Bumper Stickers

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For the longest time, people believed that Earth was the center of the universe and that the sun revolves around the Earth. America seems to have the viewpoint that they are the center of the universe and life expanding. The bumper sticker above refers to the Middle East and American involvement to “keep peace” in that area. However it seems that the United States enjoys “keeping peace” countries that have large supplies of oil.

Now, I am not here to argue the facts of the case or its right and wrong, but the ideas proposed by this bumper sticker influences the general public. If the sticker becomes popular in America and people start to see it everywhere, the peer pressure would allow U.S. citizens to think violence is okay if acquiring petroleum is possible. Further, considering the location of the war was in the Middle East, it would encourage racism. A similar situation occurred with Brexit. After Great Britain voted to leave the European union, hate crimes against muslims spiked.

The same occurs when a popular slogan, such as the one above, gains popularity. This one in particular is in support of United States military intervention in the Middle East while also implying that America is only there to take the oil from the oil-rich regions of the Middle East.

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Schemas

 

statue-of-libertyHere stands a living, breathing aspect of the American dream. A large testimate to the symbolic freedom that our forefathers dreamed for this country over two and one half centuries ago. The Statue of Liberty is our symbol  of the free in our country, our symbol of choice of our people, and our symbol of promise for the American way. A promise to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Everyone is welcome in the United States, and it seems today that American citizens forget this. The Statue is a symbol for immigrants and it welcomes those who seek refuge. The United States is a country of immigrants and it always has been. It is the melting pot of the world. The torch glows in favour of the United States of America, stands
on Liberty Island in solitude, reaching out to they who seek freedom, and freedom seeking to reach out to them.  The statue may be only a statue, but without it, America still stands for the rights it was built on two and one half centuries ago.

Apple.

Everyone knows the symbol. Everyone knows the company. Everyone knows their products are overpriced. But why is it that everyone keeps buying their products even though they are nearly twice as expensive as their competitors? Because people know the company. People have seen the advertisements; have heard the name; are familiar with the technology. Apple. Apple Inc. However you know the name. But no one can forget the symbol.

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The apple. Where did this design come from? In a way, it is quite sadistic. If you recall the 2014 film, The Imitation Game, a movie about Alan Turing, the inventor of the computer, was struggling with his own homosexual feelings. He was taking hormones to help with these, yet somehow he did not feel like a person. Expressing his love for his favourite children’s story, he bit into an apple, poisoned with cyanide, killing himself. Apple Inc. decided to make this their logo as a tribute to Alan Turing.

The apple. The symbol of the large international corporation that sells chique, modern products. The business model is the same as fashion; for they sell “designer” computers at, of course, designer price. This company, no doubt, builds their computers in sweatshops in Mongolia, China, Korea and Taiwan, for cheap production cost and to turn a better . Yet they still mark their products “Designed in California.”

The apple. A symbol, promising health for an apple a day…

The apple. A symbol, now that you see one at the grocery store, the image of the company and their products jump to your mind.

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The apple. Proudly hangs above the storefront with no words; no words needed. Only the symbol is needed because people already know. This symbol has become too overpowering and is needed to be removed. People are nearly hypnotized into buying these products one right after the other at high prices. The future products only having one or two additional features for another $1,000.

These products are not worth that much money.

Good Day.

My Ideology

logoSince this is a cliche sort of prompt that we have, I am going to write about the most cliche rule that I follow because frankly, I do not care. I was brought up as a Christian along with both of my sisters. But, I also grew up in a STEM family; a family of science, proof, and logic. After a few years, we stopped attending Church every Sunday. From every weekend, to every other weekend, to once a month, to Christmas and Easter. Now, it’s been two years since I have attended a service. But throughout those years, I have maintained the ultimate, above all, cliche Christian Principle. The Golden Rule: “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” In more modern English, “do unto others as you would do unto yourself.”

Most people tend to symbolize this by wearing a cross around their neck. But, since I do not identify myself as a religious individual, I tend not to have a cross around my neck. In fact, the symbol, the tangible, solid, concrete that I possess is nothing. I try my best not to stand out, or stand for anything openly. I dress plainly because I want to be approachable. Sure, it started because of the dress code of the middle school I attended, but I maintained this blandness so that complete strangers do not feel threatened by me. I want people to be able to approach me with questions; ask about direction; ask for help in dire situations. It has happened and it works. So the absence of spectacular characteristics, I would think, makes me approachable.

Now how does this tie into the golden rule? Well I’m not really sure because I just type what I think and tie it in somehow. The most supportive example I can come up with is that I want people to be able to approach me and I want other people to be approachable as well.

So I want everyone in the world to be just as friendly and everyone should be able to be kind to each other and not be judgemental based on appearance. Therefore, I tend to not wear anything provocative so as to not offend or obscure anyone.

Treat others the way you want to be treated and by that I want everyone to be approachable. Therefore, I am trying to be more approachable and I try to approach others.