Rebuilding Foundations

An exploration of international development work in Africa

2. Protest War

Number two on the Ways to Help from Home list.

This should be obvious.  Violence generates more violence.  Hate creates more hate.  Consequently, Obama’s drone program is wrong.  Manufacturing weapons and selling them overseas is wrong.  Killing the “bad guys” is wrong.

End of story.

There are terrible people in the world.  When I read about a woman being gang-raped and beaten, part of me thinks that all the perpetrators deserve to die.  Ultimately, though, mercy is more important than justice.

Don’t support violence.  Killing terrorists doesn’t make anyone safer in the long run.

What does this mean for Canadians at home?

  • Don’t vote for politicians who support war (like Harper. How is he still our PM?)
  • Don’t buy from companies that also manufacture weapons (feck I love Kraft Dinner. This is difficult)
  • Write letter to a politicians
  • Sign petitions
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2 thoughts on “2. Protest War

  1. Christine on said:

    Couldn’t agree with you more, Be!

  2. Pingback: Ways to Help from Home | Rebuilding Foundations

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