Wednesday, April 27, 2011

PTSD (stating the obvious)

If one suffers for more than six weeks after being subjected to a traumatic event, this is considered a disorder. Who decided this?

What I'd like to propose is that the real disorder is being able to torture, kill, witness torture and killing, and not be scarred by it.

In our society, survivors are sick, while the perpetrator is not (unless they are bothered by feelings of guilt, shame, or distress lasting more than six weeks).

Image note: I was tempted to post a truly horrific photograph of war casualties. I do not wish to traumatize you. Instead, this is a 1555 woodcut entitled "The Water Torture." Need I say more?

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