War Does Not Make Peace

“Too many young folks have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth, and love.”

Checking the news after two weeks without internet did not wield many surprises. The conflict between Israel and Palestine has intensified, Nigeria has seen many more deaths from the Boko Haram, Syria’s situation has become more dire than ever, and Ukraine is still trying to reclaim its territory from Russia. Oh, and someone just shot down a plane killing 300 innocent people in the process. In other words, it’s war after war after war, a never ending cycle of violence our world seems to deem necessary. Because of this, I have decided to dedicate this post to peaceful protesters, people like Gandhi and Mandela who have managed to influence our world without the use of violence.

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