So I'm watching this new HBO show, The Leftovers, about what Small-Town Heartland America would be like if 10% of the population just up and disappeared.
The general thesis seems to be that everyone would go fucking bananas and would be traumatized and irrational.
On a perhaps related note, is it to be supposed that there exist any non-traumatized Iraqis?
One thing that has always killed me about smug war-pundits, is the utter blindness to the obvious mental health consequences for the hypothetically grateful bomb-accepting locals. 9/11 was a gutshot; suppose you live in a country where war and terrorism are just how it is? Suppose you grew up there? You'd be far more fucked up than you already are, which is pretty disgusting right now anyhow, redsnout, just saying.
On the other hand, Victor David Hanson hasn't had someone throw percussion grenades at his horrible noggin every day for nine decades, which is not only a damn shame, but also makes one inquire, what's his fucking excuse?