(Skip to the 6:40 for the best reasoning) With the ability of groups such as ISIS to reach out to many, if not all countries, the most unpredictable variable in terrorist situations is the reaction of the people. People, although resilient after sometime, have unpredictable reactions to stressful situations. To try and calm the nerves of citizens, world leaders will often release statements vowing justice or action. These statements will often calm citizens, but they are usually political rhetoric. Statements are often used to placate citizens need for a resilient government while controlling public opinion of officials. World leaders can also, not always in response to attacks, control public opinion through statements, reports, press conference, etc. They will often control public opinion as to support their initiatives on security and justice. This video best supports this idea because it shows that, by placating the audience with a puppet show, the world leaders are able to control them in any way they want. This would, theoretically, lead to them controlling the audience into supporting their national security initiatives.
Terrorism has been a popular topic of conversation in the past few years, but it is not a new phenomenon. Terrorism, one of the most blatant forms of international injustice and a threat to security, can arguably be traced back to the American Revolution when the colonists revolted from British Rule and could be deemed terrorists by the British Empire. We also saw terrorism on the rise in the 1970's with groups such as the IRA, the Weather Underground, and the SLA. These groups were made famous by the rise in television media in the 1970's. With the advancement of technology (colored television and "hand held" cameras) media coverage grew, and so did the publicizing of terrorist attacks. Now we see groups such as ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram all over the news in everyday life. Why? This increase in media attention can be attributed to the evolution of technology and the rise of mobile media. With the ability to record, post, write, and share any information at your fingertips, groups such as ISIS can spread their message in a multitude of ways. The easier it becomes to share information, the easier it is to spread hate. This video is the best because it details how groups such as ISIS have adopted social media as a way of spreading their beliefs. Overtime, the issue of keeping international security and justice a priority has intensified due to the spread of information.
In the realm of international justice, power is the basis for most action. In the nations where you see the most injustice and human rights violations, there is often one person in control (or only a few). These people are often vetted with absolute, almost god-like power and authority. Those with absolute power, such as Kim Jong Un and other leaders of Dictatorial nations, often end up abusing that power. These people almost always end up violating some form of international law or agreement. This video best embodies the attribute of power to corrupt because it shows how those who can possibly wield power, will often opt to misuse it. In the video, Frodo is shown to be at the fires of Mount Doom with the ability to destroy the ring, but he doesn't. Instead, he chooses to take the ring and use it for himself. You can see by the look in his eyes that the power that the ring has promised has corrupted him and has made him abandon his quest with hopes of being all powerful.