The site Wikileaks, founded by Julian Assange, has been cancelled many times. What is Wikileaks? “Wikileaks is a non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public….We publish material of ethical, political, and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices.” Thanks to information provided by Wikileaks the public is able to find out information that is not released by the media. Steven Aftergood disagrees, he believes that Wikileaks invades privacy and “has launched a sweeping attack not simly on corruption, but on secrecy itself.” In my opinion, people have a right to know what is occurring in the government of their country. Although I understand that sometimes it is beneficial to keep things hidden, there are times when people have a right to the information as well.
In the video “Teach Your Children” by Crosby Stills Nash Young, it starts out by portraying a poor Middle Eastern community. It features the American soldiers caring for young children by holding them, providing them with food and smiling down at them. At 44 seconds the video shows a father teaching his sons how to use a gun. It shows how societies cultures truly differ from one another. In America many young children are forbidden to play with toy guns yet in their culture, young children are taught how to use a real gun. The video continues to show how children in America play in playgrounds and swim in pools. The children in the Middle East are constantly exposed to violence. The video truly shows how American society differs from Middle Eastern cultures, values and expectations.