Fashion report: East Coast Hardcore Edition: tucked in BOLD shirts and Forest Gump haircuts in full swing for Spring.
Priests & Good Throb, 4/15 at Barclay House in Baltimore. USA Tour 2014.
"kill people and have no shame, wonder what happens; but they remain silent, we cover the evidence and continue to lie, they think we do not realize that they are murderers!"
The Flex - Under the Knife
"Veterans’ campaigns often hit deaf ears. Many people like to nominally “stand” with the troops, but when it comes to supporting — and financing — the services they need after coming home from war, the backing is less firm."
Every day I wake up further and further from my time spent in the military but honestly it never gets easier. Some days it feels like a different life and some days it feels like it was yesterday and the vividness of those memories are enough to wake me up at night. The support you get from the VA is laughable and heartbreaking. A true fucking tragedy.
On top of that, the mainstream media has pretty much not reported on veteran issues since the last election cycle. Most people my age or younger who turn to other news outlets are too busy being outraged about all kinds of other issues that gets them PC points with their like minded peers to give a shit about veteran issues. This generation of vets are stigmatized, ignored and used as political bargaining chips and then left with nowhere to turn to.
And that’s why 22 veterans commit suicide every single day. No support, no compassion and no desire by society at large to help or understand.