Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cheif of Staff General Peter Pace Thinks Gays Are Immoral

So Joint Chief of Staff General Peter Pace told the Chicago Tribune that he, "believe[s] that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral, and that we should not condone immoral acts. News flash sarge, who gives a shit what you think is immoral?

First and foremost, the military needs to get their heads out of their asses. Gays have been serving in the military since it's inception. It's likely that some of our best soldiers have been homosexual, both male and female. It's likely that a portion of our troops over in Iraq and Afghanistan right now are homosexual. Don't ask, don't tell is a joke. If you're so worried about showing confidence in your troops, how confident do you think they feel after they hear something like that?

Second, why does it matter what you think is immoral? If it isn't against the law then your opinion of morality doesn't figure into the equation. You also think that "military members who sleep with other military members' wives are immoral in their conduct." I ask, why do you give a shit what two other consenting adults are going with their lives? I know adultry is prosecuted in the military, and I think the military needs to mind its own business.

Here is the catch 22 with the military, they're hypocrites. They want the best, as long as the best fits their definition of what "the best" is. I'd much rather have a gay man who's got his shit together watching my back than a high school drop out who happens to be straight. You're lowering the qualification requirements to get in, but giving shit to perfectly fine people because of who they find themselves attracted to.

The only way any of that is fair is to require all members of the military to be chaste. You can't say that having sex one way is okay, but having sex another way isn't. I mean, where does that stop? Is the military going to dictate what it decides are the morally appropriate sexual positions? What are their views on anal sex? Is that immoral?

This is what I don't understand about a society that says "privacy is paramount" yet tries to dictate what you do in your private life. As long as no one is being harmed, does it matter what you are doing in your private life?

There is nothing wrong with gays in the military. You may have a problem with gays. You may not feel comfortable around them. You may not like the idea of them. However, that's your problem, not theirs. Maybe the military needs to figure out how to deal with certain issues themselves instead of trying to push things away so they don't have to deal with them.

This reminds me of the crap their giving our boys that come back with PTSD. Instead of dealing with it, these guys get called pussies and sent to the brig. Sounds like a crock of shit to me.

That's my view, but I'm open for discussion.




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