Conflict and Cooperation
By Sadie Snell
Bullets and Ballots
The situation in Syria is a lot like the bullets and ballets situation. There are conflicting social groups, a group abusing their power, and people who are suffering from this. In bullets and ballets the army and wealthy abused their power against the peasants and in Syrian President Assad is doing this against the civilians. In bullets and ballots the Guerillas wanted a communist society and wanted to take it over. In Syria ISIS is doing the same thing; taking over.
In bullets and ballots the Army and Wealthy bossed everyone around, they were in charge despite the Government having legal power. I used to hang out with a big group of friends and it became very obvious that one was in charge and chose who she hung out with and who she didn't. If you were someone she liked to hang out with then you thrived and if not then you suffered. I was someone she never liked to hang out with, even though she said she wanted to. This is a lot like the Army and Wealthy because they promised a lot but never gave it. I was a lot like a peasant because I played nice for a while then became a Guerilla and decided I'd had enough and I stopped being around them. This was my way of protesting, much like the peasants and Guerillas. In the future I won't have any further conflicts with this group but there will be internal conflicts once they others get affected by the same thing as me.