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The Consequences of Endless War

Discussion in 'Society and Culture' started by ShinyTop, May 21, 2017.

  1. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    From an article on the anti-war website War is Boring:

    “My guilt will never go away,” former Marine Matthew Hoh explained to me. “There is a significant portion of me that doesn’t believe it should be allowed to go away, that this pain is fair.”

    If America accepts the idea of fighting endless wars, it will have to accept something else as well—that the costs of war are similarly endless.

    I’m thinking about the trillions of dollars, the million or more “enemy” dead, a striking percentage of them civilians, the tens of thousands of American combat casualties, those 20 veteran suicides each day, and the diminished lives of those who survive all of that. There’s that pain, carried by an unknown number of women and men, that won’t disappear, ever, and that goes by the label “moral injury.”

    I recommend reading the entire piece.
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    I read it before and it's a fantastic read.
  3. MemphisMark

    MemphisMark Old School Conservative

    A glimpse of what soldiers with PTSD goes through.


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