OxyMoron? Or Stupidity In Action?

Think about this:

There are no female suicide bombers, are there?

And African women weren’t the architects of the Rwanda genocide, were they now?

As 2012 was supposed to be the start of the female-centered changes not the end of the world, it mystifies me about the ongoing violence and hate.

Republicans and others are criticizing Obama for not sending ground troops to Syria.

How long does America have to keep fighting endless wars that strip our soldier citizens of their mental health and actual life and limb?

An “eye for an eye” is not the solution to hate and violence and killing.

I’m not disenchanted with President Obama and what he’s done as our leader. I was glad for the healthcare reform even though it had loopholes. What I don’t like is that Obama professes to be Christian and he’s continuing in the vein the Presidents Bush started of creating bloodshed through unnecessary wars.

Leon Panetta has been critical of Obama’s “30-year wars.” Who started these wars that Obama had to take over? The Presidents Bush. So to be critical of Obama is to be misguided. The war on terror won’t be only a “30-year war” Mr. Panetta: it will be a forever war because it can’t be won.

How long? How long must we wait until the world changes its tune? How long must we wait until human beings stop their violence and hate?

You stigmatize me and others because we have no-fault brain disorders: think again. We’re not half as crazy as the architects of genocide and the in-the-name-of-Allah terrorists.

“God made me do it” is not a legal defense for this craziness.

With all due respect, stigma is a crock of bull. Stigma is irrational, illogical; and I pity the fool who stigmatizes people with mental illnesses and thinks he’s actually intelligent.

Stigma. Ha. By all means stigmatize us. I’ll have the last laugh at your joke.

Do you have a better solution to the violence and hate? Do you have the solution to our soldiers coming come beaten and broken, if they are able to come home?

I have schizophrenia, and I haven’t killed anyone. I haven’t committed an act of violence.

I’m a model citizen. Which is more than I can say for the war-mongers.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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