War-related trauma ignited Vince’s political consciousness

 Emanuele, an Iraq War veteran (US Marine Corps), is a protagonist of Walking Wounded. He recently published a piece in Znet: “Over the last nine years, people have routinely asked, “How did you become politically conscious and actively engaged?” […] After all, I wasn’t raised in a political household, nor were my parents counterculture radicals or hippies. […] Often, personal struggles and trauma ignite political consciousness […] my political awakening came via my experiences in the military. […] Right around the time I was coming home from my first deployment, my friends were coming home from their first year at university. During this period, I was first introduced to Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, William S. Burroughs and psychedelics. […] I returned home, radicalized, angry and committed to changing the world.” “War and Culture: Becoming Politically Conscious”, by Vince Emanuele: https://zcomm.org/zcommentary/war-and-culture-becoming-politically-conscious/

 

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