Due to the semantic field of fear and terror running throughout the discourses of Bush and Blair their choice of lexis is crucial in conveying their political ideologies. The introduction of Bush’s speech was of dire importance. Antithesis is being used within the first sentence; Bush begins his discourse “… Our fellow citizens, our way of life…”, and then ends with “deadly terrorist acts”. Due to the contrasting image portrayed listeners feel their “way of life”, they, as individuals and citizens of America are at threat, of “deadly and deliberate terrorist attacks”. This further promotes the global normalisation of terrorism and the “War on terror”.
Essay on Forgotten Solider The losers of war do not have the privilege of having war stories. Guy Sajer's autobiography The Forgotten Soldier is his account of the horror experienced in Russia as a German soldier. The stories that are usually told in regard to World War II are mostly stories of The Holocaust and the race to make the Atomic bomb, however as Sajer points out in his book any surviving soldier in a war has a gripping story to tell, but the audience is rarely there for the losers The horror begins for Sajer as a young recruit of seventeen. Being underage at the beginning of the war would have voided his contract with the German Government but Sajer lied about his age. Later on in the war as Germant gets Desperate for troops Sajer explains how men as old as sixty and boys as young as thirteen are recruited for the front lines.
December 14, 2012 Johnny Got His Gun – Dalton Trumbo Analysis Before World War I, most Americans viewed war as grand. They would go to war and return home heroes among regular men. The romanticized idea of war was destroyed by the time our troops returned home, but still not everyone understood the horror. Johnny Got His Gun is a thought provoking look into what it really means to serve on the battlefield, and what the true consequences are. But none of that would be possible if not for Dalton Trumbo's writing.
The overall threat both presidents insist exists is that “terrorists,” Osama bin Laden in particular (Bush, 2005), or “aggressors,” a faceless enemy simply referred to as “he” (Johnson, 1967), will “threaten the peace of the entire region and perhaps the world” (Johnson, 1967), “by toppling governments, by driving us out of the region, and by exporting terror” (Bush, 2005). The threat is real, as both speeches enumerate repeatedly: We must “defeat them abroad before they attack us at home” (Bush, 2005), because “if they are not checked now the world can expect to pay a greater price to check them later” (Johnson, 1967). Fear of the enemy is verified in describing him as “waging a campaign of murder and destruction. And there is no limit to the innocent lives they are willing to take” (Bush, 2005), because “we are dealing with a stubborn adversary who is committed to the use of force and terror to settle political questions” (Johnson, 1967). To
Firstly, if the government of the United States tried to pass the PATRIOT ACT of 2001 today, they would have a much tougher time. After the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the whole American nation was swept with overwhelming fear, anger and patriotism. An analogy for this
‘War on terror’ essay On September 11th, the infamous terrorist organisation known as Al Qaeda committed an act of war against America. George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ speech declared war against all terrorist group committees with utter anger and disparagement. To illustrate this, George Bush has strongly depicted Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters, meanwhile, the Americans as victims of war. Bush then presents his own solution describing it as the only method that best helps not only American citizens, but the world’s nations as well. In George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ speech, George Bush has strongly depicted Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters.
The unintentional reference to the Middle Age’s Crusades George W. Bush made in his response to the 9/11 attacks was justly criticized as it connected the problem at hand to the violence of religious warfare, inflicted anxiety upon a vast amount of the world’s population, and holds a fearsome truth. Whether he meant to or not, George W. Bush’s use of the word “crusade” in his 9/11 response speech portrayed the soon-to-be war as a religious one. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, America’s Best-Selling Dictionary, defines the word crusade as “any of the military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries to win the Holy Land from the Muslims.” However, The Crusades were not the only violent and gruesome religious wars. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Protestant Reformation led to a brutal war between Protestants and Catholics. Part of World War II was the fight against Adolf Hitler and The Nazi Party for their genocide, known as The Holocaust, which was (mainly) against those of the Jewish religion.
When the Taliban didn't do this, the United States decided they would use their armed forces. In October 2001, the USA began bombing Afghanistan. They targeted bin Laden's al-Qaeda fighters and also the Taliban. Ideology is a systematic body of concepts regarding human life and culture; it can result in a set of integrated assertions, theories and aims that together constitute a socio-political programme. Some ideologies (like that of al-Qaeda) can be extreme and at odds with that
Gun Control: Why Must The Government Step In? Gun control has always had problems since the 1100s. It was never guaranteed if they were going to fire or jam. During that time period the government was already fighting to have guns taken away from the citizens. Due to the all the issues that the American people were going through, the government came together and wrote the second amendment and put it into act in December of 1791.The constitution was put in writing for a reason.
Gun laws Laws over guns in America have been a well-debated topic over for many years. Should we put complete bans on them, and have a government buy back like many other countries, or do we stay true to the second amendment the “Right to bear arms.” The problem is that congress is too scared to do anything about the gun laws for fear of an outburst by the nation, so the issue sits idle until, one day something will have to change. My belief is that there has been too many crimes, too many tragedies involving guns. Too often do we hear that a man, woman, or child have been shot and killed, sometimes by accident too. On the contrary, I am a firm believer in our bill of rights; I believe that they are a good foundation of our government.