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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Military Suicides Up Among Soldiers in Repeat Army Tours

This is not surprising since servicemembers are never given any time to get used to "normal" life before returning to the war zone, divorce rates are through the roof, and when war veterans leave the service they can't even find a job. They are pushed away from the non-draft "these wars don't affect me" society, a society that owes them everything, but gives them nothing, after dreaming non-stop, sometimes for years, of the great world they were to return to after serving in war. The let-down is depressing for any veteran. It is no wonder they would rather leave this world than continue in it. Below is a painting by Van Gogh, finished days before he shot himself; his last words were "the sadness will last forever."

On the Threshold of Eternity (1882)
Vincent Van Gogh

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