Tuesday, October 12, 2010

THE "DON'T TELL" HELL

We heard Lady Gaga passionately, hoarsely, insisting that we get rid of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

It got a lot of attention. It shook us up -- a twenty-four-year-old entertainer, advising the powers that be in Congress, the Pentagon, the White House, ordering them, demanding they do it now!

They didn't.

We have new headlines about bullied, very young kids terrified of the stigma, the possibility that their homosexual feelings will turn them into Gays, and "gay," they think, is a fate worse than death. In the past month, because of gay bullying, or because they were gay, five youngsters have killed themselves.

We have more than 11,000 educated, trained gay men and woman who have already been discharged, who were ready to fight, and do what they were trained to do. They are in limbo, trying to rebuilding new lives, forced by Don't Ask Don't Tell to find new careers.

The GOP senators, the No-sayers who refused to debate the issue, and stopped the repeal of DADT, are letting lives get ruined -- doing it in order to win the midterms, win back the presidency in 2012, win back the power to govern our country.

They are destroying lives of American citizens and families. Their tactic of stopping new laws about taxes that will help pay off the national debt, stopping new stimulus bills that will help create jobs, stopping the repeal of DADT, is poisoning the air we are breathing.

They say proudly and loudly -- let's get back to where we were, what we were before the present administration took over.

Where we were?
You must concur
Was bad.
Don't be sad.
Bad is better than now -- holy cow --
That we mustn't allow.

And of course, they're promising to fix what was broken/dead/destroyed later.

Later?
That will be a cold day in hell!

2 comments:

Linda Phillips said...

There s good news today Em:

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Tue, October 12, 2010 -- 3:45 PM ET
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Judge Orders Injunction Stopping 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

A federal judge ordered the government on Tuesday to stop
enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, ending the
military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips's ruling was widely
cheered by gay rights organizations.

Department of Justice attorneys have 60 days to appeal. Legal
experts say the department is under no legal obligation to do
so and could let Judge Phillips's ruling stand.

Read More:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/12/us/AP-US-Gays-in-Military.html?emc=na

Kevin Daly said...

It boggles the mind that sexuality continues to have any perceived relevance in the criteria to serve our country. I'm a military brat and think if anyone wants to serve, he or she should be able to - as if the first thing a soldier will be thinking of when being fired upon is whether or not the gay soldier to his/her right is checking him/her out. Glad to see that there has been some progress this week!!

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