Friday, March 24, 2017

Alternative Facts Leave Veterans Killing Themselves Without Counting

It is bad enough veterans can't count on being helped to heal but when they don't matter enough to actually read the reports about them, we have reduced "Grateful Nation" down to a slogan we don't live up to.

This is what it was from 2013 to 2015

In the first quarter of 2016, the military services reported the following:
 58 deaths by suicide in the Active Component
 18 deaths by suicide in the Reserves
 34 deaths by suicide in the National Guard

In the second quarter of 2016, the military services reported the following:
 57 deaths by suicide in the Active Component
 23 deaths by suicide in the Reserves
 23 deaths by suicide in the National Guard

In the third quarter of 2016, the military services reported the following:
• 82 deaths by suicide in the Active Component
• 18 deaths by suicide in the Reserves
• 27 deaths by suicide in the National Guard
Take a look at what it was in 2012 compared to 2016 

Then try to figure out when someone on Facebook raising awareness mentioned one word about this? They do a lot of posting about how they are raising awareness but the truth is far from what they say it is.

Those numbers were members of the Armed Forces and did not make it into the Veteran status. You know, the group everyone is talking about. The one where they leave out the facts. Leave out that majority of the veterans committing suicide are over the age of 50. Leave out the fact that it is the same number of released data as it was back in 1999.


My question is, if you support these groups dropping down to do some pushups, what do you think veterans getting out of it?


Answer, they are still getting out of their lives and ending up in a casket.

If you still spread the rumors, then does that make you a liar or you are just using alternative facts?

If the facts are not important enough to learn then how can you expect anyone to think that any of this really matters to you at all?