Saturday, April 19, 2008

SHAME, Never Again

"On Killing", pg 289

During and immediately after Vietnam our society judged and condemned millions of returning veterans as accessories of murder. At one level many, even most, of these horrified, confused veterans accepted society’s media driven, kangaroo-court conviction and justice and locked themselves in prisons of the worst kind, prisons in their mind. A prison whose name was PTSD.1
I am ashamed to be part of such a morally corrupt generation, which treated our own people so shamefully.

Our military personnel are again returning to us after suffering immense trauma. Fortunately, we are not spitting on the people who suffered on our behalf, but we are not motivated to ease their emotional/psychological burdens. That must change.

Link in this Blog:
1. On Killing

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