Whether you’re a casual or a heavy internet user, you’ve likely noticed that ‘world war three’ hashtags are trending all over the place. For many, this is just a bit of fun, however; other people are actually getting a little scared over the idea of another war starting.
Many people are worried that the USA’s assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani could spark a war between the US and Iran. President Donald Trump decided to assassinate the military strategist, doing what Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama declined to do. It does beg the question – Why now?
In some cases, people believe that the president is simply trying his best to draw attention away from his impeachment proceedings. Whatever you believe, is it okay to joke about World War III starting at all?
Many of the memes received backlash that criticized Americans in particular for joking about US military action that could largely affect civilians in the Middle East.
When you actually sit and think about the sheer number of innocent lives that are in danger, it can send shivers down your spine. It isn’t something to joke about. Many people are worried about their future, their families, and their homes. They are also worried that this will bring another wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia.
While joking to get through fears and trauma is largely accepted and even expected in 2020, it is not our trauma to joke about. War is abhorrent. Below, the infographic will give you an idea of the costs associated with it – it might just open your eyes.
check out our infographic about the cost of war