Category Archives: Battle trauma

Various thoughts on the “Victorian” era – “modernism”, apprehension, war, mass communication, and conflict of ideas

Here are some thoughts I had: THE “VICTORIAN” ERA I tend to view that we are still in the “Victorian” era.  Perhaps the term “Victorian” isn’t the best word but I continue to use it as it makes it clear … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “brutal strip” (an effect of the Mongolian invasions???) and the creation of the “brutal culture” – a cultural reaction to crisis

Here’s a thought I had: I have always speculated that the Mongolian invasions created a tendency for some cultures to develop a brutality that continues to this day. I am no expert on this area and cultures but it sure seems … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “myth of the tough guy” – an attempt at manifesting American ideals???

(This is my 700th blog) Over the years I have been mystified by a statement that seemed ‘odd’ to me.  This is the statement: “Act like a man!” I’ve always wondered what that meant . . . Throughout the years I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “is sickness”: ‘going out of my mind’, ‘bark shock’, depression, and other things

There is something which I call the “is sickness”.  This name comes from the “is” (I have spoken of this in an article called “Thoughts on the pre-self, primal self, world self, post-self, and the greater self“).  The “is sickness” is a particular … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘Munchausen Effect’ and the military – the power and dilemma of illusion

There is something that I call the ‘Munchausen Effect’.  It is something that is seen in the military . . . and for a reason.  It primarily consists of a tendency to create falls views of oneself and ones place … Continue reading

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More thoughts on battle trauma – the ‘ego problem’, the question of maturity, and the ‘growth lag’

Here are some more thoughts I had about battle trauma: I have always been under the impression that ego has a lot to do with battle trauma.  By ‘ego’ I mean a sense of self, of a stable self.  Typically, … Continue reading

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More thoughts on battle trauma: how there are different forms

Though I am not involved in the treatment of battle trauma (and, therefore, no expert – remember that these are my impressions as a result of my personal inquiry over the years), it seems that there are different forms of this … Continue reading

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