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scale of injustice

Stories of Injustice

scale of injustice

I guess the only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them.”
― Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

Injustice, in its various forms, has been around throughout the ages leaving a trail of victims in its wake. Stories of indigenous peoples driven out of their lands or a military man in the 1800s arbitrarily accused of being a spy are just a drop in the ocean of injustices that millions of people have suffered throughout the ages. But for those who have not experienced what it is like to have an absence of justice, the full extent of the problem may be difficult to grasp. For perspective and a glimpse into compelling stories of how it works, here are some of the best social justice films to watch.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets (2015)
This film touches on issues like racism, the Stand Your Ground law, and guns. It takes a look at the case of Michael Dunn, a white man who ended up killing black teen Jordan Russell Davis, after firing ten bullets into their car. The incident, which happened at a gas station, was triggered by the loud music the kids were playing. 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets offers a glimpse into the events and stories before, during, and after the incident.

India’s Daughter (2015)
“We know that we cannot do anything for our daughter but in the future such things should not happen – we should do something.” – Jyoti’s father
India’s Daughter is one of those documentary films that is hard to see but needed to be watched. The film is based on the story of the horrific and brutal gang-rape of Jyoti Singh. The victim was a 23-year-old medical student victim. She was raped and murdered inside a bus in Delhi. This film likewise examines the culture and factors that contribute, directly or indirectly, in perpetuating abuse against women.


Proof That History Repeat Itself

History is there to guide us so we don’t have to repeat the mistakes done in the past. It has full of warnings and life lessons we failed to heed. Reading history and remembering the dates is not the essence of it. You should understand everything in context and keep the valuable lessons it has to teach you.

Military Poor Decision Making

Great conquerors like Napoleon Bonaparte and Alexander the Great failed miserably when they made poor decisions. Their greatness was suddenly stripped from them when their armies can no longer fight a war. Napoleon marched to Russia despite the winter. His soldier gotten sick, most of them are incapable to fight. What really got him was the weather and his decision to pursue the war without considering his men. Adolf Hitler made the same mistakes. The ironic part is Adolf Hitler loved to read history books but didn’t exempt him from committing the mistake of the past. Despite his soldiers conditions due to the winter, he still pursued the Operation Barbarossa giving him a painful failure and the shame of losing a war.

Great Recession and Great Depression

Do you remember the great recession incident? Economist tried to analyze the situation and they found out that great recession and great depression have shown same symptoms. This is indeed a repeat in history. Both economic crashes were preceded by good economic state. There was economic prosperity. But as banks tried to take advantage of the economic condition, they tried to earn more profit by giving more loans to people. They invested to steady stocks that yields high profit but it had a sharp 45% decline which massively took out their investments.

Assassinations Of Great People

What do Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy have in common? They were both assassinated at the height of their career. what makes their comparison special is the details of their death. They were both shot on Friday and their killers were both captured in theaters. History repeats itself whenever great people gets the threat of being assassinated. What does history teach us? It teach us that no matter how great, kind, or powerful you are, you are not exempted from making enemies waiting to shoot you in the head.

The Plague

Hundred years ago there was Black Death, today we have AIDS. Black Death killed millions of people in Europe. It was caused by lack of sanitation. AIDS on the other hand is quite different it is transferred by body mucous which killed millions of people around the world. If you will compared which pandemic has the higher number killed, it would be AIDS.