American Terrorism Environment Style Analysis

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Terrorism, a very prevalent topic in today’s society can be viewed in many different sectors, depending on the actions taken by terrorist organizations. American Terrorism, Environment Style, written by Doug Bandow, predominantly deliberates about the acts/ views of eco-terrorism. With close alliance to the title, the opening statement, “Terrorists are loose in America- eco- terrorists (cite), expresses the emergence of eco- terrorism. Eco-terrorism, according to the Federal Bureau, “is the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against people or property by an environmentally oriented subnational group for environmental political reasons or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature” (cite).The attacks…show more content…
never had biological warfare. However, the two eco-terrorist groups, Environmental Liberation Front (ELF) and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) have created damages worth up to 45 million dollars, from incidents that date back to the 1996. ELF and ALF used arson, which started to kill people as well as destroy property (cite). With no discouragement to the eco-saboteurs, eco-terrorism on the rise is going to start killing people and destroying property. Humans, are part of one earth-network (ecosystem) along with plants, animals and inanimate objects. The intention to kill a nonliving object, like an SUV, eco-terrorist have begun to kill parts of earth’s eco-system. In the end, eco-terrorist are doing what they did not intend to do. Doug Bandow, a consequentialist philosopher, believes that having a good-outcome is caused because of a good- action and vice versa, bad-outcomes have bad- actions. Doug talks about the ALEC and how there is no fine- line between judging actions that are good or actions that are bad. Under a valid argument, of a conditional argument (modus ponens), it can be concluded that, If ALEC conducted laws against eco-terrorism, then there will be a decrease of crimes. ALEC conducted laws against eco- terrorism. Therefore, there is a decrease of eco-terrorism acts. As a character Doug Bandow can be seen as
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