It is this indifference that prevents many from achieving the American Dream. By proliferating indifference we turn a literal blind eye to those in need when sometimes, all a person needs is an opportunity and a starting point. Many will say that “well if they weren’t so goddamn lazy, maybe they wouldn’t be poor.” Although it is true that the American Dream, by definition, is achievable for those who work hard for it, sometimes hard work is simply not enough. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once proclaimed in the 1960s, “It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” The moment we begin to realize that the American Dream is NOT achievable for all is the moment we begin to synthesize solutions to level the playing field so that America may be the dream that it once
By changing “oh well” to “farewell,” slowing down the chorus, and adding more emotion to his vocals, Pat Boone does not leave the song open for interpretation of the meaning the same way Fats Domino does. While this does help him appeal to his more conservative audience, his version does not seem to embody the mixed emotions one can experience when a relationship comes to an end. The Fats Domino version combines the sad lyrics with the easygoing and optimistic vocal delivery and background music. This allows his version to embody both the heartbreak one may feel, but also the bittersweetness of reaching the end of a relationship that is not working out. Additionally, the Fats Domino version also hints at moving on with the lyric “oh well, goodbye” and the upbeat music, which is another thing the listener may relate to when thinking about the end of a relationship.
In a time of war and evil with barely enough to survive, would you be able to help others and bring happiness? Even when you can barely be happy yourself, can you make others happy? In The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, Liesel Meminger and others were able to do this. They are some of the few doing the right thing, even with how dangerous it is. The Nazis think they are doing the right thing themselves and think it is best for their people.
“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American poet. In our society, many consider violence as mostly inappropriate and childish. The reason being is as humans we should be capable of discussing and compromising when an obstacle is present, however many argue that that is not an option in certain situations. We can look back at 1950s-1960s, where racism loomed over in the south aimed at mostly at American Americans. Boycotts and lynchings were a popular occurrence from town to town which both the state and federal government showed minimal efforts to prevent.
Those people argue that since the end of the Nazi regime humanity has improved its self and as a whole is better than ever. In Elie Wiesel’s The Perils of Indifference, he states, “I am grateful to you…Mrs. Clinton, for what you said, and for what you are doing for children in the world, for the homeless, for the victims of injustice, the victims of destiny and society” (10-12). This reveals that there are people who are helping those in need in today’s time, that there are good people in this world. Those people might not be having the affect you’d think.
“Free Negroes were generally improvident and poor. I think they are not deficient in natural understanding, but they have not the advantage of education. They make good musicians. Franklin is simply saying that the negro people were not less than human because they could not read nor write it was because they were taught neither before being freed therefore they cannot function productively in a humanitarian society.” She also suggests noting that he eventually became the president of the Penn Anti-Slavery Society. Lady Reid appears to be defending Franklin and wants us to forgive him for his stance on slavery for most of his life.
In sealand people are very forgiving of of the sins the people make and they do not care about deformities that some people might have. However the people of waknuk are not as forgiving. Especially Joseph Storm who is david's father, who beats david when he said “I could managed it all right by myself if I’d had another hand” (26). After this statement had been said Joseph had beaten david very badly. On the other hand the people from the fringes are not forgiving of the people from waknuk because they were outcast from there.
Furthermore, segregation was on full display within many CCC camps, which led to African Americans being unable to attain positions of authority, or even hired in the first place, as recounted by Georgia selections director John de la Perriere. Therefore, racial discrimination within the CCC caused it to be less successful than it could have been, as more workers could have been hired without the racist practices that occurred in the program. The intention of the government with the CCC, though, was to improve the environmental landscape, which is something that everyone could benefit from: something Herbert Hoover only addressed with the Taylor Grazing Act, which was not meant to mainly benefit humans. As such, the government’s role became much more socialist during the New Deal than it had been in the past, as it
If Martin Luther King caused to many problems why would Kennedy help him? King also helped out many cities besides just his own. MLK did not just focus on himself he did what was good for everyone. The one thing King did not want was that for things to get violent, so what he said was,” Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” If there were problems in the society it was for the better good, because of what he did 53 years ago we now have peace between the races in the United
I really enjoyed this documentary, even though it was pretty depressing. You would think there would be some moment of hope for change, but if you thought that; then you were wrong. But this documentary was 100 % true and sometimes the truth isn’t all nice and sweet. It was shocking how the documentary started with a funeral, you would never think that an educational documentary would start off so weird. However, their funerals aren’t like boring American funerals.