The United States Military, a former ragtag revolutionary group that grew up to become the greatest fighting force in human history, the most high-tech and sophisticated state organization on the planet but still imbued with a youthful optimism rooted in the traditional virtues of a bygone era, died on the floor of Congress on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. It was 234 years old.
To a nation hungry for brawny heroes, a nation battered by the Civil War, challenged by the spiritual horror of WWII and pushed to the brink of annihilation during the Cold War, the US Armed Forces held out the promise of greatness, the promise that America would always “stand firm and tall.”
President Obama, who was addressing both chambers of Congress when he announced the demise, stated, “I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies ‘gay’ Americans the right to serve the country they love because of what they are.”
Up until now, the US military had outlived every threatening American political trend, from the Southern Confederacy to the 1960s peace movement, spending its final decade largely out of the public eye, coping with the new threat of global Islamic terrorism.
In 2003, our brave soldiers touched the hearts of Americans again when, after the calamitous domestic attacks of 9/11, they successfully overthrew the imminently dangerous oil-rich regime of Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein.
Last week, Anthony Perkins of The Family Research Council stated that the morale of our enlisted men had worsened considerably. “Forcing soldiers to cohabit with people who view them as sexual objects will lead to increased sexual tension, sexual harassment, and sexual assault,” he noted.
When the US Military was at the height of its influence, it had hundreds of thousands of morally wholesome servicemen and officers, from nubile recruits who took the oath to, “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” to seasoned, vigorous commanders. These were men who sacrificed wives and families to live a spartan existence in far-flung corners of the world, alone in the company of their guns and their fellow hardened patriots.
Through unimaginable threats, these soldiers managed to project the optimism of General George Washington, the courage of Stonewall Jackson, the brilliance of George S. Patton and the indomitable resolve of Norman Schwarzkopf. Time and again, the military restored America’s faith in itself and in democracy. Our men in uniform continually rode a crest of popularity that few armed services in other countries ever enjoyed.
But late in 1993, the military was plunged into the most inexorable conflict it had ever faced. It was not an external attack, but rather an enemy from within– the practitioners of divergent homosexuality embedded amongst our service members. Contrary to research and reason, then-President Bill Clinton enacted the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy which allowed gays to serve in uniform as long as they weren’t vocal about their incessant male-sex desires, instituting a culture of “pervasive dishonesty and secrecy” in steamy showers, tight-bunking situations and on quiet but intimate shore leaves.
The deception and disdain for the homosexualization of the US Armed Forces invited comparisons to weaker European defenses, undermining our military’s credibility and severely lessening its power as a global deterrent against the people bent on destroying America. Scrutiny by Muslim extremists increased; The Chinese no longer feared us; Russia began to rebuild its empire; NATO became so impotent it took to bullying tiny countries like Serbia; and even South American drug lords questioned our morality.
“The last thing our fighting men and women need,” homosexual expert Peter LaBarbera has stated, “is to have the military floodgates opened up for homosexual men and lesbians to join as open practitioners of homosexuality. Remember: homosexuality is not an ‘identity’ issue or a ‘civil rights’ issue; it’s a BEHAVIORIAL issue, and welcoming in men and women who are tempted to practice — or inclined to practice — disordered same-sex behavior is wrong and detrimental to the morale, effectiveness and readiness of our Armed Forces.”
LaBarbera said he believed, “There is a huge market for ‘gay’ military porn because lots of homosexual men are turned on by ’straight-acting,‘ ’macho’ (masculine) men. I realize it’s a sick comparison, but just as many women like a ‘ man in uniform,’ so do homosexual men. At 3am on Jan. 29, 2010, a Google search on the three words ‘gay military porn’ yielded about 1,300,000 entries. This is a huge (and very twisted) business, and obviously the demand is high among men with a homosexual problem.”
Meanwhile, at the behest Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, the Pentagon has already begun studying ways to integrate homosexuals into the military with the utmost care and sensitivity. Gay activists have long eyed our armed forces as a, “fruitful source of sexual partners,” and are absolutely giddy at the chance to enlist en masse. As experts at the Center for Military Readiness have noted, this move will emasculate our defenses beyond repair, as more and more gay men enlist driving out the heterosexuals to the point where gays will dominate our military, creating a highly-sexualized nonstop “bathhouse-style” experience that produces neither the strength nor the will to fight wars.
America, we now begin the journey that will lead us into the sunset of our democracy. Liberal and gay activists have grown too officious and imposing for the survival of our military, that last protection against the global hordes of foreign entities who hate our freedoms. The men and women who served in our armed forces did so with a proud and patriotic confidence in this country despite the reprehensible attacks from the homosexual enemies within. I only hope that time will remember the United States Military as composed of people who did everything they possibly could to promote the freedom and rights of human beings around the world.
“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.” –Ronald Reagan, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981