cruel program of segregation and sterilization of thousands of people who were judged to have substandard genes. The New Deal helped to build the relationship between the government and the American citizens by creating a relationship with the people in which they came to depend more on the government than they did. Before the new deal the government paid no attention to the citizen problems. “The hundred days also brought the government into providing relief to those in need” (Foner 814).After the new deal everything changed, the government were more involved in what they people thought, and also believed.
My Personal Response to the Letter from Birmingham Jail A letter excoriating Dr. King and praising the city’s prejudiced police force was issued by a group of Clergymen. While currently in jail at Birmingham as a victim of racism King addresses everybody with intend to bring injustice and aim to stop it for the good of all mankind. Dr. King wrote “Letter from Birmingham Jail” a focus on ethic discrimination as a response to follow clergy men. Dr. King compared Socrates as an important thinker which he created tension to inspire mankind to grow with this current tension that everybody is facing but, encourages nonviolence.
When it comes to National Security and Defense the United States gets involved for gain however they state its due to necessity. This is the reason we are losing so many. Instead of fixing the issues that exist in the United States which is actually necessary, like fixing our corrupt government, we are fighting in other counties, with matters that do not concern us. There is a different to aid a country in need, and another to bully alongside an ally for future access and
Roosevelt was elected following Hoover and he had a very different and more uplifting outlook on how to help America. FDR said how the people had to face reality and stop fearing the efforts needed to help America. (Document 5.) He makes it known that he is going to be a leader and lead America out of these dark times. He portrayed strong belief in the nation and the people itself and makes the problems known.