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An Egoistic Populace (2005)

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Growing up as a child of the seventies, my adolescence in the eighties, and my young adulthood of the nineties, I have seen a change in society. From the free love of the sixties and early seventies to the video game explosion of the eighties and to the Internet in the mid to late nineties, people’s ideals and personas have changed. Humanity has depreciated within the populace and replaced with a generation that is self-serving and dominated by immediacy. Now, the public can connect to anyone at anytime and purchase anything at any time anywhere in the world; fast-food establishments govern the people’s choice for dinner in America. People have made consumption of both a national pass-time and neurotic obsession. Moreover, the advent of reality television and thus, celebrity reality shows has taken over the channels, because these types of shows underscore the narcissism in America. Trendy objects flood the consumer market with the latest modification for one to try and individualize …

Religious Ethics and Government: A Pious Amalgamation by President Bush and his Faction (2005)

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Religious Ethics and Government:  A Pious Amalgamation by President Bush and his Faction.
To understand the relation between religion and ethics one needs to know the definitions of both. Ethics defined by Dictionary.com, “A set of principles of right conduct; a theory or a system of moral values,” and Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online defines ethics as “the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation; a set of moral principles or values; a theory or system of moral values.” Juxtaposed to ethics, religion is, “a belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe; a personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship; A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader,” defined by Dictionary.com.  And with this foresight, one can determine that one’s egoistic principles will decide whether something is acceptable or unacceptable, i.e., what i…

Insidious Imperialism: America, the Global Hegemon (2005)

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Insidious Imperialism: America, the Global Hegemon
In the 21st century, many, many Americans are completely unaware that the United States is an Imperial country that acts as an Empire. “The deepest problems of modern life flow from the attempt of the individual to maintain the independence and individuality of his existence against the sovereign powers of society against the weight of the historical heritage and the external culture and technique of life,” explains George Simmel, author of The Metropolis and Mental Life. “The psychological foundation, upon which the metropolitan individuality is erected, is the intensification of emotional life due to the swift and continuous shift of external and internal stimuli.” Simmel means, the populace is too saturated within its own prism of self-reward.  This pretense is perpetuated by design.  He further expounds, “Man is a creature whose existence is dependent on indifference, i.e., his mind is stimulated by the difference between present i…