“The first telling fact is that in this dystopian world he (Moore) trades Reagan for the American president who, par excellence, has fallen from grace: Richard Nixon. In Moore’s fiction, Nixon has never been removed from office. The choice of a corrupt president to govern over the events in Watchmen reflects a deep moral criticism. — Therefore, the Reagan administration is directly criticised by Moore, who states about Watchmen: “This is not anti-Americanism. This is anti-Reaganism” (Moore, Alan, in Groth, Gary, and Fiore, Robert, 1988.
In this speech Truman is trying to sell the Truman Doctrine to Congress emphasising the need to adopt a policy of containment, in order to address a significant issue at the time – the fear of communism. Seeking approval for Marshall Aid from Congress, his agenda was to persuade congress to follow the containment ideology as well as to take the USA out of isolation. We can also see the increase of tensions through the Soviet reaction. Malenkov, a member of the Soviet Politburo, condemned the Truman Doctrine at a meeting of the Cominform on the 22nd of September 1947. He stated, “It has chosen the path of hatching new war plans against the Soviet Union and the new
American satire often picks up on the ultimate American joke through the “critical, often ironic, strain that highlights the incongruity between the rhetoric that promises equality, wealth, and prosperity in American culture and the failure of America to fulfill those promises” (Ezell 2). This incongruity underlining American society as the basis for satirical critique manifests politically and the failure of established institutions to provide the “equality, wealth, and prosperity” promised by the concept of “America” is picked up on by Donald Trump, notably with his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”. In this way, political satire and Trump both offer an alternative to the failing of American society to live up to its promise. While both stem from similar veins of discontentedness, and a disdain for the inauthenticity, scandal, and corruption of American politics, Trump’s near satirical reality makes him a popular target for late-night comedy shows (Tryon 10). He is almost too easy of a target as his rhetoric and vocabulary are poor, “He often speaks in long, run-on sentences, with frequent asides.
But in 21th century, China grew vertically, and the North Korea started to their nuclear test. Also, after President George W. Bush declared ‘War on Terror’, the Middle East countries, especially Iran became a magazine. So even though the whole world wants denuclearization but United States still needs nuclear weapons. North Korea is one of most dangerous country in the world. If South Korea have a nuclear weapon, it would be easy to deter North Korea.
In his untitled gun control and gun rights cartoon, Chris Britt establishes an accusatory tone using critical irony and a macabre diction to condemn the national threat disregarded by the Republican Party for ignorantly advocating unregulated licensing of guns. Chris Britt evidently displays, in his work, a frustrated sentiment towards the American federal government, specifically addressing the Republican Party. Deliberately, Chris Britt labeled the gun store as “GOP Guns and Gore” and highlighting that the store is “Open 24-7”. Bluntly, Britt specified “GOP” (“Grand Old Party”), interchangeably corresponding to the Republican Party, to emphasize his personal disdain against their party platform. Indisputably, through irony, Chris Britt exhibits
Response to Senator McCarthy’s “Enemies From Within Speech” With anti-communism being the dominant political issue during the Cold War, hysteria and paranoia spread throughout the minds of Americans. The “Enemies From Within Speech” delivered at Wheeling, West Virginia in 1950 by Senator Joseph McCarthy focused on worsening that national fear. Senator McCarthy used ethos, metaphor, and hyperbole to create the notion of disloyalty within the federal government. In order to persuade the American public in a convincing way, Senator McCarthy appeals to their ethics. He indirectly inserts an Abraham Lincoln quote in his speech and refers to him as “one of our outstanding historical figures.” McCarthy continues to mention Lincoln, stating that he would have been satisfied with the reaction by Americans to communist infiltration of the
Several people from different walks of life have extended their own opinions on just and unjust wars. Defencists argue the need to engage in war as an act of defense when there is a threat, such as facing a country what initiated a violent war, overthrowing a cruel and oppressive government, and protecting its people against an invader; the Realists’ belief is similar to those of the Defencists, but that war is said to be just when your moral standards call for it (Orend, 2009). For instance, fighting against the US government after it overthrew your previous dictator, but then proceeded to use Phosphorus shells on civilian targets. As a Realist soldier ordered by the US government to participate in this war, you would call for the right to
Rationale: Personally, I find Donald Trump irrational and unsuitable to become the next American President. Accordingly, I have been having a trouble understanding the popularity and support he has. For this reason, I wanted to investigate on his speech, especially its linguistic features, in order to comprehend why and how people have faith in him. Hence, for the written task for Part 2 – Language and mass communication of the course, I have decided to write an article by a critic in reaction to Donald Trump’s announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States, which was delivered on the sixteenth of June, 2015. An article is appropriate for this task because it allows me to express my understanding and opinion.
