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Repulsed By The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Opposition
I’ve written about the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy more than I care to remember. There’s a large part of me that doesn’t get why we’re still talking about it or more to the point dealing with it. I appreciate that Obama announced in his State of the Union speech that this policy will be done away with this year but as I’ve noted before, he can’t make anything happen on his own and as long as the religious right and good old boy white man network runs our country I don’t think the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will go down without the conservatives trying to make everyone think that allowing gays to serve openly will cause civilization as we know it to collapse. Repulsed by The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell opposition – Don’t Get Me Started!
Like anything else, marketing is the key here. The conservatives have to frighten their followers to think that the gays want this policy revoked so that they can have sex with the young boys that apparently only conservative white people are sending out to defend our country. They have to create enough fervor and hate that it will trickle down to Bubba who flunked out of high school that the military is trying to recruit in a repressed neighborhood’s Wal-Mart parking lot. They have to create the fear you see to gain power over these people. They don’t call themselves, “God fearing” people for no reason. They’ve managed to keep their minions in line for years with fear and this will be no exception.
The other key issue here is money. They don’t want us gays to get the same rights as citizens so they sure as hell don’t want to see our gay spouses joining us at the PX to stock up on supplies. And more importantly, they don’t want us getting health benefits from our spouses or cashing in when they die. Don’t forget that we still don’t have equality in civilian life so if they start treating all of the military fairly how long will it be before we can hold that up and say, “Um, excuse me, I pay taxes, why should my spouse be treated differently than how military spouses or any spouse for that matter are treated?” They say that it’s going to cost so much more money because of all of the spousal benefits that they’ll have to extend to which I say, “Come on do you think we’re that stupid?” What about Bubba and his teen bride who has six kids from different babies’ daddies that have only known one another for three weeks before he shipped out? You pay out spousal benefits proportionately to the people you enlist. Just like any company. If they hire forty people, sure they could look to discriminate and make sure everyone was single so that they wouldn’t have to pay spousal benefits but in a normal circumstance, the more people you hire, the more people are likely to have spouses who should be included in the company’s benefits policy. It’s a cost associated with doing business, get over it.
And what of the talk of needing separate showers and barracks for gays that some are saying are going to be required to let gays serve openly? I’m sure they’ll talk about how much money it will cost the taxpayers. I think separate anything is stupid. When do we get our pink triangle badges, Mr. Hitler? When do we get the gay water fountains too? We saw how great that worked out for the African Americans so why go there? Why go there? Because too many of the closeted conservatives spend way too much time watching gay porn where a barracks suddenly becomes an orgy where everyone’s foxhole is filled that they’ve deluded themselves that this is how gay barracks life will be. Life doesn’t imitate porn people unless you pay a prostitute. No handyman is coming to your house wearing coveralls who asks you to hand him his wrench in his pocket and it turns out to be his fourteen inch dick. In real life two women aren’t ever washing their cars when all of a sudden they spray each other with water and start making out. While this may be the stuff that fantasies are made of it isn’t real life people.
There are enough things in life that make me crazy, I don’t need anything else added to the list right now so what we need to do is look at one another as human beings and understand that homosexuality has nothing to do with how we do our jobs, it’s who we are. Sure it influences our decisions because thanks to ignorance and discrimination we have to consider where we buy our home or where we shop so that we don’t get killed just for living our everyday lives but it doesn’t mean that we’re all sex addicts. We’ll leave that to the celebrities trying to clean up their image like Tiger Woods. And while we’re on the subject of images please stop trying to paint all homosexuals with the same brush. We’re not all Charles Nelson Riley and were not all Vin Diesel either (I’m not saying Vin Diesel is gay, just using him as a stereotype people, don’t get nervous boys). We like snowflakes and all human beings are a unique creation of genes and molecules just like the rest of you so stop all ready with the limp-wristed portrayal that only makes you look stupid. Stop with all the fear people. And think about it this way, if people didn’t have to hide their sexuality to be treated with dignity and respect you wouldn’t have as many of your priests and preachers marrying your women and having sex with men on the side causing you to have to try and pay the gay sinner who supposedly corrupted your holy man “hush money” and cause you embarrassment and worrying you that you won’t rake in as many millions this year from your “congregation” which consists of a bunch of morons sitting at home on unemployment giving money to the church instead of getting their hair done and going out looking for a job. While you sit in your religious ivory towers that hate and fear built you’re going to discover that you can’t fool all of the people all of the time and that the foundation is starting to crack. You’ll also find that that handyman you called to fix the foundation just might have a fourteen inch dick in his pocket instead of what you think is a wrench. But I doubt it. Repulsed by The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell opposition – Don’t Get Me Started!
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