Compare health outcomes for the issue between the United States and a country with universal health coverage.
In popular media, the portrayal and aftermath of 9/11 resulted in stories and documentaries depicting people distrusting “the other” and even their own governments. After 9/11, many people felt paranoid that intruders from other countries would continue to bring war on US soil. This prompted many US citizens to sign-up for the draft and fight back against said intruders. However, once people started to realize that pointlessness of the war and the expansion of the surveillance states, citizens started to turn on the government. 9/11 caused people to feel a lot of distrust and that bled into the media that was produced during that time period. The immediate reaction after 9/11 was the fear and distrust of “the other”. In this case, “the other” alludes to those of Arab or Muslim descent. In Doug Ireland’s “In These Times” article, it is stated that the media was “incautious” when it came to rushing to judgment and put blame on Muslims and Arabs, in general, for the attack. Clips of Palestinians on the West Bank celebrating 9/11 were put in constant rotation on News Channels and false news stories of potential Arab-looking terrorists were presumptuously aired. This paranoia lead to death threats against American Muslims, shots fired at Muslim communities, and racial profiling by authority figures. According to Ireland, this all happened within a month of the 9/11 attacks (Ireland, 2001). Paranoia towards “the other” leaked into post-9/11 cinema such as “United 93” and “American Sniper”. In both of these films, everything is black-and-white. The Americans are depicted as “good” and the Arabs lack any sense of humanity. For example, “American Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a Navy Seal who courageously puts his life on the line to defend his country. This memoir depicts Kyle as a broken hero best known for having the largest number of confirmed kills of any U.S. sniper. The film hardly touches upon the remorse that Kyle feels for murdering so many men and is determined on portraying the late Marine as a hero. As A.O. Scott’s film review touches upon, the movie feels like a classic Hollywood fable of good vs. evil and treats every Arab in the film to be a murderer. A child has to be sniped down for attempting to blow up an American tank, another child picks up a RPG and almost fires it and a harmless looking woman calls men to take the American soldiers down. Every Arab in this film is a bad guy, which hurts the realism of th>GET ANSWER