My View of “I Will Fight No More Forever”

This is my work for English project last time, iIwant to share with you guyz about this, maybe this will be a one step to lead u to find the way of peace to all of our brother and sister in Gaza , Palestine, adn perhaps Libya and other part of world .  you can see the partial of Chief Joseph’s speech in here

I Will Fight No More Forever

War is the word which almost everyone hates it. Hearing it sometimes make people sick, sad and even mad. War, this word never ends without sacrifice, blood, tears, and deaths, the word which anywhere, and anytime gives people an atmosphere of grief, and grim. Chief Joseph in his speech gives us a really obvious cause of war, war that cause the most of Indian American people lost their home land, and their family. Chief Joseph in his speech which titled I Will Fight No More Forever describe us that the sorrow of his tribe in the war, the war only for chunk of land, which also happened in the Gaza’s war right now.

In the certain point of war either in the winner or the loser both of them are the victims. They lost some many peoples, even some of them must be felt exhausted about war. Just like what Chief Joseph said in his speech, “Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have in my heart. I am tired of fighting.” Chief Joseph and General Howard both of them felt the same way about war, they tired of fighting.

This war gives a big impact to Chief Joseph tribe, many kids are freezing to death, and some of them have no food, and blanket. Like what chief described in his speech,” It is cold and we have no blanket. The little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills and have no blanket, no food; no one knows where they are- perhaps freezing to death.” Chief Joseph only wants his people can live in peace in their land, they just want to protect their ancestor’s land, but in the end against Union great power, they just end in sorrow and despair. They lost their children and their people, they have no food and freezing to death, as a chief, Chief Joseph cannot see his people in pain. The Civil War only brings to them nothing but loss and tears.

Even this speech is written 140 years ago, the effect of civil war is same. War only brings a sea of casualties. There is war in Gaza, Palestine right now, which caused a thousand people die only in one week. They destroyed a school, and kill everyone, without exception, even a child. People just running for cover, not knowing whether they die or alive, and we saw women and children murdered and massacred night after night. And they way of the parents there must be same as the way of Chief Joseph felt about their children. In his speech Chief Joseph describe about what he feel,” I want to have time to look for my children and see how many I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs. I am tired; my heart is sick and sad.”

This speech shows us that the war is the worst way to solve the problem that we have, just like what Chief Joseph said,” too many misunderstanding have come up between the white men about Indians. If the white man wants to live peace with the Indian he can live in peace. There need be no trouble. Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all even chance to live and grow. All men are made by the same Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal right upon it.” What we get is really meaningless than what we sacrificed for it in the war, the large number of died body we trade only for a chunk of land is making no sense. And war not only tear apart the body but also the heart, it is not only physical war, but we also fight against emotion, it is not only about who you fight against in battle field but also the human heart who hear and see what happened in it. In the end all we must do is stop this pointless war, and start try to make peace without war, and promise like what Chief Joseph said,” From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.

Bara E. Brahmantika

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