May 24, 2012
Museum Write-up

Antonio Kim- Alternate museum write up

         The individuals that have made these decisions are by their nature. No matter how you see it they did not have that abnormal of childhood where they could’ve made such decisions to kill 11 million people just because they don’t like them. Their violent nature and hunger for power gives them a reason to think they’re superior over other races and start either genocide, or a holocaust such as Hitler.

           I think intolerance comes from both Nature and Nurture. Their nature of being self-conceited or too confident gives them reasons of thinking that they’re the best, can’t wait for anyone else, and they would also think that there is no one superior to themselves. I say that it also comes from Nurture because by the way they are raised gives them the nature they get from this. By getting taught as they grow up that Blacks are wrong, or Jewish are wrong makes a mark in their mind to think that they’re the bad ones and they need to be eliminated.

         Tolerance and Empathy also comes from the same roots. It just depends how they view the life. Tolerance of a person’s nature can possibly give them a someone like Martin Luther, Mother Teresa, or Rosa Parks. Someone who were able to keep their head up, no matter who they are and took care of their people like a justified leader. From the way they are raised also affect this topic. If their parents told them that they need to respect people, and take care of them, their mind would have a mark saying, be nice, take care of these people like it’s your own family and treat them the way you want to be treated. As I gave examples above and where it originated they might be a whole 2 opposite things, but they will start from the same, just depends on which way a person takes, or which decision they make throughout their course of life.

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May 24, 2012
Current Events

Antonio Kim-Current event #2

In Pakistan recently was an arrested Doctor who was confirmed to help Al Qaeda and Osama Binladin on his wounds and diseases. He was sentenced to 33 years of prison causing people to think that he made treason, but American officials saw it as patriotic and heroic for he has saved many American and Pakistani lives too. Obama tried to defend him and the GOP official King said this was something that the decision made wasn’t very just, and did not seem fair at all. People want him out of Prison as currently of now for they don’t see any crime from him at all.

This relates to intolerance in the way where people got impatient over something that’s been over for many months now and put an innocent doctor in prison for 33 years. He is actually even suspected not even helping but just doing DNA testing on Bin Ladin and the Al Qaeda members.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/23/gop-rep-king-says-obama-officials-disclosed-identity-jailed-pakistani-doctor/

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May 24, 2012
Genocide and Racism Research Papers

South Korean Genocide- Antonio Kim

Back when Japanese had great power, they took over many countries including South Korea. While under Japanese rule many nationalists, citizens, and leaders died in severe torture, or execution.

Japanese occupied Korean around the 1915-50s. In this time Koreans were forced to respect the Japanese culture, and learn their language like it’s their own. Even though the resistance existed it didn’t have greater effect until the later part of the genocide.

One of the only reasons the resistance started to work was the horror Japanese were bringing over to the Koreans. People getting poured with spicy spice stained water in their nose, shot, raped, and just other things that you can’t possibly imagine. This case was something that Koreans thought it would never end and my grandmother told me a story.

She was still a child when this happened. She was forced to learn Japanese and if she even said one thing about her country her life would be threatened. Her friends were caught by the Japanese time to time, and Japanese students and people came over to Korea and was treated like they were the top class citizens. Tortures were happening everywhere. People crying, losing their family members, friends, and neighbors all around the place. It was something that she couldn’t bear to watch and was glad to survive. She’d always tell me that if she didn’t survive at the time, she would be very sad for she wouldn’t be able to live a life like this to tell her grandchildren stories of the horrifying moments of her life.

They were able to successfully drive Japan out of the country, but more problems came. This was still in the midst of cold war, and USSR came to try convincing Korea to be communist. UN suspecting this sent the US to save what’s left of Korea to be democratic. North Korea agreed to become communist and Russians started to push down on the 38th parallel endangering the extinction of South Korea. U.S. was able to come in time while they were occupied and pushed down to Busan which is a seaport town on the south east side of Korea. As U.S. came along they were able to push the Russians and North Koreans all the way up to their extinction. But when reinforcements came along, and U.S. got pushed back onto the 38th parallel, they agreed to divide the country causing one to me communist, and one to be democratic. This event called the Korean War lasted 6 years killing many Koreans. It’s casualty rate wasn’t even close to the civil war, but it was like something like that once again happening in another country.

http://www.enotes.com/japan-reference/japan

Grandma!

