Ancient literature serves as a revolutionary inspiration for modern civilization. Consider the play “Antigone” by Sophocles, Antigone is a symbol of justice and sacrifice towards the minority, and a symbol of chaos and destruction towards the government. Presently, it is believed that books or plays like these (about revolution) have been banned in fear of people starting their own revolutions. For example, in Thailand people have been arrested for doing the three fingered salute from the book, The Hunger Games. Do not be blind to the effects of what a few pages can actually cause.
King does not believe in using violence to fight violence and uses ethos to appeal to the audience: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly" (King 65). This is similar to the saying that two wrongs don 't make a right. King is acknowledging that being violent to respond to violence is only going to cause more chaos which in terms is not right; he is thinking about consequence. Malcolm X 's speech is fueled with anger and rage. He cautiously avoids directly encouraging his audience to be violent but makes statements like: "I don '
“Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds” is a prime exemplification of this. It raises a moral question as well as a logical one. How is it that someone that rightfully lives within the borders of a country be so heavily discriminated against by its own citizens? A second way he logically justifies his breaking of the law is when he says, “We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’ and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was ‘illegal’.” Ethos and pathos are also evident throughout the letter.
Both men were pro civil disobedience, However the two had different ways of showing civil disobedience. For example on page 395, in the first paragraph which explained that even when peaceful revolution it used a problem will always be encounter. Gandhi protested tax on salt by marching as seen in paragraph 3 and Thoreau protested tax on the voting poll according to page 395 paragraph two. Another difference between the two is that gandhi hurt people around him because he persuaded people to strike with him, according to paragraph four in the last sentence. Thoreau stood only for his beliefs, so once he ran into the law it was on him.
The Letter from Birmingham Jail and the I have a Dream Speech, both written by Martin Luther King Jr., explain the same message to people in two different ways. The Letter from Birmingham Jail was to write a letter to defend the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. He wrote this because he wants African Americans to come together and peacefully protest the unjust laws that are in place. On the other hand, his speech was to a large group of citizens, black and white, fighting for freedom, equality, justice and love. He used many rhetorical devices in his speech and letter that compared the two, and to show the differences in a clear way.
Henry spent a night at jail because he stood up for what he believes in. He didn’t pay his poll taxes in 1846 (taxes/fees on voting in some states) because he believed that it was to fund the Mexican-American war (in which he didn’t believe in) and for the expansion of slavery (he didn’t believe in this either) in the Southwest which later on was actually found out that poll taxes had nothing to do with the Mexican-American war and that his arrest was technically illegal (Brookes). Luckily, someone paid his taxes which eventually let him free. His arrest led him to writing his essay, Civil Disobedience about his experience with the Mexican-American war.
Also he uses irony to show why we are so opposed to the idea of nonviolent solutions or why we have such a hard time trying to use nonviolence to solve problems when we have basically programed ourselves to use violence to solve everything. In the sentence “When victory comes through violence, it is a victory with strings attached.” Chavez very bluntly told us that a victory isn't a true victory if we resort to using violence against each other it was merely a means to an end. Also in the sentence “ If we beat the growers at the expense of violence, victory would come at the expense of injury and perhaps death.” he is telling us that by using violence we will eventually lose all regard for human life and our humanity will dwindle away until there is nothing left of
Hardin adopted an extremely rigid tone but completely disregarded the fact that this poverty in which the developing countries were drowning was inherited by them when the developed countries started colonizing in search of gold and silver, and interfering in the political affairs. In addition, he failed to address how the US was conspiring against Iraq and planning a military invasion to usurp the oil reserves to nurture their own boat. Moreover, Hardin claimed that if the developing economies were to develop, they should learn by experience. However, he made a vague argument and contradicted his own statement by saying that the rulers are corrupt and incompetent, thereby, creating a logical fallacy and defending it in a superficial and controversial way by saying, “The concept of blame is simply not relevant here” (Hardin 20). Thus, Hardin overlooked the fact that how these developing countries would learn by experience when the corrupt leaders are not willing to
The answer is that in the article Mahatma Gandhi Assassinated, it states that he preached a philosophy of nonviolence and civil disobedience (the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest. In Civil Disobedience by Thoreau, he also agrees with civil disobedience. They both used nonviolence when they protested, Gandhi used peaceful protesting to help the lives of Indians from the British rule. Thoreau refused to pay poll taxes to protest against slavery and an unjust government. They also both went to jail for protesting for what they thought was right.
Failure of US in this war was a big setback for the American hegemony. After that incident, USA never tried to use the forces in Southeast Asia. In case of North Korea also it is using diplomacy policy and trying to solve the issue with the help of dialogue because they are well aware that, military action may lead to Vietnam II. A lot of arguments surrounding the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War are relevant today in U.S. foreign policy and politics
The dropping of the bombs were necessary and fair due to the refusal of the Japanese to surrender, the millions of lives saved by a quick end to the war, and the warnings given to the Japanese. To begin, the Japanese soldiers have it ingrained in their brains that it is dishonorable to surrender. The author of Drop the Bomb as agreed by saying that “the Japanese have demonstrated a willingness to fight to the death”. During the war there were many times for the Japanese to surrender, but it was never done. With this in mind, they would have continued to drag out the war, which shows that dropping the bombs sped up the war which lessened the casualties.
In “Civil Disobedience”, Thoreau discusses the way the government should be like and criticizes America’s government and the criminal justice system. Thoreau thinks the government should not rule society but instead the people should manage the state’s affairs. According to Thoreau, America’s government does not maintain the freedom of its residents, teach, or conquer “the West” .Furthermore ,throughout this essay, Thoreau refers to banning slavery in America and the supporters of banning slavery . How can by just at least one individual, in Massachusetts ,stop having slaves and be put in prison initiate the end of slavery in the United states ? Jail is perceived as a place where individuals are punished for their wrongdoings and are cut off
Have you ever been told that you are guilty when you’re not people say “people are innocent until proven guilty”. In this case about president hoover and the bonus army that statement is also valid as well “In order to end to this rioting and defiance of civil authority, I have asked the army to assist the district authorities to restore order “(president hoover). The bonus army got completely out of control. There was nothing that and is nothing that I can do to control them. ”(W.W Waters’ comments right before the federal troops entered the city).
During the years of 1919 to 1928 the fear of communism spreading across America after WW1 was a big issue. Lenin 's belief of no economic classes and no private property was slowly starting to intrigue many. This period of fear was know as the Red Scare. President Palmer took action to prevent communism from spreading in America known as the Palmer Raids. The Palmer Raids were the deportation of any alien who was suspected in being a radical or in other words someone who supported communism.
It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, who despite protesting Democrats, sent troops to Arkansas to de-segregate their schools. Whereas, Democrats supported the KKK, instituted Jim Crow laws, and opposed Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington. If anyone is in the position to step up and serve the unvarnished truth without gratuity – it’s Trump.