Sunday, November 08, 2009

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Anything to Avoid "That"

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

Previously in Terror or Criminal, I wrote how US society is working hard to avoid recognition that when an Arab American stands up, shouts Allah hu Akbar, and shoots 30 people it might have something to do with his religion.

Power Line goes more in depth in how the media is twisting itself in circles trying to define a new Secondary Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (worth reading). Can you get Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome by hanging out with people with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome?

One wounded US veteran of Iraq
writes, you don't get PTSD from sitting on your (rear) around Walter Reed. Not only is it not possible to “catch” secondhand PTSD, but it is not that kind of a place. I would know, I was a patient there for nine months. The place is simply not that stressful or chaotic. When I was there my PTSD got better, not worse... To say that this guy got PTSD from being stationed at Walter Reed is an absolute (censored) farce. The people who are making this (fecal matter) up have never set foot on Walter Reed, let alone met a soldier with PTSD.

In order to actually have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, you have to go through some sort of traumatic event(s) to have “post stress.” Can therapists be emotionally troubled by the things they hear from patients? Yes. But you cannot catch PTSD from someone. It's not the (expletive) swine flu.

I cannot tell you how angry I am right now as a former patient of Walter Reed. It is an absolute (expletive) slap in the face for people to use his time there as an excuse for what he has done. It is an absolute (expletive) slap in the face for all the wonderful people there who help soldiers every single day. Some of the most kind, caring, and noble people I have ever met in my entire life work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center day in and day out helping wounded Soldiers like me.

To fallaciously say this guy has PTSD from his time at Walter Reed as an excuse for opening fire on a group of innocent Soldiers is beyond reckless. It's an absolute slap in the face for every caregiver and every wounded warrior who ever set foot on Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Read the whole thing.

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