drieuxster (drieuxster) wrote,

Are YOU doing your Part to stop the Evil Doing THey Them Those Folks

Someone is going to explain why this is not at all surprising to me...
We've now come full circle. The anger and disdain among political activists toward returning Vets is back with a vengeance. And it's pretty ugly. Sadly No finds one example (regarding this article in today's WaPo about a returning vet with PTSD):
The political activists who metaphorically spit on the troops today are on the right.

This is going to be more common as we come up against the government's responsibility toward our military and the brainwashing these selfish right wing creeps have undergone for the last 20 years. I don't think they've ever contemplated the fact that their patriotic reverence for the troops might conflict with their anti-government philosophy. After all, the military is a government program. And there are going to be veterans who need the government's help for the rest of their lives.
That's an excellent diagnosis, no doubt endorsed by the experienced doctor shopping medical expert Rush Limbaugh. But it doesn't really hold water since combat stress has been around since cave days. In WWI they called it shell shock. In WWII they called it battle fatigue. In Vietnam they called it PTSD. Whatever it's called, it's one of the most common war injuries of all.

[ cf Spitting On The Troops ]
Thank GOD!!!!

I mean, what would happen if there were liberals dissing the troops....

Oh that's right, there would be a massive hissy fit by the PHONEY CIVILIANS!!!
Tags: they_did_what, war

  • The asymetric problem

    A friend of my recently raised the fear point - what happens when some stateless actor up and does a nuke strike on some american friendly space. { I…

  • Which family values?

    A man who had long been vocal in his opposition to abortion was shot to death Friday morning while staging an anti-abortion protest outside a…

  • Speaking of Fighting Against the Obamanite Tyranical Government

    95 killed on Iraq's deadliest day since U.S. handover One has to wonder which side the AstroTurfers are on? do they support the HORROR of the…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment