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Explosion of Moral Injury

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In December 2020, there was a news article about Canadian reservists being trained to cope with moral injury.1 Here is the first part of my 2020 responding post:

Does it give anyone pause to know that our military reservists are being set-up for “moral injury”?1

And what is moral injury? you ask. From a film-slide in the training module, it says:

“A moral injury is harm caused by ‘perpetrating, failing to prevent, witnessing, or learning about actions that violate deeply held moral beliefs and expectation,'”

In other words, it’s an (emotional, spiritual, psychological) injury you incur when you do, see, or learn about an immoral / inhumane / criminal / despicable act which you did not stop or felt you could not avert because of fear, force, or desire to stay in favor with commanders or colleagues. It is to violate your conscience (your sense of right and wrong) and, thereafter, in most instances, it is followed by self-justification, as a survival mechanism.2 [2023 Note:This last sentence was not part of the training manual, but was my observation from the science of human behavior.]

There does not seem to be any instruction in the training on how to avoid “moral injury” by speaking up, by asserting one’s conscience, by refusing to sanction violations of one’s moral beliefs or expectations, by reporting or whistleblowing. There is only (alleged) sympathy for having been injured.

We may sometimes witness situations that seem ‘inhuman’ to us.
“This injustice may cause us to feel powerless and hurt.”

The slide encouraged soldiers to seek support if needed. (See ftn 1 again)

In that 2020 post, the focus was on moral injury suffered by a witness or perpetrator of harm, injury, or injustice that violated their sense of right and wrong. NOW, after witnessing these past three years, the moral injury training seems to have been but a primer for self-justifying the infliction of moral injury upon others. Remember the lockdowns, the takedowns, the shutdowns? the drive-by weddings, funerals, grads, churches, celebrations? the window kisses, signing, palming, pretended hugs? the snitch phone-lines? the uniformed and non-uniformed threats and tyranny? Can we see the twisted inversion where narrative obedients were trained to focus on their moral injury for having to do their essential, injurious jobs, all without mention of the moral injuries to targets and victims? Thus it was that the “necessary” infliction of moral injury exploded.

One horrific case on point: the National Citizen’s Inquiry expert witness describing the past three plus years in Canada’s military.3 Listen and ask: What else can we possibly call this but egregious, unconscionable moral injury inflicted upon all rank-and-file military by chain-of-command narrative lackeys? Every Canadian citizen and resident should listen to this NCI witness and protest non-stop against: 1)  this continuing charade of “safe and effective”; 2) the endless deception and gas-lighting by the (so-called) power elites; 3) the treasonous duplicity of divided loyalties.4

When are we (Canadians and USians) going to finally clue in that our greatest danger is not from foreign actors, but from stooges and PWOCs5 within our own power structures, who, by their actions, have deliberately decimated our military, our economy, our freedoms, our constitution, our values, our rule of law? What greater illustration of our government’s decline can we observe than that the entire Canadian House of Commons should rise en masse in thunderous applause at the un-vetted urging of a Speaker lauding a “hero” who turned out to be a Nazi war veteran of an SS unit linked to war crimes and ethnic cleansing full color exposure of the blind leading the blind down the garden path into full pathocracy7!

Oh, yes, we have gone into a justified paroxysm over this world-observed moral injury to Canada, her MPs and citizens, but too many still remain oblivious to the explosion of moral injuries of the past three years; and unless we wake up and denounce moral injuries, they will escalate to places we could never have imagined a brief three years ago.

And, by the way, what if all this recent talk of resilience is just to help us accept the new order of escalating moral injury? Listen:

Resilience & Woke Brainwashing
(New Discourses | Sep 18, 2023 | Time 16:09 min.) at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVCC_629eQo&t=247s or
https://newdiscourses.com/2023/09/resilience-woke-brainwashing/

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1. https://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2020/12/moral-injury.html
Edmonton · Exclusive: Military reservists preparing for possible deployment in Prairies as COVID-19 rates soar by Jennie Russell, Charles Rusnell,  Murray Brewster · CBC News · Posted: Dec 08, 2020 2:00 AM MT | Last Updated: December 8
CBC News has viewed slides that formed a training module for the Alberta reservists
A slide titled “Palliative Care” says, “Caring for the body of the deceased is something that we may experience during Op LASER. It is an occasion to pay our last respects to the person.
“The current circumstances may require us to place their corpse in a body bag and/or vehicle,” it said, emphasizing the need to do so in a respectful way.
Another slide warned soldiers that they may suffer what is referred to as a “moral injury.”
“A moral injury is harm caused by ‘perpetrating, failing to prevent, witnessing, or learning about actions that violate deeply held moral beliefs and expectation,'” it said.
“Because of COVID-19, many people will die earlier than they would have otherwise, and with fewer resources than would normally be available to them. We may sometimes witness situations that seem ‘inhuman’ to us.
“This injustice may cause us to feel powerless and hurt.”
The slide encouraged soldiers to seek support if needed. (Bold Emphasis added.)
Source; https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/military-reservists-possible-prairie-deployment-1.5832023?ref=mobilerss&cmp=newsletter_CBC%20News%20Top%20Headlines%20%20%E2%80%93%20Morning_1613_222812

2. Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) Third Edition: Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, by Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson. (pp. 219-220). HMH Books. Kindle.
3. ▪ https://rumble.com/v2ksu10-canadian-military-decimated-catherine-christensen-interview-day-1-red-deer-.html
https://nationalcitizensinquiry.ca/red-deer-testimony/ (beginning at 2:03:25)
4. Person / People WithOut Conscience
5. https://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2022/08/when-do-we-call-this-treason.html
6. ▪ Deputy PM Freeland is lost for words when asked about tribute to ex-Nazi Ukrainian in Parliament
(Canada Info | Feb 26, 2023 | Time 8:34 min.) at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9FJxKwSvU4
▪ At Issue | Is the Speaker’s resignation enough?
(CBC News: The National | Sept 26, 2023 | Time 10:02 min.) at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0w6fstgQrA
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66908958
7. https://dejavu-times.blogspot.com/2023/07/the-garden-path-to-pathocracy.html