Category: LGBT

May 10

Empty Words

by fwoan | 2 Comments »
tillwe via flickr
tillwe via flickr

Time for Obama to string along the LGBTQ community once again! Time for the whole liberal community to blow a fucking gasket over the most insignificant events, because they have been trained to survive on so little sustenance that the mere mention of a plausible “thumbs up” to an issue they sort of care about makes them cum in their pants. Obama supports marriage equality. Boom. Cue applause. If anyone on the planet thinks that this is an indication of our country wandering out of the dark ages on this issue any time soon – I hope they go run into a burning building.

Yeah, he supports it. That’s actually great and deserves some mild credit. Congratulations Obama, you have been “evolving” for so many years on this issue that to arrive at anything other than the most obvious conclusion would have been astounding. Good job man, you picked the right answer. Done. Now, to look at other things Obama has “supported” paints a grim picture. Remember how long he supported the repeal of DADT – a policy he could have ended with the flick of a pen? Years. Well, until it was time for mid-term elections, then he waited while some of the most corrupt and vile bigots in Congress argued over it. What better way to kick off the reelection campaign than more empty proclamations?

He still seems to think that this is an issue for states to decide on an individual basis. Because state governments have such a great record on instituting equality, abortion and segregation aside… If North Carolina wants to outlaw marriage equality, Obama is still cool with that. Unless thousands of people mobilize and demonstrate and kick and yell, nothing will be done – just like DADT. DADT would still be argued about if not for so many groups organizing and forcing the issue. This stunt, unless backed up by actions which I’m sure we’ll never see, is nothing more than an attempt by Mr. Obama to get you lefties back in line at a voting booth.

Think of him as a liberal friend I’m sure you all already know, that can speechify correctly on several issues but the moment you ask him to join you in a protest he is suddenly busy that day. Sorry everybody, but don’t forget to reelect him – who knows what he’ll support next?

The Other Pete via flickr
The Other Pete via flickr

For what I can only guess could be a lack of corporate interests offering to pay him to obstruct, Senator Lieberman did something admirable for once in his life by leading an effort to repeal DADT. The military’s bigoted practice of banning openly gay members from serving seems to finally be at an end. Sure, I’ve written here before about our need to end such a practice, but what does it mean to us as anti-war leftists? Doesn’t this just mean that the military now can draw from a larger pool of cannon fodder?
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Today, LGBT advocacy group GetEQUAL organized six former military vets to handcuff themselves to the White House gate. Lieutenant Daniel Choi was present after last month’s event where he and Captain Jim Pietrangelo also handcuffed themselves to the same fence. GetEQUAL was also present at President Obama’s appearance at a fundraiser for Barbara Boxer and several times heckled the president causing him to get pretty angry.
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I mean, they wanted to keep destroying the environment whilst chanting “drill, baby, drill”, give the finger to labor, escalate wars, keep suspects locked away in Guantanamo, stay in Iraq, use government to help business at the expense of its citizens, and enforce discrimination against gays. You have to keep voting for the Democrats to avoid that shit, am I right guys?
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One of the many communities to support candidate Obama only to be left disappointed with their victory is the LGBT community. The community by and large was willing to look aside as he ironically supported the separate but equal notion of “civil unions” over full marriage equality but cheered his declaration that the time was long overdue for a repeal of the discriminatory practice of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the military. We’ve seen President Obama largely ignore this pledge only to trot it out conveniently with the caveat that Americans just need to wait a little longer.
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