I started out debating this issue respectfully. I have come to a point where I will (metaphorically, of course) rip out the throat of any military person who *dares* to tell me, a full-blooded citizen of this country, that the military is doing *anything* honorable with DADT or that I should "show more respect." They will get the respect they earn. Otherwise, they're spineless and they *lack* every scrap of trustworthiness, honor, courage, bravery or intelligence that any average citizen could offer.Thank you rdg1234, you and one other person on this panel really made my day. I was so ashamed of what I have been reading in a lot of these posts, until your comment. There was a comment about a "gay inmate" gang raping a straight guy in prison. Well I have to say that whomever wrote that could very well have been one of the MANY idiots I served with on several aircraft carriers. While I was stationed on CVN73 from 2000 to 2004 we had NUMEROUS accounts of men sneaking into the womens berthings and molesting them. Nothing SERIOUS every came out of that. We also had NUMEROUS accounts of women getting pregnant JUST to get out of going overseas for their 6 month deployment. I think its plainly obvious that people who complain about gay men in the military are not very intelligent and are afraid. I would bet that they would not have any problems with lesbians serving in the military. I know this from experience since I lived it for 20 years.
Believe me, I know how *extraordinarily despicable* those military men can be.
They are the persons who I believe inspired my use of the epithet that while human beings are carbon-based life forms,
those military men are carbon-based piles of garbage: literally worthless human beings.
The depth of my savage, savage contempt for them is truly indescribable. I literally *don't care what happens to them and don't care WHAT they're doing for the country*, and NOTHING will change that.
Those who are HONORABLE to their fellow soldiers, ALL of them: That's a different story. They are our heroes.
I thank you for this post and I thank you for its honesty. I also thank you for your service.