20 February 2013
The Use of Violence
Violence used as a solution to injustice is only acceptable when it is necessary to prevent innocent people from being harmed from a threat such as terrorism. In order to stop terrorists from causing mass destruction to our country, we must act fast. Terrorists not only cause destruction, but they also affect innocent people who aren’t even involved with the problems the terrorists may have. To stop them quickly and not let them become even more dominate by attacking again, we must use violence. Some people use Terrorism, the use of fighting in pursuit of governmental aims, in order to obtain political change. In the book “The anatomy of Terrorism” by David E. Long, he explains that normally “the victims are not the real target to the terrorist attacks-that is the governing authorities the terrorists are seeking to intimidate” (123). For some people, when a problem arises they resort to violence as a solution to their issue. When people act this way, many innocent people are harmed by the terrorists who are trying to achieve a goal. When these terrorists strike, they are indirectly fighting their true victim, the government, thus causing others to be harmed. Although terrorism is one way that can help the terrorists achieve their goal, it is also a tactic that causes uninvolved citizens to be harmed. Some people try to bend the truth and feel that what they are doing is acceptable even though it is not. The truth is that most religions dislike the idea of terrorism. In the book “The Ultimate Sacrifice by David Baker, he states that “No major religious group accepts the right of one human to kill another for personal gain or to destroy life for an idea” (lines 15-16). Terrorists are going against what religious groups accept, but the religions are tolerable to people trying to stop them for the better of their country. There are many ways to go about solving a problem, and terrorism is a very destructive and intimidating...
Ling 3B, M/W 10AM
Comparative essay Draft #2
Violent role in history
In the “Violence Vanquished” with Steven Pinker, Pinker considers that the modern era is the most peaceful time in the history of the human species. All kinds of violence have declined due to the progress of human civilization, government ability to enforcement, development of commerce and the expansion of cosmopolitanism. The author has pulled together data from numerous statistical sources to back up his claim that violence has tended to decline through human history. He then tries to explain this, and overall it's an impressive synthesis. Pinker cites the five examples. The first example talks about 5000 years ago, when humans lived in tribes. Often there will be a war between tribes and tribes, but after the war is unified, the numerous tribes that make up a kingdom, reducing a lot of such violent behaviors. The second example talks about the decline of violence was a civilizing process that is best documented in Europe. Historical records show that in the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the 20th century, European countries saw a 10 to 50 times more likely to lower rates to kill. The third example talks about Humanitarian Revolution, with the occurrence Enlightenment. Judicial widely the abolition of torture. The fourth example talks about The World War. At the end of world war ii, we...
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English 282 AD
March 11, 2014
San Mateo usually Isn’t a very violent place, or so I thought. Two years ago at the St Timothy carnival I was robbed at knifepoint by some punk in a black hoodie. I was walking up to a concession stand to get some cotton candy when I felt a hand on my shoulder and something sharp against my back, I tried turning around to see who it was but he quickly pushed me back around and told me to stand still while he searched my pockets for money. Something he didn’t realize was that I myself had a knife in my jacket that I carried with me all the time, while he wasn’t looking I reached into my pocket and pulled the knife out and turned towards him. As soon as he saw what I was holding he took off running, after that day I never went anywhere unarmed. In “Crime and the cure of the Soul,” Charles Colson explains how he believes that incarcerating criminals is not the solution, he believes that these “criminals” commit illegal offenses due to all of the poverty and oppression in our great nation. I for one agree with what Colson has to say, I don’t think it’s fair to all of our taxpayers to have to pay for these criminals while they live for free in a cell while we work our butts off. Someone who I don’t agree with would be Linda M. Hasselstrom in her article “A peaceful woman explains why she carries a gun,” Hasselstrom argues that everyone should carry a gun or at least own one. I believe that she is...
...Nowadays, school violence becomes a serious problem in many countries. Especially in Vietnam, there r more and more SV with more serious consequence. Everybody usually thinks that school is a peaceful place, but now the risk of dangerous is lucking? Our children. So, what should we do to protect our children? First, we have to find out the causes of SV. After that, we can expose some solutions. In short, what I want to talk abs today is cause and solution of SV.
Let’s start with some reason why SV happens. Today I’ll share 4 reasons with u.
