Argumentative Essay On Child Soldiers

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14 Child Amnesty is Deserved In some parts of the world, such as South Sudan, there is a tremendous dispute over the issue of child slavery. The organization that does these harmful acts is the Lord 's Resistance Army. One of the leaders of what is called ¨the LRA¨ is Dominic Ongwen. This man had raped women his whole life, and he loved every second of it. He ordered his soldiers to smash all of the deceased skulls, and beat to death everyone who tried to escape from his wrath. But why, was Dominic just insane? Or were there other factors playing a role in his deranged twisted fantasies? Dominic was a child soldier himself, and had gone through what most child soldiers have. Unnecessary abuse through manipulation, abduction, and the sad idea of being drugged to the commanders wants, and needs. Trying to visualize the guilt child soldiers have undergone is horrifying. One of the biggest reasons this guilt lies heavy in the hearts of these soldiers is the thought of doing something right. Krista K Thomason, the writer of the article ¨Guilt and Child Soldiers,¨ explains that the child soldiers that were taken into trial, admitted to feeling guilty for the crimes they have committed. In other words,¨They often report feeling guilt for the wrongs they commit.¨ (Thomason para 1). LRA leaders first step was to turn these young boys against themselves by using bitter manipulation, when they needed somebody most. When standing in trial, they then

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