We are saturated with messages propagated by mass media. Through this, it has the ability to be especially harmful when comparing gender, race and/or class on the grounds that it constructs negative perceptions of those involved. Furthermore, reinforcing them on a daily basis albeit through cinema or advertising. It offers the public a way to frame what subcultures do and proves to be notoriously problematic because they often lack the state of being precise. Media is still vital because it can be used to socialize and on the other hand to make decisions and formulates opinions: it builds up the notoriety of vices.
Would a life lived without forecasting errors be a richer life? (ll.100-101) “To Loewenstein, who is especially attendant to the friction between his emotional and deliberative processes, a life without forecasting errors would most likely be a better, happier life.” (ll. 108-110) I agree with Loewenstein, that it probably be better in some cases. If we knew about how our decisions would affect our lives we might make better decisions. He also says that we might try to find more time making friends instead of making money.
A stain in one’s name is a serious dishonor. Rumors, as well as wrongful actions, affect how the world sees us and how we see the world. Thus human beings are victims of their own reputation. To avoid this, one tends to use pride as a shield. However, instead of protecting us, pride hurts us even more by impeding us from solving our issues.
They think of their health and their children’s health and know that something needs to change or their loved ones could get sick. Bertrand Russell questioned "why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?”. The answer to this is that harsh emotions like hatred are more immediate and powerful than soft emotions like love. Hatred will drive one to lash out, while love will drive someone more towards self-sacrifice and protection. Some may argue that the most effective propaganda would create a unified and responsible reaction through more civil and peaceful protest, but this is false.
Is western society truly the best way to organize ourselves? Well, Robert Heinlein would say no. In Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein criticizes the culture and political organization of western society, which he believes is, on a fundamental level, designed to fail. His first criticism is in the way children are raised, which Heinlein believes will result in criminal adults who are unable to meet their responsibilities to society. Heinlein also criticises western society’s opposition to war, which Heinlein believes to be a legitimate method of population control.
I am firmly opposed to the manipulation of one’s subjects for the better of the ruler. Machiavelli’s concept for a prince’s soldiers is a malicious brainwash. A feared ruler will only induce despise from his people. I regard Machiavelli’s justification for a prince containing aspects of evil to be a unethical form of governing a society. His depiction of a feared ruler disregards the prosperity of his people and does not account for their pursuit of happiness.
But if you wish it so, we shall obey you. Rather shall we be evil with you than good with all our brothers. May the Council have mercy upon both of our hearts” (Anthem, pg.10). This explains International 4-8818 fear of moral judgement and not wanting to take responsibility for his actions, which explains his failure of pronouncing judgement, according to Rand’s
The reason why the comparison demonstrates objectification is because ideally people should not be judged like animals. There are other values rather than physical appearance in people which are discarded when the standards from the ideologies that helped to shape gender are promoted. As a result, equality for people is compromised with gender formation. Likewise, the ninth point in No More Miss America poses a critique on equality as the abilities for men and women that are “allowed” by society are contrasted. This point explains how men are freer than women due to the lack of restrictive ideologies that are a part of gender formation.
Stereotyping is actually more serious than we thought and it is becoming a major problem in our society today. But what is stereotyping? According to the dictionary, stereotype is defined as “a simplified and standardised conception or image invested with special meaning and help in common by members of a group.” Moreover, it is considered as a form of prejudice, as people are putting labels about how a person should act or live according to their gender, nationality, religion, personality or appearance. This creates pre judgment, including misconceptions, which can develop further, leading to bigger problems and complications. Society can be broken down into many groups or categories and there are all sorts of categories within stereotyping, which are the tools used to stereotype.
Stahmer believed this utilization of judges was not just as these judges were not from a neutral party. Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government” supports this premise as it stated, “It is unreasonable for men to be judges in their own cases, because self- love will bias men in favour of themselves and their friends. And on the other side, hostility, passion and revenge will lead them to punish others too severely.” Thus, per Dr. Stahmer, the courts should have neutral representatives and judges to serve. Neutrality in courts is the only similarity between Locke and Stahmer. In reference to theories on government and property, these two men have conflicting stances.