On this extended cut of the Statist Quo Matt sits down with Jared from Biting the Bullet to talk about a Medium article sent to us by a listener. The article, included in the show notes, has a lot of things we are sympathetic to, taken one by one, but when included in the context of this article, send the wrong message. We go off on a few tangents, share some military stories and deployment stories, and turn a nine-minute read into a 2 hour session.
There's a lot to cover in this article, relating to combat stress and PTSD, the "mission" and foreign policy, veteran re-entry into society and the massive gulf between the veteran and civilian communities, and the modern "All-Volunteer Force". We touch on just about all of it, mixing in our own experiences.
A big thanks to Jared for coming on and tackling this article with me, very much appreciated.
Finally, if you have an article, podcast or video you want us to deconstruct, or a topic you'd like our take on, feel free to hit us up. We love doing listener-generated shows. We have one or two in the works right now, actually....
Thanks for listening!!