In addition, this concept defines the fact that the states in anarchical system could not let their national interests left behind and thus their national survival endangered. They must fight and struggle for the better. Regarding its definition, the government of each state must seek the resolution to protect their population from aggression. According to US invasion in Iraq, the US claimed Saddam Hussein obtained weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and was close to achieving nuclear capabilities, which was believed to be a national security threat to the US (Riley, 2008), hence, the US used its military superiority to topple Saddam’s regime. As a result, in 1991 the UN and the international community came to support Kuwait, which had been invaded by Iraq, yet in 2003 the US unilaterally invaded Iraq and the UN was unable to stop the invasion.
Press: Crazy, Stupid Love” by Maureen Dowd and published in The New York Times. The article used irony to illustrate the way that President Trump changes his view on a subject or his hypocritical tendencies. He often contradicts himself and the article presented two recent occasions in which he contradicted himself or was a hypocrite. The first example was when Dowd said, “spews a constant stream of wild assertions based on anonymous sources - blustered that the press “shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name.’” (Dowd) This example shows the irony of President Trump giving certain standards to journalists than himself, this discredits him and makes him appear to not know what he is talking about. The second example from the article was, “The Russian-style domination of the press came only a few hours after the president told CPAC: “I love the First Amendment; nobody loves it better than me.
Over the course of the election, he has displayed himself as a man from another time, a time of prominent racist and sexist ideals. Trump just makes himself out to be a target and an easy one with all that he says, how can any media outlet not target that? The fact of the matter is that most outlets choose to put down Trump and support Hillary because at least she is trying to set some kind of example while he acts like a child from the 1860`s. He claims that the media is bullying him as if he himself is not one. He acts like they are making up stories, when they have evidence.
On December 7th, 2015, one of the presidential front runners, Donald Trump proposed his idea of blocking all Muslims from entering the country. According to Donald Trump’s Campaign, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country 's representatives can figure out what is going on.” The first news outlet that was analyzed was CBS News. The article was specifically about Donald Trump calling for a “total and complete shutdown” regarding Muslims entering the country. Based on the way the article is presented, the news reporters are anti-Trump, but at the same time they use quotes and other articles to demonstrate this viewpoint. According to the reporters of CBS, “Trump’s statement
Another “weapon”, the Soviet Union had was also the United States fear of nuclear weapons because they were in an arm race. Which in document 7, describes it as the “... buildup to a “balance of terror”, which some saw as a deterrent to war”. Both nations feared the others use of the nuclear weapons and who had more or whose were more
An American society sick and tired of political correctness, the vilification of manliness, countless degradations of the American culture and an insulting replacement of American values with foreign practices have catapulted Trump into the stratosphere. His strategy is simple.He has cast aside the careful and politically correct considerations of past and present candidates while attacking liberal agendas with accuracy and zest. The level of desperation for a candidate who is willing to face down the bias of media reporting, vicious attacks from the left and the failed promises of a party that is supposed to represent the conservative ideals of the majority, is both frightening and loud. Regrettably, the GOP has now joined the chorus of leftist assaults on