Saturday, December 18, 2010

DADT: A Bigot Law Bites the Dust

It was an unjust law. It was ugly. It was humiliating. It was cruel. And now at last it's dead.

It was unjust because it was bigotry written large and brutal. It was ugly because it made gay soldiers out to be a threat to the military. When in fact, thousands and thousands have always been out there, serving their country and risking their lives.

Just ask this guy.

And most of the mostly young soldiers in the U.S. military told the Pentagon it wasn't a problem. Because a buddy is a buddy.

It was humiliating because it sent out the message that you're good enough to die, but not good enough to be yourself. And reinforced the bigot one that gays are second-class citizens.

But above all it was cruel because it prevented gay soldiers from seeking solace from their loved ones back home. Just the words "miss you" "love you" "need you" could cost them their careers.

And it forced gay soldiers to fight knowing that if they were killed those loved one would not get any benefits. Or even a letter from the Pentagon.

Oh well. The main thing is that it's finally dead. Killed  by the gay soldiers who fought against it.

Killed with the help of good straight people like Joe Lieberman. What? And Lady Gaga.

Who together defeated the foul bigots, like John McCain. And made America a better country.

Of course there is a price to pay eh?

From now on gay and straight troops will be able to go truly Gaga together.

And I fear the worst...

Or NOT. Woohoo !!!!  

My Gaga Almighty. 

My people in America are almost free at last...


Anonymous said...

And not before time!

What the excited states needs is a revolution (again!) and come up with a new model of government and justice.

Maybe it could be modelled on the system called Responsible Government and use Common Law as its main precept for justice.

Just a wild thought, isn't it?

Welcome back Sebastien and forgive the absence of an accent on your name. I still haven't mastered the French language keyboard!

A happy Christmas and Joyeux Noel to you and your loved ones.

Simon said...

hi Torontonian...yes it was a long time coming wasn't it? Homophobia really is the last acceptable bigotry.
It can't be buried deep enough.And the harder the struggle, the sweeter the victory.
S├ębastien says thank you...and don't worry Simon doesn't know anything about accents either. Gawd. ;)
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones....