A type of awareness, a sort of restriction, and the centre of attention, are just a few of the descriptions attached to a surgical mask out of its context. Amongst students and strangers, this participant observation proved to be somewhat an intriguing experiment. Including both offensive and sincere reactions towards one wearing the surgical mask, the experience provided, captivates the opinions/ judgements made by others, creating a sort of self-insecurity. Thus, proving that a simple unfamiliarity creates a total curiosity, an ordinary becomes unfamiliar purely due to situation. A surgical mask is a form of prevention towards airborne diseases, indicating either a potential risk or the individual wearing the mask possibly having contracted
Harrison Bergeron by Vonnegut and The Pedestrian by Bradbury warn readers about the dangers of conformity and total equality through a loss of individuality in society and the cruelty of a totalitarian government. In today’s society, some countries’ citizens are lucky to have individual freedom. It is a blessing to be able to be whoever you want to be, but conformity and total equality can ruin that. Vonnegut and Bradbury portray this warning in Harrison Bergeron and The Pedestrian by describing societies where citizens aren’t blessed and must live under oppressive governments enforcing conformity and total
This signifies that even if he is separating himself from others, he is not the only one doing so. While, it may be true that people who do not conform can be isolated from others this is not always the case. People who refuse to conform do not restrict themselves from who they associate with, so
I agree with what the man the video said about everyone in the world viewing the world differently with different cultural glasses. I think that by being born in raised in the United States my cultural glasses or lenses differ very much from someone from another part of the world. I would say that the way I view social interactions and the way I gauge peoples’ reactions would differ than from how others may react. For example, I think that if a person does not express some form of different expressions throughout a conversation that that person is not interested in the conversation. That might not be true though, the person might be keeping from making certain expressions because he or she is trying to concentrate on what is being said more than what I would be used to from another expressive fellow American and because I am not used to this this could be interpreted to me through my lenses as rude.
Arguments have constantly been made for a more ‘representative and responsible’ government where backbenchers contribute their perspective without fear of losing their jobs. However, when backbenchers vote in opposition of their own party, the confidence in said party is questioned (Stilborn 2017). A loss of confidence inherently makes it more difficult for a governing party to make significant changes in bills and policies and in extreme cases can result in the party losing their governing
Socially constructed identities can often make those that don't fit within those identities feel alienated, like an outside, or that they have to conform to society’s idea of what their identity is supposed to. Often, these constructed identities do not include identities that intersect. In Audre Lorde’s “Age, Race, Class and Sex” she talks about how those who are oppressed have “to be watchers, to be familiar with the language and manners of the oppressor, even sometimes adopting them for some illusion of protection” in order to survive. We can see this happening when Mock says, “hiding myself for that brief period allowed me to operate under a guise of normality that made me feel temporarily secure” (Mock 98). Mock, continually struggled, to find her true identity by trying to conform to what society told her was acceptable and this would change based on whose acceptance she was seeking.
Human civilization have adapted to this world in the past century by slowly learning to live with other people in peace, but how will this change when there is no government to provide for social order? There are countless occurrences where the power of human nature have led to actions that disobey the rules of society, by causing harm to others. This breach of order is even more prevalent without social order, and is therefore of utter importance that a new leader is available to provide a sense of direction for a group of people. However, the choice of a wrong leader who acts solely for himself will have disastrous consequences for others. In the novel “The Lord of The Flies”, Jack’s authoritarian leadership style and his sole motive to remain
Satisfying the conscience by giving justifications of our ignorance will not help the dire situation prevailing in the current state of the affairs. Lack of interest is not a valid reason for not taking things somberly for our daily lives are directly or indirectly relying on the ongoing political beliefs in our country. What happens inside the walls of assemblies and governmental institutions affects our lives spent within the walls of our houses. Policies being agreed upon, bills being passed and peace treaties being signed determine the value of an individual in the eyes of our The writer throws light on the fact paper how people trivialize and belittle happenings of such great magnitude. Butterfly shows exaggerated reactions on petty occurrences and indifferent reactions on significant incidents.
When talking about empires, a negative connotation of being oppressed is usually present. Living in the modern age, we tend to consider democracy as the “rightest form of government”. However, democracy is not simply “freedom for all” or “the will of the people” for ancient empires. It was a complex, delicate system that sometime people overlook its inherent fragility. Many democratic states, such as ancient Athens, the Roman Republic, failed to keep the promise of freedom for all and ended up in failure.
Klein describes how one of the major problems caused by lifestyle branding is that it is weakening our democracy (Klein). The reason it is causing this is because there is not many places we can go to now where we are not surrounded by brands and do not have to look each other as consumers but as regular citizens. One of the other ideas brought up by Klein is the idea of the ‘superbrand’. The super brand is when a company is tries to outstretch its
As he explains in the paper, people are not perfect, so a government is needed. A government would not be necessary if people were perfect, but due to imperfection of people, control is needed inside and out of the government. Madison suggests that a separation of powers within the government is to keep watch on the other departments, and while this is occurring, no department has an equal amount of self-defense. Each department will have its own set of actions and will be appointed by different methods of election. Madison held that independent departments can seldom have connection to each other, while they do have a connection to the
This doesn’t mean everyone will. As the Port Huron Statement points out “each individual sees apathy in his fellows” and this “perpetuates the common reluctance to organize for change.” People having the ability to affect the government and its proceedings means it’s a true democracy; government “for the people by the people.” People don’t always take advantage of this, however those that do contribute to the democracy as a whole. Lobbying allows people to influence politicians, but it’s not the only way. Just writing letters can create change or at least make the politicians aware of the problems. Citizens don’t always take advantage of this, but the option to do so is always present and available if citizens would like to do so.
This issue tackles a major issue in our society and affects the well being of it. I think it would be difficult to get a people involved in this issue due to the issues it presents. Part of the problem is that many do not see the need for change and how it could benefit us as a society. I also think that getting support by law makes could impede changes from occurring. One of the biggest changes that I see in social movements in our time is the way they are approached.
One reason why vague policy mandates can serve as a disadvantage to public administrators is because vague policy mandates have no guidance nor direction and they can lead to legislators losing political support from political groups or people. According to Rosenbloom, “ political expediency dictates that legislative will not take a firm stand on an issue which may be controversial, divisive, and loss of support among segments of the electorate” (Rosenbloom, 2015, p. 60). Rosenbloom is saying that political expediency can impact legislators in a damaging way because vague mandates can lead to great political dilemmas, divide people against each people, and lose support from