Bowe Bergdahl is a gentle wounded soul

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Good morning again:

Before anyone judges Bowe Bergdahl, they need to read what he has written.

“Tomorrow i may be dead. The thoughts that have come to rest in my conscious and subconscious being. . . . These thoughts have placed themselves in my head. In my protection . . . I will try to use what little time this life gives me, to bring their beauty into the world. . . . This is the story teller’s life.”

Read more here.

Say a prayer for him.

He’s lost and needs to find himself in the wilderness of his mind.

15 Responses to Bowe Bergdahl is a gentle wounded soul

  1. Reuters is reporting,

    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, will return to the United States on Friday after receiving care at a military hospital in Germany, a senior defense official said on Thursday.

    • crazy1946 says:

      I suppose we can expect the GOP/TP will be on hand to demonstrate the hatred that their political party requires? This is not going to be a pleasant return for him… This nation has too much hatred and too little understanding for people that do not toe the line politically or socially…

      • Malisha says:

        Our far-right is showing themselves to this young survivor to be very similar to his captors. Of course the irony of that is lost on them.

    • Malisha says:

      I hope he goes to Bethesda Naval Medical Center (in suburban Maryland, near the National Institute of Mental Health) rather than to the MidWest. He needs a good American psych work-up before any more exposure to anything.

  2. bettykath says:

    I hope he never reads the nastiness that has been written about him. I wonder how many others have been “waivered” in?

    Just finished Rachel Maddow’s “Drift”. Excellent book that lays out how we went from having Congress declare war to the President alone making war and the problems associated with the privatization of the military, She also has some ideas for change.

    • I hope he never reads the nastiness that has been written about him. I wonder how many others have been “waivered” in?

      Makes me want to scream myself hoarse with outraged indignation.

      The war mongers need to fry in hell forever.

      • “The war mongers need to fry in hell forever.” In the Buddhist pantheon, nobody goes to hell forever, but they could certainly go for a long time. There are cold hells too.

        The military was a peculiar choice for Bergdahl, as if he were trying to please someone. He seems more like a humanities scholar type and should have been at school.

        • Except that he oddly believed himself to be sort of a samurai warrior.

          • There are bodhisattva warriors and my Tibetan teachers say that there are many people who have gone to Afghanistan and Iraq with that premise in mind.

            I don’t think I could stomach the realities and abuses of war.

          • I don’t think I could stomach the realities and abuses of war.

            I know that I could not handle them.

          • crazy1946 says:

            Professor, the only way most of us who did serve in combat did so was by blocking the reflex action of guilt and fear. A man will do what ever it takes to survive in combat. It is simply a matter of kill or be killed. The reason we lost in SE Asia and IMO in Iraq is that we hold a higher value on life in our society than they do, to them a death for their belief system is an honor and they feel (think) they will be rewarded for their sacrifice…

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