Why? Why do we have to remember all this? Why do we have wars in the first place? We all know they only cause more trouble than good. Why can’t we just get over all the wars we have had before we start a new one? We have life, we have brains isn’t that enough? And what is with lest we forget? I mean I have nothing to forget. All I am expected to remember is the realness of the photos and the fake-ness of the computerized movies. The one thing to museum can’t fake is what happened. Museums pride themselves on telling the stories of past people but sometimes you should let the stories tell themselves. We live in an era of assuming, of jumping to conclusions. We must let the people who died and the people who did their best move on just as we must our selves.
My big question is why do we rain sadness upon ourselves only to regret it later? I just don’t see the point. Honestly. People are amazing creatures why do we insist on destroying each other? I know wars happen for good reasons and I also know I sound like a movie when I say this but isn’t there another way?
I don’t think people understand the bigness of wars….. or peace for that matter. When it comes to either of those topics none of it is ever simple. We just can’t say that the enemy is evil just to make up for the fact that we don’t want to think about it, plus they probably think we are evil anyway. We can’t look through their eyes just as we can’t look through our own.
I believe that evil only exists if the person know what they are doing is wrong. But we can’t just go around saying the a person is evil just because they may have done us wrong. We can’t say whether someone is evil or not without being…well I don’t know maybe….physic and I’m pretty sure that’s impossible we’re just going to have to deal with not knowing 100% whether a person is evil or not.
You can take photos of it , you can make movies about it but you can’t hold on to it forever. All over the world people suffer as many years of war take their toll. We can’t make things better and we can’t bring them back just as we can’t rewrite history but we can take value in what they have parted on to us.
I look at the spaces on ANZAC parade and I just can’t believe that we can think that we will war again. How can we think of ourselves as a warring race? The whole idea of a war memorial is to try and make ourselves guilty so that we just can’t have another war. So why do we have spaces for future wars to go? We may as well leave a space in our diaries.