People, regardless of their political party have been affected by his leaks. Supporters of the NSA have called Edward a traitor and a criminal while those who disagree call him a hero and a whistleblower. Both sides taken up arms and have debated tirelessly about how much we actually need these incredibly invasive surveillance programs. People have also had their faith in the government severely damaged.This is an awful but necessary impact. This involves every citizen so everyone needs to be informed.
The Party is Over by Mike Lofgren goes undercover to reveal what politics is like behind the screen. I believe this book was more for criticizing the GOP and Republicans that the Democrats. The GOP and Republicans are a lot different in politics now than they were decades ago. The book talks about how the Republicans are against the government, how Republicans are anti-science and anti-intellectual, and also how they view religious rights. All of these lead to problems with politics.
This to me is sad and needs to change before it gets worse. Sure its important to have an idle and look up to someone, but its wrong to follow them around everywhere they go, taking pictures of there every step, poking our nose into their personal lives. Our obsession with celebrities has got... ... middle of paper ... ...e an effect on our politics, its very important for a candidate running for president to have a popular celebrity endorse them as president, just like Oprah did for Obama in the 2008 election. Giving celebrities huge amounts of power over everything in our society. But what does Justin Biber know about the economy, or what does Oprah know about running a country?
His dramatic antics and vulgar tactics enabled him to gain notoriety with the American Public. Flynt turned the tables in American politics. The Republicans no longer had the offensive advantage, since Flynt allegations force them had to take a defensive status. Larry Flynt embodies important attitudes of the current status of sex and politics in American society. Flynt's Objective and Antics But how does this pornographer end up "setting the agenda" (Kurtz, 19 December 1998) in American politics?
But is it worth sacrificing the wellbeing of the nation over this? Do we really want to look our kids in the eye and tell them that the nation’s economy was ruined over the Presidents penis? How could this impeachment be good for the country? Is it somehow going to make the country stronger for people to see that even the President is not above the law. Every day people see cops fixing tickets, judges fixing tickets, politicians getting the children of their “friends” off the hook when they screwed up and there are hundreds of other ways people in this country avoid the consequences of the law.
What gave us the right to invade his privacy? The theories presented to answer this question blame everything from technology to a lack of morality. Many feel the information age has allowed the public such a high degree of exposure to headline news-bites that the competition for an original, attention grabbing story has forced the media to dig deeper to hold public interest. Others say the success of tabloid media in the late eighties and early nineties is to blame. They proved that scandal sells.
On the political left, it was an odious ruling that will allow the wealthy elite to dominate the political process. Both The Boston Globe and The Hill weighed in on the debate. The Boston Globe criticized the ruling by publishing a political cartoon that depicted corporations as a portly man with a devilish smile. While The Hill ran an opinion piece written by Ron Gettelfinger and Larry Cohen who warns of the next threat to America’s democracy. Both pieces, in unison, equate power to money and is therefore critical of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
The terroism on September 11th is a scare similar to many throughout history - the scare known as moral panic. Moral panics begin when events occur that distrupt the lives of many Americans and cause a great amount of people to feel threatened by an internal enemy; an secret enemy or group hidden deep down in their society. Foreign terrorists that kill innocent people without feeling the slightest bit of guilt fit this description perfectly. In a short time, moral panics can easily lead to government abuse of power. According to the article we were asked to read, "How an Elite-Engineered Moral Panic Led to the U.S. War on Iraq," An examination of presidential... ... middle of paper ... ...hing to do with terrorism and in my own opinion is a huge waste of time and resorces - but we won't even get started on that.
Nonetheless, ruthlessly destroying the businesses and lives of many people merely for personal profit; Carnegie attained a level of dominance and wealth never before seen in American history, but was only able to obtain this through acts that were dishonest and oftentimes, illicit. Document D resentfully emphasizes the alleged capacity of the corrupt industrialists. In the picture illustrated, panic-stricken people pay acknowledgment to the lordly tycoons. Correlating to this political cartoon, in 1900, Carnegie was willing to sell his holdings of his company. During the time Morgan was manufacturing steel pipe tubing, Carnegie threatened to ruin him by invading his business if Morgan did not buy Carnegie out.
Hence, Fahrenheit society falls victim to the government because the people allow their minds to be overtaken and their individualism to be destroyed. The people of Fahrenheit society are bereft of the individual drive to succeed. Human nature is such that luxury is an attainment that should be achieved at any cost. Fahrenheit people have been essentially brainwashed by their government, to the point where they lack a normally common trait, the lust for prosperity. Mildred, Montag's wife and a prime example of Fahrenheit society... ... middle of paper ... ...e feat of altering people’s mindsets, about literature in this case.