Cognitive Dissonance

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Poll: 1 in 3 vets sees Iraq, Afghan wars as wastes

One in three U.S. veterans of the post-9/11 military believes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, and a majority think that after 10 years of combat America should be focusing less on foreign affairs and more on its own problems, according to an opinion survey released Wednesday.

The findings highlight a dilemma for the Obama administration and Congress as they struggle to shrink the government’s huge budget deficits and reconsider defense priorities while trying to keep public support for remaining involved in Iraq and Afghanistan for the longer term.

Somehow, I don’t think the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is the morale issue… 

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cuntymint:

janedoe225:

supersoygrrrl:

bluebears:

idroolinmysleep:

Get’em conditioned early, that’s the trick.

Remember when we didn’t live in a police state?

Not really.

we always lived in a police state, harsh reality for most people of color and poor people.

Exactly. The degree to which you feel the pain of fascism in this society is contingent upon your privilege within it. 

I really feel a sense of loss for children who were very young on Sept. 11th and who have been born since. They never knew what it was like to not fear a specter and walk through an airport security line, shoes on and personal space intact. 

cuntymint:

janedoe225:

supersoygrrrl:

bluebears:

idroolinmysleep:

Get’em conditioned early, that’s the trick.

Remember when we didn’t live in a police state?

Not really.

we always lived in a police state, harsh reality for most people of color and poor people.

Exactly. The degree to which you feel the pain of fascism in this society is contingent upon your privilege within it. 

I really feel a sense of loss for children who were very young on Sept. 11th and who have been born since. They never knew what it was like to not fear a specter and walk through an airport security line, shoes on and personal space intact. 

(Source: thedailypatdown, via bubonickitten)

Filed under terrorism post 9/11 pre-9/11 children security liberty TSA For fuck's sake