While focusing on the images for my site, I decided to find photos related specifically to industrial/agricultural trafficking and consumer culture. I wanted the photo of the bar scan prisoner because it reflects the practice of modern slavery as well as consumers trapped in a culture where they rely on such practices. I chose excerpts that I thought expressed my passion for the elimination of human trafficking and political corruption. While they are only small pieces, they speak very loudly. Also, I chose to keep excerpts and reflections on the home page and categorizing them.
“When the legislative branch is rid of corruption, they may finally propose and pass anti-corruption laws and eventually cut ties to all corporations. When the corporations responsible for trafficking are seized of profit, their business will eventually fail.”
“…the times where the perpetrators are actually convicted are not always given enough coverage to change those stereotypes. Media exposure gives many people perceptions of the rest of the world, and it may be the only perceptions they receive.”
This semester I wrote from my perspective of many issues, regardless of what the texts may have concluded. I was not afraid to disagree with many sources who appeared to be credible and gave examples to back up my arguments. My writing also included Continue reading “My Writing This Semester”
After spending most of my free time with both playing music and following politics, I came to this Political Science course with enough knowledge to discuss with my peers. I was very comfortable sharing my thoughts and opinions despite wanting to hear others more often than me. When we were told to choose a topic to study and learn about for the rest of the semester, I found it difficult to find a balance of my current knowledge, how much more I could learn, and how many people are going to be in that group. Continue reading “Concluding What May Have Been Obvious”
“Contractors from the United Arab Emirates travel to surrounding countries and find working age men to move to Dubai with a fee of $2000 that they are told will be paid off within six months of work. When they arrive, they are stripped of their passports and work around 20 hours each day with much less pay than expected. The pay is so low that they are systematically forced to stay due the expensive process of going back to their homes.”
“Should we let our elected officials trade ethics for profit? Why let them benefit from our misfortune while they brush it off as just another casualty in a war with our liberty?”