Terrorism is a huge problem in the United States and all around the world. It is a federal offense that ends with the death penalty--or at least it should. In fact, the exact definition of terrorism is, “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” From a worldly perspective, Batman represents the government, and the Joker represents terrorists. Since the government should put terrorists to death, Batman should do the same to the Joker. It’s crazy how society takes more action on Batman and the Joker rather than real-life threats, like terrorism.
In the science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury depicts a broken society by characterizing it. However, excessive control can cause suicide rates to increase. Some believe that suicide would be decreasing because of the extensive amount of control the government has over its citizens. However, excessive control can cause suicide rates to increase. Ultimately, the downfall of the Fahrenheit 451 society is a product of denial and detachment from society, which makes it a cautionary tale for all.
When a fire started in the Reichstag building, Hitler used it as a way to start series of terrorist acts against politicians he considered enemies (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler claimed that these politicians were part of a Communist plan. By influencing the public, Hitler gained special powers to “protect the nation against possible Communist acts of violence” (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler went a long way by being influential. Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive.
Some historians characterize these businessmen as “robber barons” who used extreme methods to control and concentrate wealth and power, and being supported by multiple sources, this statement is justified but only to some extent. A prime example of corrupt businessmen is seen through a popular political cartoon. This cartoon, document 5, portrays the Standard Oil Company as a manipulative octopus that controls the government and the economy. With the rise of powerful businesses in the late 19th century, the artist behind this cartoon hoped to expose the corrupt foundation of these million dollar companies. The big businessmen are clearly portrayed as “robber barons” here, as the Standard Oil Company is destroying the United States Capitol, The White House, and strangling upset workers.
looks at how it ultimately affects society and targeted groups. There are a myriad of arguments for and against the allowance of hate speech. Some citing Democracy and the first amendment others stem from the fear of eroded freedoms of expression and have valid points, but ultimately, it corrodes society’s human rights and freedoms. The two fold issue being intolerance of the freedom of self-determination and the fact that some are born a color or culture and have no choice. Therefore, hate speech is anti-social and damaging to society as a whole.
The picture also implied that there were communists in the United States trying to actively destroyed the democracy. Just like how the people of salem thought that witches were going to take over their city, the fear of communism and the fear of witches where all but the same. The increase in severity of the Red Scare and in the Crucible are almost
In the service of the military and secret service, right wing extremists were known to stage bombings that implicated communist anarchists even when they weren’t involved. Guiseppe Pinelli was caught in this trap. Subsequently he fell from the fourth floor window and died while under police interrogation. After investigation by Judge Giovanni Caizzi, the incident was claimed to have been an accidental death and he eventually dismissed the case. Another judge claimed it was suicide.
These restrictions, though intended to better society, caused panic. People were getting arrested for saying the wrong things in front of government officials and because of it, people began to fear the power that the government had over their lives. There is a point at which the government is no longer working for the betterment of society, but instead controlling it, to the point of stifling individuality. This is the point where a socialist government tips into the realm of a communist government, and begins to damage the society it governs. Huxley, affected by the control of the English government, implemented a similarly powerful government in Brave New World in order to exaggerate the negative effects of an over-controlling central
Beatty is not wrong in making montag burn his own house and arresting him because it was his “mess” his “cleanup”. Montag broke the law multiple times and tried to change society and made people afraid. He was also justified in taking montages earpiece so he could track down faber so they could stop illegal activities. This relates to mccarthyism because the us government did these same things to stop the spread of communism. The us was full of spies that leaked information and it makes sense why Beatty would want to stop Faber.
This difference in the source of crime with Durkheim’s theory naturally means that crime will be detrimental to the society in which it occurs. Individuals who choose to break the law will then do so knowingly with a deeper and darker motive. (Greenberg and Greenberg, 1993) Modern Marxists suggest that societies are an amalgamation of a number of competing sects and this means that those sects have differing interests than others. Due to an unequal distribution of assets and power in such societies, there is the inevitable existence of crime and deviance. (Greenberg and Greenberg, 1993) Capitalism is the root of such crimes and these are negatively affecting the chance for social stability in a community.