Skip to main content

View Diary: Was Bowe Bergdahl "going Galt"? (Cue Teapublican heads exploding.) (188 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Hearing voices (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Catte Nappe, Elizabeth 44

    I think we need more information.  I'm not sure that the "hearing voices" comment is a self-evaluation of an actual experience (rare if you have a severe mental illness), or a metaphor.  I could say, I hear voices in the wind to describe an experience of standing in a grove of trees on a windy day.  But, I wouldn't mean that I'm "hearing voices" that are telling me to do . . . whatever, and a symptom of a mental illness.  To say that this is a symptom of a mental illness, which it is, but without a full psychiatric examination, is premature.  We are making conclusions on third hand observations from media reporting.

    We all keep grasping for understanding or explanation of what happened.  He was a deserter.  He has a mental illness.  Or even he went Gault (my apology to the author of this diary, because it is a valuable insight).  Until we hear from official sources and from Bergdahl himself, it is all speculation.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site