A letter on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) and WAR.

I know what PTSD is; it is in the cells of my body, a cellular memory of impact and experience. When you have experienced the unbelievable trauma of another human being – being traumatically killed, or splattered, or crushed; you are never the same. You become hyper-aware of your own death. How will it happen? -What will I be doing? -When will I die? A person with post traumatic stress disorder is working constantly on the answers to these questions as it pertains to their own life. When you have PTSD, it is in the cells of your body – a body muscle memory, and you cannot deny the knowledge you have; what will you be doing when you die? - You are going to die, for what will you die? You realize with PTSD (death trauma) that you will create your own death, doing exactly what you are doing now, for death could come at any time. So you see death being created and you know right off, these people, the survivors of this death, are going to come home: Most all of them with PTSD. It maybe another Timothy McVeigh or a homeless Vet on the corner, or someone who functions normally – then cracks “all of a sudden”; but you will see and feel the PTSD of war and death come home in people who have been trained to kill, and have for you. How do you think they feel? Death and War destroys the people who do it, please, help make it stop, before you become PTSD also.
(I am dealing with my PTSD the best I can, I am hopeful. Yes it is another “label”, another “mental illness”; but I do have a lot of ones that work for me, and I don’t mind knowing it.)
Thanks,
Kenn ( kennspace@yahoo.com)

CALL TO ACTION: OCTOBER 5th, (through 8th), 2006,
WORLDWIDE PROTEST
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FROM A US WAR VETERAN
As a veteran, I must take a closer look at this oath that I have held near my heart for so long. Of the three parts of the soldier's oath, obedience to the President is third, placing it in the lowest priority in my mind. Next, being only one of three parts of the oath, the greater weight is obviously given to the Constitution. Finally, unlike the other two parts of the oath, the section requiring obedience to the President is tucked inside a clause about adherence to military regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the only part of the oath specifically about the troop's conduct during the period of enlistment. This appears to be a deliberate tie into the military service of the new recruit, thus the one part of the oath that ends with the term of enlistment. From these, I see my marching orders written on the wall.
My first allegiance is to The Constitution of the United States; my first duty is to protect it from all enemies, foreign and domestic; and my vow of obedience to the President of the United States expired in 1982.
Therefore, I stand today opposed to my President, and the anti-American, un-Constitutional, unpatriotic Administration for which he serves as figurehead. I will do my part to voice my opposition, educate the populace, diligently support my political causes, and work with others to restore American freedoms to their former glory.
As a soldier, I made a promise. As a veteran, I will carry that promise with me to the end of my days.



Oct. 5, 2006: A Day of Mass Resistance
Plan To Make October 5, 2006 the day the whole world comes to know there is a Force in this Country Determined to Drive Out the Bush Regime.
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Hope is not something you have, it is created in real time: Non-participation in what you do not believe in, and action on what you do believe in. This communication and action for your self, will give you a feeling of hopefulness. But it will pass, and you will have to act again.