Remembrance Day again, sad to see the dwindling numbers of old soldiers in their smart outfits. We owe a great debt to them. Not enough help is given to them either in my opinion, a lot live on the poverty line. Shouldn’t it mean that if you served in the military you should have provisions made for you to have a decent standard of life if you manage to survive the war and come back home afterwards? I believe it should.
Also, free health care and dental, if you fight in a war and risk your life which let’s face it that’s all any of us have, one life then isn’t that risk so great that you should be reimbursed.
As a mother I feel the waste of lives that war causes, every day you see on the television war torn countries and pictures of people crying, the cost of war is so great, it’s paid in blood and the cost is too high. Warlords telling you that blowing the arms and legs off children is acceptable, wrong, it could never be acceptable, how can killing your fellow man be ever right? There is no such thing as a legitimate target that’s human or animal.
If I ever had three wishes the first would be as hammy as it sounds world peace for ever.
Man’s inhumanity to man is disgusting, saddening and turns my stomach.
When you have a child, as a woman, you grow that child inside your own body, you feel it kick and turn, you come to love it before you even see it. When it’s born you want two things, or I did, that was, one, to hold it and two, to love it unconditionally. Not to let some leader somewhere decide it’s going to be blown up in the name of a cause.
You teach your children right from wrong, you bring them up right, teach manners etc., Then some hairy idiot from somewhere declares war and forces every man old enough to join the army, you the woman are left behind, you wave them off with a lump of lead in your heart and tears in your eyes, your child, however old he is goes to fight a mostly unseen enemy, he might never see who fires that rocket and blows him up.
My grandmother waved off four of her sons, it nearly killed her. Three went to the army and one to the navy. My uncles ship was torpedoed, and they tried to abandon ship, men were jumping off from everywhere to try to get away from the undertow as she went down. After she was gone, the few men that survived had to fend off sharks whilst waiting for help. A lot of my uncle Ernie’s ship mates met a grizzly end. He did survive even though he was wounded, but it took him years to get over what he witnessed.
I don’t want another World War, I hope a lot of other people don’t either, it would be shorter I would imagine, a few nukes here and there and finished, only the elite with the underground bunkers would survive, but for what? If they did nuke everything, there wouldn’t be anything worth having anyway and definitely no food or water fit to consume. It would be the end. Man would have rendered himself extinct.
It would make a change from all the animals he’s helped go that way.
As a mother I’d like nothing more than to get my wish of world peace for ever But I don’t think I’ll ever get it sadly.