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. Also, in the past, we had a great recession that turned into the Great Depression, that also is around the corner.
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.
They, too like their progressives peers, invested on issues people in general just couldn't care less. 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.
“Without knowing our past, where we come from, we are complete nobodies. 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.
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.