The general statement made by Elie Wiesel in his speech, The Perils of Indifference, is that indifference is sinful. More specifically, Wiesel argues that awareness needs to be brought that indifference is dangerous. He writes “Indifference is not a beginning, it is an end”. In this speech, Wiesel is suggesting that indifference is dangerous it can bring the end to many lives. In conclusion Wiesel's belief is suggesting that indifference is an end, it needs to be noticed and taken care of.
In other words, "what people deserve is determined by what they do as agents." For example, applied strictly, if someone steals from another person, then the thief must have the same thing happen to him, and be stolen from. In this case, the punishment is equal to the crime. This is where Nathanson's objection of "moral desert" comes into play. "Moral desert" is just a philosophical notion that a person deserves something based on his or her actions, and it is not cleared up by equality retributivism because equality retributivism calls for us to "behave barbarically to those who are guilty of barbaric crimes" (Nathanson).
Within society, one can argue hazing from multiple sides of the spectrum. On one side, one can argue that hazing is unnecessary in society due to its horrifying effects upon both an individual and a group. The event of the plebes’ hazing against a fellow plebe evidently exhibits this argument’s validity. On the other side, one can argue that hazing is necessary in society for the positive effects. In the text, the plebes unify to protect Bentley and share the suffering as a group.
People may argue against Jamison by saying that she challenge the common sense that people should be responsible for what they have done. In the other words, if one committed crime, he deserve the correspondence punishment under United State legal system. When the correspondence punishment happen to be incarceration, he should be incarcerated. This argument is weak because the fact that Charlie does not deserve incarceration in Beckley does not necessary leads to the generally conclusion that people should not be responsible for what they have done. What Jamison wants to argue is that people should feel empathy towards those inmates.
Blame. An intrinsic property of humans that comes with the right of free will. It is usually defined as the action of assigning responsibility for a wrongdoing. People often resort to blame to find a means to explain their suffering. People can also blame to put their transgressions on another person because they do not want the shame on them instead of taking responsibility for their actions.
Harry Stein, a contributing editor to city Journal defined microaggression as "It is to exaggerate the meaning of such encounters in the interest of perpetually seeing oneself as a victim." The victim exaggerates the situation the person asking or giving a compliment becomes the victim because of the disciplinary actions having to face. People should not be punished for not knowing the hidden message of their action, and the limit knowledge of their victim 's background. They are known as ignorant people while people who know the hidden message of their action but still commit to doing because they are curious and want to learn. Racial microaggression is invisible, people tend to make it visible through exaggeration.
Another example of parallelism is when Wiesel depicts the effects of not speaking up and doing the right thing. He claims, “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented” (Wiesel 7). By staying silent, people are only aiding the person committing the wrongful deed. They are not helping the victim by being a bystander.
With this being said, those who do nothing to help are just letting negative people and negative activities take over. It seems that bystanders today can be so heartless and very undependable at times. Things like this should not be taking advanced of nor should it be tolerated. It is serious and undoubtedly important to not be a bystander at any point. However, if one so happens to be a bystander take action and help the victim.
Lack of Offender accountability 3. Neglect of victims B. Benefits to Restorative Justice Model 1. Makes the offender take more responsibility for their part and helps the offender see the effects of their crimes 2. Provides victim and community with a sense of justice 3.