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  • Mimo le Singe
    Published 2 years ago
    Žižek On Violence - Part One

    Žižek On Violence - Part One

    This entry will be dealing with the first three chapters of Slavoj Žižek’s book, Violence, in a two-part series serving as an effort to reflect on how literature, entertainment culture, philosophy. and historical events shape our framework in thinking about, and internalising notions and images of the many forms of violence known to man. We do not only perceive violence in various ways, but the argument here is that we also misperceive them in others. We see violence in philanthropy, and, dare I say, we may even be underestimating the powerful impact and possibly revolutionary mentality of modern terrorism (in terms of paradigm shifts).
  • lizzie smith
    Published 2 years ago
    Does Color Really Matter?

    Does Color Really Matter?

    Think to yourself, are you racist? Why does color matter? Every human just wants to achieve something, why should their skin color matter? A lot of people are racially bullied and feel like they don't belong in society and that is WRONG! No one should feel this way. Every life has a meaning and a purpose. I personally have been bullied by my skin color after the 9/11 attack. It was probably the worst time of my life, I felt like I didn't belong. All my friends left me, and I was called a terrorist. But, I soon realized, I was not the only one who had experienced this. There are many others who have felt the same.
  • Valerie Holt
    Published 2 years ago
    Case Brief: ‘A Life for a Life?’

    Case Brief: ‘A Life for a Life?’

    For money or for virtue? This is a question that many lawyers and politicians must make. For people in jobs like these, they are put in a position in which they are forced to decide either to do what they believe is right, or do what will guarantee them another paycheck. The case brief "A Life for a Life?" is about a House Member named Manny who needs to make a decision to vote for or against a bill that will get the death-penalty statute off the books in Florida (A Life for a Life). With second term elections coming up, and outside opinions clashing, Manny needs to make a firm decision. According to Virtue Ethics and Aristotle’s Philosophy, it would be unethical and, therefore, wrong for Manny to approve the bill that will get the death-penalty statute off the books in Florida because it would be going against key virtues in Manny’s life.
  • I AM. Master of Arts
    Published 2 years ago
    Homeless in California

    Homeless in California

    This not to place guilt on anyone. This is about dealing with all the hidden factors that provide a strong foundation for homelessness. This is about dispelling the lies that make it hard for homeless people to be helped. We all deserve to live decent lives. No person who loses their job and faces the challenges of life that lead them to homelessness should be accused of being lazy. Depressed, yes, hurt, lost, and even broken yes, but lazy, no. Try standing in a line waiting for food after walking all day. Imagine having to walk most of the places you need just for food and clean clothing for a job interview. Most of us can’t. Then imagine doing it with your family following you. Imagine the single mother who lost her husband to crime, who has to take care of her child and work. Imagine the man or woman from the military who fought for our country and is dealing with PTSD or crippled in combat and cannot work.
  • Mimo le Singe
    Published 2 years ago
    The Politics of Communal Violence

    The Politics of Communal Violence

    Communal violence is a systemic process rooted in significative historical and political contexts, which is shared among and used by every member of a given community. In terms of conflict, it is the act of one community against another, particularly where there are ethnic and religious differences. The oppressors are characterized by their efforts to maintain solidarity while identifying and systematically subjugating - and then eventually eliminating - victims on the basis of socially and politically constructed moralities, fears, and stereotypes. As we shall see in the evidence provided by our key authors in this discussion, Litwack, Malkki, and Gourevitch, genocides are committed as a result of journalistic sensationalism and manipulative constructivism that perpetuate justifications for such heinous actions.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 years ago
    The American Neo-Nazi

    The American Neo-Nazi

    We live in a time of open racism. People are not hiding their prejudices anymore simply because they had to hide it a lot when 44 was in office. The alt-right has sprung up out of deep frustration. The alt-right is busy trying to establish a foothold in the minds of young teenagers today who feel alienated or disgusted with the way The United States was previously run by 44. They feel that 45 has been emboldened their struggle. Many of these people can turn into a shooter easily since they have violent ideologies rooted in fascism. Some of these people want to start their own state only for white people.