The death of 20,000 kids in war


A generation is dying

Some words struck me the other day, and they struck hard: Should we be satisfied with, that the numbers of children dying in the world today have gone down from 40,000 a year to 20,000 a year?

The reason why it struck so hard was because we tend to actually see it as a good thing that we can put a lower number on lives lost. A number that should in fair matter be zero, has been raised as something positive because it is lower than what it was 10 years ago. Putting a number on life in the first place should be unnecessary, but we tend to do it anyway. After world war one, wich was in history, one of the last battles where the civilian casualties where kept at a minimum, and soldiers fought out the war. we have seen and increase in the deaths of children, from world war II to Palestine, to Vietnam, to Korea, Lebanon, Israel, Sudan , Rwanda, Balkan war, Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria, the value of a human life, seem to decrease by the second. Why is that? Why do we also seem to accept it more and more. Or I should not say accept, but we are not as bothered as we used to be, by the images represented to us.

we seem to have gotten numb to the news hitting us every day, that a quote like: ” A generation in Syria can be vanished by 2016″ seem to be just words now a days. If you look at the commentary fields underneath Syrian children at refugee camp in Jordanthese types of news, people seem to focus more on the evil that is being done in the world as a whole, and forgetting the people that are experiencing that evil. We are soon entering 2014, I am hoping to see a change in how people view the world and the people in it next year, that we will do everything we can to not just raise awareness, but to actually go in and make and effort to change the path we are on now. We have to rid the hate, we have to rid the past, and build a new path made from love, respect and understanding each other. We need to educate, we need to elevate, and we need to say stop. By the end of 2014, the number of children killed in war can and should be no more than zero.

I am leaving you with Children of war

MesAyah

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7 Responses to The death of 20,000 kids in war

  1. Ben Naga says:

    TROUBLED WATERS

    So many floundering people
    Drowning in this rushing river
    With half an eye one can’t miss it

    Whether standing on the bank
    Or down there in the water yourself
    And maybe even floundering too?

    Seems there are two main reactions
    To ignore, avoid, blame (from fear?)
    Or to help out from a sense of kinship

    Now I’m tempted to go all political here
    But some call it a fire across the river
    Something of no concern of theirs

    While others find their hearts moved
    Make every effort they can muster
    To save these lost drowning souls

    But thinking outside the lockdown
    Might there not be a third option?
    (If it’s not too dangerously radical)

    Rather than trying to rescue them
    Mouth to mouth over and over
    Might it not be more constructive

    To travel upstream and discover
    What it was got them – and us – all
    Into this situation in the first place?

  2. that is very sad that is a lot of children

    “We have to rid the hate, we have to rid the past, and build a new path made from love, respect and understanding each other.”

    yes exactly! +1!

    • MesAyah says:

      It is 20000 too many.

      The saddest thing that can happen now is that the generation that grows up is so filled with hate, that the past will ruin the future. Because then we are just looking towards another war

  3. Since you read something of my blog, you know what’s coming.

    “People seem to focus more on the evil that is being done in the world as a whole”

    Absolutely not. People jump from one fleeting issue to the next, much in the same way you’re doing now.

    “and forgetting the people that are experiencing that evil”

    What a lovely, absolving remark. Yes, perhaps they do forget those people, but what does it matter? They are unknown to them, therefore representations rather than people. Moreover, they are flatter representations than those which populate their daily lives. Why care? Even a video game representation, flat as it may be, offers the ability to care more, because it is in the realm of direct interaction and impact. It is far more important that people have forgotten THEY are causing all the evil they see. Had they not, they would feel responsibility and guilt, and would investigate their impact. This would be interaction.

    “We need to educate, we need to elevate, and we need to say stop. By the end of 2014, the number of children killed in war can and should be no more than zero.”

    This is rubbish. It may bear all the marks of great public relations, but it has no worthwhile content. Moreover, it doesn’t know one gram of a proverbial iceberg of how people interact with every aspect of their lives.

    I don’t know why I wrote this, since I resolved to avoid interaction. I end up saying things which aren’t worth a fraction of what I’ve been thinking for years. I suppose this is a thanks for the follow, the first comment on any blog for a long time. No, I don’t sympathise with the sentiment of the post, as I am strictly for other animals against humans. Nonetheless, if you actually feel anything but simple concern for it, you should give the issue more thought. Far more thought. Try to remove yourself from all you know and connect details to each other.

  4. cho wan yau says:

    Reblogged this on Gorgeous and commented:
    Imagine a world where nobody man, woman nor child died in war nor through hatred and greed, now that would be heaven on earth

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