Hmmm this is an interesting post.
It just got me thinking, because I've been interested in the phenomenon of GWS since the first reports started popping up. I've had some
discussions with sufferers, two separate individuals, who both have the same tale to tell.
Basically shut up or prepare for to have your character assassinated. When I saw this news report, I first thought it was yet another government porn
bust on employees misusing their computers.
But given the department, and the number of individuals involved, I thought it entirely possible that they were researching, or communicating with
others, regarding GWS. It's one of the biggest issues facing the vets and their representatives, and I know the question is on a lot of lips, albeit
I have just recently, finally, after almost 5 yrs got the VA to admit I have Gulf War Illness (syndrome).
Persistence pays off. See that you survive long enough to collect compensation.
Something is causing VA staff to avoid getting involved in Gulf War Illness.
It's hard to get anyone to talk about it and take it seriously. What they do know is very limited, and talked about with lowered voices.
Yeah, it's almost spooky, the aptmosphere surrounding the problem. I think because Big Pharma is involved, the Govt. won't step on any toes.
Honestly I don't expect the problem will ever really be confronted officially.
I do, however, fully expect the ranks of the enlisted to shrink into non-existence, out of loathing and distrust. There will always be some hardcore
patriots, eager to shed blood for whatever cause will sanction their mania, but those people are in the extreme minority. The vast majority of
enlisted soldiers are just that, soldiers by trade. If they could make decent money fishing, many would choose that path instead.
The problem with a volunteer army is that people have to volunteer for it. Word has gotten out that the Govt. doesn't give a damn about its people,
or even its soldiers. This is having a huge impact on the recruiters.
Even that position has been privatized to benefit from modern marketting (brainwashing) techniques. It's a sad state of affairs, but I'd like to be
practical for a moment.
If the situation is as transparent to most as it appears to me, then there really is no problem. After a while, only the insane will join the
services, and if they die due to government negligence, then it will have no measurable effect on the evolution of our species, except perhaps a
positive impact, maybe. What infuriates me now is that well-intentioned people who think they are serving their country are being so mistreated and
abused by those who have stolen the reins.
The country is wasting its best resource, people, by allowing a corrupt and careless government to play numbers with the lives of individuals who
otherwise might contribute meaningfully to the evolution of our nation and our species. Every life lost is a huge blow to the future. Adding insult
to injury is the fact that this is 'friendly fire', whatever that means.
Since getting sick the VA has tried to diagnose me with anything they could make fit my symptoms.
Right, pick a condition. It's the same in the medical community, for other 'secret' disorders. They'll blame the constellations before they
admit to the fact that most disorders are caused by dehydration, improper breathing, and improper diet, oh yeah, and the bevvy of colorful chemicals
insinuated into every corner of our waking life.
See my thread here:
I did read your thread a while ago, and I enjoyed it very much. Keep fighting the good fight, and never let the bastards get you down.
But it's not surprising really; the Gov could end up paying out a lot of cash for service connected disability. Let alone having to admit they caused
it. It is in their interest to scare people out of diagnosing vets with GWI. My application has been submitted.
Not just the government, but their corporate backers. It's a simple game, the politicians are running interception for Pharma, Chemical, and Energy
The only way to defeat the monster is to stop buying its crap. Simple, and oh so difficult.
If soldiers stopped enlisting, taxpayers stopped funding the madness, and employees of this beast all tugged simultaneously on its short and curlies,
there would be sudden, violent change to be enjoyed by all.
But that probably won't happen, because most people are too detached from reality to have any hope of changing it. The best one can ever hope for is
control over their own decisions, and survival of course.
You, however, seem to be handling your situation well, and getting results. More power to you. Thanks very much for adding to the discussion.