Child soldiers are forced to commit much more gruesome acts then the hitler youth were made to. For example, the hitler youth were forced to shoot people but, the child soldiers are not only forced to do things like that but much worse. This list of deeds forced upon them consists of things like, maiming, decapitation, killing there own families and much, much more. The child soldiers are usually very young and living in far from the best conditions. Because of this it is easy for the militia to convince these children that they are protecting them and that they belong there.
The piece of evidence states that the children don’t complain and do whatever the commander says. Though many people may see child soldiers as perpetrators, they deserve forgiveness because even though they obeyed their leaders, it is only because they have no idea what is going on. They are drugged, brainwashed, scared, and have many other emotions that probably plug their brains enough for them to just do what they are told instead of think. “Apply the concept of command responsibility to political and military leaders.”(Irin) We should instead be punishing the commanders and others who abducted them and terrorized these children. This is such and urgent topic that I urge you to think about the commanders who put these children up to such terrible crimes.
At the end of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the children whose actions were chronicled in the book committed atrocities like murder and torture. Regular children somehow did things worse than anything that they ever could have imagined back at home. This begs the question of what prompted what once were normal children to snap: the circumstances or something that was inside of them all along. The answer in my mind isn’t as simple as one or the other. A winning combination of both spurred average boys into becoming killers, because without something dark being triggered in some of the boys, no one would have even thought about the horrible things that ended up happening.
Child soldiers, whether the Janissaries or the modern ones, were risking their lives for a cause they might not even believe in. One similarity that cannot be disputed is how in both cases, the children lost their innocence. One thing is letting children play violent video games, where they know that they’re not hurting real people, but it is another to give children real weaponry and have them aim and shoot at real humans, with real aspirations and real dreams. The psychological damage to their brains is unimaginable. They didn’t get to spend their childhoods playing soccer with friends, and instead spent those years without knowing that their lives might really end at any
Are you satisfied with the killing? We believe that a peace treaty should be distributed. Without your help it only gets worse and worse everyday. More and more people die, more kids get brutally murdered in front of their families. And all because you are too scared to call it a Genocide because repercussions could develop.
What do thousands of kids do when they are scared that they will be charged with war crimes if they escape from there battle? That is what child soldiers across the world, ask themselves every day. Because they do not know if they should risk their lives to get amnesty that is promised to them, just to be thrown in jail. Because there are rules that the child soldiers don't even know, so it is a gamble they have to bid their lives on.. Child soldiers deserve amnesty because they are drugged and brainwashed, they are kidnaped or forced to join, also they are killed and abused for little to no reason. On top of that almost all child soldiers are drugged, to subdue them so that they will do what they are told without hesitation.
In the cases of counties like Serria Leone they turn to children to do the grunt work of war. Political instability is caused by corrupt politicians who only care about lining their own pockets rather than taking care of those who live in their country. When the citizens are not taken care of they tend to come together and try to over throe the government for the change they want. If the change doesn’t come the civilians can use violence to over throw the government which can lead to a civil war between the “rebels” and the
The second reason why the claim holds true is because the problem of genocide causes many people to either get killed or have to reinvent their entire lives. As I recall back to my time when I past by the factory where children were doing hard labor, I was trying to think back to other times in the world where other problems involving the welfare of humans, but I realized that no matter what happens, someone will always get hurt, because someone can die, or they can drive themselves insane due to the amount of hatred they have for a place. Consequently, without having anyone know about the mental and physical effects of humanitarian problems, the problems might never be addressed, which means the past will just always repeat itself, and that alone could potentially drive someone crazy. To preclude anymore people from hurting themselves in the inside or on the outside, there should just be no more events that result in the killings of people, but because that it almost impossible, the least that could happen as a solution to this problem would be to try and make sure child laws aren’t being broken, or illegal crimes aren’t going
the blood diamonds, as his absence of empathy towards others causes him to further the problems as he smuggles and sells more of these precious rocks. Moreover, another instance where one can see lack of conscience, albeit in an understandable way, would be the child soldiers. These kids were programed to follow their leader, superego, and kill when they had to, proving the loss of conscience. Even when face-to-face with his father, one of these soldiers still acted in accordance
Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not. Thomas Hobbes felt that if there were no contract then people would just act on instinct- rape, pillage etc- human beings in their natural state are inclined to war and distrust. There is a reason why we have the prison system, so that criminals pay for their actions and to protect the people. He states he has a wife that is expecting and two kids on the way. If he is a good and harmless guy as he states he is then it would never cross his mind to being involved in an