What Does Patriotism Mean to Me?

Red, white and blue are the colors of the United States flag. They always has been—even back in 1861 when the south separated themselves from the North. Being patriot is not ignoring the past and accepting it for what it was—good or bad. The confederate flag is a great example of trying to forget or change the past. It is known to have many different meanings. The confederate flag was a battle flag. What do you see when you look at the flag? Racism? White supremacy? Hatred? Look at it again. What do you really see? You see red, white, and blue, 13 stars, and a blue cross. There are a total o ...

Wait, NO WIFI?!!

Okay, admit it. Have you ever felt like dying when your wifi was not working?Honestly...we all have. Imagine this, when you walk into a crowded restaurant and you scan around the rowdy environment, what do you notice? Do you see families sitting together, with the young teenagers using their cell phones and the little three year olds holding an ipad in their hands, watching the screen intently? This is what our world has come to, a world where our lives revolve around these devices. Technology distracts us from reality, causing one to constantly live in a fantasy world filled with Youtube, Fa ...

A World of No

We are faced with a world of “no’s.” We are given a life to live, a standing in which our family will remain, and a job to do so that we may repay the debts which we acquired in order to gain this position. “No, you can’t achieve your dreams.” “No, your money belongs to the government.” “No, you are not secure.” This “dog eat dog” world has no room for the weak or the underprivileged. Those dogs will be eaten in a heartbeat. We consume the resources of the world, giving back being only an afterthought. We kill, simply for our beliefs, or simply out of greed. People, families, nations die, and ...

Colonialism at Its Highest

Colonialism is defined as the policy or practice of acquiring full control of over another country and exploiting it economically. You say it is beneficial, and can result to great economy of the country. But I say it’s not. Has your country ever been colonized? Have you ever questioned yourself what good could colonizing do if your country is the one being colonized? Sure, new technology, schools, and even contact to other places are provided, but lost within it is also the country we’ve once known. Look at India, for example. British involvement of Indian subcontinent began early 17th cen ...

Car Insurance Rates

This semester of composition in my opinion has been all about verbalizing your belief, and expressing what you believe in an array of different writing styles. Writing is an interesting concept. A variety of different things can be said in a variety of different ways to portray numerous messages. Anyway, this is an opinionated essay, meaning I had to have standpoints on both points of my topic of choice. I began wanting to write about the illuminati, I topic that interests me greatly, however upon speaking with my professor she said “Why not do it on car insurance,” and something clicked. I h ...

Truth Between Good and Evil

In society, there will always be two sides: the good and the evil. But society believes that the two opposing forces will always produce a delicate balance between each other. However, in reality, they create very different responses. If a person does something that is considered "evil" according to society, he or she is punished for their crimes and gain a reputation of infamy in society. These people are considered to be the scum of humanity, symbolizing the selfishness, evil, and hatred of humanity. People who are disgusted at the fact that this criminal had done something wrong should also ...

Animal Cruelty Is Wrong

Animal abuse is an important topic in our society as it is all around us. Most people don't have the responsibility of taking care of a pet mostly because they ‘ve never have.in mostly all countrys theres a law prohibates animal abuse including indiana. Animal abuse is not right because it can cause the pet to be more aggressive towards people and cause more cases to be settlesettled. one thousand dogs/cats die every day of either getting shot, run over, or beaten to death. when a pet is beaten it winces and cries which is a sign that they want you to stop.reported by dosomething.com,” 50% o ...

Capital Punishments. It's Wrong!

Capital punishments are murderous. What are capital punishments? A capital punishment is a death penalty. This means the person that committed the crime, gets “put to sleep.” If murders are bad, then why are there capital punishments? The only difference is that the people that are enforcing the law have a legal right, but criminals don’t. Why should a random authority figure be allowed to “kill” someone when a normal person isn't allowed to kill another person. It is wrong. Very wrong. Capital punishments are irreparable crimes even though that’s not what the government calls them. Even thou ...

Solving World Problems – Shaken Not Stirred With A Hint Of Lime

It helps to feel less insane when one is not alone; then more people are insane and that might actually make the minority of people who are supposedly sane, insane for being sane... Moving on here is a random collection of "what if" pondering solutions to today's problems. Problem: Overpopulation Solution: Parallel Worlds Due to the increasing technology in the fields of medicine and bioengineering for mass food production(among other sciences), the average life span of the average individual is steadily increasing. The new fountain of youth is now even believed to be cloning and biogenetic ...

Strictly Education

“Four of the six toilets do not work. The toilet stalls, which are eaten away by red and brown corrosion, have no doors. The toilets have no seats. One has a rotted wooden stump. There are no paper towels and no soap. Near the door there is a loop of wire with an empty toilet-paper roll;” these are conditions you may face at a poor school where students deserve affirmative action (Kozol 6). Affirmative action is a government policy that attempts to weaken racism by giving minorities extra points on college applications. It has caused many mixed feelings and opinions to be held by those affecte ...