Submitted by Ingrid Style, Quebec
The case against war in a nutshell was posted in this 2015 Scientific American blog by John Horgan. The collateral killing of kids and civilians exceeds perceived enemy deaths, and the financial cost is enormous, robbing society of food, shelter and life.
Those ‘glorious’ ‘justified’ wars my generation was brought up on, celebrated by Kipling, and Buchan, were represented as men fighting ‘for love of king and country’. At the time of the first world war, the death of children wasn’t even considered. The thing was pictured a bit like a sporting event. Two armies bravely duking it out on the battlefield.
|By Alexey Talimonov, Russia.|
This changed with the 1940s bombing of Dresden and London. But the violence was still romanticised by Hemingway and Mailer and Hollywood.
Today, children are victims not only of bombings, but forced to take part in the carnage. Countless more will die from malnutrition and disease.
And that doesn’t take into account the healthcare, nutrition and education they are deprived of because of $16 million bombs being tossed around like confetti.
We all know this. Why don’t we act?
Rather than pay more money to the American war machine, Canada should get out of NATO.
This evil game must end....it CAN be done!
World Beyond War.org
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