We Are A Product Of Our Pasts

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The phrase “We are a product of our pasts” is not to imply the past is what determines the future; this phrase emphasizes the acknowledgement of how disparities emerge within the world through the examination of past human action. Within these examinations are the answers to how societies should refrain from regulating the modern world in order to promote the survival of the future. The most prominent result of human reluctance in acknowledging this examination of history has begun to take form in the world, and there is no foreseeable anecdote in place to relieve this cancerous consequence. Global warming induced climate change has begun to take its malignant hold on this planet, and it is initiating the thoroughness of its impending…show more content…
Though history can be a horrific enlightenment, through its critical examination new generations can find the blueprints for mobilizing urgent change; it simply takes courage to acknowledge an obligation in reshaping the modern world. The United States of America is obligated to aid the Republic of the Marshall Islands with climate change refuge and relief due to the destructive colonial past and modern imperial presence of the U.S. in the RMI. The American Colonial Past in the Republic of the Marshall Islands The biggest evidence towards the U.S. geopolitical obligations to the RMI is the fact that in the span of a decade, initiated in 1946, the U.S. tested around seventy nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands. Stuart Kirsch, professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and research collaborator at University of Cambridge, Manchester, and Yale, argues the significance of these nuclear tests in his journal (name of article). Kirsch calls upon examples of court cases where Marshallese fought for reparations from the global forces responsible for not only physical devastation but for the presumable inherent lack of culture in the Marshall Islands as a result of recourses lost to globalization. Through the examination of the 1987 Nuclear Claims Tribunal court cases in establishment of
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