Do any countries of the world truly want peace? Or at least tolerate each other? Way too much money is spent to protect and incite fear and hatred in people, when all that money could be spent on healthcare, social programs, etc....Good things that would create jobs, save lives, and promote kindness, compassion, and understanding. And make the world a more pleasant place to live in. Making weapons promotes fear and prejudice It is a big waste of money....When so many people die, there are less people to do the disgusting work of making weapons, less sick people to sell them to,, and less money to be made. So, what's the point?
War is a money waster people could put that money to better use. This means that money could go to better places than pointless war. Did you know that over 1 trillion dollars is spent on war every year on just war materials which is not including the veterans salary per year which can go up to a large sum of money depending on the rank of the soldier. 1 trillion dollars a year is capable to save world hunger and put those people back on their feet. In the Us the average price for a cow is around a grand this cow can go along way. Overall war is a waster of many and that people can put that money to better use.
Army is needed only because the outdated concept (Illusion) of countries and boundaries still exists to serve the selfish interests of a few heads of states. If the boundaries are done away with where is the need for army? A gun wielding enemy in the house next to you is more dangerous than an imaginary enemy across an artificial national boundary. To protect you from the enemy next door you need police. Only police system is sufficient
Instead of funding the military we could use that money to solve actual problems like poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and many other problems. We could use thst money for the betterment of people's life and we could fund that money on science and technology, which would help the human race. If there were no military there would be no war, but we do need a form of military to overcome problems like terrorism, natural calamities and other various "stuffs". So i would like to suggest that we (UN) make a kind of military to help us in need. Each member of the UN could allocate a sum of $500,000, thus we would have to allocate less money for military and could focus on the above mentioned points.But i am only a 16 years old teenager, so what would i know!? I hope people agree with me.
Spending 596 billions of dollars in weapons that a lot of them are phased out and sitting in the dessert because during decades our country was threat but until today no one invade us beside it's ridiculous is insane and evil think. For me is like the government or the corporations who owned the weapons factories is more important doing business with evil money than looking for peace. And the biggest problem is they doing evil money without thinking about all this waste money affect the economy and then for we have defficit. We are not suppose to be panic or paranoid about other threat countries and we do not need even allies because our country is the only one who is very armed to destroy them in just one day if they want it. STOP SPENDING MONEY IN ARMS AND WEAPONS SOW PEACE AND LOVE THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ON EARTH.
"Toy" guns are promoted to children as a play thing. But that's where it starts, isn't it? The more corporations promote the glorified idea of a military, the more people become involved in it. They are based on brutality and xenophobic standpoints. They use science as a way to destroy societies instead of as a way of saving them. The relationships of the soldiers that "bravely" go off to murder other soldiers in an attempt to solve a political problem? Ruptured. Is it bravery, or is it because this idea has been forced upon us since we were young? Who in their right mind would consider spending more money on ammo or the developing of drones that destroy the economy and the mentalities of the soldiers and people involuntarily involved be financially more important than funding schools or the scientific study of developing robots that can help medically? No one should. Human lives should come first.
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Spending trillions of dollars on weapons that will not be used is wasteful to say the least. 1% of the US military budget would feed and educate millions of children stuck in the poverty cycle. World leaders are not serious about peace and solving problems; they have been bought by the corporatocracy, they are puppets, and we the people are the corrupt system's slaves. Welcome to the show!
The United States spends more money on its military, including weapons and arms, than all other countries in the world combined. There is no need for us to do this other than providing corporate welfare for the military-industrial complex. We need to cut back that arms spending, or redirect it into social programs.
Forced taxation during a war is literally being forced to pay for mass murder. It's immoral. There are millions of Americans who are unemployed and rely on food stamps, yet we have the highest military expenditures in the entire world right now and the government can't spend a little more of that on education or poverty? It's absolutely ridiculous.
No country should spend more of it's wealth on weapons of war than on feeding the starving children.
It is immoral to spend money on weapons of war to kill and let children starve to death. How can any nation want to spend more money on destroying life than spending at least the same amount on feeding the children from poor families? The US spends trillions on weapons and yet cannot feed the poor. That is evil.
We need weapons in the military so that way they can protect us and themselves. If we did not have any weapons in the military, we would be taken over by terrorists or anybody with weapons. George Santana stated those who forget the past, repeat it. When the white man came to America, he conquered them because they had weapons, and of course disease helped play a role in their defeat!
Weapons are like keys with which we have freedom,if there were no weapons,the countries which are weak in warfare would easily be overtaken by the other countries and hence cannot attain any freedom. So,weapon is a essential thing in our living without which one cannot afford to live a good life.
Any country, not just America, needs to prove to the rest that they should be taken seriously. A country that does not spend money on arms will be treated as weak and as a joke. Here in America, we should be proud of our military capabilities and spending; it is one of the traits that make us respected and revered by our allies and feared by our enemies. Imagine no weapons...It would lead to foreign and domestic attacks and anarchy.