I was reading a modest proposal and it makes me think of the parrales between the bush administration and the war on iraq.
In the modest proposal , the essay is essenitly telling the poor of Ireland to eat their kids and sell them to be eaten to help the economy. As shocking as this may sound at first, the essay which is a satire is trying to bring out the faults of the irish governments oppression against the poor and also at a larger scaleSwift successfully indicts the brutality of man as a whole. A Modest Proposal goes well beyond the limits of Europe, shedding a sickening light on all humanity and the way in which we treat each other. This can be related to the essay Another $200 Billion . In this editorial , the author is describing the money that is being wasted in the war against Iraq.
Thematically speaking the first connection that can be made is in a Modest Propsoal , Johnath swift Is saying that the kingdom of Ireland does not care for its poor , and because of this the poor will have to sell their kids to be eaten for money. In 200 Billion , the first line of the essay makes an impact on the reader as it shows the inhumane side of the bush admistraition President Bush waited until he had vetoed a relatively inexpensive children’s health insurance bill before asking for tens of billions of dollars more for his misadventure in Iraq. This quote is basically showing that the “Kingdom of America” which is currently the Bush Admistration does not care for its citizens instead its investing in a war (which many polls show that the countries citizens don’t want to be in) rather then investing in better health care, which America desperately needs.
Another way to compare both the essays is that in the modest proposal the reader gets the sense that the kingdom is devouring the poor farmer’s kids. In 200 Billion, Bush can be looked upon as a Tyrannical monster which is devouring the innocent kids of the families , in this case the kids are soldiers which are fighting in a war brought upon by the bush admistriation . In both the essays, it is the governments fault that familes will or are going to lose their kids