Watch out. Today's Trigger Index is High.
Normally here we try to stay away from being just another "the neocons suck" progressive blog. Those have their place. But we're really going for something different.
Yet, at times circumstances say every rule has an exception.
With that in mind, here are some points about trauma that need to be talked about. The location: Gaza. (If you know all of these already, bear with us).
PTSD is a coping mechanism that your body and mind use to deal with various types of trauma.
Trauma is trapped energy in different parts of your body.
If it doesn't come out in a healthy way, it will come out in other ways.
It never comepletely goes away.
If little kids are exposed to severe trauma, it can (in many cases) literally alter the chemical makeup of their body.
Add to that ongoing severe malnutrition. Also, possibly seeing others in their family killed in front of them.
Naturally this doesn't fit into nice neat MSM soundbites. And since it's far away, many MSM corporations say screw it. Too expensive. Instead, we'll use the same old boring stock footage from (fill in the blank with a stock footage agency or stringer's name). The average viewer at home won't know the difference anyway.
Imagine if the American federal govt. declared that some city with a high "potential terrorist" population was under the same blockade. How would people react?
Would they be outraged?
Would they say this is illegal, racist and other things as well?
Or, would they obediently go along with it because of course, all dark-skinned Muslims are terrorists. So what's the big deal?
The govt. tortures, kills and does even more. All in the name of "national security".
If you dare to criticize this, instantly you're labeled as "unpatriotic". If you have nothing to hide, what the hell do you care about these "terrorists"?
FYI: Currently in the States, if you openly criticize the Israeli govt., you can be sacked from your job. And legally (unless protection is specifically written into your contract, if you have one), there's nothing you can do about this.
If a potential employer found out who we are, we could be sacked. Just for using our "right to free speech." Which really isn't "free speech".
If a health provider found out we have PTSD, we would be labeled as uninsurable. Just because of something that's not our fault.
The people in Gaza can't leave. On the other hand, do you have a current passport?
Does intl. law mean something? Or not?
Have a nice day.