Out of Control; Exploitation in the World

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Out of Control; Exploitation in the World People are most commonly taken advantage of because their weaknesses are preyed on and played; their own faults are used against them to help a cause that they have no say in the matter. Child soldiers, suicide bombers and tourism on a corrupt impoverished country all fall into the dominated group because they’re all targeted for a specific reason. Beah, Said, Khaled and the country of Antigua are constantly led to believe that these sadistic acts that are diminishing their home are for the benefit of both themselves and their people. Shown in three different areas; Antigua, Africa and the Palestinian Territory, there is a common bond of an authoritarian figure taking advantage of an innocent group of people or Country for the benefit in favor of themselves. Although exploitation is used to help the dominator, the acts tend to belittle all that is taken advantage of whether it is the country or person. Like many kids in Sierra Leone, Africa in the 90’s, Ishmael Beah was forced against his will to become a child soldier and fight for a cause he didn’t truly know the reasons. The child soldiers for the army were led to believe that killing innocent people was the right answer. The leader of the army told the children “think of it as destroying a great evil. It is the highest service you can do for your country” (Beah, 108). The lieutenant was being hypocritical because his army was carrying out the same violent acts as the Rebels. There is a very high chance that the Rebel leaders were telling their child soldiers the same things. The leaders of the army were preying upon the fear of the children who don’t know the difference between right and wrong anymore. They knew the children feared ... ... middle of paper ... ...dvantage by the tourist who is completely oblivious to what is truly going on in the country, but there to get away from their fulsome lives. Exploiting either a country or person involves three factors on their part; Selfishness, acting on weaknesses and brainwashing. They all intertwine because the person most likely to be exploited would be someone with weaknesses that can be easily used against them, brainwashing to carry out the acts and selfishness because without a self-seeking reason, a person would not be exploited. Manipulation has been shown to have no positive repercussions through the works studied. Antigua is still diminishing as a country, Beah had a very sadistic attitude as a child soldier, and Said became a martyr, killing both himself and a bus full of innocent Israelis. Exploitation in the end, only benefits the person doing the manipulation.
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