Sometimes one mistake is all it takes. When 22 year old Otto Warmbier made the conscious decision to tear a North Korean propaganda poster off the wall of his hotel, he locked his fate up and threw away the key. About seventeen months later, he was dead.
The fight for independence. It has been the primary cause for many wars and political clashes throughout the course of history. When the fight for independence begins, people scramble to take sides, to make their voices heard.
Take a seat on any public bench, and there is little doubt that you will find yourself uncomfortable. If these benches discourage you from continuing to sit, then the government -- the face of society -- has done its job properly.
Chauvinism and racism. Words that, over a year ago, may have never crossed the average American’s mind if prompted about the nation’s president. The contrast is now stark. The same words are blatant descriptions of our leadership today, a leadership that has placed self-service and discrimination above all.
In the 21th century, technology has evolved immensely, making it more convenient for the average person, with everything at hand. And yet, one aspect of society that has made little progress is the lack of awareness regarding the meat industry. In an evolving era where the people are making great leaps of progress in breaking the norm, the meat industry and its ethics have remained stagnant and threaten all of us, whether we are aware of it or not.