The Rwanda genocide - The Instinct of Genocide The textbook definition of"order puts emphasis on the structures values regulations and procedures

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The Instinct of Genocide The textbook definition of “order” puts emphasis on the structures, values, regulations, and procedures established and enforced by some kind of governmental institution. Governmental order functions most efficiently when supported by the people it is meant to control. Extremism is an inevitable side effect of democracy, like demonstrations are the result of free speech; the genocide that resulted in Rwanda as depicted by Terry George's Hotel Rwanda is an example of an upheaval against superficial social barriers established by the Belgian colonizers. This event serves as testimony that there is a natural causation of disorder that exists in every civilization, usually checked by the order of a more rational majority. Furthermore, the disorder that often results in progressive change, regardless of its beneficence (may it result in oppression or liberty), is caused by instinct. While instinct is not a negative conception in human society, is the root source of disorder and conflict. Order established to systematize the daily life and values of humans combats disorder in the sense of that it represses human characteristics which have come to be treated as arguable sins capable of being disruptive to the general good. These sins, which include pride, anger, and greed, are often inescapable, but form the basic groundwork for a feeling of superiority that often results in racism and discrimination. The disruption of rational order present in most self-sustaining states and the promulgation of disorder serving as an excuse to
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2008 for the course ENGL 1102 (M) taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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The Rwanda genocide - The Instinct of Genocide The textbook definition of"order puts emphasis on the structures values regulations and procedures

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