I will make a change by identifying the problem, taking action, discouraging the ‘-isms, speaking out, and evaluating my own actions every day. Once I acknowledge that privilege and oppression exist, I can start combating the tower of violence, oppression, and privilege. I may not be a part of a widespread social movement, but every day I can be a part of the solution if I follow a few steps. First, I will identify the problem. I will see that it is a problem to laugh at racist jokes, and to take the sexist ads lightly. Also, I will see that it is a problem to be silent and not to speak up. Once I see what the issue is at hand, I can identify the favorable outcome of the situation or social issue. For example, if I see a sexist ad that is sexually objectifying women on
Have you ever wondered how some people enact change? Mother Jones protested for child labor laws. Melba integrated a white high school in order to get rid of racism. Nelson Mandela joined South Africa’s congress to help racism. They all persevered to enact change, but they took different approaches for their problems.
It is and always has been human nature to become defensive when an opinion that one is passionate about is challenged. Whether or not one turns these opinions into actions is a different story. Throughout history, the passion of mankind’s opinions have turned into conflicts, war, slavery, and one of the most devastating of all, genocide. In (date here) Russia was struggling. In addition to being a part of WW1, the low, hard working class of Russia were starving. In exchange for backbreaking labor in factories and farms they were being paid little to nothing. Despite doing most of the work that supported the government, their existence was hardly noticed and could merely be passed off as machines. The monarch government at the time did no work for their country, and remained rich simply for being royalty. Most of Russia knew what was going on but out of fear and knowledge that they could never do anything about it, remained quiet. The anger fueled by this unjust way of life led a group of men to retaliate, ending in a violent, bloody genocide known as the red terror. The murder of thousands of innocent people during the Red Terror may have been avoided through compromise instead of violence, but the long for change turned The Russian Revolution into the
Change is defined as “more or become different”. In order to move in the right path for the future you have to do something different. Leaders recognize this often, and this is why they call for change. In the words of Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr “change is essential to life; be willing to surrender what you are to what you can become“. Both Sojourner Truth and Abraham Lincoln had to take a chance to call people to action. Truth’s speech most effectively inspired people to action be being able to meet her audience, pathos, and logos.
Change does not come without action. The world is constantly changing. The will of mankind creates that change. Take into consideration the creation of The United States.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 set the country on a course that few other countries took in the 20th century. The shift from the direction of a democratic, parliamentary-style government to a one party communist rule was a drastic change that many did not and could not predict. Looking back on this key moment in Russian history, many historians ask the question ‘why did the political power in Russia shift to the Bolsheviks’? Since the revolution in 1905 Russia was becoming progressively more democratic, distributing power throughout the political sphere. This came to an abrupt halt when Vladimir Lenin was put into power by the Bolshevik takeover of the Provisional Government. Many authors have had different takes on this event. Two particularly interesting ones were Arthur Mendel and John D. Basil. Their pieces On Interpreting the Fate of Imperial Russia and Russia and the Bolshevik Revolution give various perspectives on the Russian Revolution and attempt to answer the question of the power shift. This key point in Russia’s history sets the tone for the next 100 years. Russia became a superpower, an enemy of the United States, started multiple wars directly and indirectly, and started using an economic system used by various countries around the world. Today we still see the effects of the 1917 Revolution. Looking at both Mendel’s and Basil’s attempt to answer why the power shifted to the Bolsheviks. Since both historian 's account of the events is different they cannot
Barack Obama said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” “Change” by Tupac Shakur talks about change is hard because people stereotype. Although, change is a difficult thing to do, one can change lifestyle if they wanted it to.
I believe that reaming consistent and determinant are key to obtaining change. For, example those who were marching with Mahatma Gandhi protesting the unjust Salt Laws were consistently marching protesting village after village. The outcome of the protesters consistently protesting village after village allowed for their following to expand from a small group to tens of thousands Indians protesting. Along with consistency, the size or population of protesters had an effect on the outcome of change being granted. Similar to Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr influenced a large amount of individual. They both created a large following of supporters demanding change peacefully.
On July 17th 1918 Nicholas II of Russia was gunned down by communist revolutionists along with his family. The New York Times first heard of this event July 21st, 1918 when they printed the article that “Ex-Czar of Russia Killed by Order of Ural Soviet.” The russian government had announced the death of Nicholas Romanoff on July 20th at the same time claiming that the former Empress and Alexis Romanoff, the heir, were in a place of security. The Russian government claimed that a counter-revolutionary conspiracy was discovered which lead them to make the decision to execute the former ruler. In the following days a rumor spread that Alexis Romanoff had died of exposure after his father 's death, the russian government denied this claiming that “The family of Nicholas Romanoff is safe in a Siberian monastery in Abalak.”
Trying to change the world is hard. Imagine trying to change someone’s opinion on something that has been their opinion for their entire life. People who do this are called social reformers. Some of the most famous social reformers were the abolitionists during the ending years of slavery just before the civil war. Not only was it frowned upon and considered unethical, but it was a crime to escort slaves away from their masters at that time. Think how much they believed in their cause as to break the law just to uphold their morals. You might wonder how they do this. There are a few qualities that can make this possible for people.
The revolution in Russia started spontaneously in February 1917 when the Bolsheviks leader Vladimir Lenin plotted to overthrow the government and take power. The Tsar in Russia Nicholas II was abdicated in March 1917 and the provisional committee of the Duma formed the provisional government. The “duel power” interrupted the government authority and the soviets were in control. Now the provisional government decided to continue with the war because western allies were needed. That was a mistake along other major mistakes such as putting off the promised reforms which of course did upset the peasants and the government also postponed the election. After the fail of the February revolution Lenin returned to Russia in April and he released his new thesis that stated that the Bolsheviks supports the Soviets. With the Bolsheviks representing only 10% Lenin attempt to advocate a break with the provisional government failed. The July days between the 3rd and the 6th
You 're fooling yourself if you think that your action really affects anything in the universe. As much as we like to think of ourselves as movers and shakers of the world, in the final analysis, nothing we do really affects the unfolding of destiny. Oprah, Richard Branson or Steve Jobs worked hard but that 's not what made them compelling. They became influencers because they were passionate about what they did and had the courage of their convictions. True heights are not achieved by clawing and struggling to beat the odds but by boldly aligning with destiny.
Changing the World starts with you. Motivational philosopher, Jay Shetty, explains that in order to see a change in the world we have to focus inward; away from blame and hatred and towards self-betterment. Every individual knows that there are things in the world that we need to change. We live in a sophisticated society with opposing priorities, opinions and messages. I believe that world lacks love and empathy. In today’s worlds every individual is concerned about themselves and that’s it. I agree with Jay that we all need to take a second to analyze what we are doing. We are innovating everything around us but ruining everything within us. Indeed technology is making hard tasks much easier however at the same time it’s making simple