...or society to be in an “unbalanced balance” that allows for society to function. Although violence, especially that of murder, is not ethical in any way, for conflict theorists it is necessary.
¬¬¬Though most American people claim to seek peace, the United States remains entwined with both love and hate for violence. Regardless of background or personal beliefs, the vast majority of Americans enjoy at least one activity that promotes violence whether it be professional fighting or simply playing gory video games. Everything is all well and good until this obsession with violence causes increased frequency of real world crimes. In the article, “Is American Nonviolence Possible” Todd May proposes a less standard, more ethical, fix to the problem at hand. The majority of the arguments brought up make an appeal to the pathos of the reader with a very philosophical overall tone.
Haiti has always had an important place in my community. We have had around 50 trips with community members going down to Haiti to help the people. The volunteers help anything from building schools to just seeing how the Haitians live and what they need improvement with the functions of the community. Haiti had many Physical and Human geography that interact with each other. If there was not both of these the environment will not work the same. Ever since the Earthquake in 2010, Haiti took a step back.
arms when others do. The first point states that since peace is easier to live with, people should try harder to achieve peace on their own without any kind of fighting or war. An example of the second point is...
Currently, almost two years ago Haiti was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. It sparked an international urge to help aid and relieve Haiti of its catastrophe. Not only governments in various countries reached out, but independent organizations as well. This disastrous event showed how the world could come together when their neighbor is in need. But prior to this 2010 earthquake, Haiti was already facing devastation other than a natural one - societal.
Haiti has delt with many hardships since they decolonized from France. It began slowly, using its natural resources to try and resurect itself. In the end all that they did was wind up in a further economic deficit, and are left with few resources. As the conditions in Haiti worsened, their education, economy and health care suffered, but this was only the beginning. In 2010 Haiti experienced a disasterous earthquake, because Haiti was already in debt they did not have the money to help their citizens to regroup after the earthquake. Many countries reached out, and tried to help Haiti, but little could be done because of the vast deterioation of the country. The money given to Haiti greatly helped for the short term, but they ran out of the resources that were given to them fast, and they were left to fend for themselves again. This lead to the country further declining, and due to the earthquake Haiti's infastruction was destroyed, their average percent of improved sanitation facilities being used was seventeen percent. In Haiti, because of the earthquake and their financial cris...
“There is a large population of orphaned children in Haiti, many of whom are living on the streets. There were an estimated 380,000 prior to the earthquake and untold thousands added to that number after it. There are also about 250,000 restaveks, or children working as servants and often treated as slaves”, (Chelsea Evans). People in Haiti are in a lot of need and we can, and should, help them. In order to do this, it is important to understand what organizations are helping Haiti, what those organizations are doing to help, and ways that we can help Haiti, so that the future of the country is improved.
Overall, Haiti is at an extreme low point compared to other countries throughout the world. The location and climate of the country would make it a tropical paradise, but due to the devastating tragedies that Haiti has faced over the past years, it is a country invested with disease and extreme poverty. The vast majority of the population is well below the poverty line and much of the country relies on agriculture for jobs and resources. Before the earthquakes and hurricanes really took a toll on Haiti, the country thrived with natural resources like wood and oil, but now the country is left with less than three percent of its forests. The poor economy and destruction of the country from the earthquake resulted in Haiti selling off their resources
“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity and desire “(Winfrey). In The Giver by Lois Lowry, the community is free of all crime and worry. From a controlled climate to food that is delivered to the door, the community is a perfect place to live. The only problem is residents forfeit a lot of their freedom due to the strict rules. In the article “Haiti in Crisis” by Bryan Brown and Patricia Smith, the text shines light on the dysfunction of the nation. For example, the crime rates are at ridiculous highs. The corruption in the government is also beyond compare. Not to mention Haiti is the 20th poorest nation on planet Earth. Haiti just can not seem to catch a break from natural disasters, crime, and corruption.
On the one hand, war is a terrible thing that can happen in this nation, but pacifists will tell you that it isn’t worth the death of innocent lives. “Pacifists hold that war is wrong because killing is wrong.” This is understandable. War and violence should not be an excuse for conflicts. Negotiating problems could be more helpful than violence and war. Negotiating would be more effective than war because it will help prevent the situation from getting worse and will help find a solution to the problem or issue. Talking to the enemy would shock them, since they would be expecting for us to fight back. Instead of returning with ruthless violence they have towards us, this nation should maintain its superior position and meet them with acts of kindness and gentle words “Negotiation, mediation, diplomacy—these would be the means of settling international disputes, not the sacrifice of human lives."