Civil Society the State

The website I chose which I think is a representation of a system maintainer is the NetAid (http://www. netaid. org) which is an initiative of the Mercy Corps. This website tackles on world hunger, global poverty, educational issues, HIV/AIDS, human rights and so much more. It also talks about United States leadership and involvement on international affairs, and many more. It is more on informing people rather than offering possible solutions or asking for any resolves. System reformer

The website I chose which I think is a representation of a system reformer is The Brookings Institution (http://www. brookings. edu) website. This offers several views on the issues that matter most in today’s society. Global poverty is tackled, as well as the options we could choose on how to address these kinds of problems. It calls for the cooperation of the people in order for them to take action. They don’t necessarily dictate what to do, rather, they suggest several choices on how to deal with these kinds of problems. System transformer

The website I chose which I think is a representation of a system transformer is the Millennium Promise (http://www. millenniumpromise. org) website. This website gives us a clear view of what it wants to do, which is to eliminate poverty all over the world. It sees to end poverty by the year 2025. This is to be accomplished through social mobility, encouraging the people to act and help stop the problem of poverty. If ever Niccolo Machiavelli, Imanuel Kant, and Hugo Grotius are alive today, they surely be reading TIME magazine and would be watching Oprah.

This is because of the nature of their ideologies, which all revolve around man. In this magazine and television show, they would be able to see different faces of man, their struggles and sufferings as well as their success. These philosophers would be able to know if their ideas coincide with today’s society, and to see what could have gone wrong with their ideas. These shows may be light-themed, but is full of relevant contents. On General Petraeus With Petraeus’ indecisiveness, people  are left to think: what would happen to Iraq now?

The mobility of troops inside the country would mean different things for different people (Associated Press). Are we preparing for war? Is it necessary to continue with all these violence in order to liberate Iraq from itself? This issue on Petraeus being reluctant on his moves seem to affect a lot of people. First of all, it is the taxpayers’ money being spent for the country to go to war (Sanger and Cloud). Wasted time would mean wasted money – funds which could have been allotted to far more important things rather than guns, ammunitions and war vehicles.

If the U. S. troops would continue with their actions, then it would inevitably lead to resistance, further complicating our tasks in Iraq (National Review). Whatever decision this people would take, they should always consider the stand of the people on these issues. The number one priority should be the welfare of the people. They shouldn’t rush into hasty decisions that would possibly be risky not only for them but for all the people involved, including the people of the United States.

Works Cited:

Associated Press. "General Reasserts Iraq September Judgment". 2007. MSNBC2007 September 17. <http://www. msnbc. msn. com/id/19864538/>. National Review. "Report of General Petreaus: Realistic Optimism". 2007. September 17 2007. <http://www. newsandpolicy. com/news/2007/09/report-of-general-petreaus-realistic-optimism-nati. html>. Sanger, David E. , and David S. Cloud. "U. S. General Tells Bush He'll Consider Pulling Brigade from Iraq in January". 2007. International Herald Tribune. September 17 2007. <http://www. iht. com/articles/2007/09/06/america/policy. php>.