As the military bigwigs once again meet to try and figure out how to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy to get rid of gays who will admit or get caught being gay I can’t help but think that really, it’s no one’s business who is gay and who isn’t. If you’re someone like me who doesn’t mind telling the world that you’re gay then great and if you’re someone who doesn’t want to tell the world good for you too. There’s no right or wrong in these two scenarios but what gets me is what a big deal the military (mostly fueled by the people who claim to talk and walk so often with Jesus) are making over the repeal of this stupid law. Don’t ask…period! – Don’t Get Me Started!
Is it anyone’s business who you have sex with as long as you’re two consenting adults? I think not. So why should that be a prerequisite for serving in the military? Please don’t tell me that this is going to become like credit ratings which need to be checked now for you to open a bank account or decide how much you’ll pay on car insurance (which has never made sense to me by the way). Honestly, there are lots of questions I ponder in my daily life that I think are better not answered.
I don’t want to know about my parents or most of my friend’s sex lives. I just don’t ask. I don’t really want to know what they put in fast food French fries that makes me love them so or whether or not the person serving them has just picked their nose before scooping mine out so I just don’t ask. There are millions of things that I simply don’t ask because I’m either afraid of the answer or just feel as though it’s none of my business so someone please explain to me why who you’re sleeping with has become a question that needs to be answered by those serving our country? We don’t ask when the Congress are boinking their Senate pages left and right. We don’t ask how much sex all of the straight politicians are having so why is everyone so concerned about us gays and how much sex we’re having? Jealous much, straightees?
As they have their congressional hearings and ask that the lawmakers repeal the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy “cautiously” I have a better plan that could save the country millions. Just change “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to “Don’t Ask” if someone wants to serve this country and are an able bodied person, they’re in. Simple, right? No need for everyone to wonder where everyone will shower or if the gays will redecorate the barracks, let’s be realistic. The military has policies that are strictly enforced when it comes to conduct and I hardly think that allowing gays to serve is going to cause orgy after orgy in the tents (much to the chagrin of many a gay man’s fantasies) and seems to me with sex scandals such as Tailhook and the rest it was the straights who were something out of Military Gone Wild and what happened to them? They were tried and prosecuted, done.
What gets me is that everyone seems to be worried about the gays serving “openly” when really the only thing that should be open is their eyes to the fact that there are many a gay out there who feel as though what they do sexually is only their business. So while the religious right would have the country believe that allowing gays to serve will make the experience something akin to gay Mardi Gras, I suspect that nothing negative will happen. I also suspect that there are so many serving right now under the radar that when the time comes that they can tell everyone most of them will decide not to for the simple reason that I stated above. As much as the media and Christian right would love to make you think we gays are all about boas and glittery parades, on the whole, most are just what I call “your average garden variety gays” who live normal lives, contributing to their communities and trying to make ends meet. So when this stupid law gets repealed I don’t think that the heavens will open and swallow America whole nor do I think that the gay troops will be swallowing anything different than their straight counterparts (at least in the chow line) and outside of the chow line, whose business is it anyway?
What we have to understand is that just because America is on a 24 hour news cycle and thinks that because almost everyone wants to be on reality television either getting their life back together on Intervention or Dr. Phil or becoming a pseudo-celebrity on Jersey Shore, the truth is there are a lot of people who will never get their fifteen minutes of fame and they’re okay with it. There are a lot of people who feel as though their business is their business and they don’t feel the need to share everything with everyone. People write into me all the time and think that I’m the character I’ve designed for this website but I can tell you that while there are many facets of me that I allow you access to through my writing, for the most part this is a character that I’ve created to entertain you and make me famous. So what you do in your bedroom I don’t want to know about and what I do in my bedroom you’ll never know about because I’m not interested in “leaking” a sex tape anytime soon. And what military personnel do between the sheets simply shouldn’t be a concern of ours. Don’t ask…period! – Don’t Get Me Started!
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