When Peter tells Valentine about his plan to have them take on false identities and slowly become respected political figures he says: “I’m going to have control of something. But I want it to be something worth ruling. I want to accomplish something worthwhile. [...] So that when somebody else comes, after we beat the buggers, when somebody else comes here to defeat us, they’ll find we’ve already spread over a thousand worlds, we’re at peace with ourselves and impossible to destroy. [...] I want to save mankind from self-destruction.” (167) Peter’s reasoning behind his plan is that manipulating the adults to believe the political views they have is worth it because it means that Peter’s hunger for power and control will be satiated and a potential war will be avoided.
Individual outlook is essential for society because 2 different minds are greater than 100 equal minds. Individuality separates humans from primitives, individuality makes the world so much better, and individuality is what makes cultures. Imagine the entire world being the exact same everywhere, that would be boring. In Fahrenheit 451 that was the world they are living in, the government created their own definition of good and if anybody was not up to their standard or they disobeyed they were punished. The government expected everybody to be a mirror image to what they wanted.
One his theories, stated in his book called Leviathan said that people are not able rule themselves because of how selfish mankind is and they need to be ruled by an iron fist. His political theory was that was also stated in Leviathan was that we should respect government authority under all circumstances to avoid violence. Hobbes was scared of the outcome of the social contract which meant people could get rid of the government if they were unhappy with what they were getting. In order to make well with the social contract he states in Leviathan that people should be completely obedient to the government. His reasoning was that if there was no government, there would be chaos.
A social system based on inequality and submission of the individual to feudal lords and the church cannot be associated with natural and human nature. However, people will immediately start to live in accordance with the natural law and will find harmony and happiness if somebody enlighten their minds, explaining to them the truth. For scholars, the mind can be "alpha and omega" of everything: world`s nature and the way of gaining the knowledge, the only criterion of truth, and a means of rehabilitation and improvement of human society. XVIII century is also called the century of Intelligence, the smartest of all ages. Great Britain considers America as intellectual “province,” however, the ideas of overseas educators had the biggest impact.
To solve this terrible issue, the government needs to get rid of the real issue and ban guns altogether. Banning guns will make America a much safer place and will solve all of the government 's main issues of having people freak out about guns carrying around unstable people on the loose. Today in America, guns violence has significantly increased because the guns have decided that they want to get back at the world for people using them the right way. They are tired of being used in gun ranges,
“Yet even the hardest totalitarianism seeks to control language and truth; for ultimately, it seeks to control all reality, unto the few human souls it does not destroy” (Nelson 25). O’Brien knows that Winston would rather die then believe what the government wants him to believe. The one thing that O'brien tries to get Winston to believe is that two plus two equals five and when he when he holds up four fingers he tells him five. By the government torturing Winston into beleive something that isn’t true and even Winston knows it's false. This is showing the rest of society to just believe what the government tells them because the beating and abuse of the Ministry of Love is very harsh.
Religion allows an escape that takes away our evil around us that solves the greatest mystery feeling such as fear. Since we don't have answers to these theological questions,our worships and rituals help create civilization in a part of our life. Since Rushdie states that religion doesn’t allow us to reach our full potential because of birth control, sexuality and STD’s. Religion is that exact reason to believe, simply because faith is the ultimate way to keep going throughout your day to day life. Rushdie states “ as a result of this faith, by the way, it has proven impossible, in many parts of the world, to prevent the human race number from swelling alarmingly”.
Why? Because if they are scared they are willing to do anything in order to stay safe. For example when someone assaults you with a gun and demands for your money, what do most usually say? “Dont hurt me , I 'll give you everything I have, just don 't hurt me”. Governments use fear as a strategy to control people for example back in the times after the bombing of hiroshima our government send videos out to schools, televisions etc.. to publicate to citizens on how to prepare if there was a bombing because if they were preparing them the government was controlling them and live in fear and probably think that the United States government can help them .
Religious practice generally discourages suicide, drug abuse crimes, divorce, and abortion; social problems that we never want in our society. Religion encourages for helping the young and the poor to get educated and escape poverty. Religious people are more likely to be happier: “Those pursuing a personal relationship with God tend to have improved relationships with themselves and with others”
The government is removing the link between man and the divine. Another aspect that angered Thoreau was the fact that “Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them” (393). This again goes along with the belief that man has the ability to know what is just, given by God, and does not need a government to decide for them how to live, especially when those ways are not true. In summation, Thoreau wants the government to lose the power it holds over the people so they can practice the morality and justice they know to be true due to man's connection with the