A Radical Remedy for Veterans – Humanity and Truth

A normal human being, just a boy really, in ‘war’ – terrified and seemingly broken by it. Look at his hands, clenching in the panic of a child, his bladder releasing in the terror of war. You see, war is not natural; it is not ‘normal’ for human beings to slaughter each other at the bidding of psychopathic leaders – yet generations later, psychopathic leaders send boys to ‘other’ lands to kill and die; all for lies and for their own profit.

By Anart Grey, Editor Sott.net


Nothing has changed for soldiers since World War II, only now we try to drug away the terror, or train it away with video games, propaganda and even more lies.

We are a nation that utilizes preemptive war to accomplish our financial and political objectives. This is fact. We are a nation run by people so bereft of conscience and normal human empathy that we most damage those willing to live and die in service of our current society, or more accurately, in service of what they think our current society is. I read this article on the drugging of soldiers recently and realized that the men they are writing about represent a few tiny drops in the ocean of suffering that we as a society have created through war and the aftermath, through inhuman designs and inhuman acts. This ocean of suffering is all but ignored by the people in positions of power who have the resources to address it, those who run the very government organizations that design the wars. Pathological individuals in positions of power send young men and women to war. Pathological individuals in positions of power abandon these same young men and women to the streets or psychotropic medication, or both, when they return.

From the referenced article:

The mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) announces the second in a four-part series by award-winning investigative journalist Kelly Patricia O’Meara exploring the epidemic of suicides in the military and the correlation to dramatic increases in psychiatric drug prescriptions to treat the emotional scars of battle. The second installment covers psycho-pharma’s disastrous chemical experimentation within the military ending in sudden unexplained deaths, including those of Marine corporal Andrew White and Senior Airman Anthony Mena who were prescribed a total of 54 drugs between them, including Seroquel, Effexor, Paxil, Prozac, Remeron, Wellbutrin, Xanax, Zoloft, Ativan, Celexa, Cymbalta, Depakote, Haldol, Klonopin, Lexapro, Lithium, Lunesta, Compazine, Desyrel, Trileptal, and Valium.

Andrew White and Anthony Mena have become part of ever-increasing numbers of young, seemingly healthy soldiers who survived the horrors of war only to return home to fight, and lose, their toughest battle. Their deaths were not suicides. Rather, they are among a growing list of sudden deaths among military personnel, which many believe is due to sudden cardiac arrest brought on by the drug cocktails being prescribed. Fred Baughman Jr., MD has been researching these questionable deaths and believes the few that are known are just the “tip of the iceberg.”

Credit: Mr. Fish

By the time many of these soldiers return home, they realize, often only on a subconscious level, that they’ve spent years of their life in service of a lie so large that it can’t be spoken. Their minds can’t deal with the cognitive dissonance that results from having witnessed and taken part in the atrocities our nation is known for, while simultaneously buying into, or even passively accepting, the idea of being a ‘war hero’ or ‘veteran of freedom’. Their minds can’t deal with the idea that they are the only ones who see this horror, this contradiction, the utter insanity of it, while their families and communities welcome them home and expect them to get “back in the swing of things”. While there are individuals who can be successful in such an environment – those inherently lacking in conscience and normal human emotional capacity – the healthy human mind breaks under such pressure because it is not adaptive for human beings to go to war and kill other human beings for corporate goals and aims – even if those goals and aims are well hidden behind false flag terror events and shady bogey-men of doom. It breaks us – it breaks our minds, our bodies and our hearts.

So, we have hundreds of thousands of men and women suffering intensely and a power structure with no capability to, or intention of, helping them because it is not in that power structure’s inherent nature to do so. We cannot, as a society, expect organizations run by psychopathic individuals to care for the physically and psychologically devastated – yet we do, and we wonder and beat our chests and rail against a system that “does not work” for these people when it was never designed to work. Another article that caught my eye that is directly related stated:

From 2001 to 2009, the Army’s suicide rate increased more than 150 percent while orders for psychiatric drugs rose 76 percent over the same period.

Our soldiers are killing themselves because they see no other way to end their suffering – suffering built on and breeding on lies, official denial and the isolation that comes from never being able to speak about a lie so large that no one dare acknowledge it.

