The ugly side of assimilation includes ignorance, racism, stereotypes, etc. Bad Assimilation is when people lose their personal and historical identity by basically negating their heritage because it embarrass them or they feel obligated by their surroundings. Another bad reason is plain and simple. They are going to lose the culture and since of self that is part of them. So in that way they are giving up part of themselves to become part of a whole.
Certainly these changes were massive, quite abrupt and differed drastically from the norm; however that does not necessarily make them bad. Except, that is how they are viewed by many historians today. The historian N.Reeves believes Akhenaten was unsuccessful, but more in his religion reforms. 'For ordinary folk, there is little doubt that Akhenaten's actions as king over time inflicted the greatest misery: the people were confused by the man's religious vision, frightened by the ruthless manner in which it was imposed and quite likely appalled by his personal behaviour.' Reeves believe that the changes would have confusing and scary for the common people.
Also, many experts say that it fell because of the lack of heart the people had to the Empire, the rise of Christianity, it was too immense to govern and protect, the decline of the economy and jobs, the army being made up of mostly foreigners, and outside invaders. Thus, one can say that the Empire collapsed more internally than externally. The first reason why the Western Roman Empire fell was because the people that lived in it had a lack of heart in the Empire. People didn’t believe the Empire was worth saving anymore. As Strayer, Gatzke, and Harbison state in their textbook The Course of Civilization states “The basic trouble was that very few inhabitants of the empire believed that the old civilization was worth saving… the overwhelming majority of the population had been systematically excluded from political responsibilities.
Mao criticised Khrushchev for his policies such as de-Stalinisation and his secret speech. He was also very critical of the policy of Peaceful Coexistence as he believed it was a way of being friendly with the United States (the enemy) and also Mao saw it abandoning millions of comrades struggling to free themselves of capitalist and imperialist oppression. This, therefore, made the USSR an ‘enemy’. How could two countries work together if they had such differing beliefs about how to run their countries? This problem had a big contribution to the split as they couldn’t agree on anything, and if they did, it was because their national interests were at risk.
This conflicts with the general explanation of where we stem from as human beings. Many staunch believers blame advances in society for the weakening faith in some religions. For example, with the internet and other such advances, there is more skepticism with
The long-term unstable society and the cold war made them have the sense of lost. They began to suspect the democracy of their country. Facing this kind of frustration, their choices were not decadence, depression, but resistance. They disbelieved their government, hated the Vietnam War, but they were still patriotic. Although the Counterculture Movement had many negative factors, such as decadent, crackers, vulgar and mysterious, which caused a bad effect on the youth, behind the decadent lifestyle, they had the motivated and raging dreams.
How inter-religious conflict has hurt people over time. As discussed earlier, while organized religions followers have provided some individual followers, they have also caused numerous and devastating losses for mankind over history and continuing today: benefits for many 1. Religions have shamelessly obstructed scientific truth while promoting despicable behavior (i.e. that genocide is acceptable, and little girls should not learn how to read, that an eye for an eye vengeance is acceptable, etc. ), and widespread ignorance (i.e.
Social attitudes towards texting are sometimes quite negative, for example, John Humphrys believes that the English language is being damaged by the multi modal talk hence the title ‘I h8 txt msgs: How texting is wrecking our language’ and that the younger audience has been influenced to use more slang and vague words such as ‘like’. In this case Humphrys believe that because teenagers are using brevity and non-standard English it is ruining their language. John Humphrys is a clear example of traditionalists this means he is against the forms of texts and you can learn that Standard English is his only preference. ‘a good dictionary is a fine thing’,
Younger generations are mimicking what they see in movies and television shows, while forgetting to do important tasks, such as focusing on schooling. It is obvious that a dreadful trend is developing within our country. A dangerous message is being sent out by pop culture and those influenced by the media are wasting away into a mind state of pure stupidity, because stupidity is what is being promoted. There are some cases where being intelligent and independent with one’s thoughts have not been a key factor to becoming successful, the cases are rare but it is a possibility. Skoble’s reasoning for this uncommon situation is that the individual has either stole to reach their achievements or attained them by inheritance (412).
Adam Wilson Comp. 101 13 November, 2008 Technology and Humanity Technology is an ever changing and often unpredictable frontier. Many would argue that as communication technology has advanced it has had a negative impact on our humanity, making us less human. I don't sympathize with that notion; I argue that it improves the human condition. Communication technology is an integral part of social life.