Your Wars are Not My Wars

I am not sure we have seen a just war anywhere for a long, long time.

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From the outset, one conflict after another proves to be something else than the wars, revolutions or uprisings the official media is making them to be.

I hate watching how human lives are treated as disposable and collateral commodities used in the pursuit of questionable, secretive, perverse, immoral interests of war designers and managers. We do not need an inflation of dead heroes.

As I reflect on the current situation worldwide, at the time when the clouds of war are getting ever darker and more threatening, I am glad I am reaching the age when no one is interested in conscripting me. I am not volunteering either. And, even if someone would try to push me forward to defend their barricades, I believe I will muster enough courage to declare: “Thank you, but NO! Your wars are not my wars. The God given life I have is not your disposable property.”

It seems we have reached the days when the just war theory has become nothing more than just a theory.

About Tihomir Kukolja

Tihomir Kukolja, born in Slavonska Pozega, Croatia in 1954. Studied, lived and worked in Yugoslavia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Australia and the US. Education in theology, communications, and radio journalism. Worked as a church pastor, media professional, radio producer and presenter, journalist, religious liberty activist, and reconciliation and leadership development activist. Lives in Baytown TX, USA with professional ties with Seattle WA, USA and Fuzine, Croatia. Currently serves as the Executive Director, Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation (Forum), and Director of Renewing Our Minds (ROM) initiative. Loves photography, blogging and social media. Views, opinions and interests expressed in this blog are those of the author and contributors alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of organizations with which the author is or has been associated in the past.
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One Response to Your Wars are Not My Wars

  1. Either No war is just, or Every war is just… Depends on what side of the barricade you find yourself to be.

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