He believes that it was the role of the government that would keep these instincts in line. If these instincts were not controlled it would lead to war. Hobbes views were shaped by his life experiences during the English Civil War. He believed people were evil and selfish. Hobbes idea that “people orbiting their ruler” leads me to the idea of socialism/communism (Sayre, 2012).
Through legislations, they often filter the information reaching the public. In this manner, they manipulate the public’s point of view on important government decisions. A befitting example would be the governments of most of the GCC countries. They keep delicate news such as murder, gang attacks or any other sort of violent crimes away from the newspapers and the internet. They do so in the interest of the reputation of the country.
Many people thought that while they were held captive, the Korean officials used methods of brainwashing to carry out their agendas. Brainwashing does not only occur in times of war but also in everyday modern society. The media, including things we watch on TV and read in the newspaper influence us on what to sometimes to believe, wear, or act like. No matter whether or not we live in 2010 or 1984, there are always going to be influences surrounding us. Part of being you is deciding what you choose to believe or not.
The book Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, is a book about a man who stands against a corrupt government in the dark future. In this story, there are many types of propaganda that the government uses in order to control the people in the society to perform the way they desire, and to hide the flaw that their “perfect” world holds The government in the book Anthem abides by the principle of collectivism, which places emphasis on the group, rather than the individual, and bears a strong resemblance to communism. The government uses a lot of propaganda in order to make the citizens believe that they are equal. They use glittering generalities by calling the people by names that promote togetherness such as Equality, Liberty, Fraternity, Solidarity, and many others. They also make the citizens use glittering generalities every night.
Locke believed the power of the government came from the people and if the people are not happy with government actions then they have every right to overthrow the government. Locke believed people could survive in a natural state with no government but if the people like the government it can exist to benefit them. . (Locke, Chap. 4 Pg.
Anything that has to with journalist, reporters, news, etc., is what the government has more control over than what we think. "People in these countries are virtually isolated from the rest of the world by authoritarian rulers who muzzle the media and keep a chokehold on information through restrictive laws, fear, and intimidation" said CPJ Executive Producer ( Ann Cooper). So do you really know whats going on? Censorship is the suppression of information, opinion, or expression by a government or other authority in order to control their circulation. The country rated number one in most censored around the world by the CPJ was North Korea.
The war began due to North Vietnam being a communist country, while the US wanted to prevent a communist country taking over the south part of Vietnam. The media played an important role in the war, as the media brought the war into the American’s homes, showing the Americans all the realities of warfare. Many things were showed to the Americans. The coverage that the media showed to the Americans horrified them in many ways: wounded civilians, children who had lost their parents, many villages destroyed, search and destroy missions etc. The war was pointless in the American’s eyes and they thought that America had no right to impose its views on Vietnam.
The United States got involved in the Vietnam War from 1954 -1964 to prevent and contain communism. In Vietnam, an independence movement under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh rose to challenge French rule. The United States helped France by giving financial and military aid. The US had moral and ethical reasons to stand up and face unethical leaders that oppressed other weaker people and to contain the spread of communism. Communism is horrible because the government controls every move you make and you have no say in what happens in your life.
“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut is a prime example of what happens when government tries to “control man” and make a, in the government’s opinion, utopian society. Throughout the progression of “Harrison Bergeron,” one can see that trying to achieve total equality by any means is not the ideal way to attain a utopian society. Although the members of the public, for the most part, went along with what was happening it was primarily do to the handicaps that they were forced to wear. In the story the handicapper general Diana Moon-Glampers, a representation of a president or authority figure, is the main enforcer behind everyone wearing handicaps. The handicaps include chains for those who are gifted athletically, masks for those who are beautiful, and earpieces for those who are intellectually above average.
“Nothing to Lose but Their Chains” Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels Marx and Engels outline what the revolution will be like in “Nothing to Lose but Their Chains.” They start with Communists being criticized for desiring to abolish the ability to obtain private property. However, laborers do not acquire property; they create capital, which is controlled by bourgeois and used to exploit them. The capital represents a social power, and by changing it to a common property simply changes the social character, by losing its class character. This idea challenges bourgeois freedom, and is why they disapprove of it. Despite the bourgeois claim, Communism does not keep people from appropriating the products of labor; instead it keeps them from oppressing others in the process.