Compare And Contrast The Political Ideo
After studying these four media articles there Is evidence of different ideologies from each columnist including a feminist ideology, a socialist ideology, conservative ideology and also a liberalism ideology. Louise Coffee has courage, our leaders do not. ” This article by Gene Kernighan is a perfect example of a feminist ideology. Feminists carry strong beliefs in individualism/community, freedom, reason and equality which are all evident in this article.
Individualism in this article is evident as the divide between the public and private is visible, as although the state knew the measures of Louise Coffee’s abuse they denied the Judicial endorsement she needed. This Is a typical story of feminism here the woman Is controlled by the rules of the dominant males. Louise Coffee then fought with courage until she had victory 15 years later when European court accepted the case she had built up. Kerning’s feminist Ideology Is also conveyed by the element of equality throughout the article.
There is an element of radical feminist’s as they fight for stress equality in personal life and for control over one’s own body. Gene Kernighan also shows signs of socialist belief in this article as he believes that everyone should be able to exercise their political and legal rights and hat they should have equal outcomes rather than having equality of opportunity. “The High Court turned Ms Coffee down, so she went on to the Supreme Court. And that turned her down. And the State bullied her, threatening to pummel her with legal costs – half-a-million Euro and counting – so much so that she feared for her family home.
Using similar threats, the State frightened dozens of other litigants Into dropping their 2014) The second article I studied is the government is UPS-inning all over us” by Gene Kernighan. Gene Kerning’s ideologies stay on the left side of the political spectrum as is socialist beliefs are evident again. Socialism is based on elements of community which is similar to the beliefs of feminists, fraternity, social equality, needs, social class and common ownership. According to Heywood – The term ‘socialist’ derives from the Latin soiree, meaning to combine or to share. Heywood 2012). It is clear from the beginning that the columnist of this article is a socialist as he states l like paying taxes for schools and hospitals and roads and water and guards and courts and fire brigades – the stuff that makes us a civilization”. (Kernighan 2014). It’s evident from my reading of Gene Kerning’s two articles that he sits on the left side of the political spectrum as he has a fervently and a socialist outlook which can be seen in his articles. “Our lads are fine with bullying a Louise Coffee, but ask world. (Kernighan 2014). In my opinion this shows his feminist approach to this article as he sees gender differences as a barrier to equality of all people including Louise Coffee’s case. Similarly in the second article he sits on the left side of the political spectrum as he carries socialist qualities also. “The professional classes are making killing on this one, with everyone on premium rates. So far, Irish Water has allocated ?mom for consultants and lawyers. Just setting up the company and its “new funding model” is budgeted at ?mom.
On top of which there’s a ?mom “contingency fund” – which is technical language for “the way these people charge, we know the ?mom won’t be enough”. (Kernighan 2014). Climate change or starving babies – so what bothers you more? ‘ This article by Ian Doherty conveys a conservative ideology. Conservatism is vital for giving people security and independence from government. Heywood definition of conservatives is “believe that human beings are essentially limited and security-seeking creatures, drawn to the known, the familiar, the tried and tested.
Human rationally is unreliable and moral corruption is implicit in each human individual. The new right, nevertheless, embraces a form of self -seeking individualism”. (Heywood 2012). Ian Doherty conveys his conservative beliefs by stating that “In fact, you could also say that the UN dropped any pretence of morality or relevance roughly 20 years ago, when they sat back and did nothing in Rwanda – a feat or truly depraved indifference hat has forever consigned their name to damnation”. (Doherty 2014). This columnist also shows signs off liberalism ideology.
Liberals are defined by Heywood as “give priority to freedom as the supreme individualist value. While classical liberals support negative freedom, understood as the absence of constraints – of freedom of choice – modern liberals advocate positive freedom in the sense of personal development and human flourishing”. (Heywood 2012). We see Ian Doherty convey his liberalism beliefs when he states “Oh yeah, and let’s not forget the Nun’s other recent contribution to the debate, which was to blame Western meat eaters for methane emissions from cows, and their suggestion that we all go vegetarian”. Doherty 2014) The second article I studied by Ian Doherty is “Ban on smoking in cars with children shows the nanny state is at the wheel”, Ian Doherty ideologies again stay on the right side of the political spectrum as his liberalism beliefs are again evident in this article. “Similarly, why stop at the potential exposure to cigarettes? Childhood obesity is a far greater problem than smoke in cars. It’s certainly a much bigger problem than the latest myth, “third-hand smoking”, which simply means being in the many of a smoker, even when they are not smoking.
Why doesn’t he go after parents who feed their kids a diet of chips and turkey tweezers? “(Doherty 2014). It’s evident from my reading of Ian Doherty two articles that he sits on the right side of the political spectrum as he has a conservative and liberalism perspective which can be seen in his articles. “Unless we all stop driving our cars and using air travel and unless we start paying more green taxes, we’re all going to die. Oh yeah, blame Western meat eaters for methane emissions from cows, and their suggestion that we all go vegetarian. (Doherty 2014).
In my opinion this shows his liberalism approach to this article as its preventing individual people’s freedom. Similarly in the second article he sits on the right side of the political spectrum as he carries liberalism qualities also. “As with any law designed to dictate personal behavior, some Irish people, or nanny-starters, become confused and angry by any suggestion that the State should not intervene in matters that are none of its business. But reluctance to involve officialdom with matters of choice is not the same as endorsing the activity. ” (Doherty 2014).
This is a liberalism belief as liberalizes think that the government shouldn’t be involved in people’s personal lives and are entitled to their own freedom. Overall after my study of the two columnists and their four articles it is clear that both columnists carry different ideological. It is clear that Gene Kernighan sits on the left side of the political spectrum as he carries strong feminist and socialist ideological beliefs. The left side of the political spectrum can be associated with words such as economic intervention, collectivism, equality, progress, reform, rights, freedom, and fraternity.