Donald Trump's Argumentative Essay

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The source illustrates the posterior of a giant man with a vest labelled “Corporate America.” In the pockets of his pants are two miniature men, presumably politicians based on their formal suit-and-tie appearance, holding two bags each with the symbol of money painted on them. On the left side, the words “DNC campaign chest” is written, whereas on the right side “GOP campaign chest” is strewn across the center of the pocket. The left side symbolizing the Democratic Party is reinforced by the caricature of Bill Clinton with his infamous long face, as well as the abbreviations placed beneath him which stand for Democratic National Committee. The right side represents the Republican Party, evident not only by the label (Grand Old Party), but …show more content…
Donald Trump, as the president of United States is supposed to be liable to the needs of the citizens, however it is evident that the only party benefiting is Corporate America at the cost of healthcare for the civilians. This incident embodies the illustrator’s belief that liberalism is rejected in democracies when affluent corporations become stakeholders in government politics, as they sway government decisions so that they may maximize profits. This institutional flaw in democracies is fortified further by the nature of man, which, apparent by the author’s portrayal of politicians holding money bags, is inherently evil and easily influenced by factors of greed and the desire to elevate in both status and power. The illustrator’s ideologies correspond most with Thomas Hobbes, who philosophized that human behaviour and actions are dictated by superficial desires. He also believed that human judgement is unreliable, as it is clouded by personal interests. This belief is mirrored in present day America, where greedy politicians with their own interests in mind are coerced by corporations funding their

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