Responce to "A Long Way Gone"
As seen in many means of propoganda, wether it is a specific advertisement to increase awareness or a documentary, Boy Soldiers are a common practice amongst the militaries of mostly unstable countries and estates.
It is not because they believe that the boys would be the most lethal weapon they posess, it is because they have but little of anything else to try. Any country using youth of 12 or 13 years of age to kill its opponents simply shows the true face of its desperation. An underdeveloped country such as Sierra Leone serves as a vivid example of such doings. Through the eyes of Ishmael Beah we experience the extent of how cruel and merciless can humans be …show more content…
The goal was mutual. The hope was mutual, that at least some of them would live long enough to see their dear ones again alive an well. The journey takes Beah and his friends to a distant village in which by rumors his parents are staying and just as the village appears to be beyond a hill, gun fight errupts. Flames, bullets ripping the air like invisible razors piercing anything on their way. Carnage continues for a few more minutes while Ishmael and his friends are trying to stay alive not far far from the manslaughter. After seeing the ruins and dead bodies everywhere, Beah and his friend will never be the same. Hatered and despair are now deep within them. All what the so called army needed to do is give them guns, train them and point to the right direction. Brainwashing their young minds and turning them against the RUF, the rebels that had Slaugheterd their loved ones. Drugs were abundantly provided for the young soldiers to use. Drugs made them feel better, lighter, faster, stronger. Almost invinsible. Also, these same drugs prevented children fro thinking. Children used drugs, killed, and never regreted what they did, simply because they did not understand that it was wrong. Their beliefs and morality were not yet formed when the war knocked on the door. But knowing that, military superiors had used that knowledge to bend the boys in the