Andy Eakes 12/11/10 P.4 Mr. Jimenez If you lived in Concord, Massachusetts during the 1830’s and 1840’s you would have definitely heard of Henry David Thoreau, but you wouldn’t have thought as highly of him as we do today. You would’ve most likely thought he was crazy. During Thoreau’s time there was a huge dispute over the American and Mexican border, which led to a war that angered many people. The only problem was that nobody wanted to oppose the government. Everyone kept their thoughts to themselves.
"Meaningful lyrics" • John was the main writer of their songs. • Talked a lot about what was going on around the world • Connected it to the war d. His attitude (not the best but told it how it is) iv. Can't Buy Me Love, Jonathan Gould; "personality bit" (Pgs. 165-167) v. According to John- Interview "remarks about Christianity" • Caused fans to stop listening to their music • Some people burned their albums • John received death threats. 3.
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.
Such mass destruction was not necessary to end the war. Even in today’s times we rush to destroy rather than to communicate. I understand that there is no communicating with some people or countries. But is massive loss of life what is necessary to solve all the problems that rise? As for was Harry Truman a great president, I think sometimes we have to look at what we have years later to realize what we had when a president help office.
The American media derided this Nobel Peace Prize recipient for speaking out against the Vietnam War. Many argued King had overdone and had little right to weigh in on worldly matters. Even though vicious attacks,
The Vietnam War began in the 1970’s and was one of the worst wars our country has ever been a part of, besides the world wars. Vietnam was a useless war because it was fighting to stop communism. Communism is a political party and doesn’t need to be completely eliminated off of the planet. But most cases that have led to communist parties have been on the bad side of the spectrum. This war was also considered inconvenient at that time.
Along with depicting Gauls and Germans as bloodthirsty barbarians, he also used his own soldiers to stir emotions in his readers. He would never use the word soldiers, or “milites,” in Latin, to describe his men. Instead he would always refer to them as “our men.” This would stir most Romans that read it because of the intense atmosphere of nationalism present throughout most of Rome’s history. Another way he used pathos was by making the leaders of other peoples seem evil. In his first book he talked of Orgetorix and the Helvetii.
That was an ugly time for me I hated alot and I was a jerk. Yet I (try) to change consistantly and try to better myself. So when I see people that say they are against war and wear the ND (nuclear disarmament *and yes that is what the little "peace symbol means it was made in England in the 1950’s and later became used mainly by hippies in the 60’s to 70’s*) buttons and don’t even know what that means,
The 1960s is the decade where many changes occur, music would change people’s way of thinking, the war that just kept destroying families and people’s life because no one would surrender. And the group of people who protested against all this violence. Our important music history in the 1960s “The Beatles” were Number ones “Life is very short and there's no time, for fussing and fighting my friend. I have always thought that it is a crime, so I will ask you once again: try to see it my way, only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong. While you see it your way, there is a chance that we might fall apart before too long.
King points out, “I would agree with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all” (218). An unjust law, to Martin Luther King Jr., is not a law that people should follow. Martin Luther King Jr. disobeyed the laws and protested did sit-ins and even spoke against the white people. Although he felt he was exercising his right to freedom of speech, everyone else felt he was breaking the laws by speaking out and not obeying the segregated areas. This led to the assassination of King in