Slaughterhouse Five was banned on political grounds for showing the American firebombing of Dresden in World War II. The destruction of 135,000 people (almost twice as destructive as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima) is something that I had never even heard of. Obviously, the US Army has done a good job in keeping it quiet. Teachers and administration claimed that the book displayed "un-Godliness, bathroom language, and an unpatriotic portrayal of war." I believe that the unpatriotic aspects of the war is the main reason the book was banned.
Firstly, it only gives one side of the story of the anti war views because the source says "I WANT OUT". This shows that America is battered and bruised because it doesn't say anything about people who supported the war. The representation is also not objective because it has a emotional tone to it so the image of America would make many people feel sorry for America so it makes them pull out of the
He continues by claiming that denying housing and employment for smokers is a form of public hostility. This is a false analogy, and where Scott uses the term “discrimination” in an inappropriate manner. Racial and ethnic discrimination is different because people do not choose to be a certain race like choosing to be a smoker. Furthermore, people do not negatively affect others in their vicinity with secondhand ethnicity. By stating that nonsmokers “force their beliefs on the rest of society,” Scott suggests that smokers are victims of violences, and are threatened with restriction of the First Amendment.
Many people, especially Americans, believe that Germany killed the passengers on the Lusitania for no apparent reason. Now, the government of America tries to call the incident a horrible mistake. Germany did not, however, completely act in error. Surprisingly, the Lusitania had many dark secrets. Germany sunk the Lusitania because
In the poem, a veteran is expressing his opposition towards the war, and criticizing the way the government tries to compensate the war veterans by honoring them with pointless memorabilia that will never make them feel proud of their participation in the war. Instead of creating highways and postage stamps in their name, he only wants to educate the people of a “simple recognition/ of the limits of our nation to inflict our will on others./ What I wanted was an understanding that the world is neither black-and-white/ nor ours”(lines 8-13). He expresses his outrage toward the Western mentality that caused an absurd war that only brought negative repercussions. The world cannot be the way a group of leaders decides it to be because the beauty of this world is that it is diverse and full of different aspects. He accentuates the need for the people to understand that no one is superior to another, and the differences among humans should be accepted and welcomed.
Our nation bowed its head for 2,830 people presumed dead and the 700 bodies found at ground zero and the 189 killed in the Pentagon. After this period of respectful mourning our nation sprung into action as to save the deaths of their loved ones from being in vain. Our nations security was breached on a catastrophic level due to our lack of a superior airport security. Post 9-11 legislation was for the most part based around preventing such an event from ever happening again. The first order of business after the attacks involved a few plans to solve the problems at hand then later more long-term changes were
Dear America challenges the assumptions of mainstream America about the war. Allen Paul illustrates in a letter to a woman his first experience of war by stating “…it sure was an ugly sight.” This enforces the falsity of the assumption made by mainstream America about the war being easy and painless. The brutality of war is further recognised when George Olsen describes in his letter a wounded soldier momentarily dying being resuscitated by stating “...in a way, he was the luckiest one out there” purely because his injuries resulted in him returning home. Mainstream America assumed the war to be quick, easy and painless; when for the soldiers it was a long, hard and painful experience that only other combatants would
The after effects of this attack are still remembered by many! Family’s morn over the deaths of their family members every year on this day and it is totally unfair. In conclusion to the attack President Bush sent our military to Afghanistan to find and capture Bin Laden. In 2003 Bush then sent the military to Iraq and many people were upset. People were so upset because they were afraid that sending troops to Iraq would take the focus off of Afghanistan and the mission to find Bin Laden.
Look at it from this point, before the invasion of the coalition. There was electricity, jobs, clean water, food and are now on the brink of civil war between Sunni and Shiat Muslims. There does not go a day in Iraq with out civilian casualties and American troops dying. On average 6.2 Americans die a day. Since the collapse of SH regime more Americans have died after the war .77% of Iraqis would rather the coalition never come because before they came to the “rescue” there was stability in the region.
The majority of the people voting for the age limit to drop to 18 are the people who are under 18 or who are 18. They feel that 18 year-olds are prepared to make responsible decisions about drinking (Amethyst Initiative). The Amethyst Initiative believes that lowering the drinking age will only make situations worse for society. But the fact is, these people are not thinking about the consequences and are only looking at the pleasure. “More than 1,700 college students in the U.S. are killed each year—about 4.65 a day—as a result of alcohol-related injuries” (The Marin Institute).