Is Hatred And Revenge Ever Justified Essay

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Is hatred and revenge ever justified?

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Hatred and revenge proves nothing; hate leads to more hate and revenge leads to more revenge. Osama Bin Laden (founder of Al-Qaeda; a militant Sunni islamist group) justified the 9/11 attacks at New York which violated the USA’s security because 10 years previous during the Gulf War the U.S used Osama’s homeland of Saudi Arabia as a base which in turn violated the security of the Muslim world. In return this justifies the Obama and Bush administration invading Afghanistan then Iraq and the rest of the brutal and violent saga of the last 10 years. During World War II, tensions were mounting when the US enforced a full embargo on Japan due to military aggression on China. In return to this, Japan executed a surprise bombing on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. After Japan’s actions, the US justified its revenge attacks on Japan and the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Time and
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In the article, Revenge, My Lovely by Jo Nesbo, she displays how hatred and revenge does not bring your loved ones back through examples of the Vikings in Iceland. “In the Iceland of Viking times and the clan societies of Albania, to give just 2 examples, blood vengeance was accepted and carried out at the family level… As revenge killings were avenged with more killings there seemed no end to the violence and death.” (Revenge, My Lovely by Jo Nesbo). This quote demonstrates how revenge may help you feel better but it will only cause more death and consequences. Likewise, in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, she also illustrates how revenge, hatred, and misdeeds will turn on you and cause more
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