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culture of today

            Within culture throughout time, individuals have been different from one another, and in several ways. Appearance, actions, and even thought are some of these differentiating characteristics. One's thoughts do not necessarily have to conform to another's. Yet when given power, an individual may enforce his beliefs on to a large group of people, stripping the right of free thought from these in question. The most famous example of this being the reign of power established by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. However, there are those who call themselves revolutionaries; those who disregard the norm, taking no account to the rules that are laid before them. Yet sometimes their struggle for their own personal rights goes unheard. Then comes the time when they must make themselves heard, and wake people up to their truth. The most common end result: terrorism.
             By now, governments throughout the world are realizing that terrorism is a serious threat to be dealt with. The growing terrorist population is becoming more and more dangerous, with new organizations forming out of nothing. But not only has this population merely grown; it has diffused into the cracks of our society we deemed immune to such violent acts. Places such as schools, buses, and even churches are some of these places. The U.S. government, along with many other nations, has made a desperate attempt to control this spread of violence. Equipping buildings they deem "threatened" are armed with such high-tech devices such as metal detectors, facial recognition systems, and even things as simple as ID badges. Even elected politicians have been "outfitted" with increased bodyguards and things such as bulletproof armor. Most of these steps were taken in light of the Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City. But these steps have hardly had the effect the governments desired. Though detection of terrorists in federal buildings has grown more than fifty percent in the past five years and criminal activity has also decreased by nearly ten percent, terrorism is still a growing threat elsewhere.

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