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Ziyao “Ryan” Li FWIS 194, Final Paper Dr. Ben Wright
The End Of The World As I See It
When I started to form tiny fractions of memories, China’s booming economy, its
open-door policy, and big social reforms began taking places as it leaped into the 2000 millennial. All these changes lead to a more vivid and intermixing culture where novel lifestyle, alternative thoughts, and "non-traditional" religions like Christianity can thrive. I was lucky to be standing at the crossroad where China started to embrace different cultures and various religions. Thanks to the opened-up culture atmosphere, I was exposed to the clash of cultures between western ideology and traditional Confucianism thoughts. The word “apocalypse” was not
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On the night of 27 February 1933, the Reichstag building was set on fire, and a Dutch communist was found guilty of this arson. Hitler intentionally steered the public opinions towards Communism, which allowed him to launch a nationwide campaign targeting at Communism. With President Paul Von Hindenburg’s death in 1934, Hitler gained total control over Germany, thus initiating series of propagandas that promised Germany a “Marxist-free country without the constraints of the Versailles Treaty”.1 The power of politics as a powerful brainwashing tool revealed itself completely. The establishment of Nazi concentration camp, the public hostility against the Jews, and the invasion of Poland, were all direct products from the perfect mind-controlling machine that politics created. The concentration of power made it possible to create the perfect brainwashing machine. By implementing tight control over the median and public thoughts, Nazi Germany could rule without having to worry about the public voice attacking the government decision. By publicizing Nazi philosophy, Hitler was able to assimilate the whole nation with one
Kershaw, Ian (2001) . The "Hitler Myth": Image and Reality in the Third Reich. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
central idea. By recruiting like-minded young man, Hitler was able to finish his ambition of expansion with the most unified and well-trained