Historians Eye Essay

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There is a picture of a World War II veteran protesting against “Occupy Wall Street”, there is a crowd around him and the man holds a poster, which says “W.W. II vet and still occupying”. The picture communicates the idea of how many World War II vets must have been feeling. The image lets us see how a lot of people in America including veterans were being screwed over. When I saw the image it immediately reminded me of Joseph Plumb Martin. Martin was a veteran who was promised land and some money by the United States and had to fight until he died to get some parts of what he was promised. Just as the man in the picture is protesting how he is still occupying, Martin was doing the same thing in 1794 protesting to get what he was promised. The reason the man in the picture reminds me of Martin is because just as he is protesting people are walking past him not paying attention to him. As when Martin wrote his memoirs and was protesting towards the government for what he had been promised, people ignored him. In this picture as well it foes not seem as if people are paying attention to him. But in later years future generations will look at that picture and analyze it the way we know read about Martin to get an idea of what many veterans went through at that time. Include how the veterans are still fighting a war, its not over because theyare not getting the care they deserve
In the third picture under places in Los Angeles, there is a man holding a poster, which reads “FOX NEWS THE MORE YOU WATCH THE LESS YOU KNOW” I believe this is something very true. The more you watch the news you are getting fed what they want you to know, rather than you going out and exploring the world itself. This idea connected with the idea that Thoreau had, which is going out and seeing the world yourself. When we sit and watch the news or television in general we are loosing the experience of seeing different parts of the world rather than seeing what the government wants us to see. This idea also reminds me of Winslow’s Homer’s morning bell painting. It reminds me of that painting because just like the girl in the painting we cannot seem to stay away from television. Whether it is the news or just television in general we have grown so accustomed to it that we cant seem to step away from it. As the girl in the red dress cannot stop herself from going into the factory because she wants machine made clothes. We cannot step way from the television and explore the world for ourselves.
Throughout time the gap between the rich and the poor has significantly grown. They say that the rich continue to get rich while the poor become poorer. In the 9th picture under Los Angeles, there is a poster that reads “CORPORATISTS PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE!”. When seeing that image it reminded me of the Haymarket Affair because as people are now protesting for the rich to pay more taxes. In 1886 when the Haymarket affair occurred people were protesting for eight-hour workdays. There was a...

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