Locke believed the power of the government came from the people and if the people are not happy with government actions then they have every right to overthrow the government. Locke believed people could survive in a natural state with no government but if the people like the government it can exist to benefit them. . (Locke, Chap. 4 Pg.
This will force its citizens to find serenity through various coping mechanisms such as maligning the people in power and seeking solace through dreams, memories and voices. Through the application of Marxism, sexism and religion is shown to be used by the ruling class to make their plebs feel hopeless enough to survive by slipping into dreams and criticizing the upper classes. This will result in rebellion of a sort, where people who are powerless to actively rebel, do so by other means. In Saint Joan, this is shown in two methods. Firstly, rhetoric is used to show how the Archbishop considers himself as a god for the lower classes, and how the lower classes deal with this kind of class oppression by quietly slandering him when they can.
Not to mention the many protests in Iran about the corrupt government. Which resulted in the government using violence against the citizens. To avoid situations like these, the society needs social order. Social order is important because it establishes social unity, controls how an individual should behave, checks cultural mal-adjustments and many more. The importance of social order is portrayed through protagonists Simba of The Lion King directed by Roger Allens and Rob Minkoff and Hamlet of Hamlet written by William Shakespeare.
57). If leaders of government imposed regulations on the people, he believed this would hamper society’s growth and the people would not maintain the highest level of happiness. This demonstrates a good leader should empower the people to become more independent and to instill trust in the people to make the right choice. Machiavelli, a totalitarian thinker, believed that a leader should maintain a dictatorship rule with complete power by any means necessary without regard to the people’s expectations. He states, “Hence it is necessary for a prince who wishes to maintain his position to learn how not to be good, and to use this knowledge or not to use it according to necessity” (38, ver.
Parenti implies that superpatriotism is a mental disorder, in that those who have this persona tend to evoke the same emotion and discourage any change or protest against war or presidential leaders. He continues to reveal the true persona of this type of society, their ideas, and demonstrates how superpatriotism attaches itself to religion, sports, the military, the schools and big business. Another evocative question resides in whether its top politico-economic propagators are themselves really patriotic, given how they evade taxes, export our jobs, pollute
Using sarcasm, irony, and wit to bring change in society, satirical artists began using politics as a target for their criticisms. During this time in history, the political environment was strict and unforgiving. Criticizing the government in almost anyway could very well result heavy punishment or even banished from society (Lamm 175). So why would artists continue to use satire? Is it entirely necessary or even relevant?
Thoreau wrote the Essay on Civil Disobedience, in which he addressed the question, “when do larger moral imperatives justify violating a law supported by the majority”. His response was that when a law “… is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law’’. This follows from basic English Common Law, in which you can do something as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else. Thoreau’s philosophy is that you disobey a command (law) when it is hurting someone else. Another area of his thinking is that government is symbolic of a ‘machine’, and man should commit non-violent disobedience to ‘gain access to the machine’.
It was introduced in an effort to increase tolerance for a diversity of cultures, race, gender, ideology and alternate lifestyles. Also, political correctness tried to compel everyone to avoid using words and behaviors that discriminated or offended various groups of people. Although, political correctness was founded with good intent, it does more harm than good. The most noticeable example of harm is how political correctness proponents try to please everyone at the same time. It is impossible to try to please two sides of a population at the same time.
Governments are made up of humans like us. We as humans want are best for us and sometimes we don’t care if it hurts others, because we are selfish. The people we put in government offices are no different than the regular human. They can be as selfish as any of us. Power can lead anyone to be selfish.
So, when the Party portrays the past a hellish world full of poverty, destruction and slavery - the people will begin to believed the Party has rescued them from this, especially when the party feeds them more lies about all the things they have done to help the people. Memory is also a powerful tool. The people who lived before the revolution would know of the world before and so in turn know the Party has done very little for them. This is why the Party keeps a strict control of things like history textbooks and personal mementos. By destroying records of the past, they're also limiting the memories of those people