Accordingly, there is danger in having an all-powerful state because personal freedoms are lost. More so, there is power in having knowledge that others do not possess because it is a gateway for the government to control the public if scientific and technological advances are been made. As mentioned before, governments prosper when there is stability and commodification is way of the government achieving that although it does alter human behavior. On the other hand, some would argue that modern society is based on democracy and a controlled state as depicted in Brave New World is impossible to occur but there are indicators in society today that serve as a resemblance. Brave New World emphasizes that the dangers of an all-powerful state, power of knowledge, and commodification are detrimental to modern society.
The revolutionary opportunities and situations due to globalization raised a new topic of: global Security”. Everyone in the global politics is now concerned about the global security in the context of globalization. I will discuss issue of global security and possibility of its achievement in detail in the context of globalization and I will also highlight global security and the globalization link in the eyes of liberals and realists the two dominating school of thoughts throughout the world. Globalization has minimized the distances and increased the interdependence of states due to advanced technology and communication means. Nowadays the events are more localized and any event happened in one part of the world has impacts on the whole world due to globalization.
Is it possible to understand the nature of globalisation? This is a question that has led to fervent debates, and has confounded sociologists in their pursuit to explain the mechanics of globalisation (Machida 2012). Globalisation is the most dominant social phenomenon that has shaped social interactions around the world in the modern age (Ritzer & Ryan 2002). In an age where people socialise beyond their immediate communities, where a Japanese person can purchase an American product that’s made in China, and where government policies in Africa can be written by people in the Netherlands, it is impossible to ignore the current, globalised state of the world. Globalisation has led to the blurring of national boundaries, which allows nations around the world to communicate its ideas conveniently, at an unprecedented scale (Christou 2003).
The third effect cause people having wrong perception of the world. Overmuch, media violence cause people believe violence is everywhere and lead them to do violent behaviors. Now, media is needful for people’s society; however, media is full of violence, many empirical studies have demonstrated that media violence indirectly instigates violent and aggressive behavior and aggressive thoughts. Media violence affects negative, and it cause many severe problem to people’s society. Media violence leads people to have violent behavior.
A public with a truthful knowledge of what criminals have been doing will become paranoid beyond belief. They become defensive and suspicious of every person. That is how the truth can make you a prisoner of your own devising. Also, when this harmful conspiracy in the higher levels of society becomes known, then a little truth can cause a lot of harm. The issues that the government deals with are of such great consequence that, they will have to make unpopular decisions and even make unscrupulous deals and from the products of this practice, the public in turn will cause an unparalleled uproar that would tear the fabric that holds a society together, if they knew the truth.
This can be partly attributed to the need to adequately address the ever-evolving formation of corruption and its grave consequences in major sectors of the economy, governance and even socio-cultural cohesiveness. Corruption, defined as the abuse of public power for private gain, is an ancient topic (Peyton & Belasen 2012). Individuals who practice corruption have vicious behaviors and deteriorated personal values or traits, generating severe and enduring toxic effects on other individuals, families, organizations and even entire societies they lead. According to Agbiboa (2012), “in the Western world, corruption in all its manifestations is now regarded as an evil, an unethical set of activities that hinder economic and social development” (p.111). Increasing successful international strategies against corruption is easier said than done.
This act causes that particular practice to grow and do even more damage to society while still being unknown to the innocent public. Although, there is almost always a person involved who is against the practice and wants to reveal what’s happening to world. Unfortunately, those who speak out, also known as whistleblowers, end up facing harsh consequences. What did these people do wrong? The point being, Whistleblowers should be protected because they uncover secrets that affect the public, expose unethical practices and help make the future better.
The fundamental roles of the media are often skewed by external factors, such as the power certain states possess, news outlets that chose to sacrifice the truth for entertainment, and the elites who have the power, money and influence to alter the media content to benefit them. Whether you are located in an LDC or a Liberal Democracy, the universal obligation of the media is to the citizens by being independent parties and develop news through the watchdog method, but it is dependent on the states political situation that predicates the obstacles that the media has to go through to achieve this goal. The countries that will be used to help prove this argument will be the USA as our Liberal Democracy and South Africa as our LDC. In the United States, media outlets began as independent journalists developing newsworthy information that facilitates the development of well-informed citizens. This Idea has now shifted to high profile privatized media conglomerates that are more concerned wi... ... middle of paper ... ...truth” (Kovach, Rosentiel, 1).
The Hidden Relationship Between Government and Media Rather than being a neutral conduit for the communication of information, the U.S. media plays an intricate role in shaping and controlling political opinions. Media is extremely powerful in the sense that without an adequate functioning media, it is virtually impossible for a sophisticated social structure like the U.S. Government to exist. Henceforth, all known sophisticated social structure, have always dependent upon the media’s ability to socialize. The U.S. government generally will exploit the media, often times manipulating the enormous power of the printed word. Ultimately empowering the U.S. government, strengthening it with the ability to determine and control the popular perception of reality.
Our current society and past have associated drugs with violence to an extent that is not even true. Politicians and the media have the power to create moral panic based off of narrative and stories that are not even statistically backed. By creating these sensational narratives politicians are able to advance their political agendas by scapegoating a group such as addicts and the media is able to create these great stories everyone wants to hear. The media’s stories further pushes politicians to make policies that hurt certain groups because of the moral panic they create. At the end we must understand that there is a problem with our system and that by blaming the addict we are not really helping.