Monday, December 20, 2010

Gay Like Me

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I suspect the military will somehow muddle through the multiple, and as yet unimaginable, challenges presented to it with the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".  I do worry, however, that the repeal has in some fashion legitimated the absurd argument that the push for homosexual rights is at root much the same as that which the country experienced with the black civil rights movement.

Rush Limbaugh used to joke about being a "male lesbian."  You know, a woman, trapped in man's body, who prefers women.  He was joking, I'm not.

In order to put to the lie the crazy notion that being a homosexual is no different than being black, I would like to begin today a mass national movement.  Henceforward, when asked about our sexual orientation by any pollster, government official, or nosy reporter, and especially when filling out a census form or employment application, all of us, every adult male and female, should respond with a proud "You bet, I'm gay."  If the questioner resists, either because you don't look or act gay, or because the evidence of your life, a heterosexual marriage with two well-adjusted children, for example, suggests otherwise, the easy, the proper, answer is, "I'm repressed."

There's an added benefit as well.  The chattering class loves that kind of drama.  If a homosexual is a sympathetic figure entitled to a whole new panoply of rights and legal protections, then a repressed homosexual...  Why, the sky's the limit.

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