They are all in the same casket called betrayal.
Just like over 50,000 from the Vietnam War.
In Vietnam, I experienced soldiers committing
suicide by gun, and homicides by gun.
I saw many destroy their lives by shooting
heroin, a slower death that eventually took
their lives when they returned from betrayal.
Everything is about deceit.
Everything is about lies.
I talked to an Iraq vet last week who was
involved in the early invasion in 2003.
He saw American soldiers do things that
would probably lead to suicide when they
This is all secret stuff,
stuff that the American people will stuff
away even if it gets out.
When the truth threatens one’s core beliefs,
there is an urgent need to deny its reality.
Denial always allows the casket to repeat
Army Medic Vietnam
W A R
Wealthy Are Richer
Photograph by Mike Hastie