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  1. Tekken20 Iron Film on July 26, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Remember that experiment with people having to push a button to electroshock other people in a different room??? There are always people that will push that button no matter how hard the screaming gets… Reap what you sow.

  2. LNBARTSTUDIO on July 26, 2020 at 8:05 am

    "It is no sign of good mental health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." J Krishnamurty

  3. Gleb Demin on July 26, 2020 at 8:06 am

    It was widely acknowledged by contemporaneous psychoanalytic psychology in Europe after the first world war that soldiers, who were physically injured in the course, for example, of a sudden artillery strike were much less likely to suffer from severe psychological and psychosomatic disorders as a result of their experience than those, who were subjected to the same existential fear without receiving any physical harm. This findings, among other things, led Freud to the notion of "psychic economy of affects" – a theory, that psychic impulses getting a discharge on a physical level are essentially equal to those discharging on a psychological level, and as such they are mutually convertible and they draw their strength from the same limited pool of energy. Soldiers, who got harmed physically had the energy of their mental impulses (their overwhelming fear, for the most part) partly diverted off of the fear to the physical pain so that the psychic pressure they were subjected to was distributed, whereas when all the energy was invested solely in fear there was much higher risk of getting a lasting psychic trauma (in particular, severe PTSD, often along with physical consequences as described in this video). Seems like this is exactly what’s going on in the case of drone operators, since they lack physical involvement and their mental processes have all the psychic energy resources at their disposal. If that is true, it would be a thing to study and to consider along the process of implementation of unmanned military tech, I suppose. Shame it’s being discussed without any contribution from real psychologists, because this guy, presumably being a fine journalist, clearly lacks proper knowledge — by linking PTSD to "brain injuries" he just misinterprets the concept of "post-traumatic stress disorder" (the "trauma" part is about mental trauma, not physical one), and his ad hoc invented notion of "moral injury" introduced instead of "classical PTSD" is in fact already considered to be a huge part of "classical PTSD", if not the central part of it.

  4. shankar reddy on July 26, 2020 at 8:07 am

    A-A Ron ( key&Peele – Substitute teacher)

  5. RIXRADvidz on July 26, 2020 at 8:14 am

    ”could lead to never ending war”…COULD??? have you seen your planet?

  6. Tim McClymont on July 26, 2020 at 8:19 am

    It’s time to end the drone strike program. Past time. It’s disgusting.

  7. Wendy Alexander on July 26, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Drones have no place in warfare. It’s really sad when Trump wanted to know how quickly they could be armed.

  8. heat cliff on July 26, 2020 at 8:27 am

    ops. the Americans are going to shoot your smartphone if you bad mouth American and anti man.

  9. Donna Campbell on July 26, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Guilt is a terrible thing. These soldiers are experiencing extreme spiritual damage. Is extending this program really necessary? On the one hand, maybe people Should be witness to the damage they inflict, but if they are in a position where they can’t stop (such as being in the military, where they can’t just simply walk away …

  10. TheDesert IsPatient on July 26, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Those participating in man’s insatiable appetite for war cannot be uninfected

  11. huy tran on July 26, 2020 at 8:30 am

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  12. Davida Krappenschitz on July 26, 2020 at 8:45 am

    This seems to be a lot better than face to face combat. The military needs to be more honest with recruits to prepare them and have better, more abundant psychiatric care. And for goodness sake, if they suffer from PTSD, give them cannabis after their enlistment is up.

  13. ijvo1951 on July 26, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Moral Injury And The US Veteran | Promo | Almost Sunrise https://youtu.be/DDfBR8zbHTo via @YouTube

  14. James Oxford on July 26, 2020 at 8:51 am

    i bet its only a fraction of the trauma impacted compared with those on the receiving end.

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