So, what is the solution? Is there a solution or have those who ended their lives found the only realistic one? Here’s a radical idea: tell them – all of them – the Truth. Tell them that they were lied to, that they fell for a marketing pitch, that the people they killed did nothing wrong, that they’re not having nightmares for no reason. Tell them that it’s a sign of their humanity that they can’t forget, that they can’t sleep, that they’re losing weight and getting sick. Tell them that we, as a nation, as their families and as their friends, deeply understand because we were lied to as well. Tell them that there is a way out of this lie and it has to happen one person at a time, starting with them. The reality is that a human being cannot recover from severe trauma (physical or psychological) without understanding what happened – without understanding the truth of the matter.

Credit: Mr. Fish

Tell them that we failed them and are still failing them miserably, but that there is another way and that way starts with the unabridged truth.

The truth will empower them because most of those demons that command their days and their nights were born from believing the lies they were told and then being infinitely, tortuously confused about why, if they are soldiers for freedom and democracy and on the “good side” of the fight, it feels like they lost their soul.

The truth will empower them because, without it, they can only look back through a haze at why they made the decision to join an organization they thought was Good and Mighty, only to find out through their own blood and screams that it is a criminal, twisted machine of death for no “good” reason.

The truth will empower them because in that truth they can begin to put back together their view of not only the world, but themselves. They can begin again to tell the “good” from the “bad” and be able to choose, this time with clear eyes, which side they want to take. Without the truth, there is no hope for them, with it, they have a chance.

The mental illness that is created by forcing non-psychopathic human beings to behave in a psychopathic manner, or be killed, which is the condition on today’s battlefield, cannot be truly cured with anything other than the truth.
Of course, this radical remedy is one that can only be administered by those of you reading this – by those of us who know these men and women and care enough to reach out with the truth and give them an opportunity to discuss the reality of it all without the whitewash of patriotism and democracy and the “good fight”. It has to come from individuals because the current power structure cannot, by definition, tell these men and women the truth about what has happened and why and how their part in it all was wholly stage-managed by pathological men and women in power. If the power structure could remedy this, it would be done – they can’t because it does not, and cannot ever, benefit them to do so.

Yes, it’s a harsh, scary, truth – but nowhere near as harsh and scary as the nightmare those with a conscience are trapped in due to the lies. The truth is an infinitely more effective remedy than psychotropic medication that leaves already ravaged bodies and minds in a hopeless, mindless, zombified state one step from death – one final step that many take themselves. We, as a society and as individual human beings, can do better for these men and women – all it takes is the truth and the bravery to speak it and helping them know that they can safely speak it as well.

For background information on pathological people in power and their effect on society, please read these works: Political Ponerology, Political Ponerology a Review, Ponerology 101

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5 Responses to "A Radical Remedy for Veterans – Humanity and Truth"

  1. taosword  November 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Mr. Bradley, you seem to be telling my story. I did get the truth during combat in 1968 in Vietnam. My fellow soldiers were not able to hear it so it was a dangerous situation being caught between 2 brainwashed enemies, the US military and the Communist military. And today in the Veterans Health Administration most mental health clinicians are afraid to work with the truth since their brainwashing has labeled that as Political and not to go there. Well after 25 years working for the VA I can say that I would always go their when the timing and context of where the vet was in his therapy with me allowed it. I may have been atypical in this. Your reference to Cognitive Dissonance is right on. Most war zone veterans are overwhelmed by the fact that what they saw and did was out of naiveity, ignorance, and brainwashing by their own culture. And since their culture includes family, religion, school, media and military and corporations, it does not leave much left to identify with. Its like starting all over again. How to do this and still operate in this culture is an enormous feat that can’t be done alone. Finding support of this truth quest is so difficult for the average soldier/veteran that depression, aggression, and suicide can take over. Thank you for bringing what is apparent to me to light for some who may not get it yet.

  2. Niall Bradley  November 19, 2012 at 6:15 am

    That does seem to be the case Ann. Dr. Robert Hare, a leading expert on psychopathology, isn’t mincing his words when he says that psychopaths are humanity’s “intra-species predator”. I highly recommend his books Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us and Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work.

    While truth isn’t for everyone (not by any means!), for those who are ready to hear it, it has incredible healing properties.

