A tragedy is an event that is horrific and often can be never be healed. However, with the presence of the correct type of leadership, a tragedy can progressively produce a better world for mankind. For example, the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. were horrific tragedies. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, world leaders, such as President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair, produced speeches that motivated people to prevail over tragedy and instead take the opportunity to make a greater and more prosperous future for the world. President Bush and Prime Minister Blair also had to use their speeches to turn the world from terrorism to a more positive course.
Although America is noticed as one of the greatest countries ever, that view is slowly starting to diminish due to corruption within our political system. Our government has lost the conservative, Biblical values on which it was founded upon and have turned to a liberal ideology. Consequently, our political and governmental system has drastically changed altered from the founding of our country. We see that throughout history, many great nations and empires have fallen due to political corruption within their nation. The founders warned that government corruption would ultimately destroy a nation.
Philosopher George Santayana quotes “ Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” In my opinion, that seems to be the case now. World war II started with two countries, Britain and Germany, then eventually, the world got involved. Now, the US and North Korean might be the ones to foment another world war. With the nuclear bomb issue going on, a war can easily erupt.
Wattenberg writes a compelling, factual book about the possible reasons the youth of America do not live out their civil duties. However, I think Wattenberg overanalyzes the small details and forgets to look at one common denominator. As a young person in America, it is extremely relevant to mention that most millennials have no faith in the American political system. We have seen the system fail our families, and our neighbors, and our friends. Over the years a bureaucracy has formed, and the American people are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the course that our country's political agenda is taking.
General Clinton’s inaction after General Washington’s force departure guaranteed the historical unfolding of the Siege of Yorktown. The largest contributor to this British disaster lay in the lacking of an analytical apparatus, which could have effectively processed and utilized British intelligence. General Clinton chose to focus more on salvation in the form of reinforcements from Britain than on the immediate steps he could implement in his intelligence war fighting function to cement victory. This overreliance on an ineffective logistical support chain, combined with poor strategy, toxic leadership, and indecisiveness, resulted in an overly defensive positon. This ineptitude set the stage for the loss of British populace support, costing him the war of attrition.
Their failure to grasp the wishes of the people and feel it's pulse, cornered them behind the shelter of a perverse ideology, that seldom makes sense. Years of unnecessary self-victimization and vested personal interests made them immune to cherish Liberalism, Progressivism, or Secularism, at its core. This intellectual vacuum jeopardizes the sociopolitical dynamics, we ought to preserve in our state’s affairs. This threatens the very future of the who nation as political science tells us corrosions on the Left, more often than not, transcends the extremists far Right; a result none of us wish upon
and the world. But given its history and the climate of today’s consumer culture, it begs the question as the how it can continue to adapt to fit future generations. One thing that is apparent is the improbability that it will simply disappear. During the economic crises following the Second World War and the 1970s of inflation, Americans refused to abandon the purchase of goods, and in fact “became even more attached to goods during those two periods” (Cross 247). Even when American youth fought against consumer culture in the 1960s, they were largely unsuccessful.
We are what we are because of those who made us this” (Rita Christina: Ignorance). If we are to forget our past, then every accomplishment, every success is worth nothing. Should we ignore our past we isolate ourselves in a void of repetition where we cannot learn from our mistakes as we have forgotten them. For example should we forget the feminist movement in the 20th century and a generation that follows us is in the slightest bit biased in gender then we may have an entire repeat that would have been avoided at the acknowledgement of that original civil rights movement. We must address this problem of ignorance, however it doesn’t start with our
Since you said to write about a topic I could relate to the most, I am going to write about how my siblings and I struggle with undocumented parents to this day. Immigration is probably the most overlooked and ignored issue in the past years. Bernie Sanders in a speech onced said “We cannot and should not sweep up millions of men, women, and children – many of whom lived here for many years, contribute to our society, and are integrated into the fabric of American life – and throw them out of the country unjustly”. “Equality for all” is probably the most famous quote in American history yet equality is not distributed equally. I truly believe that everybody deserves to have a share in the “American Dream”.
The lyrics are vague enough for them to be relevant for both groups. With this song, Springsteen wishes to make the listener aware of the lack of compassion people have for each other. In addition, he wants to know where the judicious government is and why they refuse to take their responsibilities seriously. This song conveys an idea of the declining humanity found in the American people. Springsteen appeals to the men in charge and the average man to ask for a shift in attitude.
It tired of the war too soon, gave it inadequate resources and did not open up new fronts as required. Large-scale homelessness, an explosion of teen-age pregnancies and single-parent households, rampant illiteracy, drugs and crime - these have been both the results of and causes of persistent poverty. While it is thus inappropriate to celebrate an anniversary of the war on poverty, it is important to point up some of the big gains ... Did every program of the 60 's work? Was every dollar used to its maximum potential?
A respected author John Green questions, "Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you 're a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey I knows that you 'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you 'd rather be thoughtful of them be vapid, that you believe that there things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan and why is that?” Many people who are passionate about their studies question the same thing. Leonid Fridman wrote a passage “America Needs its Nerds” in order to raise concern that our society does not value intelligence. Fridman uses compare and contrast to get his point across to the readers.
On great questions, too, which left the mind above sectarian trivialities, they will, as a people, be invariably found on the anti-diabolic side; equally strenuous for liberty and for law, against “Mobs and Monarchs, Lords and Levelers”, as one of their own stump orators expressed it.” The repeal of the laws of primogeniture in the United States and the consequent forgetfulness of ancestry makes it difficult to trace individual pedigree, for beyond a few generations the search for family history must enter the uncertain realm of tradition, or the obscure region of conjecture, so it appears in tracing the genealogy of the Jacksons. It is believed however that the researches of James Parton, a biographer of Andrew Jackson, and of Doctor Dabney, the biographer of Thomas J. Jackson, have correctly traced their origin. Parton tells us that Ian McSkinnin, the historian of Carrickfergus, mentions in a foot note as early as 1708 on John Jackson as a member of the grand jury of Carrickfergus. The town had not then been overshadowed by Belfast, and had become a place of considerable importance on account of its linen trade and fisheries; and as according to the custom in Great Britain, the grand juries were always composed of men of position, it may be inferred that John Jackson was a man of some prominence, and it is also within the scope of probability that he was a member of the family of Jacksons that were subsequently identified as the immediate ancestors of Andrew Jackson, who will later claim
The Undocumented Youth Movement has prevailed through the years and it has effectively questioned the authority of the government. Both the undocumented youth and the immigration rights activists have focus their attention on keeping families together by pushing the government to stop deportations. Through the use of nonviolence strategies, both movements have begun to flourish and succeed in some cases. They have expressed their stories to the public to bring awareness to the undocumented community, who are often times afraid of leaving their own homes. People are beginning to come out of the shadows and stand up for what they believe, they are no longer afraid nor ashamed of who they are.