A few weeks ago, one of the president's advisors told NPR that Mr. Bush never wanted to burden the public with the war; that, in his mind, he was hired by the American people to do the job on their behalf. Gingrich says the President is placed in an awkward position. "I think the President is torn between reassuring us that he's managing the war and warning us that it's a real war," says Gingrich. "You have organized opponents who want to kill you — they're gathering resources and coordinating to try to kill you — and I think to try to describe it as anything but a war, is remarkably misleading." The War with No
In Winston’s society, signs are seen around the city in the form of double think. Some signs like “Big Brother is Watching You” controlled each citizen’s actions and thoughts. It isolates the citizens’ thoughts away from what is wrong and what is right in their society. It puts them in favor with the government and hatred upon the enemies even though the government is being immoral. So how do the propagandas do that?
“That’s not the way the media wants to take it and spin it and turn it into fear because then your watching television… news and your being pumped full of fear… it’s a campaign of fear and consumption- interview” How this alters my perspective> the media isn’t always reliable and it can be very inaccurate and misleading. It also changes my perspective in the way that the media has the power to change the way people think and believe in. Third paragraph: *The irony that the government doesn’t get blamed for the gun violence when they frequently get involved in foreign affairs (Archival footage & music) 1963-1975: American military kills 4 million civilians in south East Asia. 1991: American planes bombs Iraq on a weekly basis 2001: Osama Bin Laden uses expert CIA training to murder 3000 people. “I think that’s really ironic that nobody said maybe the president had any influence on this violent behavior.”- Interview How this alters my perspective: thinking that the government always tries to help, this makes it very contradicting, the govt.
They also agreed that corruption was a huge issue in both legislative and executive branches of government. In addition, he shows his viewers that the majority of civilians do not know the answer as to why Americans are fighting today but do agree that preventing terrorism is part of the reason. The government has failed over and over again to give a direct answer as to what type of “terrorism” is threatening our country and has left Americans in the
Vietnam War Prior to Vietnam, the American populous held their Schools, Congressman, and official institutions in a high regard. Some Americans felt that even though the intentions of the Government were good when entering the conflict, it was a battle that could never be won and there was too great of a burden on the country economically and social to continue the war. Others felt that the United States was in Vietnam for a purpose and should stay until their task was accomplished. It’s hard to determine the long-term effects of Vietnam to the American public. Although many students were moved by the war, it also caused great changes to politics in the United States.
America has been hijacked and the people manipulated and controlled with fear. Political dissent is tantamount to treason and free speech is relegated to 'free speech zones' far away from political candidates. Whilst all of this is happening around us, the people are stuck on the impression that threats to security are merely military threats from outside sources and fail to comprehend the danger of these terrorizations brought on by our own government within our own borders. More specifically, the Patriot Act blatantly tramples on the Bill of Rights yet is tolerated and even supported by the majority of Americans as a necessary evil against terrorism. In this sense Ullman’s notion of the transaction between liberty and security is very tangible today (Ullman,
The President is our Commander in Chief, taking his powers away presses him not to be able to do his sworn duties to keep our nation safe. I feel the outcome in this case was a backwards push to the Executive Branch and the Courts. A better outcome could be possible with a change in the laws that govern us. One such law is a law that would take away certain rights if you are caught fighting against your birth country. Our country has seen such stripping of rights before and if we want to win this war a new law needs to be written against citizens that
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” The American public should refrain from gaining any negative or unauthorized influences by the military-industrial complex. The people should fight the military spending. Everything is eventually going to fail and be a disaster if power is given to the wrong people. The term MIC became widespread because of how it fit with what was going on with the military at the time. In American history, military spending was never high and consistent and now it was finally occurring.
Barrett also helped Taylor realise that no one can be trusted, and that she should not always believe everything she hears from the Senator Rox and the government Taylor never paid any attention to ads, and usually ignored them (as she explained in Page 207). Barrett helped Taylor realise that advertising in the Chattering World, was all about the government trying to persuade everyone to vote for them. For example, when Senator Rox lied about the “Q-Plague” disease, so he can come up with a cure for it (Cue-Kill) to gain money and respect from the public. Barrett does not only change Taylor, he also changes himself. Through the book Barrett becomes a stronger and more knowledgeable person, learning many different things that he would not have learnt at Simplicity.
It has been argued even further to say it was time well worth spending in Iraq and Vietnam. When analyzing these points one must understand that at that point in time America was deathly scared of communism and instilled an idea in their heads that if not for entering the war at that moment, then communism would make its way around to other countries and finally reach America. However, our government made the fatal mistake of failing to look in the long run and see that America was already a strong nation and by entering a war that would not certainly end communism the government weakened every aspect of the economy. In accordance, Iraq was completely uninvolved in the terrorist attack on 9/11, the accusation of concealing “weapons of mass destruction” was completely false, and having now realized that the only weapons they did have were from a purchase from the United States to them several years