Political philosophers have been offering different ideologies regarding human nature and the development of governments for thousands of years. Some have claimed that humans are naturally good and compassionate whereas others have argued their selfish and brutish nature. Civilizations have adopted communism, democracy, dictatorships and almost every other system of power imaginable. What seems to be a common understanding is that human beings need a system of government to ensure the preservation of their societies. However, governments often desire more power and begin to impose their rules and their will on people of other nations.
[...] Evil is a very strong word to use, especially when labeling entire nations of people. Essentially it boils down to the idea presented in action movies, comic books, and even the Bible. It is the notion that there are two sides; black and white, light and dark, good and evil with no middle ground in between. The word is essentially used to describe something which intends to destroy all things deemed good. This is a chancy term to use; but it forwards Bush's agenda as he portrays the U.S. [...]
[...] Foreign Policy, Sept. /Oct. Issue 144, p.34 - A.W. Smith. History Repeating Itself in Modern Day The Chronicle Herald. Halifax, Ca. 02/02/2006 - A. Feroz. Subimperialism in Action”. Pakistan Forum, Vol No. 6/7 March pp. 10-18. (p.11) - A. Kilgore. “Undeterred by Failure in Iraq, Neocons Push for U.S. attack [...]
[...] At this point in time Iran had a secret police force known as SAVAK which stood at approximately 60,000 strong and was used to find, contain and interrogate political prisoners. It was reported that 50 or so political offenders were executed in the first half of 1972 alone. Therefore one must be skeptical when listening to bold statements made by world leaders, as they often neglect to mention things which would contradict their message. One question which remains is why the strong relationship between the U.S. [...]
[...] and Israel, which could be seen as a resignation from the imperial system. Therefore it can be said that the quote which Chomsky argued in his text “Power and Terror” is correct as long as it is interpreted correctly. After reviewing the information presented, it is easy to see that the image the media tries to present is false. It is shocking how easily propaganda and misinformation can go unchallenged in modern western society. Considering how powerful the U.S. is, it should take a more responsible role in world politics. [...]
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