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December 3, 2010 / Tye Cobb

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

It’s 2010, right?  Yeah?  Oh ok, just checking.  I just wasn’t sure from all the backwards thinking I’ve been hearing and reading regarding the insanely retarded “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.  Up until a couple of months ago, I honestly had no idea that this was actually a real thing.  I just thought that if you were gay and in the military, it was an unwritten rule that you never talk about your sexual preference.  Still stupid, but whatever.  Then I found out that these restrictions were actually mandated by federal law.  Fucking LOL.  How can a country like the United States of America be so advanced, but yet so… not advanced.  Some dude wants to fight for his country, put his life on the line, and somehow his liking of the same gender jeopardizes that?  That makes tons of sense.  They joined the military to serve their country, not look at your junk in the shower or cop a feel while your sleeping.  If anything, you should be damn ecstatic that you have a gay guy in your platoon or squad.  He’s more likely to save your ass from any danger than that girl next to you.  I have a buddy in the service and we often argue over gays in the military.  He knows guys that are okay with them serving, but not okay with them actually stating they’re gay.  Huh?  What’s the difference.  If the guy was a good soldier and you liked him before the revelation, why should that change afterwards.  It shouldn’t.  So grow the fuck up and realize you’re on the same side.

I was reading an article from Yahoo! pertaining to this whole military (mainly the Marines and Army) vs. gays ordeal and came across this gem of a line – “I just think it would complicate things,” said Trentham, 24, of Sevierville, Tenn. “If you have two homosexuals in a unit, they could have a relationship and if they broke it off, is that going to cause the mission to fail because they are having problems?”  Haha yeah, because all gay people act like those on the Maury show.  Figures this would come from a southerner.  I mean, truthfully, they are the most ignorant/religious down there.  Warning: religious rant ahead. If the Bible, written 1000+ years ago, says being gay is wrong, then shit it must be wrong.  Never mind the fact that science has proven people are born gay and do not choose to be.  Honestly, that’s the best.  My new thing is I go around and ask random people if they think people are born gay or if they choose to be.  If they tell me they choose to be, I immediately have no desire in talking to them further, because obviously logic is not one of their strong suits.  Yeah, Jerry down the street chooses to be gay.  Why?  Well it’s easy.  He wants to be ridiculed and judged his whole life.  He enjoys being treated like a second rate citizen, bullied and harassed all the time by the shit load of ignorant people in this world.  And he loves not being able to marry the person he loves.  Fuck, being gay seems like the way to go.

This shit just gets old.  50 years from now, people are going to look back on this like we look back on all the racist garbage of the early 1900’s.  You look in a history book and read about Rosa Parks and MLK and wonder how all of that could actually go down.  How could people actually treat other people like that?  Yet, that same shit is occurring right now.  Shooting down “don’t ask, don’t tell” is just a small, but necessary step America needs to take to rid itself of this current homophobic state.

And so help me, if some person tries to defend DADT with religion one more time, I’m going to lose it.



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  1. Taylor / Dec 7 2010 1:42 am

    This is exactly why we are related! I completely agree with everything you have said and only wish I could articulate it as well as you have with this blog post. Good job bro.

  2. Anonymous / Dec 8 2010 3:22 am

    Ranting about it doesn’t change much.

    • stormty / Dec 13 2010 6:54 pm

      we already know where you stand

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