from the Blaze:
Breaking: Police release conclusive evidence in hanging of black man in California that BLM protesters called a lynching
After angry protests claimed a black man was lynched in Palmdale, California, police released conclusive evidence to support the claim that he committed suicide.
Robert Fuller’s body was found on June 10 hanging from a tree in Poncitlán Square. Investigators initially ruled it a suicide but walked the claims back after protesters accused them of hastily jumping to conclusions. read more
by: the Common Constitutionalist
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Basic training, or boot camp, in the military is a unique and enlightening experience. It can be rigorous, both physically and mentally, depending on your mindset, maturity level and preparation.
Some fare better than others, and in my recollection, some don’t fare at all. As I recall, boot was more an exercise in mental toughness than it was physical. I was quick to discover the purpose of the drill instructor was to break down the recruits’ individuality, or autonomy, and replace it with a sense of unit cohesion – thinking as a group and following orders without question. In the heat of battle, these are the things that will keep them alive.
During training, the recruit was constantly badgered by the drill instructors, called any number of pejoratives and forced to perform the most menial tasks. Again, this was, as I saw it, a test of mental toughness.
Through this process one could see the cream rise to the top, while others were less capable of dealing with the abuse. To an observer, this may seem harsh, but it worked. That was many moons ago, when we were not so concerned with the precious feelings of our recruits. read more