Veterans for Peace Radio Hour

March 19, 2013

Part of a piece by Chris Hedges has been etched into my conscience…

Filed under: The Human Cost of War — Tags: , , — bobfunke @ 2:26

Tomas Young is a quadriplegic who’s story is exceptionally compelling. Shot in the spine, he became a paraplegic, eventually the process brought him near complete paralysis. He is starving to death, so as not be a burden upon his family. He is conscious of his effort and determined to maintain his dignity and integrity.

Young will die for our sins. He will die for a war that should never have been fought. He will die for the lies of politicians. He will die for war profiteers. He will die for the careers of generals. He will die for a cheerleader press. He will die for a complacent public that made war possible. He bore all this upon his body. He was crucified. And there are hundreds of thousands of other crucified bodies like his in Baghdad and Kandahar and Peshawar and Walter Reed medical center. Mangled bodies and corpses, broken dreams, unending grief, betrayal, corporate profit, these are the true products of war. Tomas Young is the face of war they do not want you to see.”

Chris Hedges.

The faces of war, unseen, unknown, except by the few that care for them.

May there be Peace on earth, no more Tomas Young’s.


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