Schock, during his analysis of the downfall of the Shah states, "the Shah was toppled not by an armed insurgency, but rather by an unarmed insurrection whereby ordinary citizens engaged in methods of nonviolent action, such as protests, demonstrations, strikes, boycotts, and civil disobedience"(Schock p.3). Due to the chaos and the threat that oppressed factions demonstrated during their fight against the oppressor and place a leader in charge that will be the voice of minorities. As Schock states in his case study, factions do not require to be violent to in order to their demand met, all they require is unity as a group and to know that their fight will take time, but the overall goal will benefit their generation and future generations to
During a war, it may seem that the people believe the opposing side is a monster, an enemy that must be destroyed at all costs. Propaganda paints the enemy as demons with no redeeming qualities and soldiers attack enemy soldiers with no mercy. However, a country does not simply mean a piece of land but the culture and mindsets of people. The leaders are only individuals who make up a small percentage of the country. While they aim to make the country a better environment for all, they are only human beings who exhibit flaws in character.
Achebe portrays the use of colonialism as having harmful effects on Ibo culture and community. Achebe illustrates that colonialism has a negative effect on Ibo culture by dividing Ibo people, which results in the downfall of Ibo civilization. Before the presence of colonialism in Ibo society, Ibo society functions most efficiently because Ibo people are united. When the Ibo people exile Okonkwo from the clan they, “had no hatred in their hearts against Okonkwo” (125). Although they have no hate towards Okonkwo for murdering the clansman, they are able to set apart the feelings they have and follow the Ibo rules.
In keeping point of views like this alive in society, we are making those races that are seen as second rate, have no possibility of amplify their status. Realizing that there are no natural elements improving one race than another. Race, which prompts injustice, is basically something that is in use to establish brutalities, merciless and unforgivable treatment of persons all around the globe. Racism should be congested. Racism has occurred for centuries, but there is still a chance to end it.
One of the slogans that illustrates Pol Pot’s ideas of his communist state said “To spare you is no profit, to destroy you is no loss”. The Khmer Rouge sealed off Cambodia so that the world would not look in. By sealing off Cambodia to the rest of the world, Pol Pot hoped that he could abolish all history involved with Cambodia before his ‘Khmer Rouge’ government. This was his idea of ‘Year Zero’ and the way in which he brought about these ideas proved him an idealistic and brutal
The Anthem society in forcing of strict laws made it easy for everyone to lose their individuality. The in forcing of strict laws made it easy for people to lose their individuality because it starts to take away the uniqueness from an individual. Equality 7-2521 looking at Liberty 5-3000 stated “For men are forbidden to take notice of women are forbidden to take notice of men”(Rand, pg. 38). This is an example of strict laws because it shows how controlling the government is over the society.
“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.” -- Banksy, Wall and Piece. A civilization cannot function without a system of rules to create order and morality. However, the creators of the nameless, collectivist society in Anthem took this concept too far with the complete removal of individualism—the root of ego. This mistake subdued the thoughts and actions of individuals, which is what allows a society to flourish.
Regardless, many people around the globe such as scholars, diplomats believe that their harsh policies particularly against people like the Professor Tohti will only lead more conflict and create more Uighur radicals. Professor Tohti had been assigned an ascribed status by the culture he was born to, but unfortunately the government is taking advantage of that while Professor Tohti just wanted separation from them, so they could be on equal ground in a peaceful just society. This article is applicable to Social Problems by showing, and giving examples of social disorganization, and even conflict perspective such as how the Xinjiang officials are trying to fight off the insurgencies, and while doing so trying to suppress different ethnic groups, and those who voice out the injustices of their
The individuals of the Ku Klux Klan join together to gain a voice in the ‘great’ society, however they don’t become apart of the society. Instead they become a symbol of hatred that is respected by few and is hated or feared by many. This ties to To Kill a Mockingbird because, like Atticus, the KKK stands up for what they believe in. However their extremist methods of expressing so leads them over the top to a position where they command more fear than respect. Overall the KKK, as a whole, can be seen as one single entity that will always be against society.
Civilization would collapse and society would turn into a chaos in the absence of the sense of guilt, because it awakens in people the knowledge they obtained through their life and reminds them of the difference between right and wrong, and the different laws and rules that must be obeyed. Moreover, civilization oppresses the death and revenge drives people have. Humans are naturally aggressive. Hence, this knowledge is essential for the survival of civilization. Being enlightened would make people civilized.