Category Archives: Military Culture (of Death)

Women in the Military

“Sometimes I wonder if it’s the nature of warfare itself that is to blame for the persistence of sexual abuse in the military.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/10/get-a-weapon/596677/?utm_source=Longreads+Newsletters&utm_campaign=ae7196d958-Longreads_Top_5_September_13_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd2ad42066-ae7196d958-241919017&mc_cid=ae7196d958&mc_eid=e9a4310698

20 each day

Suicides by military or former military. The military is “concerned” about another uptick in suicides.

“If we just focus on the last tragic act in a veteran’s life as opposed to looking at the continuum of events that can lead to that — homelessness, addiction, mental health issues — then it’s just another federal report. It becomes a doorstop,” he said.

Washington Times, Thursday, August 29, 2019

The ongoing tragedy of military suicides is never blamed on the psychological, emotional, and spiritual wounds of war, moral injury, or anything of the sort. It’s “homelessness, addiction, mental health issues.”

And the ongoing problem of military suicides is never mentioned in rants about our “culture of death” by priests, bishops or conservative Catholic pundits.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/29/military-suicides-top-record-despite-national-spot/

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