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Tuesday, December 21. 2010
Though we disagree on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), Blatt neutrally links to and quotes from my previous post, DADT Repeal: What Comes Next? Pentagon Asked, Tells Combat Troops Not To Tell, and I reviewed his draft for accuracy.
For one thing, there may be far fewer gays in uniform than claimed by the pro-repeal advocates. One indication of this comes from data that most of the approximately 14,000 discharged under DADT from the military over the past 17 years were probably not even gay, but slackers who falsely “outed” themselves for an early out.
On the other hand, even with far fewer than expected, there will still be serious additional discipline problems, as the neutrality of DADT shifts to accommodation of gay lifestyles and commanders are pressured to be lenient for their own career sake, and gay activists continue challenges in the courts to reasonable limits.
Blatt points out in his column that no more gay activist legislation should be expected from the new Congress. He, also, pointed out to me that polls show a continuing opposition to legalizing gay marriage. Gay activists have announced, however, stepping up their court challenges to the federal Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA). Secretary of Defense Gates is cutting weapons programs, and wants to trim personnel costs (particularly benefits), to meet expected defense budget restrictions. The Pentagon report on DADT points out that DOMA is all that limits providing same-sex military benefits for insurance, housing, relocations, basing assignments, etc., at unstated potential costs. This would further pressure key defense procurement and retention programs impacting the top-flight professional forces we’ve built since the end of the draft.
Defense Secretary Gates – who has announced his retirement -- noted that he followed the desire of President Obama to repeal DADT, and Joint Chiefs Chair Mullen may partly be angling for the job in his support of repeal. Their testimony was important to the repeal, while the contrary advice to Congress from the chiefs of the Army, Marines and Air Force were not deemed so by a majority of the rump Congress members. The resentments of ObamaCare’s ramming through Congress are kindled by the DADT repeal, which may heighten resistance to Congressional or court repeal of DOMA, an issue that affects many more gays and their benefits from federal taxes.
So, in the end, the repeal of DADT may be a pyrrhic victory for gay activists, and of no benefit to the effectiveness of our armed forces. Indeed a detriment if only because thousands more slackers will not be discharged, while many competent and dedicated troops will suffer from any infraction of sensitivity toward gays. Already one of the Washington Post's leading columnists writes to his leftist base that the Marine Commandant should be fired, the offense daring to testify honestly from his experience and the Pentagon survey data in disagreeing with immediate repeal of DADT. (Bing West, another top-respected military analyst, calls the WaPo columnist for "Jerry Springer" journalism.)
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Here's my first dire prediction for what's next to come in the culture wars: the fall of the Defense of Marriage Act. Not that I believe this to be a fait accompli, but given the tone both in Washington and in the courts, and with the recent repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," I'm not too hopeful. You see, the same logic that the courts and the legislators have used to overturn DADT will now be used to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. In fact, it is likely that the repeal of DADT will be the very catalyst for the repeal of DOMA.
The much quoted but little read Defense Department report on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" lays the foundation for such a repeal:
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Reading all the arguments about DADT repeal, it comes to my attention that the conservatives, I believe, think the gays in the military will use this issue as a step in their on-going campaign to further their special interests. The agenda will be paramount and the defense of the country not important.
The left sees this as not really important. It really does not matter to them what they throw in what they consider the trash bin of humanity.....our military.
DOMA is doomed unless conservatives throw off the shackles of political correctness, and start directly talking about the dysfunctional patterns of behavior in the gay "community".
The left-leaning media has managed to completely hide the reality of the gay "lifestyle" - leading most people to believe that gay relationships are essentially the same as normal heterosexual relationships. But they are not.
The easiest way to change someone's mind on gay marriage is to show them pictures from a gay "pride" parade or take them to a gay bathhouse on Saturday night.
The repeal of DADT is a stalking horse for granting homosexuals the privilege to marry. And we should start talking about it as a privilege, not a right, because historically, that has been the case. Once the marriages of homosexual military personnel in states where it is legal are recognized by a federal entity such as the military, DOMA and any state laws or state constitutional amendments banning it will fall. That this argument was not used by opponents, is beyond my comprehension.
The Robert Mapplethorpe photographs could have a salutary effect, if anyone can stomach looking at them. Not one homosexual rights group stood up at the time and said that they were not representative of their behavior. To the contrary, the defenders of mounting the exhibit in major museums basically declared they were out and proud. Given the array of unusual (to say the least) sexual practices displayed in those photographs, would anyone support allowing (male) homosexuals to have access to children by employment (Boy Scouts) or "marriage?"
In my trips about the Internet, I have noticed, with some disgust, the Gay Pride Parades in California, with naked gay men determined to shock onlookers and their children by their S and M garb and general nakedness. This leads me to wonder what they expect to accomplish. Surely they don't expect the straight portion of our population to respect them for this display of childishness? Little boys often show off by running naked around the house or the neighborhood. They are still young enough for attentive parents to point out that each citizen owes other citizens the respect to strive not to offend them. And towns and cities throughout the country have laws against public displays of nakedness and strange sexual toys.
Being an old, and sometimes naive, woman who has over the years had many homosexual friends who behaved like responsible adults, I can't see that these public displays improve public perception of their case. If they look like idiots, they are apt to be treated as such.
What I would like to know is who designed the method or system the homosexual community used to get as powerful as they are. I was taught in school they are between 3 and 5% of the population but they sure wield a disproportionate amount of clout and I would like to have the designers of said system come work for me. Please do not try telling me they are a larger percentage of the population. 3 to 5 or maybe 6% max is their proper portion of the earths population the rest are sexual predators and deviants that will take advantage of whatever is available in all its sexual forms.
Real men have sex with men. Just look how well it has worked out for women in Afghanistan:
There can be no justice or peace until the American military pays for the sex change operation like the Australia military was just court ordered to do.
MAKE THIS PLEDGE: I will only go to diversity approved OBAMA-CARE health facilities. Because community outreach for gender reassignment can co-exist with clitorectomies.
In fact, there is a book that clearly lays out the tactics they used - basically Alinsky-type organizing and demonization of the other, combined with careful, long-term power grabs in media and academia.
Here's the roadmap for the gay revolution:
You might also want to read the following book, which traces the gay movement's takeover of the psychology and medical associations:
Some time ago, homosexuals wanted understanding. They eventually got that, then they wanted tolerance. They eventually got that, then they wanted respect. They eventually got that, then they wanted acceptance. They eventually got that, then they wanted benefits. They eventually got that, then they wanted equality. They are getting that, and soon they will want admiration and after that - what, worship?