Duterte presents himself as the crusader that goes against media and other political heads calling them out as corrupt people or the elites that are the enemy of the masses and that he is the righteous one to the people. Yet the issue of populism is not how this method is used, but how it’s used for. Political ideals that are righteously wrong that are used to make the population believe or perceive as their right, twisting the true intention of these politicians to make the populous believe that they are on their side. Professor in School of Public and International Affairs Cas Mudde would answer on populism being a political issue, “Yes, populism is an important feature of contemporary politics, but not all anti-establishment politics is populism and populist parties are not just about populism.
A big problem we have right now in the United States are the presidential candidates. A big threat to our country is Donald Trump winning the election. He is just an overall bad guy, he is racist and sexist. He said that if he wins, he will deport immigrants back to where they came from, which is really unthoughtful, especially since his wife is mexican. If Donald Trump wins the election and does all the things he said he would do, then the citizens of United States would definitely rebel against the government.
Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
Adams gave speeches to Americans influencing them to separate from Britain. He spoke of the wrongdoings of Britain one being the trial of Captain Preston. They felt they were wrong “for protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit”. Samuel Adams’ speeches allowed the Americans to become certain on their feelings towards Britain. Not only did the trial of Captain Preston affect the relationship between the Americans and British, but also the Coercive Acts.
Cassius influenced Brutus to conspire against Caesar by stating, Caesar “is now become a god… and his name has been sounded more than [Brutus’s]” (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 118-145-6). Cassius’s arguments convinced Brutus in proving Caesar's murder would be just, but Caesar’s death is unjust because he is being murdered out of Brutus and Cassius’s jealousy. Both of the individuals are envious of the power that Caesar is being given by the people of Rome and want to end his life before they will lose their own power in the senate after Caesar becomes king. Brutus’ naive mind was easily convinced by Cassius that Caesar was not the best choice to assume the Roman throne because he would not listen to their political thoughts. Individuals, such as Cassius and Brutus, in the senate were afraid of having their power decreased because Caesar, as Brutus states, is an “unhatched serpent’s egg” (Act 2, Scene 1, Line 33).
Building a border around yourself trying to shield yourself from illegal aliens who for the most part benefit the country and due their equal share should not be chastised and touted as that countrie's biggest problem. Rhetoric like that is very dangerous and adds to the division of a populace that should work together for the betterment of all, not just the few. As you all should know, I am writing about Donald Trump, the reason I chose to base my thread around him is because I feel his views are outlandish and incredibly self-serving. He is running for president because of his ego, and that ego will lead this country to a much far worse place than we perceive we are
He believes that Christ resisted Satan because he wanted man to be free, but, according to the Grand Inquisitor, Christ made a mistake. Since man has the ability to choose, he will choose poorly and suffer as a consequence. The Grand Inquisitor views are paternalistic in that he believes it is best for the burden of choice should be placed upon him instead of man. Man will then be able to will to live happily instead of trying to live up to the high standards of Christ teachings. The teachings of Christ only benefits those few who are strong enough to follow through with them continuously in every aspect of their lives.
Either god is real and is punishing him for his impunity during the affair, or he is dead and has relinquished control over the stability of nature and humanity. John pursues the latter, likely because of his pride as both a Christian and a male. If we look at the evidence, it is clear that John is a man made of fear and pride. He would rather believe that god is dead, and the wrath of a godless land is more believable than the fact that he has broken his religious code of conduct. It’s more entertaining than surprising to watch John struggle with his pride, as he attempts to convince himself that he is a man of God who simply committed a deed as a will of social deterioration, rather than a blasphemous mistake that would call into question his character.
Cassius understands Brutus’ idealism and uses it to destroy Caesar. However, ultimately this becomes the cause of his downfall. Brutus was destroyed due to his own idealism. Also, Machiavellian is one theme. It means someone doing whatever to gain more power.