Throughout my research on EBSCO, I came across an interesting conversational article about the reasons why people (namely Americans) volunteer with the Peace Corps in the present day and for what reasons they do so, and it made me think back to my own research question: Is the Peace Corps Still Relevant Today?
Through my researching of the efficacy of the Peace Corps in the modern day, I turned to Gale Resources and was able to find a story about the Let Girls Learn campaign in Ghana, which happens to benefit from the organization.
Why are people so cruel? Why do people lie? Why do people push others down to get ahead? The Gliniewicz family is quickly creating an infamous image for themselves. From a loved police officer dying to create havoc in the small town of Fox Lake, IL, to it all coming out to be a hoax. The Fox Lake officer purposely killed himself, but had con-cocked a plan to make it appear as if he had been attacked and killed by someone else. Why would someone do that? Is the typical response, but Officer Gliniewicz knows why he did it, and now so does the public.
One’s point of view for the power to heal an individual or give out treatment is a totally different when it comes to many Cambodian families, but especially upon my own family belief. My family members have told me that during their time in Cambodia, every family has their own struggle based on their beliefs and the change of generations have shaped different people with different mindsets of religious superstitions. My family has their own belief of treating an individual when one is ill or when one is in their mental/physical pain.
Will peace ever be gained? I believe that peace will never be gained. I think that the amount of violence in the world just keeps growing. When people see violence or are victims of violence, they pass the violence on. The cycle keeps continuing which is why the amount of violence keeps growing. I think that whatever we do just won’t be enough because of how high it has already gotten. Its part of human nature at this point which is a big problem. There isn't just one source for this problem it just comes from everywhere and you can’t shut down everything.
My question is simply, "What is ISIS?" I chose this question to research because they have certainly shocked the whole world with their extreme brutality, slaughter of countless innocents and unarmed civilians, and, ultimately, the overall success of the group of pushing back Iraqi and Syrian lines and burrowing in a core between those two countries. According to ABCNews (https://sites.google.com/site/ccsloan/ap-assignments-1/youthvoices#) ISIS is a branch off of al-Queda and wishes to create an Iraqi and Syrian State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
Watchmen, man. One of the biggest names in comic books, and books in general. There is always that one piece of work, in every outlet of media and pop culture that completely changes how you view the world. Where your loyalties lie with the government, and your own beliefs. Everything you’ve ever known and believed is called into question once you read it. With regular novels, that particular piece of work was Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
With graphic novels, and comic books in general, it was Watchmen.
One of the most significant stories of the decade occurred on December 5th of 2013. The world lost a great man that had left a legacy that extended 46 years of generations throughout the world. Nelson Mandela taught all to fight for racial equality, as well as inclusiveness.
Since its detonation in 1945, controversy has surrounded the American decision to drop the atomic bomb at the end of World War II. By exploring the basic moral integrity regarding the detonation of the atomic bomb unto the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it can be said that there is more to the story than there first appears. The primary goal, however, isn't to sway the reader to believe that the bomb's detonation was right or wrong, but rather to help one discover and be well-versed on a topic so an education opinion can be made.
When I was going through my research, I found that it was really interesting that most of the bloggers (who were both Israeli AND Palestinian) had a desire for peace. It is such a highly controversial topic because technically speaking, both "sides" are the victim. They have both endured hate, crime, and corruption from each other and the desire for peace is not only wanted from opposing sides, but for the rest of the world including the US who supports Israel, but holds peace (UN) in Palestine. All sources contemplated the idea of a two state nation.
The Palestinian Authority and the political party called the Hamas are not seen as a "partnership." To the Israeli people, the Hamas groups is seen as a terrorist grouping of leaders: seeking to rule out the newly settled communities. Whereas the Palestinians see the Hamas as a forefront political group that is trying to raise awareness for Palestinian societal destruction (people losing homes and families).
While it is quite easy to believe that America was entirely heartless and in the wrong by choosing to drop the atomic bomb, many factors of consideration went into this serious decision. There was no "red button" that the President just randomly decided to push because he was tired of war. Rather, after a bloody battle at Okinawa, the future possibility of a land raid was predicted to be very costly massacre in terms of lives, both American and Japanese.
The way of life is a big mystery. No one knows when they are going to kick the bucket but I believe that everyone should live their life like no tomorrow. Everyone should have fun but make the right decision in life. For their past will always come back to haunt them if they ever choose the wrong path in life because they wanted to impress their friends or do cruel things to other people or animals.
Humans, while good at heart, can be belligerent by nature. Fighting over territory, pride, and females is something that can be found in nature with many animals. Therefore, it is not surprising that humans have this trait as well. Unlike animals, however, we as a species have taken fighting to an all new level - war. Over thousands of years, the conflict of war has changed dramatically with weaponry like guns, tanks, bombs, and airplanes, evolving from fist fights and daggers. Populations have been devastated over matters that purely involve the government.
In Edgars Mitchell’s article “ Thoughts of world peace” from http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com/ThoughtsonWorldPeace.htm, is intresting because it talks about how world peace is hard to practice. an quote that really stuck out to me was the one where it says “ societies cannot be peaceful societies until the members of the society look peacefully towards each other” that made me think on how society want us to feel no better and make us do things that we shouldn't do like violence.
When I sit in a room alone, I realized that I'm thinking a lot. But not like that matters, but what matters is what I think about. And this is the topic I had come to mind: I believe in peace. When this first came to mind, a story did too. Something about peace. And here it is.