The crimes in America have completely spiraled out of control. America has lost its way dealing with all the criminal activity that has taken part in its destruction. America has dealt with the violence and drugs mixed with other criminal activity for many years. The United States government has been troubled by crimes that range from shoplifting to homicide. America has been under debate about the crime of these 50 states, but no action has yet been taken to prevent the spread of dangerous crimes has put many people in body bags and prison.
The United States has had an immense decline in morals and values, as well as in public health. Not only that, but it is competing with alarmingly high unemployment, much like ancient Rome was. The United States is defiantly not as stable as it may seem. As a result, it will fall.
Many of Americans today do not take the time to realize that our nation is little by little falling apart. Our leaders are corrupt, our environment is being destroyed, and there are thousands of children being born each day. The three major social problems facing the American citizens in the 21st century are births to unmarried woman, being able to trust or government and or leaders, and lastly destroying the environment.
Wes Moore could be in jail if it wasn’t for some of the sacrifices that other people made for him and Wes Moore could be out of jail if he would have made some of these decisions. This essay will determine what the Wes Moore’s had in common and how they were different and how they had such different paths this is mainly because of the similarities and differences between their education and family relationship.
The book The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, is a story of loss, regret and childhood innocence. These ideas are reinforced by the iconic lines, “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.” This idea of how temperamental and volatile life is, is shown through the slow blurring of good and bad within the wes’. This book shows that a person’s entire outlook and trajectory in life can be changed with a few small decisions.
In chapter three section two of “The other Wes Moore”, the author is connecting with the ‘other’ Wes in prison. The ’Author’ Wes is faced with evidence that some children were forced to become adults prematurely. ‘Author’ Wes recognizes the tragedy of these men's situations “I sat back, allowing Wes's words to sink in. Then I responded, "I guess it's hard sometimes to distinguish between second chances and last chances.”(Moore, 67) It is easy to get caught up thinking how changing our past could have influenced our future. Personally, I can think of multiple situations that if would have gone differently would have profoundly changed my future. This is scary to think about and Wes faced the reality
Education gives common people the means to turning dreams into reality. Education allows common people to open up their minds to various possibilities, that will arise from becoming educated. But, yet there are times where our education systems do not uphold student/learners to a high norm. Although, problems with education systems rarely occur, inadequate performance in school can be feasible if there are issues within the child’s household. Nonetheless, students who face inconsistent dilemmas, fail since they attempt to solve both problems.
One take away that struck me is about the impact that family members, friends, and other influential people can have on one’s life. The Wes Moore who wrote the book (The Author) had a mother who did everything she could do to help him succeed. She sent him to military school, causing him to meet inspirational people and become more responsible and mature as a result, and she bought him books that led him to love reading. The Wes Moore who currently lives in prison (The Criminal), on the other hand, had an older brother (Tony) who sold drugs and taught terrible lessons, such as the one about pride. Additionally, his mother did not do much to stop him from becoming like Tony (based on what I read in the book). Another take away involved
In the book The Other Wes Moore, one boy who shared the same name as another, who beared the same marks of a rough and racially uncultured childhood, who both had tragic losses in their families, investigate how they somehow ended up on completely different paths. Wes Moore, who starts in a rough neighborhood, grows up to be a distinguished and credible figure for politics and military leadership, being a college graduate from Harvard, a special assistant to the Secretary of State for a year, and also earning the right to be the first african-american to be awarded the Rhodes Scholarship. The other Wes Moore, who lived mere blocks away, grew up in the same rough neighborhood, but over his years he was incarcerated and jailed numerous times, his most extreme accusation having been attempted murder.
The United States at the end of the 19th century was a breeding ground for big business and the strong connection it achieved with the government. At this point the wealthy has monopolized the country and the government has stepped aside corrupting the foundation in which it was meant for the people.
All in all, we are a country that is falling from grace. We have lost sight of what we were and are not on the right track to fix it. We need to stop and take a good long look at ourselves in the mirror. We need to find a way to get back to what we were when we started out. And most importantly, we need to stop putting our individual needs in front of our country's
Moore, the author, states that Tony is persistent that his younger brother, Wes, is not following his example of being a drug addict, but instead is staying in school and out of trouble. Still, Tony and Mary’s attempts fail to prevent Moore from doing drugs. Rather than taking Tony’s advice, Wes chooses to follow and copy his older brother, Tony, and both of them ultimately end up being sent to prison for the same
America, in 2015, is a dystopia for many. Our country has begun to throw away the very values and principles its foundation was built on. Yet, some fail to see the problem and still claim this is the land of the free, home of the brave. How can it be the land of the free when African Americans are shot down in the streets by police every day, with little to no consequences for the killers? When incarceration rates in the US are higher than that of any other country, and minor drug offenders can serve sentences of up to 20 years? We spend more on funding prisons and the military, than we do on improving education. In Maryland, the state government passed a bill to fund juvenile prisons, worth millions of dollars, but did not pass one to fund
Another problem with our politics is that nobody cares anymore about the bad things that are happening. Carine Fabius said "... We sit around scratching our bewildered heads at the debilitating social ills now unraveling the fabric of this nation, wondering how can this be?" The people in our politics do not pay attention to what is going on around them and they are acting like nothing is
The society in which Americans live in today, is in certain aspects far more complex than it ever was for our ancestors. This new complexity is seen on both a micro and macro level and everything that falls in between. Perhaps American society is inherently more complex due to the fact that most if not every societal problem that is encountered, tends to gear towards a political nature in the method of solving. It seems that Americans no longer abide by the do it yourself mentality, and as times goes by we as a people look to the government leaders to solve our problems when they are beyond our capabilities, not realizing that in doing so we also bestow the power upon them to make decisions for society as a whole. When you have an issue