Our Crony Capitalist Infested Military

The article below recounts the debate within the military about the present policy of prosecuting soldiers who try to commit suicide. There is currently an epidemic of soldier suicides, some but not all of whom have suffered brain injuries in combat.

Here is the connection to crony capitalism. Research and clinical results suggests that the best therapy for brain injury is hyperbaric oxygen. But soldiers rarely get that. There is little or no profit in it for the “health” industry and that industry has powerful friends in government. So soldiers are given expensive drugs pushed by Big Pharma, many of which are highly toxic and almost all of which have the potential to lead to suicide. Even conventional depression drugs, the mildest of these drugs, have a black box message on the package warning of their potential to cause suicide among young people. The black box doesn’t mention it, but they can also lead someone to commit otherwise unexplained acts of violence against others. Remember that sergeant in Afghanistan who suddenly started killing?

So if a soldier goes to the clinic and says he is depressed or having mental problems, he is given strong drugs, including very toxic anti-psychotics, although there is no evidence that these will help brain injury. When the whole thing backfires, the soldier may be prosecuted for trying to take his life, even though the military is clearly at fault for turning these problems over to Big Pharma.

Soldiers have sacrificed their personal liberty in order to protect ours, and in some cases have suffered devastating injuries if not death, and this is how we repay them?

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2 comments
Brandon Harper
Brandon Harper

You should see how they hand out drugs in the military prisons. I was in the military prison for 3 months in the summer of 2010. I've never seen so many people strung out on drugs in my life. All on prescription drugs. This prison was creating prescription drug addicts on a daily basis.

SandVelder
SandVelder

Yes, I hear your point. Maltreatment of soldiers etc...

But what are your soldiers doing all over the globe in the first place? Does "soldiering" bake a bread for the hungry? Does it produce anything but more weapons to kill? Who gives the US the right in the first place to be the Bully on the Block? I personally do not like BigPharma, and the Hand-Around-the-Bladder attitude between the US Gov and BigPharma is unhealthy not only for the US, but also for small countries like my own. It killed off my business. But the larger picture is what interests me more. The one showing that the Narcissistic States of America is forever meddling in the affairs of others, in stead of getting their own people to work, work, work. Sitting on their fat asses getting worrisome about the Chinese question, the Eurozone, the Middle East... the American public remains unaware of much they and there Government have alienated the rest of the global population against them.Wakey, wakey! Your'e not as popular as your Hollywood movies say you are!