The various underprivileged, non-white or non-male or non-straight minority groups need to learn the true meaning of equality.
Equality is a good thing, obviously. It means equal pay for equal work. It includes the right to try out what everybody else is trying out and to pursue it or give it up in the same way others can. It allows people a much wider sphere of choices and options to get where they want to be.
But here’s another obvious characteristic of equality: it’s difficult. It’s usually worth fighting for, but it’s not all fun and games. It involves an enormous amount of responsibility and consequences.
So here’s a note to the homosexual community: you want equality in the military, with legal permission to wear the uniform… then acknowledge when you’ve broken the rules the uniform automatically entails… just like everybody else has to.
For example, every few months, we get a news story somewhere about how dangerous the military can be for women to navigate: how sexual harassment and rape happen all the time and how disgustingly misogynistic the stereotypical, male, he-man soldier really is.
Well now we have a news story along those same lines but with a twist, though you’ll be hard-pressed to find it anywhere. The account shows elevated numbers of male-on-male sexual assaults, which means the perpetrators are homosexuals or bisexuals.
WND reports that “The Defense Department survey of sexual assault in the military during fiscal 2012 estimated 26,000 assaults took place in the armed forced. Nearly 3,000 of them were formally reported. Just more than 6 percent of women reported being victims of assault and 1.2 percent of men said the same. Given the much larger number of men in the military, those numbers suggest 14,000 of the assaults in the Pentagon study happened to men.”
Now here’s the deal… Homosexuals got their wish: they can come out and stay out of the closet while retaining their dog tags. That’s the equality they asked for.
So equality they should get.
This means that, just as when heterosexual soldiers act like cretins, there should be some national outrage expressed. There should be demands for action. And probably extensive courses designed to show these homosexual or bisexual soldiers how they need to treat heterosexual soldiers with respect, allowing them their orientation without threat of physical or sexual harm.
That’s what equality demands. You get the good side but you have to suffer the bad side as well. There’s no picking and choosing, eating desert but not your vegetables, under equality.
Otherwise, it’s not equality at all. It’s preferential treatment, which means that somebody else is being treated unfairly.