Tuesday

Military Engagement, part 1

I decided to take a my first major step in breaking the silence by reporting a history of domestic violence to the military. It took me almost a decade to get to this point. I was keenly aware of the fact that this could blow up in my face. The military is a government entity, and the government is not fond of potential rabble-rousers. And, on top of that, I've always been of the conspiracy theorist type.

While being married to the most family friendly military branch of them all, I learned that they really don't give a damn about you, unless you are the active duty member. They feign concern by following outdated protocol and concluding with a written report that is obscure and one-sided.

Even my family was against the idea of taking this step. It was as if I had been a Russian spy while working for Homeland Security. They thought I would be harmed...or even assassinated. They feared the backlash. I considered it and was aware of all my options and consequences, but I feared nothing or no one.

I just wanted to tell the truth. And I wanted the truth to be known, and written. I had no expectations other than that they would do nothing...


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