Personal Response to “ The Mindless Menace Of Violence”
In the Robert F. Kennedy’s speech “The Mindless Menace Of Violence”, the speaker conveys a message on how violence affects the society and the growth of every nation.
Violence is among one of the most malignant act that has been increasing day by day, in the streets of our city. As a result of this new wave of violence, our city's reputation, safety, and public stature are all degrading. Everyone has a different definition of violence than others. In order for everyone to understand the full impact of words such as "violence," we need to have a definition that each person can identify with. Violence is generally described as being - "Physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing," "the act or an instance of violent action or behaviour," "abusive or unjust exercise of power." All the above are definitions of violence as quoted in the dictionary, and although they are worded differently, they all point out the same idea, that violence is harmful to our society. Therefore we need to make sure that violence in our city no longer goes unnoticed, and in order to eliminate it from our society, we need to put into action, certain ideals and morals into both our psyche and community.
In his speech he talks about how violence impacted our lives. Violence has struck every people in the world particularly in America and it is not the concern of anyone race. Victims of these crucial events are black and white, rich and poor, young and old. These are the people in our society. The narrator talks about how violence have come along way in the destruction of one’s nation. When you kill a man, it doesn’t make you a hero; consequently, it does shows a cowardly act to person. This is revealed when he says, “A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled uncontrollable mob is the only voice of madness, not the voice of reason”. When we take a life of another fellow, we take someone...