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Headaches ??? WTF ???

February 2, 2020

“President Trump said Wednesday that he didn’t consider the traumatic brain injuries reported by U.S. troops following an Iranian rocket attack to be serious.

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“I heard that they had headaches, and a couple of other things,” he told a reporter during a press conference at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

“But I would say, and I can report, that it is not very serious.”

– militarytimes.com

 

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Why that useless simpleton, narcissistic, xenophobic, racist, misogynistic, lying, criminal, hypocritical mutherfucking POS.

 

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TBI’s are as serious as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s)

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For someone who conflates hand size with penis size, juxtaposes deceptively 44’s inaugural crowd size with his.

Makes a face saving sharpie mark on a weather map, cheaply pays off porn stars, institute a religous travel ban, separates families, cages children.

Orders the government funded high tech mob style million dollar murder of another country’s general on a no evidence gut instinct needs desperately a domestic distraction that caused the retaliation, putting Americans in harm’s way.

Those service members are probably going to need years of physical, mental and speech therapy to cope with their Traumatic Brain Injuries.

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Me, I have a headache.

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Maybe, that will be 45’s greatest accomplishment. Putin the binding on the latest “Newspeak” dictionary.

First with his proficient use of a limited vocabulary, then completely neutering it, by euphemising Traumatic Brain Injuries down to “Headaches”. Once again, distancing himself from his deeds.

 

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“I don’t like words that hide the truth. I don’t like words that conceal reality. I don’t like euphemisms or euphemistic language.

And American English is loaded with euphemisms, because Americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality.

Americans have trouble facing the truth, so they invent the kind of a soft language to protect themselves from it. And it gets worse with every generation. For some reason it just keeps getting worse.

I’ll give you an example of that. There’s a condition in combat, most people know about it. It’s when a fighting person’s nervous system has been stressed to its absolute peak and maximum, can’t take any more input.

The nervous system has either snapped or is about to snap. In the First World War that condition was called shell shock.

Simple, honest, direct language, two syllables. Shell shock. Almost sounds like the guns themselves. That was 70 years ago.

Then a whole generation went by, and the Second World War came along and the very same combat condition was called battle fatigue.

Four syllables now, it takes a little longer to say, doesn’t seem to hurt as much. Fatigue is a nicer word than shock.

Shell shock,…..battle fatigue.

Then we had the war in Korea in 1950, Madison Avenue was riding high by that time, and the very same combat condition was called  Operational Exhaustion.

Hey, we’re up to eight syllables now, and the humanity has been squeezed completely out of the phrase, it’s totally sterile now. Operational Exhaustion.

Sounds like something that might happen to your car.

Then of course came the war in Vietnam, which has only been over for about 16 or 17 years. And thanks to the lies and deceits surrounding that war,

I guess it’s no surprise that the very same condition was called Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Still eight syllables, but we’ve added a hyphen, and the pain is completely buried under jargon, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I bet you if we’d have still been calling it shell shock, some of them Vietnam veterans might have gotten the attention they needed at the time.

But it didn’t happen, and one of the reasons is because we were using that soft language, that language that takes the life out of life.

 

– George Carlin 

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