Although the 911 attacks were made by Islamic terrorists, the whole Muslim community shouldn’t be punished. Jeff Greene, a democratic senate candidate from Florida stated: “President Obama has this all wrong and I strongly oppose his support for building a mosque near ground zero especially since Islamic terrorists have bragged and celebrated destroying the Twin Towers and killing nearly 3,000 Americans” (Associated Press). This statement is an example generalizing racial profiling. The Muslim community did not decide to hate America and religious views. The individuals that were responsible for 911 were the only individuals responsible for 911.
Unlike religions in the Eastern, which peacefully coexisted with supplementary religions, Muslims were monopolistic. It aimed at establishing its locations in certain places. They achieved this by either eliminating or converting those who were not Islamic. Mostly they targeted pagans and no monotheists. Christians took incarnation, Jesus resurrection, and trinity with a lot of seriousness, but Muslim’s did not believe in any of them.
Name at least one country, where the US brought peace, democracy and stability? It is difficult to fight on command, if you don’t believe in your cause. Increasing suicide numbers in US the Army serves as an alarming factor, that something isn’t right, PTSD syndrome, behavioral problems…. Beautiful ideas like freedom, peace, democracy, our cause is right seems so distant and cold compared to the cruel present of nowadays. Just as wars shouldn’t be, so the Soldiers can become forgotten and lost to present and future.
Throughout his whole speech, he uses an anger and disparaging tome to reflect Bush’s point of view. Overall, George Bush uses emotional appeal, metaphors, and tone to portray Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters which persuades the audience to recognise his contention and accept his point of view. Americans are depicted as victims of war from the September 11th terrorist incident with George Bush’s speech. An anecdote is used in the first paragraph to portray this: “...Americans have known the casualties of war--but not at the centre of a great city on a peaceful morning. Americans have known surprise attacks—but never before on thousands of civilians.
Political Correctness hasn’t gone far enough Today im here to talk to you about whether or not political correctness has gone far enough. There are a number of reasons why political correctness hasn’t gone far enough and it is because political correctness protects people that are from a different race, people who are seen different by society, such as disabled people and people’s religious beliefs. Political correctness breaks the barrier of putting people in different categories and instead people become one and they can respect each other’s differences without controversy. Firstly, I would like to argue the fact that people do not have the right to question and judge the identity others have created for themselves. Andrew Bolt, a writer to the Herald Sun writes, ‘Her father was Swiss, and her mother only part aboriginal.
Postmodern America Norman Mailer’s the White Negro Can you imagine living your life in constant fear of sudden death? Or of your home be infiltrated and your family torn apart? It is likely that these are feelings that some Americans feel but in our fast-paced society we often push such anxieties to the back of our minds or ignore them completely. It’s easy for one to suppress these fears when that terror seems so unrealistic but what if these fears were more probable, what if the aforementioned was happening extensively to your fellow countrymen at this very moment would your perception change? It is impossible to know what the implications of WWII namely the atomic bomb and Holocaust were on the subconscious of the American public but it is evident through the conformity and lack of voice of the post-war era that there was a malaise spreading across American infecting almost every level of society or as Norman Mailer describes it in his article “The White Negro”, “a stench of fear [that] came out of every pore of American life” causing us to suffer “a collective failure of nerve.” Post-war American’s were scared and rightfully so, these two events had an effect of epic proportion on humanity, however, the fear does not justify the reaction or more explicitly the over reaction, to individualism.
After selling their lies and plans for the war to the America people, congress had given President Bush carte blanche to bring justice to those who caused pain and destruction on American soil. Abu Ghraib Prison, also known as Baghdad Central Prison, became the U.S Army detention center for captured Iraqis. “For decades under Saddam Hussein, many prisoners who were taken to the Abu Ghraib prison never came out. It was the centerpiece of Saddam's empire of fear, and those prisoners who did make it out told nightmarish tales of torture beyond imagining – and executions without reason.” (Abuse of Iraqi POWS by GIs Probed, 2004) In 2004 rumors began to surface, regarding the abuse of prisoners held by the U.S army. Initially the U.S media expressed little interest to the accusations, until photographic evidence emerged, exposing the violation of the prisoner’s human rights.
According to the article, Native American mascots bring more negativity than the luck they are supposed to bring, “…(1) they [mascots] reflect and reinforce stereotypes, (2) they harm Native Americans, and (3) Native Americans do not have control over them,” (IMHTNA). Native Americans are already stereotyped against by having “red skin and feathers in their hair.” Seeing this exact image portrayed by many school mascots reinforces these stereotypes and keeps people thinking close-mindedly. However, it’s not just recently begun to be a problem; Native Americans were treated harshly back in the 1800s as well. The United States government was cruel to Native Americans in more ways than one, “The soldiers attack your villages and kill your women, children, and old people,” (Lakota). In many cases, the United States government had agreed and signed a treaty with the Native Americans, but then had broken the treaty soon after.
Due to the September 11 attacks, America has changed for the worse. The everyday, average American life is now plagued by fear, animosity, segregation, increased dependency of social assimilation, and increased Governmental manipulation. Ever heard of the expression: “Too much of a good thing can prove just as bad”? Well, sadly enough, this saying couldn’t be anymore true! After the great tragedy of 9/11¾as I already tried to explain¾an
This is not a good love when dealing with patriotism. How does turning a blind eye to wrongs or bad decisions the country has made benefit the people of the country now and also in the future? In a democracy such as the one in place in the United States of America, the citizens need to be able to see these flaws and speak their voice so changes can be made. In many cases the opposite also holds true. People feel they are being patriots by protesting everything the government does and find flaws with everything in this country.