Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Silent scream of a military wife

Two husbands broken in body and spirit. One child driven to suicide and another deeply depressed. How life became a nightmare for one military wife.

Full story in The Bulletin >>>

(Heads-up by Satanical Susan)


Blogger GreenSmile said...

The machinery, the exact, crazy fucking way our policy and institution of warmaking go about doing the kind of damage this article reports, that machinery as viewed from the soldier's perspective is the content "the ground truth".

Get a copy, get it shown whereever you can.

February 18, 2007 2:17 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Yes, I'd like to get a copy of this. But DVD Region Encoding for us here in Australia needs to be considered. I'll check around.

February 18, 2007 10:58 AM  
Blogger Davo said...

I can't, of course, describe in detail the full impact of what happens to a boy child as the result of losing a father in military conflict. My only comfort is in the fact that my father died in 1945, a conflict where there was a CLEAR and PRESENT danger.

I cannot imagine what it might be like for those children to grow up in circumstances, and the aftermath, where the conflict has been created by cynical political myth.

February 18, 2007 1:01 PM  
Blogger GreenSmile said...

There is no end to what I might say regarding how real and persisting the losses to the fighters whether the causes of the fight were fiction or not. I was thinking the prospective version of your retrospective thought on and off today, Davo. There are causes to fight for, even to kill for but they are few and rare and not present in any form to benefit those now dieing in Iraq.

its late, I'll come back to this.

February 18, 2007 4:29 PM  
Blogger Davo said...

o bugger, fergot t copy and paste a longish reply..drat

February 18, 2007 7:18 PM  
Blogger Lunar Brogue said...

Powerful article Gerry. Makes me angry that so much largesse is extended to so-called aspirationals (e.g. private health insurance rebate, un-means-tested baby / first home buyer's bonus, negative gearing tax brakes) while precious little is directed to people like Glenise Maher who are in REAL crisis.

February 19, 2007 6:49 PM  

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