Most people, myself included, at some point, were not aware of the uphill battles that the Veterans of the United States Military had to climb upon their return home. The experience of going to war on all levels is something that really no amount of training could prepare you for.
Military Veterans can tell you a lot about a world from which most know nothing of…….
While the defensive techniques taught and the mastery of the weaponry both basic and high tech are an essential part of being ready for combat, there is nothing like being face to face with the real thing and staring death in the face as it is those times that an individual will find out what they are made of from the depths of their character.
Sure, fear is a real thing and one cannot escape it when fighting the enemy but in order to survive one must conquer it and most people who no nothing about combat do not understand being put in a position where all fears must be vanquished in order to execute the training that has been taught.
This realization alone has its own set of consequences on ones psyche and can be as varied as the individuals themselves who have enlisted and committed to defend their country in times of war.
That being said, there really cannot be a “one size fits all” assessment of the effects of war on a Veteran because the study of the human mind has not ever gone that deep when in fact we all as complex human beings are our own inner universe.
So without a doubt after having gone through such a traumatic experience that will undoubtedly follow one for the rest of their lives, one would think that the appreciation for having such top tier dedication from the countless individuals would be returned by the very government who so easily accepted the personal sacrifices of these sterling citizens.
It only makes sense that the United States Government would show the support and love of our Troops with the vast resources at their command to help with their re-entry into society by dealing with the various personal issues possessed that were caused by war.
Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do?
Of course it is.
But how do our veterans feel about the real treatment they’ve received once returning back home oftentimes physically, mentally and spiritually wounded as they are faced with a seemingly ancient and outdated system that moves without the sense of urgency to take care of them as the Veteran displayed in giving up their comfort zone to protect a system that failed them.
Our streets are sprinkled with the broken men and women who have given their best ensure that others can live in freedom without worry or concern and thought that at least upon their return they would receive the same consideration.
But many feel alienated, unappreciated, disconnected and downright abandoned. Why? Because after giving their all, dropping blood and spilling their soul for this country, to face fighting the ultimate battle to rebuild a new life at home without as much as a thanks from those who knew not what they went through to keep them safe.
The long endless lines at the Veteran Administration Hospitals that for the most part are not plentiful enough and are only a blessing if you are but so lucky to live near one.
Forget the wait once you arrive there but the trek alone is mind numbing for those who really don’t have the transportation or resources to deal with that sickness or injury acquired during their time of service.
Yet, we hear how much money is given to other countries to build their infrastructures so that those who dwell there can build a stable progressive life but isn’t that a slap in the face to those who live on these shores who have the right to expect that THEY – more so than any other country – so have preferential treatment to build a stable progressive life.
Most times our Veterans are hurt by this realization beyond measure, yet because of their own internal strength and pride will refuse to speak on this intense pain publicly but find an emotional refuge with their other military brethren because they understand. This is all they want…….not pity. No handouts. Just understanding and their well earned just due after THEY have given US the handout of THEIR life!
So in my lead up to the show there are a few opinions that I want to share on the many issues and challenges that our Veterans face. First off I want to say that Military Veterans should not have to EVER concern themselves with a place to live, money, food and stability as well as opportunities upon their return! There is enough resources in this country and empty habitable land by the hundreds of thousands of miles that could house our returning Veterans FREE OF CHARGE when compared to the countless BILLIONS that are spent on the foolish endeavors of a wasteful government!
Give our Veterans the continuous option to have an apartment that THEY own upon the completion of only ONE TOUR as well as free health care for LIFE! They bravely trekked off to war with NO guarantee of returning so this is NOT too much to demand for them but yet they are thrown away to fend for themselves and this country asks why it is doing so bad!
We have NOT done right by our own and until we do we will continue to face calamity after tragedy until we wake up and do the right thing by those who gave of themselves so unselfishly while we look down on them like they are nothing but a piece of shit!
…….I can’t say it any other way. Tune into the program and let us talk about it. Veterans on this night get sent straight to the front of the line so we can hear from their mouths what they have to say and WE need to LISTEN!
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Time: Friday March 8, 2013 @ 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Place: The LanceScurv Show <—–Click here at showtime to hear the entire program live on your computer or smartphone!
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