The after shocks of US Marine Brandon Raub being detained on charges of posting on Facebook are seismic tremors in the minds of many veterans. With some of the most recent shootings in the United States, veterans are being targeted as potential terrorists. The question is: should they be worried?
This is a tough question. Given the suicide rate, mental health issues and overall dependence on the government for their survival, veterans are in a position to go go crazy. The majority won’t, some will, like us all but at a higher rate. The possibility to lose it exists in all of and are amplified to deafening degrees for soldiers subjected to the war life.
It is understood commonly that if you train someone to fight and kill and bring them back to civilization wrapped in a state of fear and mental anguish, resources are essential to accommodate the soldiers needs. Add to that the ‘game’ of picking up prescriptions and additional benefits and it’s easy to see resentment toward the government among those in the military.
Although 26 year-old Brandon Raub was forcefully detained against his will for his political views he was not charged with any criminal misconduct a hallmark of the NAZI gestapo which used the tactic of indefinite psychiatric detention to crush political dissent.
Constitutional attorney John Whitehead representing Raub discussed how the US government violated his client’s first amendment rights with RT yesterday.
He also made an appearance on GBTV with Glen Beck in which he made even more shocking revelations.
Whitehead tells Beck that he is getting calls from military veterans all over the country subjected to the same Nazi style psychiatric detention for their political views.
More alarming, is when Beck asked if people of left-wing ideology – specifically members of Occupy Wall Street – are being detained Whitehead responded saying he can’t say for sure because people all over the country are just disappearing.
He also reveals that while Raub was in psychiatric detention one of the psychiatrists that he was seeing threatened to “brainwash” him and force him to take medication.
The attorney goes on to discuss how Raub being a 9/11 truther was likely a red flag and that other military veterans are facing the same harassment. He also snuck in the fact that Brandon Raub does not own a gun, which is interesting, given all the recent controversy. His Facebook pic of him holding a gun must have been from active duty and the way it was flashed around the mainstream definitely sent fear into citizens not in the military, worried about all possible forms of terrorism. One has to assume the is something the government is happy with, along with increased paranoia from the military at large.
If veterans don’t want to be ruled over by the government like the mafia, then they should avoid it whenever possible. This does not include getting a prescription dog.
As one Desert Strom Vet comments:
I am a Desert Storm Vet and I saw the recent info about treating PTSD vets with the “prescription” of a dog. I convinced my doctor to let me give it a try, and he agreed. The best part was because it was recommended by the doctor, my apartment waived pet deposits, breed and weight restrictions, and monthly pet rent. I was worried about this because it would have ran me another $400 to have a dog. It’s been great having another beating heart around at night that depends on me. I truly believe in this practice and recommend it to others.
The military sends 18 year old kids off to war, corrupts the minds and then offers them kickbacks in dog ownership, prescription drugs and other aid. Yes, dog ownership is a wonderful thing. You can go to any town and city and get a dog for free. The problem is getting sucked into to the funnel of government dependence. If you are willing to get on your knees for a dog, what does that say about where you are at? How is our government getting away with this?
It is unclear what in Brandon Raubs past, if anything could have triggered his arrest. It is hard to pinpoint this story because it sounds like something intended to scare veterans into staying silent. There is fear in speaking up and it does not necessarily have to do with the government. It comes from corporatism, it comes from judgmental neighbors and it comes from a fake reality we are all funneled into, almost no better than government funded dog owners.