Skip to comments.Sgt. Bergdahl's Post-Dramatic Stress
Posted on 06/14/2014 11:29:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It is likely that many people will die young because Bowe Bergdahl chose to act out a childish, grandiose fantasy in which he cast himself as a wise and courageous man of mystery and adventure. Both his parents and the American taxpayer supported Mr. Bergdahl to play pretend soldier with a script that reads like a cheesy story for eleven-year-old boys.
In Bergdahls feverish imagination, which he was tragically allowed to enact, he was a magnificently skilled survivalist who also solved the problem of war in his environmentally and socially sensitive walk about the new world order. He played the role with dramatic flair.
Mr. Bergdahl is not suffering from a clinical delusion associated with a major mental disorder. He is simply a product of a culture in which young people have nothing to learn and in which the only thing that matters is self-directed meaning-making. The death and destruction Bergdahl caused are merely interesting teachers on his journey of self-discovery.
There is ample evidence of Mr. Bergdahls childishness. Although provided with an apparently conscientious home-school education, he was not expected to prepare himself to face the responsibilities of adult life. Regarding his sons education, Bob Bergdahl is quoted in the Michael Hastings Rolling Stone article as such: Ethics and morality would be constant verbiage in our conversations. Verbiage is all they amounted to.
Bowe Bergdahl did not attend a college commensurate with his education, nor was he expected to prepare himself for a job....
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Sounds vaguely like the name of a Paul McCartney album...
Heard he’s eating peanut butter. Pretty sure Jiffy is Halal. How many POWs asked for Peanut Butter when they got home?
I would’ve wanted one of those Eric Cantor style steak dinners myself. Or at least some good fried chicken.
I think this author finally nails the Bergdahl scenario. He was a self-absorbed, spoiled brat who had no idea how the real world works when he left his post in Afghanistan. I’m sure he’s paid a heavy price for his decisions. It’s very sad that others paid a higher price likely because of his desertion.
Jiffy Peanut Butter (how ever did peanut butter get to be called ‘Jiffy??’) may be Halal?
You can be I’ll have that checked out. Not that we eat that brand, but I’ll check it out.
And if so will report this to a near-by ACT (Act For America) chapter.
> Sounds vaguely like the name of a Paul McCartney album...
Oh, for some Photoshop skills...
I don’t know about the rest of you but bacon and pork would have been on my menu.
Something about washing the taste of the last five years out of my mouth.
But then, I would have never walked away from my post either.