Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coffins



This cartoon has a deeper and more tragic layer. The deeper layer has been in my thoughts.

It makes sense to me that citizens who are gay should be welcomed to military service and even have military careers. We have lost a great many talented people, and careers have been maliciously ended, over this baseless prejudice about "the gay." Our country is ready to grow up a tiny bit and start treating homosexuals as citizens who are equal before the law. "Don't Ask Don't Tell" will fall, and homosexuals will continue to serve as they have before, but without having to fear persecution.

Good news, right? After much hard work and and many disappointments, homosexuals will finally have the right to die in imperial wars and kill other human beings for the benefit of industry.

Will that be much of a moral victory? I just see coffins.

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