We need to stop glorifying military service. War is not something we should be proud of as a species. We’re out there killing one another, ending lives over our differences. Every time we thank a solider for his or her service, we’re thanking them for perpetuating a horrific cycle of violence that destroys entire societies, cultures and families. Instead, we should be thanking those individuals in this country who opted not to enlist in the military, and we should actively encourage everyone to abstain from joining! #AbolishWar
Tags: #AbolishWar
7mo ago
6 Comments
DisneyPrincess
I'm new here
@CindySerrano So.... what are you going to do when another country’s soldiers decide to bomb you, or hijack the plane you’re on, and etc.... I’m pretty sure you’re going to wish you had soldiers to help you and to defend you and your country. So I’m going to continue to thank every American soldier for enlisting and doing everything they can to protect me.
7mo ago

CindyHill
Bookworm
@CindySerrano I thank every soldier as well. Can’t imagine what our world and lives would be like without our soldiers protecting us. Cindy, with respect, you seem to live in an enclosed, protected bubble to think the way you do about war. I suggest you refresh yourself in American history.
7mo ago

BritneyByDesign
I'm new here
@CindySerrano I agree with you, Disney Princess. So many terroristic attacks go on everyday, so scary!
7mo ago

CindySerrano
Hopeful
@DisneyPrincess There are ways to punish acts of violence without further violence. For example, economic sanctions such as trade embargoes, or other foreign policy measures that don't include war. Or even diplomacy! How about that? Whatever helps us to stop killing each other.
7mo ago

DisneyPrincess
I'm new here
@CindySerrano Sorry to break it to you, but that’s not how the world works. Soldiers protect us from getting killed because there are countries trying to wipe us out! You can’t be serious! Flower power doesn’t work! What’s next? Maybe there shouldn’t be any police officers either! Are you familiar with the movie The Purge? That’s what’s going to happen if people followed what you’re promoting! Who’s going to protect you when that happens?
7mo ago

Velocity1
The fixer
@CindySerrano That’s a very idealistic view. I wish it were possible, but that’s not reality. Some things are simply beyond diplomacy.

Like the previous poster said, there are countries that want nothing more than to wipe us out. And when you have a group of people who are willing to blow themselves up just to hurt us, you realize that the problem can’t be solved with something as simple as economic sanctions.
7mo ago

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