Many people agree that War is patriotic and that it allows the American people to live freely, hence, the reason we are known as “The land of the free, and home of the brave. ” War has snuck in to be a very popular topic all around the world today, as many country’s are disagreeing and entering war. But, is war really worth all the suffering it brings to humanity and the aftermath effects that may come. Whatever your outlook on war might be, we can all come to an agreement that it is not peaceful.
A lot of us have not been in war, and never will be, but, we have the opportunity to see what tragedies it brings through the way authors, journalists, and photographs express the feelings of soldiers and the horrific suffering on a daily basis. By analyzing photographs by, Chris Hondros, I was very disturbed. I can say I saw some things nobody should ever see. The pictures showed how the lives of people that were affected by the war have been impacted. These people are living in poverty and can not escape the dangers of what war has brought.
It is not just the soldiers that suffer, it is also the families. Family’s of fallen soldiers or innocent mothers, baby’s, and fathers that have been caught in the middle of action. Looking at these pictures made me feel a sense of coldness, it is not fair to ruin lives over something political, unless the problem threatens the lives of American people. An article, “Environmental Effects of Warfare: The Impact of War on the Environment and Human Health, stuck out to me.
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Does humanity all around the world understand the consequences war brings to nature and how it may affect civilizations for years after. War is fought over land, air, or water. Many different things are effected by this and it changes the way things are in nature. Whether it may matter to you or not, these living things also have free agency and should not be terrorized. Chemicals have become an important weapon in combat, and it is a very powerful technique. However, the aftermath is not good.
Chemicals stay in the ground and can cause cancer or even kill people years after what had occurred. I have recently read, “The Consequences of War: A Veteran’s Story. ” and the author portrayed an interesting point. Even after the war is done and over, the fight isn’t. Many soldiers come out of war with Post War Traumatic Stress, anxiety, and mental issues due to what they experienced. They are continuously fighting to stay sane and undo what there minds can’t forget. It shows how powerful of an impact war has on people lives, and with living evidence what it can do to your mind.
In conclusion, War may be necessary but it shouldn’t be first instinct. We realize we have to protect our families and freedom but is war the answer. War takes away lives and kills happiness. Through what I have researched I have made the conclusion nobody going through war is happy, it causes fear and hatred. It leaves people with a sense of loneliness and confusion. I hope that reading this can influence you to broaden youre outlook on war and the delicateness of life, ask yourself, is it really worth it.