  3. Ann  November 19, 2012 at 6:04 am

    The magnitude of deceit is too much for normal people to sift through in order to find the truth, especially since education and mass communication are almost totally controlled by the psychopaths and their toadies. Constant reinforcement of lies from authoritative sources who are themselves for the most part deceived, adds to the difficulty. Then when faced with irrefutable evidence that contradicts what they have known to be irrefutable truth, their minds instinctively shut down as a means of self-protection until the confusion has passed.

    This is routinely seen on TV when someone is caught in criminal activity–the neighbors are genuinely stunned and can’t believe it, even with concrete evidence. Victims are created like this all the time, because the minds of psychopaths exploit common decency to prey on targets, who are in turn ill-equipped for defense. We are dealing with at least two different mental species with identical physiologies.

  4. Niall Bradley  November 18, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I think there are a combination of factors involved, some of which you mentioned.

    Firstly, the current crop of IDF troops have never been on the receiving end of enemy fire from an army that has anywhere near the same firepower that they have. Operations Cast Lead and Pillar of Cloud are just turkey shoots against a relatively defenceless population. So they haven’t seen the kinds of horrors done to their fellow soldiers that US troops have.

    Now, when it comes to despicable acts committed by the IDF against Palestinians, there ARE Israeli soldiers who have spoken out against it and are therefore clearly affected by it because they are normal human beings.

    As regards which ‘conflicts’ are more ‘corrupt’ than others, I can’t really say. To me neither the US nor Israel have any business being in the Middle East.

    Regarding the specific Zionist condition, I would have to say that yes, there is something inherently psychopathic about Zionism. The reason, I think, why so many world leaders (and just about anyone drawn to power in any field – business, banking, big religious organisations) find Zionism so attractive is because it is a kind of calling card for psychopaths. Zionism is effectively the supreme ideology of psychopaths. Psychopaths everywhere look at Israel and think “Wow, there is a place for us, a place where our kind rules!”

    Psychopaths dream of a world revolution in which THEY revolt and overthrow the tyranny that WE impose of them because of our weird social conventions like doing good for others and criminalising bad behaviour. Zionism and Israel are the vanguard of the psychopaths’ revolution against humanity.

    I should start at the beginning. Research originating during WW2 found that a varying but nevertheless consistent percentage of any given population is made up of genetic psychopaths, people who are born without a conscience. What nature has instead endowed them with is an extraordinary (it appears ‘supernatural’ to us at first!) ability to manipulate others. This means that contrary to notions propagated in popular culture, psychopaths are not inclined to physical violence but have learned to hide their proclivity for hurting others by ‘successfully’ adapting to human society.

    They have managed to adapt so well that they have risen to the top of power structures and are in the process of gutting out our institutions, our ideologies and even the very meaning of words – all to be replaced with a new meaning that is explicitly totalitarian in nature. The Israeli regime, followed not far behind by the US regime and the UK regime, judging by its behaviour is at an advanced stage of turning into a full-fledged ‘pathocracy’, the point where psychopaths have saturated the power structure and the regime begins to collapse under the weight of its own entropy.

    While the concentrations of psychopaths in our modern era are undoubtedly higher in Tel-Aviv, the City of London and Wall Street/Washington, DC, I should stress that this is really a global socio-biological phenomenon. Psychopaths are born into all ethnic and class backgrounds, and grow to become fully-fledged master manipulators irrespective of their family upbringing. Then there’s the fact that there are different kinds of psychopaths, some of which are nearly impossible to tell apart from normal people because their ‘mask of sanity’ is so astonishingly, well… normal!

    Please do follow up on the subject of ponerology to learn more. You might also check out Douglas Reed’s Controversy of Zion, although beware that Reed fell into the trap of believing psychopathology to be an exclusively Jewish phenomenon. Psychopaths in power have deliberately propagated this meme that ‘it’s all the Jews’ fault’ in order to hide themselves!

  5. Warlord Moneybags  November 18, 2012 at 3:05 am

    Good article sir.

    I’ve been thinking about this subject a bit since I read this, and am wondering why members of the IDF are not suffering such despair, it would seem, yet they are involved in a conflict far more obviously corrupt and blatantly despicable.

    So, is the Zionist conditioning inherently psychopathic, are they genetically psychopathic, or is it actually the experiences of seeing their colleagues killed and maimed which is scarring the US soldiers so terribly, as the IDF is suffering far less casualities ?

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