by Travis Mateer
As American wars in the Middle East approach a third decade of destroying and killing, Montana’s Democratic Senator, Jon Tester, is leading a hearing on the mental health fallout of soldiers exposed to America’s never-ending death machine. From the link:
Senator Jon Tester, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs committee, will convene a hearing Wednesday on connecting veterans with mental health care and suicide prevention during the pandemic.
Members also will look at a measure to improve mental health care.
I have a message for Jon Tester and the rest of his fellow Democrats pretending to give a shit about American war veterans: FUCK OFF!
I voted for our fat, meat-toting Senator in 2006 because back then I was a naive idiot. Two years later I voted for Barack Obama, believing Democrats were actually capable of reversing our disastrous foreign policy. Boy, was I wrong!
Now, with the wisdom of political cynicism etched in my synapses over the years, I am able to see what Tester and his fellow Democrats are up to, and it’s not lending a helpful Federal hand to struggling veterans.
The umbrella concept of “mental health” is being sculpted by a variety of factors. The Q operation, for example, which culminated with the January 6th “insurrection”, has successfully correlated allegedly seditious behavior with belief in conspiracy theories. When you add the ingredient of weaponized mental health concerns, the recipe for an authoritarian crackdown is in the oven and almost fully cooked.
For those discerning observers of media propaganda, there has been a conspicuous focus on veterans as seditious threats to the new regime in DC. Here is NPR doing their duty to correlate veterans with the insurrection:
As a violent mob descended on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, lawmakers and aides hid wherever they could, waiting for the military and police to arrive. But many of those who stormed the Capitol were military veterans themselves, who had once sworn to protect the Constitution. In fact, an NPR analysis has found that nearly 1 in 5 people charged over their alleged involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol appear to have a military history.
Another factor thrust into the headlines is the resurgence of mentally unstable men shooting shit up. The return of this phenomenon will fuel the anti-gun crowd to renew their efforts to escalate gun control measures. I expect Jon Tester and other Democrats to start pushing hard for things like red flag laws, which I first wrote about three years ago.
The last factor I’ll mention is the pandemic and resulting lockdowns that FAILED to stop the spread of Covid while SUCCEEDING in throwing figurative gasoline on the mental health crisis already smoldering in our materialistic, late-stage capitalist dumpster fire of a nation.
This pandemic is a massive operation by powerful psychopaths to gaslight humans into thinking they are insane for opposing an experimental gene-therapy platform after a year of being lied to by colossal fecal excretions like Anthony Fauci and Neil Ferguson.
As a white, conservative-leaning male, I am apparently more prone to resisting this emergency-authorized jab regime than non-white humans with non-male pronouns. Here is Salon (who wants you to meet pedophiles who mean well) telling the world how dangerously anti-vax people with penises and white skin have become:
Historically, Americans’ stereotype of a vaccine-hesitant or anti-vaccine person was that of a woman — perhaps a New Agey yogi who posts about alternative medicine on Instagram, as memes about the stereotype depict. Indeed, researchers have found that a majority of online anti-vaxxers are women.
Yet it turns out that this stereotype does not mirror the public health demography of the real, offline world. As a recent PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll found, the plurality of those who intend to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine, even when offered, are Republican men — once again debunking the sexist stereotype that anti-vaxxers are entirely women.
When you remove the pretense that politicians want to actually help their constituents, and you start factoring in exploitive opportunities and callous political motivations, this hearing, and Jon Tester’s role chairing the Veteran Affairs Committee, becomes a little more discernible.