Today at school we had to stare at a blank wall for 2 hours silently without communicating wit each other in anyway. We had to read this thing about child soldiers, and the write a poem or a letter to Stephen Harper. This Vow of Silence, being quite for 2 fucking hours, is supposed to represent the child soldiers not having a voice. Anyways, there was a list of countries with child soldiers. Russia was on that list, saying that Russia had children who worked for the police. So, according to the propaganda they gave us, Russia, having police officers who are 17 years old is considered child soldiers even though it is their own choice and they studied, trained, and are paid for it. According to the UN, a child soldiers is anyone who is under 18 and is in the military, even if they are a cook or whatever- or a police officer. If I was 17, and a police officer, I would be a child soldier-according to what we learnt at school. We also learnt that America provides aid to these countries- when in truth, in America you can become a soldier when you are 17.