Well-meaning people make things worse.
“Tellerino said they would love to begin a public outcry about the struggle of veterans both mentally and emotionally who are lost in an ineffective support system. ‘The VA would like to keep the tragedy of untreated PTSD the best-kept secret in town -- and we're going to do everything we can to expose it for what it is. This wall will help bring recognition to that cause, as well as alert these guys who are coming home to seek help for PTSD.’"
“…they would love …” Who the hell is this “they”? People bring it up and bring it up and want to “dialogue” and “make the public aware” and other conscience-assuaging bullshit.
“The people behind the project also hope it will bring closure to the many families mourning their fallen heroes.”
I know people who died. You know how many would call themselves “heroes”? None. Not one.
So stop with the memorials to suicides and stop calling every dead soldier, Marine, airman, sailor and Coast Guardsman a hero.
And that “lost to PTSD” business is bullshit, too. I am sorry some people can’t handle whatever it was that caused them to leave this mortal coil. But I do not have to think them “heroes.”
What really pisses me off about all this stuff is the people who have no fucking idea what they are talking about.