In the process of war the public skipped to the conclusion that all Japanese Americans were out to get them. The suspicion of a government takeover was on everyones mind. Paranoia led people into to thinking every single Japanese American was guilty, no matter if it was a child, a WWI veteran, or if they had ever even been to Japan. The suspicion did not end there, inducing temporary segregation, and the exploitation of japanese american’s human rights. Mass hysteria and racism influenced the government's actions towards the Japanese.
The Party decides what exactly to tell the public even if it isn’t accurate. The Ministry of Truth is responsible for the Party's publication and information. The citizens of Oceania were under constant influence by propaganda. “And if all others accepted the lie which the party imposed-if all records told the same tale-then the lie pas... ... middle of paper ... ...arved and tortured it’s victims with their worst fear Room 101. Nobody was released from The Ministry of Love until you believed in what The Party wanted you to believe.
Since there was a huge influx of Japanese Americans in the West Coast, there was anger and fear that they might take over the U.S [Yellow Peril]. The imminence of the World War II solidified the motive to be afraid of the Japanese Americans and created cause for the U.S government to lead them to internment. Surprisingly even though Americans boasted about democracy, most of the Nikkei placed in internment were American citizens by law and had no right to be incarcerated. After 30 years, President Ford, the current chief of staff reversed Executive Order 9066. He stated that it was wrong to detain Nikkei as they were loyal to America.
In this way, Pearl Harbor raises other disturbing memories, those of the internment. Like the recent explosions on the East Coast, the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 12-7, shattered our feeling of national security. How could this have happened? Ordinary individuals, prominent journalists, and government officials soon started pointing the finger at the Japanese in America. Viewing these "Orientals" as incurably foreign, speaking foreign languages, perpetuating foreign cultures, practicing foreign religions (Shinto, Buddhism), American society could not distinguish between the Empire of Japan and Americans of Japanese descent.
In 1942, the midterm elections played a profound role in the outcome of how the internment of the Japanese was dealt with. It’s clear to see that the way the situation after Pearl Harbor was handled was not great. President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to punish the Japanese-Americans that lived in the US by forcing them to abandon everything they owned to live in what were called “relocation camps” in order to keep Americans safe. A question that no one was asking is if in fact the american people were ever in immediate danger? Was there any crime that involved japanese and Americans.
However if so surrendered then your life is pretty much hell, and according to the Japanese custom your family back home is brought shame. With the evidence from source material though, it seems that the Australians and very likely other nations in there prison camps understood what was going on around them. Indeed the Japanese breached the Geneva convention but what is it exactly, did the other countries follow it accordingly? The Japanese method of dealing with Allied prisoners was seen through the 'western eyes' as brutality, scum and inhumane. Yet by the same according to source material some Australian soldiers recognized that the Japanese did what they did, and in some cases they exploited the true meaning of bushido or did they?
The American government did not want to take chances, so they gathered all the people of Japanese decent and made them live under military law. They even had to live in military camps. How horrible for all those innocent people to be assumed the enemy when they had lived as Americans their whole lives. In the Monica Sone document, it is evident that, at first, the government was looking to only interview the important people in the Japanese community to ensure none of them were spies. However, things got out of control and the United States government declared that all
Winston's sense of justice has to do with everybody; he feels everybody needs to be free to express themselves without the government having to interfere with everything. "Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they rebelled they cannot become conscious"(Orwell 61). Winston notices that the proles will never have the consciousness that they need to... ... middle of paper ... ... for that little piece of hope Oceania can have. 1984 is a novel that reveals the fear of having a government that completely controls and manipulates everything single aspect of someone's life and their environment. Winston is a character that gains hope that maybe he may be able to change the way the government treats the citizens of Oceania.
After the United States had declared war on Japan, Canada had automatically joined as well. Once war was declared on Japan, racism and fear suddenly took over. They felt it was necessary to send the Japanese Canadians to internment camps. The Japanese Canadians were falsely accused of espionage, even when many had no ties to Japan. Others spent their lives trying to prove their loyalty to Canada, but were still interned.
1984 by George Orwell Journal 1 Pages 1-70 1984 was written in 1948 and showed a egregious future.This Dystopian world consists of the nations of Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. Winston Smith works for the Big Brother government and spends his days rewriting history for the good of the government. Even literature is being destroyed and being replaced by spurious versions. Also, every room has a telescreen that monitors people and gives terse information. The new language of this capitalism-hating government is called Newspeak.