War is Ugly

War is ugly. I believe this to be true because it brings nothing good to the table. The only things war brings are senseless killings, destroyed countries, and the draining of federal money. So much time, energy, and money is wasted on the war effort and this does not just apply to our country. It applies to all countries that choose to engage in war over salacious things. Call me a pacifist but I do not believe that violence is the answer. There are plenty of other ways to solve conflict other than going to war.

I firmly believe that killing innocent people is wrong. Unfortunately that’s what happens when war is involved. The only people that should be killed are terrorists and extremely abusive dictators. Other than that nobody else deserves to die espiecally not the innocent adults and children in the Middle East. Countries like Iraq, Iran, Syria, and many more used to be beautiful tourist attractions. Now they are barbaric wastelands as they are greeted with bombs, missiles, gunfire, and chaos almost every day. I have seen too many videos with dead children hiding underneath a bunch of rubble or soldiers riding tanks and firing guns in Middle Eastern communities where innocent people integrate. These people did not deserve to die under such awful circumstances. All human lives are scared. To act in any way that causes that death of others is immoral.

War does not resolve problems. It only creates bigger problems. War is like making a mountain out of a mole hill. We cannot achieve any political, religious, or social goal when we get involved in war. Instead of helping the human race, we risk losing the human race. The immense amount of causalities that are direct results of war alone is a reason why I am anti-war. Now with the possibly of  nuclear weapons being involved, nobody is truly safe. We have seen the power these nuclear weapons possess in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To think, that these weapons could be hidden somewhere and put into use at any moment scares me. The thing that scare me the most about this situation is people like our POS president and Kim Jon-Un have the power to set these off at any time. This possibly should make anybody uneasy.

America is a great country but we do have a lots of flaws. One of them is spending too much money on the war effort. Unfortunately, we have to spend money on our military but in my opinion, we spend too much money funding something that will ultimately destroy us in the end. We need to spend money the problems here first. Money that is being spent on the war effort could be spent on improving our school systems espiecally ones in low-income areas. It could be spent feeding the hungry or giving a shelter to the homeless. It could be spent fixing our gun laws, finding a way to cure cancer, improving our welfare programs or literally anything else to help improve the quality of life in America. Over $2.4 trillion was spent on the Iraq war alone. Imagine if that money was spent on improving the quality of life in our country. America would a better country.

Although war is immoral, I can think of two positive things about war. One positive thing that wars bring is patriotism to our country. We become united as one when we are up against another country. Another positive thing is that we know we have people to defend us when we are in trouble. These military personal dedicate their lives fighting for our country and I respect their patriotism and dedication to our country. However, I cannot respect the fact that they kill innocent people under the guise of fighting for our country. Fighting for our country should not result into destruction for another country. That is why I will NEVER serve my country. I love being an American but I will not contribute my time and effort to anything that is related to violence.

Instead of going to war, we should try to resolve our conflicts by having meetings with the United Nations, having nonviolent protests, creating peace treaties and any other nonviolent solutions that will make our world a better place. We need to enact these solutions as soon as possible because wars have caused too much destruction in our nation as well as in other nations. I would love to see World Peace in my lifetime but until that day comes we need to do everything to stop wars from happening. I am anti-war and I am damn proud of it.

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