*Freddie Mercury voice* Goodbye everybody- I’ve got to gooo

Alright, since we’re about to reach the end, let us compare and contrast here. Yeah I know, sounds BoOoORing but this part is required so spare me.

Let’s start with the two songs I used: They both talk about anti hate. However, “Blowin’ In The Wind” asks more metaphorical  questions like:

“Yes, ‘n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?”

This gets you thinking.

Whilst “Where Is The Love?” also asks you questions but they’re straight up, it’s not metaphorical, this song tells you what is wrong with this world.

Moving on to the two news articles: These are only similar because they’re also both anti hate. The article “All’s Fair in Love and Peace” is about the Washington march on Vietnam, and people were fighting over the flag. The recent article “What if Laws Applied to Everyone?” is a series of rhetorical questions that share a common theme: a world without government. This article does talk about antiwar, too, IN FACT, it was written on the site- antiwar.com (WHAT A COINCIDENCE, just kidding that was the first place I looked for articles).

Finally, the two works of art: The first one, Flower Power, was taken at the Pentagon Protest during the 1960s, this picture portrays spreading love. The second one, Stop., well, you know what this picture means. If you don’t, I am so sorry. The two pictures both have the same meaning… (if you guessed A N T I W A R, good job, if you didn’t… uh…)

The 1960s has inspired us, in a way. The strong belief against war hasn’t changed. We do share the same opinions about antiwar though, but it’s not as strong now because there hasn’t been a war like Vietnam in a while. I don’t know, a human with morality shouldn’t like war, so this will never change.

Antiwar.

What do you think?

XOXO Gossip Joy

Stop.

Stop.

This graffiti was made in 2006 by an unknown artist. It is so simple, yet powerful. I think it’s cool, whoever thought of this, deserves a cookie.
What you see is what you get in this photo, STOP WAR.
Everyday people from urban areas (and the hood) think war needs to be stop, it causes more problems.

What if Laws Applied to Everyone?

What if Laws Applied to Everyone?

This is an article from an online newspaper that was written a short while ago by .

It is a series of rhetorical questions that make you ponder about what would the world be like if the FBI, Congress or anything government related never did anything.

The last paragraph stood out very well: 

What if offensive wars are illegal and morally wrong? What if killing is evil when not done in self-defense? What if those who kill not in self-defense are prosecuted and punished, except when they do so in large numbers and to the sounds of trumpets blaring? What do we do about a government that breaks the laws we have hired it to enforce?

It is simply saying that wars are wrong no matter what, that it should be illegal and whoever tries to start it should be prosecuted. The government should follow the laws the nation has hired it to do so.

I agree with this article very much, but instead of getting rid of this government, they should make the government better.

Where Is The Love?

This is one of my favorite songs EVER which was sung by the Black Eyed Peas, secretly featuring Justin Timberlake (aka the love of my life.) I recommend turning up the speakers and carefully listening to the lyrics because it talks about some real stuff and gets you thinking.

The most antiwar lyric is:

Nations droppin’ bombs
Chemical gasses fillin’ lungs of little ones
With ongoin’ sufferin’ as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin’ really gone?

These wars kill children, the future of the world. So basically the wars the nations set are killing their futures.

This song is an agreement to my topic, instead of finding ways to spread violence and hate, more people need to find the love and spread that, you feel me?

Flower Power

Flower Power

This photo is from the Pentagon Protest, taken by Bernie Boston on October 21, 1967. It is a very famous photo, that received a legacy. In my eyes, I think the hippie is trying to tell the guards to chill and replace the bullets with flowers. Instead of spreading hate and violence, spread some joy (hehe) and love. It portrays anti violence, basically anti war.

The Paper 12/10/65

 

 

These are two newspapers from 1965 published in East Lansing, Michigan (REPRESENT! HOLLA) . A journalist named Laurence Tate went to an antiwar demonstration to check out what was going on and experienced the feel of a protest. Many people happened to be passionate about this protest, they were shouting and became outraged whenever one of the soldiers spoke against them. One protester actually said, “I’d rather see America save her soul than her face.” Which most likely meant that the protester believed the war was about pride and would rather have the US swallow their pride than have their citizens die.

 

Blowin’ In The Wind

This song was actually written by this fine piece of cake:

If you don’t know who that is (shame on you), it’s Bob Dylan (when his skin didn’t sag).

However, it was covered and popularized by Peter, Paul and Mary during the era of protests against the Vietnam War. I could see why, it is a very catchy tune but it also contains powerful lyrics, like:

“Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?”

To me, this line is saying “how much more destruction can we take before we get fed up with it?

“Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?”

This asks how many people must die for this fighting to stop. In Vietnam, the number of deaths was growing.The protesters wanted to get the soldiers back home and just end the madness.

Why, hello there!

My name is Anne Joy, I’m a high school student. I like long walks to the fridge and I want to become the next Beyoncé. Please call me Joy. Or Joyoncé (Just kidding!!!). If you call me Anne, there’s a good chance that I hate you, haha (✿◠‿◠).

Only kidding.

Maybe.

Anyway, I created this blog to talk about antiwar. I chose this topic because I think war is unnecessary. War may solve some national problem, but it brings the world down with it. I mean, this world has other problems going on like poverty, pollution, hunger, yet some assholes decide to use extreme violence to solve a dispute…which results to more poverty and social disruption.

Like wow, thanks assholes!!!!!!!!

While creating this blog/ project, I hope I learn what other people feel about this topic and if they think the same.