Furthermore, the burning of crosses or flags are offensive crimes that are committed to show a person's hatred for religion or the government. Spousal abuse, child abuse, homicide, and wars between races can only be acts of one thing: hatred. Newspapers are filled with page after page of stories revealing the immense amount of hatred that our society possesses. Although crimes are committed to show hatred directly, there are other crimes which can also show hatred but in ways that are indirect. Think back to the Oklahoma City Bombing; it is a perfect example of indirect hatred.
They will make excuses for the other persons bad behavior, they will justify the other persons bad behavior, but at the end of the day bad behavior is still bad behavior. Remember we only know what we have been shown by our “Tribe” and/or “Village,” and for that reason a person may demonstrate bad behavior because they don’t know any better and because it’s what they witnessed and assumed was love. It is each of our job to convey what is and is not okay as well as what we do and do not consider loving in a relationship to our
America in the Eyes of Ginsberg and Agee Allan Ginsberg and James Agee have given us the idea that Americans have an image of a perfect American for its citizens that have caused a large amount of America's problems with racism, American dependence on media to form its own opinion, and war. This perfect American is usually white, male, middle class citizen, early thirties, and very successful at what it is that they do. Allan Ginsberg ferociously attacks American for conforming to this way of thinking instead of being a country that believes and respects individuals for their individuality and difference in opinion. James Agee does almost the same thing in his writing "America, Look at your shame" where he calmly recollects a story about a bus ride he had, which strongly portrays the prejudices that a person who doesn't fit the profile of the perfect American has to go through. Agee and Ginsberg both believe that in order for America to change the woes of its society, each citizen along with the government has to take a stand against racism, the perfect image of an American citizen, and war.
If a foreign visitor really understood how deeply ingrained these 13 values are in Americans, he or she would then be able to understand 95% of Americans actions actions which might otherwise appear strange, confusing, or unbelievable when evaluated from the perspective of the foreigner's own society and its values. 1. Personal Control over the Environment Americans nî longer believe in the power of Fate, and they have come to look at people who do as being backward, primitive, or hopelessly naive. To be called "fatalistic" is one of the worst criticisms one can receive in the American context; to an American, it means one is superstitious and lazy, unwilling to take any initiative in bringing about improvements. In the United States people consider that Man should control Nature, rather than the other way around.
All because they do not know about the culture they hate so bad, but we still have the people who do believes that equality is important, and they ... ... middle of paper ... ... The people in America are not surrounded by a majority of starving people. Instead we have one of the most powerful economy in the world. America offers so much to the people who live in the U.S., but America will always be full of criticism, violence, and people who are offended by everything. America still seems to manage to be one of the world's best nations.
He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” H. L. Mencken. What these quotes mean to me is that if some one really loves their country, they will try their best to change that which is wrong, not to be blindly led and follow what people before them have done. At nine-eleven the whole country just all of the sudden turned patriotic. Almost everyone had a flag of some type of solute to our country.
The American Dream is so many different things to so many different people. While other countries around the World would like to argue that Americans’ only aspiration is to become infinitely wealthy, Dinesh D’Souza claims that it is not wealth that Americans want. He believes that it is simply a better life. Michael Moore too acknowledges Americans’ ambition, especially his own, to create a better life for themselves. These two views of the American Dream come from very opposite Americans, but it is their differences that make their ideals so beautifully unique.
Cases that are perceived as religious discrimination might be the result of an interference of the religious sphere with other spheres of the public. For a religious establishment to mistreat other religions for being ‘wrong’ ironically puts the oppressing religion in the wrong, undermining its own validity. Religious intolerance is unacceptable in general and more specifically, in the Holocaust and simply the idea that started the Holocaust. People have an inherent right to express their beliefs and not to be treated indignantly and inhumanely based on those beliefs. Discrimination based on or derived from religion has been a cause of significant suffering.
Cohen reveals a way of which culture defies the systems of society. The monster is different, thus it poses as a threat to the way of society and nature.. However, tolerance is taught to be a moral standard. Is difference a threat or an invitation? Cohen relates this difference as a threat by, “Representing an anterior culture as monstrous justifies its displacement and or extermination by rendering the act heroic” Throughout history, civilizations have repeatedly displaced cultures because of this difference.
The Intersection of Cultural Myths America has always been defined by several cultural myths. The myths provide those within the country and those outside a mirror to how American society is set up. Cultural myths are important especially to people who are immigrants or who have a history of being immigrants in society. The two most important myths in immigrant research are the myth of individual opportunity as well as the myth of the melting pot. This study looks at how these two cultural myths intersect in the essay.