Families, relatives and friends have lost their home and the effect of this conflict has in turn permanently scared the minds of the innocence. According to the quote “Each day of war takes us farther from all we could hope to be or do. We gain nothing but heartbreak, and lose everything we cherish” by a Vietnamese survivor shows us how war creates nothing but death and devastation. Because of the disagreement between the borders of the country, a ruthless war changed Vietnam, who was once a peaceful country, into a land of battles and war zones. Therefore, conflict between the relationships of others can cause war and lead to problems.
This new concept of a generation of people being in ruin as a result of war is depicted perfectly by Erich Maria Remarque. In his novel All Quiet on the Western Front, Remarque exposed war as an event which destroys the lives of an entire generation. To start, a way in which war was able to cause the decline of a cohort is through the unhealthy rise in nationalism it created. The older generations felt the pride of their nation was at stake, thus forced the younger
Germany was horribly beaten and then forced to pay all kinds of reparations to the victimized countries. The problem with this is that the question of whether it was morally right to punish Germany into complete and utter bankruptcy. This of course fueled the fire that led to Germany declaring war on Europe in 1939. Although it is stated that any act of aggression by one state on another where political sovereignty or territorial integrity is threatened is a crime, and all crimes are punishable. However, World War I was started after an act of aggression, assassination by the Serbs, on and Austrian archduke.
The second reason for abolishing the death penalty would be that it is a violation of human rights. The extreme torturous executions styles of death are inhumane, such as medieval execution called the breaking wheel when the victim is hung on a wheel and beaten to death. The United States still uses the death penalty when 139 countries around the world have already abolished capital punishment. As the Americans have peace keeping groups all around the world and they still have the death penalty now to me that just sounds absurd. No person should be treated so savagely with such a horrible end.
Imperialism is the policy by which one country takes control of another directly or through economic or political dominance. This policy is against weak or developing or under developing countries by countries which are more developed. Many people believe that imperialism helps the other nation. The people of the nation who are imposing imperialism will most likely see it as only, while people of the weaker nation see it as negative. Therefore, imperialism can be positive or negative, depending on where you are from and your beliefs.
The author also says all of us have become hostages in the new conditions of doomsday technology, runaway economics, global pollution, and uncontainable war. There is evidence of growing dissatisfaction among the guards. Now alienation has spread upward into families above the poverty line. Moreover, the United States was ignoring the health of human beings because the U.S. was having more deaths related to cancer, the environment was poisoned by the military experiments and this was causing deaths to fellow Americans. Plus a new virus appeared, AIDS, and it was a sexual transmitted disease that spread among homosexuals.
An example is in the Rwandan Genocide in which 800,000 Tutis were killed by Rwandan extremists. The Hutu controlled the radio stations which encouraged them to kill the Tutis “cockroaches”. The group were dehumanised in which their members were seen as worthless and not worthy of moral consideration. The last idea is that of situational variables. ZImbardo argues that the powerful influence on situation can have on people’s
Today, people suffer around the world with random acts of murder and violence by terrorists; who want to kill all people who do not join in their one group with fanatical ideals about Islam and suppressing women. These examples from real life history are enough proof for me to agree that through dystopias, authors are telling us that the idea of creating perfect societies is actually an act of abuse that creates monsters who disguise themselves as leaders. The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People A dystopian society is unpleasant and is made up of people who are repressed and have no rights to their own opinions and choices of life styles, like hair, clothing, religion, going to school and sometimes even driving a car. For example, in the Twilight Zone film, Number 12 Looks Just Like You, a young girl was being told that she had to choose between being transformed into Number 8 or Number 12 of styles of beautiful women. She had no choice, because she was going to be transformed into one of these two, through plastic surgery; even though she said she did not want a new body, new face, new hair or new
At times of great need to escape from a certain circumstance or from pain and chaos unexpected outcomes can be achieved. From conflict with the land to interpersonal conflict many unconscious feelings take place deep within our soul. If we look into our past where there had been many conflicts for land as a result of fear. As evident in the novel secrete river, William Thornwood was afraid of what this new land brought, and had joined in the massacre that brutally murdered thousands of innocent aboriginals who where only trying to protect their homeland. William Thornwood being only a beggar and father to his children was capable of murdering innocent civilians and at that time acted in extraordinary ways.