This Took 18 Years!?!?

DADT.jpgNow that we have had some time to reflect on the long awaited senate floor victory in repealing the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy which banned homosexuals from openly being… themselves while serving in our nation’s military, I have to ask just one, important question:

WHY DID IT TAKE SO FRIGGIN’ LONG?!?!?

Because we are not talking about a fine Scotch that needs to sit in a smoked barrel for 18 years, we’re talking about human beings — human beings who are who they are because they are who they are, just like human beings are White or Black or Asian or Cubs fans because that’s just who they are.  The fact that we allowed our government to implement such an anti-liberty policy in an institution meant to protect us and our allies, granting and preserving liberty, of all things, is a goddamn travesty, dear readers!

A travesty!

This is US America.  We are supposed to set the bar high.  And when it comes to treating our fellow man as we would want to be treated, we are really f***ing bad at it.  Yeah, yeah, I know haters g’on hate… but why?  What is there to hate?  What difference does it make to you where so-and-so puts his thing-a-ma-bob while in the comforts of his bedroom with his lover?  Huh?  WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

It doesn’t.

Unless you’re ignorant.

And unfortunately, a lot of people are really, really ignorant.

I can only hope that some day, somehow, someway, people wake up to the simple reality that life would be a lot better for ALL OF US if we just learn to treat each other with respect, like we would want to be treated.  The golden rule, my friends.  The golden rule.

And the golden rule would definitely welcome the current “homosexual political agenda” in the United States, which is simply:

“To be protected against violent crimes driven by bigotry, to be able to get married, to be able to get a job, and it’s to be able to fight for our country.”

Barney Frank (D-MA)

Don’t.

Hate.

Peace,

Jeff

10 Comments

Well said. I 100% agree with this post, even the part about Cub fans;)
http://wrigleyregular.mlblogs.com/

Hear, hear, Jeff! Very well said.
- Kristen
http://blithescribe.mlblogs.com/

Russel — Good man! See, we rivals can agree!
Kristen — *High five* Grazie!
–Jeff

Blame it on San Francisco for type casting, now if we could just fix the rest of societies type casts the world would be a much safer place, maybe

-Peter
Phillies Outside
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

Here’s my question about DADT: are they going to be allowed to live with a significant other on base? Let’s say an officer, with a home on the facility is living with someone who is of the same sex? What if they’re in Massachusetts and it’s legal to marry? How’s that work?
I don’t care whether someone’s gay, straight, whatever—-none of my business—-but these questions are not insignificant, nor are they bigoted, in terms of building a military force.
http://paullebowitz.com.previewyoursite.com/blog/?p=127

Peter — You’re just jaded against SF after that NLCS, man ;-)
Prince — What would it matter if a gay couple did live together on base? Who cares? What does that have to do with building a military force? I don’t see any correlation.
–Jeff

Bravo for this post. Harry Truman didn’t wait to ask the military if it was cool with them to desegregate; he just made it happen. This repeal took waaay too long.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Jane — Thanks… and yeah, waaay too long. Seriously. My government embarrasses me sometimes. Actually, a lot. A whole lot.
–Jeff

Jeff, thank you, man! Reading this is another affirming sign that we can go forward in this country towards equality for all US Citizens. I was indeed elated when the news broke – but, I will always throw caution in the wind as there are still a lot of things openly gay/lesbian servicemembers cannot do under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.

“…and, I’m proud to be ‘Merican!”

- Randy
http://heirloom.mlblogs.com

Randy — Glad to see you speak the ‘Merican dia’leck! I know there’s a long way to go, but the small victories are the way there. Here’s to progression, my friend!
–Jeff

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