The newsletter 'Getting our future back on the rails – slowly', published by the leader of the Grow Slow Garden Group, asserts the need and beneficial factors of transforming the abandoned railway yards that is a "shockingly neglected wasteland" into a "fresh, natural land". In a firm and eloquent tone, the writer conveys that they are not a "radical group of environmentalists" but just a group who is "proud to be contributing to a greener Australia". The emphasis on this positions the readers to believe that anybody can promote to a greener and better Australia.
Hello! In response to your answer about whether or not religious beliefs dictates politics, I notice that people who are close-minded and judgmental are typically conservative Christians; therefore, they viewpoint on a taboo or a controversial issue is generally justified by the teachings of his or her holy book. Also, I appreciate the other reply where you place numerous historical Christian events into question since it is quite unfathomable how a single person could miraculously part the sea, construct a ship to house one set of every existing animal, or resurrect, after three days, from the
In this passage, Charlotte Perkins Gilman highlights the theme that women must use their intellect or go mad through the use of literary qualities and writing styles. Gilman also uses the use of capital letters to portray the decline in the narrators’ sanity. This shows the decline in the sanity of a person because the words in all-caps is shown as abrupt, loud remarks. Gilman uses this method multiple times in her short story and this method was used twice in this passage. When the narrator wrote, “LOOKING AT THE PAPER!”, the major decline in her mental health was shown. Before this remark, the narrator only would put one to two words maximum in all capital letters. This remark has the total of four words which if a big jump from one
The fact that Australia was considered as a global nation, which was ‘open to multiple international cultural, political and economic influences (pp.222), was very contentious. Sheridan makes it clear that Asia involvement has shaped Australia, acknowledging the positive and necessary changes in areas including culture, economy, education, defence and more. Knight indicates that Australia was encouraged to begin the desire for economic gain and civilisation. He states ‘Australia thus inherited from Britain a European country, its sense of cultural identity and its feeling of superiority towards Asia and Asians’(pp.223). This demonstrates that Australia views towards Asia were constantly changing leading to an increase in problems examples including smuggling and entering legally from other states. Australians were worried, as they thought these individuals were inferior and are likely to dominate society. The bulletin magazine had a biased perspective towards others of coloured immigrants as it determined to remain culturally ‘British’. Knight explores the consequences of the White Australian Policy, and the authority that it carried as ‘an important symbol of both Australia’s relations with Asia and its own national identity’(pp.226). The intention was to exclude individuals
The author uses patriotism as a technique when stating, “There was a time when it would have been unthinkable for Australians to stand by while an elected government physically and psychologically mistreated people whose only crime was to arrive by boat without an invite.” By criticising his target audience, he appeals to their sense of patriotism in a pursuit to make them feel guilty. This argument is connected to Letch’s illustration in the top left corner, which features a figure holding a sign, which reads ‘GO BACK’. Gittins provided his target audience with a visual reference on his argument by showing Australia as the villain with a frowning and disapproving facial expression and the refugee looking upset sitting in a puddle of water with his head down. In relation to the mistreatment of welfare precipitants, the author uses the technique of mocking when he referred to the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull as “Mr Harbourside Mansion” to provide a preliminary opinion before stating his argument. By making the Mr Turnbull less relatable to his target audience, Gittins has placed his reader in a position where they are more likely to support his criticism of the government. Letch’s illustration also reflects this argument by having Malcolm Turnbull or the government search the empty of pockets of welfare recipients (figure on the ground), providing a visual representation of his argument to his target
We are getting into the season where political canidates will start campaigning and we will be seeing more of this. I believe that these canidates are using rhetorics to munipulate your thoughts and persuade you through manipulations. We will see more speeches with rhetorics as the months go by. I believe the majority of rhetorics are to persuade you through manipulation. It is more difficult to spot the rhetorics that are out there to enhance the statements. One way that i believe you can tell the diffrence is rhetorics that are used to manipulate are much more drastic.
An expository text written by Mike Steketee, a former columnist well known for his affairs and articles concerning the political aspects and happening in Australian society. One of many opinionative texts by Mike, this one aimed at the large majority who “don’t know” as Mike states, which political candidate to vote for. A number of techniques can be found in the beginnings of the text, especially the title. The title that author Mike Steketee chose to publish, headlined “Trust me, we find it very hard to believe our leaders”; Obviously common knowledge that might derive from the article if one were to read, is that this text is more-or-less subjected to the majority of Australians who are permitted to vote, or are deemed old enough due to
Political advertisement has been around almost as long as we have been holding elections, and although we hope to find honesty in commercials and other forms of advertisement, often times we are met with logical fallacies, and advertising appeals. This election year is no exception. Both republican and democratic parties have released countless commercials in attempts to win the favor and votes of the American public. Hillary Clinton is no exception, her campaign has released countless commercials thus far. In one of her latest commercials, Clinton and her campaign managers employ the skillful use of ethos, bandwagon appeal, and the hasty generalization fallacy in an attempt to win over the votes of African American and Hispanic voters during this primary.
It is imperative to understand and acknowledge the heritage of Australia 's history, as it helps to explain and understand the sense of injustice felt by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their disadvantaged standing in society today and their present attitudes of wariness towards white institutions and social
In the text Two Brothers by Hannie Rayson and the stimulus, The Normalisation of Lying in Australian Politics by John Warhurst the aspect of truth is explored. Aspects of each text both enrich and challenge my ideas, values and attitude in relation to truth and politics. The idea of what it takes to be a politician, to be deceitful, is explored as well as challenging my view of what a lie is and how it can affect others.
"None are so poor that they have nothing to give and none are so rich that they have nothing to receive."-Pope John Paul II. In “Rich and Poor”, Singer asserted the belief we have a duty to provide more aid to those suffering from poverty. According to his essay, Singer defines the idea of absolute poverty as “ a miserable condition for basic human existence”. He states the fact of 400 million people lack the necessary calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals need to live a normal life; children are affected the worst. He also states “by not giving more than we do, people in rich countries are allowing people in poor countries to suffering from within due to poverty”. This notion gives a consequentialist view on how we can allow people to
Negative campaigning has become a ubiquitous aspect of contemporary politics. This campaign approach has dominated political strategies on both a domestic and global scale for hundreds of years. As noticeably seen in the 1800 presidential election, candidates Thomas Jefferson and John Adams swayed the opinions of the public through the use of slander. By deliberately minimizing the credibility of the other opponent, there was an opportunity to increase personal favorability through comparison. Since then, negative campaigning has become vastly more popular but has in return escalated into a topic of contention. There is ongoing debate in politics on whether or not this method questions the legitimacy of the American electoral process. However,
The media is a mass distributor of information that is perceived by the public in such a way that the journalist wants the target audience to understand the article. Often in the media, the journalists can twist the truth and outright lie about a situation. This is done in order to benefit them or the company at which they work. These distortions of the truth are exploited in politics when an event happens in parliament, or the personal lives of the politicians.