Also, it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage” (Alinsky, 1989: 132). Ridicule is also a form of humour, it is used both by individuals and groups in order to debase an authority and credibility of another person, group, association or movement. Ridicule is employed to envision a person, action or idea seem inconsistent, illogical or silly. However, Alinsky emphasises the fact that humour, which may be expressed by means of ridicule, is “essential to a successful tactician” (Alinsky, 1989: 85). Thus, for presidential candidates, it is a significant tactic which may help avoid criticism or attacks from the public, media or other politicians.
Abstract This research project is about, hate speech, right to freedom of speech & expression, present landscape of hate speech in politics and role of media in this. The research proves that there is a rise in hate speech during elections. Many political leaders are accused of giving hate speeches during elections just to gain the sympathy of their vote bank. But they forget that it may end up in apathy in the society. In many cases, people get involved just to get the limelight.
However, there is an abundance of one thing which is the telescreen - a surveillance device and propaganda tool. In their dual capability to blare constant propaganda and observe citizens they symbolize how totalitarian governments abuse technology for their own ends in order to exert large-scale control on economic production and sources of information. The imagery of this extreme bureaucratized reality, in which man is a number and loses all sense of individuality, brings forward a mixture of unlimited terror combined with ideological and psychological manipulation. The masses of this complex mechanism of absolute control and surveillance
The destruction of language and the past could be used as a tool to manipulate people through propaganda, making people believe that it’s a crime to think and lowering the range of vocabulary are all ways the government could use to manipulate people. Could it happen? Or does it already exist? First of all propaganda in the book 1984 was a huge way to get the society of people manipulated This was O 'brien using propaganda against Winston because he is showing him all the things that the party has done and shows actual evidence of The party and
Threat’ in the 21st century. Minority ethnic/religious communities who are perceived to be associated with the violence are characterised as communities that might be harbouring extremists and threatening individuals. Numerous studies have shown mass media to articulate dominant social values, ideologies and developments, and that these characteristics often lead to misrepresentation or stereotypical portrayals of minorities in the media (Hall, 1990). The use of the media to incite a fear based control of a population, also used a mechanism to manufacture consent, through normalization, socialization and popularization. The media has also played a part in fuelling this anti-Islamic feeling.
They are two different faces of the same coin, playing in the same game wearing the different uniform, and their identity politics is based on a dichotomous relationship of “us versus them” characterized by hate and fear, which depicts another side as the enemy and antithetical to peace and humanity. These extremist groups essentialize “terror” with the identity of their counterpart and blame them for every problem. The bottom line is, far-right extremism and Islamist extremism feed off one another and help each other to flourish and nourish. These extremist group perceive terror activities
In de-contextualized, any language can lose its actual meaning and intention, and become misinterpretations. The same is with these Quranic verses; once decontextualized, commands and appeals of killing and beheading the non-believers and hypocrites will come to live and executed. These things are made worst by the media where they would manipulate the facts and hide the real stories as they would want something hot to sell their stories and make profit. To believe that Islam is a religion of violence is to hold the same ideas as extremist groups do, and to believe that all Muslims believe in mono-existence and violence is to legitimize the bombings committed. As today, there are about 1.6 billion Muslims around the globe, and just less than ten percent, which is less 160 million, can be called terrorists as how would the media would label it.
Methodology : The writer has applied theoretical and statistical tools so that it can be clearly understood why goverments and terrorists take certain actions which are against their interests. Conclusion : 1. One of the main mottos of terrorists is to force the state to concede to their demands (with the help of terrorist activities). As a result they try to intimidate or terrify a large/wide population so that this population puts pressure on political decision makers to meet their demands. 2.
The errors made during apartheid teach us of the dangers of censorship, and how freedom of speech can turn a situation around completely, convincing people to finally stand up against and accuse the authorities of an entire nation of inexcusable bigotry. Its history also proves the interconnection between humans, how easily we influence each other, so much that politics far away in Europe and bygone events in Asia could impact South
Terrorism has been the bane of human society. People following different religious, social and ethnic ideologies tend to enforce their view points on others. This intolerance in society gives birth to various segments of likeminded people who try to change the social norms with the use of force and coercion according to their wishes and beliefs. Terrorism has evolved through various stages referred to as Waves of Terrorism. The terrorists have not only improved their tactics but also their reach and impact.