How are these sources all connected to each other, other than Globalization?  What can I say about each sources? I'm writing an essay. I have to analyze every source and write something about them...

How are these sources all connected to each other, other than Globalization?  What can I say about each sources? I'm writing an essay. I have to analyze every source and write something about them and in the end I have to write why they are all connected to each other than Globalization.

Source 1:

"...the core value that underpin sustainable development--- interdependence, empathy, equity, personal responsibility, and intergenerational justice-- are the only foundation upon which any viable vision of a better world can possible be constructed" Jonathon Porritt

Source 2: 

"Globalization was supposed to break down barriers between continents and bring all people together. But what kind of globalization do we have with over one billion people on the planet not having safe water to drink?" Mikhail Gorbachev 

Source 3: http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/ksc/lowres/jintao-hu-china-china-amnesty-globalization-profits-management-kscn1079l.jpg

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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While each source is addressing globalization, each one is also speaking to the promises and possibilities in a new world order. In each source, there is a direct criticism offered of globalization, and a way to ensure that the aspirations and ideals of the world can be experienced by all.

In the Porritt quote, one sees a critique of modern capitalism.  Its globalized form widen his critique.  Porritt's quote speaks to the notion of what should constitute human society and social interactions between human beings.  The values of "interdependence, empathy, equity, personal responsibility, and intergenerational justice" are aspects of a perfect society that he envisions.  Porritt's quote suggests that social organization must be guided through these values. Gorbachev's quote illuminates this with his criticism intrinsic to wealth inequalities.  For Gorbachev, a future vision of society is one where individuals recognize the inherent unfairness of "over one billion people on the planet not having safe water to drink."  Gorbachev's quote suggests that any vision of the future that does not take such a reality into consideration cannot be deemed as a success.  Finally, the cartoon asserts that human rights and the need to treat individuals as ends in of themselves and not means to an economic end is a reality that has to be avoided in the modern setting.  The cartoonist's use of capitalist profits as "Jaws" being able to devour the fatigued swimmer that human rights is represents how future society has to be constructed with the entitlement of human rights to all.

The vision of the future is something embedded within each source.  It is something that links them together.  Porritt's quote speaks of what the future should be. Gorbachev's quote speaks to what the future ought to include.  The cartoon articulates a warning about the future.  In each source, a statement about the globalized reality of the modern setting is offered.  Another way to link the sources would be to suggest that each source is pointing out an area of the modern setting that needs to be transformed into what can be.  The defining elements of a social setting that Porritt offers, the lack of basic necessities for so many in the Gorbachev quote, and the cartoon's depiction of challenges in ensuring that human rights applies to all in a worthwhile manner are offered as current problems that need to become sources of strength.  

I would suggest that each quote can also connect to one another in their deemphasis on business.  Each quote seems to decrease the role of financial wealth and the accumulation of wealth in order to embrace something else and something more profound.  It is here in which each quote can be connected to one another.  While globalization is present in each quote, a focus is present in which each quote offers something to be said about the current state of society and the condition of what society can be.

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