The clash between Russia and Ukraine, the subsequent EU sanctions, the condemnation of the West, and the events that are documented on social networks, newspapers, and TV since the night between 23 and 24 February – when Russia began the invasion of Ukraine – have given new stimulus, even at school, to a series of themes and reflections on the war. War has always existed but today it is changing shape. That is true. War has always been judged negatively, it has always been the subject of criticism, but it has always been necessary and useful for the maintenance of peace. The causes that trigger wars can be multiple: political-military causes, territorial causes, economic causes, religious causes. In fact, we have heard of preventive war, economic war, crusades (religious wars), and civil war.
Today in the minds of the people, just as in the past “nigger” had the value of “bad”, the equation Muslim / Arab = terrorist has value. However, it must be remembered that Italy, as reiterated in Article 11 of the Constitution, “repudiates war as an instrument of offense to the freedom of other peoples and as a means of resolving international disputes; allows, on an equal footing with other States, the limitations of sovereignty necessary for an order that ensures peace and justice among nations; promote and favors international organizations aimed at this purpose”. I think that war is a tool by which powerful people impose their power on other nations, but in the meantime, millions of innocent people die. This certainly won’t be the last war ever because there have been thousands of them and they certainly won’t end.