I was talking to an elderly lady today. She said she was tired of the media covering the Russia-Ukraine conflict all day every day.
She was a little girl during WW2, and what she sees about Ukraine on TV overlaps with what she experienced during the war, including: she saw bombs falling from the sky; one of them exploded right in front of her house, but no one was hurt which was miraculous; while she was running for her life, she saw a head hanging from an electric cable, and she recognised the face - it was of a neighbour's daughter.
She had a nightmare the other night. In her dream, she was reliving the war. Someone tried to hurt her, so she screamed and kicked them real hard, and that was when she fell off her bed and woke up. She hasn't got PTSD, but I think that what she sees on TV everyday has begun to affect her brain.
I told her not to watch news any more.
It's begun to affect everyone's brain.
It's being covered very differently from the US invasion of Iraq. Different types of coverages affect our perspectives differently.
What covered is real. But the continuous intensity is like a drug that is creating a sort of hysteria.
Wrong dipshit .... Post Traumatic Stress RESPONSE is triggered in many ways upon trauma victims....what she told you was a cry for help ....war profiteering is what is driving all the lies that harmed her all her life AND NOW.....isolating her only deepens a PTSR condition ....please talk to her again and offer to buy her some tea.... company is what she needs and television was her likely only companion