Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body: A Marine’s Unbecoming w/ Lyle Jeremy Rubin – Ep 127
YouTube version: https://youtu.be/–rLFi4FL1o
Lyle Rubin, anti-war activist and author, talks with Henri about his new book, “Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body: A Marine’s Unbecoming.” Lyle shares his story of becoming a marine officer, the dehumanization process of military enlistment and training, the weaponization of trauma to encourage violent processes over multiple generations, and a lot more.
Lyle Jeremy Rubin is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who writes about capitalism and U.S. empire. He has a doctorate in history from the University of Rochester and has contributed to a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, Raritan, and n+1. When he is not working or reading, he likes to pay attention to the birds.
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The United States has become synonymous with empire and endless war, American troops sit in 70% of the world's countries, and yet, most Americans don't know that. The military is joined disproportionately by a 'warrior caste’ whom carry this enormous burden, making a less diverse force and ensuring most of society doesn't see their sacrifice. And American tax dollars, funding hundreds of billions in unnecessary spending on global hegemony, are robbed from the domestic needs of ordinary Americans. We aim to change that. Join Danny, Henri, and Keagan, three leftist combat veterans, as they discuss how to turn the tide against endless war and repair the damage America has caused abroad.
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