“To Fight for the Right”

“. . . without question or pause–

To be willing to march into hell–

For a heavenly cause–” what a valor, right?

Those are some of the lyrics of Impossible Dream, which is a 1965 song composed by Mitch Leigh and written by Joe Darion; and is perhaps the most compelling reflection of finding peace in war. (Wikipedia) But is it truly worth it?

Hence, I watched hundreds of war movies (World War I and II, in the 20th and this 21st Century); and up to now, I find all wars senseless. Because, I highly value life. You can call me “naive;” but I don’t find justice in any kind of killing.

For example, suffering from a post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I have read a lot of real life cases of American veterans, who came from Iraq and Afghanistan back to their families in broken minds and spirits. And their mere consolation, they are just so lucky to come home alive.

On World War II, specifically, the genocides of Jews, although fatalities were not limited to the European Jewish people, they suffered largely– as they were targeted in a war against being seen as minority race of many physical deformities.

The horrors of wars are not just mind blowing. They’re the greatest threats to all our achievements as human beings.

Again, for “what peace is there in killing? What democracy lies in bombing,” when war undermines liberty.

Furthermore, war undermines our abilities to communicate effectively. War belittles our being champs of civility. With war, we treat ourselves us kids craving, fighting, killing (my goodness!) for lollipops and candies–we don’t even know how and what we want exactly.

Lastly, to dream the impossible of achieving peace in war is lunacy. We do not have to create hell among ourselves, only to convince there’s heaven.

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10 thoughts on ““To Fight for the Right”

    • I went and still going through a lot in life. Medically, someone caused me depression and PTSD. But not in my wildest thought, do I think of suing. I don’t even wanna apply for any help anymore. I just want to get healed and write poems and musings. I pray for those who hurt me. I pray for their healing and happiness too. I sincerely do. To me, it’s an inner war or battle that I can champion by simple forgiveness and lots of prayers.

      Thank you, friend! Many thanks!

  1. I’ve always hoped that as we continue to evolve, we will at some point realize how living in harmony is the key to survival and happiness. Great sentence “to dream the impossible of achieving peace in war is lunacy.”

    • Hi Randall, thanks for sharing your take. My point, is why war is even an option? When it means not only lives, but destruction of infrastructures, people will be demoralize, economy will suffer. The cost of war is beyond any calculations. Just the thought of it is horrifying especially for our children.

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