Imagine your childhood, sweet, cute and simple. This isn 't the case for everyone. Right now there are child soldiers who are making memories, but they aren 't good. They 're violent and damaging, but there is nothing they can do about it. These children are being forced by commanders to fight in war, they are seeing things that children should never have to see, and they 're being put under drugs and can 't think clearly.
Have you ever thought about the long-lasting argument over whether child soldiers should be given amnesty? Well there is no definite answer and in many ways is a complicated argument. To begin with, child soldiers are kids that are usually forced to join armed forces and commit violence to people all around them through false promises and poverty. In many cases, once they join, its almost impossible to change their mind and leave because they immediately get brainwashed through drugs and alcohol. From there, the kids learn how to kill and then all of the violence starts to happen to those around them.
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.
“....and in Beah’s case the arrival of the rebels in his small town meant sudden separation from his parents…”(Boyd 302). The quote above shows how barbaric Sierra Leone is by taking all these kids away from their parents, without their parents having a say in it. Also, its really hard for them to survive because they’ve never been alone and are “Terrified” (Boyd 302). So they had to make a decision fast and go to “Rudimentary training” to not be suspected and killed. Other reasons why Sierra Leone is a bloodthirsty is when Ishmael Beah went on an interview about what he had to deal with in his life, he stated that they made take drugs and that they had more drugs and gun ammo than actual
She points out that the children are put under the unnecessary physical burden that their week and developing bodies can’t handle. This kind of harsh physical activity can hinder their growth. The fear of the physical pain makes the children quit and they hardly enjoy the sports at all. I recall when I used to make lame excuses avoid playing in the field because a huge guy kicked me once and I developed the fear of heavy build guys. Other than this the excruciating selection trail leaves the hopes and dream of the young children’s in shambles when they can’t make the cut due to one mark.
Finally Beah is forced to experience violence in a very monumental way. Beah becomes a child soldier which results in my opinion the biggest loss of innocence in his life. He is forced to kill without fully understanding what he has done. Beah also must do this with the use of drugs which results in him not being able to tell the difference between right and wrong. Beah’s experiences should stand as a lesson to all in showing the importance of innocence and family as a
As stated in an informational article on differing opinions about child soldiers, “Most children are forcibly recruited and even when they enlist they may not have thought carefully about their decisions or made an informed choice.” This shows how many children are kidnapped from their homes to join a corrupt army, and forced to endure the hardships of war at such a young age. They can not be held accountable for acts that they were forced into, and the only logical outcome in this argument is that all child soldiers are given amnesty. Although it can be argued that there are quite a few child soldiers that made the conscious decision to join the army, these soldiers were often misinformed, and only seeking to enlist for the offer of food, protection and a place to live after possibly losing their family and home to the raging war. Choice is an important thing, and once it is taken away, you cannot convict a person as if they still had that option to
I really think that it 's sad that an entire race comes to the US just to work and leave a family back suffering. Children can be in a really bad situation that harms their health, education, anger, and depression. Their behavioral problem can rise at school as result of depression and anger. Immigration should stop deporting immigrant parents should stop because it affects children behavior, school performance and increase the number of children in foster care. Immigration deporting immigrant parents should stop because it affects children 's behavior.
Not only should the teens want better for themselves, but also for their community. It is upon the citizens of the community to come forth and speak with the youth because the chance of them listening to the police or even the president is slim to none. With that being said, the first step to decreasing or eliminating gun violence its starts at home simply by loving and guiding your children. In hopes that they will stop going in the streets looking for trouble and killing each other all because they have the lack or love and support inside their own
The children in “The Road Out of Eden” discover the truth about death in such a gruesome way that causes them to struggle with their guilty conscience and have to learn to adapt to their new reality. The notion of death is introduced to the students in “The School” in advance due to a majority of natural causes, making them accustomed to the idea. It evokes emotions of wonder rather than sorrow and they adapt to moving on promptly. The conception of death fundamentally is nothing but individuals fear and struggle with the consequences that follow, especially the youth because they are more susceptible to being
She also learns not to judge people because of their past and the stories you have heard about them. There are many lessons through out To Kill a Mockingbird that scout learns. First scout as a little girl who doesn 't like anyone talking about her and her family; she learned to control her anger. Atticus told her to not listen to what everyone says about her, on top of that he forbid her to fight. Then Atticus said "Try fighting with your head for a change."
In war terrible things happen and one of those things is child soldiers. Children who are recruited and forced to be soldiers in violent conflicts are most definitely victims that deserve forgiveness and should be provided with help. Children are often forced to kill and are used in terrible ways, for example “Iran, which used boys as young as 12 to clear minefields during the Iran-Iraq war. Clearly children don’t want to kill or clear minefields risking their own lives, most of the time in poverty ridden countries parents have to sell their children to survive. Once sold they are exploited in any number of inhumane ways which children should never have to deal with, which is why child soldiers should be given amnesty and are victims.
The rebels start to torture and taunt these children as Ishmael’s group watched. Therefore, making it evident of the before and after of the war, no one at that age would be disrespected before the war, which made the effects of the social norms evident. They are continuously reminded of the rebels that killed their families and that they are inhumane. The theme of the horror of war is prevalent throughout the novel as Ishmael and the other boys face
The last reason i think that kids should be set off free is because when the children are fighting they can be in serious danger. The first reason i think that child soldiers should not be prosecuted is because while kids are young they don 't have much control over what they get to do, lots of kids have to do what their parent or guardian says, and i am sure that when kids get recruited they have no choice but to go. In an article i read said that when a child soldier is recruited that they have no choice but to join. This matches with the story because it explains that kids don’t have a choice but to join when they get recruited. Kids also don’t get to choose what
In American education, being in a gang and stereotypes plays a major role in the way people view education. Through loyalty to their gang, poverty, and corrupt legal systems, educational systems don 't know how to handle these types of people going through these problems. In many instances, people from rival gangs are in the same class or school. There will be no learning for them because it is engraved in their head that “I need to ‘pop’ this guy because his gang killed someone in my gang.” They are never to betray their gang because it shows disrespect. Eva referenced this in Freedom Writers, after watching her father being dragged away by police officers her father, “... An Aztec princess is chosen for her blood.