“The American Nightmare” Musician Bruce Springsteen once said, “I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream”. This fine line of difference between the two seem to intertwine together as characters of the 1920’s novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald figure out that the foundation of the dream is built on deceit and disfigured by reality. The author teaches the reader that to dream, you must be smart and not fall to the darkness of human wants. Through the eyes of Nick Carraway we are able to view the story as an onlooker. Nick, the narrator, views other characters as they are---with no predispositions and judgement as his father had taught him, “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone...just
In fact, generally even in politic there are two sides, those which are in favor of immigration for several reasons; and the second side who denounce immigrants who try to take advantage of the economic system. Furthermore, politicians have to consider illegal immigration which still stays a problem in many countries such as USA or France. Today, manage immigration in a country is a complicate action to do. For instance, B. Obama’s speech on immigration (on November, 2014), where he tried to legalize people who have a child or parent leaving in the USA, was very contentious because republicans were totally disagree. Nevertheless, they were agreed to admit that their immigration system were outdated.
Within these few sentences, President Johnson makes it fear that this was not right and will be made right. It is almost as he is shaming the nation for committing such actions. “It is wrong -- deadly wrong -- to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country.” (Johnson). As if he were speaking directly to racists, he bluntly notifies them of how wrong their actions are. President Johnson, without a doubt, allows his citizens to know he will no longer put up with racism, especially TOwards their neighbors.
What to do about America (A Literary Analysis on the Declaration of Independence) A lot in the world has changed since America became a brand new country, with very little political experience, and even less support from neighboring countries. Now, the United States of America is one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world, and it’s all because a small group of men decided to speak out and declare independence from Great Britain. While five people helped put together the document, Thomas Jefferson is the true author of the Declaration of Independence and had a very strict idea of the America that should be. He once said, “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom” (Jefferson). However, since the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence, a few different actions have taken place that do not go hand in hand with the words of Jefferson.
One of the biggest issues that the new government had to face was the exaggerated terms of the Treaty of Versailles. These terms limited the Weimar Republic from fully developing and growing to become a fully fledged society. The signing of the Treaty of Versailles meant torture for the country and the people populating it, and a vast majority of the population felt it was betrayal from the German government, naming the Weimar Republic officials the ‘November criminals’. Many people that supported the Weimar Republic changed their views after the terms of the Treaty of Versailles became publicly available since they felt the Weimar Republic was just the result of losing the war rather than the actual choice of the majority of the population. The problems faced by the Weimar Republic
In Cal Thomas’ article, “Is the American Dream Over?”, he rebuttals against liberal writer Bob Herbert. Herbert had listed reasons why the American dream is suffering for the new generations. Hebert wrote, “…the economy and jobs, the public schools, the budget deficits, the nonstop warfare overseas -- you 'll see a country in sad shape. Standards of living are declining, and American parents increasingly believe that their children will inherit a very bad deal." Cal Thomas rebuttals by saying that Herbert does not point out who is to blame for those declines.
The novel concludes “So we beat on, boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past” (108). This means as we keep trying to move forward we are still restricted and defined by our past. Throughout the book Gatsby could not let go of the past and Fitzgerald related this to society. America was meant to be the new world filled with potential but this idea was soon ruined by old aristocratic values, like the Buchanans represent in the novel. To Fitzgerald, America is not full of possibilities, its frontier that failed to rise above its aristocratic European origins, just as Gatsby failed to escape from his
First of all, accepting full blame for causing the war was difficult for them to do because they did not agree with the statement, but also, it tainted their reputation for the country as a whole. They knew it would make them appear untrustworthy and ignorant, which could really hurt them in the long run with trades and other economic factors. Also, paying that much money for reparations was just frightening in general. It was just such an excessively high number, so they had every right to worry about going bankrupt or just generally going into a huge debt. Army was more or less just a sign of pride and power.
The American government claims that they do not have enough money to support the ever increasing population of America, as well as immigrants and refugees, but that does not excuse sending innocent people back to war-torn countries in which they are persecuted, and-in extreme cases- even killed. Refugees travel to America out of a necessity, a desire to escape the dangerous conditions of their home country. Risking everything, many refugees who find themselves hoping to find solace in America, are instead turned away, sent back to their home countries. Immigrants suffer as well, leaving everything behind in their home countries, and coming to America for better a better life. Instead, they are forcefully sent back to their home countries, despite the potential they have to bring great things to America.
DEMERITS OF DEMOCRACY It is not so easy No system of government will be perfect or accurate, so democracy is also not a perfect and actual system of government. By definition, democracy is complex and productive, ever changing and altering according to national events and processes. Low voter turnout, poor accountability levels or failures in clarity of image, concerns over the validity of elections or questionable voter registration practices can all affect the quality and aspect of democratic process. Human security needs, as a prove in situations of social conflict, severe inequality, health crises, or responses to threats of political violence and/or terrorist incidents, pose challenges for and place additional strains on the maintenance of democratic systems. Fails to provide basic human needs Democracy is accessible to abuse and distinguish by a large variety of limitations.