While we all like to think America is the perfect place with minimum problems and justice for all, it is not. America has a number of problems the biggest of those being the abuse of welfare, racism, and the ridiculous amount of debt. When welfare was first introduced its sole purpose was to aid the extremely un-wealthy and to meet basic needs. Over the years people have found a countless number of ways to abuse the welfare systems such as selling food stamps, having children to stay on welfare, trading food stamps for drugs, and lying about income for assistance. When on welfare the most sensible and ideal situation would be to have the person out looking for a job instead of racking up on government assistance. Many taxpayers are furious at the fact that their hard earned money goes towards those sponging off of the assistance the government provide. Over the years united welfare expenses have been estimated to jump around from three hundred billion to an astonishing seven hundred billion, per person the price range varies from $1,000 to $2,500. Welfare is one of the main contributions to the US debt and over the years has become more of a nuisance than convenience. Racism is a problem that has been around since biblical times and a problem that everyone is equally affected by. When hearing about racism many people refer back to the 1960’s during a time in America that racism was prominent. The Civil Rights act peaked in the 60’s and was largely caused by racial segregation erupting between whites and blacks. While the movement did result in some positive changes for minorities, many people were furious about the changes. Fifty three years later racism is still very clear. One of the biggest cases of racism to date would be the State of Florida vs. Zimmerman trial. Many say that if Trayvon was white and Zimmerman was black Zimmerman would be in jail without a shadow of a doubt. When first hearing about the case eyebrows were raised but America went into an uproar when the verdict read “not guilty”. Several
The Failure of Utopia
One evident feature of Utopia is that, the Utopia can infinitely provide support for the existence of all tangible and intangible needs and wants, without any required effort to obtain those provisions.
Tsau was a utopia in “Mating”. It was a project for women, in which the power and the rights enjoyed by female far exceeded that of males, without any required effort:
1. The vesting of the homestead as an asset, and the entitlements that went with it, would always be in the…
War and Marriage in Utopian Society
In Thomas More’s Utopia, he attempts to solve the problems of human society by creating an idea of a “perfect” civilization based on the material benefits of a welfare state. This Utopia provides food, education, clothing, housing, and healthcare to all members of the community, as well as eliminates materialistic and frivolous pleasures in life. More’s utopian vision reflects issues with the time and place in which he lived, Tudor England. However, More presents…
and justice are given, people are well aware of their social responsibilities. If social sustainability is well preserved, there will be no crime, no discrimination, no poverty, and each and every one caring for each other, making a perfect world; a utopia.
In Wall-E, the film produced by Disney and Pixar, has its sight to what would happen in the future. The movie was set several hundred years later, in the first few minutes the film camera runs across the sky looking down on Earth. To first sight…
create a perfect utopia,”- Paul Wellstone.
Loud music, drugs, and crazy dancing crowds are what comes to most peoples’ minds when they perceive the word “Rave”. Most Americans view raves negatively. Raves began in the late 50s in Britain referring as a massive party. After the disappearance, raving revived in London in the 80s. It was a moment of disregarding the rest of the world and heed to other peoples’ opinions, and worshipping the unspoken trend. It was the picture-perfect utopia for the night…
Operating Revenues). Lastly, despite the increasing need for drug use in both civilizations the
government is becoming increasingly apathetic. As evidence, when Linda returns from the
reservation, she took as much as twenty grammes of soma a day. The doctor told John, “Which
will finish her off in a month or two” (Huxley 154) however he does nothing to help her because
Linda being self-isolated from society helps maintain stability. The decrease in concern of drug
use is also seen in Canada…
supplanted or dominated by humanity’s tendency to hierarchy, fear, sloth and the bewildering size and complexity of late capitalist economies and bureaucratic governments.
As I speak of Orwell, it’s worth pointing out, though a bit fruitlessly, like all utopias, dystopias have a tendency to be interpreted both by contemporaries, or consistently misused by later generations for their own purposes and for their own goals. George Orwell’s 1984 is one of the most famous examples of a piece of literature, a dystopian…
theme song "Put Your Arms Around Me" is performed by the rock band Texas.
The usual pantomime and comic/supernatural elements are removed and the story is instead treated as historical fiction, set in Renaissance-era France. It is often seen as a modern, post-feminism interpretation of the Cinderella myth.
In the 19th century, Grande Dame Marie Therese summons the brothers Grimm to her palace, where the brothers discuss their interpretation of the Cinderella story and notice a painting displayed…
Running head: DYSTOPIAN UTOPIA, FROM THE LENS OF AN EYE WITNESS 1
Dystopian Utopia, From the Lens of an Eye Witness with
Accounts That Still Affect the Now
Asia B. Riddick
Pathways College Preparatory School
Asia B. Riddick, Department of Arts and Sciences, I.S. 109.
Asia B. Riddick is now at Department of College Readiness, Pathways College Preparatory School.
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alcohol called "temperance." This was led by the ladies; they felt the way to
save the family was to ban alcohol.
5. The first women's rights convention was held at Seneca Falls, NY. They asserted that all men, and
women were created equal.
6. Many "utopia experiments" began. The overall mission was to perfect society and create true equality.
Most simply failed and none of them succeeded in the ways envisioned.
“Need to Know”
1. Charles Finney
2. Joseph Smith
3. Brigham Young
4. Horace Mann…
America: The Medium between Dystopia and Utopia
In life, it is human nature to seek perfection. Unfortunately, perfection is an intangible goal for humanity; it is more likely that humans will achieve utter imperfection. For instance, while it is impossible for civilizations to attain utopia, it is quite possible to attain dystopia. Many individuals in our society have discovered the sad truth within this statement, especially writers, like George Orwell. Orwell’s works not only depict the essence…