For centuries, war was a way to end all the conflicts in the world based on economy, politics, demography, geography, ethnic differences,…
But why do people fight, why war is so necessary for certain people? Is it the only solution? What is the real intention of war apart for killing and hurting people?! Furthermore, life has many amazing things to offer. Life gave us things such as feelings, people, events,… Being alive means having the opportunity to learn, to love,… Life teaches us many good things throughout the years, however as great as life can be, it can also be very painful, destroying and even unfair. So we don’t need war to affect ourselves more.
To begin with, war is not justified for me and I’m totally against it. Violence is not the right way to stop conflicts between different countries. We have to find other solutions to avoid the killing of all those people who fight with this patriotic feeling and think that what they do is good to save their country. Soldiers think they are brave but they are just stupid… Even if they are obliged to fight, they can have the choice, we always have the choice. They could run away before violence begin, they also could retaliate against the government and find a way to stop the war… I know how much it was difficult for them to say something because there was the risk of being executed because of mutiny. The government had to do something before everything begin. But there is the problem…
Albert Einstein said: “So long as there are men, there will be wars.” Men have always wanted power and still want it. But why do people have to fight? Where is equality in this? Did the French Revolution have no use?! Where is liberty, equality and fraternity? The authorities are so coward. They send people on the battlefield where misery and hope are the only things which exist. Governments want power but they are unable to wet their boots. Every word they said is based on lies. They promise happiness and a better life for everyone but the only thing we receive is sadness and the loss of the people we love….
Thirdly, I think that war is not justified, because there is too many innocent who are killed during it. For example, in the Second World War, millions of Jews were killed, executed, and tortured. Imagine how many orphans and widows that made… How can men have ideas so monstrous and devastating? Why is there hate between people who are different? Why all these racial problems? We have to accept everybody, because we are all the same in a certain way. We have feelings like everybody else, we have family, friends. We all have intelligence and a conscience. God made us with the same characteristics and also differences because if everybody were the same it will be so boring. Foreigners are useful, they teach us a lot of things and we have to thank them for that. We have different colors, different cultures, and religions but in depth we are the same, we are human.
Finally, we all know that wars do so much damage. So why do people continue to fight and declare wars on other country? After the First World War, a lot of problems were created. There was epidemics, famines, economic problems,… There was also a big problem of reconstruction. For example, the Germans had to rebuild everything and had enormous debts like 34 billions of German marks! Due to this, there was a huge economic crisis. And this is the same after all war. So why fight if there is still problems after?
To conclude with, some people think war is justified because, they think that it is the only solution. But they’re wrong because rather than war being the only solution I think that war is the easy way out. War is a frightening event that occurs through out life. I agree, that sometimes you are forced to do things you might not want to do, however, I don’t think that it makes war acceptable. They start hating for not much reason and sooner or later they try starting a war. I don’t think that killing millions of innocent children, and people is necessary. War is a horrible fight between countries; it kills thousands, even millions of people. Whatever the reason might be, I think war is something we should try to avoid if possible. Killing and destroying other people’s life is unacceptable. People go into war for countless reasons; but power is a main factor of war. We have to forget the need of power and be bond together to have a better world. Because killing everybody is not the solution. So I think that war is not justified.