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The War at Home Officially Began Today
September 1, 2010
A large group of veterans is now entering the US. Our Military hospitals
and Veterans Administration who represent our front line in helping soldiers
has demonstrated over the last ten years they are not capable, they are
underfunded, understaffed, and so far unsuccessful at treating Post Traumatic
Disorder. There are numerous accounts demonstrating the inability of the
VA in confronting the internal wars that continues to rage in our returning
troops. What will the VA do with the massive numbers of vets who will be
standing behind the returning soldiers already on their door steps? What
has historically has absorbed returning soldiers in past wars is the job
market; there is no job market. What the American people need to become aware
of is that the war is entering their houses, their jobs, it rolls on their
highways, and their green zones are about to be infiltrated by men and women
who are still fighting on interior battlefields.
Veterans Day 2010
On November 7th, the Afghanistan War will complete its 109th month, making
it America's longest war. Our nation has been generating an ongoing steam
of veterans for years. To date we have over twenty three million living vets
and we are currently involved in two major wars. It has been all too easy
for civilians to lose track of what our military has been doing. It has been
said that we are suffering war burnout, so we have stopped listening. If
this is true role reverse with a soldier who has been on her or his third
tour of duty and you may begin to understand war burnout. With the advent
of the volunteer military it is convenient to say they had a choice to go
in. Did we have a choice about 911?
No veteran returns from war without some form of transformation occurring.
The wars battlefields and all those that surround it becomes a catalyst of
psychic and spiritual change. What many of those in society have used to
protect themselves from the accountability of these wars is politics. Politics
is not an excuse for giving up our responsibility to our returning veterans
or what they have done on our behalf. What abundance we own as a nation has
been protected by soldiers, the safety we enjoy has been made upon the lives
of our troops, and the freedom we espouse to the world was made upon the
battlefields by the members of our military. Put down your charcoaled burger,
silence your political rant and honor the greatest sacrifice a human being
can make the offer of their life for the safety of other.