The next angle of perfection to be analyzed is slightly more personal to humans in general as it deals with perfection in oneself and not our thoughts, philosophies and ideologies. Taking perfection in terms of the perfect person can be considered as a difficult topic to approach as different people may have different views of what the perfect person should be. For example there have been distinctions made between what Germany led by Hitler during the Second World War and what colonial powers such as Britain thought were the perfect race. Hitler’s Germany was inspired by a newfound love for Aryanism; the idea of the German people being the “master race” in the world. Whereas in Britain the British were considered to be superior than other races
Imperialism means one country extends control and power over another, not necessarily through settlement (effects of social Darwinism). Imperialism was justified by Social Darwinism because social Darwinism was the view that the strongest race would survive and the weaker would eventually die off. Imperialism justified that the weaker the country was struggling the "greater country" could force its customs on the other country. Imperialism benefits a small, favored group but never the nation as a whole. Social Darwinist believed that Imperialism was the expected expansion and an accomplishment of a well-evolved culture and the expansion would help remove or perfect an underperforming cultures.
His actions were not exactly considered “wrong” because the places he conquered were just seen as another step in his greater mission. While Alexander the Great was doing what most people in his time period were, Hitler lived in a time where what he was doing was considered extremely morally wrong. While both leaders carried out their goals in violent ways, they lived in different time periods and adhered to the moral standards in very different
These people needed only a group of convicted ideologues to pursue and actualise those ideals, and therefore were not forcibly driven out of fear to follow and approve of the Nazi Party. In a socio-economic context, Jews were mostly prevented from practicing the normal rights accorded to the rest of the members of society before the ascending of Hitler to power (they were prevented from land ownership for instance). This had already set tensions and accentuated discriminatory attitudes of the general population towards the Jews, to embracing and reinforcing the Nazi ideology. This is perhaps the reason why the dictator feels comfortable and at ease, in his writing, to aggressively and freely express his repugnance towards the “inferior” Jews, knowing that his feelings were commonly shared and known during his time and after the Weimar
You could save an animal from drowning, but you could save a person from drowning too; the choice is difficult. You could protest for animals to have rights and not be tortured at slaughterhouses and still eat them from factories that do things like kill them in an abusive way. Animal rights, animals should have some rights with some limitations. I have issues involving this topic about animal rights because i have mixed emotions about how we can experiment and torture animals but still have them as pets. In articles by Jeff McMahan, “Eat Animals The Nice Way”, and by Maureen Nandi Mitra, “Animals Are Persons, too”, they talk from two different positions where we should eat animals and another where we shouldn’t experiment on them and let them be.
They argue that the rights of animals should be similar to human rights. This issue was supported by two examples, which can both be argued against. One of the examples was the comparison of animals to chattel slavery. The definition of a slave is a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them. These animals may be the property of humans but the animals are not forced to obey the humans or work for them, which shows that it is an invalid comparison.
Many also were no longer citizens of the country they were born in. Yet Jews aren’t the only example the Armenian genocide is also a cause of social Darwinism ideas. Overall social Darwinism made racism, sexism and colonialism be justified, by the simple fact that white European men were the superior sex and race. Darwinism lead to the idea of genocide being justified by the simple thought that a superior race existed, it made sexism normal due to the fact that women did not have right, and were seen as the lesser
People in Germany supported this party because they believed that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis offered a better future. Some citizens also advocated for the Nazi Party out of fear because sources of opposition against the party were removed and an individual had no right to protest in this state. The rise of Nazism and Fascism and the espouse for them eventually caused major events during World War II and a superior Germany with the belief that Communists and non-Aryans had to be destroyed Adolf Hitler worked with an enraged purpose for many years to become a dictatorial leader and to make his ideals thoroughly present in Germany. Hitler began with what he dubbed the “first more or less political activity” after the communist regime was overthrown. This program investigated those who were responsible for the short-lived soviet regime in Munich, Germany and his actions were believed to be quality enough for a higher rank.
Non-Eurasian people experienced prejudice against them because they were believed to lacked Eurasian mental, moral and physical superiority. Darwin, a scientist, developed a theory of evolution which dominated most fields in science because it includes an idea of ancient hierarchy of human races. Eugenics is then building on the theory of evolution by Darwin by believing that there are differences in people of
They promoted competition because they believed that some people, nations, or races were better fit to survive. These theories gave birth too many ideas that we know today such as imperialism, racism, capitalism, and discrimination. Though Social Darwinism is linked to Charles Darwin, Darwin did not address human evolution specifically in
DuBois mentions “ Going to use history for our pleasure and amusement, for inflating our national ego, and giving us a false but pleasurable sense of accomplishment, then we must give up the idea of history either as a science or as an art” (DuBois 714). This quote stood out because it just goes to show how arrogant people actually are to teaching and how this actually resulted in a problem for DuBois because the knowledge he wanted to spread to people was limited. Nevertheless teaching now and teaching for this generation is still the same from my perspective because though certain topics aren’t touched on or are not even recognized that’s how it was in the times of Reconstruction as well. Moving forward to “ The Miseducation of the Negro Excerpts” by Carter G Woodson this article isn’t more so saying that they didn’t want to teach black education to students but more so that students of the same decent didn’t want to hear about their ancestry. Just as when it reads “It is true that many Negroes do not desire to hear anything about their race, and few whites of today will listen to the story of Woe” ( Woodson
The idea of the American Anglo-Saxon race was influenced by the American Mexican war. That the Anglo-Saxons were superior to the Mexicans and that God had saved America for people of Saxon blood. Like previous chapter this chapter also delved into the mentality that other races were oppressed because of their own faults rather than the oppression of white people. White American could sleep better at night if the suffering of others was blamed on racial weaknesses rather than on the fact that whites were exploiting these people. In taking Mexican land the whites used the same excuse that they did when taking the land from Indians.
"Instead, the ‘Blood Protection Law,’ announced in Nuremberg on September 15, 1935, criminalized marriage or sexual relations between Jews and non-Jewish Germans." (Holocaust Encyclopedia). Hitler not only wanted to get rid of the bad heredity in Germany, but he wanted to pass down good genes. His goal was to create a genetic blueprint of Germany (Nazi Eugenics), to ensure that everyone was a part of “The Nordic Race” (Holocaust Encyclopedia). Hitler believed anyone that was a descent of “The Nordic Race” was genetically superior to other race.
While this movie may not be for everybody it does contain an interesting and controversial commentary on society. It seems that the primary message argued in A Clockwork Orange is that through abuse Alex has been considered cured, people must not be used as scientific experiments even if the experiment is for the greater good of society. The needs of the many do not outweigh the rights of one and by breaking this moral code by the elected officials drastically changes the way the society favors their government and its practices. Social engineering is not the answer to eliminate a disruptive youth culture and maintaining order within society. Violent impulses, sexual urges, the enjoyment of music, participating in social camaraderie are all essential parts of the human experience and eliminating any part of that experience would eliminate what it means to be a
In terms of race, Cold War Liberalism only supported the Civil Rights Movement to a certain extent and it most certainly did not support the Black Panther Movement. With class, Cold War Liberalism only seemed to be helping white middle-class citizens, but they were still