I was surprised to see a pro-gay headline on Big Government today and I thought I would like to offer some commentary. First, let me tell you the title of the article - "Gays In The Military Is A Good Thing" by Andrew Marcus.
Here is what Marcus writes
Not only are the outstanding men and women of the American Military professional enough to overcome any cohesion issues related to gay soldiers, homosexuals have the added bonus of infuriating our current enemy.
Wave of Homophobia Sweeps the Muslim World
Violent Muslim Homophobia – The Jihad against gays
The only thing that would piss off the Jihadis more would be if The US Military formed whole platoons of un-kosher gay Jews. Inglorious Bitches?
What can I say about this post - Marcus' only reason to allow gays in the military is because he believes it would piss off our current enemy - the "Jihadis." To make it worse, Marcus ponders an all-gay platoon of gay Jews
, borrowing the title from the 2009 Quentin Tarantino movie Inglorious Basters
by calling the gay soldiers "Inglorious Bitches."
Let's see what the wise readers have to say about this:
The last statement had me curious - what exactly was the history of America's treatment of gay soldiers - Kayla Webley had written an article for Time earlier this year that did a little explaining
Though the U.S. military explicitly prohibited homosexuality in the Articles of War of 1916, a ban wasn't enforced until World War II. Amid the largest mobilization in U.S. history, the Army, Navy and Selective Service System developed procedures for spotting and excluding homosexual draftees from service: recruits were screened for feminine body characteristics, effeminacy in dress and manner and a patulous (expanded) rectum. By war's end, more than 4,000 of the 12 million men conscripted for the war effort were rejected for being gay. (Thousands of lesbians were allowed to serve the war effort, however; asking women about their sexuality violated the standards of behavior at the time.) During Vietnam, homosexuality or the appearance of it was seen by some as a way to avoid service in a bloody and unpalatable conflict, although it didn't always work: in 1968 Perry Watkins, a 19-year-old from Washington, was drafted despite checking the "yes" box in the category "homosexual tendencies" during his preinduction physical examination. After 16 years of service, the military discharged Watkins for his sexual orientation in 1984; he promptly filed a lawsuit and went on to win his case in 1990.
In addition to the gay-bashing on Big Government, I couldn't help but notice the couple comments that referred to Muslims as "rags" - what a great bunch of people Breitbart is catering to...
What do you expect from these lemmings? They have no ability to think for themselves. When they do, they ignore all facts that do not fit their political agenda and resort to f-bombs when they are challenged. Case in point. Several weeks ago they had another article about gays in the military. These sites are all very, very pro-Israel. You should have seen their comments when I pointed out the Israeli armed forces permit gays to serve openly. Just recently they had a discussion regarding the financial meltdown and one of them put up the standard wingnut post claiming Bush tried to constantly fix the problem and blamed it all on Frank. I pointed out that Fannie and Freddie collapsed due to the sub-prime loans and that Bush signed this into law in 2006. I then asked why he would sign a law which completely went against his alleged reforms he was proposing. I was called a communist. When I asked him to list specifically how anything I had posted indicated I was communist, he took both posts down.ReplyDelete
The far right does a great job at villainizing people/things. Their followers are trained to hate Reid/Frank/Pelosi/Obama/Frannie/Freddie/etc. without thinking for themselves.ReplyDelete
It surprised me to see that some comments on this particular story mentioned Israel's pro-gay military, but I also noticed that this thread didn't have the super high IntenseDebate scores either - the Big fanatics know when not to insult one of their own...