Study Document

The Militarization of Social Distancing in America Essay

Pages:4 (1152 words)




Document Type:Essay


Socialization into Militarization

Life definitely seems a lot more militarized now that social distancing norms have become common place and the National Guard is doing its part to make sure people are adhering to stay at home orders. All the workers at the grocery store are now wearing masks (even though they were not two months ago—so it does not make sense why all of a sudden now it is important that they all wear masks as though it is somehow keeping everyone safer or as though the mask itself was a threat to the virus and the virus was going to back away because it saw a mask). The ridiculousness with which people are simply obeying all these insane rules and orders looks very much to me like how a truly militarized nation would act. Orders come, they are not questioned, and no one says anything. Of course, if anyone does step out of line, there are the police to haul them off to jail. A mother was taken to jail for having a play date at a park with her kids (Farberov, 2020). A Louisville woman was arrested for allegedly violating self-quarantine orders (WDRB, 2020). Everyone is working from home, and though there have been some protests, I have not seen any governors dragged out of their homes or capital buildings so I don’t think the mobs have become too disorderly.

The point is that everyone does as he is told for the most part, which is how it goes in the military. When the commands are issued from on high, there is to be no questioning. If the media says there is a deadly virus going around and that everyone needs to shelter in place and wear a mask, then it must be so. If we are told that all doctors and nurses are heroes then it must be true and we will need to sing their praises for the next 20 years as we did with soldiers and firemen after 9/11. We will have to stand up at the 7th inning of baseball games and honor the nurses and doctors at our local hospitals because they were risking their lives on the front lines for us, so we…

Some parts of this document are missing

Click here to view full document

…facet and aspect of our culture? We are taught to pledge allegiance to the flag when we are little. We are taught that the authorities are the expects and they will not betray us—even though they have embroiled us in an endless war in the Middle East for two decades. We are taught that we are little more than cogs in a machine.

And now just the act of socializing has been militarized. I cannot hang out with friends without fear of violating some rule that we are supposed to be following. How ridiculous is this? Are we supposed to stop being human until the experts tell us the virus, which anyone can see is no worse than the flu for most people, is gone and is no more a danger? I am more worried I might lose my life from hospital error than I would from the coronavirus but now we all have to stay six feet apart and if we want to go out we can’t because of the rules! It is as though the world has gone full totalitarian mad and everyone accepts their place…

Sample Source(s) Used


Farberov, S. (2020). Moment Idaho mom arrested. Retrieved from

WDRB. (2020). Louisville woman arrested at Kroger for violating self-quarantine order after COVID-19 diagnosis. Retrieved from


Cite this Document

Join thousands of other students and "spark your studies."

Sign Up for FREE
Related Documents

Study Document

Americans Have Always Been Hesitant

Pages: 4 (1291 words) Sources: 8 Subject: Government Document: #35809941

Kerr's management strategy on campus only emboldened the New Left. In addition to the Free Speech movement, the New Left included other student organizations including Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The former focused on the antiwar efforts to end the Vietnam conflict, placing the students in direct conflict with many of America's most powerful institutions and organizations.

Study Document

Structural Inequality & Diversity Root

Pages: 20 (5575 words) Sources: 10 Subject: Sociology Document: #73975506

" (Dafler, 2005) Dafler relates that for more than thirty years children who were 'half-caste' "were forcibly removed from their families, often grabbed straight from their mother's arms, and transported directly to government and church missions." (Dafler, 2005) This process was termed to be one of assimilation' or 'absorption' towards the end of breeding out of Aboriginal blood in the population. At the time all of this was occurring Dafler

Study Document

Consecutive Executive George W. Obama

Pages: 12 (4436 words) Sources: 20 Subject: Government Document: #7688432

Kant was no exception to the paradigmatic priorities (i.e. objectivity as knowledge) of the era, and brief reference to the episteme is serves accuracy in discursive analysis of this heritage within American politics and policy thought. For instance, Kant's Critique of Judgment is enormously influential in establishing a connection between judgment and political and moral precepts to conduct in communities. Intellectual lineage to Kant's model of Enlightenment 'reason" combines

Study Document

Communicate Americanism and Embrace Multiculturalism in Education

Pages: 8 (2087 words) Sources: 8 Subject: Anthropology Document: #35343101

Americanism and Multiculturalism Definition of the concepts Americanism Multiculturalism Strategies for synthesizing Differences between right wing and left wing Education and Multiculturalism Education and Americanism Role of intelligentsia Political ideals have shaped the history of America more than any other element. This factor has had an influence on the multi-cultural outlook of America and subsequently educational disciplines have struggled with balancing multiculturalism and Americanism within the educational realm. Providing expansive definitions for both Americanism and multiculturalism will help elaborate

Study Document

Technology -- Blessing or Curse

Pages: 1 (474 words) Sources: 1+ Subject: Recreation Document: #35198703

Response Yes, technology generates problems, and it is shrewd and apt to point out that for every net gain to certain members of society via technology there is a net loss. The hand weavers of the 18th century were put out of business by 19th century factories that could manufacture clothing cheaply, computers have probably collectively caused the art of calligraphy to die, and made even professional writers overly reliant on

Study Document

Freak "So I Had Too

Pages: 3 (933 words) Subject: Sports - Women Document: #94592993

Latin Americans have experienced great difficulty trying to integrate the U.S. society and to this day they continue to be discriminated. Even with this, the problems they went through did not stop them from devising effective strategies to influence others to accept that there is virtually nothing differentiating them from the rest of the world. Leguizamo's attempts to impress the Irish girl are surely not meant to have her think

Join thousands of other students and

"spark your studies".