Milgram begins by stating, “for many people, obedience is a deeply ingrained behavior tendency, indeed a potent impulse overriding training in ethics, sympathy, and moral conduct” (WRAC 78). By this, Milgram implies that disobedience does not come naturally to humans because we yearn to satisfy the social balance. Due to mankind’s’ desire to obey, when one is commanded to kill the “enemy,” the troops involved in the My Lai Massacre did so with no questions asked. Erich Fromm supports Milgram’s belief of human’s need for obedience by claiming that, “My obedience makes me part of the power I worship, and hence I feel strong” (WRAC 127). Fromm is establishing that authorities need the affirmation to their actions, therefore creating a sense of self worth and accomplishment.
The people that Shelton killed are considered combatants because they support they governmental system and work with it. Based on Just War Theory, the proportionality of killing these people is that their deaths are outweighed by the justice that will bring to the judicial system. Shelton believes the system to be corrupt, focusing instead on conviction rates rather than making sure the right person is placed behind bars. By killing these people Shelton can put a new mindset into the “system” because those affected by the killings will want the right man punished rather since they now know how it feels to be wronged. All the killings made by Shelton were to people who were directly showed how flawed the system was.
It is important to realize that Dawson had previously disobeyed an official command and was disciplined for it by receiving a below average rating on a conduct report. This incident helps understand why Dawson followed the order to give a code red. It is clear that Dawson compromised his morals and conceded with the orders given to him because he was afraid of what would happen to him if he didn’t obey. However, why did Louden Downey comply and assist in the “training” of PFC Santiago? It was partially due to the fact that Dawson was his superior officer and instructed him to do so and the other reason was because he idolized Dawson and did not want to disappoint him.
TMA01: Summarising and interpreting a table Average Level of shock at which 'teachers' refused to continue (Volts) Percentage of 'teachers' using maximum voltage Predictions made by: Psychiatrists 123 0 College students 140 0 Experimental Results: Original study 368 65 Ordinary man gives orders 224 20 Two experimenters give contradictory instructions 75 0 Adapted from Milgram, S (1974) Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View, London, Tavistock. The above table shows the average level of shock administered and the percentage of ‘teachers’ that used the maximum voltage, including the predictions made and eventual results. Most notably is the discrepancy between the predictions made and the experimental results. Psychiatrists predicted that the average shock at which the participant would refuse would be 123 volts, the results showed that this figure was actually 368 volts, more than twice what was predicted. This
A way for indifference to end is for people to speak out about the bad things in the world. His whole acceptance speech was speaking out against many horrible topics such as the Holocaust, Israel, Apartheid, Chile, and Ethiopia. At the time there were terrible events happening and were continuing because of indifference. His speech changed the minds of and inspired many people in the world. Wiesel said, “One person — a Raoul Wallenberg, an Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, Jr. — one person of integrity, can make a difference, a difference of life and death.” These civil rights activists went against so many people to end the injustices happening in their societies.
Secondly she gave good examples to why Captain Torres has the traits that hope mentioned in her opinion piece. For example she said that Captain Torres was a man who could put his trust into anyone and it didn’t madder what the barber supported he just had blind trust in him that he wouldn’t kill him while shaving his beard. The theme she had decided to write about was “trust” which I though was a good choice also because that was one of my choices for theme too. Hope explained how the captain was known as the military officer that would kill any rebel in his sight, but turned out that he didn’t even like killing them or maybe even hated it but because it was his job he had to do it anyways. Overall Hope’s description of the captain Torres was very well explained and written.
The people gave them to much power, and they became power hungry tyrants. Both Grant and Hale stood there grounds, and helped the innocent people that don't deserve to die. Grant makes a good point when talking to Vivian, when he says “Suppose someone said something about you-would you want me to just walk away?” (Gaines 209). I remember in 7th grade I overheard a boy talking bad about my friend, and I went up to him and told him to shut up, and that he was a jerk. It felt good because it was the right thing to do.
2). In other words, Sharp and Cartwright believe that even though many people were aware that something catastrophic was occurring, they still did nothing to prevent it; moreover, the acts of “nothing” has given a greater advantage towards the spread of genocide. Sharp and Cartwright’s theory that the spread of genocide is due to inaction is extremely useful because it shreds insight into the difficult problem of the genocide dissemination. Similar to Sharp and Cartwright’s theory, Elie Wiesel, a concentration camp prisoner from the Holocaust of World War II, mentions his memories in Buna, a concentration camp where he was imprisoned with his father; moreover, he notes that several times within a
I just do not understand why the main focus of our education has to be all about test. I feel as if my classmates and I were like lab rats, being used for discovery and research, just so the school can gain recognition and reap the rewards for producing good test scores. Many districts use strict curricula’s that publishing companies produce to “promise” outstanding grades if you buy their products and complete them all. When you try to force that on the teachers, it is frustrating to them because they have the freedom of teaching taken away from them and are given a set of rules to produce better test results. Because many teachers and other educators are being forced to move away from teaching in their own preferred style, they must follow a set pace so that their instruction to the students is to what the district mandates instead of responding to the students need.
Some people may argue that killing during war is a sin because many people end up losing their lives, on the other hand others may say that killing during war should not count as a sin because the soldiers are risking their lives to protect their land and the innocent people who live there. Although most people say that it shouldn’t count as a sin because when soldiers fight during war, they are protecting their land and the innocent people that accommodate it. They also have orders from the military leader that they cannot disobey. It is also mentioned in the Bible and the Quran that people must protect their country and others who live there. Killing people during war time should not count as a sin for many reasons.