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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

 
Let Straights 'Die for Their Country', Without Our Help. U.S. Marine General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced yesterday that he believes homosexuality to be immoral and the military should not condone immorality. Hm. Doesn't the military KILL? Let's see how that rates on the scales of morality.
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The Jewish Ten Commandments, Sixth Commandment says "Thou shalt not kill" or, in more modern texts, "You shall not murder". Murder is unjustified killing of human beings by human beings.*
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Plainly the military does kill without justification. As made glaringly plain in the case of Iraq, the U.S. military invaded a country that had never attacked us, had no plans to attack us, and had no means by which to attack us. In carrying out that illegal and unjustified invasion, and maintaining an illegal occupation for years thereafter, the U.S. military has without question murdered many thousands of people, and continues to kill without justification — murder — essentially every day. The U.S. military even kills its own members and allies, in "friendly fire". (What a term!) So it is beyond question that the U.S. military, and every military, is immoral, and is in no position to lecture anyone about morality.
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What about The Golden Rule, commonly expressed, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"? Do the people the military kills want to be killed? Not the overwhelming preponderance of them, no. So the military violates The Golden Rule every day too.
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By contrast, homosexual behavior exactly and precisely conforms to The Golden Rule, more precisely than can heterosexuality. Think about it. I don't need to be graffic.
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So Peter Pace is a murderer who lectures on morality. I'd just as soon listen to Charles Manson.
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The reaction of the organized "gay movement" — more typically referred to as the "GLBT" (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered) or even "GLBTQ" (add the noxious and offensive "Queer") movement, doesn't help matters by inventing statistics about homosexuals and lesbians — oh, sorry: lesbian and gay people; gay men must never be first, since lesbians are the be-all and end-all of the "lesbigay" movement — in the military:

"General Pace's comments are outrageous, insensitive and disrespectful to the 65,000 lesbian and gay troops now serving in our armed forces," the advocacy group Servicemembers Legal Defense Network said in a statement on its Web site.

There has never been a census of gay or lesbian members of the military, and cannot be until and unless discrimination against them ends. Even then, gay and lesbian people are notorious liars when it comes to their actual orientation. Last nite, an episode of the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine revolved around precisely that fact. The title character's brother-in-law "came out" to her but asked her not to tell his brother, Old Christine's ex-husband. She goofed up and let the secret slip, whereupon the straight brother confronted his 'gay' brother, who then repeatedly denied it, lying to his brother's face again and again.
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When I founded Homosexuals Intransigent! as a student organization on April 1, 1969, I provided that no one could become a full (voting) member who did not pledge to tell the truth about his orientation if asked. That was unheard of then, and unheard of now.
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Lying subverts self-respect, and respecting oneself and each other is the most important thing gay men need to do to live complete and happy lives. Honesty is also the least that society expects of people who aspire to be accepted and even admired.
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Peter Pace is an honest bigot. He would doubtless deny that he is a multiple murderer (so dishonest there), and is thus not qualified to lecture anyone, much less society itself, about morality. But on this much he and I agree: gay men should never serve in the military (as long as it is hostile to homosexuality). Let straights fite their wars alone, without our help. Let every casualty, every death, be of a heterosexual bigot — because who else joins a bigoted organization but a bigot? There are no racially unprejudiced members of the KKK, who just joined for the benefits, and no sexually unprejudiced members of the U.S. military. Why should we help our enemies?
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Gay men have never caused any war. All wars are caused by straights, and always have been. Straights can't deal with respecting other people's space or rights or difference. Gay men are comfortable with equality and letting people live by their own lites. Not straights. Straights have to proselytize and convert people unlike themselves. They have growing families to support, so they justify taking other people's food, and land, and wealth as "necessity". Gay men don't have children they can't provide for, and it would never occur to us to steal from other people just because we're stronger.
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The evil world order that the U.S. military imposes and preserves is not one that gay men should have anything to do with. There isn't even any longer an advantage in entering the military to be surrounded by men, because the all-male military is no more. Women are pushed upon men everywhere in the Communized, Radical Feminist military of today, where men are ordered around by women on pain of being shot dead in the field for disobedience, and even the peacetime military is a super-nasty coed summer camp. Why would any gay man subject himself to that kind of imposition, humiliation, and danger, not least of exposure and dishonorable expulsion?
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No gay man should enlist in the military. All who made the mistake of enlisting in the past should leave at their earliest opportunity. Leave the bigots and bullies to die on their own. And good riddance to bad rubbish.
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* By extension, the concept "murder" could be understood as encompassing unjustified killing of one's own kind by any species, but could not be applied to the killing of a different species, "justified" or not. Thus, should we ever come in contact with extraterrestrial aliens and they should kill us, our murder statutes would not apply. That's not, I concede, relevant to the present day, but something worth thinking about in terms of sci-fi moral questions and the forms of future relations with alien outsiders, should we ever make contact.

(This is duplicated from my political blog of this same date.)



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