The most important reason is that family. The students who have lack of interest from family tend to useviolence to solve problem. Their parents go to all day; they provide them only materials go to all day. In contrast, they pamper / indulge their children so much. They don’t pay attention to their children’s change. Sometimes the students need someone to share their emotion ab life, friend, love… but no one can share with them. They have felt in depression. They can’t do anything to solve their problem, and they will useviolence.
The second one is not less important. This is school. What I want to talk here is the teacher. Being a teacher, a good eg for students, they must have professional conscience. Nowadays, most of them follow the magic of money, they don’t care ab their student. Sometimes they use violent action to deal w/ student....
...How violence in our country is affecting today’s Belizean youth?
Violence is a behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone; although the law considers it as the unlawful exercise of physical force or intimidation by the exhibition of such force. There are different types of violence, self-directed violence, collective violence, non-physical, interpersonal violence and targeted violence. The self-directed violence is divided into two groups the suicidal and self-abuse. For the suicidal behavior it includes suicidal thoughts, attempted suicides, and of course suicide; then for self-abuse it is consider acts such as self-mutilation. The collective violence is subdivided into three categories social, political and economic violence. In collective violence it is belief that the motives for such act of violence are done by larger groups of individuals or by states where all three categories aim to gain either status or power. The non-physical includes acts that outcomes from a power relationship, including threats and intimidation, neglect or acts of omission, in addition to more obvious violent acts. Then interpersonal violence is divided into two subcategories the family and intimate partner violence and the community violence. It is...
Law Politics and Government
Prof. Kent Worcester
The Violence in Cheneyland
On the upper east side of Manhattan, the reverberations from the drill and blast excavation for the Second Avenue Subway station drums up a chilling reminder for native New Yorkers of the early post 9/11 days. I was in middle school but I understood that New York City was targeted and my life was put in danger but I did not realize that still 11 years later I would never be able to escape the thought that the attack could be repeated. The terrorist attacks committed by Osama Bin Laden on September 11, 2001 made America very well aware of how vulnerable it was. The immediate response was to make sure that it never happened again but the way American foreign policy was changed by Vice President Dick Cheney strengthened surveillance but has not eliminated the threat of another possible attack. Vice President Dick Cheney followed in the footsteps of former President Richard Nixon and took full advantage of the violence. Cheney applied the Nixonland order to the post 9/11 world and made himself the most powerful Vice President.
The Nixonland Cheney created focused on a presidency for Geroge W. Bush defined by foreign policy, fewer checks and balances, a fascination with violence, and secrecy. Vice President Dick Cheney was the most powerful vice president because he controlled who spoke to the President and what information...
...Fighting Violence with Violence
From the beginning of time conflict has always existed. When conflict is confronted, majority of the time it is answered with violence. The definition of violence from The Oxford Dictionary is "the use of force to cause injury, damage, or death." Violence can come in all forms and may or may not be intended. World history teaches that violence influences wars the most. A simple act of violence can have a big impact on people and how they react to it. Almost always when a violent act is committed it is answered with even more violence. From person to person the reason for violence will be different. Commonly it is because of revenge or anger. However that might not be true for everyone or every war. In "A People's History of the United States 1492-present" Howard Zinn explores many examples of violence through the conflicts that have occurred throughout history. The recent killing of Osama Bin Laden also brings to light that the United States will respond with any force and violence to make sure they are looked at as the strongest player. Throughout history violence has become the solution to fight violence; I will be analyzing the concept of violence vs. violence by exploring these ideas: History of...
... On September 11, 2001 hijacked airplanes hit the World Trade Center and killed thousands of people. This was very shocking moment and the United States was under attack for the first time in a long time. The group who was responsible was terrorist group called Al-Qaeda. This attack on the United States would cause a chain of events that changed both the US and the world. The Bush administration was able to use discourse following these events to justify wars and to push through their right-wing agenda.
Discourse is usually used to describe a discussion or debate that is generally between not just two people, but rather a large group of people. A discourse is also usually a one sided argument and is meant convince or justify to the public what the speaker or writer believes based on their opinions, ideas, and theories. For instance in the article it speaks about how after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks President Bush’s administration and along with the help of the media was able to push its right-wing agenda. They were able to push through an agenda that included the Patriot Act, massive changes in the legal system, expansion of the US military, and war in both Iraq and Afghanistan (Kellner, 2007). After the Sept. 11, attacks the Bush administration declared a “war on terrorism”. Many of the television networks after the attacks would allow right-wing politicians to come on their shows and vent and call for the most extreme and aggressive...