F*** the Invictus Games

The Invictus Games are bullshit. We dump public funds into these ridiculous games in order to "celebrate our heroes". Bullshit. The Invictus Games, while it may appear noble, is at the heart more war worship. There is nothing glamorous about war or being a soldier. If we stopped celebrating this s*** and calling them heroes then maybe we'd have fewer people coming back all f***** up. The average citizen doesn't appreciate that war WILL f*** you up. If you come back without any physical or psychological scars then count yourself lucky. I feel bad for veterans in wars of the past (WW1, WW2 and prior) because our ancestors were too ignorant of international affairs to know what they are getting into. Potential soldiers of today don't have that excuse to fall back on. You join the military today you should know what you are getting yourself into. Stop spending money on glorifying war and spend it on honest recruitment advertising. Most of all, and even though they should have known better when they signed up there should be way more money spent on proper healthcare and housing for veterans.

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  • Most of us will never know the full horrors of combat. Many Servicemen and women suffer life-changing injuries, visible or otherwise, whilst serving their country. How do these men and women find the motivation to move on and not be define by their injuries?

    On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013, HRH The Duke of Sussex saw first-hand how the power of sport can help physically, psychologically and socially those suffering from injuries and illness. He was inspired by his visit and the Invictus Games was born.

    The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post injury. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

    The Invictus Games is about much more than just sport – it captures hearts, challenges minds and changes lives.

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