[pic] By Lora Temyanko Millions of people are suffering out there in the war. With our policy of neutrality, we have no way of helping those in need, those is danger. All of our obstacles are becoming more and more distant, and we can finally join the war. We must join the war. It is quite obvious by now that Germany is not honoring our decision of being neutral.
Right off the bat, he said, “ I hope that one day, you think of me as your friend.” And let me tell you, Morrie was a lot more than just a friend to me. He was my best friend, my confidant, my mentor, my coach. Morrie was like no one I'd ever met before. He had a completely different view of life...and death. He used to say, “learn to die, and you'll learn to live.” That if you strip away all the “stuff” and focus on the essentials, you see everything around you differently.
We do not have any hope, and we never had any, unless we have the freedom to think about the world in which we live. If we were to lose that, then we would lose everything. Walter Benjamin would certainly support the idea that we cannot escape our fate. In his article “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”, Benjamin explains that, “Our taverns and our metropolitan streets, our offices and furnished rooms, our railroad stations and our factories appeared to have us locked up hopelessly. Then came the film and burst this prison-world asunder by the dynamite of the tenth of a second, so that now, in the midst of its far-flung ruins and debris, we calmly and adventurously go traveling.” So long as we are closed off within our own tiny lives, as the characters of 1984 are so closed off, then we are trapped.
The people who live between here and Philippi are loyal to us only because we force them to be. We made them contribute to our efforts against their will. The enemy, marching past them, will add them to its numbers, then come at us refreshed, newly reinforced, and full of courage. Thus we must cut him off from this advantage. If we meet him at Philippi, these people will be at our backs.
The shooter went as far as selfishly shielding his entire body with a ballistic helmet, ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, a throat protector, a groin protector, gloves, and a gas mask. The twenty four year old coward was unwilling to spare anyone’s live but his own. Furthermore, the fact that James Holmes’s is still alive gives victims and society more reason to seek revenge on his life. He is only living now to face that revenge. This is a situation where most people except there to be feelings of revenge from family and friends.
The idea of “containment” and not letting the Soviet Union gain influence and control of the region was perhaps the biggest and only factor for the United States assistance in South Vietnam. In its quest for world supremacy, the US felt it had to do anything in its power to ensure that they would remain on top, even if it meant fighting the Soviets in proxy wars like that of Korea and Vietnam. From a strategic and political view, the war was an absolutely necessary and even though many feel the US had lost, they were better off than had they just remained passive and allowed Communism to spread. More than anything, the Vietnam War was a message to the rest of the world that the US could, and more importantly would, engage in conflict in attempt to ensure that democracy remain the prevalent political and economical ideology existent across the
Many believe it was a pointless war to be involved in. Many also believe we never should have went over there in the first place. LBJ said first that he wouldn’t send American boys thousands of miles to fight a war that Vietnam boys should be fighting.. Then he changed his mind because he couldn’t let Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Cong run wild through the streets of Saigon. He said he would be giving a “big fat reward to aggression”(LBJ). Now personally I believed as a young kid that we should not have went to Vietnam but no I believe we had to go there.
In the second stanza, it becomes obvious that they had actually met as soldiers in a battle, and being face to face with each other, one was going to die. The narrator was hit by a bullet but survived, whereas the other man were shot by the narrator and was fatally injured and could not be revived. The line in the poem, ‘And staring face to face.’ classifies as an important line in the poem as all the emotions are shown in the face, therefore as the man felt the impact of the bullet, the narrator could see the fear and pain in his face as he died. The look on his face would probably be etched into the narrator’s mind forever. As the men stood together, face to face, their guns pointed at each other.
In Chapter 16, Levi comes to the realization that no matter the outcome, there will be no happy ending for any one of them. Before Chapter 16, there seemed to be prisoners who tried to rebel against the Germans to keep their humanity, but after the very public execution,
Every day there are Americans departing for a war zone or returning from their most recent tour. Thanks to new advancements in technology and health care there are more solders returning than ever before in the history of the armed forces. Thou for many that is great news, but for some its life changing, now more than ever solders are returning with injury’s that would have been a death sentence in wars of the past. There are many returning with injuries to one if not more of their limbs, head injuries, brain damage, and mental disorders that they will live with for the rest of their lives. This is creating a huge challenge for returning veterans now that many need help with coping with the return.