War Abolishment

Why War needs to stop.

Introduction

War, war never changes. No matter how hard we try, how many ways we change the course of war, it will always result in the same way. Death, destruction, agony, these are just a few results of a war. When a war occurs, sure it may unite a country, but think of all of the families it could tear apart. If a married soldier were to die on the field, his wife will grieve, his kids would grow up without a father, in turn, his family will be broken. If we end the thoughts of war, we may be able to repay the $19 trillion that we have in debt. We may be able to get somewhere in life, where new power sources are discovered and cures for diseases are found. Life can be better without constant wars between other countries.

Emotional Effects

Have you ever lost a family member? Maybe a close friend? If so, you know the sadness you feel for the next few days, weeks, or months remembering all of the good times you had with that person. Now imagine your best friend being drafted into the military to fight in a war you couldn't imagine going into. A few days pass, you say your goodbyes, and you hope that your friend makes it back safe. About two months pass, and you receive news about the casualty count so far. You read down the list hoping that your friend's name isn't there. After two minutes of searching, there it is. Your friend's name is there. That feeling you feel, that's the one everyone else feels when someone dies in a war.

Something not many people notice, but why aren't the rich drafted into the war? Sure, you can draft the low and middle class citizens, but why aren't the higher-class being drafted. According to David Greenberg, the author of Greenhaven Press’s “A Draft Would Divide U.S. Society”, “The Minute Men of the Revolutionary War were volunteers, draftees in the American Revolution and Civil War paid mostly poor people to take their place, and the unpopularity of World War I and the Vietnam War led to bitter protest over the draft in their eras, he points out, and there is no reason to think a new draft would be any more palatable or equitable. ”

The Environment

If you love trees, flowers, oxygen, and just about anything else on Earth, then be ready to live with little to none of it. Some people may have heard of a little thing called a nuclear winter. If you had, then you know the effects it can have on just about any living thing on Earth. Imagine ashes from cities that have been nuked flying up into the sky effectively blocking out the sun. According to David Swanson, author of Global Research’s “Top Six Reasons to Stop Fighting Wars”, “The environment as we know it will not survive nuclear war. It also may not survive “conventional” war, understood to mean the sorts of wars now waged. Intense damage has already been done by wars and by the research, testing, and production done in preparation for wars.” Not only does the area affected receive little-to-no heat from the sun, but the plant life can no longer receive light from the sun effectively stopping the process of photosynthesis which does not allow the plants to produce oxygen. Now, I'm pretty sure you know what happens to a human if there is no oxygen. The war may not be what kills the human species, but it may be the aftershock.

Why War Should be Stopped

War is not good for anyone but the undertaker. The casualty count can be devastating as there can be millions of deaths across the globe. According to Irvin Baxter, author of Endtime Ministries "2 Billion to die in World War III", "In 1914, World War I broke out resulting in the death of 8.2 million human beings! They called it The Great War! Some said it would be the war to end all wars. But it wasn’t. Twenty short years later, the world was plunged into World War II. This time there were not 8.2 million killed. This time-52 million! It was as though something had come unhinged within the human soul! Six thousand years of recorded human history and not one war with 1 million fatalities. Then, within 20 years of each other, two wars had claimed 8.2 million and 52 million lives. Even more ominous were the two mushroom clouds that towered over Hiroshima and Nagasaki as World War II came to its apocalyptic conclusion. Fear around the globe was palpable. What would the next war produce…with these new weapons of mass destruction filling the arsenals of the world’s nations? World leaders just refused to think the unthinkable. But it was frighteningly obvious that mankind now possessed the power to wipe all life off the face of the planet-many times over." Casualties aren't the only losses, however, as the economy can change as well. Can you imagine what would happen to prices for food if the U.S.'s amber fields of grain were nuked in WWIII. Bread prices would skyrocket along with just about anything else that relies on wheat. There are so many bad things that I can't even list them all. “Murder is the one crime that we’re taught to excuse if it’s done on a large enough scale. Morality demands that we not so excuse it. War is nothing other than murder on a large scale. Over the centuries and decades, death counts in wars have grown dramatically, shifted heavily onto civilians rather than combatants, and been overtaken by injury counts as even greater numbers have been injured but medicine has allowed them to survive.” (Swanson)
The Aftermath Of World Wide Nuclear War

Another Person's Perspective

While I was researching, I felt that another person's view on the subject would help clarify on the subject at hand. I asked local high school history teacher Richard Peterson a few questions about war. Here are a few questions I had asked along with his answers.

Do you think that war is necessary?

A: Yes & No. Human Nature is not satisfied with what it has and sometimes it is necessary to stop evil. If we would love and respect each other, and enjoy what we do have, the world would be a better place.

How can the environment be affected?

A: ie. Nuclear Meltdown in Japan, really depends on the war,

What steps could be taken to prevent war with another nation such as China or Russia?

A: Communication is a big key in avoiding conflict

Do you think the next large war will be a nuclear war?

A: On the big scale, the big nations understand that the nukes can lead to a mass extinction event, so no, I do not think it will be a nuclear war

Conclusion

Looking over all of the evidence and facts, you can see why war needs to be stopped. Now, maybe war won't end soon, but if everyone were to pitch in and speak up, we can put a stop to what has caused so many moments of agony and grief throughout history. We can stop war, and all you have to do is speak up.