Why we must end war

1. War is immoral

However murder seems legalised when committed on a large scale, it is still immoral. Murder is committed on a large scale during times of war. For many centuries, war has been the cause of a dramatic rise in the number of annual deaths, shifting exponentially to civilians, instead of combatants. There are even more injury counts and violence is more cause of death than diseases. When reports on war are heard, every point justifying wars sounds absurd.
War is a broad concept. For instance, even in the absence of physical combat, a person may lose the quiet in their homes to the constant sound produced by the buzz of drones. Homes are also constantly destroyed by the use of missiles.

2. War causes animosity and danger

The idea of planning for war itself leads to war, and war endangers us. There are tendencies of wanting to use weapons once they are within our reach. Every step taken by others become suspicious. A nation’s accumulation of weapons also signals a threat to the other and the other start making plans for weapons.
In arming, several factors must also be put in place such as the crude testing of the weapons on human beings, accidents caused in the process of manufacturing, trade with friends who later become enemies, and so on.

3. War endangers the environment

One of the main reasons for war is the desire to be in control of resources that affect the environment, such as oil and gas. Oil may be used in machines, causing pollution and affecting our environment, although it can also be burned off or leaked. For some, the use of oil is associated with the glory of war and sex video. However, whether or not war is fought for the control of oil, wars consume a lot of oil, affecting the state of our economy.
Wars also have damaged a large expanse of our environment and rendered millions of people, homeless. Many of the harmful weapons left behind in times of war are causes of land mines.

4. War eats into our liberties

Often, the average person is told that the reason for war is to enhance freedom, but in truth, war takes our liberties. The victims of war are usually the poor and helpless, who become prey. The nations engaged in war sometimes threaten some of their citizens into supporting the war. As a result of the war, there are illegal surveillance, torture, drones, unlawful imprisonments, and so on.

War is a big business

War is big business. It is the economic base of this planet. We spend hundreds of billions of dollars to create new weapons to defend ourselves against the old weapons we sell to others who are our friends today but may become our enemies tomorrow. It is amazing how often both sides of a conflict have the same weapons made by the same people. We don’t just traffic in weapons. We traffic in misery and human suffering.

In the name of peace, we have created weapons so deadly we dare not use them. Yet, it is inevitable that we will use them; it is only a matter of time.

In parts of the world the destruction and pain and suffering of war are common place. You go about your daily routine hoping you don’t get shot or blown up in an insane struggle for your daily survival. This is what our guns, bombs, and bullets have gotten us. Study well the picture below. It is the face of war.

Take a good look at what all our guns, tanks, planes, missiles, bombs, and bullets have bought us. It is time to find a better way. I call upon the good people of the world to unite. Join with me and together let us find a way to stop the madness before it is too late.

The dark blue areas are countries that have signed and ratified the (anti-personal) Mine Ban Treaty.

The slightly lighter blue area are countries that have only signed the treaty.

The grey areas are countries that have not signed the treaty banning the use of land mines.

The red dots are the countries that still make land mines.

Please note that most of the countries that have not signed the Mine Ban Treaty are the countries that still make mines.

Even after a war is over land mines and other unexploded ordnance continue to kill and maim innocent people many of which are children. It is another face of war.