Love, the Invasion, War & the Spiritual

The secret of life is love. Love is beyond words and description, but the elixir that gives and gives to illuminate each who have arrived at letting go of all negative barriers. Empty the mind,  and breath in the life force to fill your heart with love of the divine Giver. Let love be your religion! Take a new direction of devotion into deep self love.

Arahata Osho

VSF: When will the young men & women of this now collapsing American Empire come to realize that the military running our country is NOT concerned with protecting the American people. It’s real purpose is to serve the interests of a rich and powerful elite — as Major General Smedley Bulter said: War Is a Racket by Smedley BUTLER (1881 – 1940) Army Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler’s expose of American Corporate Imperialism. Butler said, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it.”

The armed services do not consider the well-being of their own men & women to be of any value unless they can be used. The soldiers are disposable, dispensable. Harm that comes to innocent civilians is considered collateral damage. As Chris Hedges says, “War is organized murder.”  When will planet Earth wake-up? We are in a prison of our own making, bound in the chains of propaganda, techno-fraud that only exists for the elite.

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching

Caitlin Johnstone

… posting a video of a young recruit talking to the camera about how service allows him to better himself “as a man and a warrior”, the US Army tweeted, “How has serving impacted you?”

As of this writing, the post has over 5,300 responses. Most of them are heartbreaking.

“My daughter was raped while in the army,” said one responder. “They took her to the hospital where an all male staff tried to convince her to give the guy a break because it would ruin his life. She persisted. Wouldn’t back down. Did a tour in Iraq. Now suffers from PTSD.”

“I’ve had the same nightmare almost every night for the past 15 years,” said another.

Tweet after tweet after tweet, people used the opportunity that the Army had inadvertently given them to describe how they or their loved one had been chewed up and spit out by a war machine that never cared about them. This article exists solely to document a few of the things that have been posted in that space, partly to help spread public awareness and partly in case the thread gets deleted in the interests of “national security”. Here’s a sampling in no particular order:

“My dad was drafted into war and was exposed to agent orange. I was born w multiple physical/neurological disabilities that are linked back to that chemical. And my dad became an alcoholic with ptsd and a side of bipolar disorder.”

“Many of my friends served. All are on heavy antidepressant/anxiety meds, can’t make it through 4th of July or NYE, and have all dealt with heavy substance abuse problems before and after discharge. And that’s on top of one crippled left hand, crushed vertebra, and GSWs.”

“Left my talented and young brother a broken and disabled man who barely leaves the house. Left my mother hyper-vigilant & terrified due to the amount of sexual assault & rape covered up and looked over by COs. Friend joined right out if HS, bullet left him paralyzed neck down.”

“It’s given me a fractured spine, TBI, combat PTSD, burn pit exposure, and a broken body with no hope of getting better. Not even medically retired for a fractured spine. WTF.”

“Y’all killed my father by failing to provide proper treatments after multiple tours.”

“Hmmm. Let’s see. I lost friends, have 38 inches of scars, PTSD and a janky arm and hand that don’t work.”

“Well, my father got deployed to Iraq and came back a completely different person. Couldn’t even work the same job he had been working 20 years before that because of his anxiety and PTSD. He had nightmares, got easily violent and has terrible depression. But the army just handed him pills, now he is 100% disabled and is on a shit ton of medication. He has nightmares every night, paces the house barely sleeping, checking every room just to make sure everyone’s safe. He’s had multiple friends commit suicide.”

“Father’s a disabled Vietnam veteran who came home with severe PTSD and raging alcoholism. VA has continuously ignored him throughout the years and his medical needs and he receives very little compensation for all he’s gone through. Thanks so much!!”


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