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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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Thoughts on elitism in the military – the ‘military myth’

Some time ago I got in a discussion about the ‘elite’ in the military.  Someone was talking about how they knew someone who is in an ‘elite’ force in the military.  This made me chuckle.  I didn’t say anything but this … 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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Some thoughts on why I consider the U.S. a fallen country – denying its own people

The other day I made one of those statements that seemed to come out of nowhere but describes how I feel about things, often very bluntly, as in this case.  Basically, I said that “I consider the U.S. a fallen … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the experience of war: ‘Battle trauma’

As a child I was brought up with the image of WWII.  A big part of my childhood was playing “war”.  Me and my friends would make models of tanks, artillery, and such and have a ‘war’ in the backyard, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on what a patriot is to me – ‘Patriotism as community’

Over the years I have had numerous disputes with people about the U.S.  Often, I will condemn and criticize the U.S. and its behavior, as well as what it has become.  Naturally, its made quite a few people upset.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how the ‘Blind Fear of Thought’ causes a lot of political problems

I have always felt blind fear causes a lot of unnecessary political problems.  It seems to me that this blind fear is often more dangerous than the political situation that it revolves around.  History shows that it can cause serious problems by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on cold war thinking and how it is out dated

Way back during the cold war the US developed particular patterns of thinking.  These patterns reflected the times and the situation of the times.  They were relevent then and had a truth, at least from the American point of view.  … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about veteran’s day

I have never really observed veteran’s day nor do I sit and make a big deal about the guys in the military.  In fact, to me it’s become sort of sickening watching everyone make a big deal about it.  There’s … Continue reading

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My doubts that the American Revolution was fought for freedom and democracy

Over the years I’ve had doubts about the claim that the American Revolutionary war was fought for freedom and democracy.  This came about after noticing that the Americans are ALWAYS fighting for freedom.  They don’t have any other explanation for … Continue reading

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