Essay on I 'm Not An Activist

1745 Words Apr 18th, 2016 7 Pages
“I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights” (DeGeneres). People have different views on people and they tend to judge what they look like and who they are. People still do this because people have their own opinions about certain topics. Witch-hunts puts fear into people’s eyes if they did something uncommon. For example, in The Crucible movie someone was trying to start a fire and succeeded to cause a fire. Another person saw this action and he judged him for an act of witchcraft. This is just like the gays being looked at like they are trying to convert more people to being homosexual. This is a lot like problem of gay rights because they were uncommon to society and as more people came out as who they are, are being judged. These topics are similar because they both revolve around the society to this day. We still remember witch-hunts and gay rights because they are a big part of history. Homosexuality and the witch-hunt era were a big deal all over the world and affected a lot of people. “But all organization is and must be grounded on the idea of exclusion and prohibition, just as two objects cannot occupy the same space…The witch-hunt was a perverse manifestation of the panic which set in among all classes when the balance began to turn toward greater individual freedom” (Crucible Act 1, 1260-1261).…

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