Have to agree with this.
War breeds a psychotic absence of apathy and respect for human life. Even without psychological damage to combat soldiers, they have been brainwashed to treat others without value.
It appears to be the same thing with the US police and militia forces – they treat ordinary people with complete disregard for human values and dignity. They seem to have no concept of responsibility to others.
This is frightening stuff!
The fact that returned soldiers are treated by the authorities as of no value unless they are out killing and maiming in the name of “democracy” and “defence of country” does nothing to help. They are treated like second-rate citizens when home and, if not already damaged, soon become so.
After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America’s biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded. When he did so, he also pulled America’s fading wars out of the closet. This time, a Fort Hood mass killing, the second in four and a half years, was committed by a man who was neither a religious nor a political “extremist.” He seems to have been merely one of America’s injured and troubled veterans who now number in the hundreds of thousands.
Some 2.6 million men and women have been dispatched, often repeatedly, to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and according to a recent survey of veterans of those wars conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly one-third say that their mental health is worse…
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