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    Know Your Place

    Manipulation, corruption, and violence are the strings attached to all those in power and/or power-hungry. Jack, the young antagonist, is fully immersed into a calculating persona in which he desires power above all else. He constantly is treading the...

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  • I like how concise you are with your emotional connection towards books and/or reading in general. There are a few grammatical errors but overall clear; I would recommend some diversity in syntax. Furthermore, I would love to dive into the difference of opinions on reading and its positives as well as negatives that you briefly mentioned in your…Read More

  • I completely agree especially with your specified wording with your thesis “ prolonged involvement in the Middle East caused senseless death and pain that no longer promoted the success of the mission”. It is also respectfully stated. Not all the blame lies on one group or another but rather everyone no matter the country as a whole.

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    Backwards Benefit

    Humankind is inherently corrupt as one can interpret as a witness of this world’s wicked society containing people that choose to benefit themselves instead of the common good. Even in Catholicism, Adam and Eve, the first two humans, partook...

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    • I think you did a really great job at incorporating a more unknown piece of history in your blood. Most people are not aware of Grant’s corruption, but you exoplanet it very well and used pieces of evidence that further the explanation. I think that since you added a small section about the Bible you could either elaborate on it further or remove it.

    • This post portrays the exact problem with greed in the world today. “Money means power and power means more money which creates a never ending staircase of corruption…” This quote describes the exact reason why money is such an issue that can never go away. Everyone needs money in order to survive, but once money becomes the most important objective in your life, you lose sight of your morals and dignity as a human. The link posted below goes into depth of how money can change the way you think. I really enjoyed your thoughts within this post and hope to read more like this.

      https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_money_changes_the_way_you_think_and_feel

    • Corruption is inevitable when it comes into play because money always makes a financially-positive effect in one’s life.” I agree with your statement completely. I really like how you explain the chain effect of the money and power one gets, the more greedy one becomes. It just turns into bad circulation. Your example of President Ulysses S. Grant makes your statement even more compelling. https://www.ifac.org/knowledge-gateway/building-trust-ethics/discussion/when-corruption-becomes-way-life-and-what-do-about-it, an article relates to your topic with some extended context that might be helpful.

    • This article is refreshingly well written; however, I believe this problem lies very specifically to an extent within the United States. Nations crossed the world of course have problems with greed and corruption but your example lie specifically in the United States. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? One of our founding fathers stated the following about our government, “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” Other governments have taken different approaches at stifling greed and corruption. Examples of this occur within almost all communist revolultions at their beginings with the purging of corrupt elites and the rich. This of course deteriorates over time. Countries like Germany, France, and the UK are taking much different approaches to handling problems like this than the United States has.

    • Eliana, I really enjoyed your blog post and your analysis. Your historical examples were very informative and interesting as some of us probably did not know facts like that. Your examples like Homer Simpson also added another level of understanding as for most of us, we know who that is. In your first sentence you mentioned how instead of using money to benefitting the common good, people use money in selfish ways and for their own satisfaction. I think you could add some information or examples on how people could use their money for the common good to benefit society. In total, your blog was very well written and you did a really good job of summing up your main points that you wanted to get across to the reader at the end of your blog.

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