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By Squaresville, July 6, 2010 at 10:51 am Link to this comment
Hey radson, fyi, this is actually based on a famous 1914 British recruiting poster.
By Carlos Rovira, July 6, 2010 at 5:35 am Link to this comment
This is the best message and piece of propaganda I’ve seen so far in response to
“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Let’s be real and distant from hypocrisy, we don’t want
LGBT people, or anyone else, to serve in the imperialist military and be treated as
“equal” cannon fodder.
By azythos, July 5, 2010 at 11:44 pm Link to this comment
I agree with Big Bill. You must be nuts
The equal protection clause should be upheld, but why with regard to enlistment?
The army has nothing to do with “defense”. Its sole use is for imperialist world domination through wars of aggression, war crimes, and intimidation.
Before the day on which there is not a single soldier outside our borders, our job is not to help those who want to join the ranks of criminals against peace and war criminals. Our job should be to clamor for the abolition of the army, and to make it harder to enlist—for gays and straights both!
By Big B, July 5, 2010 at 9:38 am Link to this comment
I feel the same way about homosexuals joining the military as I do about women joining the republican party.
Are you fucking nuts?
Descrimination is in the charter of these flawed institutions. To think you can join them and perhaps change them for the better is as inane as the old hippies of the 70’s thinking they could change the system from within.
It was bullshit then, and it stinks just as bad now.
By radson, July 5, 2010 at 8:24 am Link to this comment
Mr. Fish that’s quite the oxymoron !Uncle Joe with a
Harley forage cap and a plea for the closet cases to
join a Peace movement ,where differences will be
tolerated for the greater good of country.Historicaly
Uncle Joe the aetheist did the same with the Orthodox
members when the enemy was at the gates.
By photoshock, July 5, 2010 at 6:06 am Link to this comment
America, the land of the inhibited and the home of the homophobic! In most other civilized countries of the world many gay, lesbian and transgendered people serve their own countries with distinction and honor.
Yet in America, the land of the Fundamentalist Far Right Wing Nut Christian, we surely cannot have this kind of person serving in ‘our’ armed forces or G-d will not ‘bless’ America and not continue the help and winning ways of the American Armed Forces.
Watch any number of documentaries and you will see the efforts to which the ‘brass’ go to make sure that anyone who serves their country is ‘a fundamentalist christian’ and only that.
We in America cannot have diversity in our armed forces or any other facet of society or we will be infected by the virus of tolerance and understanding.
This is unthinkable to those in power and authority in not only our armed forces but in the public arena as well, given the fact that America was ‘founded upon christian principles and founded by only g-d fearing christians.’ You see I did not capitalize christian, you know why, because more than half of the people who signed the founding documents of our country were deists at best and agnostics at best. They did not believe in a personal g-d who cares about the activities of each individual person and could not have cared less about the belief system of every American.
Yet with the revisionist history now supported by the
Texas Board of Education, and other such entities, we
are growing closer to a theocratic-fascistic state.
One where each individual will be held accountable for worshiping at some one church or another, just as
long as it is fundamentalist christian. To me this sounds much like the state that we are fighting against, Afghanistan. A Taliban of the Far Right Wing
Fundamentalist christian Wing Nuts, who upon taking wresting power from the people will enforce their views of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness upon all members of society.
Knowing the future, because of the trends of the past, I forsee many people forced to leave this country or be interred in prison camps of the worst kind because of their ‘libertine ways.’
By mike112769, July 4, 2010 at 8:32 pm Link to this comment
Awesome. Bravo, sir.