Soldier Suicides

Friday, July 8, 2016
Posted in category War

Another tragedy of the warfare state that is largely left buried and ignored. Twenty veterans commit suicide each day, according to the VA. Butler Shaffer writes on this issue in The Wizards of Ozymandias: Reflections on the Rise & Fall:

I also heard no mention made of what, I suspect, is the principal contributor to the escalating rates of suicide: the insanity of the war system itself, its moral and spiritual bankruptcy. In the time that I watched these hearings, I heard not even an oblique reference to the spiritual costs of persons having their lives robotized and directed by the state for no other purpose than to kill men, women, and children who have been selected as targets. What does it do to an otherwise psychologically and emotionally centered person to have one’s life training as a systematic killer of strangers become the highlight of his of her life?

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