Speaking Truth to Power

I have always thought about the various era’s of life that we (Canadian public school students K-12) are taught in school and wonder what kind of era we are currently living in today. The Industrial Revolution, followed by two episodes of war stand are 3 time periods that we are taught extensively. But in the decade before September 11, 2001 and the years after and which we are present in, I think about a “Technologic Revolution.” I firmly believe that the actions of 9/11 altered technology extensively, as the way we think of logistics and terror needed to be revamped. Because of this incident, I believe that society needed to rely on technology more so than ever before, and the rapid growth of technology trying to be bigger and better has not stopped, and will never, ever stop. The beginning of this chapter expresses how technology was crucial in the building of a nation in the 20th century, and the involvement of states with technology. Radio, television and newspapers were all results of the Industrial Revolution, however it seems the implications of these technologies have helped form a new revolution. Not only have they built nations, but they have steadied the nations.

When reading about the slaughter done by the Argentinian government, I was truly shocked. ‘The Slaughterhouse’ document we had read earlier in the semester seemed to have more meaning, even though it had nothing to do with these events, at all, coming from two very different time periods. However it was sort of anecdotal to have it relate these many years later. In response to this slaughter, it brought up a feminist movement, of these mothers in protest. Feminist theory has so many layers and is so very much complex, yet this protest brought power to mothers, and women for the future.¬†Throughout this whole chapter I was surprised about the treatment of women, girls and young people in Latin America.

Oh, the United States, thinking they are so powerful, always.

The war on drugs will never be won. Either states need to somehow decriminalize or legalize the ‘process’ of drugs, or need to stop investing billions of dollars into the drug war. As I mentioned earlier about technology and finding new ways to enhance technology, creating a war on drugs is exactly what drug producers want because it offers them new resources to evade the government, and still somehow find ways the get drugs to their destination.

Critical question…DO you think the treatment of women and children is an issue of cultural appropriation or Spanish identity?

Critical question…Do you agree or disagree with my statement that the war on drugs will never be won?

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