I think it’s time to start talking about the trauma people are beginning to experience due to the massive lies, deception, and abuses of the current US administration. Let’s start with one which hits home deeply with me. Their verbal attacks on women. I believe there is a website that has assembled all the denigrating words the US president has used against women. Once I dated an older man abuser who was verbally abusive toward me, in exactly the same way. It’s the kind of abuse the military uses to desensitize men and women to killing by using words to create a sense of the worthlessness of women (and any others). Dehumanizing women to make it easier to rape them or kill them.
Or separating immigrant families – parents from children. Remember that trauma is easily defined as an unwanted, unwelcome and painful psychic experience. As a child were you ever separated from your caregiver – did terror not sweep over you quickly? As a parent did you ever lose your child – even in a grocery store and panic immediately? Imagine how these refugees must feel. Terrible trauma. Terrible pain! And terrible psychic damage. How can we support such cruelty?
Think about it.