Midterm Exams

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Midterm Exams

1. ANSWER: Domestic terrorism is a term used to describe several acts of political violence within a certain geographic region that are manipulated or controlled by forces inside or coming from that region aside from external influences. Also, it is commonly defined as terrorist acts by persons or groups in a given nation or country without foreign influence or involvement. One of the major differences in functionality of domestic terrorists is its closeness relative to determining the victims’ weaknesses and information that will make it easier for them to spread out their horrific plans, may it be political or physical. There is no need for third parties, unlike for international terrorists who need to develop a subgroup that will blend in within their target point. One classic example of international terrorism is the 9/11 attacks. Almost all of us know the story about it. Domestically, one common example points out to opposing parties in the government, usually associated with opposing ideas and principles between liberals and the democrats. To this, it is obvious that it is possible for one or both sides would have some kind of “contingency” plan to destroy each other’s credibilities just for the sake of pushing through their own plans to run the state or country.

2. ANSWER: For Mao Tse-Tung (Mao Zedong), violence was not a last option. Mao prioritized the progress of his country, even if it would risk unnecessary loss of lives. Guevara sought out equality among nations although there is still a risk of losing lives. Marighella, unlike Guevara, promoted guerilla warfare in cities, since Guevara proposed and implemented guerilla activity in villages. Fanon, on the other hand, evangelized decolonization and psychopathology of colonization, which influenced anti-colonial liberation movements for more than forty years. Comparing it to the contemporary, the New People’s Army and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Philippines go with the same parallel planes with the previous personalities that I’ve mentioned. This is because these group if revolutionary individuals promote the same set of principles, even if the end does not justify the means.

3. ANSWER: One classic example of an early form of terrorism was the use of Blacks as slaves, the Whites being the perpetrators and the Blacks as the victims. Disregarding racial discrimination, there is still a sense of giving much weight on one’s principle than to the welfare of humanity. My opinion with Vohryzek-Bolden, et al text is just the same.

4. ANSWER: Obviously, racism, religion, and ainti-governmentalism are three common grounds that can easily build up groups of alliances. Since the right to bear arms is clearly stated in the 2nd Amendment, there is a risk that again, political violence might occur. Odinism is where Nazism originated, which has programmed the minds of its fanatics of the Arian race, which tells them that they are the higher beings compared to other races, which is another self-centered principle that may lead to violence.

5. ANSWER: GreenPeace is an international environmental organization founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1971. It is best known for its campaigns against whaling. In the recent years, the focus of the organization turned to other environmental issues, including bottom trawling, global warming, ancient forest destruction, nuclear power, and genetic engineering. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization based in the United States. With 1.6 million members and supporters, PETA claims to be the largest animal rights group in the world. As you can see, one can easily distinguish the differences of the latter groups principles compared to the principles of the groups relative to the subject matter. GreenPeace and PETA does not take the risk of losing unnecessary lives, especially humans.


Netherlands, Springer (1975). Studies in East European Thought, 15, 4


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