When Communism became something real and physical, America felt their economy was even more endangered, concerned that it would spread to them and destroy what they had. Communism and Capitalism are opposite concepts, and so the Americans greatly feared Communism, something that put, what they considered to be, an excellent society in jeopardy. A drastic change was too large for them to cope with, and was one they saw as negative, fearful it would result in the deconstruction of a stable society. There will always be an inevitable conflict when Communism and Capitalism are pitched against each other, and so the Americans felt threatened by this. The West felt threatened by Communism too because it caused Russia to pull out of the war, thus losing them a good ally.
Long after the years where they had to fight for their land and their freedom (by the way, at the expense of the American Indians), they seem to have become completely paranoid. The September 11, 2001 tragedy did not help to invert that trend. So why is that so? The answer that Michael Moore is presenting in "Bowling for Columbine” is that Americans are being controlled by fears, oh, not their own, but fears actually instilled by repetitive and diverse media coverage. According to him, the constant spreading of fears of just about anything and anyone is benefiting some large corporations as well as the authorities in place.
This has a ripple effect, making the people who are being victimizes because of strong ideologies, fight back with devastating consequences. It forces the government to fight back even stronger, which in turn makes the people do the same. It is never ending, with each revolt resulting in loss of even more humanity, until there is little or none left. Thus people also lose their freedom. This is even happening in more established countries such as America, who get involved with other countries’ conflicts and also lose their credibility and humanity.
It is the home of the free and land of the brave. Yet it seems since these attacks, America has repeatedly failed many of our citizens by not protecting them or them being falsely accused. We must realize that there is a greater picture here. If we are so willing to stray from the rules and laws our country is built upon, doesn’t that make us closer to a bigger evil- the dissolution of our nation and government? Quite frankly, that terrifies me.
After World War two, the world split into two distinct camps. Propaganda was use to justify or condemn about such as the United States and the Soviet Union became engaged in proxy wars against one another. As a result, propagandists ought to portray an enemy nation as harboring all the qualities that were adverse to their own conception of liberty and progress. The differences between American capitalist democracy and Soviet socialist totalitarianism came from their systems. The American government went out of its way to portray communists as scarier and more not the same as what Americans were.
Anyone (although public figures were primarily targeted) could have been involved in communist activities – a prevalent fear in the minds of many American citizens – and therefore discriminated against. In view of the horrors of the war, the utter terror derived from the mere thought of America going communist, and the irrationality of the people, many historians chose to view the past with less harsh an eye. Many of America’s past follies were looked upon in a brighter light, as well as its faults made to seem more justified. In view of the foul events taking place, it was a natural reaction to look upon the past in a more positive manner. The cold war, for example, can be viewed a great many ways; however for 2 decades following WWII the Soviets were viewed as the aggressors when plenty of evidence (such as many American missiles facing the border of the Soviet Union from bordering countries) is available to suggest that the Soviets were not the only justified in some of their actions but that the US was the real aggressor at times.
Many criticize the US Military’s bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, yet those same individuals are often civilians who have a general disliking of war and consequently are misinformed to the point of extreme partisan bias. What these certain individuals fail to realize is one critical factor: War never changes. Time-tested and as durable as Lexan plastic, war is the same in any culture, yet not always for the same means. My argument is one of circumstance and reality of the situation not numbers or delusional hysteria of options one has no way of taking themselves. In the case of Truman’s decision many people claim his choice caused the unnecessary death of thousands of Japanese civilians and the subsequent deaths of thousands more from radiation poisoning.
The real challenge to bin Laden and al-Qaeda, and its medieval, terror-laden theology, has come not from the West’s war on terror but from the Arab Spring, from the revolts that have shaken the region from Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen to Syria. The desire of the peoples across the Arab world for democratic change has not only humbled autocrats, it has also marginalized the jihadists who have played no part in the popular movements. These uprisings, and the hope that they engender, will transform the world far more than will bin Laden’s
The people of the New world could not be happy. Technology controlled by the D.H.C. Consumed their way of life. Technology brought them in the world and it could definitely take them out. Technology has the power to completely enslave and or free mankind kind depending on how one uses it.
The Great depression itself also created reasons for the outbreak of aggression in the Manchurian crisis. The Great depression is the reason that Hitler fell in to power. Hitler did not agree with the concept of collective security and the attempts to prevent war. Nearly all the nations gave up hope and lost motivation to preserve peace and