Within less than a month the us enters the Afghanistan war. Afghanistan is the longest running war in us history. Two years later we entered Iraq. Many soldiers that were deployed over seas returned home with disabilities, or didn 't return home at all. 9/11 was a scary and devastating time for many families.
He was often quoted saying the universe is a “big damn mess”, his satirical nature allowed him to laugh at the terrible things that happened to him throughout his life. While growing up in the Great Depression, he watched his father waste away and returned home from war on Mother’s Day only to find that his mother had committed suicide the night before. During this war, he was captured in Germany and survived a bombing that killed hundreds of thousands of people. After witnessing this and the devastating fate of his family, he, much like other depressed war survivors began questioning God and religion. Most likely, this is what led to him writing Cat’s Cradle.
Screams bellowed from the entire stadium, and I grabbed my friend’s hand and sat down. No one knew what had happened. My initial thought was that the stadium was under attack. Of course, this was probably my first thought because it was the anniversary of the September 11th tourist attacks, but it was a terrifying thought nonetheless. I will never forget how scared I was when this happened.
Morbid curiosity overrides compassion. In Fahrenheit, people run out of their homes to watch fires, watch the houses burn. This is just a more active rubbernecking, and it’s described on page 37. Bradbury writes, “Beatty flicked his fingers to [start the fire]... People ran out of houses all down the street.” This is significant because people, through television and general societal attitudes, don’t realize the emotional reality of death, destruction, and pain. All they see is the carnality on the screen, and they can’t parse that out from their actual lives.
If death really is a manifestation of entertainment to him now, then it is a drastic shift in his “cowardly” personality. Even today, we have veterans from many wars terrified of fireworks for their similarity to gunshots and explosions. Sgt. Matthew Thomason, a veteran of the Afghanistan war states, “[I] got used to falling asleep to the lullaby of gunfire…could tell what kind of weapon was being fired just from the sound” (Military). We see that O’Brien’s mental state was one actually found in the battlefields.
A vigil was held for him on Wednesday night outside Pack Memorial Library in Charlotte. "We are heartbroken and angered by the unceasing extrajudicial killings of black people around the country and right here in North Carolina," the organizers of the vigil wrote. Candles, signs, and books were brought to the vigil, to recognize the life and death of Scott, father of seven. The shooting led to demonstrations and riots in the city. Some of the protests were peaceful, but others rapidly turned into violent riots, looting, and vandalism.
Frick hired the Pinkertons, a private army, to attack the workers. The Pinkertons fired upon the workers, and many of the workers tried to run many were shot and severely injured and nine were killed in this demonstration of profits over people attitude. One worker that survived the strike said “It was a place of torment. Men were lying around wounded and bleeding and piteously begging for someone to give them a drink of water, but no one dared to give them a drop, although water was all around us…” Often workers would say that if Carnegie knew what was going on inside his mills, he would be horrified. In reality, he was well aware of what went on and just didn’t care.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened during World War II. World War II was coming to a close and the Japanese were holding on to what little land they had claimed. Meanwhile allowing their people and the people in the surrounding countries to starve. This is because the Japanese would not have surrendered without the bombings, there would have been more Asian civilian casualties had the war gone on, and finally that the Invasion of Japan would have resulted in more American casualties. The evidence clearly shown through historical documents will justify that the bombings were catastrophic and caused many civilian casualties, but was necessary to end World War II.
They were frustrated in the jail, so group of African American inmates rioted trying to escape, after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The worst case in the documentary was the My Lai Massacre, where U.S. troops went in and destroyed the village, killing many women and children. “Americans didn’t want to be believe that these things occurred in the name of the American people and for the sake of freedom”, so it was something that was swept under the rug until journalist got a hold of it. I understand now why the Vietnam War caused many to be diagnosed with PTSD and why it was very unpopular war. I am still interested in knowing the South Vietnamese side of the story, as well as the North
In 1921, a white elevator operator claimed that an African American man had assaulted her and without any further investigating, the man was arrested. Whites were very outraged about the elevator incident and began to act on their anger. They set African Americans’ homes on fire and vandalized their businesses nearly destroying the entire community. As for African Americans, they were all imprisoned for over a week. An average of three hundred people was killed and over eight hundred were treated for injuries.
Keeps being saved” (Beah 52). Ishmael had to distance himself from thoughts that his family was not alive because that was too unbearable to think about. One day, a woman told Ishmael that she had seen his family in the town next to them. Ishmael had built up hope of finally seeing his family only to arrive in the town to see rebels burning down every house. The situation was too horrible for Ishmael, he “screamed at the top of [his] lungs and began to cry as loudly as [he] could, punching and kicking with all [his] might into the weak walls that continued to burn.
As they tried to end segregation, Terrible news struck. Someone bombed the sixteenth street baptist church.There was even a mob afterwards and the shooting of johnny Robinson.It wa a was a war between rih and wrong, Truth and lies, and it meant everything to everyone. Bull Connor struck back, making a gang of deputized white men keep black people from voting. John Lewis Finally decided to go to selma which was the heat of the beast. During this time, Registrars would inforse annoying law and rules to force black people not to vote.
It caused famines, storms, explosions, and most drastically death. The world was counting on me to stop the start of this from the past. I was ready to launch, so I shooed off the news people. They prepared the cameras, but the light was blinding that they couldn’t see anything. They looked in amazement, while I was traveling in time.
With the help from a local cop and the grace of god I made it. I went to the officer and told him I needed help that I was killing myself and if the bottle didn’t do it. I was going to later that night with a strategically placed bullet. He then took me to his home and locked me in the basement and that is where I stayed by my own choice. I shook so hard my bones felt like they were coming out of my skin, I screamed so loud the neighbors feared the worst, and I cried for God to take me because I didn’t think I was strong enough to fight it.
Oklahoma City Bombing “On April 19th, 1995 one of the worst bombings happened on American soil.” Two ex Military Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were planning a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City. (History.com) They had set diesel fuel and bombs in a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by pillars. (JamestownPublisher) McVeigh was angry at the U.S. government with citizens and politics. Nichols and McVeigh had planned this for a few months. When the bomb went off it ended up killing 168 people and about 16 children in the school nearby.