“So Immigrants are Taking Jobs from Americans” by Jimmy Santiago Baca and “Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Dream” by Studs Terkel. Jimmy Santiago Baca and Arnold Schwarzenegger have a very different way of viewing opportunities in this country, USA. Jimmy Santiago Baca is only focusing in the bad things that happen to immigrants, for instance, that it is so hard to find a job when they do not have their documentation. On the other hand, Arnold Schwarzenegger focuses on the advantages that immigrants can take in this country, for example, studying what they really want as he did. Moreover, Jimmy Santiago Baca has a really bad concept of Americans because some of them are complaining that immigrants are taking their jobs away; however, Arnold Schwarzenegger shows gratitude to them because he has achieved many things in this country and no one has interfere in his dreams.
Poverty may mean that crime is the only way that the working class can survive, as crime may e the only way that they can obtain the consumer goods encouraged by the capitalist advertising, resulting in utilitarian crimes such as theft. However, it isn’t always utilitarian crime that the working class commit as sometimes the alienation and lack of control over their lives may lead to frustration and aggression which results in non-utilitarian crimes such as vandalism and violence. Marxist’s sometimes argue the state and law-making are a cause of crime because they believe that all laws serve the ruling class, most law is based on protecting private property. The crimes of the working class and ethnic minorities are punished harshly while crimes of the powerful go unnoticed. The ruling class also have the power to prevent the introduction of laws that would threaten their interests.
The Jungle and Immigration The Jungle is a great book that exemplifies immigration and how it has extreme hardships that immigrants face in their everyday lives. Upton Sinclair does a great job of bringing out the horrors of immigrant labor. The lives of modern immigrants compare rather differently to the lives of the immigrants during Jurgis’ time. Many immigrants came to America because they were looking to capture and fulfill the American dream, which believes that working hard and diligently while being patient will result in economic gain and success and achieving every immigrant’s goal of becoming an American citizen. The Jungle also attacks Capitalism and how private owners should not control all means of production and the public economy.
It said that “Vargas is incredibly brave to risk everything he has accomplished in this country in order tell the truth and to shine yet another but still much needed light on the pressing need for comprehensive immigration reform in this country” (O’Connor 388-389). This quote mean that because he is an immigrant doesn’t mean he stop reaching his American dream striving to what he want to become that’s why without people like him our country will be poorer. Esther Cepeda believes that Jose Vargas is in wrong doing for being an undocumented. It say in her essay “it’s almost impossible to not be deeply disturbed by self-promotion disguised as sacrifice, the blatant criminal activity and distasteful comparison to the experiences of African American in their struggle for equality” (Cepeda 391). This quote is trying to say is that there are Americans with the struggle that José Vargas has that didn’t get the same equality that he has.
Stress stems from the world trying to reach the “American Dream”. For the poor, it is rather like a nightmare, according to the Strain theory. “Poor people are not taught to be satisfied with their life but rather are instructed to pursue the American dream; through hard work, it is said, even the lowliest among us can rise from rags to riches”. These ambitions have consequences for the poor because “the social structure limits access to the goal of success through legitimate means (e.g., college education, corporate employment, family connections)” (53). Therefore, crime is a way of life for many Americans because it helps them reach the American dream.
The Red Scare Justin Nelzen HIS145 Sarah Farenick Oct 31, 2012 The Red Scare The Red Scare was based on the perceived threat of Communism, which few at the time knew little about. Communism is the political and economic system based on the principle of distributing properties to people according to their need gained from their ability. This system focuses on giving the control over the production of goods in a society to the people directly involved with the production work. In general, Communism stops the existence of social classes and let the people live in profusion without a ruling class over them. This theory was made well-liked to people by Karl Marx and Friedrich in their Communist Manifesto, 1848.
The government, according to Thoreau, is not just a little corrupt or unjust in the course of doing its otherwise-important work, but in fact the government is primarily an agent of corruption and injustice. Because of this, it is "not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. " Political philosophers have counseled caution about revolution because the upheaval of revolution typically causes a lot of expense and suffering. Thoreau contends that such a cost/benefit analysis is inappropriate when the government is actively facilitating an injustice as extreme as slavery. Such a fundamental immorality justifies any difficulty or expense to bring to an end.
Clark’s factual essay on multiculturalism. Both stories expose the daily hardships that immigrants face through quite shocking yet realistic storytelling, while integrating a clear desire to assimilate and follow the ‘American Dream’. The American dream for civilians in less-wealthy countries is something that is looked upon as a way out of the poverty and a way into new life. Clark’s essay focuses mostly on the issues for immigrants once they have landed on American soil, however, like the
“Capitalism: God’s way of determining who is smart and who is poor.” Ron Swanson “The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” Thomas Jefferson “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill “The problem with Marxism is the proletariat isnt going to rise up against capitalism and consumerism. The only time theyll rise up is during a commercial break to either go to the bathroom or grab more beer.” Jarod Kintz “Capitalism is the bastard child of democracy.” Doug moody. “The forces of a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.”
They have not been given the chances to show what they are capable of doing and their full potential because they are illegal and undocumented. Just because they are not born here and are not citizens of this country, they get excluded and discriminated against. The DREAM act will help immigrants with an opportunity at a life, equality, education, and careers. The will get to have a chance to do what they want, and make a living in America. Who is to judge and take their dreams away?