Yesterday, I wrote about War, from the angle of the film The Hunger Games, and also speculating on the mentality behind the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Lebanon and Syria.
I Googled quotes on Love, Peace and War. So much has been written about these three things. What I found was quite disturbing, though…when I searched for quotes under the keywords “Love” and “Peace”, it was almost unanimous that this was how Humankind should live, shunning and abnegating all forms of violence and hatred. Yet, when I searched under the keyword “War”, there seemed to be many that advocated the use of guns and the use of violence to fight violence. An eye for an eye again.
I realise that everyone has their opinions, but surely violence and war are never the answer to any problem? There are no winners in a war, only casualties and survivors. Everyone loses to some extent in a war. How can the loss of human lives be treated so cursorily, as “collateral damage”?
I don’t have any answers. I’m just as puzzled as many of you. I’m not a political/religious analyst, I’m just an observer watching these events unfold, and wishing I could change things for the better. And I’m doing it the way I know how, that is by writing about my feelings and observations, and hoping that it might touch a chord in some or all of you, and stir you to do something about it yourself. Even spreading the word to your circle of friends will help, by causing a ripple effect.
May Love and Peace prevail.