Taliban is a fundamentalist of Islamic political movement based in Afghanistan and is formed for a government. Taliban has gained recognition within its diplomatic environment including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Emirates. It has a founder by the name Mohammed Omar and this leader ever since has been serving as the spiritual leader of the Taliban. Pakistan has largely participated in contributing to support the Taliban Community, and connections are made by the help of terrorist groups. Statistical life, on the other hand, is an economic value that is assigned life generally and to other specific living organisms.Political and social sciences define statistical life to be the marginal cost of preventing death, and this is based on certain class circumstances that ear potentials for people. Statistical life is a statistical term that reduces the average of deaths by one and considers the life of human beings to be priceless. It is through statistical life that actions that undermine human life like slavery are illegalized. This paper will explore “A Talib in love” as presented in US media and how “statistical life makes life valuable”. The paper is also presenting how the two essays reveal state violence is practiced against individuals and how Cultural Revolution is presented through violence.
Presentation of Taliban in the US Media
The US media presents Taliban war just as the Afghanistan media does and there is much violence in the information and images given. The US media is saturated with images and information that reveal Taliban attacks and such are also presented in social media. US journalists try to make the Taliban wrong and suppress them in the public with an idea that support policies will come up and be used to make the whole of international policy alike. US media confronts the public by giving echoes to the international concerns and attempts to include more countries to have Taliban in their confrontation (Dumble & Linet, 59). In a comparison of the US media presentations, the media uses the internet and social media to advertise both for and against Taliban. The US media groups actually publicize recruiting and expose the problems that take place within the Taliban group. Authorities are then enabled to limit subjects of accessing their telephones and how to get to the internet.
Comparisons come with a broad audience, and the US media joins UN in the counterterrorism research for knowing about propaganda that is terrorist related. It is, therefore, similar that hosting made by the specialized websites in the context of Taliban is similar, and it is clear that the US is not for Taliban. The whole story is presented because the Taliban are a threat, and the author of information gives detailed ideas about Taliban. A self-review should burr the Taliban from existing because they are more of opposing the government and are harming the public. Moreover, in order to receive balanced information all media houses should be consulted about what is presented (Ghufran et al., 1114). There is an appeal for self-selected groups, and abuse is for oppressive regimes whereby there is an increased affording of rights in societies. American media states that the Afghans know that the world is lawless and compares their behavior with the thoughts that they have. The contrasts exist that US media gives a bad publicity whereas the Afghanistan media gives a good publicity. Taliban has however been reported to use the contrast principle in December 2014 and managed to trick the press. US press now is keener in how to report about the Taliban because the trick did not succeed anyway. More contrasting news that the US media present include Taliban condemning fellow Taliban and this is between Afghan and Pakistan ones. Mass mission by the Taliban is also reported to be cheap at times yet it is always known to be cheap. Attacking and dismantling the world is also the mission of the Taliban according to the US media yet the Taliban claim to be a religious group that is led by religious leaders.
There is no standard concept that can be used to find a specific value for human life and values can only come up when talking about tradeoffs, risks, and rewards. The statistical value then places a marginal change just in case of death likelihood. Statistical life is most important in health and resources can be used to make death decisions. It is by the use of the statistical life that a person decides the appropriate spending that can be used in health and a marginal benefit must also be in mind. Estimation of the values of money used to calculate statistical value then must be based on how resources are available. Rational strategy determines how spending can be done on saving lives and allocating most ways that are beneficial so that the money for determining the value of life is made important. Activities of risk management in areas that need a safety are put to the usefulness of precise economic values (Yadav & Vikash, 71. Insurance is put to a precise economic value because it also hives life in another dimension. Life value based on finances is different depending on the country involved, and estimates are made for additional values and statistical values.
Scientific literature enables willingness by people to pay for mortality risks, and the small reductions are the ones made to define statistical life. Risks deductions are conducted by many agencies that end up giving the value of life based on finances. Statistical life, therefore, does not directly define and give the value of life but only uses finances to describe the quality of lives. Contingent valuation studies then manage the health of people and in the United States, the environment health policies regulate and give value for the lives of people. Wealth matters conclude that humans have a willingness more often to pay for the risks that might harm their lives as compared to the developing countries. The United States is reported to have the highest number of value of life and air, food and drugs supply is made stable for a better life. In my opinion, the issue of statistical life is generally defined yet it should be relative depending with the issue being discussed at hand. I agree with authors who post what statistical life is and its importance, but the authors should be consistent in definitions but differ in examples that they offer for understanding. Adichi in this case then means that a single story is dangerous because it is not informative. Stories should then be numerous for better understanding and relating with other stories.
Taliban insurgency is openly presented in the public, and it acts as a state violence as presented in its essays. Groups here have power and forces are seriously fighting against the government. This means the government is also at war and just like the Taliban, groups are lead with leaders then the government also has a leader who is leading the wars. Insurgencies then spread to some degree, and both low intensity and high-intensity warfare are presented to the public and against both the government and civilians. State war is presented whereby regional countries get to support the insurgency groups, and there have been several accusations against these countries. Osama Bin Laden died, and everyone thought wars would end. State wars are then represented that there is war in states, and this Taliban issue clearly presents that there is state war, and operations begin with the insurgents. Recruitment is done at the state level, and fugitive training takes place thereby in areas of war but just within the state.
Statistical life gives an increased life expectancy that is mostly in developed countries. The increased expectancy conflicts state because when it is said that statistical life increases life expectancy it should be everywhere (Tarulli et al., l 23). In case, only the developed countries are facing an increased expectancy then there is no need of telling that there is an increased expectancy. Statistical life then states that it is common to define human life by use of violence because those who face it are probably at risk of low life expectancy (McMillan, 286). Violence against children is state violence, and they come in many forms including physical, sexual, emotional and neglect abuse. Violence is a problem in many states, and it is presented in states with homes and communities being involved, and some take place through the internet. The quality of life-based on recent statistics is detailed and analyzed using many dimensions, and there is a conflict between states because of results given. Publications give a presentation in many ways including indicators that define whether there can be both social and economic development. Indicators conflict from communities to nations and conflicts come up with the development of defining life value.
Presentation of Cultural Revolution through Violence in Statistical Life and Taliban
Taliban presents how culture evolves through its changes especially based on operations and leadership. Taliban fights against both civilians and governments presently yet in the past, it was against the government. There is Cultural Revolution presented here because there is a change from eyeing the government to use of conflict in eyeing individuals. Taliban wars also present that there are people who give support to the conflict groups and in the past, they were opposed (Kiernan & Ben, 79). The culture can then be said to experience revolution such that groups even openly support wars. Statistical life depicts life to be measurable in monetary forms, and this is a cultural revolution. Life has been so special that no other instrument has been used to measure it but today it can be measured in monetary forms. The dollar and other currencies from many countries have been used to measure the value of life and at times even those who can pay more finances have a higher value.
The Taliban here conflicts because spiritual leaders lead it and at the same time a war group, therefore, itself it is conflicted. The Taliban has a negative publicity and has always been seen to be a bad group. However, the media depending on what is given nowadays at times can justify activities of the Taliban. Statistical for life determines both directly and indirectly how the life of a person can have value. Monetary policies, insurances and measuring payments made by people make life be easily measured.
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