Sunday, December 19, 2010
Don't Ask Me
This being a gay-ish blog, I believe I'm legally obligated to blog about the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. (I'm doubt I'll make many friends here.)
If I don't, I think my blog goes away. Maybe now Daniel Choi will too.
Yes, I'm not a Dan Choi fan. Sue me. He's seems way more self-serving than he is/was for DADT. He went to West Point after DADT was enacted. He knew what military he was getting into. His condemnation is unconvincing.
He never chained himself to Bush's White House fence demanding its repeal. Or performed a half-hearted hunger strike when W was in office. David Blaine did better at that ditty for one of his "illusions". Spare me.
...and for the record, he didn't do any of those things alone or on his own, he just became a face for it, for whatever reason.
And for all these queers hissing for years about DADT, they better all enlist too. But no, they won't - they just wanted the "ability" to serve - you know, "for the future of the gay community". But 99.99 (repeating)% have zero intention of going to their recruiting office or to pick up a gun and serve their country. It's the "ability" to serve they'll claim as their win - just as long as someone else does the actual fighting.
I'd almost bet $10 that Choi doesn't re-enlist either.
I've made no secret that I don't care that much about DADT. There are bigger gay rights to be had. And in the bigger scheme of things, there are bigger political victories needed that are non-gay related. The economy still sucks, as does education and healthcare.
Sorry, but if the gays are truly 10% of the U.S. population, aren't we being a little short-sighted by only looking at our needs and wants. Yes, no one else is going to do it, but DADT and same-sex marriage have seemingly been our sole focus.
Personally, I would rather have the economy to recover so I can retire at some point. I'd like to see more than 40% of 12th graders be able to pass a 6th grade reading test. People bitch (myself included) about who is currently running the country, and how - but just wait.
I get that there are hate groups out against us and anything "we" want, and DADT is one of them. So yeah, great - DADT has been repealed. Now what?
Ok, enough of my high horse. I'm even tired of it. But coincidentally, one of our local rags had this little sub-sub headline. The one right under Mr. Brisket. Really, click to enlarge.
Now, thanks to Joseph Lieberman & Co, Mr. Brisket is getting his wish.
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