The Statist Quo

On Conversations We Refuse to Have (w/ Jared - Biting the Bullet)

October 14, 2019 Matt Freeman Episode 49
The Statist Quo
On Conversations We Refuse to Have (w/ Jared - Biting the Bullet)
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The Statist Quo
On Conversations We Refuse to Have (w/ Jared - Biting the Bullet)
Oct 14, 2019 Episode 49
Matt Freeman

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.


You should listen to Biting the Bullet if you don't already, it's a great listen.  Follow them on Twitter at @BitingBulletPod and Jared at @TheMongoose0861.

Follow us at @StatistQuoPod for Matt on Twitter, and The Statist Quo Facebook page for Nick.


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!! 


Links
https://humanparts.medium.com/the-conversation-about-war-and-our-veterans-we-refuse-to-have-a95c26972aee

Show Notes

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.


You should listen to Biting the Bullet if you don't already, it's a great listen.  Follow them on Twitter at @BitingBulletPod and Jared at @TheMongoose0861.

Follow us at @StatistQuoPod for Matt on Twitter, and The Statist Quo Facebook page for Nick.


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!! 


Links
https://humanparts.medium.com/the-conversation-about-war-and-our-veterans-we-refuse-to-have-a95c26972aee