I believe this topic isn't touched on very often. This topic is very significant actually. If it weren't for the pacifist or objectors not many people would of stood up for what they believe in. specifically in that case which was in peaceful methods. In society today I'm happy to say that we all as citizens or non citizens stand up for what we believe in, It may be for gay rights or immigration. We may not always be the winners in the battle but it only takes one person to stand up and others will follow for what they believe in also. I really liked this topic, the fact that they had not choice but to go to war wasn't so fair for everyone but i believe that would happen anyway if we were to go to war as well. A lot of teens now an days believe in violence and actually would like to war but possible because they aren't the ones being forced to do so. When we think of this subject a lot of people don't know the whole story or the specific details. There was plenty of teenagers during WW2 that already had their lives planned out but had to throw it away to "save" their country. As if violence even helped solve the problem. Well overall I believe us as students should be grateful we parent at war and should really begin to appreciate what they have and are living for.
Immigration reform: Not even hunger strikes will move GOP,Dana Milbank: Maybe Republican leaders would pay attention to immigration activists if they were on a real hunger strike, and if people were dying out here, in view of the speaker’s balcony of the Capitol.
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In this website it shows immigrants fasting to get the governments attention about the immigration reforms. Out of other methods to get their attention they chose this one. They're objection against taking down the reform and are using peaceful methods to do so. This relates very well to conscientious objectors and pacifism. Also by doing this they're referring to the fasting issue in many country's were they are low on food. "They’re planning to leave town for Christmas break at the end of the week (they returned last week from Thanksgiving recess) and House Speaker John Boehner didn’t respond to the two letters the fasting activists delivered to him requesting a meeting." They made progress and were determined to change things for the better and didn't have to refer to other methods.
To me this quote is saying, why should we as humans have to be forced to go to war and do the dirty for this so called "freedom". By going to war the government is basically using us by doing their work for them, and its not the good kind of work. Violence such as killing should never be an option. Because the issue would never really be solved. PLENTY of unarmed civilians and soldiers lives would be lost forever, and just because they thought they were doing the right thing. A man is willing to die for someone but not kill because of someone. I'm not saying this was a bad choice but just saying what this meant to me.
Parihaka was a maori community in Taranaki that practiced pacifism. This occurred because more and more people were beginning to go against the violence. Men where selected by ballot of course they're not all of them that were chosen did not want to go. Possibly because of their children, wife's, or perhaps they already have their whole lives built for them and simply don't want to basically wait in line to get killed instead of becoming successful as they'd wish, or possibly because they were against war as well as others.
This website i used to research was very informative in many ways. Although it only gave one opinion on it and wasn't biased It had a lot of very strong statements. Also many referents to other links, images, story's and anything you really needed. If you needed to you could of clicked on similar topics and resources they had for you to see there. I would say this website was completely helpful.
Pacifists and Christian socialists opposed the war on moral or religious grounds.
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Pacifists did not want war, they believed in other peaceful methods. The socialists came up with ways to get out of war by there religion. As the objectors just simply refused to go so escaped from the draft and went in hiding until they would stop looking for them. If they got caught they would have to face the consequences and get thrown in jail for who knows how long.
If you're looking for a right tactical, informative website for a assignment this is a perfect website. It comes with many choices of tabs, enough to get the whole idea on the "Pacifist Objection" topic. Six pages of biased information on the topic, which gives the idea on both sides other than just pacifism. Links, images, and also related topics are included if you also needed them as well. This website was very useful to me, I really got plenty information out of it.
Conscientious Objector- a person who for reason of conscientious objects to serving in the armed forces.
- Conscientious objectors faced the consequences when they refused to respect the draft for WW2.
Pacifism- the belief that any violence, including war, is unjustifiable under any circumstances, and that all disputes should be settles by peaceful means.
- Pacifist all around the world were on strike against war and refused to use violent tactics.
Socialism- a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole community.
- Socialism cannot be built out of nothing
Biased- unfairly prejudiced for or against someone or something.
- The newspaper article was severely biased.
Ostracize- exclude (someone) from society or group.
- I've officially have gotten ostracized out of my group of friends.
Draft- compulsory recruitment for military service.
- He did not respect the draft.
Unassailable- unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated.
- No one could ever believe the dentist was arrested because his reputation was unassailable.
Moral- concern with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.
Supporters celebrated the overturning of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, as opponents condemned the decision as an infringement on states’ rights.
Giovanna Gomez's insight:
This website is about the victory of gay rights and supporters in Virginia. It shows many different opinions that other people have towards this concept. I believe this fits in with pacifism because they are not being violent about what they believe in they are simply striking and stating what they believe should be. By going to court and standing up for their rights they should have is a good way to do so. “We have arrived upon another moment in history when We the People becomes more inclusive, and our freedom more perfect,” wrote Judge Arenda L. She obviously believes and is also trying to help them have their rights as well as others. Words can be as strong as anything else, no violence is necessary so that is why i believe this subject fit in with pacifism.
This image presents one of the many methods the pacifists used to show their negativity towards war and violence. By standing outside and holding these signs show respect towards the drafted soldiers that refused to go but are forced to. Pacifism is generally considered to be a morally unassailable position to take with respect to human violence. People that practiced pacifism and were dedicated would strike in all kinds of weather and stay as long as it took. They would do anything to their ability to have their voices be heard without causing destruction and/or violence.
Taking a stand against the popular war could mean being ostracized by society, friends and even family. Because of being a peaceful person people would want to kill you. Conscientious objectors were willing to sacrifice themselves but not to kill anyone. 35 to 60 million people lost their lives, that wasn't solving any problems for them. That is what the pacifists saw.
In my opinion I didn't think this website would of been this informative or useful, but a good thing i liked about it was that they related real world information that happened during this war with books that people wrote on them. of course there was different opinions and views but that's what made it biased. All the books they related to the topic was there to see and had links to them if you wanted to read them as well. This website contained links with personal views, timeline and also talk back so you can actually discuss the specific topic with other people and share what your opinion was on it. As you can see this website is recommended.
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