Don't Bend, Don't Blow - the Military's Real Gay policy
It is obvious that the real meaning of Don't Ask, Don't Tell is more like Don't Bend, Don't Blow - i.e., the real meaning of what might be rules for military shower and bunk bed areas.
Since the military specializes in English language quackery and bizarre statements, there was a need not to state the obvious here in this DADT problem and horrifying situation of gays in the military. So we could hide it for awhile and simply pretend by employing the DADT principle... which also sounds like a pesticide.
So without even thinking of simply ordering all soldiers to wear camoflauge speedos in the sensitive latrine areas - thus providing a kind of corset for the closet and ordering men and women to wear girdles that defy fast action - instead the military brass kept wanting to deny the fact that gay men and women existed and wandered among them since this means dangerous gays with guns, and lesbian bitches with grenades! Very scary.
I really think what it boils down to is that all these great "Christian" soldiers and brass at the top have s Sodom and Gomorrah complex - i.e., a belief in a tall tale that a male sky-god with his heaven-sent heat-seeking missiles destroyed two whole cities of mostly innocent people because there were some faggy things going on - call it an ancient Hiroshima, all courtesy of your basic jealous sky-God.
Yet, apparently, this is the same god that Jesus said was "love." Very confusing. In any case, we have to believe that homosexuality must be a choice, otherwise how can we go on persecuting them and hiding their existence with a DADT mental straightjacket?
So given God's own first-strike actions here, as Christian soldiers it must then be one's duty to destroy unmercifully any modern versions of Sodom and Gomorrah wherever they exist. Or is it? Could there be a different take on this frightening story, say maybe even a more truthful version?
Well, according to enlightened mystic Osho, some Rabbis had a different take on this old story. Their story goes that when confronted with God's decision to take out Sodom and Gomorrah (kind of like an Old Testament Las Vegas), a Rabbi approached and asked God that if one hundred innocent and upright people lived in those two cities could he then still destroy them? Well, God struggled with the concept and finally admitted that he would spare the cities if one hundred upright and straight souls lived there.
So, sensing an opening, the Rabbi continued. "Well then, what about twenty innocent and moral people." Could you destroy these cities if only twenty innocents resided there?" Again, God thought about it and relented. "Okay, I won't do it if twenty innocent people live there."
Good said the Rabbi, then he went for the divine jugular. "Well then, how "bout if just one innocent soul, who lived a righteous and exemplary life, lived there and would die? Do you still want to destroy these cities if even one saintly person is there and would be killed?"
Well, with God not being on top of his debating skills, he realized he was caught in a morality trap and grudgingly relented. "All right, I'll forget the whole thing!" I won't destroy these cities if even one righteous person resides there" satisfied!"
The Rabbi smiled and said "yes, good, now that's my God."
So under one version of this old testament story the cities are utterly destroyed and wiped out by an angry male sky-god, and under another version of the tale this same god is backed down by logic and compassion" and so Las Vegas lives.
In any case, with so many of nature's own creatures out there buggering their same sex buddies what is it about human beings engaged in same that has caused these believers such a stir. Well, maybe it was simply that one old version of the Sodom and Gomorrah story and, of course, the use of words like "abomination" and "evil" - which could also be a mistranslation from "not very nice."
So, to be truthful what we have in the military today is a policy of Don"t Bend, Don't Blow - a solution to the in your face antics of some outrageous gay types" who probably never would join the military in the first place. So, what's the problem?
Well, Dont Ask, Don't Tell was a small step forward but surely a compromise with the onward Christian soldier types we see at the top of the military hierarchy - i.e., the ones that believe in Armageddon, the in-errancy of the Bible, and the religious war concept - which is now badly backfiring and bogging us down in Islamic countries and wrapping us in a phony war on terrorism.
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