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Can a General Call Suicide "Selfish"?

NVPatriot Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 12:15 PM
Just another example of where sensitivity training has got us, people can't speak plainly anymore lest they offend someone. Maybe if we don't talk about it then bad things won't happen, or maybe if we patronize people they'll make better decisions. Lets spend loads of money to study the problem but not spend money on actually helping people. Gov't entities want to form commissions, have hearings, and enlist studies to analyze everything under the sun. Common sense seems to be a thing of the past. You can't send our men and women on multiple deployments into hot zones, use them for political pawns, change PTSD diagnosis requirements to save money, etc. and not have consequences.
pastorial Wrote: Jun 08, 2012 9:38 AM
N, so you don't believe in sensitivity training?

Perhaps that explains why some are insensitive!
JudithBG Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 12:27 PM
"Common sense seems to be a thing of the past. You can't send our men and women on multiple deployments into hot zones, use them for political pawns, change PTSD diagnosis requirements to save money, etc. and not have consequences. "

Thank you for your answer. I wonder how many of us would be unchanged having been in a war.
Roy323 Wrote: Jun 05, 2012 4:43 PM
Judith-You mention (paraphrased) "change PTSD diagnosis requirements to save money, etc"-I'm not sure what you're speaking of, HELP?
On his army blog of January 19, the commanding general of Fort Bliss (Texas), Major General Dana Pittard, wrote regarding members of the military who commit suicide:

"I have now come to the conclusion that suicide is an absolutely selfish act. I am personally fed up with soldiers who are choosing to take their own lives so that others can clean up their mess. Be an adult, act like an adult and deal with your real-life problems like the rest of us."

According to the National Journal, "Pittard's blunt comments about suicide have raised eyebrows throughout the military. . . . Suicide-prevention...

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