“I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone… we all want to help one another.”
This speech given by Charlie Chaplin in “The Great Dictator” presses on the issues of how war is affecting each and every one of us. No child grows up with a ‘mass murder’ mentality. And while I am no economist, politician, or soldier I think we can all agree that life is valuable no matter what form it comes in. We make decisions that define who we are and we struggle with balancing our morals and values with society’s expectations.
Manslaughter charges within the confines of our own country result in mass media reports and newspaper cover stories. However when the numerous deaths are racked up overseas, how concerned are we in investigating how justifiable these murders are? The irony of it all is that we call for war in order to sustain peace.
“There is nothing that war has ever achieved, that we could not better achieve without it.” – Havelock Ellis
We can’t all be the Mahatma Gandhi’s and Nelson Mandela’s of the world but we can stand for the dreams they believed in.