"Sick, lame, or lazy" ... you know that's what folk think, even when
they're "nice" and don't straight up say it. (And which of us wouldn't rather straight up?) Let's face it, when
you're gung.ho even just thinking and anticipating "shirk" wounds like a hot blade.
Or how about "hyper-vigilance" ... you good enough with words to describe that?
And, of course, at some point we're gonna get into "reactive" and "oppositional", and "combative". Yes, we are, ohhh yes.
And then folk snickering that PTSD stands for "people trying to screw the department" ...
... it's not often an empathetic world.
"Dallaire says PTSD seared genocide in his memory" (03OCT07; CBC Montreal) ... for me, "seared in my mind" are the faces of Chilean teachers and reporters and shop-stewards and others who were lined up and layed on their backs so a half-track armored vehicle could be run over their legs. Those are the ones who weren't tortured or just "disappeared".
contact: ben at ab006ATchebucto.ns.ca
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