In his essay “America’s “Oh Sh*t” moment” Ferguson says, “Perhaps more disturbing is the decline of meaningful competition at home, as the social mobility of the postwar era has given away to an extraordinary social polarization” (294). In the life after major wars such as WWII that had America on its toes and being declared triumph, America let its guard down; subsequently, becoming lazy and without motivation. Moreover, social values are at an all time low, the nation should take prompt action to avoid devastating effects. Ferguson insists that “If what we are risking is not decline but downright collapse, then the time frame may be even tighter than one election cycle” (295). If this pattern continues our nation would be headed to disastrous events, and we would be inviting other nations to take over.
Police brutality is a major problem in the world today. Now, is the time to do something most of us just sit back and wait for change. We need to take action if we want to see change in not only police brutality but, racism as well. Many innocent people have been either killed or incarcerated due to police brutality. It is a crucial problem that has affected us all, whether we are citizens or law enforcement officers.
In Lee Sandlin’s spectacular essay, “Losing the War,” he explains that in the context of World War II, the “amnesia effect” of time has lead to a bizarre situation; “the next generation starts to wonder whether the whole thing [war] ever actually happened,” (361). All that seems to be remembered is a reverie; a spectacle of valiance and bravery. The older generation —the ones who were there—simply became the collateral damage. The war, in all its infamy, can never be
This view is far from truth in view of the developed and changed character of international law today. It is incorrect to say that international legal system is without a court to decide international disputes. The establishment of the permanent court of international justice has rightly been reckoned as a landmark for the development of international law because though in international legal system was provided with judicial organ to resolve international disputes on the basis of judicial decisions. The greatest proof of its utility and importance is the fact that its successor, the international court of justice is based on the statute of the permanent court of international justice. It is true that the decision of international court of justice is not equivalent to that the municipal courts.
I believe that their expectations were much too high as the government was struggling too. Many people had no solution to their problems and we can easily see that this era was horrible. The economy had been damaged as the PM’s refused to provide work for people who were jobless as they didn’t believe it was their responsibility. More people from communities began turning to churches as a way to aid their struggles. I believe that I would never want to live during this time, there were a high amount of savages fending for themselves and their families.
Being mistreated, undervalued, or unheard because of your position or views in the world is no way to live. Although not often, there are still some people in the world who are not strong or brave enough to stand up for themselves, and there need to be people out there who will stand up for them. It is inhumane to let persecution happen to anybody. Those who are able to, should help members of our nation who are not strong enough to fight for their rights. Every United States citizen has the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but if these people are being persecuted, their rights to life and happiness are being taken away from them.
The same crisis that is taking place in the middle east can happen anywhere at anytime, all it takes is corruption and humanity’s inherently evil nature to dismantle moral civilization. In this instance, the antidote for inhumanity is empathy; realising that humans were created as equals no matter their race, gender, religion, or social classification. Immorality is a slippery slope and the more dehumanization is ignored, in this case the dehumanization of Syrian refugees, the more corrupt humankind’s standards become of the proper way to treat each other. This directly affects every life around the globe whether they are in the refugee crisis or not. The higher people hold their standards of morality, the closer humanity becomes to living in peace and harmony.
The Treaty of Versailles, although intended to be a peace treaty, caused more problems than solutions. Despite the war being fought by many countries in Europe all the blame was placed specifically on Germany. For starters Germany had to claim sole responsibility for the war, even though they weren’t the technical “spark” for the beginning of the war. Following that they’d have to pay for the entire war, a cost coming up to about $56 billion dollars, as well as lose all their colonies, lose Alsace Lorraine, and have all their armed forces be limited to just 100,000 troops. All these extreme measures were just way too much for one country to deal with all at once.
Millions are suffering from the depravity and immorality of people. Slavery and trafficking is so wrong in so many levels. I could never imagine the pain, mentally and physically of being a slave. Having your freedom taken away, being torn away from your family. Every single person on earth should be treated with basic dignity and basic human rights.
On the legal grounds, the act of humanitarian intervention is still debatable, On the one hand, there was a responsibility to limit the use of force to self-defense according to the UN Charter. On the other hand, there was strong international pressure to abide by commitments to human rights and the right to life. This has constitute tensions in an international law system, Humanitarian intervention as the justifiable act to intervene while it is contrary to the principle of sovereignty and nonintervention in the UN system and international law. An evolving international norms related to human rights and the use of force. The authorized intervention was granted by UN Security Council.
The US government purposely violated the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution and although since WWII the Japanese-Americans have been apologized to and the U.S. has admitted it was a mistake to detain these citizens, debate over the legitimacy of the 14th amendment now exists . The violation of citizenship to children of immigrants in 1942 prevents the United States
Idiocrasy: America’s Founding Ideals and What Went Wrong “Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever…” were the famous words of Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps one can remain so not forever, but in America, a very long time. Called a “…beacon for freedom and opportunity” (George W. Bush, 2001), America has prided itself as the champion of its five founding ideals outlined in the Declaration of Independence. These ideals of Equality, Liberty, Opportunity, Democracy, and Rights have not been given justice. Through history, especially the events of The Civil Rights Movement, September 11th, and our present day; America has not lived up to these founding ideals. From the very beginning, America’s minority groups were institutionally oppressed and silenced, but the largest push for equality was The Civil Rights movement; almost fifteen years of fighting to be recognized as equals.
Holocaust Reaction Did you know America didn’t even know about the holocaust for the first few years? Today you will hopefully learn a bit more about the American reaction to the holocaust. The main components to the American holocaust response were debates, protests, news, and the community. At first, America had no idea about what was going on in Europe, thus why the reaction was so great. Even though Some catholic Americans did agree with Hitler, thinking jews were evil, the holocaust seemed terrible for America.
For example, police brutality, The events are all over media and the news and has been around since back in the early 60’s. Police brutality is very common now and frankly we the people know when an incident of police brutality is a hate crime or if the person actually did something to deserve the false attacks. “Throughout world history, governments have violated and ignored the human and civil rights of their citizens” (Lugo). The cases of police brutality have made a major negative impact on America and have caused widespread effects on society such as riots. These riots are the outcome of the incidents which have greatly taken a toll on today’s society.
Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people for the purpose of sexually exploiting them and it has become more widespread than ever before. In our world today it affects every sector of society in many different ways. This issue is extremely close to home, it occurs almost everywhere in North America. It happens right under our noses and people are too ignorant to realize it. This is a world problem that needs to be addressed carefully, it is not something that will just go away.