This lets them demonstrate how the government has control to destroy society by killing innocent citizens. From the above, we can see how the government can control a population by stoning people to death, putting restraints on citizens, and even using bombs just out of cruelty. It is essential to recognize that dystopias are important to understanding for our society and government because it goes to show that if we don’t take action or speak out to our government, the government can take us over. On a final note, we can relate these stories to real life because some of these situations, like the nuclear bombing, have actually occurred in our
There is truth to his notion of primitive society and a real fear, even today, one could argue even more so today of tribalism, and The Founders feared tribalism and referred to it accordingly as factions in the Federalist Papers. However, The Founders sided more so with John Locke on how to go about solving this issue. Now Hobbes viewed, as an individualist, is misleading since he believes the power should belong to the state, because for Hobbes there is only state-sovereignty not self-sovereignty. Now this notion becomes increasingly dangerous because if a person is to follow it all the through since a man’s life without the state is war and chaos and the only solution to this is a strongman, in the end it is the state that makes people human and the state that gives people rights, so the state can take them away. The
It is likely that Marlowe refrains from implicating Carmen in order to spare General Sternwood’s feelings. Marlowe acknowledges his own deep-seated loyalty towards his clients, declaring that he uses “what little guts and intelligence the Lord gave [him] and a willingness to get pushed around in order to protect a client” (Chandler 114). However, there is one display of loyalty in the novel that Marlowe does not fully condone. After Carmen Sternwood murdered Rusty Regan, Vivian Regan covers up her sister’s crime in order to protect Carmen and prevent her father, General Sternwood from knowing what transpired. When Marlowe deduces this, he gives Vivian three days to leave and have Carmen institutionalized.
That somewhere is very key because it should be where you were based from. This is because you will never lose support from your base unless you lose touch with your base. When a politician becomes too distant from his base and gives the impression that he did more than is possible to do in Washington DC he can lose his base. He should give people the sense that he never left town in the first place. “You don 't tell people what to worry about; they tell you.” That is a key quote on how to not lose your home base because you will always need to listen to other people 's problems as opposed to them listening to their problems that they haven 't figured out were problems.
Violence has long been used by governments and authoritarian regimes around the world to achieve political goals and seek legislative control. These regimes assert control by carrying out assassinations, mass murders, and staged violence. However, the psychological effect on the country's population is much more than fear of death at the hands of political parties and leaders, it is fear of life itself. The nation becomes gripped by an ineffable fear and distrust where everyone, including trusted neighbors and friends, could turn individuals in for perceived disloyalty to the government. This idea is most demonstrated by the actions of Pinochet's dictatorship of Chile throughout the 1970's and 1980's.
On the one hand, if one juror wants to ensure that he never makes a mistake by letting a guilty person go free, then that juror must always vote guilty. His reasoning may be that the police do not arrest innocent persons. With this reasoning, there is no need for a trial because everyone arrested will be convicted by this type of juror. On the other hand, if another juror wants to ensure that she never makes a mistake by sending an innocent person to jail, then that juror must always vote not guilty. With this reasoning, there is no need for a trial because everyone arrested will be set free by this type of juror.
So, it can be argued that Kreon is simply trying to regain that respect that was lost by decreeing and in turn trying to deter citizens from revolting again. This can be seen when Kreon tells his council, “I shall never let criminals exceed good men in honor” (Sophocles 29). This helps further the counterargument that Kreon was trying to preserve the entire society by punishing the rebels thereby making it evident that acts of rebellion are not to be condoned in Thebes. This provides justification for Kreon’s actions by fulfilling Mill’s utilitarian approach to justice. Although it can be argued that Kreon’s end goal of not wanting “criminals [to] exceed good men in honor” (Sophocles 29) were morally justified, however Kreon’s means of achieving his just goal, is what made him step into the unjust.
This model legitimizes the power of the sovereign without including the god’s will into the equation but by simply defending such power is the source of establishing peace. The power being discussed is the right to punish without being punished with the same standards and the right to decide when to make war or peace . In Hobbes’ approach, violence as a tool is centralized on one man as a mechanism to bring peace by punishing; however, violence cannot be used against the sovereign himself or to the people who are outside of this contract
Socrates believes that justice benefits the just, but also benefits the city (other people) too. He is faced with a seemingly simple choice, escape Athens or remain in prison and be sentenced to death. Socrates’ central argument against escaping his circumstances is twofold. First, Socrates argues that “one must never do wrong.” (49b) In other words, one should never do an injustice. And likewise, “one should never do wrong in return, nor do any man harm, no matter what he may have done to you.”(49d) It is from this argument that Socrates outlines why he must not escape, for it would be to wrong the city that made him.
These actions will be justified, even in case of human losses, if the goal will be achieved. Machiavelli also defends wars in case of the statement “ends justify the means”. In the Chapter 14 he claims that “prince ought to have no other aim or thought, nor select anything else for his study, than war” (Machiavelli 67). This attitude helps the governor to keep officials and other people on tenterhooks so they will not be able to think about other things like the rebellion. Machiavelli understood such position will cause many human tolls both in the governor’s country and on the enemy’s side.
Both Plato and Machiavelli believe that there must be a government in order for human kind to survive. Without order or stability, people would kill each other. Another key factor in which Plato and Machiavelli seem to agree on is that by keeping the mass happy the government is safe. Essentially, if people have nothing to truly complain about, then the ruler will not be overthrown by the popular mass. Lastly, although these great philosophers wanted stability and freedom, they both acknowledge the reality that it is impossible to have both in