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May 24, 2012
Genocide and Racism Research Papers

South Korean Genocide- Antonio Kim

Back when Japanese had great power, they took over many countries including South Korea. While under Japanese rule many nationalists, citizens, and leaders died in severe torture, or execution.

Japanese occupied Korean around the 1915-50s. In this time Koreans were forced to respect the Japanese culture, and learn their language like it’s their own. Even though the resistance existed it didn’t have greater effect until the later part of the genocide.

One of the only reasons the resistance started to work was the horror Japanese were bringing over to the Koreans. People getting poured with spicy spice stained water in their nose, shot, raped, and just other things that you can’t possibly imagine. This case was something that Koreans thought it would never end and my grandmother told me a story.

She was still a child when this happened. She was forced to learn Japanese and if she even said one thing about her country her life would be threatened. Her friends were caught by the Japanese time to time, and Japanese students and people came over to Korea and was treated like they were the top class citizens. Tortures were happening everywhere. People crying, losing their family members, friends, and neighbors all around the place. It was something that she couldn’t bear to watch and was glad to survive. She’d always tell me that if she didn’t survive at the time, she would be very sad for she wouldn’t be able to live a life like this to tell her grandchildren stories of the horrifying moments of her life.

They were able to successfully drive Japan out of the country, but more problems came. This was still in the midst of cold war, and USSR came to try convincing Korea to be communist. UN suspecting this sent the US to save what’s left of Korea to be democratic. North Korea agreed to become communist and Russians started to push down on the 38th parallel endangering the extinction of South Korea. U.S. was able to come in time while they were occupied and pushed down to Busan which is a seaport town on the south east side of Korea. As U.S. came along they were able to push the Russians and North Koreans all the way up to their extinction. But when reinforcements came along, and U.S. got pushed back onto the 38th parallel, they agreed to divide the country causing one to me communist, and one to be democratic. This event called the Korean War lasted 6 years killing many Koreans. It’s casualty rate wasn’t even close to the civil war, but it was like something like that once again happening in another country.

http://www.enotes.com/japan-reference/japan

Grandma!

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May 24, 2012
Genocide and Racism Research Papers

Apartheid Research paper- Antonio Kim

First of all, what is Apartheid?

Apartheid: (in South Africa) A policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.

There were probably many cases of things like this, but the biggest case of racism and discrimination was against the South Africans.

While Nelson Mandela was trying hardest to fight against the discrimination of South Africans, these cases of discrimination did not help him at all. Even though he was prisoned for 6 years for practically doing well, Nelson Mandela struggled to free South Africa of Apartheid. As people get murdered, raped, and looked down upon for this case no one really decided to start caring until they started acknowledging Nelson Mandela.

South Africa was dominated by the Dutch and English during the age of imperialism. Dutch getting dominated by English decided to settle a new colony away from the English colonies. Strangely where the Dutch settled sparkled with diamond which caught the attention of English starting the war known as Boer War. While this was happening Africans started to gain some power in government since both Dutch and English were wearing themselves out in the war. Afraid of getting ran over English and Dutch decided on an armistice and started to attack South Africa, and this was known as “Grand Apartheid Execution.”

“In 1953, the Public Safety Act and the Criminal Law Amendment Act were passed, which empowered the government to declare stringent states of emergency and increased penalties for protesting against or supporting the repeal of a law. The penalties included fines, imprisonment and whippings. In 1960, a large group of blacks in Sharpeville refused to carry their passes; the government declared a state of emergency. The emergency lasted for 156 days, leaving 69 people dead and 187 people wounded. Wielding the Public Safety Act and the Criminal Law Amendment Act, the white regime had no intention of changing the unjust laws of apartheid.”

This caused protests and riots throughout South Africa. No matter how severe the case was they still did not stop the Apartheid which caused even more aggression throughout the country. Apartheid was practically made for Whites in Africa to get better treatment than Blacks even though the Black’s population was about 4 xs bigger than Whites.

It did not matter who you were if you still went against Apartheid you would be imprisoned, killed, or possibly just exiled. Like Nelson Mandela. Because he was such a big figure they weren’t able to do much to Nelson except prison him. The History of Apartheid rests for many years, and is still there in some areas of Africa.

