“It’s nothing like they tried to make it seem. They took it all out of perspective, all out of context,” Van Exel said. “I had played with it before and it was never loaded before … I didn’t know and once I found out, it was too late.”
Citizens have questioned the validity of governing bodies throughout history. In America, this is especially true. In a large country of immigrants, many question if their government truly represents their people, even if it means undermining the democracy their forefathers built. When examining such a democracy, understanding voter turnout is important in determining who is really determining elections. The United States has consistently had one of the lowest voter turnout rates of not only western civilization, but of all developed nations, since the mid-1960s
The United States of America was the only “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” but people have often questioned how accurately the government represents the people. One major issue with representation in the U.S. government: how can you represent the people, if the people choose not to participate? Citizens often choose not to cast a ballot.
The book gives historical context to the practice of enslavement, before mostly examining how modern day slavery is perpetrated in different corners of the world, including our own. It also gives in-depth analysis to several types of modern day bondage, from child trafficked for sex to adults forced to labor under the threat of violence.
It was economic, though incredibly despicable. If their focus was strictly economic, then it makes sense that perpetual slavery would be the one they chose, as it would be the most labor one could possibly acquire. African slavery in the New World, in short, was about making the colonies profitable and viable, not about oppressing Africans, though it ultimately became a racially oppressive system that they would go to war to protect.
It’s a great place to start exploring. It has energized me many-a-times to expand on my brief research and learn much more about the related people and topics that have shaped this nation and our world. Maybe you can find something of interest.
Everything I’ve read that still sticks with me. I’m sure I’ve forgotten some, but a good place to start.
It was just a bad football season. Then it got a whole lot worse. How #ConcernedStudent1950 turned the whole campus upside down –