Politics

Dear Russell, First, how do I come to be reading your book, Revolution? I have spent the past 30 years arguing the point whenever and however I could, that world capitalism has to be ended. Not just in its most excessive manifestations, not just when it is run for private corporations and shareholders as opposed to state bureaucracies, but in every conceivable form it might take. How can you tell if the system in operation is capitalism? With a simple check-list. Employment – the exploitation of employees (French for the 'used') by employers (users) via the legalised robbery of the wages system. The market; in other words, the buying and selling of things which could instead now be created in such abundance that they could be taken freely by anyone in the global population, without...
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Dear David Cameron, We now know that thousands of children each year are being sexually exploited by gangs in England "who humiliate, violate and control them", according to an interim report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner. Figures published midway through a two-year inquiry, which was ordered by the government, found 2,409 children and young people were confirmed victims between August 2010 and October 2011. I am sure you will have been shocked by the prevalence of this, which seems to carry across all nationalities, despite what some sections of the press are saying about Asian men “not abusing their own”. That was probably fuelled by papers that were released two months ago which allegedly showed agencies in Rotherham were aware of allegations of widespread targeted...
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World War 1. World War 2. The Battle of the Bulge. The Vietnam War. All major wars that took place in another country and took the lives of many. About 603,068 people perished from just these four wars, leaving about 1,221,376 people injured mentally and physically (www.gettysburgflag.com). While death is sad and grieving, it is only one of many effects from war. Physical effects can leave someone immobile, trouble with talking and learning but the mental effects is where it gets tough for the veterans. PTSD is the most common mental condition, but others include memory loss, depression, insomnia and anxiety. In the novel “Slaughterhouse-five”, written by Kurt Vonnegut, the main character is a war veteran who was also a POW (prisoner of war) struggles when he comes home after serving in...
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Enough is enough! In a society where medical physicians make enough to buy big houses and live a comfortable life, take their kids on vacation and buy cars out of pocket, they should also be able to treat every patient to the best of their ability (as they promised under oath). For many of us, who spend hours in the emergency room it is not easy to take hours off our schedule to fix a health issue over the counter pills can't solve. Some of us have small children, jobs to attend, life. As a person who grew up with a doctor as a parent, I understand the stress and responsibility that being a doctor requires. I'm not a doctor myself, I have chosen to teach children instead but that also means I know being responsible for a life takes a lot of patience, dedication and passion. In...
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In Anthem by Ayn Rand, the government is based around communism. This is a form of government in which all property is publicly owned, and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. In theory this sounds great because everyone has about the same money and everyone is equal, but in practicality this falls apart. Not only in Anthem but throughout history has this failed apart in a revolution. I believe that communism is a terrible political ideology. If we simply look history where there is 21 failed communist country’s that now have turned to other superior forms of government. Right now, there are only 5 remaining communist countries (China, Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea and Laos) that still are functioning’s. So That means that the communist percent of...
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To DNC You made a decision on not having your dnc 2020 primary debates on fox news and which I see why that the canidates may not treated getting the chance of presenting political agenda without getting attack by fox news...
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Racism is a huge part of today’s society. People are being profile just on their race. Growing up, being told to lower my voice and to follow the crowd was a norm for me. I was told to not speak up because of my race. There were multiple times where I was racially profile and I couldn’t seem to understand. Why am I being treated less just because of my skin color? This is a huge example of what minority face every single day. They are being told that they are less than other because of their race. This prove to us that we need to do more. The Help, a novel written by Kathryn Stockett shows the racism between white and black; and how people were being treat during segregation and the negative outlook on them. These treatments which are still present in today society proves that there...
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Racism is a social issue that has affected the United States in the time the book takes place (in the 1930s) and in today time. In to Kill a Mockingbird the character that suffers from racism is Tom Robinson that is on trial for a false accusation that he raped Mayella Ewell. He is a target because of his race in the segregated south. He even has evidence showing that he was not guilty, but the justice system went against him this shows that the criminal justice system is unfair. I am against racism. In today time defendants of color skin often receive harder sentences for the same crimes white people commit, and as you can see the criminal justice system is not always fair to people who are of color. A majority of Americans say 64 percent said racism remains a major problem...
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In recent years, sales of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 have spiked. The hellish dystopian world he describes seems very unrealistic, but for 25.5 million North Koreans, it’s quite similar to how they live every day. According to BBC, “The state controls everything, and actively spies on its citizens using a vast surveillance and informer network.” Sound familiar? The article goes on to note that “everyone is indoctrinated to treat the Kim family almost as something to worship.” As if it weren’t already Orwellian enough, North Korea also has one of the world’s biggest open labor camps. There are between 80,000 and 120,000 people in prison, but not all of them have even committed crimes. North Korea practices collective punishment, so a lot of the people who are imprisoned are the...
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Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that can occur after a traumatic event like war. What led me to thinking about this topic PTSD, was from the book “Slaughterhouse-five” written by Kurt Vonnegut. In this book there is a character named Billy was in the military. Billy saw a lot of people die while fighting in the military. When Billy came out of the war, you could tell he had the symptoms of PTSD and suffered from PTSD. Because of this illness he traveled back in time to find and get his life back. While reading this book I have noticed that PTSD is not a good thing and should be addressed. People who have PTSD should receive special treatment and benefits. I think that PTSD should be treated because it’s a mental issue and in “...
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