[Marxism] Gay Patriotism: Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

David Thorstad binesi at gvtel.com
Thu Oct 15 12:01:59 MDT 2009

Here is a truly revolting appeal to patriotism and militarism by MoveOn 
(sent to a New York friend). The Pentagon may have "lost" "13,000 of our 
best and brightest" to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, but where is 
the opposition by gay and lesbian groups to same-sexers joining the 
military to kill third world babies for Wall Street? Patriotism is a low 
and unappealing human emotion, and while the military is shooting itself 
in the foot by trying to keep open homosexuals out of that rotten 
institution, and surely reversing the policy is inevitable, it is 
shameful that neither gay nor leftist groups are arguing against adding 
more gay bodies to the war machine.

Dear New York MoveOn member,

Your senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, is leading the fight to end the 
military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

She's asking for your help. Please take a look at her note below.

Thanks for all you do.

–Justin, Kat, Peter, Noah, and the rest of the team


Dear friend,

*The military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is an unjust, outdated, 
and harmful rule* that violates the civil rights of some of our bravest, 
most heroic men and women.

That's why I have been working, along with my colleagues in the Senate 
and so many of you, to overturn this wasteful and destructive policy.

Last weekend, President Obama restated his commitment to overturning 
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and this summer, I convinced Senator Carl Levin, 
Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, to hold the first Senate 
hearing on its repeal. This hearing is scheduled to start within the 
next several weeks. *While we have made great strides, there is still a 
lot of work to do.*

We have to prepare for these hearings, so I'm launching a nationwide 
call to action. My goal is to get thousands of people to stand with me 
and show that this country is ready to repeal DADT.

*Click here to help end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." I want to show my 
colleagues that America is ready to do the right thing.* 

Numerous military leaders are already telling us that this policy should 
be reversed. Having lost over 13,000 of our best and brightest to this 
policy, including almost 800 in "mission critical" areas, the time for 
change is now.
We must all join together now and speak up on behalf of the brave men 
and women who only want to serve their country.*

The announcement of hearings this fall is great news and a critical 
milestone on the road to repeal. In addition, the Pentagon's Joint Force 
Quarterly just published an article calling for an end to the ban on 
gays and lesbians serving in our armed forces. *Click here to help end 
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell."* <http://www.kirstengillibrand.com/repeal_dontask>

I need your support right away, but moreover, I need you to share our 
call to action with your friends and colleagues who want to repeal DADT, 
too. Earning the broadest support possible is the only way to convey the 
message this Fall that the American people want to undo this harmful 
Click here to help end "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." I want to show my 
colleagues that America is ready to do the right thing. 

Thank you so much for your continued support. Together, I am sure that 
we can make America stronger and bring equality to our Armed Services.

Kirsten Gillibrand

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