Discrimination never stops and the people will never stop to discriminate people for their skin color until we reach a point of utopianism where everyone is considered to live in perfect harmony and community.

www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~cale/cs201/apartheid.hist.html

itisapartheid.org/

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May 24, 2012
Movie Reviews

Paper Clip- Antonio Kim

         People in Whitwell, Tennessee decides to learn about the holocaust. In the small town of Whitwell the middle school starts a project called paper clip that gathers paper clips for every person that died under Hitler’s reign. As project starts they go off to a good start where they gather around 100 thousand paperclips. That stops eventually although, but as news companies come to help, and they start getting support from people, project becomes more well-known and at the end they get about 24 million paperclips. With 24 million paperclips their next stop was to find a railcar from that century that trapped all the people who went to the death camps and such. After finding the railcar they decide to make a monument out of the railcar. After filling in the rail car with about 11 million paperclips they start the tours, and finish the project. The project becomes a well-known tour place, and students are the tour guides that do the whole tour for they know the project better than anyone.

         My favorite scene was probably when Tom Bosley read that touching letter about his paperclip and why he is sending it over to the project. He wants them to remember him by his paperclip and feel about a live paperclip that survived throughout all those years.

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May 22, 2012
two ears, one mouth: Journal Post #3

No, this is correct. Many people seem to decide certain things on their interests and find things that only match their interests. Egoism can bring some good for there are people that had interests in things such as no racism and that’s where he/she forced their interests to spread it. Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela is a good example of good egoism and Stalin is one of the bad ones. Give several examples of what we’ve studied this year of how egoism has brought good into the world and also brought bad. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” -Rosa Parks Her position would fall more in the lines of  altruism. altruism: the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotion to the welfare of others What do you think Rosa Parks means in her quote above? (Explain with DEPTH and DETAIL) she means that you don’t always need to be a follower. Being a model for someone that you can lead is a way of becoming a leader in a country. People who have succeeded in political and business are the ones who had egoism in good ways and a little bit of altutrism to the point where people respected him/her. This ties in because when you have too much egoism in one bad point alturism is not possible for you cant value your interests so much that you can benefit people but harm them. It is important to live as a role model because the world always needs one. People have interests in bad people and dictators for there are no good influence in the world for them to follow. These people only come up so very rarely that world is becoming corrupted. Yes, because as I said the world always needs one. Being a role model of someone or a group of people shows to give effect on a large radius that people start thinking what’s bad and wrong. So living in the way where people look at you like role model is something successful.

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egoism: the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one’s personal interest; selfishness

  • Most humans seem to fit the theory of egoism (see above). Is this wrong? Why or why not?
  • Give several examples of what we’ve studied this year of how egoism has brought good into the world and…

May 9, 2012
Current Events

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/08/world/africa/libya-violence/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

This article was about Ex-rebels attacking the Libiyan Prime Minister about pay- problems. I say that a country should provide their citizens what they have promised if they made that promise. Even though a person died in the clash, this was something the prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Kib could’ve done to stop because if he just agreed with what the rebels have asked for he could’ve stopped the whole thing. I think the resolution to something like this is making empty promises won’t work anymore, they got to take action and make changes in their country and care about the citizens before anything since they’re what makes up a whole country.

-Antonio Kim

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May 6, 2012
two ears, one mouth: Journal Post #2

  Because of people being so impatient and having a bad view of life, this causes them to have evil thoughts and things. Intolerance began when the roots of greed started and other bad things. It exists because this world can never be perfect. Without intolerance Utopianism can be completed, but it exists so it can’t. Hitler’s refusal to listen to the other countries might be one of the examples, but Stalin and other dictators also show intolerance. I also think that depending on the type of government in a country, and country’s economy differs a person’s tolerance level. If in a poor country where it’s totalitarian or communism tolerance level shall be high. But if it was somewhere like U.S.A. people would have great intolerance making fights and quarrels everywhere. This is the end of my response.

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Tolerance: a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry.

  • Why is tolerance such a difficult value for most people to have?
  • Why do you think intolerance has existed since the…

May 3, 2012
two ears, one mouth: Journal Post #1

I think this thing of violence in congo came about when people became greedy for natural resources everywhere. Civilians were effected all over the place being killed, raped, abducted, and other horrible things. My reaction to the video was like everyone else’s. Sorrow, pain, and thinking why in the world they would ever do that to perfect human beings and turn them into monsters. I’ve learned from Mr. Wood that there are things in life you have to reference back into those days, and use knowledge from their times to live our lives accordingly. Living without the knowledge of what is happening around you and in the world wouldn’t just feel right. This will somewhat change my life, and this is a quote I want to share with people.

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