So we don’t help, we forget, we let things be. We ignore the children.
I’ve found it painful to read the news these past few years. Disasters, scandals, the hatred seeping from the headlines was more than I thought I could bear.
Fear takes on many forms when you are a child. Sometimes the worst fears are those which no one suspects. If you are lucky you can work through them and go on to a happy and healthy life.
Life goes on, for some. The next civil war is over and the radical party now controls the country, what’s left of it. Power outages, famines, and pogroms, and a future which doesn’t have a place for those who are not the chosen ones.
Nearly three million Vietnamese were killed and another four million injured in the Vietnam War, which destroyed or heavily damaged 2,923 school buildings, 1850 hospitals and clinics, 484 churches and 465 temples and pagodas.
Welcome to Fiscal Fiasco Round Two – and this time it’s really important, because we’re talking about ships. Earlier this spring the Canadian government announced that it was paying Irving Shipyards $288 million just to design the new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy. Not build, just design.
In 1962, a young boy anxiously watches the tension escalate between Russia and the United States during the Cuban missile crisis, and has his fears brought into frightening clarity.
What moral obligation do soldiers have in war? This is a tricky question, and one which I considered more than once during my fifteen years in uniform. There are many perspectives, and some can be equally valid even when they diametrically oppose one another. But is there a single, undeniable answer that applies to all? Is there a fundamental truth behind the morality of war?
Where a baroque church once stood, bells no longer ring at birth, at death, the joy of a wedding. In the hours after midnight, the village of Lidice was razed.
It was World War II and enemy bombs rained on London, England, leaving death and destruction in their path. This is the true story of a young girl during the most terrifying 24 hours of her life – separated from her family, trapped in a collapsing bomb shelter and wondering if death would be a welcome release from the pain and fear.