King's opinion on civil disobedience. Patrick is anxiously waiting on the facts and then is attempting to skip right into direct action. Organizations such as Win Without War carefully plan their protests to not only get their point across but do it in a justified way that gets the public on their side. The overall goal in Dr. King's mind is to nonviolently protest an unjust law and let the surrounding people realize what's going on and why things need to change. Patricks method not only runs the risk of stirring up a violent situation, but by intervening on somebodys everyday routine you are negatively being viewed by society therefore no one wants to support your cause.
This not only gains a new tool to use but also gains you more strings pull and ways to do so. Like the revolutionaries of the past who fed the British after the Battle of Saratoga , the ploy is to make the opponents not to want to fight you, but see how you work in a way they do not want to battle any
He then proclaimed freedom of the Greeks. Adams argues however; this was a devilish ploy by Antigonus in response to threats of invasion by Ptolemy I, Cassander and Lysimachus . Not only was he weakening Cassander’s position, he was attempting to form allies in preparation for war. Diodorus certainly seems to agree with the latter, suggesting ‘the Greeks’ hopes for freedom would make them willing allies in the war’ . What is more, in his letter to Scepsis in the Troad around 311 BC , Antigonus claims that all Greeks should unite in protecting their freedom and autonomy .
Yamamoto’s leniency in giving Nagumo authority to make crucial decisions was not a good idea. Had Yamamoto headed the actual attack instead of Nagumo, a possible third wave strike could have been unleashed to destroy all missed targets, thus changing the position of the U.S. military to ‘crippled’ after Pearl Harbour. However, Nagumo and the fleet arrived back on Japanese soil after the attack and instead of an expected applause and praise from Yamamoto, he received the opposite as the Americans were not defeated. Yamamoto knew that Japan needed to be in a position of strength in order to negotiate with America and have the upper hand. Nagumo managed to withdraw from Pearl Harbour before securing a complete victory that was so close to his grasp.
George does not care about Lennie’s situation and he trust in him as Lennie trust in George. In chapter four, the George says, “A guy needs somebody-to be near him” shows that people need other people to be strong and take better decisions. No matter who is that person and how smart is he or she. George does not care about who Lennie is and he considered Lennie his friend, showing that intelligence is not everything. All Lennie actions show his innocence.
The Athenians and US are both conqueror and both are driven by money. The Athenians forces smaller, less powerful islands to capitulation and help out in their big fight against Sparta. The US has military presence in about 130 countries, which have increased in number after September 11,2001, to fight the “Global war on Terrorism.” Neutrality is not acceptable, “either you are with us or against us.” The Melians try to argue that they are neutral to the whole Athens vs. Sparta Conflict, as does Iraq claimed in modern time. The Melians and Iraq both warn of great repercussions if they are attacked. Although in the no immediate repercussion came to the Athenians and the US, later they both faced rebellions.
This led to a decision for the king: cope with our demands, or we fight for our independence. After the king rejected the demands of the petition, Thomas Paine released an article entitled “Common Sense”. By this time, the people thought they were fighting to make King George III listen to their demands, but Thomas Paine introduced the idea that independence was better fighting for, and that Britain has too much power over us. He stated that Britain could drag Americans into war that they had no intention of being in, which was concluded that America is much better off on its own, and that this way of thinking was common sense. This document changed the minds of thousands of Americans to now want complete independence.
3. Yi Yin would not like the fact that modern politicians often promise “innovative answers to the challenges of tomorrow.” Yi Yin thought that rulers should follow the examples of good past leaders and conform to the wisdom of the ancients (“Human Record” P. 34, ll. 5-6 & 23-24). Yi Yin would also dislike modern politicians attempts to appear youthful. In Yi Yin’s eyes the aged and virtuous were to be the idols of society and deeply respected.
Thucydides, Greek historian as well as a participant, writes of The Peloponnesian War and offers insight into the Athenians thoughts on why they feel it appropriate to ignore what others consider to be just or right. The Athenians believe that mere strength and power automatically grants them the authority to do as they wish and qualifies those actions as justice; and likewise those who are weaker are left no alternative than to endure what is dealt them (Newton). It is imperative to the Athenians that their subjects never think them weak, so when the Melians offered to maintain a neutral position, in order to avoid becoming involved in the ongoing dispute between the Athenian empire and the Spartan led Peloponnesian League; the Athenian’s response was an absolute no. Justice, in this case, was seen as something that was called for by the Melians, the weaker of two parties, only as a vehicle for self-preservation, and nothing more.
It is apparent on how the Ancient Athenians executed Socrates after the series of attempts of his followers to destroy Democracy. It is also a Democracy of the Sword because of the Ancient Athenians view war as a necessity to protect Democracy, which they claim to be the model government for other Greek City-States to follow but eventually these wars destroyed Democracy. The Democracy of the United States of America during the 20th century, as I see it, is a Democracy of principles in a sense that Ideologies are dominant in the United States. There are four dominant Ideologies namely: liberal, conservative, libertarian and populist. I tend to think that the United States view the world as a political area and it is just a mere battle of principles of state governance.